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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced clutch (3 reports)
2002 Toyota Corolla clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 312007

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • 83,000 miles


Am waiting for my car -it is receiving it's third clutch. I am receiving my third bill. This car has only 83000 miles---I have hundreds more with manual transmissions . I am not very happy.

- , Mobile, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 312007

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

clutch burned out prematurely at 40,000 miles . Toyota would not cover even under my extended warranty-then, this clutch burned out at 83,000 miles I am not happy!!!!!

- , Mobile, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 042006

(reported on)

Corolla 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 57,000 miles

I have been driving manual transmission cars since 1972 and never once burned out a clutch. I've owned four manual transmission vehicles and one had close to 200,000 miles without a tranny or clutch problem. When I told the tech my driving/vehicle ownership history and told him I NEVER ride the clutch, he admitted to me that "the parts aren't as durable as they used to be." That's scary!

- , Providence, RI, USA

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