Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
94,528 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. 100% rebuild of the transmission (2 reports)
2002 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012012

Corolla CE 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 109,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

general longevity is hiding this problem! Toyota is hiding behind the fact that the car will either have been owned "so long" or switched "so many drivers" that they'll claim the problem is not one of manufacturing & "impossible" to diagnose. The excessive use of quotations is intentional; these are the weasel words they will use to defer responsibility as long as possible.

100,000 for any modern well maintained vehicle is simply insufficient to warrant overhaul level repairs. If this were any other product the seller would most definitely be repairing or facing a lawsuit.

Big #!% you Toyota! Thanks for leaving me stranded.

- , Eureka, MT, USA

problem #1

Apr 032008

Corolla S 1.8L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,055 miles

THIS CAR IS UNSAFE!!! My right side drive axle is breaking away from the transmission housing. When I turn, it is popping in and out, and it is working its way loose at speed. This car is undriveable until it is fixed. The estimate to fix is $2500.00. It started to shake in the front like I had a wheel out of balance, and made a faint grinding noise. I decided to take it to Grismer tire, where I bought my tires. They checked the balance, and said it was fine, but said that my right side axle is pulling out of the transmission. I decided to take it to my mechanic, who has been honest with me for 15 years. He confirmed the problem, and said that the transmission would have to be rebuilt to fully solve the problem.

- , Hilliard, OH, USA

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