8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,000.00
Average Mileage:
108,740 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace gearbox (1 reports)
2002 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 052009

Corolla GL 1800

  • Manual transmission
  • 108,740 miles

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

gearbox failed. tow truck driver and mechanic both said it sounded like the same problem. the nut off the fifth gear came off and gear box fell apart internally. i called Toyota and after constant questioning the guy I spoke to said that it is a known fault but....it isn't a fault if you know what I mean........yeah right! He said that off all the 2002 toyota corolla's that were put out this problem only happened to a small handful of cars....and that should make me feel better how????? I then asked that if this is a known problem by Toyota have they done anything to remedy this.....the answer surprise surprise was.........yes they changed the design of the gearbox in the 2005 model.......funny that! just outside the 3 year manufacture warranty on the 2002 model. again small consolation to those of us who got stiffed with a lemon gearbox! ps. I may have 175,000 k on the clock, but the first 100,000 was as a fleet lease vehicle (constant check and services as part of the contract)....not good toyota!

- , Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand

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