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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,335 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Jan 092010

Corolla

  • 28,150 miles

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

I was driving my 2006 Toyota Corolla ce on the freeway at 65 mph when the engine suddenly turned off. I was able to coast to the shoulder to avoid getting into an accident. I had the car towed to the Toyota dealer and they replaced the ECM unit and reset the check engine light. The dealer kept the old ECM unit and did not charge me for the work which was under warranty. My car was 4 years old and only had 28150 miles on it when this happened. I found out that this was a known problem by checking out the toyotanation.com website.

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 162009

Corolla

  • 40,000 miles
I was driving on surface streets at approx 35 mph. The engine in my 2006 Corolla just topped. I described it as "powered down." I was able to pull over to the side of the road. I turned it off, waited a second, then turned it back on. The car started. The check engine light remained on. I drove straight to the dealership. I was told it was the computer and the whole thing was replaced under warranty. The matter was handled on one day from incident to new computer. It ha not happened again.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 052009

Corolla

  • 40,000 miles
2006 Toyota Corolla suddenly stalled in an intersection. Fortunately no accident occurred but car was hard to restart and ran poorly. Check engine and maintenance required lights came on. Fault code showed P0607. Had to be towed to dealer and ECU was replaced. Dealer said they are busy replacing a bunch of these.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #7

Feb 262009

Corolla

  • 36,980 miles

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

2006 Corolla stalled in morning rush-hour traffic. There was no warning, all power was lost. I was able to merge to side of road & eventually got the car started again. I drove to local dealership & they replaced the ECM; they said there was a service bulletin on it, but not a recall. (bulletin # EG042-07) have not had any other problems since new ECM (#89661-02K21) was installed.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #6

Oct 062009

Corolla

  • 32,336 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. While driving in a parking lot the vehicle shut down without any prior warnings. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the engines computer was replaced under warranty. Updated 11/17/09 the failure mileage was 32336. The current mileage was 32340. The dealer found a code for an ECM malfunction. Updated 11/18/09

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 132009

Corolla

  • 57,420 miles
Going 45 mph, car suddenly cut off without warning, would not restart. Had to be towed to dealership. Was told that the ECM failed and the part had to be ordered. I purchased the extended warranty when I bought the car new, so this is covered. In speaking with the service manager at dealership, he indicated there was no recall on this part because it wasn't a safety issue! it is a safety issue! I was lucky there was very little traffic at the time my car died or I may have been rearended. I'm just lucky it didn't happen on the highway.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #4

May 292009

Corolla

  • 40,000 miles

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

Updated: What we sent to Toyota to NHTSA: Please investigate part linked to trouble code: P2716 EG042-07 part? 2006 Corolla with 40K decided to turn itself off while I was on the highway with our daughter in the car. We tried to make our way to the shoulder on I81S to return home and were almost prompted into an accident as a tractor trailer nearly rear-ended us. When my husband arrived he had a scan tool with him and the code P2716 came up. We then we had it towed to gault Toyota in endwell, NY, and the service center mentioned that for our car this part would not qualify for under warranty coverage. (we bought the car used from a private owner but must acknowledge very poor service concern and helpfulness at this dealership. We were charged a fee to diagnose a part which had not been broken-the battery-and after that debacle gault acknowledged it was the EG042-07 part-the ECU pressure control solenoid and the our diagnosis of the trouble code P2716 was correct- fee paid to gault $58) gault Toyota mentioned that the part is backordered and will take possibly until 7/07/09 to receive. Please help us to get this part and possibly our $58 service fee which was charged. The experience was somewhat traumatic by experiencing an unexpected engine failure in traffic and trying to think in a crisis environment to try to weave from the left lane to the right of the driving lane in a decent amount of traffic. I was personally shaken up reliving the details and possible consequences for the next few days. We now must pay almost $900 for this dangerous ordeal. (for the ECU part) we have sent a complaint and request for recall for this item to the NHTSA (ODI complaint #: 10273306) and have sent a letter to our senator. (senator libous R-binghamton) thanks and please send us the part to the following: Part EG042-07 refund of $58 service charge (incorrect diagnosis fee) michelle zduniak

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #3

May 302009

Corolla

  • 40,000 miles
My 2006 Corolla with 40K decided to turn itself off while I was on the highway with our daughter in the car. We tried to make our way to the shoulder on I81S to return home and were almost prompted into an accident as a tractor trailer nearly rear-ended us. We had it towed to gault Toyota in endwell, NY, and the service center mentioned that for our car this part would not qualify for under warranty coverage. (we bought the car used from a private owner) please help us to help avoid a possible disaster for another family. The experience was somewhat traumatic by experiencing an unexpected engine failure in traffic and trying to think in a crisis environment to try to weave from the left lane to the right of the driving lane in a decent amount of traffic. I was personally shaken up reliving the details and possible consequences for the next few days. We now must pay almost $900 for this dangerous ordeal. We are also going to send a letter to our senator. (senator libous R-binghamton) we are petitioning Toyota to send us a part free of charge. Thanks, michelle mickelson

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 132007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. While driving 40 mph, the engine suddenly shut off and the fuel and temperature gauges displayed zero. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the main computer in the vehicle failed and the component could not be replaced until October. The VIN and engine size were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 18,000.

- Waverly, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 252006

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
I came home on 8/25/06 at 12:30am, driving about 15 miles home from the restaurant, and parked the car in my apartment complex. At approximately 5:30am the vehicle broke into a fire, and was burnt to the ground. The flames completely engulfed the car. My insurance investigator said that the fire started in the engine, and worked it's way around the driver side of the car. Have notified Toyota, and have a claims ticket with them, but getting them to return any phone calls has been completely unsuccessful at all.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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