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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: We used to give this vehicle our "Seal of Awesome" but in recent months it's been the subject of unintended acceleration petitions which has us rethinking that title.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50,439 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the computer (2 reports)
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2007 Toyota Corolla engine problems

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2007 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 132010

Corolla CE 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,878 miles


Check engine light came on at 36,000 miles. I took the car to the dealership and was advised that this was a common occurrence with the 2007 Corolla because of faulty engine control modules The only fix at the time was to replace the ECM. It was under warranty, but I was irritated that such an important component failed so early in the life of the car. Unfortunately, it was not the last major failure on it.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 292009

Corolla LE 1.8L 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles

This is my wife's car. We bought Toyota because of their high reliability and customer satisfaction ratings, and for the gas mileage (she gets 39 mpg combined highway and city driving). We have been extremely pleased with the car until the day my wife came out to start the car and it wouldn't rev up. She couldn't drive it. We had AAA (another great company - everyone should have a membership) tow it to the dealer, Cavender Toyota in San Antonio, TX. They put the code reader on the car and found that the engine computer was bad. Fortunately Toyota warrants this item for 80,000 miles so we didn't have to pay for it's replacement. However, I have worked in the automotive industry for many years and this is not an item that should go bad. It was very disappointing to say the least. Had we had to pay for this item it would have cost us $1200. The dealer couldn't give us any idea as to what caused the computer to go bad. Nothing else was found wrong with the analyzer so we're hoping it was just a weak part in the computer and the new one will last for the life of the car as it should.

- , Boerne, TX, USA

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