Notes: There must have been something in the water at the plant where they built the eighth generation Corollas, especially the 1998 and 1999 model years.

Outside of airbag problems being reported to NHTSA, this is about as dependable a car as you’ll find. But good luck finding one; owners say they want a new car, but can’t justify trading in their Corolla because the darn thing just keeps rolling.


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Average Mileage:
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1998 Toyota Corolla fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102000

(reported on)


  • miles


This car has visited at the dealer's service station for almost a total of 3 weeks combined since I bought it April 2000. Gas leaked when putting gas in tank and the car smelled of gas on the inside. The tank was supposedly replaced but just recently started leaking again. The check engine light has been on a total of 3 times. Plus the right front and rear wheels make noise. I just want the car fixed because Corolla's are good cars but the constant visits to the dealership for one thing or another is really starting to annoy me and has become a huge inconvenience.

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 191998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Pressure develops in the gas tank.

- Cherry Hil, NJ, USA

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