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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1998 Toyota Corolla suspension problems

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1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 022003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Safety non complaint service to Toyota Corolla. The passenger side front wheel bearing replaced on Sept 23, 2003, as part of the repair work, the consumer was told the P arts and labor would be covered for 12 months and was good at any Toyota dealership nation wide. When the consumer went to another dealership for a 9000 miles service, the dealer observed a noise during a test drive, the consumer was told the noise was due to a bad bearing on the passenger side front wheel. The dealer did not replace the part and recommended that the consumer go back to the dealer that replaced it in beginning.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 132001

(reported on)


  • miles
The inner bearing race was broken prematurely, and the front wheel bearing case had to be replaced.

- Laguna Nig, CA, USA

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