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 a few engine related issues for the 1999, these are about as dependable a car as you’ll find. And remember most of these cars have 200k miles on them by now. 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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Toyota Corolla accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1999 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162002

(reported on)

Corolla CE

  • 38,000 miles


I have been having constant problems with the power door locks on my car unlocking when they're not supposed to, either when I'm driving, or after the security system (SecuriKey+, distributor installed) has been activated. Also, power lock button on driver's door occasionally fails to unlock the doors. When the doors are unlocked, I can sometimes hear the mechanism within the doors “clicking”, even when the car is turned off. I have taken it to two Toyota service departments seven times since last November. All "repairs" have been temporary, lasting from two months to two weeks. I get a different diagnosis each time. The actuator is the only part that Toyota has replaced. Though I’ve only been out a $72 diagnostic fee, a lot of my time has been wasted trying to get this fixed.

- , Dallas, TX, USA

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