CarComplaints.com 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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$150
Average Mileage:
180,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace serpentine belt tensioner (1 reports)
1999 Toyota Corolla engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 222018

Corolla CE 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

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

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serpentine belt tensioner failure serpentine belt tensioner failure

Belt tensioner made a terrible loud knocking sound, almost like a diesel. I've made the mistake to get a cheap ebay replacement and had to fix it again just after 3 months. If you want to keep the car longer, get the OEM part even though it costs around $165.00. I replaced the belt too since you have to take it off anyways.

- Martin S., Sylmar, CA, US

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