hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,625 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla electrical problems

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 242011


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from under the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated the failure was caused by a burnt ground wire and the daylight running light which failed due to the burnt wire. The relay assembly and running light were replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and stated due to the age of the vehicle, they could not provide assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Oalafa, KS, USA

problem #3

Nov 012008


  • 100,000 miles
We have a 2001 Toyota Corolla that we purchased in July 2000 from don mcgill Toyota in houston. In Nov 2008 we noticed that the check engine light would come on every month and so I took the car to autozone for a free diagnostic test each time with the result showing that the car has an electric short circuit problem. This is a defect in the timing chain and a part called a cam. To fix the problem it would cost me around 800 dollars. I reported the problem to the dealer don mcgill in houston and they simply ignored me. I then called up Toyota in California and they too ignored me. The result is I have to do an oil change every 1200 miles as there is no oil in the engine after 1200 miles. Normally one would have an oil change done every 3000 miles. So the check light comes on every 1000 miles intervals. This problem has been reported by many people on forums about the 2001 Corolla, but Toyota never bothered fixing. In addition to this problem the plastic lining around our car windows, on all four doors has peeled off. I reported this to the Toyota dealer last spring. The assistant service manager acknowledged that Toyota knows about this lining problem and yet the dealer ignored me on this. Instead they asked me to cough up $450 to fix the problem. If this is not a ripoff on the american citizens then what is" here are some urls of forums, of the check engine problem on the 2001 Corolla www.corolland.com/forums/index.php?/topic/18973-2001-Corolla-check-engine-light-issue/ www.fixya.com/cars/T1082872-check_engine_light_2001_toyota_corolla www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/Corolla-matrix/69501-2001-Corolla-check-engine-P0446/ www.2carpros.com/forum/2001-Toyota-Corolla-check-engine-light-is-on-VT126177.html the same problem of the check engine light has been reported on Corollas 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, ... will the dept. Of transportation act against Toyota and help us fix our cars"

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 052006

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
My 2001 Toyota Corolla le with about 68,000 miles, my check engine light came on. I had my mechanic run the obd code, which returned the code of P0446 (evaporative emission control system vent control circuit). My mechanic determined the problem was with the charcoal cannister system that controls the emissions of the Corolla. When I was reading on here I found several people who have the same problem and I want this resolved to no expense to me. I don't have the money it will take to fix this problem.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 222005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles
I purchased a used vehicle from keyes Toyota one year ago. It was advertised certified, however when I bought the car they would not honor it. I have been back and forth to the dealership with repairs. Recently the check engine light came on and I spent over $700 replacing the 02 sensors and flushing my brakes. This did not fix the problem and I have to spend another $4-$500 replacing the air flow meter. The mechanic told me that these problem should not be happening to such a young car.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

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