definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,777 miles

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2005 Toyota Corolla fuel system problems

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 022009


  • 30,063 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle shut off while driving at an unknown speed. The contact was informed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the fuel pump was replaced at the cost of $900. The dealer was the only place that had the part available. The failure mileage was 30,063.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 232008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Car stalled on interstate - tried to get as far to right side as possible. Called and waited for a tow truck, which took me to a local auto repair shop. Auto repair shop informed me that I needed a fuel pump replacement, which is strange, since my 2005 Toyota Corolla is just barely 3 and 1/2 years old. Come to find out, when they went to order the part, they said it would cost 3 times the normal amount for a Toyota Corolla fuel pump because mine happen to be made in a batch during a 3 month period in which they no longer made that same sort of fuel pump. I have always kept up with my maintenance checks, so this fuel pump replacement seems like it was bound to happen no matter how well I took care of my car. It's only 3 1/2 years since I acquired this Corolla, and I'm already replacing an item that cost me over $1,500, which is a damage I had no control over. I'm afraid that this particular fuel pump is going to break at some point again, since it seems to be a part that Toyota no longer continued manufacturing...

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Aug 082006

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
At 53,000 miles, fuel pump went out at an absurd price of $771 after being stuck on the road I had to call a tow

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles
(1) I bought a brand new 2005 Toyota Corolla. While driving away from the dealership I noticed an odd "humming" noise coming from the vehicle. I immediately took the vehicle back to the dealership where the service personnel informed me that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The part was not in stock, so they ordered it immediately. (2) while driving down the highway the day before the service appointment the car stalled out on me! after I pulled over to the side of the road, the vehicle would not start! I had to have the vehicle towed back to the dealership. (3) the fuel pump was replaced.

- Newington, CT, USA

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