really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
62,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace fuel pump (2 reports)
2005 Toyota Corolla fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

May 272013

Corolla CE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


Took the car for repair due to the problem experienced with starting it. After waiting for five hours, was told that they could find nothing wrong with the car. When the service consultant went to get the car to return it to me, the car would not start. The mechanic then looked at the car again and the service consultant came back and landed me an 1800 dollar bill for repairs that would be done to the car, stating that it was something wrong with the fuel pump. After overnight stay in the shop, brought the car home and two hours later car refused to start at first turnover. Prayed to God and car took me to work. After sitting in garage for approx 6 hrs, car refused to start again. Car had to be towed back to dealers and stayed there for 4 days. When I asked service consultant what was wrong with the car, he told me that one of the relay wires was burnt out and they had to replace it. Since then, I have had no end of problem to car starting. I notice that when it is parked for a prolonged period, it will start, but if it has a one or two hour period break, it will not start. After two hours trying to get it started today, I finally had to have it towed by AAA to my house.I am so sick and tired of this and wonder what recourse I have if Toyota fails to solve this problem after billing me for this exorbitant amount of money which I can ill afford.

- , Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 062010

Corolla CE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

My main complaint is not that the fuel pump died after only 56000 miles (which is bad enough) but that since my Corolla was built in Japan the fuel pump would cost approx. $1000 to install. Had this been a N. American built Corolla the cost would have been approx. $300. And there was no getting around it. I had to cough up the $1000. Now who ever heard of having to pay an extra $ 700 based solely on where the car was built. One reason I bought this Corolla is that it's one of the most popular cars in the world and therefore mechanics would all be familiar with the cars and that parts would be plentiful and reasonable. I complained to Toyota by email but never got a response. The scariest part for me is, how many other parts are going to be similarly priced. The best our local Toyota dealership could tell us was, "We don't think all of the parts for your car will be so expensive." But they were unable to tell me which parts would be outrageously priced and which wouldn't. In fact, they seemed surprised at this price difference themselves. So my question of course is, should I get rid of this car now? Or wait and hope that future repairs won't suffer from the same "made in Japan" penalty.

- , Broadway, VA, USA

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