hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,546 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla cooling system problems

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2006 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 072011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 48,820 miles


I am the owner of a 2006 Corolla 4-dr sedan. VIN - omitted current mileage 48820 about a week ago, I noticed that the air conditioner was not working. I took it to my local dealership (michael's Toyota in bellevue) for service where they told me that the A/C condenser has a hole in it and will need to be replaced - to the tune of $685. I was shocked by this so started doing a little research online only to learn that thousands of other 2006 Corolla owners are experiencing the same problem. Technical service bulletin AC002-06 was released by Toyota admitting to the faulty design of the condenser which left it unprotected and vulnerable to road debris. I'm shocked and appalled by this. With all of the negative press that Toyota has received in recent years, I would expect you to be going above and beyond to ensure that all known problems are corrected. I turned down the suggested replacement and will continue to seek arbitration. I have filed a complaint with Toyota. I was surprised to find that several official complaints have already been filed, yet no recall. I come from a large family of Toyota owners, we stand by our cars & trucks as they have always been extremely reliable. I will continue to endorse them. I just hope that they'll make this situation right.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #6

Jul 242009


  • 540,000 miles
Driving behind dump truck rocks fell out of truck and punctured the unprotected ac condenser. Then I lost ac during one of the hottest days of the year. Lucky my newborn was not with me. What really tics me off is Toyota knows about the problem and released it in there technical service bulletin AC002-06. Which I'm just now finding out about on the internet.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 182009


  • 43,000 miles
I was driving to work at 8 am in the morning and noticed that the air conditioner started pumping out hot air. Since that time my A/C has been dead. The vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Corolla le with 43,000 miles.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #4

May 042009


  • 47,000 miles


2006 Toyota Corolla air conditioning condenser went out. Toyota created a modification to the 2007-2009 models but won't offer a recall on 2006!

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012009


  • 32,000 miles
We live in Florida and we lease a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The A/C went out. The service department told us a rock hit the condenser and put a hole in it. There is a tsb out on 2005-2006 Corollas because of this problem. Report number AC002-06 the service manager told us it is not under warranty. Now Toyota is telling us we have to pay $645 to fix it. We feel Toyota needs to fix it. This is a persistent problem and design flaw. We need to have a recall.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

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problem #2

Aug 012007


  • miles
2006 Toyota Corolla le exposed condenser resulting in puncture which causes air conditioning to fail was fixed on later models but 2006 models need to be fixed otherwise a replaced condenser will be subject to the same problem repeatedly.

- Zion, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008


  • miles
A/C condenser has leak caused by alleged rock striking.

- South River, NJ, USA

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