really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,745 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla engine problems

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2006 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #5

Mar 152008


  • miles


The condenser on the vehicle for the air conditioning unit (model xrs 2006) is exposed and the air conditioning system has failed. I took the vehicle in for servicing, while still under manufacturer's warranty, and was denied the claim. I was told the repairs were not covered. When I inquired about the design, I was told " I don't design the vehicle, I am not responsible".

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #4

May 022008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 111,146 miles
I was driving to work around 1:30 am on 5/02/2008 when the vehicle just quit running. The check engine light came on and then the engine shut down. I tried to restart the vehicle with no luck. I called my wife to come and get me so I could call a towing service to get the car home. I than connected the car to my personal engine scanner and pulled a trouble code P0607 control module performance. I looked online to see if anyone else had this problem and found that Toyota has a technical service bulletin for no start condition. Bulletin # eg049R. I contacted Toyota the next day and had the car towed to the dealership so they could trouble shoot it. They told me what I already new. That the engine control module was faulty. They also said because my vehicle had 111,146 miles on it that it was out of warranty. I contacted Toyota customer service to try and get them to repair it under goodwill since they have a bulletin out regarding faulty control modules. I was contacted on 5/8/2008 and told that Toyota would not offer me any type of goodwill coverage because I didn't have any prior repair work done at the Toyota dealer and I was beyond the normal warranty. I explained to them that I do all my own maint. On my vehicles since I am a mechanic by trade. They said they were aware of the bulletin but the still were not willing to offer any type of good faith warranty. My case number with Toyota is 2008 0502 0992. After talking to a few local dealers I deal with I have found that they are replacing quite a few of these faulty processors under warranty. Some dealers stock as many as 3 control units on the shelf at one time. My feeling is that they are warranting most of them people are not aware of the big picture. The processor is a $700 item. I wonder how many are really going bad. Should this be a national recall?

- Saint John, IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 042008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,930 miles
Vehicle stalls out when driving. Dealer replaced computer, engine control module.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 142008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Toyota Corolla, the vehicle gasoline engine stalled without warning. I was able to pull over out of traffic with no incident. I have great concern for safety of others since I normally drive on the major interstates. I tried to restart but no results. Vehicle had to be tolled to dealership. Dealership explained that it was the ECM or the engine computer that failed. This incident is similar to NHTSA investigation, #PE05029 dated May 31, 2005, where gasoline/electric hybrid vehicles gasoline engines would stall. Facts found that analysis of the warranty data indicated that over 97% of vehicles experiencing a gas engine stall resulted from an issue with the program logic in the electronic control module (ECM) system. Major concern is safety on major interstates at high speeds and the vehicle stalling out with no warning. The other concern is that it cost me $1,229.69 to replace the ECM, plus $80.25 to have it tolled to the dealership.

- Wadley, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 072007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,500 miles
My Corolla is a 2006 with only 14,000 miles.the engine computer went out at 13,000 miles about 5 weeks ago. My car stayed in the shop at thomasville Georgia Toyota for two weeks. I got it back and drove it two weeks and it happened again. I cut it off and recranked it and took it to the dealer. They can't get it to do it again. They kept it another week and did nothing to fix it. I cannot even go on vacation or let my daughter take it to college for fear that it will break down again and leave her stranded on a desolate road in danger for her life. The dealer admitted they have a problem with this and I know it happened in 2001 corrollas also. The car is 14 months old with 14,600 miles on it.I want the car replaced or bought back.I owe around 13,000 on the car and they only offered me 11,000 on a trade in. Yet they are selling one just like mine with more miles for 15,788.they are trying to rob me blind.this is very crooked dishonorable business practices. The car is useless to me to leave town and very dangerous because the car gets very hard to steer and will barely run 2 mph. Please help me. I bought the car new for my daughter.

- Thomasville, GA, USA

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