really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,956 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla fuel system problems

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2006 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 012013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


2006 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle gas tank problems. The consumer was informed, one of the straps, that held the gas tank in place was damaged.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #9

Nov 232009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
The fuel pump assembly is mounted in the top of the fuel tank, hanging down submerged in the gas. One of the power wires from the pump assy. Going to the electrical connector at the top mounting plate of the pump, was badly burned and melted causing the pump not to work when it warmed up along with this electrical connector. Remember this is inside the fuel tank. This could have created a serious explosion ! Toyota issued a recall for "ECM" (electronic control module) problems associated with stalling engine, sudden loss of power and engine cranks and will not start. I think some of the "ECM " problems could have been mis-diagnosed and were this burnt wire and connector from the fuel pump. On top of that this repair cost me approx. $1500 but maybe it saved my life. For safety reasons alone, this should be looked into and resolved. I hope this might help someone else before they are hurt.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #8

Mar 162010


  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2006 toyoto Corolla, engine EG053-06. I have had trouble with it being a slow crank or no start condition, as listed on the tsb update homepage. I was not aware of this, and purchased a new batthery, tested the starter, it was fine, alternator was fine. Took it to my mechanic who saw the problem and pulled up the tsb website and it is on there own site. The title of the notice is 1zz-fe engine "no start" or extended crank" condition. It affects Corollas and matrixes. Surprise here. Anyway, it states the fuel pump assembly manufacturing process has been improved to correct this condition. The warranty ran out at 60,000 miles. I have 66,000. I think consumers should have been made aware of this since they know it was a known problem or it would have not been on their site. Now they want $1200 to fix this. Obviously the fuel pump assembly was defective to start with or they would not have to corrected it.it is also ironic that the other investigaton you are doing is on the same years and models, Corolla and matrix. Have you had other complaints on this issue?

- Harrodsburg, KY, USA

problem #7

Aug 202010


  • 79,481 miles


While pulling into parking space, experienced sudden acceleration, while foot on brake. Unable to stop car, it jumped the curb and hit a tree. The tree stopped the car, however the wheels must have kept going, as there was dirt torn up and spewed behind the tires. Air bag did not deploy. Toyota notified. Car towed to dealer. Toyota investigation pending, which according to Toyota may take up to 2 months. Toyota said this 2006 Corolla was not on 'recall' list. They also said they will investigate but do not expect to find it to be their fault, as they said they have never found themselves to be 'at fault' when the car was not on the 'recall list'.

- White Hall, MD, USA

problem #6

May 192007


  • 7,351 miles
Our 2006 Toyota Corolla experienced a complete engine shut-down on a freeway. The engine simply shut off, which cut off the power steering. We were able to bring the car safely to the side of the road, but the vehicle would not re-start. This engine stall could have resulted in a very serious crash because the car quickly lost speed in fast-moving traffic, and the steering became hard to turn. This incident happened in 2007, but we now understand that this was a common problem with the 2006 Toyota Corolla and we want to register a complaint. Further, the dealership required seven attempts to fix the problem. The "check engine" light came on frequently after the first failure and the dealer did not know how to fix the problem. Further, when we tried to file a "lemon law" complaint, Toyota said that each of the seven "check engine" events was a different problem and therefore the car was not bought back by the manufacturer.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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problem #5

Jun 192009


  • 47,000 miles
2006 Toyota Corolla shuts off and also sometimes RPM drops really low. It happened more than once. I finally took it to Toyota on 11/30/09 and they replaced throttle body assembly. Old part is not available. Car does not shut off anymore but RPM still drops really low to the point that it almost shuts off. Is Toyota going to address this problem?

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 202010


  • 23,725 miles


I own a 2006 Toyota Corolla le. Earlier this month, I lost all but an extremely minimal amount of power while driving. I nursed the car to my home and contacted my local Toyota dealership by telephone and described the problem. Over the phone, the service person with whom I spoke said that he believed the problem was with one of the car's computers. He indicated that the problem I described was not unique, but that I should bring it in for formal diagnostic tests. When I had the car towed into the dealership, the service personnel verified that one of the car's computers had to be replaced. I spoke with two of the service personnel at the time and both gave me the impression that the problem was not unusual for that year's Corolla le. I bring this to your attention because of the current questions regarding Toyota's problems and the possibility that some of the major problems could have an electronic origin.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #3

Jan 302010


  • Manual transmission
  • 56,000 miles
I have owned my 2006 Toyota Corolla S with a 5-speed manual transmission since July 2006. In that time I have had approximately 5 incidences when the engine raced unexpectedly. This has always occurred when I had the clutch depressed and was braking. I have thought that my right foot, which I intended to be on the center of the brake pedal, was actually on the side of the brake pedal such that it simultaneously contacted the accelerator pedal. This explanation is problematic in that even with the brake pedal fully depressed, it is still higher than the accelerator pedal. The only way I could be depressing both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time is for my foot to be twisted and off center at the same time. Maybe this is possible, I don't know. What usually happens is that the engine races(maybe 4000 to 5000 RPM) but since the clutch is already depressed and my foot is on the brake, the car does not speed up. Usually the engine only races for a second or two and I don't know how it gets settled down--maybe I reposition my foot a little--I don't know what happens because it is always unexpected and happens so quickly I am left confused and scared. The last time this happened was a few days ago so with all the publicity about Toyota accelerator pedals, I thought I would report this problem even though my car is not covered in the recall.

- Mathews, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152009


  • 52,000 miles
Throttle body has shot down unexpectedly right on the middle of on the road. The car has been fully disabled since gas did not go to the engine. Occur for first time. Throttle body has been replaced by taking from used car. Master say it just stopped to function.

- Willoughby, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 032008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
After only 45,000 miles on my 2006 Toyota Corolla my fuel pump had to be replaced. This is the first time for me to have a car fuel pump replaced so early in its life.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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