really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,944 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla miscellaneous problems

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2006 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 222016


  • 132,000 miles


Takata recall- the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the airbag recall. At the time the airbag light was on constantly while the car was being driven. I advised the dealer/repair that the airbag light was on and that we had received notice of the recall. The airbag was repaired/replaced. Several days later the airbag light came back on and stayed on, therefore I contacted the dealer. They advised me to bring the car back to the dealer. We have now taken it back to the same dealer and now they say it cost $110 for the assessment and $550 for the spiral cable. I feel that this issue should have been included in the airbag recall and repaired at the time the recalled part was repaired. When I called Toyota customer service today to ask about the recalled air bag they made me feel as if we were in the wrong because we did not take it back immediately and that these were two separate issues. We took the car back at our earliest convenience and were shocked at the cost of repairs and that it is not covered by the recall and was not corrected when the recall repair was performed. In addition, other vehicles have recalled this part such as Dodge, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, and just this year Jeep issued a recall on the same part. I have included these document in this complaint. I feel that this part should be looked at to ensure the safety of all those driving a Toyota.

- Henryetta, OK, USA

problem #15

Jun 282016


  • 299,999 miles
Manufacturing defect with odometers in Toyota 2006. It is the federal law that mandate functional odometer. It appears that digital gauge in some Toyota cars was programmed to disconnect odometer at 299999 millage. Not only the replacement of odometer cost $600 but the new odometer will have to be set at 0 zero millage which is incorrect and fraudulent. Toyota odometer for whatever and unknown reason don't go pass 300000 miles. How otherwise the owner should keep a track of millage. Toyota doesn't seems to recognize this defect as a reason for recall and/or reimbursement. So far vehicle is in operation with millage stacked at 299999.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 232016


  • 45,000 miles
I was in a car accident on hesperian and turner in hayward. I was complety stopped and rear ended pushed into the car in front of me, none of the airbags went off. The car is totaled. Toyota took way too long to fix the passenger airbag I just got the letter they had the parts in my area.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #13

Mar 232016


  • 45,000 miles


I was in a car accident it was on hesperian and turner in haywargot, I was stopped got rear ended pushed into another car, this car is totaled. None of the airbags went off.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 012006

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2006/1822C [xxx] (04Q2/41) information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sequim, WA, USA

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problem #11

Oct 142015


  • 3 miles
Odometer stopped at 299,999 miles, it turned off on its own at the stop light, started again without problems, parked the car in the garage since then. Not checked by mechanic yet.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 062015


  • miles


The odometer stop keeping miles once it hit 299,999 miles

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jul 082014


  • 63,000 miles
Took car to dealership regarding air bags, electrical, and engine feeling hot. Check engine light was on....I did not have money for the diagnostic nor the maintenance they suggested.. around $1500. I assumed they checked the airbags, but thought it odd that they did not give me any paperwork. They said everything was fine.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #8

May 242010


  • 65,000 miles
My son was driving, I was a passenger. He pulled into the emory, va post office parking lot and began to turn into a parking space. I was watching him closely as I was teaching him to drive. We were going very slowly when the car suddenly lurched forward and crashed into the side of the post office, severely damaging the bumper of the car. I can unequivocally state that he was beginning to apply the brakes when the incident happened. Yesterday I got a check for $20.46 for what is said to be a settlement for acceleration problems with the Toyota. I was totally unaware of this issue until this check came. Why did Toyota not contact me. We were lucky that only the car was damaged, and not the passengers. The cost of the bumper repair was approximate $3500, plus I am sure an insurance rate increase.

- Meadowview, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 152012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Last week, as I was driving on a paved road, I heard that maybe I hit a small rock, however, I did not see any rocks on the road. The next day, my ac stopped working. I found a posting on the internet that the A/C condensers on 2005/2006 Corollas are not protected and there was a technical service bulletin issued by Toyota- number AC002-06. Toyota has redesigned the Corolla to correct this problem in 2007 leaving 2005-2006 customers in the dust. I spoke with the Toyota dealer in chantilly on 8/17/12, and he said that the technical bulletin was issued only for Toyota mechanics' use, and that my car was no longer under warranty, even though I only have 35,000 miles on the car. He also wanted to charge me with $130 to diagnose the problem. I went to my personal mechanic instead, and he replaced the A/C condenser, charging me $556 for his service. He also said there was no way to protect this condenser so this does not happen in the future. The vehicle has very few miles, and Toyota is aware of the problem. I request that a recall be issued so this problem is corrected and other customers like me do not have to pay for the temporary repair of the improper design. Thank you.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #6

Feb 122011


  • 40,000 miles


Air condition - the air condition stopped working. It is very difficult to travel in summer without air conditioner working in the car. Toyota has issued a technical service bulletin indicating that the A/C condenser is not properly protected; the number for this report is AC002-06. It costs $300 to repair the A/C condenser and $300 in labor for a total of $600. Appreciate, if Toyota can recall the vehicle and fix the air conditioner problem.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 062008


  • 30,000 miles
On August 6, 2008, I was driving down hwy 61 to clarksdale, ms when my accelerator stuck; I tried using the brakes, but it was too late and I hit a large animal and lost control of my car. My car flipped over and turned on it's side and then landed back down. I couldn't believe what happened and I was scraped up and shaken up really bad. This could have been a terrible tragedy, but I survived this crash with only minor scrapes and bruises. I didn't call the police because the car was driveable and the accelerator wasn't sticking anymore. The same week I took the car to a toyoto dealer to check out the accelerator, and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. My car received over $1,300 worth of damages as a result of the crash.

- Horn Lake, MS, USA

problem #4

Sep 142010


  • 34,714 miles
I had my foot on the brake turning into my drive when suddenly the car accelerated and ran into the apartment building wall. I pushed harder on the brake but it would not stop and was still accelerating after running thru the wall. The police report said it slung dirt from the front tires, 24 feet. Updated 11/22/11

- Mineral Wells , TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 182010


  • 52,384 miles
We bought a 2006 certified Corolla le on June 19, 2010 from a dealership in northern Virginia. On August 18, 2010 my daughter was driving the car and while at stop light earlier that day her car hesitated and didn't want to move. That evening around 8:30 pm as she was driving her car, the road curved slightly to the right but she was not able to turn the wheel or depress the brakes. She crossed the on coming lane and the car was totaled. She was able to walk away from this with only hundreds of small cuts from glass. The initial thought was that she had hydroplaned but after further talking to my daughter she said that she tried to turn the steering wheel to follow the road but she couldn't because it was too hard and the brakes would not depress either. I had my mechanic go to the yard where the car was stored and read the computer and this is what he found: Check engine light find P0430 evap system pressure sensor high input and in the history he found 2 codes: The same P0430 and B2799 engine immobilizer system fault. So as it seems now the car did shut off and she was not able to control the steering or brakes due to not having power. I have read that this is not the first report of this happening. Something should be done before someone gets hurt really bad or there is a fatal accident. I would like to know if being a certified car, should this have been detected before the car was sold" also, is the computer read before the car is sold to see if there has been or is a problem" if it is not read, then maybe it should be a new policy for the dealerships.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012010


  • 48,000 miles
Air conditioning condensor broke. Car has less than 48,000 miles on it.

- Atlants, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 302009


  • 53,004 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla. I was driving down the road 50 mph when my car when my car just stopped without any warning. I had it towed to the dealership in el cajon, ca. They replaced the computer module on my car. My car now shifts odd at different times a hard jerking and then it shifts normally again. Also as soon as my cars computer module was replaced the car alarm beeps at 1:16 am every morning. I am really frustrated because my car is not the same. I took my car into the dealership, they said the alarm was too sensitive, and they adjusted it. I am concerned that these problems are effecting my transmission. I only have 58,000 miles on this car, I do not know what to do about my car. I am concerned that my car will go out again and me and my passengers will be injured. Please help me, I do not feel safe driving my car. Cynthia reid 619 749-2939

- Lakeside, CA, USA

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