2008 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota Corolla

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2008 Toyota Corolla
$
199
to $
368
2008 Toyota Corolla
$
130
to $
243
2008 Toyota Corolla
$
275
to $
717
2008 Toyota Corolla
$
344
to $
612
2008 Toyota Corolla
$
310
to $
1,085

2008 Toyota Corolla Problems

Reports of Daytime Running Light Problems

There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System Fault

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

Water pump replacement

Around 72k miles, my engine started making a load noise. Took it to the dealership and the water pump literally fell apart in the technicians hands. I had the extended warranty so the replacement was covered minus $100 for a new belt that was not covered by the warranty.

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2008 Toyota Corolla Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Recall 16V127000

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture when deploying the air bag due to excessive internal pressure. As a result, metal debris could be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module depending on the model free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture when deploying the air bag. This is due to excessive moisture intrusion compromising the inflator. As a result, metal debris could be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module depending on the model free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2008 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Rated
based on 3 customer reviews
My 2008 Toyota Corolla was getting 35 mpg. I got a recall notice on the ECM and had it changed. Prior to the change the shop foreman repeatedly stated that the ECM had nothing to do with the car's gas mileage. After the ECM change the gas mileage dropped to 26 to 28 mpg. We return to the dealer and he still states the ECM had nothing to do with the excessive drop in gas mileage. We took th...
I was in a crash this week and the seat belt did not hold me from slamming into the steering wheel. I have the imprint of te streering wheel on my chest. Also the airbag did not deploy. I have a 08 corolla that I bought brand new. Anyone have any ideas WHY??? I am so mad at Toyota rigft now.
I have a 2008 Toyota Corolla CE. This is my 5th Corolla. I have some problems with this one. When you apply the brakes they make a loud clunking noise. The dealer service dept said they were fine. I have to use fuel injector cleaner in this one, never did before. It gets real sluggish sometimes and gas mileage drops. I had a side impact with another vehicle and after repairs were made i found m...

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