2012 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Toyota Corolla


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2012 Toyota Corolla
$134 to $270
2012 Toyota Corolla
$265 to $531
2012 Toyota Corolla
$27 to $62
2012 Toyota Corolla
$126 to $188
2012 Toyota Corolla
$203 to $431

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.

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The a/c was not working and the motor was changed. It worked for some few days and it does not chill. How should the a/c be put on. Is is after the engine start or should be already on before starting engine?

I took my car to Toyota today to find out what problem is with the abs light. First I'm not having any problems with the car. They indicated the computer is not working and they told me it will cost 4000.00 to fix. They said it's not fault it's a bad part. My warrenty is over 3 years....

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Vehicles that have had accessories added to the seats such as seat heaters, seat covers or DVD headrests may not have the occupant sensor system of the passenger seat calibrated properly. This can affect passenger air bag operation in a crash. Dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors and recalibrate them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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I have a 2009 corolla the water pump went out and threw the serpentine belt. Towed it home and replaced both ,but now the car will turn over but won,t start. Can anyone give me some advise on what to possibly might be the problem.I appreciate the help. Thanks

Great car. Good on gas. Everything fits the bill.

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