2009 Toyota Corolla Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2009 Toyota Corolla as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.Refine by vehicle
There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.
If the vehicle develops an annoying, clunking sound when driving over bumps it is usually the struts and strut bearing plates. These may need replacing at 100,000-125,000 miles or sooner. If the noise is a more of a squeak or groan, it can be usually be eliminated by spraying a light lubricant on the suspension bushings 1-2 times per year.
At higher mileages, an anti-lock brake system wheel speed sensor may wear out and illuminate the ABS warning light. It is recommended to replace the sensor with a factory part and be sure to clean all rust and debris from the mounting area because the mounting distance is critical. Failure to do so may result in the new sensor setting false trouble codes.
Occasionally, the timing chain and sprockets need replacement due to premature wear and problems with the variable valve timing system (VVTi).