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2001 Toyota Corolla

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2001 Toyota Corolla Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow meter sensor fault code stored.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Hella Smooth and 3 others

Engine burns oil which destroyed catalytic converter

Miscellaneous -- Jen D. and 1 other

Noticed one morning when opening my door that the molding at the base of the driver's side window was cracked in half on the front and rear door, allowing rain to get inside the door. This is not covered by the extended warranty, and cost $150/window for the dealer to replace.

2001 Toyota Corolla Questions and Answers

Nina_1, 2001 Toyota Corolla, Taylor, MI

checked your sight regarding sluggish acceleration.. could be mass airflow. could it just be in need of a tune up?

Morgan48840, 2001 Toyota Corolla, Mount Pleasant, MI

Two days ago, my battery light came on while driving. The positive pole had some corrosion, so we cleaned that off, and checked all the other connections, light went off, and everything was fine....

daves toy, 2001 Toyota Corolla, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Albany, OR

the brakes activate randomly when its hot out and dont release

mr ed, 2001 Toyota Corolla, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Hilliard, OH

Two sets of brake shoes and neither fit. Mechanic made a call and said there was an engineering change mid year increasing diameter of shoe. Can this be verified?

pepelemieux, 2001 Toyota Corolla, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Lafayette, CO

The headlights on my 2001 Toyota Corolla have stopped working except for the parking lights and the highbeams. How do I fix it?

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2001 Toyota Corolla Reviews

I have a 2001 toyota corolla bought it new.I have taken very good care of this car and lately the paint has been peeling in spots and fading I have kept wax on this car all these years so this should not of happened.I do believe there is something wrong with this paint.As I am driving around I have seen other cars like mine with the same problem.These people need to complain and maybe Toyota would do something about this.This is the first Toyota That I have had problems with the paint.I have owned 4 Toyotas and the paint always stayed new looking.So if you are having this problem please make toyota aware of it....

Just a heads up to all those folks out there who think Toyota Corollas are such "Great Cars"
Toyota Corolla really should be Total Crap , at least where the interior comes in among other things.
When you go to buy a used Toyota Corolla watch out for:
1) The door handles (interior and exterior) ALWAYS break and are CRAP.
2) The rear view mirror fulcrum breaks so the mirror has a tendency to "bounce" more CRAP
3) The door panels are made of a material similar to peanut brittle and will crack EASILY , more CRAP
4) Interior dome light won't come on (door switch is $20 and fails) more CRAP
5) The molding around the doors is cheap veneer plastic over other cheap plastic , more CRAP
6) The dashboard is cheap plastic and the "color" can easily come out - like if you wanted to clean it with solvent more CRAP.

And that really is only the beginning , in 1998 they came out with a motor that is all - aluminum with a steel cylinder sleeve -more CRAP!
This engine is notorious for "mystery" oil consumption and you MUST use 5W30 SYNTHETIC and have it changed EVERY 3,000 MILES if you want the odometer to even come close to 150,000 without blowing out the connecting rod or main bearings.

You can go here to see the Technical Bulletin written by Toyota themselves!

Don't believe me? Go on the internet and look , or better yet , when you look at a used "TC" ,Toyota Corolla (Total Crap) Car see with your own eyes everything I just said is TRUE

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Bought my Toyota Corolla 10 years ago and have only had minimal work done...only maintenance type things like brakes, brake pads, one timing belt, cv joints...normal stuff. I am at 209,000 miles and going strong. Just made a 2,300 mile trip. The car has been to Colorado from Georgia twice and countless trips to TX and VA. It has been a champ. I will drive nothing BUT a Toyota!

After a trouble-free 5 years, the oil light blinked a couple times. The next day I checked and it was 1.5 qts low. No problem, put oil in it like usual. 2 days later the engine siezed up? $4,500 for a rebuilt. My first and absolutely last Toyota.

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