10th Generation (2007—2013) Corolla Problems

Corolla owners with a 2007—2013 model year have the most problems with the engine (20%), body (12%), and the interior (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption 18 complaints at an average of 79,151 miles in the 2009 Toyota Corolla.
  2. Paint Chipping 17 complaints at an average of 51,523 miles in the 2010 Toyota Corolla.
  3. Water Pump Failure 37 complaints at an average of 61,846 miles in the 2009 Toyota Corolla.

What Corolla Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2013 33 2 224 14.78
2012 26 2 222 10.6
2011 31 6 227 10.85
2010 104 15 256 30.9
2009 228 12 240 49.11
2008 36 4 84 16.49
2007 52 4 83 16.13

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