Toyota Corolla 2012 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota Corolla 2012 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

How to replace the key battery for a 2012 Toyota Corolla?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Sep 2020

You should be able to prise open the key’s plastic body and then gain access to the battery-case within. But be careful, as older plastics become brittle with age and you don’t want to snap any of the locking tabs or the body itself (if you do, replacement keys are available online). If that all sounds a bit difficult, you could take the key to a shop or kiosk that cuts keys (and sells watch-bands and batteries) and they should be able to supply and fit the new battery for you. If you do it at home, make sure you dispose of the old button-battery safely as these pose a real threat to babies and toddlers.

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Best first car options?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Nov 2016

Do not buy a Cruze, or buy a European brand. They will prove costly. It's best to go for the cars that are well proven over many years. The Lancer is a good one, but so too is the Toyota Yaris or Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 or 3, or Mitsubishi Colt.

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800,000 cars recalled in two days

800,000 cars recalled in two days

30 Jun 2016 · by Joshua Dowling

Cars are either being built worse -- or companies are getting better at detecting faults.Almost every Mitsubishi model sold in Australia over the past 10 years -- close to 500,000 cars -- and 324,000 ...

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Toyota Corolla 2012: Replacing seatbelt

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2016

There are cheaper alternatives, including from the internet. But if you go outside the Toyota network, make sure it's a genuine part because you cannot afford to compromise on safety.

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Toyota Corolla: Creaky plastic

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jul 2013

Take the car back to the dealer and ask that a service technician go with you in the car so you can demonstrate what it is that upsets you. That way you can come to an agreement on whether there is a problem or not, and what might be done to fix it if it is agreed that a problem exists.

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Toyota Corolla: Loud start-up

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Mar 2013

No, it isn't normal. You should take your car to the dealer and have them investigate it. Leave it with them overnight if necessary and even be with them when they start it, so you can point out to them the noise that you are concerned about.

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