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Below is a summary of your 2005 Toyota Corolla warranty coverage and how long your coverage lasts. At the bottom of this article is the full 2005 Toyota Corolla warranty PDF, if you wish to explore further.
Warranty durations listed below are in terms of the vehicle’s mileage or age. If a type of coverage is valid for three years or 36,000 miles, coverage lasts until the vehicle reaches 36,000 miles or until it’s three years old, whichever occurs first.
For more information about Auto Warranties, you can check out this directory containing everything you need to know about Auto Warranties arranged by system.
|Basic||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Powertrain||5 years/ 60,000 miles|
|Corrosion Perforation||5 years, unlimited miles|
|Air Conditioning||Not Specified. Assuming covered under Basic.|
|Battery||Not Specified. Assuming covered under Basic.|
|Federal Emissions||2 years/ 24,000 miles|
|California Emissions||3 years/ 50,000 miles|
If you need more detailed information about the warranties covered in this article, you can find the link to the original factory warranty PDF towards the end of this article. Alternatively, you can review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) section at the very bottom of the article which provides more warranty details. Please refer to the warranty PDF link if you would like to view the complete and official warranty terms from Toyota.
2005 Toyota Corolla Factory Warranty
The factory warranty for your 2005 Toyota has several components that have expired based on the vehicle’s age and mileage. According to the maintenance log, the vehicle has over 120,000 miles, which means the following warranties are no longer valid:
- Basic warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) – This expired in 2008, after 3 years of service.
- Powertrain warranty (5 years/60,000 miles) – This expired in 2010, after 5 years of service.
- Corrosion perforation warranty (5 years/unlimited miles) – This expired in 2010, after 5 years of service.
- Air conditioning warranty – Though the specific duration is not listed, this would have expired in 2008 along with the basic warranty, as it is unlikely to exceed 3 years.
- Battery warranty – The duration is unspecified, but it can be assumed this expired along with the basic warranty in 2008 after 3 years.
- Federal emissions warranty (2 years/24,000 miles) – This expired in 2007, after 2 years or reaching 24,000 miles.
- California emissions warranty (3 years/50,000 miles)
If you are confused about what each of these factory warranties covers, I recommend checking out our article “The Ultimate Guide to Car Warranties.” This guide explains in detail the various warranties that come with a new car, including the ones listed here – Basic, Powertrain, Corrosion Perforation, Air Conditioning, Paint, Battery, Tire, Federal Emissions, and California Emissions. All of these are components of the overarching Factory Warranty offered by automakers like Toyota.
Our article breaks down what each warranty covers, time and mileage limits, exclusions, and how to get warranty service. Understanding the ins and outs of factory warranties can help you get the most out of your new vehicle purchase. So visit our Ultimate Guide for a comprehensive look at new car warranties.
The Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty, also known as the basic warranty, does not cover normal wear and tear or maintenance items like oil changes, tires, alignments, etc. It also does not cover damage from accidents, misuse, modifications, or racing.
Based on the information provided, this vehicle is a 2005 model, so the 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty would have expired. This warranty is now void and no longer provides any coverage.
The Toyota powertrain warranty covers the engine, transmission/transaxle, front-wheel drive system, rear-wheel drive, and restraint system for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. This protects against defects in materials or workmanship of these major drivetrain components. Based on the information provided, this 2005 Toyota has over 120,000 miles, exceeding the 60,000-mile limit of the powertrain warranty.
Additionally, this vehicle is now over 5 years old, exceeding the time limit as well. Therefore, the 5-year/60,000-mile Toyota powertrain warranty expired sometime before 2010, after surpassing both the mileage and time limits. This powertrain warranty is no longer valid on this vehicle.
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
The Toyota rust perforation limited warranty covers sheet metal panels that corrode from the inside out causing holes during normal use. This warranty is for 5 years with no mileage limit. However, based on the age of this 2005 Toyota, the time limit of 5 years has been exceeded.
Therefore, even though there is no mileage limit, the 5 year Toyota rust perforation limited warranty expired sometime before 2010 since the vehicle is now over 5 years old. This warranty against rust perforation is no longer valid due to exceeding the time limitation, despite the unlimited mileage coverage.
Air Conditioning Warranty
Please note that the air conditioning warranty is not explicitly stated in the warranty guide. We are assuming it’s covered under the Basic Warranty. Please confirm with your Toyota Dealer on exact details.
The air conditioning warranty covers repairs and replacements needed for the air conditioning system. The exact duration of the air conditioning warranty is not specified in the owner’s manual, but it can be assumed that it expired in the same year as the 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, which would have been in 2008.
Since both the time and mileage limit of the basic warranty serve as limits for other warranties not otherwise specified, the air conditioning warranty would have expired in 2008 after 3 years. This was 15 years ago, so the air conditioning warranty has definitely expired by now based on the 3-year time limit.
Please note that the battery warranty is not explicitly stated in the warranty guide. We are assuming it’s covered under the Basic Warranty. Please confirm with your Toyota Dealer on exact details
The Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty provides coverage for the battery for 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. This covers defects in materials and workmanship of the original battery installed in the vehicle. However, it does not cover batteries that simply lose capacity over time and need replacement, only premature battery failure due to defects.
The exact duration and mileage limits are not specified in the owner’s manual, but the battery warranty expires along with the 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty. Therefore, the battery warranty expired in 2008, after 3 years of ownership, since the new vehicle limited warranty sets the coverage limits for warranties not otherwise specified.
The Tire Limited Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship of tires supplied as original equipment on new Toyota vehicles. It does not cover normal wear and tear or damage from improper maintenance, use, or accidents. For the 2005 Toyota Corolla, the tires are warranted by the individual tire manufacturer and not Toyota.
Tire warranties can vary by manufacturer, but typically cover defects for a time period ranging from 3-5 years from the in-service date or for a specified mileage limit such as 40,000-60,000 miles. Since this is a 2020 model vehicle, it is likely that the original tire manufacturer’s warranty has already expired by the current year 2023, assuming average annual mileage. However, the exact expiry would depend on the specific tire brand’s warranty terms.
Federal Emissions Warranty
The Toyota federal emissions warranty covers components that can cause the vehicle to exceed federal emissions standards, like the engine control module, catalytic converter, and fuel injection system. It does not cover components that fail due to accidents, misuse, improper maintenance, modifications, or racing. This warranty is for 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Based on the information provided, this 2005 Toyota has over 120,000 miles, exceeding the 24,000-mile limit of the federal emissions warranty.
Therefore, even if the vehicle is not yet 2 years old, the mileage limit voids this warranty. The 2-year/24,000-mile federal emissions warranty expired sometime before 2007 once the mileage surpassed 24,000 miles. This federal emissions warranty is no longer valid for this Toyota due to exceeding the mileage limit early in ownership.
The Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to provide coverage for some emissions-related parts for up to 8 years or 80,000 miles. So even though the 2-year/24,000-mile federal emissions warranty for this 2005 Toyota has expired, coverage may still be available under the Clean Air Act for certain components like the catalytic converter or engine control module.
However, based on the information that this vehicle now has over 120,000 miles, the mileage limit of 80,000 miles under the Clean Air Act has been exceeded as well. Therefore, for this particular Toyota, any extended emissions components coverage from the Clean Air Act expired once the mileage surpassed 80,000 miles sometime before 2013. After that point, emissions-related repairs are no longer covered by the standards set by the Clean Air Act.
California Emissions Warranty
The Toyota California emissions warranty covers specified emissions-related parts including the catalytic converter, engine control module, and onboard diagnostics computer for 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. It does not cover components that fail due to accidents, misuse, modifications, improper maintenance, or racing. Based on the information provided, this 2005 Toyota has over 120,000 miles, which exceeds the 50,000-mile limit of the California emissions warranty.
The 3-year/50,000-mile California emissions warranty expired in 2008 once the time limit was surpassed. This California emissions warranty is no longer valid for this Toyota since the mileage limit was exceeded early on.
2005 Toyota Corolla Recalls
The 2005 Toyota Corolla has been impacted by several major NHTSA recalls over the years. These include recalls for defective airbag inflators that could explode and send sharp metal fragments toward occupants, a faulty engine control module that could lead to stalling, and replacement headlamps sold in the aftermarket that failed to meet federal lighting standards due to missing amber reflectors.
All of these recalls involved safety risks, with the exploding airbag inflators being an especially serious concern that has led to injuries and fatalities. The large number of units affected shows just how widespread these issues were. Car owners should pay close attention to recall notices from NHTSA and Toyota in order to get defective parts fixed or replaced as soon as possible.
Extended Warranty Available Upon Car Purchase
At the time of purchase, Toyota likely offered an extended warranty called the Toyota Extra Care Vehicle Service Agreement. This extended warranty provides repair coverage beyond the original factory warranty, typically 3 years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and 5 years/60,000 miles powertrain.
The best way to find out if an extended warranty was purchased is to check the original paperwork from when the vehicle was bought new. The warranty would be listed there. You can also contact the original selling dealership with the VIN to see if an extended warranty is still active.
Since this is a 2004 model, any extended warranty purchased at the time would have likely expired years ago based on the time and mileage limits. However, checking paperwork and contacting the selling dealer can provide details on whether additional coverage was purchased originally.
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2005 Toyota Corolla Warranty Brochure/Booklet
If you want a more comprehensive look at the warranty coverage that has expired and what coverage may still be available, you can read Toyota’s warranty booklet. It provides detailed information about coverage, including exclusions.
Based on the information provided, this is a 2005 Toyota Corolla purchased new in 2005. The Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty for 2005 models provided coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever came first. Items not covered included:
- Normal wear and tear
- Maintenance services like oil changes
- Damage from accidents or negligence
- Modifications or alterations to the vehicle
- Damage from environmental factors like acid rain or bird droppings
- Damage to tires
- Glass breakage under normal conditions
So any issues arising outside the 3-year/36,000-mile warranty period would not be covered unless an extended warranty was purchased. The maintenance schedule relates to routine servicing only, not warranty coverage.
Based on the information provided, this is a 2005 Toyota Corolla purchased new in 2005. The Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty for 2005 models covered both parts and labor for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever came first. After the original warranty expired, an extended warranty could have been purchased to provide additional coverage beyond the 3 years/36,000 miles.
Since extended warranties are optional add-ons, whether one was purchased for this specific vehicle would need to be verified by checking the original sale paperwork or contacting the selling dealership. The routine maintenance schedule relates only to regular servicing, not warranty or extended warranty terms.
The Toyota new vehicle limited warranty covers repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of covered parts. This covers both parts and labor. The warranty coverage lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Based on a purchase in 2005 and the current year of 2023, this warranty expired in 2008 after exceeding the 3-year time limit.
Extended warranties can be purchased for Toyota vehicles to extend coverage beyond the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty. These can be obtained at the time of purchase or within the first year of ownership. Extended warranties allow customers to lengthen the warranty protection for their vehicle beyond the initial limits. The specific options and terms would need to be discussed with the dealer to determine the best-extended coverage based on intended ownership duration and driving habits.
Based on the information provided, this is a 2005 Toyota Corolla in 2023. Extended warranties can sometimes be purchased for Toyota vehicles even after the initial purchase, as they are optional add-ons above and beyond the standard manufacturer warranty coverage. Whether an extended warranty can be added after purchase would depend on factors like the current mileage, age of the vehicle, and specific provider’s policies.
Since extended warranties are separate contracts beyond the initial sales agreement, the maintenance schedule relates only to routine servicing and does not indicate if an extended warranty was or can be purchased. The possibility of adding an extended warranty now would need to be investigated with potential providers to see if it is still an option for this 2005 Corolla in 2023.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2019, August 28). Front passenger air bag may not properly inflate: Recall 19V627000. Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2005/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR#recalls
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2018, December 12). Passenger frontal air bag inflator may explode: Recall 18V883000. Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2005/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR#recalls
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2018, January 9). Passenger frontal air bag inflator may explode: Recall 18V025000. Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2005/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR#recalls
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2015, May 13). Passenger side front air bag inflator may rupture: Recall 15V285000. Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2005/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR#recalls
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2015, May 13). Passenger side front air bag inflator may rupture: Recall 15V286000. Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2005/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR#recalls
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