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Below is a summary of your 2010 Toyota Corolla warranty coverage and how long your coverage lasts. At the bottom of this article is the full 2010 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 Warranty||36 months/36,000 miles|
|Powertrain Warranty||60 months/60,000 miles|
|Corrosion Perforation Warranty||60 months, unlimited miles|
|Federal Emission Control Warranty||24 months/24,000 miles|
|California Emission Control Warranty||36 months/50,000 miles for Short-Term Defects
70 months/70,000 miles for Long-Term Defects
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.
2010 Toyota Corolla Factory Warranty
The factory warranty for the 2010 Toyota Corolla has several components that have likely expired based on the age and assumed mileage of the vehicle. Given that the car is a 2010 model, it is now over 12 years old, exceeding the time limits for all warranties. Specifically, the following warranties have expired:
- Basic Warranty (36 months/36,000 miles)
- Powertrain Warranty (60 months/60,000 miles)
- Corrosion Perforation Warranty (60 months)
- Federal Emission Control Warranty (24 months/24,000 miles)
- California Emission Control Warranty Short-Term Defects (36 months/50,000 miles) and Long-Term Defects (70 months/70,000 miles)
Since the vehicle is well past both the time and mileage limits for all warranties, any factory coverage has expired and the owner would be responsible for repairs. Regular maintenance is still recommended to keep the vehicle in good operating condition.
If you find yourself confused about what each of the factory warranties covers for your Toyota, I recommend checking out our helpful article, The Ultimate Guide to Car Warranties. This guide clearly explains the different components of factory warranties, including Basic, Powertrain, Corrosion Perforation, Air Conditioning, Paint, Battery, Tire, Federal Emissions, and California Emissions warranties. All of these coverages fall under the comprehensive Factory Warranty offered by Toyota.
Our article breaks down what each warranty covers, time and mileage limits, and what repairs would be covered. Understanding the ins and outs of factory warranties can give you peace of mind about repairs and maintenance for your new Toyota. Check out the Ultimate Guide for a detailed overview so you know exactly what is covered.
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty is Toyota’s version of a basic warranty, covering defects in materials and workmanship. However, it does not cover damage or failures resulting from issues like vehicle abuse, accidents, improper repairs, or lack of maintenance. Based on the 2010 Toyota Corolla owner’s manual, this basic warranty coverage expired in 2013 or at 36,000 miles, whichever occurred first.
Since we are now in 2023, the time limit of 36 months has been exceeded for this 2010 model Corolla. It is likely both the 3-year and 36,000-mile limits have passed, expiring any coverage under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This means the owner would now be responsible for repair costs that would have been covered under the basic warranty when it was still active.
The powertrain warranty covers repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship in the engine, transmission/transaxle, front-wheel-drive system, and rear-wheel-drive system. This includes components like the engine, cylinder block, timing gears, engine mounts, torque converter, constant velocity joints, rear axle housing, and more. Based on the 2010 Toyota Corolla owner’s manual, the powertrain warranty coverage expired in 2015 or at 60,000 miles, whichever occurred first. Since the specified coverage is 60 months or 60,000 miles, this warranty for the 2010 Corolla would have expired in 2015.
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
The rust perforation limited warranty covers the repair or replacement of any original body panel that develops perforation from corrosion (rust-through). This warranty is in effect for 60 months, regardless of mileage. So for this 2010 Toyota Corolla, the 60-month rust perforation limited warranty expired in 2015.
Air Conditioning Warranty
Unfortunately, there is no mention of an Air Conditioning Warranty in the Toyota warranty documentation provided. The warranty information includes coverage for a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Federal Emission Control Warranty, California Emission Control Warranty, Tire Limited Warranty, and a Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty. It does not specify coverage details for an Air Conditioning Warranty. Without knowing when this hypothetical Air Conditioning Warranty went into effect or the mileage/time limits, I cannot determine if the warranty is still active in 2023.
The battery warranty information is not specifically provided in the 2009 Toyota factory warranty document. Batteries are typically covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which is the basic warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship. This basic warranty is 36 months/36,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or maintenance items like battery replacements.
For this 2010 Toyota vehicle, the 36-month/36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired sometime in 2013 or at around 36,000 miles, whichever occurred first. So at this point in 2023, 10 years later, the battery is no longer covered under the original factory warranty. Any battery replacement or repair costs would be the owner’s responsibility outside of the expired New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
The tires on this 2010 Toyota Corolla are covered by a separate tire limited warranty provided by the tire manufacturer, not Toyota. This tire warranty covers defects in the materials and workmanship of the original tires. Damage or failures resulting from road hazards, abuse, improper repairs, lack of maintenance, alterations to the tires, improper inflation, or load limits would not be covered.
The coverage term of the tire limited warranty is determined by the tire manufacturer and would have expired several years ago, well before 2023, as tire warranties typically expire within a few years from the in-service date. Any issues with the original tires would no longer be covered under the tire-limited warranty.
Federal Emissions Warranty
The Federal Emission Control Warranty covers repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship that would cause the vehicle to fail an EPA-approved emissions test. Coverage is for 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first. For this 2010 Toyota Corolla, the Federal Emission Control Warranty expired in 2012 or at 24,000 miles, whichever occurred first.
The warranty does not cover failures caused by lack of maintenance, improper repairs, accidents, alterations, or non-Toyota replacement parts. Therefore, any emissions control system failures from these exclusions after 2012/24,000 miles would not be covered. Since it is now 2023, the Federal Emission Control Warranty has been expired for many years for this 2010 Toyota Corolla.
The Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to warranty emissions control systems for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles. For this 2010 Toyota Corolla, the emissions control system warranty required by the Clean Air Act expired in 2012 or at 24,000 miles, whichever occurred first. Under this warranty coverage, Toyota would have repaired or replaced defective emissions-related parts like the catalytic converter, EGR valve, or engine control module if the vehicle failed an EPA-approved emissions test during the warranty period.
However, since the Clean Air Act emissions control system warranty has been expired for many years on this vehicle, Toyota would no longer be obligated to repair or replace related emissions parts free of charge. The Clean Air Act mandated emissions warranty coverage expired well before 2023 for this 2010 model-year Toyota Corolla.
California Emissions Warranty
The California Emission Control Warranty covers repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship that would cause the vehicle to fail an emissions test approved by the California Air Resources Board. Coverage is for 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. For this 2010 Toyota Corolla, the California emissions warranty expired in 2013 or at 50,000 miles, whichever occurred first. There is also a Long-Term California Emissions Warranty that covers specific parts like the engine computer and catalytic converter for 7 years or 70,000 miles, which has also expired. The warranty does not cover failures caused by lack of maintenance, misuse, improper repairs or alterations, or non-Toyota replacement parts.
2010 Toyota Corolla Recalls
According to the NHTSA recall notices, there were several recalls issued for the 2010 Toyota Corolla model year. The recalls involved issues with the accelerator pedal becoming stuck, inaccurate load capacity labels, brake vacuum suction port freezing in cold weather, airbag warning label adhesion, and seat heater wiring damage. The recalls affected features like vehicle speed control, service brakes, equipment labeling, airbags, and seats.
The recalls ranged from small batches of a few hundred vehicles to over a million vehicles for the stuck accelerator pedal. Toyota dealerships were to provide repairs like pedal replacements, new labels, intake manifold modifications, sun visor replacements, and seat heater disconnections to remedy these safety issues free of charge to owners of affected vehicles. The NHTSA recalls show that even popular models like the Corolla can have problems emerge that require safety actions.
Extended Warranty Available Upon Car Purchase
Unfortunately, the warranty documentation provided does not indicate if Toyota offered any extended warranty coverage for purchase at the time this 2010 Toyota Corolla was new. Most manufacturers give customers the option to purchase an extended warranty or vehicle service contract to extend coverage beyond the included factory warranties. The best way to find out if an extended warranty was purchased on this specific 2010 Corolla would be to check the original sale documentation or service records for any indication of an extended contract purchase.
If no documentation is available, contacting the original selling dealership with the VIN could determine if an extended warranty was purchased. In general, the manufacturer’s included warranty coverage expires within a few years, so any extended warranty purchased when the Corolla was new in 2010 would have already expired by now in 2023.
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2010 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.
Here are some key things not covered by Toyota’s warranties for the 2010 Toyota Corolla:
- Damage from accidents, theft, misuse, improper repairs, lack of maintenance, or environmental conditions – not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (3 years/36,000 miles)
- Tires – covered by separate tire manufacturer warranty, not Toyota warranty
- Normal wear and tear, noise, deterioration – not covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty
- Modifications or alterations to the vehicle – not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
- Damage from aftermarket or non-Toyota parts – not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
- Incidental or consequential damages like inconvenience, loss of vehicle use, or commercial loss – not covered under any Toyota warranty
Yes, Toyota’s warranties do cover both parts and labor to repair defects in materials or workmanship.
For this 2010 Toyota Corolla:
- The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers parts and labor for 3 years/36,000 miles.
- The Powertrain Warranty covers parts and labor for 5 years/60,000 miles.
- The Corrosion Perforation Warranty covers parts and labor for 5 years, regardless of mileage.
- The Federal and California Emissions warranties cover parts and labor for 2 years/24,000 miles or 3 years/50,000 miles respectively.
All of these Toyota warranty time/mileage limits have already expired as of 2023 for this 2010 model year Corolla.
Regarding extended warranties, customers generally have the option to purchase an extended service contract from Toyota or a third-party provider at the time of sale or sometimes afterward to extend coverage further than the factory warranties, which can provide additional protection for high-mileage vehicles. The specifics and availability would need to be confirmed with a Toyota dealer as extended warranty options can vary.
Yes, certain exhaust components are covered under Toyota’s warranties for the 2010 Corolla:
- The Federal Emission Control Warranty covers the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, and exhaust pipes for 2 years/24,000 miles.
- The California Emission Control Warranty covers the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, and exhaust pipes for 3 years/50,000 miles.
- The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers exhaust pipe mountings for 3 years/36,000 miles.
Given this 2010 Corolla is now past the time and mileage limits for exhaust component coverage under Toyota’s warranties, any original exhaust part replacements needed as of 2023 would not be covered. The Toyota warranty coverage has expired based on the age and assumed mileage of this vehicle.
Customers generally have the option to purchase extended warranty coverage from Toyota or third-party providers even after the initial vehicle purchase, as long as the vehicle is still within the age and mileage limits for the contract. Extended warranties can provide additional protection beyond the factory warranty.
For older, higher mileage vehicles like this 2010 Toyota Corolla in 2023, there may still be extended warranty options available from third parties, but with more limited terms compared to a new vehicle. The specifics of availability, coverage, exclusions, and cost for extended warranties on older vehicles would need to be verified with individual providers. Toyota’s own extended warranty program availability would depend on factors like the vehicle’s age and mileage at the time of purchase. In general, all extended coverage is subject to eligibility requirements set by the contract provider.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2019, October 17). Frontal air bag inflators may explode (NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V741000). https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2010/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2019, January 9). Passenger frontal air bag inflator may explode (NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V005000). https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2010/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2018, January 9). Passenger frontal air bag inflator may explode (NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V024000). https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2010/TOYOTA/COROLLA/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls
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