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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 162002

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,600 miles


Front braking system. Had to replace front brake pads at 25600 and 42200 miles. Rear pads do not seem to be wearing at all, indicating proportion valve problem or poor design. Toyota dealer just shrugs shoulders.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 272000

(reported on)


  • miles
Very excessive front brake pad wear. I have replaced the front brake pads 5 times in 16000 miles. I have replaced the proportioning valve which did not solve the problem. I have also replaced and adjusted the rear brake shoes which did not solve the problem.

- Fayetteville, TN, USA

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