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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 082004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


1- there was an odor of gasoline in the car. 2- smoke came in from dashboard vents; seconds after that the brakes failed; flames came in through the dashboard vents then the car burst into flames causing the driver to have to leap from the vehicle while it was in motion. Moments later the car exploded and was fully engulfed in flames. 3 - the car was unrecognizable after the explosion and completely totaled. The tires and all non-metal parts of the car were gone. We have requested a report as to the cause of the problem from the Toyota dealer and from Toyota. To date, there has been no written response or acknowledgement of this event. The charred remains of the automobile were reviewed by a Toyota representative, and afterward the Toyota dealer communicated verbally that it was impossible to tell the cause of the explosion. This complaint is being filed now as there have been problems with fuel lines in other subsequently owned Corollas; and that Toyota and the Toyota dealership have indicated no concern for the serious Corolla fuel line problems that presents a clear danger to anyone owning and driving this car.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Corolla. The failure mileage was 48000 and the current mileage was 49000. The canister filter will have to be replaced. The vehicle continues to run normal.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

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