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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,429 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 012009

Corolla

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I am a slow driver and obey speed limits. I knew I was coming up to a stop sign on a 25 mph road, and I always do a real stop, not a slow down and creep forward. A block or two prior to the accident, I passed several police cars and even an unsafe driver would have carefully obeyed the traffic laws. I have no memory of the couple of seconds immediately prior to and during the accident, and my first moment I saw what was happening, I had my foot already on the brake pushing down hard on it but heading to the curb anyway. I think the curb stopped the car. My air bags did not deploy and the officer at the scene was surprised. I believe this fits the complaints about sudden acceleration. My car was totaled and I had to get a new car. I've asked my insurance company to investigate, but they have not gotten back to me.

- Cupertino, CA, USA

problem #6

May 262009

Corolla

  • 66,000 miles
On May 26, 2009, a Nissan Sentra made an illegal left turn which resulted in my 2001 Toyota Corolla 's' being totaled. My seat belt allowed me to fly forward and my chest hit the steering wheel. My air bags did not deploy. I find this incomprehensible. I was traveling approximately 30-35 mph. If I had been on the freeway I probably would have been killed.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 202002

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a head on collision going 40mph. Front air bags did not deploy which caused serious facial injury to consumer. Vehicle was totaled.

- Bergenfield, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 172001

Corolla

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 60 mph, vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and neither air bag deployed. Dealer was not notified at this time.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 192001

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Stepped on the brakes, but they failed to stop, airbag also failed, brakes fade to the floor, resulted in hitting another vehicle. Air bag did not open.

- Westborough, MA, USA

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problem #2

Apr 242001

Corolla

  • miles
Consumer's car rear ended another driver at about 10 mph, and none of frontal airbags deployed, but sensor light came on.

- Los Angelas, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152000

Corolla

  • miles
While driving 45 - 50 mph, a flatbed trailer was sideway in the dark on the opposite side of highway. Vehicle did not see the flatbed truck and hit it.went under the truck which caused damage to the front end, crushed the radiator, windshield, etc. Upon impact, driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, and did not protect occupanst in this crash.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

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