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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 192004

Corolla

  • 37,500 miles

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

I noticed that Toyota only recall 2009/2010 Corolla. But my Corolla had fatal problem on 2001 model, and crashed on 2004/03. On highway 680 on 03/19/2004, dove as normal speed. The cars in front of me were far away, maybe about 200 meters. There is no car was closely aside of my lane. I didn't step brake or try change lane, just kept the lane and speed as normal. Suddenly, the steering wheel out of control. It rushed to right, then left, then right, left, I tried very hard but couldn't control the steering. At the first second when I noticed the car went wrong direction, I stepped the brake as hard as I could, no use. Steering and brake were out of control. The car hit the barrier wall with high speed, rolling over and over. Milpitas or san jose chp was on site, and had a accident report. The car was total damaged, my head got hit and start bleeding inside but didn't check it out after accident. 2 months later I had a head surgery to stop the bleeding inside and took out a big chunk of blood. After years, till today, I am still suffered by the head wounds/hit. But the recall is only for 2009/2010 model, leave so many drivers still in dangerous situation.

- Pleasanton , CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 092003

(reported on)

Corolla

  • 0 miles
Steering system has a failure that causes vehicle to continuously pull to the right or left while driving.

- Turin, NY, USA

problem #1

May 272003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the steering wheel wandered from left to right especially on windy days.. steering rack was fastened to light metal instead of the frame or subframe, consequently when the car flexed due to road irregularities or slope, trucks passing or cross winds a steering correction had to be made by the driver.. the consumer also a 1998 Corolla which experienced the same problem.

- Turin, NY, USA

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