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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,874 miles

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2003 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 202004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,874 miles


Engine replaced at 55874 mls dealership said "vehicle was not mantained". even though oil was changed every 55 to 7500 mls. 3 weeks later while driving on hwy car suddenly started accelerating on its own, when I tried to slow it down the brakes did not work. After about 5 miles & 3 near collisions I was able to get off hwy and pull into a parking lot. The brakes were still locked up and the engine was still accelerating, car would not stop! I then threw car in park and cut engine off in order to avoid injuring someone else or myself. Smoke poured from under hood. Had towed to dealer could not duplicate said their was nothing wrong! 2nd incident 3 days after getting car back took to dealer again and they once again said could not duplicate and that they found no problem!this car almost killed me and is very dangerous!!!!

- Plano, TX, USA

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