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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,141 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.

2005 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 172004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

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

I was driving between 30 and 35 mph on a back paved road when a buck ran out in front of my vehicle. I pushed my brakes all the way down to the floor but the car wouldn't stop. I pushed them again and the car still wouldn't stop. I ended up hitting a ditch and rolling my car on its side. The mechanic could not find a problem with the ABS. I had 2 Goodyear tires (the car had less than 2500 miles) that blew out. Airbags deflated upon impact.

- Mantua, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 052005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,753 miles
The consumer stated that 2005 Toyota Corolla was involved in a crash and the anti-lock brakes did not work, and the vehicle did not stop while driving at 60-65 mph. The point of impact was on both sides of the vehicle. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. The manufacturer was contacted. Toyota was suppose to send someone to look at the car. The dealership was called also. The dealer said that would call the insurance company. A police report was taken.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 032005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
The brakes failed, causing the vehicle to crash into a wall while attempting to park in a garage. Also, power steering did not work during inclement weather, making the ability to maintain control of the vehicle difficult. Manufacturer was contacted by consumer. Prior to the accident, the brakes locked up and skidded in dry road conditions. Vehicle surged forward when attempting to stop vehicle. When the power steering failed the battery light came on. Dealer found nothing wrong and no adjustments were made. After vehicle came back from dealer's inspection there was a grinding/scretching noise. Consumer had to take vehicle back to dealer and found that the backing plate behind the rotors was bent. Backing plate was bend back into place. Consumer felt grinding noise was not a result of accident and/or damages occured to vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Jul 202004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 410 miles
Car skidded when brakes applied while steering onto an exit ramp (to the right). Dry pavement - sunny afternoon. It felt like the brakes locked-- car supposedly has ABS. Luckily, the car hit curb only. No visible damage to car.

- Lanham, MD, USA

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