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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
36 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
24 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,826 miles

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #64

Oct 302015

Corolla

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle accelerated independently as it increased in rpms. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags). However, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Update 01/13/16

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #63

Jun 152006

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. While driving at 15 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle accelerated independently. As a result, the contact crashed into a building and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head, leg, knee, teeth and chest injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an auto body repair center and repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V350000 (air bags). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #62

Oct 072014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
On a trip to South Carolina from New Jersey interstate driving I experienced an issue with the cruise control. Issue is : when I come up on slower traffic and hit the brake the cruise control disengages as it should but when I let up off the brake pedal the vehicle accelerates rapidly on it's on without hitting the resume lever. Thinking quick I turned the cruise off. This happened 6 times on the round trip I finally quit using the cruise. The Toyota dealer said there is no recall or anything for this issue. I'm telling you this is unsafe as hell! I have an extensive mechanical background, I don't care what anybody says! I know what happened my wife and daughter saw it happen to.

- Dunellen, NJ, USA

problem #61

Jul 042012

Corolla 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles

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

Several episodes of unintended acceleration while at a stop sign, and several others while driving.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #60

Mar 292014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
I turned on my car and it began to accelerate itself, the indicator stopped and held on 4,000 RPM.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #59

Jul 012013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Auto en ocasiones no acelera. Naguabo auto reemplazo computadora (PCM). Problema continua. SE entiende que ES un defecto de fabrica segun aviso enviado pero no SE quieren responsabilizar.

- Yabucoa , PR, USA

problem #58

Apr 082013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

I was pulling into a parking space at less than 5mph with my foot on the brake. Instead of stopping, the car accelerated suddenly, and ran into the wall 3 feet in front of the parking space. The car was towed by my insurance company and determined to be totaled. The manufacturer inspected the car but did not come up with a diagnosis. The manufacturer stated that they did not believe it was a design or manufacturing defect.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #57

Feb 012010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My husband bought my 2005 Corolla as a wedding gift. It was slightly used but bought from one of the best Toyota dealerships in our town. It had approx. 18000 miles when I got T in Feb of 2007. It was very basic and a standard. The shifting/clutch never seemed right from the start but I learned how to deal with it. In Feb of 2010, I was leaving work and was a few miles from home. I had never in my many years of driving had a wreck. The truck ahead of me came to an abrupt stop and as I tried to brake, my car seemed to speed up and went right up under the truck. The whole front end smashed right up to the windshield yet the airbag did not deploy. Insurance deemed it a total loss but it was right at the point where I still owed as much as the pay off so they went ahead and fixed it. I was out a lot of money. The second wreck just occurred on March 15,2013. I was driving home from a family members residence in the country and was traveling on deserted roads at about 3:30 am. I went around an S curve that I grew up driving so it I was very familiar. I tried to slow down, but again seemed to accelerate. I over corrected and ran thru a ditch and completely threw a metal fence. Again. The airbag, which always had the light on as if ready to deploy, did not go off. I was hurt very badly and apparently blacked out for a good while. This time the insurance deemed it a total loss and we are waiting on a settlement from our insurance plus I hurt my knee and am meeting with a surgeon next week. That car was nothing but trouble and I am happy to B rid of it but feel we all deserve justice for all the many errors Toyota has given this vehicle.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #56

Nov 142012

Corolla

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact was reversing from a residential driveway when he applied the brakes and shifted into drive. The brakes were released and the vehicle accelerated independently. The contact crashed into a fence, two trees and a sign. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed and was not inspected. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 29,000.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #55

Sep 132011

Corolla

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact was reversing from a residential drive-way. As the contact shifted into drive from reverse, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The vehicle traveled over the curve and through a fence before crashing into a tree. The vehicle was destroyed and was not inspected to determine the caused of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 37,000.

- Marrietta, GA, USA

problem #54

Aug 252011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 64,091 miles

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

I met with an accident recently owing to uncontrolled acceleration of vehicle. Before this accident I witnessed this problem in the past and I contacted the Toyota dealer they took some time and said that they completed the recall procedure but the check engine sign was still illuminated as before. And I still experienced uncontrolled acceleration of the vehicle.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #53

Jun 082011

Corolla

  • 42,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 5 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own. The contact depressed the brake pedal but the brakes would not respond. The vehicle did not stop accelerating until it crashed into a wall at the contacts home. When the contact placed the vehicle in reverse it accelerated a second time and crashed into the a neighbors home. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an auto collision shop. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 42,500.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #52

May 162011

Corolla

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph the vehicle surged forward until crashing into a cement post. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was driven to her residence before being towed to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was repaired for the body damage by an insurance Agency. The manufacturer sent an investigator to examine the vehicle but was also unable to diagnose the failure. The failure and current mileages were 23,000.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #51

Mar 012011

Corolla 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact was traveling 45 mph when the vehicle began to accelerate abnormally. The contact was unable to control the vehicle and crashed hard on the curb. The vehicle eventually flipped over in a nearby ditch. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop but had not been inspected. The contact stated that he had never experienced the type of failure in the vehicle before. The failure and current mileage was 33,000. Updated 4/4/11 updated 08/22/11

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #50

Feb 262011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving my 2005 Toyota Corolla suddenly accelerated causing me to loose control and crash.

- Sabana Grande, PR, USA

problem #49

Jan 062011

Corolla

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. The dealer that repaired the vehicle was notified of the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #48

Oct 312010

Corolla

  • 69,889 miles
I was pulling into a supermarket parking place at approx 5mph speed, I applied the brakes in order to stop. Instead of stopping car started to accelerate (happened at 3-4 second), jumped over cement barrier (curb), hit the sign, colliding into another car. At the time of acceleration the smoke came out from the front of the car. I steered away, car slowed down and I was able to drive back to parking area. The failure mileage was 70K. A police report was filed and is available if needed. The vehicle was towed by the insurance company. I called to Toyota and they promised to get back to me with the steps of how to proceed further.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #47

Oct 302010

Corolla

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. The contact was unable to stop and crashed into a guardrail. There were no injuries. The air bags did not deploy. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they would send someone to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was with the local dealer awaiting inspection. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #46

Oct 282010

Corolla

  • 50,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving to the dealer, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and hit the side of a building. The contact was injured. The failure had occurred twice before. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The current and failure mileages were approximately 50,500.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #45

Oct 212010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 74,700 miles
While attempting to park the vehicle in reverse, suddenly it accelerated without warning. The brakes were applied but would not engage causing the contact to crash into a car and then into a rock wall. The passenger suffered injuries to her back. A police report was filed for the incident.

- Quebradillas, PR, USA

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