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Crashes / Fires:
37 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
29 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,346 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 19 of 20)

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problem #28

Dec 182013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


2006 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to sudden acceleration issue.* ld the consumer stated she was pulling into a parking lot, with her foot on the brake. The vehicle revved twice and then accelerated and crashed into a store. Also, the air bag did not deploy. The vehicle totaled.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #27

Jun 132007


  • 17,572 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while stopped, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries but the driver and front passenger from the other vehicle sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed at an unknown location and was repaired. The repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,572.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #26

Jun 172014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Our Toyota Corolla 2006 had a SRS air bag warning light come on. We took it to the dealership and we were informed that the driver?S airbag module is attached to a spiral cable assembly with electrical connections that have become damaged from turning the steering wheel. The damage to the spinal wire caused the air bag warning lamp to illuminate which means that the air bags may not deploy in an accident. The spinal cord needs to be replaced. There is a similar issue on other Corollas I believe they are years 2009 and 2010 and so I think this needs to be looked into since it is happening on our vehicle.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #25

Jun 082014


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. While driving 50 mph, another vehicle on the driver's side switched lanes and side crashed the contact's vehicle. The air bag failed to deploy and the contact's head struck the dashboard. The contact was not treated for his injury. The manufacturer was not notified and the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #24

Apr 182014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
My daughter was involved in an accident, she was T-boned in the drivers door by a Mercedes Benz SUV going 40mph and the drivers side impact air bag did not deploy. The policewoman, emt, and tow truck driver all could not believe the air bag did not deploy. By the grace of god my daughter is going to be fine after some recovery time. However I feel had the air bag deployed her injuries would have been lessened considerably. When I purchased the car I purposely looked for one with the additional side impact air bags. I am very disturbed that this safety feature I had hoped would provide additional safety for my child failed so miserably.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

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problem #23

Jan 152013


  • miles
Owner was driving with snow on the road and hit a slick spot that had ice. The vehicle started sliding sideways out of control off the highway. The car continued off the road, into a ditch, and hit a tree. The entire front end of the car was damaged; the hood was smashed, grill fell off, part of front bumper detached, headlight out of place. We were traveling around 50 mph when we ran off the highway. Neither of the front air bags deployed. It was a front end impact and we were traveling fast enough that the air bags should have deployed. This has to be a defect of the air bags.

- Waldron, AR, USA

problem #22

May 232012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


School bus drove across a four lane divided road and my daughter ran into the school bus, she applied the brakes and turned to the right and hit the bus. The air bag did not deploy. Injuries are soreness in shoulder and neck. Granddaughter age 3 was traumatized over the crash. School bus driver was ticketed.

- North Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #21

Feb 032012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
The car was struck on the drivers side. The car is equipped with side curtain air bags, in addition to the steering and passenger dash. The impact covered from the drivers door and the entire front fender. The only air bags that deployed were the steering and dash. The side curtains did not, resulting in head injury to a 16 year old that was the driver. This car was purchased with these safety features expecting it to work as intended. I would like to know why, and what is going to be done about it.if I don't receive a proper response.I will seek legal support. Thank you!

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #20

Feb 092009


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle head on. The contact's head struck the steering wheel and he sustained injuries. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was able to be driven from the scene. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also experienced a failure while driving approximately 60 mph. The vehicle began to decelerate and suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the engine control module would have to be replaced. The failure persisted after the repair. The engine control module was replaced three times before the failure was corrected. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #19

Sep 152011


  • miles
Granddaughter driving on county road evidently inattentive had to quickly stop because car in front of her stopped for red light.there had just been a short rain and road oils were present. Her car slide into the rear bumper of the SUV in front of her. I assume that the quick breaking caused the Toyota to nose dive under the rear bumper of the SUV. The read bumper of the SUV suffered only slight movement and small abrasion mark. The Toyota has serious damage - crumpled hood and destroyed headlight and required towing..the airbags did not deploy. She was unharmed. Perhaps this is an incident when the airbag should have deployed. I have heard of very minor collisions causing deployment.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #18

Jul 012011


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owned a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle spun out of control and crashed into a utility pole. The air bags to not deploy during the failure. A police report was filed and the contact sustained bruising across the chest from the seat belt. The vehicle was destroyed and towed home. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the air bags should not have deployed during the crash. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Indio , CA, USA

problem #17

Jun 032008


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that a vehicle crashed into the rear of his vehicle at 50 mph while he was stopped at a traffic stop. The force from the crash caused the contact to crash into a preceding vehicle. The contact stated that the force caused the headrests to be thrown backward but the air bags did not deploy. The contact was able to drive the vehicle away from the scene. There were no injuries and no police report filed. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the cruise control would not activate when needed and when he was bale to utilize the cruise control, the component would deactivate independently. The failure recurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the cruise control was replaced yet the failure persisted after repairs. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 08/31/11 updated 2/9/12

- New Haven, IN, USA

problem #16

Feb 242011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states failure of the central computer and brake failure caused a crash the consumer stated when her daughter applied the brake to reduce her speed to steer around another vehicle, the brakes locked up and steering the vehicle became difficult. Ultimately, her daughter collided with another vehicle. When she attempted to move the vehicle, the vehicle had stalled. Also, the air bags failed to deploy and she strongly impacted the seat belt causing injury to her shoulder. The consumer stated ECU was replaced last April at a cost of $700. A reading of the ECU the following day, showed there was no accident. The consumer believed the ECU may have caused the ABS to lock up. The vehicle was declared a loss by the insurance company.

- Earlton, NY, USA

problem #15

Aug 132010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving 55 mph when the brakes failed. The contact crashed into the vehicle ahead of her. The contact stated she depressed the brake pedal to the floor but the brakes failed to operate. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle ahead of her was flipped and landed upside down. There was smoke coming from the front of the contact's vehicle. A police report was available. The contact was removed from the vehicle with the assistance of the fire department. She sustained injuries to the neck and back with additional bruising. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Appomattox, VA, USA

problem #14

Feb 072010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 59,276 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while driving 35 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into another vehicle. The contact suffered minor injuries. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck and caused the vehicle to suddenly accelerate. The failure mileage was 59,276. Updated 05/20/10. The consumer also stated the air bags failed to deploy. Updated evoq 05/27/10 the consumer stated the engine control module was replaced in 2008 due to the check engine light illuminating. Updated 06/01/10. Updated 09/29/10 the consumer also stated the steering mechanism and brake failed on the vehicle. Updated 12/06/10 updated 12/28/10.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #13

Sep 252009


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. While entering a parking space the vehicle suddenly accelerated without intention. Consequently she rear-ended another vehicle, and then struck a telephone pole. The vehicle was completely destroyed, and none of the air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed away from the crash site. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 12/07/09 updated 12/07/09.

- Derry, NH, USA

problem #12

Sep 112009


  • 80,000 miles
My daughter ran off the left side of the hwy, back across to right side of hwy, into a ditch, hit a culvert, rolled & flipped several times, totaled vehicle, air bags on either side deployed. She was probably running 40-50 mph when she hit the culvert and I can't believe the airbags did not deploy.

- Williamston, NC, USA

problem #11

Jun 202009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla. While driving 19 mph, the vehicle drove over a puddle of oil on the road. The vehicle struck a street sign and the guardrail ripped the front fender off of the vehicle. None of the air bags deployed. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The manufacturer stated that the air bags should have deployed, but they could not assist. The contact feels that the vehicle is very dangerous to drive because the air bags failed to deploy. The current and failure mileages were 52,000. Updated 07/17/09. Updated 07/17/09.

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #10

Dec 192008


  • miles
I got hit (T boned) by a truck on my (driver's) side when the driver of the truck failed to yield. It was severe; my car swirled around for a couple of times. The front of my car was smashed and it was total by insurance company. The most dangerous thing was, my airbag did not even flinch. Big question is, after buying a new car, doing servicing regularly from the dealer and maintaining properly, why the airbags did not open? it might be manufacture's error or the dealer's.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #9

Aug 082008


  • 43,200 miles
My 2006 Toyota Corolla's airbags did not deploy when I had a head on collision. The entire front of my vehicle was smashed to a pulp, and my airbags didn't even flinch. I tried to find out if this was a manufacturer defect or if there was a recall on this so to have it fixed, but have not been able to find anything on this.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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