Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

CarComplaints.com Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2007 Corolla. It is almost certainly misleading.

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2007 Corolla is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that several Toyota models have an unintended acceleration defect, & to go to safercar.gov (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.

So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about Toyota unintended acceleration issues because of the national news media attention, to the point where now the NHTSA data is unreliable taken in context with any other vehicle that did not receive national news attention.

CarComplaints.com typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to CarComplaints.com to report your Toyota acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2007 Corolla, our data for the Corolla is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Corolla's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,623 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.

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2007 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #20

Sep 102015

Corolla

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While driving at any speed, the rpms dropped below 1,000 when the vehicle came to a stop. The vehicle shut off and the engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was restarted and driven to a mechanic. The vehicle was diagnosed as (P0171, system too lean bank 1). The exhaust manifold gaskets were replaced, but the failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 10V384000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Wareham, MA, USA

problem #19

Sep 102015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly stalled without warning more than once and the service engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the remote starter installed by another dealer was repaired incorrectly. The dealer that installed the remote starter stated that they completed the repair correctly. The service engine light continued to randomly illuminate. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V384000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no repair solution. The contact was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The VIN and failure mileage was not available.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #18

Apr 152016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Gentle persons: I would like to draw your attention to a safety issue associated with my vehicle (Toyota Corolla 2007, VIN: [xxx]) listed on NHTSA web site. NHTSA campaign id number: 10V384000 www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&searchtype=drilldown&type=vehicle&year=2006&make=Toyota&model=Corolla&component_id=0&typenum=1&submit=retrieve+recalls&printversion=yes I have been experiencing similar sudden stop problem while driving, and would therefore, appreciate if you could take necessary anticipated measures to ensure the safety of this vehicle. I have to resubmit this complaint as I could not open your E-mail. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #17

Apr 152016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Gentle persons I would like draw your attention to a safety issue associated with my vehicle (Toyota Corolla 2007, VIN: [xxx]) listed on NHTSA web site. www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&searchtype=drilldown&type=vehicle&year=2006&make=Toyota&model=Corolla&component_id=0&typenum=1&submit=retrieve+recalls&printversion=yes I have been experiencing similar sudden stop problem while driving. NHTSA campaign id number: 10V384000 NHTSA action number: 2 investigations found component: Engine and engine cooling summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Corolla and Corolla matrix vehicles. The engine control module (ECM) for the subject models equipped with the 1zz-fe engine and two-wheel drive may have been improperly manufactured. There is a possibility that a crack may develop at certain solder points or on varistors on the circuit board. Consequence: There are a variety of warnings and consequences associated with the defect. The engine warning lamp could be illuminated, harsh shifting could result, the engine may not start, or the engine could shut off while the vehicle is being driven. An engine shutoff while the vehicle is being driven increases the risk of a crash. I have been experiencing sudden stops of my vehicle while driving that is likely related to the ECM. A case has been registered with Toyota national head quarter suggesting to call Toyota at 800-331-4331. I called and spoke with [xxx] (April 15, 2016 at 11:05 cst). She refused to provide any help although I provided her the case number. She handled the case very rudely and unprofessional, kept me on hold for several minutes and then gave me the same case number with no further action and ended the call. I am also notifying NHTSA about the this problem. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #16

Apr 152016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
I have been experiencing sudden stops of the vehicle while driving that is likely related to the ECM. A case has been registered with Toyota national head quarter suggesting to call Toyota at 800-331-4331. I called and spoke with [xxx]. she refused to provide any help although I provided her the case number R. she handled the case very rudely and unprofessional, kept me on hold for several minutes and then gave me the same case number with no further action and ended the call. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 092015

Corolla

  • miles
Engine stalled and does not start!

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 062015

Corolla

  • 64,200 miles

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

This happened about four weeks apart with two different drivers under similar conditions. We were slowing to stop at a stop sign traveling 5-10 mph and when we applied the brake, the engine reved up. When it happened to me the the car wouldn't stop when I applied the brake so I put the car into neutral and thus avoided hitting car ahead of me. I took the vehicle to my local Toyota dealer. They had it for a day and half and said they could find nothing wrong. They said I should remove my after market car mat ( which I have) and suggested that both drivers had applied the brake and accelorator at the same time. I think this is highly unlikely as my foot isn't wide enough to do both unless my foot is nearly off the brake. The car mat in question has been the car for 6 plus years and is a custom made one which does not slip.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #13

Feb 092015

Corolla

  • 100,000 miles
Looked up a recall on the emc of 2007 Toyota Corollas. My car was rear ended on 12/31/2014. Ever since, my car has been having electrical problems. My radiator fan is not working and had to be hot wired by a mechanic for it to stay on while running. My ac is not working, my shifter is stuck in park which is caused by a bad solenoid. I have had it inspected for over 8 hours by certified mechanics at midas, and they couldn't fix it. They said that every test they did was reading that nothing was wrong but my ac and radiator fan and solenoid are not working. My car stalls out occasionally, it wont start sometimes, and it is idling louder than before.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #12

Feb 252015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 100,500 miles
I started my car and immediately upon starting the engine RPM's went from 0-5000 RPM and would not come back down. I shut off the car and waited a few minutes and tried again.... same thing. This happened several times. I am afraid that this could happen at any time while I'm actually driving the vehicle in which case there could be a very bad accident due to the throttle sticking open if that's what the cause is.

- Sheridan, WY, USA

problem #11

Apr 282014

Corolla

  • miles
On April 28 2014 I reserved a rental car from priceless rental car in inglewood ca. Upon receiving the vehicle, there was no inspection or any kind of walk-around to ensure its condition. I drove it from lax to san francisco, and during the entire journey the check engine light was on and my gas mileage efficiency was dropping rapidly. The vehicle also shook at speeds around 60-70mph and would jerk and jolt whenever I applied the gas pedal to increase RPM. I am sure that there is no vehicle inspection or maintenance occurring on a weekly, monthly, or even a daily basis.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #10

Jul 212014

Corolla

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 10V384000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the dealer stated that the vehicle did not need the recall performed. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, there was a loud abnormal noise coming from the engine. As a result, the vehicle rolled over and crashed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the eyes and chest that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Cupertino, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 062007

Corolla

  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while waiting at a traffic light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the engine control module was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. In addition, the contact stated that while making a left turn, the vehicle made a loud grinding sound. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the axle had fractured and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 10 and the current mileage was 148,000.

- Santa Maria , CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 302013

Corolla

  • 72,772 miles
The engine warning lamp is illuminated, the engine does not always start, the engine shuts off while the vehicle is being driven.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #7

Apr 272013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I would like to check and see if my vehicle had a recall. The part is called the timing chain.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 132013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Dear officer, I bought this car (Toyota Corolla 2007) in Dec 2012 from a private party. The car was totally running fine. I have been changing the oil every 3 months. Last month, I started noticing white smoke coming out from the rear exhaust pipe and the Toyota dealer said it would be O2 sensor and changed it (charged $400). I started noticing white smoke again and this time they said there is a oil leakage and fixed it (charged $450). They also told me that the whole bottom part of the engine is full of oil sludge and that would take $4000 to fix. I bought this car for only 8500$ kindly investigate and let me know if this is a known problem in Toyota Corolla. I am sure there are lot of consumers like me might be running into this problem. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 172012

Corolla

  • 115,000 miles
The engine light has been going on and off for no apparent reason. Mechanics say there is no reason why engine light should be on. Concerned about possible engine failure.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #4

Sep 122012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
On 9/12/2012 the engine light came on and I drove the car to the dealership, the service rep said that they reset the sensor and everything should be ok. On Jan 15,13 I took the car back to the Toyota dealership for the 60,000 miles maintenance. Only thing that was said to be found was the fan belt was needing to be replaced. On Jan 24 while driving to the usaf base, the car started making noise and jerking. When I stopped at the gate to show my I.D. the guard told me that it sounded like my engine was dying, and go to the mechanic asap. I turned around and went straight to the Toyota dealership. The engine light came back on and it took me 45 min to get to Toyota bc the car would not accelerate past 20 mph (that should have been a 10 min drive). The service rep told me that the air flow meter sensor was dirty and frozen and they cleaned and reset it. On Friday Feb 1st the car was towed back to Toyota because it would not drive out the drive way. Toyota rep ran a diagnostic and said the computer engine was faulty and a new ECM would need to be put in. This car only has 66,000 miles! the rep told me that there were recalls on the 2005-2008 model Toyota Corollas and that I need to get a recall letter from Toyota usa so they can fix the car (I never got the letter that was supposedly sent out Sept 2010). I called Toyota corporate on 4 separate occasions on Feb 4 and was told that I could not get a letter faxed or emailed here to germany to get my car repaired. A rude representative name [xxx] said that it would take an unknown amount of time to get a recall letter sent through the mail. I don't have an unknown amount of time. I am due to leave germany in a week on military orders! in the days of technology, we can put a man on the moon but Toyota usa can't send an electronic recall letter to Toyota germany to have one of their faulty vehicles repaired? shame on Toyota! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #3

Dec 262012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle exhibited a clicking noise and decelerated independently without any warning. The contact merged to the road shoulder before stalling. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,000. Updated 2/19/13 updated 02/22/13

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 202012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
I was driving on the high way, it stopped completely and would go at all. The car just shut off while driving with no warning signs. It wouldn't restart, unless you let it cool down for 10 minutes or so.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 192008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 24,972 miles
We have a 2007 Toyota Corolla ce whose brakes wore down too fast. We purchased brand new in 2007 with 58 miles on the car. At around 20,000 miles, when we pressed the brakes, there was play in the pedal and there was a pull to the right slightly. Toyota, repaired the brakes since our car was under warranty. Now our brakes are wearing down again and pulling to the side again. The consumer also stated the dealer recommended having the timing cover re-sealed, to stop a fluid leak. On May 8, 2015, the valve cover gasket was replaced. However, the dealer did not address the timing cover leak although they recommended re-sealing it. Updated 09/02/15.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

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