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.

3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 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.

2007 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

May 312010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated the gear shift selector fractured from the vehicle while placing the selector in drive from the reverse position. The contact stated the selector felt as if it were loose before reversing. The dealer advised he had never experienced a failure similar to hers and was unable to provide a remedy for the failure. The vehicle was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting a remedy. The failure mileage and current mileages were 39,000. Updated 7/20/10 updated 07/23/10

- East Saracuse, NY, USA

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