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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,667 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


I have automatic locks and have never had any problems with them until recently when my front passenger side door would not open from inside or out in the unlocked position. All other doors work normally. I tried using my key to unlock it and that also failed. I took it to the dealership and they said it was a problem with a broken cable which they repaired. It was not covered under warranty.

- Scranton , PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 062010


  • 29,000 miles
1. my daughter was driving her 2009 Toyota Corolla 4 door sedan and did not see a pickup truck stopped in the road waiting to make a left turn. She swerved, but not soon enough to avoid colliding with the truck. The Toyota Corolla sustained heavy damage to the driver's side front of the car (the car was totaled by the insurance company). There were no injuries to my daughter or her passenger. 2. there were multiple failures of safety equipment on the Toyota Corolla. First, the air bags did not deploy. The investigating police officer said that they did not deploy because the collision "missed the sensor". second, and the failure that most concerns me is that the hood latch failed to prevent the hood from popping loose, thereby driving the hood backwards and breaking the windshield. I was appalled that the hood latch failed to secure the hood in the crash. 3. since the car was a total loss, this is the first time that the hood latch failure has been reported. The delay in reporting the failure si due to my lack of knowledge of this database.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012009


  • 5,000 miles
2009 Toyota Corolla I have a file number10284648 I filed a couple of weeks ago. My car ' gas pedal did not get stuck on the floor mat.Toyota is making up a cheat excuse for the real problem the gas pedal in my car comes from way up under the dash, high on the fire wall pedal arm comes down to above the floor mats. I think you need to do your own investigating, I'll let you check my car even.

- Artesia, CA, USA

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