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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,872 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.

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 092015


  • miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V340000 (air bags) and 15V689000 (visibility). The parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Port Murray, NJ, USA

problem #5

Aug 272009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V168000 (air bags), 12V491000 (visibility) and 09V338000 (service brakes, hydraulics); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Kemah, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 142015


  • miles
Driver's side mirror plastic holding snapped that keeps mirror in the open/ closed position. Due to the plastic holding being snapped, the mirror wobbles and does not stay in the open position. It makes driving very dangerous with the lack of a mirror to turn and merge safely. As speeds increase, the force of the wind will force the mirror into the closed position making the mirror useless.

- Waipahu, HI, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014


  • miles


Wipers stopped working on all speeds. This impacts driving in the rain, especially at high speeds. Wipers are now only one speed and I need to pull over if it is pouring. This is also a safety hazard, especially on the interstate when it is pouring rain and visibility is low for all drivers concerned.

- Champaign , IL, USA

problem #2

May 202012


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving various speeds in inclement weather, the windshield wipers failed to operate when activated. The contact's visibility became limited and the vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the contact manually cleared the window with the wipers. The wipers then functioned normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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problem #1

Dec 142012


  • 45,230 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the front passenger's side power window failed. The window remained closed and could not be opened. The other windows in the vehicle would operate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the failure was within the power window master switch. The dealer applied a special grease, however the failure recurred and was not resolved. The failure mileage was 45,230. The current mileage was 53,678.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

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