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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 082010


  • 25,000 miles


My car is a 2009 Toyota Corolla which is on the recall list. I had gone to them two day before the actual recall, because each time I would encounter a down slope or go down a hill, my car would sound like it was idling up and grinding as if it wanted to take off. It had been service a week before this happened; however, the sound of my brakes scared me so I took it back in twice. They still insisted nothing was wrong with it. Then, I took it back the next day after the recall, and I was treated very rudely by the service people as well as the service manager. Nothing has been done since then. I drive it daily with a prayer, because I was told that if my VIN number begin with a "J" it is not on the recall list. However, I am very afraid or paranoid about driving it daily and especially on rainy days. When it rains my brakes squeak and sound as if they or letting out air or a balloon being rubbed against your hand. I have called several times and received no response. I have never had any problems with universal Toyota until now. I was a faithful customer who has had six Toyota cars that I thoroughly enjoyed, but this situation has cause me to consider other options. I am unsure of the actual date, but it was definitely the day after the recall.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 182009


  • 24,000 miles
Please I need somebody to help me with my case with Toyota. I had an accident back to July in my Toyota Corolla 2009. I hit someone house with my Toyota because (accelerator and pedal were stuck and I lost the control of the car. I didn't know what went wrong not only I'm a woman and I don't know anything about "mechanic, pedal... etc. When police came I tried to explain to them what cause the accident they told me that if I don't stop lying I can end up to jail. So the house owner sued me I went to a lot of procedure of lawsuit. I never knew that could happened to me. Three days after court, I received the recall letter from Toyota. I drove my car to Toyota I found out my car has 2 recalls ( accelerator and pedal). Please help me. At least Toyota can pay the woman that sued me and my medical expenses.

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

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