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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,745 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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2009 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Mar 012013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the driver depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle erroneously accelerated then crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 43,000. Updated 04/03/13 the consumer stated she was traveling East at 25 mph. As she turned into her cul-de-sac there were two parked cars on the side of the road facing each other. She moved to the left to avoid them. As she applied the brake to reduce her speed, as she was near her turn, there was a sudden jerk in the steering wheel, quickly pulling the vehicle to the right into the left rear of the first parked car. She had no control over the vehicle. It then moved slightly away from the first vehicle and then the vehicle went in the direction of the second car. The consumer then hit the other vehicle. The consumers right tire blew out and the rim and wheel were in the extreme right position that appeared greater than the wheel would move.

- West Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 152011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
ABS and brake light turned on together. This is turning out to be a very common issue which is due to the corrosion of the sensors on the rare wheels. With ABS light turned on, the vehicle is incapable of applying ABS when required during brake, creating a high safety concern.

- Shawano, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 192012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the ABS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the spiral cable would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 84,000.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 212012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The front brakes produce a very loud rattling noise, whenever the brakes are applied and its almost as if the car is not going to stop and cause an accident. I am afraid the brakes are going to completely fail one day and cause an accident. When I took it to the dealer for a checkup, the dealer indicated that Toyota is investigating the noise, but it might be too late before they do anything. Please help by investigating this issue.

- Dublin, OH, USA

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