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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
622 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

problem #2

Oct 282010


  • miles


2009 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states that she pressed the accelerator and the brake pedal at the same time and the vehicle accelerated through a fence. She finally got the vehicle to stop before crashing into the building. The consumer stated he accelerated through a fence causing $7,566.05 in damage to his vehicle. The consumer stated even though the accident was due to driver error, the vehicle was poorly designed. The differential in height between the gas pedal and the brake pedal was 1 to 1. 25 inches when neither was depressed. They can very often be at the same height when both were depressed together which could cause driver confusion as to where the foot would be. To add to the problem, there was a firewall hump 1 inch to the right of the accelerator pedal. This leaves only 5.75 inches between that wall and the right edge of the brake pedal. The consumer stated there was not enough space to maneuver his foot.

- South Euclid, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 102009


  • 1,243 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The brake pedal displayed minimal resistance and moved another inch when the vehicle stopped. The dealer stated that the issue was very common for some vehicles. The contact is concerned that the safety risk could result in a crash. The current mileage was 1,700 and the failure mileage was 1,243.

- Norman , OK, USA

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