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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,430 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.

2009 Toyota Corolla engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #2

Feb 132012


  • 78,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the vehicle would make a rattling noise when first started. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a problem with the cam shaft. The dealer stated the cam shaft would need to be replaced, but wanted to do a 1,000 mile oil consumption test instead. The contact was concerned because the dealer stated the engine could also fail. The failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112009


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that he constantly had to add oil to the vehicle. The contact informed the dealer of the issue and the dealer advised that it was normal to add one full quart of oil to the vehicle for every 1,000 miles. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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