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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,396 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Dec 242012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing the contact to crash into a pole, and then a parked vehicle. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available. The consumer stated her vehicle was recalled, the first time she took the vehicle to the dealer for a floor mat problem, and the second time was for an acceleration problem. Updated 01/14/13

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #26

Nov 112010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact was entering a parking space driving 1 mph when there was a loud, unusual noise. Immediately, the vehicle abnormally accelerated causing her to crash into a concrete post and hit a parked vehicle. A police report was available. The dealer was notified, but offered no assistance. The manufacturer advised that an investigator would inspect the vehicle and she would be contact once the investigation was complete. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) prior to the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was approximately 10,000. Updated 3/8/11 the consumer has since traded the vehicle.

- Southbend, IN, USA

problem #25

Jun 232010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,050 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 30 mph approaching an intersection the vehicle accelerated full throttle. She applied the brakes; however, the vehicle continued to accelerate onto the emergency lane. The contact stated a passenger sustained a minor injury to the neck. The dealer performed a diagnostic test and was unable to determine what caused the failure to occur. The approximate failure mileage was 45,050 and the current mileage was 45,570. Updated 0824/10. The consumer stated a modification to the accelerator pedal was performed on the vehicle prior to the incident. Updated 10/12/10

- Bolling Green, KY, USA

problem #24

Jun 062010

Corolla

  • 41,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While the contact was driving into the residence driveway at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle increased acceleration causing the vehicle to crash into the house. The contact suffered no personal injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The estimated cost for the damages to the exterior of the house was $8,000. The vehicle sustained front end damages. The vehicle was repaired for the body damages. The contact notified the authorized dealer and scheduled an appointment for the recall repair under NHTSA campaign number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal. The contact was displeased to know the earliest date for the recall service repair was July 13, 2010. The failure mileage was approximately 41,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 10/27/10.

- Augusta, SC, USA

problem #23

Oct 032009

Corolla

  • miles
2009 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states sudden unintended acceleration the consumer stated she was turning into a parking place with a raised concrete parking barrier at the front of the parking spot with her foot on the brake and going very slowly, when suddenly the vehicle accelerated and jumped on top of the barrier. The consumer stated since the vehicle was designed close to the ground, it hung up on the barrier and then fell back into the parking place. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection, but they were unable to find anything wrong.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #22

May 182010

Corolla

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that he previously received repairs to the accelerator pedal under NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal). While driving at relatively low speeds of 3 mph and depressing the brakes, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact shifted the vehicle into neutral and was able to stop the vehicle when the brakes were applied. The dealer was performing a diagnostic test on the vehicle when the complaint was filed. The failure and current mileages were 57,000.

- St. Peter, IL, USA

problem #21

Apr 292010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2009 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states several problems with vehicle the consumer stated the vehicle maintained speed of travel even after his foot was removed from the accelerator pedal. Travel speed decreased only after the vehicles regular brake had been removed. There was a spike in the RPM under normal driving conditions without change in pressure applied to the accelerator pedal. Also, there was erratic idling while the vehicle was in park without the consumer touching the accelerator pedal. The consumer continued to experience problems with the accelerator pedal after the recall was performed.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #20

May 012010

Corolla

  • 12,015 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while attempting to park with the brakes depressed, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The vehicle went over the pavement and caused the driver's side front tire to blow out. The manufacturer advised an investigator would further inspect the vehicle. Before the failure, the contact stated when depressing the accelerator pedal, there was an unusual noise coming from the front end of the vehicle and the dealer tightened the accelerator pedal. The contact believed the repair potentially contributed to the failure. The failure and current mileages were 12,015.

- Scarborough, ME, USA

problem #19

Apr 012010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while accelerating from a traffic stop, the vehicle ahead abruptly stopped. The contact was unable to brake within a reasonable time and proceeded to crash into the vehicle. The contact was not driving the vehicle but believed the vehicle did not stop due to brake failure. The dealer made repairs to the accelerator pedal and the contact had not experienced the failure since. A police report was available. The failure mileage was 21,700 and the current mileage was 22,500. Updated 06/29/10 updated 07/06/10.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #18

Mar 062010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2009 Toyota Corolla with unintended acceleration. The consumer stated he had not experienced any sudden acceleration problems with the vehicle. However, he did receive a recall notice in the mail and complied by taking the vehicle to the dealer to have the repairs done on February 17, 2010. However, on March 6, 2010, the consumer made a right turn on a street that was curvy and was relatively steep descending toward an intersection. He gently applied the brakes 2-3 times during the descent to maintain a speed of 15-20 mph. At no time did he depress the accelerator during the descent and the engine was idling as the vehicle coasted to the bottom of the hill. When he approached a four-way stop sign at the bottom of the hill, he depressed the brake pedal normally to come to a full stop. Instantly, the engine raced and roared. The consumer immediately shifted the automatic transmission into neutral and turned the engine off. He restarted the engine with his foot on the brake pedal and the gear selector in neutral and it started with the same roar. He turned it off again and waited a couple of minutes. He decided to try one more time and the vehicle operated in normal mode. The consumer also stated since the vehicle was garaged, the doors were barely kept locked. Over the last 6-9 months about once a month when the consumer entered the garage, he discovered the doors were locked. The consumer believed the electronic door locking system was being randomly activated.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #17

Apr 052010

(reported on)

Corolla

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2009 Toyota Corolla with unintended acceleration. Consumer states that she and her husband are not happy with the corrections. The consumer stated the vehicle accelerated while attempting to park. After the vehicle was returned, the word check appeared on the dashboard, then it went out and the SRS light illuminated.

- Secaucus, NJ, USA

problem #16

Mar 292010

(reported on)

Corolla

  • miles
2009 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states unintended acceleration. The consumer stated he experienced sudden acceleration after the recall was performed. The consumer stated as he was backing out of his garage, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The consumer quickly shifted the gear into neutral and applied the brake and the vehicle stopped.

- Derby, KS, USA

problem #15

Mar 262010

(reported on)

Corolla

  • miles
2009 Toyota Corolla with a recall for the unintended acceleration. Consumer is upset she will not be able to get her vehicle in to be repaired until March 31, 2010. The consumer stated she had to replace the tires on the vehicle twice.

- Spencer, WV, USA

problem #14

Jan 222010

Corolla

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerator pedal was stuck in the open throttle position while driving at speeds of 50 to 60 mph. The vehicle would accelerate without driver intent. The contact received notification of a recall campaign (NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000-vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) and received repairs by an authorized dealer. After the vehicle was repaired, the failure continued to occur. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The contact left the vehicle in possession of the dealer for fear that the vehicle would potentially be a risk. The manufacturer was contacted but was not willing to provide any further assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Hogensville, GA, USA

problem #13

Mar 192010

Corolla

  • 5,050 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While traveling at 30 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated without engaging the accelerator pedal. The contact then shifted the vehicle into neutral gear which decreased the vehicles speed. The contact noticed that the failure did not occur until NHTSA recall # 10V017000 and 10V023000 vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal was performed on the vehicle. Diagnostic testing was being performed by the dealer when the complaint was filed. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 5050.

- Wilmington , DE, USA

problem #12

Feb 222010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 9,630 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph. While the vehicle was decelerating the brake pedal was engaged with no response. The contact was unable to slow the vehicle down and crashed into a tree. The contact sustained injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 9,630. Updated 04/16/10. Updated 04/30/10.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #11

Dec 172009

Corolla

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While the contact was parked she started the vehicle and it suddenly accelerated, causing the contact to drive over a nearby curb where the brakes were applied to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be reproduced. One month after the first incident the same failure reoccurred again and the vehicle was towed to the dealership where NHTSA recall number 10V017000: Vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal was performed on the vehicle.the VIN was not available. The failure mileage was at 8000 and the current mileage is 9000.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

problem #10

Jan 252010

Corolla

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While the vehicle was at a stop with the brakes applied, the contact noticed that the brakes had begun to loose braking power and the rpms had risen to 7000. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact had NHTSA recall# 10V023000 vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal performed on the vehicle. Eight days after having the recall performed, the contact was driving 20mph and the vehicle had suddenly accelerated without warning. In order to stop the acceleration the contact had to shift the vehicle into neutral. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be reproduced. The current and failure mileages were 25000.

- Delphi, IN, USA

problem #9

Apr 072009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 5,457 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While attempting to enter the highway from an off ramp she barely pressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle abnormally accelerated up to speeds of over 75 mph. There was a sudden increase in the engine rpms and when she attempted to apply pressure to the accelerator pedal it was stuck in the open throttle position. She attempted to depress the brakes, to no avail. She was able to engage the emergency brake and again she attempted to apply the brakes. The vehicle finally decreased in speed. A state trooper arrived to offer assistance and investigate the failure. The contact confirmed that the floor mats were not interfering with the accelerator pedal. The manufacturer was contacted and would not offer any assistance. Although there were recalls on her vehicle pertaining to the exact same failures (NHTSA campaign id numbers: 10V023000 and 10V017000: Component: Vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal), her VIN was not included in the recall campaign. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 5,457 and the current was approximately 10,100. Updated 04/13/10.

- Lebanon, NH, USA

problem #8

Feb 162009

Corolla

  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph; proceeding to a complete stop. The engine revved during braking. Her left foot was applied to the brake pedal, and tapping the accelerator pedal with the right foot, the RPM level decreased. The vehicle was able to operate normally. The acceleration issues occurred seven different times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the identical failures on three separate occasions. The technician stated that there were no problems with the vehicle. NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) was related to the failure. The VIN was not included in the recall. The failures were more prevalent to occur in colder weather temperatures. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle has not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was 14,200. The failure mileage was 800.

- Pleasantville, NY, USA

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