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9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,417 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 262009

Corolla

  • 6,000 miles

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

Notice the steering wheel sometimes pulses only when my cell phone is (docked) near docked to the right of the steering wheel. It's strange I can sometimes tell if my black berry is going to ring or get an email. The steering wheel seems to shake or try to steer on its own. This is similar to my other 2009 Toyota Corolla that I resold to the dealer. I wonder if more shielding is needed to reduce any interference.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 072009

Corolla

  • 900 miles
One major flaw: Twitchy power steering it"S similar to others on the internet blogs ? after about 30 minutes it"S as if I am trying to balance my steering on a ball. The steering wants to move off center to the left or right. By steering into oncoming lane or traffic. I reminds me as a kid; turning my bike handle bars 180 degrees (backwards)and steering forward. You can do it but you must keep both hands and fight the steering.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 302009

Corolla

  • 75 miles
While driving on expressway and roads the vehicle will make a sudden surprise pull to the left or right randomly. One thing to note when turning any corner the steering wheel won't recover straight as if it forgot I turned. The car is less than a week old. Notice the dangerous problem on my first trip on the interstate. I look it back for service the next day. For 2 days Toyota service checked alignment and drove it. They find the steering wheel in tolerance. Scotty said it's normal for this type of new electric steering. You must keep both hands on steering wheel or it will steer out of assign lane. After a 2nd trip in a week of owning this car decided to test drive a different 2009 Toyota Corolla and drove just fine. I only wished mine would have drove straight.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 302009

Corolla

  • 75 miles
While driving on expressway/roads the vehicle will make a surprise pull to the left or right. One thing to note when turning the corner the steering will not recover straight. The car is less then a week old. Notice the problem on my first trip on the interstate. I took it back for 2 days and they find nothing wrong but scotty said it's normal for this new type of steering. You must keep both hands on wheel at highway speeds.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 302008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 30 mph in windy weather conditions, the contact experienced difficulty steering the vehicle. The vehicle unexpectedly pulled to the left or right without assistance. This was a gradual change in direction. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician performed a front end wheel alignment on the passenger side. On three separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for identical failures. The failure mileage was 35 and current mileage was 1,100. Updated 02-23-09 updated 02/25/09.

- Bangs, TX, USA

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