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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,132 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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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 042015


  • 97,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact's left arm became stuck in between the driver's side door fabric and frame. The fire department had to pull apart the driver's side door to remove the contact's arm. Medical attention was not received. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000. The VIN was not available.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #10

Mar 232016


  • 78,000 miles
1. weather stripping will not stay on driver door 2. cd player of radio system was throwing out the 6 cd's as driving- replaced stereo. 3. under 70,000 miles- cv joint went out - replaced. Prior to replacement loud clunking sounds and steering difficult- other owners same issues I am reading. Needs recalled 4. appx 77.000 miles no warning alternator went out and was extremely hot and smelly-replaced. 5. appx 78,000 miles between 25-35 mph transmission keeps slipping. I was driving down a street and once on interstate it hit the other gear hard/clunked- Toyota dealer called Toyota and they said replace transmission. Currently in the shop. Called Toyota and filed a case- they respectively understand my concern, however, they did not seem concerned of the safety hazard of this issue and probability of this issue causing a death. I have friend same issue and I have read about this same issue on the internet. There needs to be a recall. Luckily it did not go out on me driving on the interstate going 70mpg. Scared of the vehicle and distrust competency of Toyota. Are they unwilling to admit the transmission problem is a safety issue? needs recalled or investigated please help the consumer. I am worried about others safety.

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 122016


  • 51,000 miles
My car is in motion on a city street. The other car driver fails to yield the road approriately, caused accident.airbags are not deployed.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 132012


  • 30,000 miles


There was a sudden acceleration in my Toyota Corolla 2010 and hit a tree, I was driving 15 miles per hour at that time. When complained to Toyota they investigated about 15 days ago but no conclusion was provided from Toyota. I was injured but recovered already. Please ask them why they are not providing any conclusion to me..

- Germantown , MD, USA

problem #7

Jun 242013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Drove into a gas station to buy gas, put car in park, stepped out to pump case, noticed car moving, jump in to stop it, car accelerated and crashed into building, causing damage to both car and building.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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problem #6

Sep 242014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Entered head in parking spot in enclosed public garage, car was positioned crooked within lines, backed up minimal feet to correct to a parallel position, put in drive (foot on brake) car lurched forward violently perhaps 5 to 6 feet into a braided restraining cable at the front of the space. Front end damage to body, headlight, jammed passenger door, front of hood, possible radiator and/or A/C condenser. Repairs are beginning at Toyota collision center, 410-525-1000, 15001 S.caton ave. Halethorpe (baltimore) Maryland. Estimate is $3500 - my share $1000 deductible with Liberty mutual. Floor mat recall has been done and fix was completed, have not been notified yet re steering column cable repair. A check on the NHTSA website of my serial number does not include this car in the acceleration issue. If nothing else, I would like to have the gas pedal correction in this recall to be done on my car anyway, even though it does not show in your recall listing - can this be done?? can you request this of my dealer - russel Toyota 6324 baltimore national pike (410-788-8400) - baltimore, md?? otherwise, I will be scared that this could occur again at any time!!

- Fulton, MD, USA

problem #5

Nov 222011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles


Under certain limited conditions, the trunk doesn't hold open by itself. Especially noticeable when parked facing uphill in owner's driveway. Owner has unexpectedly been hit in the head several times while retrieving cargo because the trunk just comes down hard from the fully open position. Several times when this happens, the latch area of the trunk lid has impacted owner's head. This latch is only covered by a small plastic piece, otherwise it's metal. The owner hasn't been injured, but it has caused them pain each time it happens. Owner had it checked at a Toyota dealer. They said it occurs because an aftermarket rear spoiler was installed by a prior owner. Dealer says this aftermarket spoiler is too heavy, causing trunk not to stay open. Dealer offered to remove spoiler for a fee. We've since discovered Toyota has issued a tsb that tells dealers to replace one or both torsion bars for this condition. We'd like to NHTSA to review this & see if enough other complaints have been made to consider a recall.

- Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #4

Oct 282013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
I [xxx] the owner of Toyota Corolla 2010 (license plate: [xxx], licensed with the state of Maryland VIN no: [xxx]), residing at [xxx], while trying to park in my residential apartments at the above mentioned address (at a speed of 3-5 mph), applied the brakes and all of a sudden it caused an unintended acceleration and I hit the huge metallic trash bins in front of me at a very high speed on October 28th, 2013. The airbags did not deploy, but the front of my car got damaged heavily. It has been towed away by my insurance company geico to one of their body shops. My left ear and neck are in great pain since then and my wife tejaswi peri who was the passenger along with me suffered left knee sprain. We have been in a state of utter shock and dismay since this incident as this was completely unexpected. I have been a safe driver since the past 7 years and have never had any accidents, violations etc. Also I never mistook the gas pedal for the brake during my whole driving career and I use only one leg for this purpose. My vehicle when I purchased in 2010 was inspected 2-3 times for this and other issues by the dealer/Toyota. The initial estimates as per my insurance agent are several grand (dollars) and the damage to the car is extensive. The insurance company's body shop is working on it. Please see the attachments that show the car was taken to the Toyota dealer within a few months of purchasing it for acceleration problems and also the edr reports, service statement showing that this model is a part of a open recall service by Toyota. I opened a case with Toyota usa headquarters about the unintended acceleration that caused the accident yesterday. The case# is [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).... updated 03/19/15

- Greenbelt, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 112011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact noticed a strong smell within the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technicians removed the carpet and parts of the roof and found dead mice. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000. Updated 03/05/12

- Colchester, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 012010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
1)front bumper is been replaced 2 on my car as the strip of a remolded tire of a truckthat gets pealed off due to heat while driving on the road hit my car twice and the front bumper gets damaged or broken immediately. It cost me 600$ to fix it 2) it happened to me twice. 3)I think that the remolding of tires is to be band or proper process so as it does not seperate.yes and now the tires are made bigger and broader only one instead of two in trailers which is bad. 3)it the bumper gets damaged just by a hit does mean that the bumper is weak to save us from a real crash. It is Toyota, Corolla 2010.

- Carlisle, AR, USA

problem #1

Jan 102010


  • 950 miles
Feb. 15, 2010 to: National highway safety administration re.: defect in Toyota Corolla I recently reported to both my local toyotal dealership and to Toyota motor sales usa (national customer relations, 9001 southwestern ave, dept. WC11; torrance, ca 90509) that the play on the trunk lid on our 2010 Corolla was so loose that even though the trunk lid would be pushed all the way up, a sudden gust of wind would send it flying down on whoever was loading items into the trunk. This has happened on several occasions to my wife. On one occasion the lid came down on my wife's head and again on her arm on several different occasions. Please see the attached photo showing the effect of the lid being blown down on her arm. The dealer agreed that compared to the trunk lid on my Camry, the lid on the Corolla did indeed swing too freely and that the cause was a design flaw as the lid was functioning within the manufacturer's specifications. The dealer suggested that I contact Toyota. I did that, explained the situation, and was assigned case. Nothing has been done regarding this design flaw. Perhaps you can convince Toyota to reduce the "play" on the trunk lid so that we can actually use the trunk of the car without experiencing injury.

- Thiells, NY, USA

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