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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,596 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla electrical problems

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #48

May 132016

Corolla

  • miles

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

Takata recall for almost eight months my car horn has not been working. I cannot inspect it without the car horn working! no one will touch it! it's like my car has a disease and no one wants to be corrupted or something. I saw on a tv program called fraud squad about how when a airbag is deployed some components in and around the airbag are affected to the point of failure. I've only had the car two years and the most important thing, the inspection/registration sticker cannot be had! I feel very much let down by the dealership I acquired this car from. I got it from fort bend Toyota in rosenberg. It's gonna take me many years to pay this car paid off and already I may have to jury rig it and void every warranty ever. My warranty went out, they asked me to re-up it, I didn't, and boom, I'm screwed! where can I go to get help with this? I am lucky I have not been ticketed yet.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #47

Sep 172015

Corolla

  • miles
Recall issued 9.2015 was incomplete....still waiting on a fix. Recall 15V689.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #46

Jul 132016

Corolla

  • miles
The driver door caught on fire while I was driving.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #45

Aug 012013

Corolla

  • 85,000 miles

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

Two issues: Radio controls fail; usually when outside temps near/above 100F. Touching any control turns off radio, spits out cd. Causes me to Focus on radio instead of driving. Dealer no help. Seen the problem listed by others online Inc. Youtube video of the radio acting up. 2nd issue: Just had to replace water pump, approx. 150,000 miles. Appears there was some sort of recall but I did not receive any notice. Replaced 7/16/16

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #44

Mar 232016

Corolla

  • 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 #43

Jan 222016

Corolla

  • 50,000 miles
The car battery keeps dying on this vehicle even though the battery has been replaced and checked multiple times. The dealer claims a ground cable on the underside is corroded and "fixed" it- but the problem still occurs. My guess is this is a design defect. It's scary to drive a car that might leave you stranded every time you turn it off. This has been ongoing for the past 6 months.

- Totowa, NJ, USA

problem #42

Oct 162013

Corolla

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the front driver side door master power switch was loosened. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 15V689000 (visibility); however, the dealer applied a lubricant which failed to correct the failure. In addition to the recall remedy, the master power window switch assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Lynwood, CA, USA

problem #41

Dec 152015

Corolla

  • 71,189 miles
Driver side airbag light on need new ECU for airbag.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #40

Aug 012015

Corolla

  • 76,000 miles
When applying the brakes, my car will rev up. Especially when I'm going down hill. Another concern is that my car will make a 2-3 second rattling noise upon starting up. It only makes this noise once in a while and it is coming from the engine. Another issue I'm having is the car's check engine light, track light and vsc off light coming on simultaneously on any rainy day and staying on for several days after it has stopped raining. I avoid driving at fast speeds when its rainy because obviously the car is very unstable. My driver side window wont open or close and very cold days and other days it makes a weird noise. I just bought this car used and it has about 79K miles on it.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #39

Oct 022015

Corolla

  • 103,000 miles
Horn failed to honk when needed. It did not work while vehicle was in motion on a highway, it did not work on a city street, it did not work parked in my driveway. The wire became separated and there was a void, the wire cover stayed intact until I removed the connector from the horn. I had to connect a new wire from the existing wire and reconnect to the horn. All is fine now.

- Wilkesboro, NC, USA

problem #38

Aug 132012

Corolla

  • 30,000 miles

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

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 #37

Jul 122015

Corolla

  • 168,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and the brakes failed to respond without warning. The emergency brake had to be depressed in order for the vehicle to remain stationary in park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #36

Jul 062015

Corolla

  • 89,000 miles
I'm not 100% sure if the master switch window is part of the recall but my master switch was smoking and I felt like if I continued driving earlier it felt like my car was on fire. I could've lost control because my switch was literally smoking non stop. I was at the traffic light when it happened, luckily I was on the first line, I accidentally hit the window switch with my elbow and it started to smoke. I wasn't feeling safe so I called my insurance and I asked for a tow truck to bring my car to S nearest Toyota dealer, I kept asking Toyota dealer if this was part of the recall but they cannot answer me. I don't feel safe driving Toyota because of this. I might switch my car with some other brands of I keep getting this kind of incident.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #35

Jul 062015

Corolla

  • 89,000 miles
I'm not 100% sure if the master switch window is part of the recall but my master switch was smoking and I felt like if I continued driving earlier it felt like my car was on fire. I could've lost control because my switch was literally smoking non stop. I was at the traffic light when it happened, luckily I was on the first line, I accidentally hit the window switch with my elbow and it started to smoke. I wasn't feeling safe so I called my insurance and I asked for a tow truck to bring my car to S nearest Toyota dealer, I kept asking Toyota dealer if this was part of the recall but they cannot answer me. I don't feel safe driving Toyota because of this. I might switch my car with some other brands of I keep getting this kind of incident.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #34

Feb 172015

Corolla

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while parked, the front passenger side window failed to roll down. The contact stated that the front driver's side door panel was hot to the touch. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V491000 (visibility). The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #33

Dec 272014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 60,030 miles
My son received his car today that was shipped to him from maui to portsmouth, va. As he was driving back to base his passenger side mirror fell off. The inside was melted. I have pictures of the mirror. This is a fire hazard. I contacted Toyota via email about the incident. This car was purchased new and has only had routine maintenance. There is either a faulty connection or faulty part that caused this. I now worry that the car may catch fire.

- Wailuku, HI, USA

problem #32

Oct 012014

Corolla

  • 66,000 miles
The car seems to increase in speed even when applying the brakes. The electrical system is not functioning properly. The digital display radio seldom works, the anti skid control does not activate, the lights, both inside and out blink on and off, including headlights at night. The ac and heating unit cuts on and off. It seems as if the entire electrical system in the car is in need of repair.

- Chadbourn, NC, USA

problem #31

Sep 062014

Corolla

  • 125,000 miles
2010 Corolla main body wiring harness caught on fire. Where it enters car through firewall.

- Summerville, WV, USA

problem #30

Sep 082014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
I was driving my car down the highway going about 60mph and all of a sudden lost all engine power, with no warning, stutter, jolt or any sort of noise. I managed to coast to the shoulder but could not get my car to turn over and had to tow it away. Obd code reader would not connect with on board computer. When cranking the engine there was no spark to the coils.

- Arnold, MD, USA

problem #29

Aug 292014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
About a week ago my passenger side window wouldn't roll up. Today, I stopped my car at a rest stop and my driver side door started smoking. The wafted up through the windows and the window controlled button. I had to turn the car off because it was getting out of control. I turned the car off. Waited. Turned it back on and the smoke came out instantly. Toyota has had a recall on their Camry with the same problem. Corollas need to be added to the list. I'm suck in another state with a car that can catch on fire at any minute it seems.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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