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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,220 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 engine problems

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 262014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


I took my 2010 Toyota Corolla S in for service on 9/26/14 at victory Toyota of canton, mi 48188 for a regular service. All service has been completed at victory Toyota of canton, mi 48188 since I purchase the brand new vehicle from them. The service representative informed me that my car had a timing cover leak that was to cost me approximately $1,300 to fix and that if I continued to drive it the leak would get worse. I am out of my two year warranty time period. The service representative told me that my car was the 6th they'd seen in the last two weeks with the same issue and one of them was even as low as $18,000 miles. He stated that at some point there would probably be a recall. I called Toyota headquarters and opened case number [xxx] and wait to hear what their solution is. I advised that anything less than full repair by Toyota at no charge to me would be unacceptable. Such an issue should not potentially happen in a vehicle until 100,000 to 110, 000 miles. The fact that the service rep said that my car was the 6th they'd seen in the lat two weeks is a serious red flag. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 272012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 9,300 miles
Vehicle stability control light flashing, engine light is on, vehicle is revving too fast, accelerator has no response. Toyota dealer informed me about the throttle is defected & they have no fix for it. They may have to contact Toyota corporate for fix. I have done previous recall on it also. I think the vehicle is defected "lemon". Toyota should replace the vehicle or reimburse me the whole amount.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 292011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 9,020 miles
When I was driving my Toyota Corolla 2010 on 12/29/2011 at around $10.30 pm, suddenly I felt that the steering was so rigid to turn and noticed in the car dashboard warning indicator lights for ABS, engine malfunction/check engine indicator, brake, vsc off, were illuminating. And the vehicle was totally stopped in the middle of the road. I was totally shocked!!!!!!!!!!! I tried again to start the vehicle but it failed.I towed the car to Toyota dealer and they ran vehicle test and told me that throttle body assembly has to be replaced. When this incident happened the mileage of the vehicle was approximately 9020. I called and wrote to Toyota usa regarding this issue but didn't get any reply even after 6 days!!!!!!!!!

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states several concerns regarding this vehicle the consumer stated at times when applying the brake lightly, they grab abruptly. At times, when accelerating from a stop, he had no control over the amount acceleration delivered to the vehicle. The speed would increase more than desired. At speeds above 35 mph, when in overdrive, the engine speed would suddenly drop. The dealer confirmed the problem and Toyota's response was the torque converter locked up and caused the engine speed to change and they recommended the consumer shift to third gear.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #2

Dec 182009


  • miles
Bought new Dec 18, 2009. Toyota Corolla le 14 miles. When you go to stop at a red light or stop sign. The engine some times acts like it is going to stall. You touch the brakes just as you come to a dead stop. The engine rpms will drop to about 300 rpms the engine will shutter all most die and then go back to normal rpms about 500 to 600 hundred. This is an intermittent problem. You can not make the car do this. You may drive it 5 times and it will not do anything like that. You drive it the next time and it will do it three times in a roll when you stop. It has done this from the time it was new.

- Manchester, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 302010


  • 5,000 miles
Since purchasing this vehicle in July 2009, when braking and coming to a stop, the 2010 Toyota Corolla frequently shudders as if it is going to stall, although it has not yet stalled. This was reported to the dealer (ira Toyota manchester) during 5K mile routine maintenance on 1-30-10 and they responded that they have had about a dozen complaints about this from different owners and they don't know what the problem is. Nothing was done.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

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