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Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,049 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Mar 062010


  • 4,700 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact started the ignition and shifted into gear; the rpms increased to 220 with a sudden surge. Suddenly, the vehicle began to shake and vibrate with an extremely loud noise. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure; however, the vehicle was under further observation. The failure occurred the following day after NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal), was performed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 4,700. The VIN was unknown.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #6

Mar 062010


  • 150 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While the contact was driving 25 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning due to the accelerator pedal sticking to the floor of the vehicle. The sudden acceleration caused the contact to crash into the rear of the vehicle in front of her. No one was injured during the crash and a police report was filed for the incident. Prior to the recent failure the contact had taken the vehicle to the dealership where recall NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal and 10V023000 were performed on the vehicle. The contact noticed that after having the recall performed, the vehicle began to accelerate violently. The current and failure mileages were 150.

- Los Angles, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 272010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 275 miles
I had an accident on January 27th 2010, I have a Toyota Corolla 2010 with faulty accelerator pedal(recalled) my car bought on December 13 2010 from Toyota dealership. I was pulling my car from my garage as usual very slow holding my foot on the brakes but this time suddenly my car accelerates so fast that the next thing I knew I was in garage door of the house across the street. I was unable stop the car immediately even after I pressed the brakes very hard. By the time it stopped the car broke the garage door of the house across the street. Luckily nobody was injured. Along the way the car brushed off the bumper of another parked unattended car and sheared off the license plate. License plate was damaged, the bumper was scratched. My car was damaged and my farmers insurance paid for repair of my car and car parked on the street. The owner of the house needed to use her car parked in her garage urgent and told me to repair garage door immediately. Same day the new garage door was installed by garage master Inc. Garage door was broken beyond repair. I paid immediately by check to the garage co. I also paid for door painting. I reported this accident to the dmv. I was able to reach Toyota customer experience line only in two days on January 29. Finally I was informed that my car has a faulty accelerator pedal. Case manager told me inspection will be scheduled soon. My case number #1001151635. Since the accident I am not driving this car for safety reason. It has been parked in the garage since February 8. I am requesting compensation for all my expenses. But Toyota told me to wait for an inspection as they are very busy. Today is March 5 and nothing has been done by Toyota only words and promises. They are not returning calls. I asked for the E-mail of the case manager - E-mail only for local usage refuse to provide email please help as soon as possible thank you. Updated 03/17/10

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 182010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 3,589 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. He took the vehicle to the dealer to have the accelerator pedal replaced on February 18, 2010. A few days after the vehicle was repaired he attempted to stopped at a traffic light with his foot on the brake pedal. While driving 45 mph he noticed that the rmps increased and decreased when the vehicle attempted to accelerate and lunge forward. He took the vehicle back to the dealer twice after it was repaired. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The dealer contacted the service manager who provided the contact with a rental vehicle. The failure mileage was 3,589 and the current mileage was 3,590. Updated 4/7/2010 the consumer stated his wife was driving the vehicle, when suddenly she felt a surge when coming to a stop. The consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The consumer stated he also had problems with the anti-lock brakes where it would activate for no reason. Updated 06/10/10

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 022010


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The driver stated that the rpms increased excessively while driving 35 mph. The driver depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle accelerated. A different driver stated that she was at a traffic light and after depressing the accelerator pedal lightly the vehicle accelerated. The contact was also driving 15 mph and the vehicle failed to come to a complete stop after she depressed the brake pedal. The vehicle was a part of a related recall; however, the dealer had performed the recall repair prior to the failure. The contact does not agree that it was repaired since she experienced the surge after it should have been repaired. The failure mileage was 15000 and the current mileage was 16000. Updated 03/09/10 the consumer continued to experience acceleration problems after the recall was performed. Updated 05/26/10.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 262010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 275 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The driver stated that Toyota has refused to install the brake override although that is a part of the recall repair. He doesn't agree since his VIN is a part of the recall. The contact also stated that the driver does not feel safe driving the vehicle and would like for him to take the vehicle back to the dealer. The current mileage was 275 miles. Updated 03/29/10 updated 05/11/10.

- Charolette, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 122010


  • 2,376 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While driving at various speeds of 3 mph or more, there would be a sudden increase in the rpms without warning. While depressing the accelerator pedal, the pedal would often return to the idle position very slowly. There would also be instances when the vehicle would feel as if it was losing power while traveling downhill, at any speed, also causing a sudden increase in rpms. The dealer installed a cut metal bar to the accelerator pedal per NHTSA campaign id number: 10V023000; component: Vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal in an attempt to correct the failure. The failure persisted. There were no further repairs performed on the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 2,376.

- Bakersfield , OR, USA

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