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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,049 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Oct 072012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 25,000 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 while parking the vehicle, it suddenly accelerated crashing into the back of a house. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle had been repaired under NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V023000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The vehicle was destroyed. No injuries were reported. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not inspected. The failure and current mileage was 25,000. Updated 11/29/12 updated 12/03/12

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #26

Feb 082011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla. Attorney writes on behalf of client who experienced sudden unintended acceleration the consumer removed his foot from the accelerator and applied both feet to the brake, and by using the emergency brake, he was able to put the vehicle into neutral and brought the vehicle to a safe stop.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #25

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 #24

Oct 152010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states issue regarding floor mat recall. The consumer believed the sudden acceleration problem was beyond the floor mats. He believed the problem was electronic. The consumer stated his mother took her vehicle to the dealer in compliance with the recall.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #23

Jun 022010

Corolla

  • 40 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving up an incline approximately 55 mph, the contact applied extreme force numerous times to the accelerator pedal before acceleration would occur. The failure occurred after the recall remedy repair was performed on the vehicle associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). In addition, there were several times the vehicle would pull in the opposite direction and wander unintended. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the failures. The vehicle had been driven six times since the recall repair due to the significant concern of the potential safety hazard. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 40.

- Windber, PA, USA

problem #22

Aug 202010

Corolla

  • 2,248 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact was braking from 15-20 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact abruptly applied the brakes and made a sharp left turn as the vehicle came to a stop. The police were contacted in regards to the failure. A police report was available. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer yet they were unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer made modifications to the accelerator pedal by shaving it down. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) where a reinforcement bar was installed. The contact stated she no longer felt safe driving the vehicle. The failure mileage was 2,248 and the current mileage was 2,263. Updated 11/21/11

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #21

Jul 162010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 3,630 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V023000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The contact stated that after repairs, the vehicle would hesitate intermittently when attempting to accelerate from a complete stop or when accelerating while in motion at low speeds. The contact attempted to apply more force to the pedal but the vehicle was hesitant to increase in speed. In addition, the accelerator pedal was modified when repaired under the recall and the contact stated it was difficult to apply pressure to the pedal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed they could install a new accelerator pedal but the dealer was unsure if the repair would correct the failure. The dealer reset the internal computer but did not make any repairs to the pedal itself. The failures continued to recur intermittently. The failure mileage was 3,630 and the current mileage was 7,444. Updated 12/01/10. The consumer also stated the front of the vehicle wanders all over the road. Updated 12/13/10

- Accokeek, MD, USA

problem #20

Jan 152010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the recall to repair the accelerator pedal under recall 10V023000 was performed on the vehicle on January 15, 2010 and February 15, 2010. Neither of the repairs worked and the vehicle still accelerates. The contact stated that every time she drives the vehicle now, the vehicle accelerates on it on. The failure mileage was 15 and the current mileage is 3000. Updated 09/28/10 updated 10/01/10

- Maimi, FL, USA

problem #19

May 102010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states several problems with the vehicle related to tires and accelerator the consumer stated she had to take the vehicle back to the dealer several times to get air in the tires and to have the wobbling of the vehicle examined. The consumer stated on May 10, 2010, the accelerator pedal became stuck when she attempted to stop at a red light. The vehicle was hesitant to stop. The consumer stated she had to apply extreme pressure to the brake and she also had to use the emergency brake to get try and get the vehicle to stop, but it wasn't in time and consequently, she hit an 18 wheeler. Updated 07/29/10.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #18

May 142010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While approaching a stop sign with his foot on the brake, the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a fence. The contact suffered back injuries. A police report was filed. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the local dealership March 22, 2010 for the accelerator pedal modification. The vehicle was totaled. The current and failure mileages were 2,500 updated 07/27/10...updated 02/11/15 the consumer stated he approached a stop a stop sign, : traversed the intersection, entered the parking lo, traversed a lawn and then stuck a fence. Updated 03/02/15

- Monticello, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 032010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states discontent with Toyota and the handling of recalls and reports problems with acceleration the consumer stated she took her vehicle to the dealer back in Feb 2010 after hearing the disappointing news about Toyota defects. The consumer stated she never received a recall notice as the dealer said she would within a few days of the news breaking. She had to constantly call the dealer to get her vehicle repaired. The consumer stated she received the recall notice two months after the recall had already been performed.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #16

Apr 192010

Corolla

  • 3,865 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving at approximate speeds of 20-25 mph and approaching a traffic stop. As he proceeded to accelerate from the stop, the vehicle would not respond. Suddenly, there was an unusual increase in engine rpms and the vehicle abnormally accelerated at a rapid rate of speed. The contact placed the vehicle in neutral and engaged the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where repairs were made under NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V023000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). In addition, the contact stated when applying the brakes, he would hear a loud unusual noise. The dealer was unable to duplicate the brake failure and there were no further repairs made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 3,865 and the current mileage was 3,904.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #15

Feb 262010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Toyota safety concern the consumer stated the accelerator pedal reinforcement bar was installed in the vehicle. However, three weeks later, when attempting to stop at an intersection, the vehicle continued to accelerate through the intersection.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

problem #14

Aug 312009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla. Sudden acceleration the consumer stated since purchasing the vehicle he has had two accidents due to sudden acceleration. The consumer stated he was backing out of his garage, when half way down the driveway, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. He applied the brake, but the vehicle did not respond. The vehicle continued to back up in the street and went across the road and hit a curb, where if finally stopped. There was no damage. The second incident occurred when the consumer was backing out of parking space, and the vehicle suddenly accelerated, but when he applied the brake, nothing happened. Instead, it kept going until he hit a truck that was double parked behind him. As the consumer pu the gear into park, so he could talk to the owner of the truck, the vehicle continued to accelerate again, almost hitting the park vehicle in front of the consumer. As he repeatedly applied the brake to stop the vehicle, nothing happened so he forced the gear to park and turned off the engine and finally the vehicle stopped. The consumer stated his right wrist was a little sore from forcing the gear into park and he couldn't lift anything for a day or two.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 162010

Corolla

  • 17,467 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact received recall notice 10V023000, vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal and had the vehicle repaired accordingly. The contact was not satisfied with the repair since the dealer only replaced the washer in the accelerator pedal. The contact called the manufacturer to request a new accelerator pedal but the manufacturer offered no assistance. The contact had not experienced unintended acceleration when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 17,467. The current mileage was approximately 18,000.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #12

Jan 282010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla le. While driving approximately 85 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 95 mph. The contact was able to depress the brake pedal and shift into neutral gear which allowed the vehicle to slow down and stop. The failure occurred twice. The second failure occurred when the floor mat became wedged against the accelerator pedal and would not stay mounted to the floor. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where a reinforcement bar was installed in the accelerator pedal; the floor mat was also taken out. The repairs were performed according to recall 10V017000 (vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal). The current mileage was approximately 11,200. The failure mileage was approximately 9,000. Updated 08/03/10

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #11

Aug 182009

Corolla

  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the vehicle made a scratching sound while driving approximately 25 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice for diagnostic testing. The dealer repaired the accelerator pedal twice according to recall campaign id 10V017000, vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal. The approximate failure mileage was 700. The current mileage was 6,700.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #10

Mar 212010

Corolla

  • 5,040 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 40 mph the rpms began to increase when the floor mat trapped underneath the accelerator pedal. When the clutch and brake pedals were engaged the vehicle accelerated. The floor mat released without assistance and the speed decreased. The identical failure occurred on two separate occasions. Previously NHTSA campaign id number 10V023000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) repair was performed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 5,040. The current mileage was 5,095.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 222010

Corolla

  • 11,850 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While driving at speeds of 70 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle accelerated up to speeds of 86 mph. She was able to decrease speed by deactivating the cruise control and applying the brakes. The failure occurred twice; however, the contact assumed it was caused by driver error. The contact confirmed that she had previously received recall repairs under NHTSA campaign id numbers 10V017000 and 10V023000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) and had never experienced incidents of unintended acceleration before the repairs were made. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The current and the failure mileages were 11,850.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 082010

Corolla

  • 1,600 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the accelerator pedal released and the speed did not decrease. When the brake pedal was engaged the vehicle began to function properly. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle had prior recall repairs performed under NHTSA campaign id numbers 10V017000 and 10V023000, (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The recall remedy did not correct the safety defect. The current and failure mileages were 1,600.

- Whiting, NJ, USA

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