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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,322 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla miscellaneous problems

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Dec 252016


  • miles


Takata recall

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #23

Jan 152012


  • 87,000 miles
Takata recall. Gas pedal becomes stuck with floor mat when car is in motion. We have had to remove floor mat for safety. Removal of floor mat has caused wear and tear on floor board covering.

- Rosenberg, TX, USA

problem #22

Dec 282015


  • 151,000 miles
Car was T-boned by other car & all airbags deployed causing injury to people in vehicle

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #21

Sep 132016


  • 1 miles


I will start by saying that I have a Toyota Corolla 2010. On Friday September 13,2016 while I was driving in a street about 20/30 mph my car started accelerating by itself, I tried to stop by pressing the brake, but the car kept going, then I moved the handle on parking, the car wouldn┐T respond until I pull the hand brake. I immediately called Toyota and explained to them what happen. Quickly they sent a tow truck to pick up my car to see what was wrong. They gave me a loaner for the day. The person at the dealer told me they will contact me the next day and we could take it from there. Nobody called so around 3pm I called asking they said they haven┐T hear from corporation and they didn┐T know. I ask about the loaner car. They said not to worry about it. The same thing happens the next day. I called they say not to worry about the car and that they will call me if they have any news on my car. On Friday around 4:50 the service manager called me and said that Toyota corporation had concluded that there is nothing wrong with the car. They said I could pick up my car and pay for the rental car and the inspection of the car. I would like to know if any of you or know someone who had something similar happened. I am terrified to drive the car and so frustrated the Toyota had decided that there's nothing wrong with the car. I don┐T know what to do about it. I have grandkids who gets in the car also my job requires me to drive patients in my car.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #20

Jul 012010


  • miles
To Toyota : sending out an interim recall notice #16V-340 saying you are preparing a remedy is not satisfactory this recall has been ongoing for months and a remedy should have already been completed. Toyota had plenty of time to prepare this remedy. Advising owners not to drive vehicle with passengers in front is certainly not conducive when you only have one vehicle to use. You should provide another vehicle in the meantime.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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problem #19

Apr 132014


  • 56,500 miles
While driving on route 30 East in pa, I experienced a scenario where I was on cruise control and pressed the brake. The car continued to accelerate at its speed and subsequent pressings of the brakes did not slow the car. I shifted the car into neutral and the brakes still were not slowing the car enough. I had to drive into the left shoulder and grass beyond that in order to slow the car down enough to let other cars pass so I could go into the right lane. The next business I took my car to the dealer and after driving 7 miles and looking for error codes, reported that they "could not reproduce the issue". my car already had all the fixes for the unintended acceleration issue that Toyota had a number of recalls for done in December 2013. This issue needs to be further investigated by Toyota because if the reported fixes do not work, then there could be a significant number of accidents/fatalities yet to come. I never had experienced this issue before.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #18

Feb 022011


  • 627 miles


I was parking my car Wednesday evening. As I was about to finish parking my car, the engine out of nowhere made a loud vroom and accelerated on it's own as I was pressing the brake. The car hit a snow bank which stopped the car. Fortunately no one was injured.

- Mineola, NY, USA

problem #17

Nov 012010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer expresses discontent regarding recall the consumer stated a recall was issued June 20th and he still hasn't been notified.

- Lincolnton, NC, USA

problem #16

Jun 082010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer expresses discontent regarding recall issues the consumers wife is afraid to drive the vehicle sue to all of the news reports regarding the accelerator problems.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #15

May 282010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
S10 appropriate handling- courtesy copy of letter from sent to Toyota re safety issue with Toyota Corolla 2010 Toyota Corolla. The consumer learned that an advanced brake override system had been developed for the 2010 models and it is currently being installed in all Corolla's now being manufactured. The consumer stated when he inquired about having it installed in his vehicle, he was told it was not available for Corolla's manufactured before the system was developed. The consumer stated he will not feel safe driving the vehicle until the unit is installed in his vehicle.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #14

Apr 022010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer expresses discontent over Toyota defects and recalls. The consumer stated she no longer feels safe driving the vehicle and would like for Toyota to buy the vehicle back.

- Rutland, VT, USA

problem #13

Mar 312010


  • 12,600 miles
I have owned my new 2010 Corolla for six months. Today, my technician found the crank sensor was leaking oil. Toyota dealer will examine my car this evening. I see that in 2006, this Toyota part was recalled on the echo. I am suspicious that this later model is failing in the same way.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

problem #12

Mar 262010


  • miles
S10 appropriate handling re Toyota vehicle problems. The dealer replaced the entire pedal assembly, but the consumer is still afraid to let her daughters drive the vehicle and therefore, it has been sitting in the driveway.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #11

Mar 162010


  • miles
Ltr fwd email fm (oh) re recent media attention re Toyota braking and sudden unintended acceleration, fm owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The consumer purchased the vehicle for her 16 year old daughter, and is now concerned for her safety.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 132010


  • miles
Failure of the manufacturer to come to the assistance of the consumer.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 082009


  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states sulfur odor in the cabin of the car within the first month of ownership. In addition consumer states she is scared to drive the vehicle due to the latest recall related to the accelerator system.

- Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #8

Mar 012010


  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer purchased vehicle under the car allowance rebate system. Consumer states dissatisfaction with universal Toyota non compliance with the cars requirement to scrap trade in vehicles. The consumer asked the Toyota salesperson who handled the details of the purchase, about the estimate of the scrap value for his trade-in vehicle. The salesperson stated they were not doing anything about it, because the federal government owed them for several trade-in allowances.

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 262010

(reported on)


  • miles
2010 Toyota Corolla requesting information the consumer wanted to know if her vehicle was effected by the recall" can the vehicle still be driven and when should she take it to the dealer" recall 10V017000. Updated 03/08/10

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #6

Feb 092010


  • 5,000 miles
Toyota Corolla S 2010 [xxx] with extra stabilizer bar kit, purchased 11-30-09 with delivery in 12/09. 1) approximately 1 month after purchase, the car starting to veer sharply right then left when driving on the highway, it was/is difficult to control requiring a tight grip on the wheel. It feels like strong winds are moving the car but winds are absent and road conditions are normal. This event comes and goes unexpectedly, generally lasts the duration of my commute once started, sometimes occurs with the tire pressure gauge but not always, sometimes occurs after rapid braking. It does not feel like an alignment or balance problem, the car darts from one end of the lane, to the median of the lane on its own. On this date 2-24-10 my local dealership filled the tires, and made a slight change to the left alignment they could not duplicate the problem and stated "this could be a matter of personal preferences" regarding how I felt the car drove when this occurred. The Toyota manager also told me today that they understand "there could be a problem but they have no direction on how to repair it." When asked then if he could guarantee my safety and that this would not occur again he stated no, but there was nothing for him to do. No injuries to date. I do not feel Toyota is making reasonable efforts to quickly eliminate this problem, acknowledge a problem, and do not wish to resolve this with statements regarding my personal preference for the drive, and since this in their opinion is not reproducible for them it is not a viable problem for them to repair. 2) on approximately 2-11-10 I had to use my brakes in an emergency situation in which my brakes were temporally non-response. I had to downshift the gears, remove my foot totally from the gas pedal, and maneuvered the car away from the other stopped car. No ABS was felt, the brake pedal was depressed fully, this occurred at hwy speeds. No acknowledgement of problem or remedy proposed by toy currently.

- Sardis, MS, USA

problem #5

Feb 222010


  • miles
I am extremely upset with Toyota. I purchased my first ever Toyota, a 2010 Corolla xrs. What did a get for my money? a multitude of severe safety problems. A death trap that I am stuck with. Can't sell it, can't trade it, stuck with driving it. A great first impression, let me tell you. Toyota should be mandated to refund our money 100% in full for knowingly selling defective products.

- Sidney, IL, USA

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