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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
27 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
23 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,653 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 seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #14

Apr 092013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


The driver-side airbag failed to deploy in a side-impact collision. The estimated speed of impact was between 40 & 45 mph, directly striking between the driver door and the front driver-side wheel. Toyota corporate customer service center was contacted, and replied that the system performed as designed. While not an expert in airbag design and operation, I cannot imagine a more clear-cut situation where the airbag should have deployed to protect the occupants. The vehicle has been declared "totaled" by the insurance company, but photos of the vehicle are available.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #13

Mar 232013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The Toyota was going aprox 60mps in slow lane of nys interstate 84 and was rear ended by another vehicle and was pushed into a guardrail at side of interstate. Toyota has extensive damage to rear and front ( car is totaled). Driver side air bag did not deploy on Toyota upon impact with guard rail. As a result of impact from the rear and the front, driver of the Toyota received laceration which required stitches, swelling and black a blue marks to facial and nose area, and a head concussion which required a 3 day stay at a hospital. The issue and concern is non-deployment of driver side air bag on the Toyota at that rate of speed. New York state police has an accident report.

- Walden , NY, USA

problem #12

Jan 282013


  • 20,000 miles
Experienced a car accident on 1/28/2013, the car has been estimated as totaled as per all state car insurance. My issue and concern is that the air bags did not deploy, although the vehicle was hit in both the front and back into the guard rail on the highway. Please investigate if this is a safety issue, or if the sensor did not pick up the crash.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #11

Oct 022012


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the driver was traveling at an unknown speed and crashed into a curb. The front driver and passenger side air bags deployed. In addition, the rear and side curtain air bags also deployed. The driver sustained injuries to the face as the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed of the incident. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileage was 98,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 122011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When I purchased this vehicle, I immediately felt an awkwardness with the brakes. Anytime I began to stop & the road was less than perfect, the brakes locked up & I seemed to slide to a stop. The feeling was almost like stopping on gravel or hydroplaning, just no control felt. When I complained about this, I was told that's how the new brakes are (I had previously owned an older vehicle) & the brake inspection found nothing. I have been in two mvas prior, once I was rear ended & the other time someone ran a stop sign & hit me. 10/12/11 I rear ended another vehicle & was also rear ended in the proocess. When I went to brake suddenly that day, the car slid into the vehicle in front of me. I am a very conscientious driver. I have always been told that when someone rear ends another vehicle, it is automatically their fault. I have since purchased another new vehicle, different manufacturer, and being told the Toyota brakes were right, couldn't be further from the truth. 10/10/11 I had lab work performed & was diagnosed as being pregnant. This accident two days later, the airbags didn't deploy, either. The hood of the car came in through the windshield on me, the car has been deemed a total loss. There were two faulty Toyota parts that failed me and my unborm child that day-the brakes and the airbags. I get to have surgery 10/28/11 to remove the now nonviable child from my womb. I equate this loss to the failures on Toyota's part.

- Stephenville, TX, USA

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problem #9

Oct 162011


  • 31,300 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that upon shifting into drive, from neutral gear, the vehicle surged forward until it crashed into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact was taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The failure was not diagnosed and the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 31,300.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 172011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 16,700 miles


I was at a complete stop behind a GMC Yukon as we waited for traffic to move, I lightly tapped the gas petal as our vehicles began to move & my 2010 Toyota Corolla le lunged forward as if I pressed full force (which I did not) slamming into the Yukon. The air bags did not deploy either.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 312010


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph when the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not stop until it crashed. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver suffered a serious injury. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where the contact was told that the brakes were not functioning. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 5,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #6

Aug 022010


  • 2,500 miles
On Sunday August 2, 2010 around 4 a.M., I was driving down the freeway approximately 60/mph. I was about to exit when I realized there was an abandoned vehicle blocking my exit lane. It was impossible for me to swerve to the right or to the left. I directly hit the car going at a speed about 55/mph. My bumper came off and was stuck to the abandoned car with the rest of the front of the vehicle destroyed. My air bags did not deploy, which now I and my passengers in the accident feel unsafe. It could have caused serious personal injuries but we were really lucky. I have not even had my vehicle 2010 Toyota Corolla for 2 weeks and it concerns me that there can be other effects. I have been in other car accidents before going at a lower speed and the air bags deployed right away.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 192010


  • 2,100 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph she crashed into a vehicle and it was destroyed. During the crash none of the air bags deployed. The contact suffered an injury to the lower back and was unconscious two passengers suffered injuries to the face. The contact does not know why the air bags did not deploy although the vehicle was traveling fast enough for them to deploy. The contact called the manufacturer and is waiting for a response from them. The failure mileage was 2,100.

- West Mount, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 292010


  • 2,700 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated the passenger side air bag light remained illuminated. The manufacturer would provide no assistance and advised taking the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure miles were 2,700.

- Traphill, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 172010


  • 700 miles
While driving at 35-40mph around a curve, I has pressed on the brake pedel to reduce speed an the vehicle failed to respond, but accelerated in speed while steering became inpossible to control, it was if the vehiicle was controlling it self. I had been drove into an through a ditch an out, hitting a mailbox, concrete lined driveway exiting the first ditch an entering another also hittng a street sign as well as a mile marker sign, my seat belt failed to lock which lead my head to repeatedly hit the top of vehicles windshield as well as the steering wheel. Futhermore the airbag failed to deploy. I suffer from sever headaches, my vision in lt eye although inproved has greatly decreased, as well as memory.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 102010


  • 178 miles
Toyota 2010 Corolla brake system failed. The emergency brake went on, while I was driving without me doing anything. The odometer stopped working, brake, check-engine, panic mode and airbag system lights went on. The failure has occurred twice already, first starting as a brake failure, then almost leading to the accident when everything failed at once. Almost got into an accident and I couldn't accelerate in the car. I took the car to the dealership and they gave me run around, they still don't know how to fix it or what's wrong with it. This car is beyond unsafe to drive, luckily it didn't lead to an accident and injuries both to me and other drivers.

- Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 242010


  • 6,865 miles
I was making a routine turn and lost control of steering. It only happened the one time, police report said car rolled two or three times, total loss to car and injury to driver. I don't remember exactly the cause other than I lost control. Can't say any of the recalls did or did not cause the accident. My primary complaint is that I paid for front and side airbags, and none deployed on a car that rolled two or three times. Why am I paying for equipment that is not effective" if a car rolls over at minimum the side airbags should have deployed. I would also think this would trigger the other air bags. With all the recalls how would we know if any of these contributed to the crash? I understand the rollover rating applies to the stability of the car, but rating the safety in a rollover accident should also be rated. Why don't air bags deploy automatically when car hits sides or the roof" we paid for safety and reliability of the Toyota, but it appears that the extra money is wasted.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

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