really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,155 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla steering problems

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 5 of 18)

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problem #267

Aug 222010


  • 4 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while driving 40 mph, the steering column vibrated constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice where they inspected the suspension and re balancing the tires but the vibration continued. The dealer stated they cannot find the problem to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 4 and the current mileage was 4,000.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #266

Jun 062010


  • 500 miles
I bought a new 2010 Corolla le the fourth of April 2010; test drove it etc. Everything seemed to be just fine I did a long trip to the niagara falls trip approx 1600 miles round trip. During the trip, I could tell something was wrong with the steering. I found that I had to Focus on the road because the car would slowly change lanes. I though it was the wind or something else. I have to drive my car 80 miles every day it is a continuous battle when driving in the highway. I have had the car back to the dealership three times, one of the technical guys has laugh on my face and told me that I have to drive your car with two hands and Focus one hundred percent on the road. That means you can open your windows, turn on the radio, etc. The dealership has already performed three alignments on the car and they could find anything and the car still has the same issue. Like the technical people on Toyota say ┐we can fix it if we can not find the problem┐.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #265

Jun 022010


  • 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 #264

Sep 152010


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owned a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving 10 mph and attempting a right turn when the steering wheel locked and the vehicle would not respond. The vehicle veered out of its lane and crashed head on into another vehicle. The contact was not injured however, her passenger sustained injuries to the chest and neck. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured. The police and fire department arrived to assist. The fire department found the vehicle locked in first gear when they attempted to remove it. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was available. The vehicle was in the possession of the contacts insurance company who would later investigate the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #263

Sep 072010


  • 255 miles
When driving my 2010 Toyota Corolla on the highway, the steering will suddenly drift from side to side giving the sensation that I am hydroplaning or that my tires are bald, even though the roads are completely dry. Luckily, nothing has happened yet, but it is very disconcerting and very scary. I could easily see something happening if I were to overcompensate and steer to the other direction. This would be easy to do because the steering feels so loose. I have not done anything yet. It's such a new car that I'm not sure what I can do - until something actually fails, which would be too late. I really hope NHTSA researches this issue immediately.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #262

Sep 032010


  • 0 miles
Poor steering control especially in windy condition ever since new 9/2009 car will not go straight in windy condition.

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

problem #261

Sep 022010


  • 9,243 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While traveling 65 mph the contact noticed that the vehicles alarm had suddenly activated, seconds later the vehicle steering wheel began to turn to the right causing the contact to crash into a ditch. No one was injured and a police report was not filed. There were no prior warnings and the vehicle was not diagnosed. The current and failure mileages were 9243.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #260

Jul 242010


  • 100 miles
Just purchased a 2010 Toyota Corolla S on July 23, 2010. The steering did not seem right. At one week I went back to the dealer and they gave it an alignment, which did not really improve the steering. It is horrible on the highway and my arms hurt from trying to keep it in the lane. Thought it was just me until I started to investigate, and found out all of the other complaints about the same problem. It make you feel like you do not have control of the car. It swerves from side to side. Tired putting more air in the tires, does not help. I have not even made my first payment yet. I have called corporate offices, and am awaiting a response from them. We need to start a class action suit.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #259

Aug 152010


  • 8,771 miles
I owned a 2009 Corolla and the accelerator surged in charlotte N.C, in March of 2010. I traded for a 2010 Corolla, this car has as serious problems. I have spoken to my insurance agent twice last week, asking if he had any complaints about steering control. This car, at speeds of 45mph and up moves about the lane abruptly and is not easy to correct. It is really easy to overcorrect. The car feels as if there is lots of play in the steering and moves to the left or right. It is a constant ordeal to maintain control. Last week I pulled over alongside I85 in salisbury N.C. to gather myself. I believe this car warrants a recall. I'm reluctant to drive it, but it is the only car I have. Please investigate this further.

- Winston Salem , NC, USA

problem #258

Aug 102010


  • 3,000 miles
Loose steering, and bouncy suspension.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #257

Jul 202010


  • 10,000 miles


When pulling into parking space the steering wheel tend to lock up and very hard to turn. Then at the stop sign, when proceeding to make a left turn, the steering wheel locked up and very hard to turn as if it was like a non-power steering.

- North Bergen, NJ, USA

problem #256

Sep 272009


  • 10 miles
2010 Toyota Corolla steering is too sensitive and you can't keep the car straight in your lane.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #255

Aug 042010


  • 200 miles
While driving at a speed of over 50mph the vehicle starts to drift and constant steering input is required to keep the vehicle in the correct lane. It was only when the speed was reduced did I feel that I had regained enough control over the vehicle to steer it right.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #254

Aug 012010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 16,245 miles
I drive a 2010 Toyota Corolla. As I proceeded down my street at about 25mph, I suddenly heard a beeping noise and noticed the power steering warning light on my dash. A few seconds later, I lost control of my steering. The car slid to the right, into a ditch. I tried to steer left to bring the car out of the ditch, but nothing happened. I turned the steering wheel as far as I could to the left, and it slowly pulled the car out of the ditch. All of this happened in a matter of seconds.

- Apalachin, NY, USA

problem #253

Jul 162010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 3,630 miles
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 #252

Jul 012010


  • 1,000 miles
My new 2010 Toyota Corolla has a problem when driven on the interstate. The car wobbles and I am constantly steering to keep it going straight. It doesn't seem stable--as if it's being buffeted by high winds even though it's a calm day. I am afraid it is going to veer off the road and therefore I have tried to avoid driving it on the interstate. I have spoken with the dealership and was informed that all the Corollas are like that and it will only be fixed if there is a recall.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #251

Jul 222010


  • miles
I recently purchased a Corolla 2010 replacing my 2003 Corolla and one thing I immediately noticed that my new Corolla constantly requires my two hands on the wheel because it feels like I am driving in very high wind area, and let alone driving next to a big trucks which almost becomes very dangerous to control the car. Please look into it.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #250

Jun 242010


  • 200 miles
The contact leased a 2010 Toyota Corolla. When the contact was driving over 40 mph or more the steering wheel independently caused the vehicle to move to the left and right. He experienced the failure with a previously leased Toyota Corolla. The vehicle was replaced; yet, he continued to experience the steering failure with the replacement vehicle. The manufacturer was notified but they have not returned his call. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 982.

- Barefoot Bay, FL, USA

problem #249

Jul 032010


  • 1 miles
I have a 2010 Corolla. The steering in this car is not right and the dealer says there is no fix.on the highway the car wanders left to right. I am always making small corrections to keep the car straight. The real problem with this car is when its windy on the highway a gust of wind will move it enough were its borderline dangerous.

- Ashland, MA, USA

problem #248

Apr 172010


  • 8 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The steering wheel does not stay in a straight line while driving over 30 mph. The vehicle began to move from the left to the right. While driving over 30 mph it took greater effort to keep the steering wheel straight. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The steering eps needed to be replaced, but the part was on back order. The dealer was unable to provide a date that the part would be available. Report 1007080021 was filed with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 8 and the current mileage was 4,966.

- South Point, OH, USA

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