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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,082 miles

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2015 Toyota Corolla drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 222015


  • 35 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Toyota Corolla. While driving down an incline, there was an abnormal increase of engine rpms and the vehicle failed to accelerate without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was working up to specifications. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 35. Updated 03/15/16

- Garrochales, PR, USA

problem #2

Dec 032015


  • 12,211 miles
The new Toyota Corolla's have several issues with their headlight design. First, the daytime running lamps on vehicles with the xenon or led lights appears to be the same lights that run at night when you turn on the switch. This means that people in oncoming lanes constantly flash their lights thinking the bright lights are on during the day because it is extremely bright. I've also noticed that a lot of other people with this same car don't realize they have to manually turn on their lights since the brightness of the daytime running lamps is the same as when the switch is turned on. People must think they have automatic headlights and subsequently fail to turn their light switch on which means they have no rear lights. I can see this causing so many accidents, especially in the rain or at night. It is extremely dangerous. People have also complained to me that it looks like the bright lights are on when they're not and the headlights are "blindingly bright", but how the lights are aimed or designed, they don't cast much light on the road ahead. It seems like the light is just diffused in all different directions instead of in a beam like normal headlights. There is a huge issue with these new Corolla models' lighting systems and Toyota needs to retrofit them immediately to prevent accidents. In addition, this car basically has no power which makes it next to impossible to pull out in traffic as the awful cvt transmission takes forever to respond. Once the engine has finally woken up from its sleep, it offers terrible response and is extremely slow picking up speed. This is an issue with all Corolla's because of how heavy the car is for how little power Toyota gives it. I also hate the huge blind spots created by the awkwardly shaped rear end. I'm glad this is just a rental car, but I feel so bad for owners of this type of car.

- Prefer Not To Disclose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 142015


  • miles
Filing a complaint on behalf of our insured/policyholder. She was backing out of driveway in reverse and foot applied on brake, at this time the accelerator began surging and the vehicle while in reverse and brake being pressed went up in speed to possibly 35 miles per hour and across the street, hit curb and jumped curb, and the rear end ultimately struck a tree and came to a rest in the opposing home's yard. Research online such as the shows that this year/make/model has had numerous complaints of accelerator surging occurring while the vehicle is in drive or reverse.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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