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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
502 miles

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2016 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 132016


  • miles


Headrest angle. It is my understanding from my experience that all car headrests now induce neck pain thanks to NHTSA's terrible regulation mandating that headrests be angled or have a minimum distance to the head to reduce whiplash. This mandate, while well intentioned, is horrible for any kind of driving in the vehicle. If I attempt to sit straight up in any new car the headrest always hits my head before being able to completely rest my back against the seat. The headrests, no matter where they are positioned, hit my head first and cause it to tilt downward when attempting to sit straight causing neck pain while driving. Every car I have driven (this 2016 Toyota Corolla included) whether it be a rental or test driving a new car, has induced neck pain by simply trying to sit properly in the seat. I do not have such issues with my older vehicles (2006 Toyota Corolla and 2004 Honda element) the only way to alleviate this discomfort I have found is put the seat at an incline such that my head does not come close to touching the headrest and I know this is not safe. Please consider changing or modifying this regulation. It is quite ridiculous and I have met many others who share the same problem.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #3

May 192016


  • miles
Reference: NHTSA id number: 10865853. Additional info - snapshot attached. Unable to upload audio file (available upon request) this is about "squeaking/creaking" noise that emanates from both front seat belts since purchase Oct 2015. The event occurs when driver accelerates, decelerates, goes over speed bumps or uneven roads. The issue did not go away after driver seat was moved back and forth to ensure proper engagement in seat track.(note - this vehicle trim has manual seat adjustment). The creaking sounds is as if a bolted joint has come loose. Other drivers have reported that this issue was due to the seat belt bolt stripping loose. The issue is more pronounced in cold weather. The "squeaking" goes away when the seat belt is unbuckled. The "squeaking/creaking" resumes when the belt is braced tight against driver and vehicle accelerates or decelerates, or goes over uneven road or bumps. These db levels on these squeaks have increased where everyone seated in the car can now hear it. The incidents are still sporadic.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

May 192016


  • 2,000 miles
I am reporting an issue on sporadic "squeaking" noise that comes from both front seat belts since purchase Oct 2015. The event occurs when driver accelerates or decelerates or goes over speed bumps or uneven roads. The issue does not go away despite moving the seats back and forth to ensure proper engagement. (seat adjustment is manual). The issue is more pronounced in cold weathers. The "squeak" event stops when the seat belt is unbuckled. The issue occurs when the belt is braced against driver when happens during acceleration or deceleration and going over uneven road or bumps. These squeak are now louder than after purchase and more annoying even though the squeaks come on sporadically.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 142015


  • 10 miles
Head restraint/headrest is so extremely painful that it has to be removed or reversed to safely drive the car.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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