really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 192004


  • 37,500 miles


I noticed that Toyota only recall 2009/2010 Corolla. But my Corolla had fatal problem on 2001 model, and crashed on 2004/03. On highway 680 on 03/19/2004, dove as normal speed. The cars in front of me were far away, maybe about 200 meters. There is no car was closely aside of my lane. I didn't step brake or try change lane, just kept the lane and speed as normal. Suddenly, the steering wheel out of control. It rushed to right, then left, then right, left, I tried very hard but couldn't control the steering. At the first second when I noticed the car went wrong direction, I stepped the brake as hard as I could, no use. Steering and brake were out of control. The car hit the barrier wall with high speed, rolling over and over. Milpitas or san jose chp was on site, and had a accident report. The car was total damaged, my head got hit and start bleeding inside but didn't check it out after accident. 2 months later I had a head surgery to stop the bleeding inside and took out a big chunk of blood. After years, till today, I am still suffered by the head wounds/hit. But the recall is only for 2009/2010 model, leave so many drivers still in dangerous situation.

- Pleasanton , CA, USA

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