fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,395 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 042006


  • 20,000 miles


On 4 occasions, our 2004 Toyota Corolla engine has raced while the car was being backed up and my foot was on the brake pedal. The most serious incident was in a parking lot with many people milling around to watch a fireworks show. The harder I pushed on the brake pedal, the faster the engine ran. Fortunately, the brakes stopped the car before I ran over anyone. Apparently, the brake pedal went down so far that my foot could hit the gas pedal at the same time. Also, the brake and gas pedals are very close together.

- St. Joseph, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 012009


  • 24,000 miles
We own a 2004 Toyota Corolla (a model not in the recall) but have had two incidents of sudden acceleration while braking at an intersection.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 032003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,186 miles
The air bag light appeared on the dashboard until the vehicle was turned off. The driver had taken the vehicle to the dealer for an analysis and the mechanic noticed that the air bag module needed replacement. The brakes had been replaced 5 times. The brakes screeched, banged and pulled when they were applied.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

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