Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2007 Corolla. It is almost certainly misleading.

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2007 Corolla is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that several Toyota models have an unintended acceleration defect, & to go to (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.

So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about Toyota unintended acceleration issues because of the national news media attention, to the point where now the NHTSA data is unreliable taken in context with any other vehicle that did not receive national news attention. typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to to report your Toyota acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2007 Corolla, our data for the Corolla is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Corolla's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,690 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2007 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 142008


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. For a year the check engine light was illuminated. The emissions inspector stated the transmission sensor caused the light to illuminate and needed to be replaced. The dealer has not diagnosed the failure. There are no existing recalls. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Bowie , MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 012007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. When the vehicle is started, the instrumental panel lights dim and the air bag icon dims. The dealer stated that it was a factory defect that could not be corrected. The manufacturer stated that repairing the instrumental panel could cause other failures, and possibly a warranty violation. The dealer advised the contact to pay for the repair out of pocket. The speed and fuel type were unknown. The current mileage was 5,000 and failure mileage was 20. Updated 04/08/08.

- West Hartfiel , NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 232007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles
This is an addendum to complaint ODI # 10204519.. I was at deluca Toyota today to have my tire problem checked again ( complaint ODI# 10200011), and I explained to the service person garry bradley about the problem with not being able to read the speedometer once the tilt wheel was tilted in a safe and comfortable position for me to drive.. he explained that there was nothing they could do since this was considered a "design flaw".. they gave me a car to drive while they were inspecting my 2007 Corolla and this car a 2008 Toyota Solara has the exact same "design flaw".. once the wheel is tilted so that I can drive safely and comfortably I can only see " 0-20 mph on the left side of the speedometer" and on the right side I can only see " 140 mph and more", anything in between 20 mph & 140 mph is not visible to me.. I guess Toyota is discriminating against all of us that are short or we shouldn't drive their cars if we want to be safe.. I feel that this is a severe safety issue.. why put the tilt wheel option in their vehicles if you cannot use them safely..

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 102007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles


On 5/30/07 I picked up a 2007 Toyota Corolla the time of the test drive I did not notice this safety issue & perhaps it was due to the distraction of the sales person's constant talking.. since I am short I need to move the seat up forward to be comfortable when driving & to be able to see clearly, but once I move the seat forward & tilt the steering wheel so that I can drive comfortably & safely I cannot see all of the speedometer readings.. on the left I can see 0-20 mph & on the right I can see 90-110 mph anything in between is not at eye level & I cannot see the speedometer readings.. when I drive in order to see my speed I need to take my eyes off the road look down & under the top part of the steering wheel.. obviously this is extremely dangerous when doing 70 mph on a parkway which I needed to do & I consider it to be a safety issue with this Toyota.. I cannot believe that Toyota actually put this out on the market. How did this vehicle pass safety tests " also, on this exact same vehicle I have filed a complaint on the tires ODI # 10200011 which I am still having a serious safety problem with.. has Toyota sacrificed consumer safety for production & income " this is not my first new car but it has become a horrific experience for me and I am afraid that these vehicle problems will become my statistic.. communications with Toyota have been unsuccessful..

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 192007

(reported on)


  • miles
2007 Toyota Corolla with dash board concerns customer states that he is unable to read the speedometer or tac on a clear day* the consumer stated that the speedometer is very hard to read on a clear day. The consumer stated he contacted the dealership who informed him there was no defect. The consumer stated he tried to return the vehicle to the dealer but to no avail.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 242007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla le. The contact stated that there is a defect in the design of the control panel. He stated that all the indicators on the control panel are red in color against a black background. The indicators are also very thin. At night, the control panel is very easy to read. During the day, especially a sunny day, the indicators are not visible at all. The contact is most concerned with not being able to see the speed that he is driving on the speedometer. He stated that this is an everyday occurrence. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 390 and failure mileage was 30.

- East Lancing, MI, USA

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