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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,301 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 #4

May 282010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 14,200 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While braking from approximately 5 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact depressed the brakes but to no avail. The engine was shut off to stop the unintended acceleration. When restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer yet the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. Approximately 3 months later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was stopped after heavy pressure was applied to the brake pedal but it would not shift into park until the ignition was shut off. When restarting, there was an unusual increase in engine rpms. The vehicle was not moved from the location and was not examined or repaired. Updated 11/23/10 updated 11/30/10

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #3

Nov 162009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer would like to be compensated for the loss of 2007 Toyota Corolla that was involved in an accident. Vehicle was under recall. The consumer stated she was unable to stop at a red light due to the gas pedal sticking. The consumer hit a vehicle in front of her. The consumer did not receive a recall notice until after the accident. The vehicle was totaled. Updated 08/26/13

- Lynbrook, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 062010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated as she was driving at 20 mph with her foot on the brakes the vehicle accelerated to the maximum RPM, however she did not have an accident. The contact put the vehicle into neutral when the vehicle stopped and she turned the engine off as it was still racing at the maximum RPM. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and was told they cannot duplicate the problem because she pressed on both the brake and accelerator pedal at the same time. The contact stated she sent a letter to the Toyota manufacturer and had not received an answer back at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 47,000. Updated 03/17/10. Updated 05/05/10. The consumer stated while going around a curve the accelerator became stuck. The consumer insisted the floor mats had nothing to with the accelerator being stuck. Updated 05/06/10

- Sonora, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While driving 2 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but depressed the accelerator pedal as well. The vehicle struck a pole. The bumper was scratched. He stated that the brake and accelerator pedals were too close to one another. The failure mileage was 5 and current mileage was 5,000. Updated 02-14-08 bf * updated 02/14/08

- Weeki Wachee , FL, USA

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