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:
31 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
27 / 1
Average Mileage:
16,411 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.

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2007 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 19 of 19)

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problem #19

Jan 312014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Air bag warning light came on and stays on. Unsure of exact date.

- Joshua, TX, USA

problem #18

Feb 182014


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving an unknown speed, he crashed into another vehicle had-on. The air bags failed to deploy and the vehicle was towed to the contact's insurance company for further inspection. The contact was not injured and a police report was not filed. The failure and current mileage was 136,000. Updated 03/18/14

- Glade Spring , VA, USA

problem #17

Jul 112013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
A man pulled in front of me turning left. I was going straight. I T-boned him and the front of my car was damaged. I hit the steering wheel before the airbag went off. Why? it was a front end collision and the engine was completely ruined. Gas spilling and immobility of the car. It seems that kind of impact should've deployed the airbag upon contact. I was going 30mph and he was supposedly going 30mph or more (since he was coming down hill)...which equals a 60mph impact at least. I've read a 40-45mph impact to a standing object should deploy the airbags. This was two moving cars.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #16

Aug 092010

Corolla 4-cyl Diesel

  • 28,910 miles


The air bag light has been coming on since 2010 I took it in to Toyota and was told nothing was wrong. Light kept coming on so I took it back in (2011) again was told nothing was wrong, took the car in for a 3rd time in 2012 and was told it was a water bottle that was under the seat. I disagreed with the mechanic cause the water bottle was my daughters from that morning, I told the mechanic the bottle was still cold from that morning so that was not it but that is what they wrote was the cause of the air bag light coming on in the report. I have not taken the care back since because I don't ever get the problem resolved and don't want to pay for them to tell me its nothing, however the light does still come on and remains on for weeks sometimes months at a time. My only concern is that the airbags will malfunction and not work when they should or suddenly go off for no reason.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 282012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
On a rainy October 28, 2012 Sunday, I was traveling on rte. 73, in moorsetown, NJ and I attempted to get off 73 and go down the rte. 295 N ramp. As I went down the ramp, I put on my brakes to slow down and all of a sudden it felt like my car was flying. The brakes locked up, the car spun around and crashed into the curb so hard on the drivers side, that it totaled the back and front rims of my tires. Then once I thanked god for not letting there be any cars around me and letting me be alright, then I attempted to move the car. I backed the car up a little bit then pressed down on brake to change gear into drive and turned steering wheel away from curb, and my car flew to the other side of the ramp and crashed into the curb on the passengers side of which damaged the front rim on that side and through all of this the air bag never ejected. I could kind of understand that it was wet and the car hydroplaned before first crash. But I don't understand how before the car took off the second time while I had my foot on the brake and barely moving, brakes were completely locked up. At this point I was scared to move the car again, so I just cut the car off and sat there for a while, then turned it back on, then it felt like brakes were alright when I pressed down on it. I took my car back to the dealer I bought it from and asked them to check the brakes and of course they said that it was nothing wrong with them. At this point and time, I do not trust this car, but I do trust god to keep me safe in this car or else I wouldn't even drive it after that episode. I needed to get 3 new rims, 1 tire, a hub cap and wheel alignment for my car and I just thank god that there was no other damages. And now I'm just waiting on the lord to give me the opportunity to get a SUV and it won't be a Toyota.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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problem #14

Oct 052012


  • 126,000 miles
My husband swerved to miss a car that decided to change his mind and turn left (after he started turning right), he hit the left shoulder, came back onto the road and lost control. He hit a 4 foot ditch head on and flipped the car from to back and landed upside down. The airbags never went off, despite the fact the car was totaled. The front wind shield was destroyed.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #13

Jun 232012


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the driver was driving 60 mph when the vehicle was involved in a crash with a tree. The air bags did not deploy during the crash. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 86,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Pleasantville, NY, USA

problem #12

Jun 102012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact was traveling 45 mph and lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a ditch. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained neck and back injuries, but the seat belt was successful in restraining the her. The manufacturer was contacted and declined to inspect the vehicle. The failure and the current mileages were 62,000. Updated 07/19/12

- Spencer, NY, USA

problem #11

Apr 282012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
At 73 miles an hour I slammed I swerved to avoid a car that had come in to my lane, I lost control and slammed in to the center divide, collided with another car and then my vehicle rolled 2-3 times and came to a stop on the drivers side. Not a single air bag deployed (front or side). Car was completely totaled, front was severely smashed in back was destroyed windshield and roof of car completely caved in also.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 012012


  • 61,078 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the horn stop failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the clock spring was defective. As a result, the clock spring and the air bag spiral spring cable needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 61,078.

- Morrow, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 022012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


Driver of the vehicle was at a stop due to a wreck on interstate when the vehicle was hit by another vehicle in the back and then was pushed forward by the impact into a vehicle in front of the driver. The car was then hit in the driver's side door by another vehicle. This caused the car to spin 180 degrees. Not one airbag deployed for any of these three impacts.

- Greenfield , IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 252011


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact was involved in a front end collision while driving 35 mph. The air bags did not deploy. Both the contact and passenger sustained whiplash and bruising to several parts of the body. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The dealer offered no assistance. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 43,000. Updated 08/31/11 updated 2/9/12

- Cody, WY, USA

problem #7

Oct 132008


  • 50,000 miles
Driving on 2 lane blacktop road, dog in my path of travel, firmly applied the brakes, car was pulled to the right, went off the road and continued to travel parallel until I struck a gravel entry driveway to a field with the front of my vehicle and then flipped end over end 3 times according to witness finally resting on its top. Upon looking at the scene, there was one (1)black skid mark. The highway was dry, there was a very slight incline in the road and it was a straight stretch. The weather was overcast. The insurance company would not investigate my complaint and insisted that I swerved. I called Toyota and they "checked the brakes" on the totalled car and the headlight operation. I had called them to figure out what had gone wrong. In their report they said there was nothing wrong with the brakes or headlights. I had reported that prior to this incident that the headlights would go on for no apparent reason at the same location (an area where my cell phone coverage would go out). The accident occurred near an airport which was another area where my cell phone coverage would go out. Since I had fractured my sternum and had the discolored imprint of the turn signal on my chest, I thought that the air bag should have deployed on first impact. I questioned the brakes and electronic/electrical system. Their report is dated 11/11/2008 and does not indicate a file or complaint number.

- Peosta, IA, USA

problem #6

Dec 192010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contacts daughter was driving 60 mph in rainy weather. When she attempted to apply the brakes, they did not respond, and consequently she crashed into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belts failed to restrain her. The contact sustained several lacerations to the head as well as several bruises and body swelling. A police report was available. The dealer was not informed of the failure however, the manufacturer was contacted and the contact was awaiting a response. The current and failure mileage was approximately 29,500. Updated 02/23/11 updated 10/14/11 updated 12/05/2011

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 012009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Corolla. Consumer states that the vehicle's engine began to speed up by itself while driving. The consumer also stated the engine light illuminated. The consumer stated he was involved in a car accident while waiting at a light. When the light turned green, he removed his foot from the brake pedal when suddenly the vehicle accelerated and the consumer hit the vehicle in front of him, and then another vehicle rear ended him. The vehicle was taken to the repair shop to have the necessary repairs made and to see why the vehicle was accelerating on its own. A few months later, the engine light illuminated again. The dealer informed the consumer the ECU needed to be replaced. Also, the air bag light illuminated and there was a knocking noise coming from the engine.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 032010


  • 62,899 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that another vehicle crashed into her vehicle on the rear passenger side and pushed her into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained an injury to her neck. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer when the complaint was filed. The current and failure mileages were 62,899.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 082009


  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Another vehicle crashed into the driver side of his vehicle. None of the air bags deployed. The driver sustained a gash on the head and the other two passengers sustained scratches and bruises. He had not contacted the manufacturer to-date. The current and failure mileages were approximately 17,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 082009


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and rolled over twice. The vehicle was completely destroyed and none of the air bags deployed. The occupant was moderately injured. A police report was filed and the contact has pictures referencing the failure. She called the manufacturer and was not provided any assistance. The failure and current mileages were 47,000.

- Escalon, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 192007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle was involved in a front end crash with the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. As a result, the driver sustained a fractured hand, chest injuries from the seat belt retraction, a whiplash, and knee injuries. A police report was filed. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 9,000.

- Carlsdad, CA, USA

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