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:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,525 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.

2007 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #11

May 082010


  • 33,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 20 mph approaching the intersection, the contact attempted to slow down and the brakes failed to respond. The vehicle continued moving into the intersection causing a vehicle to crash into the contact's driver side door. The air bags did not deploy. The contact received injuries to the neck. The insurance company investigated the failure and confirmed that the brakes were working properly. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not moving fast and the crash was not severe enough for the air bag to deploy, but they also stated that the air bag was not connected to the driver's seat. The mount vernon police department report 10-24232 was filed. The failure and the current mileage were 33,000.

- Mount Vernon , NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 282007


  • miles
In 2007, I had purchased a Toyota Corolla le. I had not noticed this problem until 2 weeks after purchasing the vehicle. The problem lies with the airbag not flushed with the dashboard and creates dips and valleys. The passenger airbag is sunk into the dashboard. After speaking with the dealer, they replaced the airbag and told me to let it sit for a while and the airbag and dashboard would align. However, after letting it sit for nearly two years, it is still the same condition. On almost every oil change, I would complain about the problem to the dealership and they would advise me to give it some more time. I filed a complaint with Toyota customer satisfaction department and they researched the case. In the end, the Toyota customer satisfaction department told me that there is nothing they can do. They informed me that they have sold many 2007 Corolla's that are known to have this problem with the airbag. They cannot guarantee me that because the airbag sinks into the dash, it will deploy when it needs to.

- Union City, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 022009


  • miles
2007 Toyota Corolla rear-ended in collision resulting in the 2007 Toyota Corolla hitting the vehicle in front of it - the 2007 Toyota Corolla's air bags did not deploy and the seat belt assembly anchorage broke, not restraining the passenger in front passenger seat.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 022008


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns 2007 Toyota Corolla. In October of 2008 while driving approximately 45 mph on the right side of the road the vehicle suddenly accelerated up to 80 mph without warning. He collided into a tree and the driver frontal air bag did not deploy. The insurance company did not investigate the sudden acceleration, or the air bag failure. The police report number was not available. The failure and current mileages were 10,000.

- Winton, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 102009


  • 18,721 miles
On 11/10/09 my wife was driving a Toyota Corolla 2007, that we own.the road was wet. She was driving at approximately 30 mph.was a car and half away from the next vehicle. The car in front a Toyota SUV stopped, she applied the brake pedal. The Corolla skidded and hit the car in front. After the car stopped my wife realized the parking brake level was in the up position. The passenger air bag never deployed this is the first time we have an accident with this vehicle.

- St .Croix, VI, USA

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problem #6

May 012009


  • 35,750 miles
I had a wreck in a 2007 Toyota Corolla, it was a frontal impact. The airbag did not deploy and the seat belt did not lock up. I hit the windshield at 35 mph. I was injured requiring very expensive tests.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 232009


  • 25,000 miles


I got into a front end collision in my 2007 Corolla going at a speed of 55mph. My air bag did not deploy. I was lucky to not suffer any injuries but I would like to know what steps I should take about this. I have pictures of the damage and the interior of the car showing that the airbag did not deploy. All pictures are time stamped.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #4

Feb 052009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While driving 50 mph, the contact was involved in a head-on crash. The front end of the vehicle was crushed in and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact was the only occupant in the vehicle and, although he was wearing his seat belt at the time, sustained injuries. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic for repair. A police report was filed and the contact has pictures of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 28,000 updated 12/08/09. Updated 12/10/09.

- Latham, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 052009


  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 50 mph in the rain, the vehicle hydroplaned. The contact lost control and the vehicle spun around and rolled over three times before coming to a stop in the right lane. The frontal air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and back. The insurance company stated that the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 94,000.

- Duarte , CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 062008


  • 16,000 miles
I was stopped at a stoplight on an interstate off-ramp and rear-ended into the car in front of me, car in front into the truck in front of her. When I struck the car in front of me, the air bag did not deploy, despite the increased speed I was thrown forward into that car. Subsequently, I have cervical sprain, concussion from hitting the back of my head on my head rest, possible brief loss of consciousness, cephalgia, and many other symptoms and possible injuries. These injuries may have been lessened if the front air bag had deployed and limited my head's path forward with the impact of the front of my car into the back of the other car.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 192007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,300 miles
Front end collision a T 40 mph and the airbags did not deploy. My child was injured, and it was the second Toyota that I have owned where there was a front crash, and the airbags did not protect the occupants in the vehicle.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

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