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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,812 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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #8

May 012015


  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Upon entering the vehicle and attempting to secure a child safety seat, the contact noticed that the rear driver side seat belt was extremely loose and failed to secure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new seat belt. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- Ft. Meyers, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 142012


  • 75,000 miles
We where driving back from a family function and when we got home, the seatbelt would not retract back in. We had been having trouble with the seatbelts locking for awhile but this was the first time the belt did not retract. I call the dealer and they told me it would be $800 so I did not get it fixed because I could not afford it. The second seatbelt went out while we were driving at about 65mph and were at about 100,000 miles. The seatbelt locked so we removed it to reset it and heard a loud noise and then it stopped working. The third rear belt was a hard time retracting as well. The dealer tested it and it also failed their tests. The dealer now says that they are not responsible even though this is not mechanical failure and has nothing to do with mileage. This has been a safety issue and I should not have to put a dime into this repair.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 132014


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the rear seat belts retractors failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Pearland , TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 262013


  • 91,000 miles


On November 26, 2013 at about 5 pm I drove out of a parking lot in the left lane taking a left turn and continued driving with the flow of traffic in the left lane, which was about 30 miles per hour; it was dark and starting to drizzle;I was wearing my seatbelt;I was suddenly hit from behind by a car and we crashed into the car in front of me;immediately upon rear impact I was thrown into the steering wheel at an angle hitting my sternum on the right side of the steering wheel;my injuries were a severely bruised sternum, and continuing neck and back injuries; my car was totaled;I contacted Toyota on November 30, 2013 to complain as my air bag did not deploy and my seatbelt did not lock;on January 16, 2014 I received a letter from Toyota stating that they inspected the car on December 23, 2013; I was told that I would receive a copy of the inspection, which I did not;the response from Toyota was that for the non-deployment of the air bag it was determined that the rear of the other vehicle overrode the front bumper of my vehicle;for the seatbelt failing to lock it was determined that there were no abnormalities observed with the seatbelt and latched;I am requesting an investigation of my complaint;although Toyota is stating that the seatbelt latched and released as designed my concern is not that the seatbelt latched and released but that the seatbelt failed to lock and I know that the seatbelt did not lock because if it had worked properly I would not have slammed into the steering wheel and the air bag did not deploy;Toyota stated that the inspection determined that the incident was not a result of a manufacturing or design defect;my complaint is not that the incident was caused by a defect with the car as that was caused by the other driver but that if the air bag and seatbelt functioned as expected, my injuries may have been avoided or not as severe.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 162012


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the seat belt failed. The contact stated that the seat belt became unlatched independently and would not secure around the driver. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Pacoima, CA, USA

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problem #3

Aug 052011


  • miles
Seatbelt in middle 2nd row not functioning-- would not tighten up and once it did retract- it locked in its full retracted position and will not loosen to be able to use it.

- Artesia, NM, USA

problem #2

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 #1

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

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