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.


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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,027 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 #10

Jan 252014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


As I approached traffic lights, I had to apply the brakes as yellow light was on but the car was still accelerating. Even after the brakes were completely applied, it went forward. To my bad, it was a snowy day in my place and my car skidded in to the left turn lane, got crashed in to the other car. My car's front bumper, head lights and couple of other parts were replaced for which I have spent $500 out of my pocket and the remaining amount was paid by my insurance company. Luckily there were no injuries to me, my 7 month pregnant wife and the other car driver. Obviously my insurance premium got increased, my driving history was affected and car value is decreased due to accident history. My car tires and brakes were in perfect condition when this incident happened. Now I am afraid to drive my car especially when it approaches traffic lights I feel extremely nervous. Whenever I recollect this bad moment I feel depressed. Please look into the issue. Requesting Toyota to do the needful to remove such defects from their vehicles.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #9

Apr 272013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I would like to check and see if my vehicle had a recall. The part is called the timing chain.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 112013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 22,204 miles
Had the front brake pads and rotors replaced on car March 1, 2013. A month and a half later I heard grinding noise from left wheel. Took car in on 4/11/13 and was told brake pads and rotors were fine, but that the hub and bearing were failing on the left. Was also told this was rare that they don't usually see a hub and bearing failing at this mileage. This is a serious problem and if you do not do anything about it your wheel could fall off. I was advised by someone with experience with this problem to go ahead and fix it which I did on 4/16/13. Was also advised by this same person that the failure was probably the result of a factory defect, but at this point there is no way to prove it and the car is out of warranty. The warranty for this repair is only a year and the failure rate after fixing this type of issue is high. I no longer trust my car!!!!!

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 142011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 14,400 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving 60 mph when the struts fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who advised that there were no screws to secure the struts. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 14,400. Updated 3/14/11 updated 04/22/11

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #6

Jun 122010


  • miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Corolla. If it is windy on the freeway when I drive, I get blown all over the road. I have literally been blown of onto the shoulder of the road or into the other lane. Passing semi-trucks is also extremely dangerous in windy conditions. I look for similar movement in other small cars while I am driving and I do not see them being blown all over the road so I think that this must be a problem special to the Corolla. I is extremely scary when I'm traveling the posted speed limit on the highway and my car gets completely blown off of the road. The steering is so loose that I feel like I have very little control when being blown around by wind, and in reality, I probably do have very little control. Please look into this. I would be willing to place a bet that there have been fatal crashes involving Corollas under windy conditions.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #5

Apr 112010


  • 78,000 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Corolla which I bought in November 2006. Since that time I have had nothing but problems out of my vehicle, from cosmetics, to vibrating steering wheel, air conditioning issues, leaking struts, alignment issues, and most recently the ECM. I was driving to the store, and right before I turned into a busy intersection my car shook, and then the engine shut off. All of the lights and service indicators came on, and then shut off leaving only the check engine light on. I tried to start my vehicle again, but nothing. My friend had to help me to push the vehicle into a nearby parking lot. There, I was able to start the car again, and so I headed home. Just as I got to my house, the car shut off again, and right before it shut off, it wouldn't even give gas. I had my car towed to a nearby shop, and after checking the entire car and doing a diagnostic, I was told it was the ECM and that it would cost 650 to repair (and that's for a used/rebuilt one). I called Toyota, and they said that it was covered under warranty up to 80,000 miles. I am just under 80,000 miles thank god. The guy I spoke with sounded as if he wasn't surprised of the issue. I am having my vehicle towed to Toyota today, and I guess will see how this all pans out. The bad part about it all is, what if they fix the problem and it happens again" and what other issues are there that they know about and their consumers don't. plus, who is going to pay for peoples time off work for these repairs, and their inconveniences" at this point I am very disappointed in Toyota! I wanted to purchase the 2010 Toyota Corolla next, or the Lexus RX320, but I will definitely pass on that now!

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 092010


  • 45,670 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while his vehicle was at a repair shop, he was informed that all four struts were leaking. When he called the manufacturer, he was told that it was normal for the struts to leak and they would not assist with repair expenses. The VIN was unavailable at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were 45,670.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 182010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer has stated that his 2007 Toyota Corolla pulls to the right while driving.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 042010

(reported on)

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Corolla poor steering issue the consumer stated the vehicle swerved back and forth at interstate speeds. They dealer told the consumer the vehicle needed a rear end alignment. The second time the consumer went back to the dealer, he complained of wobbly steering, so the dealer balanced the tires. The third time, was the same as the second time with the steering. The fifth time, the consumer went to the dealer he stated the problem was worse and seemed to get more worse after an interstate trip of 50 mph or when the tires heated up. The consumer also stated when driving the vehicle at lows speed, it seemed to wobble. When the consumer went back to the dealer three of the four tires were out of balance. The dealer also stated the rims could be the cause of the poor steering. The dealer agreed to replace one of the tires, however the problem was still not resolved. The consumer went to get a second opinion and they agreed there was a steering issue. The consumer went back to the original dealer and they agreed to remove the tires and rims from the vehicle. The new tires and rims helped, but the vehicle still swayed, but not as bad as before. The consumer stated he read a newspaper article where a person who worked in a California plant that made Toyota Corolla's was in trouble for making accusations about others passing off faulty front ends. The consumer no longer owns the vehicle. Updated 04/14/10.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 092010


  • 30,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Corolla feels like it is floating when I am on the highway and driving above 60 mph. I thought it was wind or tire pressure but I corrected the tire pressure and it still does the same thing. It only happens when I get up to a higher speed and not on regular roads or in the town. It did not do this for the first year and a half that I owned the car but it has been doing it regularly for the past 6 months.

- Hermon, ME, USA

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