really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,636 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 162009


  • 9,000 miles


My wife has experianced brake fade, brake failure and inconsistant braking with her 2009 Corolla. I have noted that this seems to be related to temperature, humidity and warmup of the operating system. The situation was briefly improved after the previous recall for the brake boostedr problem but returned in 60 days. Toyota seems to not care about this issue

- Lafayette, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 152008


  • 2,271 miles
2009 Toyota Corolla - gas pedal sticking problem while on the family driveway traveling at about 5 miles per hour, car rapidly accelerated forward after I removed my foot from the gas pedal. Pushing the brake down as hard as I could the car continued traveling forward crashing into my daughter's car, then pushing her car through the right side of the garage door & through the house wall completely damaging my daughter's car (totaled) destroying the garage door while smashing down that portion of the house wall. And then further inside colliding into a large dryer & washing finally coming to rest against an inside house wall beam & concrete. My daughter was almost hit as she was on the other side of the wall when the cars crashed through. We've always maintained that it was Toyota's fault as it was without question, a case of unintended acceleration--the car rapidly accelerated forward on its own, but Toyota insisted it was not the cause of their car. Toyota, at my cost and our insurance company, state farm, made all the repairs to the car--Toyota refused to take liability for involvement with the cause of the accident. So there we were, who could refute mighty Toyota¿they were the premier car company & they made almost perfect cars. Obviously with their 2nd recall in a matter of months that image has now been somewhat dispelled. In speaking with Toyota today I was advised that my Corolla would not be included in their recall as I was advised that the pedal assembly in my car was manufactured in Japan by nipo-denso and not the pedal assembly involved with the so-called sticking gas pedal problem, as that assembly, was manufactured in the United States by cts. While I appreciate what Toyota stated about different assemblies, I can state unequivocally my car accelerated forward even though I was pressing the brake pedal the hold time while the car raced forward.no one incurs such damage pressing the brakes. I would ask for your review and comments

- San Diego, CA, USA

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