fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,379 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla engine problems

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #7

May 192010


  • 12,600 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that whenever the brakes were applied from 5 mph or more, the vehicle would vibrate abnormally. The contact stated the vehicle would act as if it were attempting to stall. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 12,600.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 052010


  • 14,650 miles
Car would not start. Towed to dealer. Car started @ dealer. Advisor said the same thing has happened to five other cars in the last 30 days.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #5

Oct 232009


  • 25,000 miles
Approaching red light, car in neutral, right foot depressing brake, left resting on clutch, and car was slowing down when engine revved (watched tachometer needle jump). As engine revved I checked to make sure that right foot was not near gas pedal (wasn't). This was second occurrence of the engine revving when gas pedal was not engaged. Apparently there is a recall for this defect. I am not an automotive engineer. Gas pedal will be modified by dealer within the week, but both times my feet were not near the pedal when the RPM's increased.

- Hamlin, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 152008


  • 4,000 miles


Excessive oil consumption ( 1qt. Per 1K) for 09 Toyota Corolla.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102009


  • 5,000 miles
2009 Corolla devoled a shuddering or stalling when depressing clutch coming to a stop which also drops rpms from 900 to a little under 800 when car stops causing the car to run rough and this drop happens all the time but it may drop slow or fast not the same every time this problem started at 5000 miles with oil consumption problem associated by Toyota reflashing ECM per tcb which one week later check engine light comes on #3cly cde showing miss fire tech erased code missing any diagnosis care still acting up gulf state Toyota tech says erase ECM still not changed dealer cant find code don't know how to fix. Last visit to dealer was 2-10-2010 dealer champion Toyota houston T713-943-7780 service mgr and gen mgr car ran fine until oilconsumption and reflashing ECM car has 7139 miles on it I am not pleased and wonder if you know what you are doing!!!!!!

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 012009


  • 12,000 miles
I own a 2009 Toyota Corolla that has had numerous incidents of not starting. The vehicle will not start after sitting for a period of time, however, it will start after numerous attempts to do so. This vehicle was purchased brand new in April 2008. I have had this vehicle in the shop on three separate occasions with this same issue and they tell me they cannot find a cause for this. This has also happened four other times that I did not take the vehicle to the garage since they informed me they could not fix it if it would not repeat the behavior. The occurrence is very sporadic and there is no way to know when it will happen again. The last time it was in the garage they placed a fuel additive in the gas tank to fix the problem... still no resolve.

- Muscatine, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 142008


  • 6,400 miles
Vehicle stalling when making a quick deceleration from over 40mph to 15mph or to a complete stop. Engine dies, check engine light comes on, and electrical continues to function. Car restarts with no problem. This has occurred 2ce in the past 2 days, once the engine was cold, within 2 miles of start, the other occurred when engine was warm after driving 10 miles on highway, and slowing down quickly to pass through electronic toll booth. Toyota dealer checked vehicle, could not duplicate, nor did the system store any codes or event conditions.

- Fairport, NY, USA

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