really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,396 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Feb 232010


  • 33,700 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. Whenever the contact engaged the accelerator pedal, she noticed that the pedal would push against her foot and the vehicle began to surge without warning. The contact also noticed that the failure also occurred when the pedal was not depressed. Prior to the recent failure the vehicle was repaired per recall NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 and 10V023000 performed on her vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 33700.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 242010


  • 12,400 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving approximately 3 mph into the driveway when the accelerator pedal became stuck. The manufacturer informed the contact to let a dealer inspect the vehicle. The dealer was called and had the vehicle towed to the dealership. The dealer inspected the vehicle and was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact was concerned since he has not had any problems with the vehicle until the dealer repaired it under the recall for the accelerator pedal 9 days before the failure occurred. The failure mileage was 12400 and the current mileage 12491.

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 022010


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. When the brakes were applied to stop the vehicle, the vehicle suddenly began to accelerate without warning, in order to stop the acceleration the contact had to pump the brakes twice. Recall id number: 10V017000-vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal repair was performed on his vehicle prior to the recent failure. There were no prior warnings. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 19000. Updated 4/5/10 updated 05/14/10.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012010


  • miles


S10 appropriate handling re Toyota recent recall notices, owner of several Toyota vehicles experienced sudden acceleration an reported to Toyota last October re her 2009 Toyota Corolla. The consumer stated she has almost been in 3 accidents.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 272010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,200 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 50 to 55 mph on normal road conditions there was an unintended increase of acceleration and the vehicle failed to slow down. The driver pulled partially onto the emergency lane which caused the vehicle to crash into the side of a bus and guard rail. The damage to the bus was minimal. The contact placed the gear shift into the "neutral" position and was forced to apply excessive force to the brake pedal. The vehicle stopped accelerating after several attempts. The vehicle sustained damages to the body of the vehicle on the passenger and drivers side. The police was called to the scene. There were no personal injuries. The vehicle was operable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000 ( vehicle speed control;accelerator pedal); however, the VIN was excluded since the manufacturer was in Japan. The failure mileage was 7,200. Updated 03/12/10. The consumer stated the insurance company totaled the vehicle. Updated 08/30/10

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 062010


  • 18,700 miles
We were traveling at approximately 45 mph. A traffic light changed and a car was in front of us. I let off the gas to begin stopping but the accelerator stuck. I had to stomp the brake to stop the car. My wife thought I was going to hit the car in front of us.

- Portal, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
2009 Toyota Corolla - floor mat (purchased at pepboys) got stuck on the acceleration pedal at maximum speed. The consumer also stated the gas lever inside the vehicle would not open the gas lid.

- North Wales, PA, USA

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