really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,457 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 272010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 29,002 miles


Air bags failed to deploy in an accident involving a head on crash at 70 mph front air bags failed to deploy. Car was smashed against concrete median barrier twice and side air bags failed to deploy. The consumer stated another vehicle caused the accident when it cut in front of a tractor trailer. That vehicle then spun around and hit the consumer head on. The consumers vehicle then spun out of control and hit the concrete median barrier and was tossed around and hit the barrier a second time before finally stopping in the far left emergency lane. Updated IVOQ 06/18/10.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #3

Feb 222010


  • 11,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while driving 35 mph and then applying the brakes the vehicle did not stop causing the vehicle to crash into another vehicle. The contact hit her head on the driver side window due to the air bags not deploying. The contact went to the emergency room. The vehicle was towed. The contact stated the faulty brakes are due to the recall repair for the accelerator pedal that was performed on her vehicle. The failure mileage was 11,500.

- Brighton, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009


  • 3,000 miles
This is a follow up to a previous complaint. I felt compelled to do so after reading other issues people were having with there Toyota Corollas (s). I purchased this car June 1st 2009. Three weeks after purchase I noticed something was wrong with the paint. I took it to the dealers, the service dept manager looked at it and said it was due to the environment, the sales guy told me it was due to tree sap and the third time I took it the sales manager said it was from bird crap ( it's garaged most of the time). Weeks later I was hit by a concrete truck, at first thought it was the trucks fault but not real sure now because of the difficult steering with this car. At the time of the accident there was no air bag deployment. I had the car repaired by a private shop, they couldn't understand why the airbag did not deploy. While my car was there they looked at the paint. I have a black car with large white spots and was told there was a problem with the clear coat and it would cost around 4,000 to fix it. I again went to the dealership and was told this time that's what happens when you buy a black car. I have filed a complaint with Toyota and we all know where that has got me. I filed a complaint with the consumer complaint Agency and Toyota failed to respond. Boy, for a reliable care the only thing I can rely on is poor quality and a death trap. I have a Dodge and will drive it before this death trap. Good luck trying to do a lane change and looking into the blind spots. I have almost hit cars on my right while attempting to do a lane change more times than I can count.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 062008


  • 10,327 miles
Last December in a total loss accident with my 2009 Toyota Corolla any of the air bag deployed as a result I had stitches on my head.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

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