really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 092010


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph. The gear selector was shifted into the neutral position. The RPM's remained constant even after the vehicle stopped accelerating. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle had two prior recall repairs performed under NHTSA campaign id numbers 10V017000 and 10V023000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal); however, the recall remedy did not correct the defect. The current and failure mileages were 35,000.

- Fairmount, WV, USA

problem #1

May 202009


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact noticed a grinding noise most of the time when she depressed the brake pedal. She took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that they could not find anything wrong with it. The failure continued to occur and the dealer turned the rotors to remedy the problem; however, she continued hearing the grinding noise. In September 2009, she took the vehicle to the dealer who replaced the brake pads and rotors. She no longer noticed the noise; yet, the brake pedal extended to the floor with a sudden pulling and grabbing motion. The dealer told her that the ABS activated which caused that feeling. She also stated that the vehicle would suddenly accelerate on an intermittent basis. In December 2009, the driver crashed into a brick wall when the vehicle suddenly accelerated. There were no injuries. The dealer took pictures and told her that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. Furthermore, the gear shift broke and the dealer did not repair the vehicle for six months. She called the manufacturer and was unable to speak with a representative. The current mileage was approximately 17,000. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

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