really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,365 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla windows / windshield problems

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2009 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 062016


  • miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V340000 (air bags) and 15V689000 (visibility) and stated that the parts needed for the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure. Part distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms part not available.

- Albany, LA, USA

problem #9

Jan 152012


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that shortly after closing the driver side window while driving 40 mph, she noticed smoke. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the wire that controlled the window switch shorted, causing the passenger window motor to burn. As a result, both needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #8

Oct 032009


  • 8,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that due to the dynamics of the vehicle it is difficult to see out of the rear window whenever she drives in reverse. Due to the visibility defect she would need someone on the outside of the vehicle in order to safely drive in reverse. She noticed the defect immediately after she purchased the vehicle. She didn┐T notify Toyota since they offered her no assistance with a prior request. The current and failure mileages were approximately 8,500.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #7

May 062010


  • 6,770 miles


The windshield on our 2009 Toyota Corolla cracked while driving down the highway with no other vehicle near by. The crack quickly spread across the windshield front side.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 012008


  • 33,678 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The driver stated that with all of the existing recalls he would like to give his vehicle back to the dealer. The contact also stated that the vehicle has malfunctioned since he purchased it. The rubber was separating from the window and he had problems with the tires when the vehicle had over 20,000 miles. The contact was uncomfortable whenever he drove the vehicle and he no longer wants the hassle. The failure mileage was 33,678.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

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problem #5

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 #4

Dec 042008


  • miles


When you pick up speed driving and reach around 55mph or over, the car ducks off to the left as if its ready to go off the road. And this car has a lot of blind spots when trying to back up or see oncoming traffic.

- Oxford, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 282009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 1,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that she cannot open a rear window and have the front window closed because the vehicle would vibrate drastically. She took her vehicle back to the dealer, but they could not repair it because it was an aerodynamic issue. Currently, the contact must keep her windows closed while driving until Toyota can remedy the issue. The failure mileage was 1,700. Updated 08/19/09 the consumer stated if the driver's window is up, and someone in the back seat opens a window, the entire vehicle shakes. Updated 08/20/09.

- Fort Lee, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 052009


  • 0 miles
2009 Toyota Corolla le driver's side rearview mirror has significant distortion and does not present a clear view of the road behind. Very difficult, especially at night, to judge where vehicles are. Mirror appears to be slightly concave. Called dealership, was told this was an intentional "magnification" feature. Per 49 cfr 571.111, drivers side mirrors on cars sold in the us must have unit magnification, I.e. they must be flat. I cannot find any exemption for Toyota. Dealership claims it is impossible to repair this problem.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 262008


  • 5,000 miles
The windshield on our 2009 Toyota Corolla cracked while driving down the highway with no other vehicle near by. The crack quickly spread across the windshield. Two auto glass companies confirmed that it was a stress fracture cause by the manufacturer. Toyota is refusing to accept the blame and replace the windshield under warranty.

- Fair Grove, MO, USA

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