really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,320 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla drivetrain problems

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Jun 012012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 9,258 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently and jerked forward. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times and the contact was informed that the torque converter was seizing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and sent an engineer to examine the vehicle. The engineer advised that the vehicle was operating as designed. The failure mileage was 9,258...updated 09-19-12 the consumer stated the gas pedal is too sensitive. It is difficult to maintain low speeds. The vehicle was once recalled for this problem. The consumer feels the problem still exists. Updated 09/21/2012

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 172011


  • 30,120 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the transmission failed. The contact stated that the vehicle would shift into two gears at the same time. When that occurred, the transmission fluid overheated and boiled out onto the exhaust pipe. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and the dealer stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 30,120.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 062012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 44,800 miles
As I was driving on hwy, I suddenly lost my power steering and I had power steering light, vsc and slippery car light cam on. From that point on I didn't have power steering, it was difficult to drive since it was hard to turn. Thank god that I didn't get involve in wreck. When I took it momentum Toyota dealer in tulsa and explained what happened, service advisor said that since it has almost 45,000 it is not covered under warranty. When I called to Toyota customer service and express my safety concern, they said if it is concern that I need to get it fixed and pay out of pocket since it has about 45000 miles on it. I also informed them that it is well know issue on and there are alot of people having issue with power steering, he said I am sorry you vehicle is out side the warranty and we will not cover it.

- Bixby, OK, USA

problem #6

Dec 292011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 9,020 miles


When I was driving my Toyota Corolla 2010 on 12/29/2011 at around $10.30 pm, suddenly I felt that the steering was so rigid to turn and noticed in the car dashboard warning indicator lights for ABS, engine malfunction/check engine indicator, brake, vsc off, were illuminating. And the vehicle was totally stopped in the middle of the road. I was totally shocked!!!!!!!!!!! I tried again to start the vehicle but it failed.I towed the car to Toyota dealer and they ran vehicle test and told me that throttle body assembly has to be replaced. When this incident happened the mileage of the vehicle was approximately 9020. I called and wrote to Toyota usa regarding this issue but didn't get any reply even after 6 days!!!!!!!!!

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 022010


  • 12,000 miles
Driving 2010 Toyota Corolla manual trans on interstate on 8/2/10 at 2:30 P.M. had cruise control on going 70 mph. Engaged clutch, shifted to neutral and braked in preparation to stop for traffic jam ahead. Brake did not engage and vehicle continued at 70 mph without touching accelerator. Continued attempts to brake, downshift, turn off cruise control with no decrease in speed. Initially unable to downshift but then did get into lower gear but with no resulting decrease in speed, nor did the engine make any noise indicating that I had downshifted. I was able to get onto shoulder where I continued to go 70 mph.I then got off at an exit that had an incline. Part way up the hill felt something disengage and the car slowed- not just due to the incline I think. I was then able to put on emergency brake and the car stopped. After several minutes I tried the brakes again and they worked. I did not reengage the cruise control after this. Please note that this occurred after I had taken the car in for both Toyota recommended recalls regarding the floor mats and putting a modification in the gas pedal. When I went in for recalls I asked about placement of a computer brake override system and was first told that fix was not yet available, then told it was not relevant to my car, and, after the above event told again that Toyota did not yet have the technology available to do this fix on Corollas. The dealership have thus far been unpleasant and suggesting that I might not be telling the truth.

- Madison, WI, USA

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problem #4

Jun 262010


  • 9,696 miles
I had my 2010 Toyota Corolla in park and running to cool the car's interior with the air condition on. I was outside the vehicle. I decided to turn the car off ( I was standing on the passenger side and reached in and turned the key off. Instantly my car went into a roll. I jumped in and hit the brake and stopped the car (setting the emergency brake) the gear shift was still in the park position. After I calmed down I restarted the vehicle put it in reverse and backed the car into the driveway again. I contacted my local dealer and they seemed to not believe me but set up an appointment to bring it in, in 4 days.

- East Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #3

Mar 122010


  • 2,000 miles


I bought a new 2010 Corolla and was told all recalls where fixed. My gas pedal stuck coming home from work I called the dealer ship they checked there records and found that my car did not get fixed.

- Reidsville, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 282010


  • 7,010 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) this is additional information. I filed a prior incident report and had another occurrence on Feb 28 2010. Again my vehicle had a sudden acceleration and leaped forward. Again I was able to place it in neutral. This is a dangerous problem. I have taken it back to my local dealership only to be told, it was the floor mat. When it happened again (after I took out the mat I was told it may have been I hit the cruise control(even though I explained I hit the brake and the vehicle maintained its acceleration.) this dealership even has told other customers that have called in they have not had one complaint about this problem( I was standing by the service desk when this took place).Toyota will not admit there is a problem and in fact has spent more effort to make me feel its my fault or I am mistaken. What is the government going to do to address this problem " it appears Toyota is in denial because the fix will cost to much. How many more people will die or get injured" I am requesting and hope others are requesting that the highway safety administration take a stronger action. This has gone on to long without something being done. Please help. [xxx]

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 1,828 miles
1. gave my 2010 Toyota Corolla for recall fix - A0A safety call 2. drove the car home around 4:30 pm after the fix and parked in my home drive way 3. around 4:31 pm reversing from my drive was and almost ran on the road, the car started reverse acceleration, took a turn and hit the small tree and stopped as the tree stem stuck under the car. 4. reported the same incidence to Toyota and the dealer and towed the vehic le to Toyota service station where it was serviced....updated 02/11/15 updated 6/11/2015

- Cupertino, CA, USA

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