really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,540 miles

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2013 Toyota Corolla drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 052017


  • 55,200 miles


There are times when accelerating going around a corner or even straight there's a pause and that acceleration for at least a good twenty feet but there's nothing their in the acceleration could cause an accident person back doesn't realize there's no acceleration

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 222016


  • miles
Preowned 2013 Toyota Corolla in this car have a carfax report that says in 2 previous accidents the air bags never deployded. As its 3rd owner purchased with 46958miles I have noticed that I the vehicle brakes to hard. And when I step lightly on the brake it continues to drive till I step harter on the brake. Its hardly noticeable and to catch. 3rd ishu is that when I us the ac it uses too much fule. Also with the ac turned off it is still blowing out cool air at a low level that could be sensed by placing your hands by the air vents.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 302015


  • 15,500 miles
Car does not engage in gear when first started and placed in drive or reverse. It remains in neutral (even though the shift lever is in drive or reverse position), then gradually slides into gear. This is dangerous when trying to merge with traffic from curbside, parked position. The car does not go when accelerator is depressed. It is hard to time when the transmission will engage and the car will go. You might get lucky and enter the stream of traffic safely or get hit because the car does not accelerate as expected. Dealer cannot duplicate problem but each time I get it back it does it again.

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 162014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
Our 2013 Toyota Corolla vehicle suddenly and without warning became stuck in a snow squall. The vehicle's headlights were on and driver was wearing a seatbelt, but also put on the vehicle's flashers to declare distress. A truck from the opposite direction apparently crossed over into my lane and hit my vehicle head on without warning. The 2013 Toyota Corolla's airbag did not deploy and driver of the 2013 Toyota Corolla (who was not driving as the vehicle was stuck in snow, but did still have her seatbelt on) required Transport via ambulance to hospital for laceration to lip/chin area requiring 25 stitches and was later diagnosed with rib fractures.

- Wells, ME, USA

problem #1

Aug 222013


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to determine the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

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