really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,493 miles

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2015 Toyota Corolla steering problems

steering problem

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2015 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 302014


  • 300 miles


Car drifts toward the left thus causes constant correction especially at highway speeds of 30 and above. Controlling this is very tiring and more importantly can cause an accident with the car in the other lane. With this distraction it leaves one not giving other safety observations as much time to monitor.. Toyota has been aware of this in older model years but has failed to address it since not enough owners cars or affected by this drifting or simply thru apathy. As I understand it, it is caused by a defective ECU unit that is part of the steering unit. My prediction is that nothing will come out of this complaints as with other owners have reported on google.

- Corinth, MS, USA

problem #8

Dec 282016


  • 51,000 miles
Power steering hard when I turn engine on after about ten second is normal

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 012016


  • miles
Jerking front prior perhaps twice on the day in question I reversed to go in a friend house and the car went a full half circle and end in the neighbor hose next door. My car ended in to her fence where a swing was there. Due the defective her property needs to be fix as soon as possible had the car towed to dick dyer killian road today. I have witnesses to verify how the car did a half moon.

- Hopkins, SC, USA

problem #6

Aug 162016


  • 28,000 miles


I purchased a used 2015 Toyota Corolla with about 27,085miles, in June 2016. Three months later, the steering wheel locked while driving down the street. I could not turn the wheel and the brakes would not work. By having no control of the car, it crashed into a parked vehicle. There was minor damage to the parked vehicle. The Corolla had major damage because all the air bags were deployed. This occured three blocks from home, on a city street. No speeding was involved and no citations were issued by the police

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Dec 292015


  • 3,200 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the steering column seized without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into the median. The contact mentioned that after the failure occurred, the tire pressure warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. A police report was filed. There was one injury that did not require medical attention. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,200. The VIN was not available.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 212015


  • 1,700 miles
Electric power steering is extremely over boosted. I have to struggle to maintain a straight line at speeds excess of 50 mph as any input results in extreme angle. Difficult to driver at highway speeds, even with cruise control. Please fix this!

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 102015


  • 6,500 miles


My teenage licensed daughter was driving down resler, on a four lane street, she was on the second lane to the right and she made a slight right turn following the lane, while approaching the intersection with cloudview and resler the steering wheel got stuck. She didn't have control over the front wheels. The steering wheel was if it had a lock on it and she started to verge to her right and she pressed on the breaks, but she still merged to the right enough to hit the car next to her causing an accident. Nobody was hurt, but the car was badly damaged.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 092015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 1,869 miles
Immediate attention required re:2015 Toyota Corolla " dangerous steering failure dear NHTSA, on December 8, 2014, I purchased a new 2015 Toyota Corolla. On February 9, 2015, the steering wheel failed to operate while I was making a left turn, leaving me stranded in the middle of a busy intersection with oncoming traffic. Turning the wheel caused no input to the wheels. The service technician told me that ?the computer became overwhelmed.? thankfully there was not a wreck. After stopping, there were no warnings lights or messages. I clicked every display feature in an attempt to decipher what had gone so wrong with my new car. I turned off the vehicle, waited a moment, and it turned it back on at which time the steering wheel warning sign appeared. I was ill and had a doctor"S appointment, so I reached out to toyotacare as soon as my appointment concluded. The service department at autonation has always provided topnotch service, and they have continued to do so through this dangerous, disappointing and puzzling failure. Their service technician advised me that the part is backordered and let me know it will be at least one week before the part arrives and is installed. Today, they told me that Toyota engineer came to inspect the car and that Toyota is taking the apparently defective part for further inspection. If you wish to inspect the car, please take immediate action. The car is at: Autonation Toyota South 4800 S interstate 35 frontage rd austin tx 78745

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 092015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 1,869 miles
The steering wheel locked up and failed to rotate while I was making a left turn in a busy intersection. Using my full weight I was able to turn the wheel and thankfully oncoming traffic avoided hitting me. Toyota towed my car to the dealership. I have owned the vehicle for only two months, and it was purchased with less than 10 miles. After a day of testing, I was told that an electrical item malfunctioned. The piece has to be replaced and is on backorder. It was an extremely scary incident and unbelievable considering the age of my vehicle.

- Austin, TX, USA

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