2017 Toyota Corolla Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical system, engine and transmission problems issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The best-selling car in history, the Toyota Corolla, is famous for its dependability. But the compact sedan isn’t perfect – the 2017 model has drawn criticism for several “un-Toyota-like” problems. The most prevalent issues, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, are with the powertrain, engine and electrical system.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2017 Toyota Corolla

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Air Bags
44
Vehicle Speed Control
28
Unknown Or Other
25
Service Brakes
22
Power Train
14
Electrical System
13
Seat Belts
11
Steering
11
Engine
9
Structure:body
9

Problems with the Transmission

For several years now, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) has been available in the Toyota Corolla. The design, which is very different from a traditional automatic, uses a set of pulleys and a steel belt instead of planetary gear sets.

During the last couple of decades, CVTs have become increasingly commonplace. Yet many consumers remain unfamiliar with the operating characteristics of these unique transmissions. Also, because automakers can’t seem to perfect the technology, the units tend to be more problematic than regular automatics.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla illustrates how CVTs fail to measure up to traditional automatics. Many customers complain of lack of acceleration, harsh shifting and other problems from the car’s transmission.

For example, on Edmunds.com, one consumer complaint reads, “My family and I have been longtime Toyota lovers. From Camrys and Corollas to RAV4 and Tacoma’s, always swore by the brand. Toyota killed the Corolla this time with that awful, dangerous CVT transmission. I made the mistake of not test driving before buying when I bought the Corolla. Never again will I buy a Corolla unless Toyota goes back to the old transmission. When you look around for a 2017 Toyota Corolla you can find them by the dozens at used car lots. The car is a real stinker! I couldn’t give this car away the resale value is terrible. Everyone knows this car is terrible. My husband and I decided to look at Hyundai and bought the 2018 Elantra SE and it’s like night and day. The Hyundai is quiet and accelerates when you need to pass someone. Oh, and the car was a lot cheaper! It’s really sad, but Toyota is slipping with their quality! The 2017 Corolla needs to be recalled and they need to pay to change out the transmission. This car is dangerous with that slow acceleration!”

On the NHTSA website, another owner writes, “The transmission (CVT) doesn’t respond when accelerating leaving a stop sign causing a delay in moving and we fear one day will cause an accident as it won’t get out of the way of other traffic. It also doesn’t shift correctly (it revs too high before shifting) even though it’s an automatic. To us, it seems like a hazard to us and others on the road. Toyota maintenance says it is normal, but this is ongoing since we purchased the car.”

As the consumer mentioned above, Toyota insists lack of acceleration – and other unpleasant operating characteristics – are typical of a CVT. Despite the transmission being “normal”, however, the automaker has released a software update to improve performance.

Will the reflash fix the transmission’s lack of acceleration, slippage, etc.? Probably not.Such problems seem to plague nearly every CVT on the market these days.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Toyota Corolla Transmission Problems:

I JUST PURCHASED A 2017 COROLLA XSE IN FEB 2017. THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED I HAD THE CRUISE CONTROL ON AND WAS TRAVELING TO WORK AT 05:15, AND I CAME TO AN OVERPASS AND ON THE WAY DOWN THE NORMAL OVERPASS OVER A CROSS STREET, I HEARD THE ENGINE REV AND I LOOKED AT THE TACH, AND IT WAS AT 5000 RPM. I WAS STARTLED. THE SAME THING HAPPENED AT THE NEXT OVERPASS. THIS TIME IT WAS 4000 RPM ALMOST AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS RATHER SHORT AVERAGE DOWNHILL. THIS IS STILL HAPPENING, BUT OCCASIONALLY IT DOES NOT. HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE CORRECT. I CAN CONTROL THE SPEED QUITE NICELY WITH MY FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR WITHOUT HARDLY ANY VARIATION OF MY RPM’S. THIS JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT A LONG DOWNHILL ROAD THAT HAS A LANE FOR TRUCKS ON THE RIGHT, WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE TO DOWNSHIFT TO MAINTAIN A SAFE SPEED, THIS IS JUST OVERPASSES ON A FREEWAY SYSTEM. I ASKED MY SALESMAN, AND HE SAID THAT IT WAS PROBABLY NORMAL, AND I SAID HOW COULD IT BE NORMAL FOR THIS THING TO REV AT 5000 RPM ON A HOUSTON FREEWAY? I ONLY HAVE 5000 MILES ON THIS CAR. THIS WILL DEFINITELY AFFECT THE MILEAGE. I AM BESIDE MYSELF AT THIS POINT.

I OWN A TOYOTA COROLLA 2017 SINCE 1/14/17.CAR SHOWS 2 MAIN ISSUES: 1)- COOLING FLUID EVAPORATES CONTINUOSLY OR DECREASES FROM FLUID TANK AT ABOUT 1/4 OF IN. X MONTH EVERY TIME I’VE CHECKED IT IN. I,FIRST, REFILLED IT ONCE WITH CORRECT OR SAME FLUID.IT KEPT EVAPORATING AT THE SAME RATE.THEN,I REPORTED IT TO DEALERSHIP IT WAS SOLD. 2)- SHIFT LEVER OR GEAR CONTROL; THIS CAR COMES WITH CVT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, EVERY TIME I SHIFT SPEED GEAR AND MOVE KNOB FROM PARKING TO DRIVE POSITION AND VICE VERSE, THE SHIFTING DOESN’T OCURRES CORRECTLY OR GOT STUCK IN THE PREVIOUS SPEED TEMPORARELY AND THEN IT MOVES TO POSITION I SHIFTED. WHEN CAR IS APPLIED BRAKE PEDAL TO PARK CAR IN PLAIN SURFACE AREAS(PARKING LOTS, CITY STREETS) AND SPEED GEAR KNOB IS PLACED IN PARKING POSITION, CAR MOVES BACK AND FORTHS 2 TO 3 TIMES AND THEN STOP COMPLETELY. BOTH ISSUES WERE REPORTED TO DEALERSHIP. IN A PROGRAMMED SERVICE CAR ASKED TO DEALERSHIP DUE TO MANUFACTURER’S CAR WARRANTY ON JUNE,11TH/17 BOTH ISSUES WERE REPORTED TO DEALERSHIP TECHNICIAN PERFORMING CAR SERVICES. ACCORDING TO TECHNICIAN’S REPORT AND WORDS, COOLING FLUID TANK WAS REFILLED TO CORRECT LEVELS, COMPUTER CHECKING WAS APPLIED AND FAILURES CODES WEREN’T FOUND EITHER ON THE COOLING SYSTEM OR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEM.TECHNICIAN ALSO REPORTED THAT FARTHER OBSERVATION WOULD BE NEEDED IN CASE OF TRANSMISSION SHIFTING ISSUES,BUT IT WOULD TAKE MY CAR PARKED IN DEALERSHIP SERVICE AREAS FOR 3 HOURS BEFORE HE TRIES ANY ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE ANY TRANSMISSION PARTS OR ANY FARTHER TESTING. UP TO PRESENT, EITHER ISSUES HAVEN’T BEEN ADDRESSED OR FIXED BY DEALERSHIP’S TECHNICIANS AND BOTH ISSUES KEEP HAPPENING.

Problems with the Engine

If there’s one thing Toyota is known for – it’s dependable engines. The 2017 Toyota Corolla comes with two versions of the 1.8L four-cylinder: one tuned for everyday driving and the other designed for maximum efficiency. While both variants are generally highly regarded, there are customer accounts of unexpected stalling.

“Car stalled while driving. Gave DTC P0113, P0013, P1603, P1605,” writes an owner on the NHTSA website.

Another consumer complains, “Vehicle is drive stopped and at idle the RPM will fluctuate between 800 to 400 RPMs almost stalling.

Are these instances flukes or is there a serious, underlying problem with the Corolla? So far, there have been no technical service bulletins or recalls from Toyota regarding the concerns.Of course, that doesn’t necessarily indicate the complaints are unwarranted; it just means the jury is still out on the matter.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Toyota Corolla Engine Problems:

BOUGHT THE CAR LAST APRIL, IT HAS GIVEN ME NO PROBLEMS, UNTIL NOW. THE CAR START TO LOOSE ACCELERATION WHEN DRIVING ALMOST GOT INTO TWO CAR ACCIDENT ON THE ROAD, CALLED TOYOTA BUT THEY WANT TO CHARGE ME TO INSPECT THE CAR, THE CAR SEEMS TO BE STUCK ON GEARS LIKE IF IT WAS ON NEATRUAL.

FROM A COMPLETE STOP WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE YOU CAN PUSH THE ACCELERATOR ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR AND IT WILL ACCELERATE EXTREMELY SLOW THEN WILL TAKE OFF CREATING ONE OF TWO SAFETY CONCERNS. EITHER YOU MUST FLOOR THE ACCELERATOR TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO KEEP UP WITH TRAFFIC OR FEATHER THE ACCELERATOR AND GET RUN OVER FROM BEHIND.

Problems with the Electrical System

Toyota Safety Sense-P – a set of advanced driver assistance features – became standard fare on the Corolla starting in 2017. The bundle includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist and automatic high beams. Obviously, the suite is designed to protect occupants and provide driving assistance. According to some customers, however, design flaws compromise the integrity of the system, making it more dangerous than helpful.

“The contact owns a 2017 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while the cruise control was activated at 65 mph, the dynamic radar feature activated violently. There was no vehicle in front of the contact’s vehicle at that time that should have activated the dynamic radar,” reads an owner statement on the NHTSA website.

Another complaint states, “The contact owns a 2017 Toyota Corolla. While driving 40 mph, the crash avoidance sensor malfunctioned. The contact stated that the sensor did not apply the brakes or detect that the vehicle was too close to another vehicle. The dealer repaired the vehicle, but the failure reoccurred. The dealer refreshed the sensor software in the vehicle, but this did not correct the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 800.”

So far, Toyota has not come forward with any campaigns to address the Safety Sense issues.Eventually, the automaker– and consumers – will find out if the problems are widespread enough to cause concern.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Toyota Corolla Electrical Problems:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 TOYOTA COROLLA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY AND WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE REAR DRIVER SIDE SEAT FAILED TO LATCH CORRECTLY TO THE FLOORBOARD AND BECAME LOOSE. IN ADDITION, THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE SEAT ADJUSTMENT LATCH FRACTURED. HENDRICK TOYOTA SCION WILMINGTON (5640 MARKET ST, WILMINGTON, NC) WAS NOTIFIED, BUT THE FAILURES COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. FURTHERMORE, THE CONTACT HAD TO REPLACE THE VEHICLE BATTERY SHORTLY AFTER PURCHASING THE VEHICLE. KENDALL TOYOTA (10943 S DIXIE HWY, MIAMI, FL) WAS ALSO MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 20,000.

WAS DRIVING MY CAR HOME FROM WORK AND ABOUT 5 MINUTES AFTER I STARTED IT AND BEGAN TO DRIVE, I WENT OVER A SPEED BUMP GOING 5MPH AND SUDDENLY MY THEFT ALARM SYSTEM STARTS GOING OFF AND INCESSANTLY HONKING. MY HAZARD LIGHTS ALSO BEGAN TO BLINK AND MY HIGH BEAMS TURNED ON. I PULLED OVER AND PRESSED MY SMART KEY ALARM MULTIPLE TIMES UNTIL THE ALARM STOPPED. EVERY TIME I WOULD HIT ANY SORT OF BUMP OR USE MY TURN SIGNAL SWITCH, THE ALARM AND HEADLIGHTS LIGHTS WOULD START GOING OFF. I TOOK IT TO TOYOTA AND THEY CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHAT’S WRONG. THEY SAID IT IS AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE, BUT NOT A TOYOTA ONE. THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE SINCE TOYOTA ENGINEERS THE ELECTRIC COMPONENTS.

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 TOYOTA COROLLA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATED AND THE POWER SEIZED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 841. THE CONSUMER STATED THE ERROR MESSAGES READ CHARGING SYSTEM MALFUNCTION AND OIL PRESSURE LOW, ALONG WITH A MESSAGE THAT READ CONSULT OWNERS MANUAL AND TO TAKE THE VEHICLE IN FOR SERVICE.

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Complaint Data

CategorySeat Belts
DateOct 18, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owned a 2017 toyota corolla im. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, another vehicle struck the driver's side front door, causing the seat belt to forcefully retract inward on his chest. The air bags were deployed upon impact. The contact received medical attention for his chest pain and was diagnosed with two hernias. A police report was filed. The vehicle was driven to the residence by his neighbor and was deemed totaled by the insurance company. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 33,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 27, 2022
StateVA
Description
I got into a car accident on august 30, 2022. The airbags didn't go off. All of the airbags didn't go off when the accident happened. I have already filed a complaint against toyota. They are looking into it.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 11, 2022
StateCA
Description
It seems the steering failed with this incident. The car was totaled no there were no lights on at the time. I was making a right turn after a complete stop. The steering would not straighten out. The car also accelerated after hitting the curb causing a second accident cracking an entire telephone pole in half and having to be replaced. The car wasn't even 30 feet from the right turn.
CategoryWheels
DateAug 09, 2022
StateCA
Description
Air tire pressure light not working passager tire stays low and I do not get notified
CategoryEngine
DateJul 04, 2022
StateID
Description
While at idle the rpm will drop down to 400 rpm with it almost stalling out the car. This has been a continuing issue with no real answers on why.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 01, 2022
StatePA
Description
The contact owned a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated that while stopped at a red light when the vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle which then caused him to crash into the vehicle in front. The contact stated that the other driver was driving approximately 70-80 mph. The contact stated that no air bags were deployed in his vehicle and was concerned due to having 4 child occupants in the vehicle during the failure. The contact stated that he sustained back, head, and neck injuries and was seen at the hospital a couple of days later. The contact stated that the other driver was seen with a bloody nose before she fled the scene. The contact stated that the front vehicle driver was not injured. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot and deemed a total loss by the insurance company. The dealer or the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.
CategorySteering
DateJun 29, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle's power steering would suddenly fail. The contact would wait till the power steering would restore proper functionality. The failure occurred 2 times. The warning light indicating the power steering had malfunctioned had sounded off several times. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who stated that the rack n pinion could be the cause. A repair had not occurred. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer as of yet. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 62,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 27, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owned a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated while driving at 40-45 mph, she saw an object on the road. The contact stated that as she was trying to swerve to the right to avoid the sharp object, the vehicle drove over the sharp object. The sharp object pierced the tires and the subframe. The vehicle hit the curb and bounced back into the road. The was an unknown fluid leaking. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained back injuries. The contact did not seek medical assistance. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot where it was totaled. There was no further information provided. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 20,300.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 14, 2022
StateFL
Description
Currently have paid off my white toyota corolla 2017, and is been a while since I notice the paint was pealing off and take it to the body shop, they told me to check my car for a recall since toyota has extended warranty for this matter (which I found here that does not have a recall), and that it was too soon for the car paint to be this bad, the top is also star to roasted and I just paid it off and think is not fair for me to be paying for something so early, also I take good care of it, washed two or more times at month and also handwax once or twice every month, hope this can do something about me and many more out there having the same issue.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts, Service Brakes
DateJun 13, 2022
StateWI
Description
This vehicle when it's impacted there's really no help or assistance to get the vehicle removed off your property on the vehicle is a hazard it really needs to be retested and there needs to be someone to know that it's not safe for children and being this vehicle a lot of times it's kids slides and it doesn't have the front part of the vehicle is impacted bad and it's hard to get the car replaced by the manufacturer in thewayenough restraint so that you can take your kids a little faster in the car without answering them it's also a hazard because only certain drivers know how to operate it and it's not always safe to have this car out and about without issues or malfunction
CategoryVehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal
DateMay 27, 2022
StateMN
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the engine revved and the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration. The vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier while turning into a parking space. The contact was not able to depress the brake pedal in time to stop the vehicle. No air bags were deployed. No injury was sustained and no medical attention was received. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a body shop; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not deemed totaled by the insurance company. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 23, 2022
StateGA
Description
All windows and all door locks stopped working by switches.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Lane Departure: Blind Spot Detection, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 21, 2022
StateAL
Description
I was traveling on the interstate home from work one night, I was kinda tired, I put on my turning signal to let the person behind me know I was getting in the right lane know when all of a sudden a car sped by, the blind spot warnings didn't come on at all, as a matter of fact I only saw them appear only twice since I had this car and they haven't been on since and I've had this car for a week and two days, that's an accident waiting to happen.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 15, 2022
StateUT
Description
This is my daughter's car. We purchased it in december, 2019. She was involved in a collision on 02/02/2022. At an intersection, she hit a pick-up truck on the side likely going 30 - 40mph. The front-end of the car was demolished and the car totaled for insurance purposes. The airbags did not deploy. The title has been signed over to the insurance carrier, farm bureau and I believe the vehicle is now at their designated salvage facility. My daughter is awaiting the final insurance settlement amount. There was a police report filed and my daughter was cited. There were no indications of any issues with the airbags prior to the accident.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 26, 2022
StateCA
Description
I reached out to the manufacturer several months ago about the recall and was told to wait for them to order the parts to fix it. I waited and reached out again and nothing has changed. I am not sure how to get to this recall fixed without the cooperation of the manufacturer.
CategoryService Brakes
DateDec 31, 2021
StateFL
Description
my brakes seem to malfunction when engaged after hitting potholes and/or street depressions. This has occurred on kensington street east of church avenue. This is between church avenue and dale mabry highway among other streets. My safety was put at risk as I felt the brakes were not going to hold or stop the vehicle. No, it has not been attempted to be duplicated. When my brakes were inspected, I was told everything was fine. It seemed no one was interested in driving the vehicle over a pothole and/or street depression. Why would it be inspected when a toyota dealership and firestone reported my brakes were fine without duplicating the situation in which I had a problem. No warning lights, lamps, messages. My 2 front tires continully lose air down to 28 and 29 psi from the 32psi. I will be taking the car back to firestone for them to check the two front tires that I purchased from them. In case something happens to me or others reporting this problem, I wanted proof I informed you of the issue I had.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 09, 2021
StateCO
Description
I was driving my 2017 toyota corolla when I was hit on my driver side . All four panels on driver side needed to be repaired. The air bags never deployed . I was injured and can't understand why the airbags never deployed
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 26, 2021
StateCA
Description
When it's wet on the road or raining my car deploys and I lose control I've been telling the dealer ship since the first day I had this car they told me it's nothing yesterday when it was raining my car did it again also u I called to have my recall fixed and they said there was not any in my car??? This car is a risk I'm going to kill myself driving this car or get hurt I had 3 rental cars because I am scared to drive this car [xxx]. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 23, 2021
StateIL
Description
Vehicle is leaking a large amount of water/condensation on my passenger side front seat which is causing mold/mildew. I asked toyota to take a look at it, they stated it's not a manufactured or engineered problem, which it actually is. That is not part of a schedule maintenance issue. Wanted to charge me to take a look at it and I have an extended warranty
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 19, 2021
StateFL
Description
Hi, I purchased my car in feb 2017. But before 9 months back, it starts to have bubbles on all perimeter of the windshield. And currently have too many bubbles on that perimeter. My current car milage is 33,000 only so, I talked to toyota care regarding this but they denied handling this as they said this is outside of the warranty period. But I feel that this is a manufacturing defect. And that must be resolved by toyota as there is no user reason for this bubbling happens. This happens when any manufacturing defect. Also, when I searching for a reason for such bubbling, I found that the ford car also has some issues in 2014. And ford made a correction on this. (ref: https://static. Nhtsa. Gov/odi/rcl/2011/rcmn-11v445-9034. Pdf) let me know if any other information is required from my end.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 31, 2021
StateSC
Description
Vehicle went out of control in regards of speed when traveling downhill with cruise control on. Vehicle began heavily decelerating and accelerating along with high engine rpm. This is extremely dangerous and I am unable to use cruise control because of it.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 10, 2021
StateMN
Description
I had to drive around 600 miles to and from family funeral. As others have reported the cruise control on a down hill slope goes out of control. As I reached the top of a hill and started down the cruise control would accelerate to 4000 rpm ( it is really loud) the speed would start increasing and go 15-20 mph over what the cruise control speed was set at. I had to turn off the cruise control to regain control over the speed. I was afraid that something might happen if I did not. Where it seemed my car should down shift it was not. Something is wrong with the programming of the cruise control. This should not happen on a decline. Also, at one point when I was in the left lane and a car passed me on the right, my car slowed down really quickly. If someone had been behind me it could have caused a serious accident. This is my fourth toyota and I have never had these problems before.
CategoryWheels
DateJun 26, 2021
StateLA
Description
The clips on the front bumper above the wheel broke while driving and the bumper keeps falling off and never been in a wreck. Trying to start a class action suit because I talked to four others at the toyota dealership who had the same problem
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJun 15, 2021
StateWA
Description
Car is turned off and parked in driveway. Few hours later went to start the car. Noise coming from gas tank. Fuel pump running by itself, loud and noticeable.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateApr 24, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Driving through an intersection when a car turned left in front of me at the intersection. Speed was approximately 35-45 when collision occured. The front of my car hit the side of their car. After crash dash showed pcs malfunction see dealer no airbags deployed and seat belt did not lock up. Car was deemed totalled at 50k miles. I have whiplash and moderate back injuries. Car was taken in for recall on 3/28/2021.
CategoryStructure:body
DateApr 13, 2021
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated while coming to a stop, the driver's side front seat moved forward and backward where the seat was connected to the subframe. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer toyota of greenville (2686 laurens rd, greenville, sc 29607, (864)754-7866) but was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 25, 2021
StateOH
Description
Paint peeling on this color blue and toyota is not acknowledging the problem, paint is chipping all over the car , places where it should never you can even see the original primer the factory uses underneath the car
CategoryAir Bags, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
DateJan 21, 2021
StatePA
Description
I had a car accident on january 15, 2021. My car was totaled and none of my air bags deployed. My emergency brake sensor didn't go off as well which usually always goes of for any minimal close object. Because of my air bag not deploying I cut my lip outside and inside going to the hospital and getting a stitch in the inside of my lip. I had a hole the width of a dime from hitting the steering wheel and bled non stop from my nose and lip/mouth. The hospital has in my chart the picture of the hole.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 20, 2021
StateCA
Description
Needed to raise car car to reach oil plug for oil change. The supplied tire jack (sisser type) as I was raising car the tire jack collapsed car came down hard. Was just going to slide jack stand in when this happened. Eill not work anymore. Part stamped made in canada ol213 r16
CategoryAir Bags, Engine, Structure:body
DateNov 25, 2020
StateCA
Description
Vehicle struck a dear at approx. 50-55 mph. No airbag deployment. Vehicle suffered damage as far back as the engine requiring replacement of the intake manifold. Front impact bar and core support was noticeably bent. How could airbags not deploy? I was not driving my wife was.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 01, 2020
StateAZ
Description
My car is im corolla 2017. When I was driving 2 days ago the air bag warning appeared in the dashboard. I brought the car to the nearest toyota to be checked. I was informed that the spiral cable that connects to the driver's airbag module needs to be replaced. I told the service representative that my car is only more than 3 years old with 32,000 mileage. My concern is my safety driving a car when the spiral cable attached to the driver's airbag is damaged which could deactivates the airbag and caused the airbag warning light to come on. He mentioned I need to pay roughly 0. 00 for the spiral electrical wire to be replaced because he haud my car is out of warranty already. Is it really my fault if the spiral cable is damaged that deactivates the airbag or is it an existing issue concerning spiral cable connected to airbags. Thank you.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateSep 27, 2020
StateTX
Description
When going down hill, the cruise control races the engine into high rpm (4000+ rpm) rather than slowing the engine and controlling the car speed. It has done this since it was new.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Steering
DateAug 31, 2020
StateCA
Description
1st of all fix your site I have to now write everything over again& again. Fix this. I was on freeway west on I-10 turned off on washington st. Exit& warning light &buzzer showing battery flashing&30 seconds my p. S. Light flashes& lost power&steering& was able to veer into parking lot. If this would have happened 3 minutes earlier I would have been run down by heavy traffic. In less than 2 minutes I lost power& steering. Don,t think I will ever feel safe driving this car again. After replacing altanator-waterpump-thermostat-timing belt-spark plugs-crankshaft position sensor& camshaft sensor. Still cranks but won't start. Engine rotates but won't turn over or start
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline:delivery:fuel Pump
DateAug 06, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact shifted the vehicle into park and restarted the vehicle. On another occasion while the vehicle was in a parking lot, the vehicle shutoff and was towed to deluca toyota (1719 sw college rd, ocala, fl 34471) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 20, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated in 10/22/2019 he was involved in a crash that included three vehicles. His vehicle and two other vehicles looking to make a left-hand turn. The contact was rear ended at 45 mph and ended up crashing into the vehicle in front of him who crashed into the vehicle in front of them. The contact's air bags did not deploy. The contact had a minor concussion but the passenger was transported by ambulance with injuries to her face and back. There were no major injuries with the other vehicles. A police report was filed and the vehicle was totaled by state farm. The wreckage was towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer and dealer where not called by the contact. The failure mileage was 27,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 03, 2020
StateCA
Description
Lost control of my 2017 toyota corolla and hit a utilitypole head on collision and my airbags failed to deploy causing my wife and kids injuries. *tr
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts:pretensioner
DateJun 16, 2020
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated that while driving in the rain, the vehicle hydroplaned and the front end of the vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier. The contact stated that the air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not restrain, causing the contact to slam her head into the steering wheel. The contact stated that no warning lights were illuminated. The contact sustained a concussion, head, neck and ocular bone damage. The contact sought medical treatment at an urgent care facility the next day. A police report was filed. The dealer was not called. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was totaled and was towed to a tow yard. The contact later received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v024000 (air bags). The failure mileage was approximately 42,000. *ln the consumer stated the safety features failure has caused a traumatic brain injury. *tr
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 02, 2020
StateAZ
Description
As I was traveling on a major street a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and crossed my path , causing my vehicle to hit the crossing vehicle on the driver's side. The air bags failed to deploy. No air bags deployed. I complied with the recall, had vehicle in for updating by the dealer where I purchased the vehicle, the "repair" was done three weeks prior to my misfortune. *tr
CategoryAir Bags
DateMay 20, 2020
StateCA
Description
My has a critical safety issue with air bags not deploying I didn't know until I renew my registration and I found out that there is a air bag recall on my vehicle. I was not notified of the recall I have kids and this is very dangerous not knowing that air bags are not ready to deploy this should not happen to anyone as it a critical safety issue. *tr
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 13, 2020
StateFL
Description
My car was in drive and my foot was on the brake so I was not accelerating. I was in a turning lane to enter a business. My car shut off completely and the lights on my dash lit up. I waited a few minutes and took the keys out of the ignition and was able to start the car again. I've also had issues in the past, on multiple occasions, where I turn my key in the ignition and the car will not start. This issue has happened multiple times (even when it was brand new) and no one has been able to duplicate it as it happens randomly. *tr
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Seat Belts
DateMay 09, 2020
StateCA
Description
My vehicle makes strange noise and dash flashes with car showed making slight right turn. The dash displaying coffee cup while driving on highway recall for airbag and seat belts remedy not yet available. Car may be danger to safety. *tr
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts, Service Brakes
DateMay 08, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated that the brakes malfunctioned and the vehicle crashed into a 4x4 truck at 25 mph. The whole front was smashed in and the engine was pushed back into the inner cab. The air bags failed to deploy as well as the seat belt pretensioner failed to engage. The contact also stated that the forward collision warning also failed. The contact was transported to the hospital as she had internal bleeding and contusions all over her body. A police report was filed and the vehicle was totaled. The dealer and manufacturer had not been contacted yet. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v02400 (air bags) a month after the crash. The failure mileage was 24,500. *dt consumer stated headache but no concussion. Car was totaled.*jb
CategoryAir Bags
DateMay 01, 2020
StateCA
Description
Reported in march, toyota has not provided a replacement/rental during the recall. Very difficult to make progress getting help. Bounced between different departments.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateApr 19, 2020
StateTX
Description
I have a recall from manufacturer with recall number20tb03 nhtsa recall number20v024 since january 17 2020. And every time I call the dealerships they mention that they don't have the parts.
CategoryAir Bags
DateApr 02, 2020
StateUT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v024000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. An unknown dealer was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 01, 2020
StateGA
Description
At 60,00 miles I started hearing noises coming from the front suspension I took it to the dealership it was still under warranty they told me that it was the upper strut mount here. Dealership replaced front mount. Now it is doing again I'm at a hundred and ten thousand miles and that problem still persist something is going on with the strut mounts front strut mounts of this vehicle every time I go over a speed bump or railroad tracks it makes a clunking noise and also when I'm turning left and right
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 31, 2020
StateFL
Description
I recieved a letter about "important safety recall" from toyota company. It says "incomplete or nondeployment of airbags and seat belt pretensioners may occur." I took my car to toyota of orlando dealer to have new parts replaced, but they said they didn't have those parts to replace for my car. I asked them when they have new parts to fix my car. They said they don't know when, just go home and wait. I am very worried about my safety every time I drive to work or do errands. This is an urgent safety recall. I don't understand why they don't have new parts ready to fix customers' car. How long will I have to wait for it to be repaired?
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 17, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v024000(air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Toyota walnut creek located at (2100 n broadway, walnut creek, ca 94596) was contacted and it was confirmed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 15, 2020
StateTX
Description
I was involved in a car accident in september 2019, the air bags did not deploy when they were supposed to. Several months later I was informed of the recall. I was at a stop and a truck slammed into the back of my car pushing me into another car. I was on an entrance ramp trying to get on the highway. There is a police report filed.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Seat Belts
DateMar 14, 2020
StateSC
Description
This recall must be fixed on my toyota corolla le as soon as possible because it is a series safety issue to the consumer. [xxx] received a notice from toyota motor sales on 3/14/2020 and the letter stated that a repair to the vehicle will not be available for more than two months and this is unacceptable to me. Please let me know by e-mail who to contact because this vehicle is not safe to drive and I would be held responsible for any accident and/or injury to my family or any passengers that would occupy the 2017 toyota corolla during the next 90 days while waiting for the company to schedule an appointment at the spartanburg, sc dealership. Thank you for your assistance on this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 13, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact discovered that the vehicle was included in nhtsa campaign number: 20v024000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 12, 2020
StateFL
Description
First occured at 45k, driving home on city street traveling straight at about 40mph when traffic came to stop, went to brake and pedal depressed to floor and car did not stop. Was able to engine brake and using parking brake to safetly stop. Towed to nearest shop, and master cylinder had premature failure and replaced 0. Notified toyota headquarters usa, no resolution. On 3/12/20, driving home and traffic came to sudden stop on 80mph interstate traveling straight, hit the brakes and nothing, pedal went to floor. Drove car into median ditch with engine and parking brake engaged to avoid accident. Luckily no damage to car or people, property damage occured. Towed to nearest shop, diagnosed again with master cylinder failure, car at 52k miles now, barely 8k from last replacement . Notified toyota headquarters again without resolution.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateKY
Description
Headlights are inadequate, even dangerous. You can see a distinct "horizon line" in front of the car which has a sharp cutoff above which there is no illumination. In spite of their extreme intensity, these headlights illuminate everything but the road ahead. Makes me feel like I am driving without headlights. I thought they were not aligned properly but dealer says they look ok. I have since observed many similar complaints on various web sites for the corolla over several model years. Here is one of many similar complaints found on the web: "the main front led low beam is a problem on all trims of this current generation. It is too bright and blinds oncoming drivers, there is also a hard cutoff line in which you can't see anything above it. They also poorly light the road. The beam goes everywhere but the road. It seems they are incorrectly aimed." "when did this happen?" only allows for a single date. This is a continuous problem. Which occurs anytime you try to drive at night.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateFeb 18, 2020
StateCA
Description
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CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 15, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving along a suburban street with little traffic in nice weather when I heard what sounded like a like a loud explosion. I thought I got shot by a gun but I didn't feel any pain so I thought my car was shot. When I was able to get out of my vehicle to check the damage, I was unable to find anything wrong. Later on, my husband saw the sunroof shattered in our garage, something I could not see because of my height.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 10, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v024000 (air bags) and stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time to for the recall repair. The dealer toyota of tampa bay, 1101 e. Fletcher ave, tampa, fl 33612, confirmed parts were not available to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Wheels
DateFeb 05, 2020
StateCA
Description
The car is pulling I've taking it to the dealership over 6 times when I'm driving the car is shaking and pulling and it feels like I'm going to flip over from the wind you can go over 60 on the freeway if a car is next to you my car will shake when I turn I'm so scard the tires are going to break off it's not a safe car
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 05, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, there was an abnormal sound coming from the front and the rear of the vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to (northridge toyota, 19550 nordhoff st, northridge, ca 91324) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that failure was due to the brake shim kit. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Seat Belts
DateJan 31, 2020
StateCA
Description
Cannot renew vehicle registration due to the recall. Recall cannot be performed since manufacturer does not have a remedy. I'm now placed in a position wherein I might have to pay fines and other fees and not have a valid registered vehicle to use to get to and from work.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateJan 29, 2020
StateAZ
Description
I was in a car accident. I was stopped at a stop sign behind a line of cars on an off ramp off I-10east, exit 279 in vail az. I was rear ended by another car who reported they hit me going 60mph. The air bags did not deploy, my seatbelt did not tension. I hit my head and face on the steering wheel. I sought medical treatment and was diagnosed with a concussion, whiplash and neck injury.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateJan 28, 2020
StateTX
Description
Toyota never call and let me know that my car is on recall
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 22, 2020
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v024000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Premier toyota of amherst located at 47190 cooper foster park rd, amherst, oh 44001, 440-985-6100) was contacted and it was confirmed part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
Hello, on september 4th 2019 I was involved in a three car accident, me being in the middle. My air bags did not deploy and this evening I just saw a new article about many toyota corollas being effected. Low and behold my vehicle was one of the recall cars. There is no was to fix the car now I had to get a new one which is again on the list. I have checked both vin's. I was injured in that crash and that air bag could have helped my head not going the way it did. I'm extremely upset with the fact this was not brought forward sooner. I would like to speak with someone.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 15, 2020
StateAZ
Description
I rear-ended someone at approximately 30 mph and none of my airbags deployed
CategorySuspension
DateJan 03, 2020
StateWA
Description
Clunking noise, sometimes very noticeable when going over speed bump and turning steering to right or left. Took the car to toyota dealership twice. Both times they said the noise is normal. But independent mechanic says there is problem with cv joint and bushing. I am wondering if this vehicle is safe to drive.
CategorySteering
DateJan 01, 2020
StateCO
Description
Steering wheel is hard to turn while driving. Because of hard steering wheel, it is hard to turn. I feel risky while turning because there would be a chances that it won't turn in time and would have the risk of collision.
CategoryAir Bags
DateDec 07, 2019
StateCA
Description
Did not deploy in a high speed rollover fwy accident that occurred on 10/23/18
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 17, 2019
StateKS
Description
Shifting of transmission in vehicle hesitates and/or is inconsistent upon sudden acceleration or deceleration, making it difficult for the driver to determine the acceleration of the vehicle versus other cars on a busy street. There have been numerous instances in which the car is not shifting appropriately and I am unable to accurately judge entering traffic from a residential neighborhood onto a busy intersection as the car will sometimes shift/react to the driver and other times not. At times the transmission reaches and remains at 7, 000 rpm (in red) without shifting and/or is slow in response to acceleration. A campaign recall was issued by toyota for which the transmission software was reprogrammed on the vehicle; however, these issues still remain. My ultimate concern is the safety of my children and myself when driving this car as I am not always able to predict how it will drive upon sudden needs to accelerate or decelerate. It is most notable in stop and go traffic, stops on a hill, or need for increased acceleration getting on the highway. Weather temperature, high winds, passenger load all seem to be variables in how the car shifts. The car drives/shifts inconsistently from day to day. When not shifting, it raises major concerns I will make the wrong determination when judging traffic that may cause an accident. I have consistently raised these concerns with the dealership from the time of first oil change (purchased new) to current (31,000 miles). Toyota has also reviewed; however, I am concerned there is bias in the true operation of the vehicle as there comment was "driving as designed'. It was stated by toyota that it costs several million dollars to update the software and that it would not be updated until enough of these cases were known. I am submitting this request for an independent review of the transmission issues in this model year.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 03, 2019
StateNE
Description
Personally I am a rather tall person. The car was not designed for tall people. While I was traveling at 65 mph I went to rest my left ankle to a closer spot along the door and seat. The gas lock and trunk lever are in the same place my heal was, and the trunk opened while going 65 mph on the highway. They didn't design the car to keep the gas lid or trunk closed if accidentally triggered while the car is in motion. My second issue with the car is that it has issues going into park. The car rolls just a little and the shifter clicks in a delayed reaction once placed in park.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateOct 22, 2019
StateCA
Description
I recently purchased a used 2017 corolla and I agree with 2 others that the windshield has a design flaw. It is extremely angled in toward the car and reflects the dashboard in the window. The dashboard is like a mirror and the ventilation levers that run along the dash reflect in the lower half of the window and thus cut off visibility. I have to wear sunglasses whenever I drive it and even so, need to be very careful not to hit a pedestrian etc. I called toyota national but tina c. (case #1910213249) denied having any knowledge of complaints about this. Very dangerous feature and after being a life-long toyota owner, I am ready to switch.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 20, 2019
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 toyota corolla. While the contact's vehicle was idling at a stop sign, another vehicle crashed into the front driver's side of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was towed and deemed totaled. A police report was filed. The contact was not injured. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The cause of the failure was not determined. The approximate failure mileage was 19,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 19, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 toyota corolla. While driving 34 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front driver's side quarter panel causing damage to engine compartment and rear passenger door. The contact stated that all air bags deployed releasing an extreme amount of toxic dust into the vehicle. The driver side foot air bag deployed fracturing her right heel several places as well as burns on both wrists that needed medical attention. The contact mentioned that there was no damage to her driver side door causing questions as to why the driver's side knee air bag deployed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a local tow lot where it was considered a total loss. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. *pm *dl
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Steering
DateAug 19, 2019
StateMD
Description
Lane departure alert & pre collision system malfunction warning light keep illuminating on the dashboard for a certain amount of time and then will turn off again without warning. This is also affecting the cruise control and the abs system. I noticed that it affects what seems to be the transmission when I am coming to a stop the car will shake uncontrollably and act like it is out of gear. Almost like it is possessed. It's been doing it on and off since I bought the car and I have taken it to the dealership multiple times and they will fix it temporarily and then several months later it always comes back. This past time has been the worst as it seems like there are multiple electrical components that are being affected and it is actually affecting the steering as well as the breaking and efficient running of the vehicle .
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 19, 2019
StateTX
Description
When cruise control engaged, if it hits a level or down hill it appears to down shift, but continue to speed up. It should just reduce the fuel to slow down. This appears to be a program problem. This happens at all speeds. It was bought used from a toyota dealer. I have not asked the service department yet.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJun 18, 2019
StateTN
Description
I won't to know why it's not mandatory for all newly manufactured vehicles to have the computerized blind spot assistance (bsa) system installed? This system must be mandatory the same as seatbelts and airbags. Vehicles such as the nissans have advanced warning systems for blind spots. Countless motor vehicles accidents happen daily because drivers can't properly see existing traffic prior to changing lanes due to side mirror blind spots. The dual/double side mirror must be made available so the dealers or the individual can remove/replace all existing mirrors. It needs to be mandatory for current owners of all vehicles being driven to have at least the dual/split mirror. This safety requirement will save countless lives each day. These warning systems should not be a luxury for only the rich. Every life matters. The technology is there and must be used to help save lives. Please pass this on to whom ever can make a difference for change.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 21, 2019
StateVA
Description
While driving down a downgrade with the cruise control engaged and set to 65mph, the cvt transmission downshifts, the rpms increased and the vehicle accelerated to well over the speed limit. It felt like I was losing control. I had to activate the brakes to disengage the cruise control in order to reduce my speed to below the posted speed limit. I tried it again on another downgrade and the same situation was duplicated. The car will also engage rpms when you are downgrading or upgrading in cruise control I did not take the car into a dealer since the issue has been reported to dealerships with a solution to this problem.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Wheels
DateMay 21, 2019
StateVA
Description
When purchasing the car and leaving the car lot I heard a grinding/rubbing noise which sounds just like brake pads being worn as well as rotors. I contacted the car lot and they assured me it was from rust where it had sit. They had me take it to toyota of kingsport and they evaluated stating it was rust. I still hear the rubbing or loudness after they replaced the rotors. Please recall
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 02, 2019
StateTX
Description
When you push the sports button that gives it speed you drive about 5 miles and the car check engine light will fladh. Then the car will not drive over 30mph. I had the car towed to fred hess dealer twice and they said nothing was wrong. But it will still do it. So I stopped using it. I only have 20k miles on the car. So it's dangerous if your on the freeway.
CategoryWheels
DateApr 11, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. While accelerating from a stop, the vehicle independently pulled to the left or right without warning. The vehicle was taken to sansone auto mall (located at 90-100 us highway 1, avenel, nj 07001, (866) 809-9999) to be diagnosed, but a failure code could not be located. The contact was informed that the vehicle needed a wheel alignment. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,002. *bf the consumer stated the frame was bent. *tr *js
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 21, 2019
StateTX
Description
Toyota special service campaign jsd. Understand that toyota has notified dealers there is a know defect with the cvt transmission. However, as an owner I have not been notified. Transmission does not operate smoothly when driving. Toyota is attempting to correct with a software update, but they are not actually disassembling the cvt transmission to check for problems\unnecessary wear. This needs to be a recall, so owners will be covered in the likely event the cvt transmissions break in the future due to the known defect issue and the vehicle is out of warranty. Appears toyota is trying to save money by not issuing a recall, and just trying an inexpensive and inadequate software update with investigating whether the problem has caused damage to the transmission.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 12, 2019
StateFL
Description
While driving warning lights on dashboard lit up and car shut down. According to screen on dash it showed malfunction of airbags, abs, lane change warning, among other system parts. Able to restart car and drive it to dealer. Toyota notified me that squirrels had eaten the main wire harness. Not covered under warranty. I did some research and found out toyota and other auto manufacturers use soy based wiring and wire covers which draw all types of rodents to them and they destroy the main harness electrical parts to malfunction. This can cause dangerous situations while driving possibly causing accidents resulting in injury or death. Brakes may fail ,air bags may not deploy etc. Toyota knows of the problem but refuses to correct it. It cost me 00. 00 to repair and I still do not feel safe. I notified toyota corp. Office they took my complaint and said nothing could be done about it. They did give me a case #[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tt
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 02, 2019
StateCO
Description
Vehicle was stopped at a traffic light and when the light turned for a left turn I tried to accelerate to get through the intersection when the vehicle lost power. This has happened on three occasions and I took it to the dealership to get it checked and they said they could not replicate it. Transmission has not been shifting correctly and now the transmission is making a strange grinding noise. This corolla has a cvt transmission and the toyota corolla forums are telling me that toyota is aware of this problem and had issued a special service campaign to update the software. This has since been rescinded because the update did not fix the problem. I have read that this loss of power is causing some serious safety concerns, especially if it happens on high speed highways.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 22, 2019
StateWA
Description
After being blinded by ridiculously bright headlights on newer toyota vehicles the last couple years, I recently rented a toyota corolla. I was horrified that the headlights on this car are legal. Not only do you blind oncoming vehicles, but you can't see safely! The brightness of these headlights is such that anything reflective blinds yourself! (road signs, etc.) yet, somehow they don't ,in my opinion, light the road ahead adequately. They do seem to light the trees and things on the side of the road pretty well, but not what needs to be seen. Also the high beams are worthless, as the just seem to light the trees more. All of this was observed while driving in the desert of new mexico and texas on two lane highways. I am convinced americans are dying because of the inadequacies of these headlights.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 17, 2019
StateKY
Description
When going downhill on cruise control my corolla's rpm's go up to 5000 and instead of keeping stable speeds it increases the speeds. I feel like I can't control my vehicle when this happens. This is a huge safety issue. I'm not sure if something needs to be re-programmed but I've seen so many complaints on this issue. I wouldn't be surprised if a wreck has happened because of this. Toyota needs to be forced to fix this issue before someone seriously gets hurt or dies.
CategoryTires, Tires:pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems
DateFeb 12, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla equipped with firestone fr74 tires, size: p215/45r/17 (na). While operating the vehicle, the tire pressure monitoring system remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to frantier toyota (23621 creekside rd, valencia, ca) where it was diagnosed that the tires were leaking air; however, the cause of the failure could not be determined. The contact was informed that the tires were faulty. The tire and vehicle failure mileage was 12,000. The vin was unknown.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Sensing System: Radar, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 08, 2019
StateTX
Description
Cruise control malfunction, traction control malfunction, collision radar warning system malfunction. Dealer was unable to solve issue. Transmition vibration when changing from 2nd to 3rd & back from 3rd to 2nd gear. All safety equipment, specifically cruise control, traction control, lane departure warning, collision warning are turned off & an error warning is visible on the dash, dealer service department claims it is an unknown issue but 8 other toyota owners brought their car in the same day, we had a disscusion while waiting & drinking coffee.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateJan 03, 2019
StateNC
Description
Air bags not deployed during extensve collision.... None deployed..... Also drivers seat belt did not activate during collision. This vehicle was at a complete stop on the interstate i77..... It was rear-ended at a high speed of another vehicle causing back, front and drivers side damage... Vehicle is totalled.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 29, 2018
StateMO
Description
Disappointed with toyota on this, last one I will purchase if they are unable to provide a fix! While in motion on every occasion the cruise control is engaged and the vehicle is on a decline the cruise control does not maintain the set speed. This is the first time of 4 other corolla's I have owned that responded like this. Depending on the severity of the decline the speed will increase from 5 to 15 mph and the engine revs to 4,000 rpms in an attempt to maintain speed. Adam's toyota dealership has stated that this is a normal occurrence for all 2017 corolla's cvt's and I maintain it's not and cruise is useless therefore I should be reimbursed. The cruise control in all other vehicles (prior corolla's and other makes) I have owned has maintained a consistent speed no matter the road being traveled. Since I have owned this vehicle this issue has occurred every time I have engaged the cruise control. Others online have complaints on this issue as well. Toyota please provide fix
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 22, 2018
StatePR
Description
The cvt transmission make a sound unknow the dealer say me that is all normal in the car for me is not normal other cars contain cvt transmission and this sound not make in others cvt transmission is more making sound in climb and when on air conditioner
CategoryService Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control, Visibility/wiper
DateDec 20, 2018
StateTX
Description
While coming out of a revered position, I was driving forward and my brakes vibrated. This caused my car to stall while in the driving position.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 09, 2018
StateOR
Description
The auto high beam headlights will dim for an oncoming car and quite often not go back to bright for quite some time (minutes/miles). When driving dark, two lane roads I have to turn my headlights off of auto setting, thus completely switching them off as I twist the knob forward to on instead of auto. Then I have to flick the high beams on manually. This process takes a few seconds while driving at 55+mph which is very dangerous. The auto high beam indicator also completely disappears when this issue happens even though the light is toggled forward to the high beam setting.
CategoryAir Bags, Structure:body, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateNov 09, 2018
StateCA
Description
Takata recall it was a regular wednesday morning drive to my office. I was in highway 101 n and in the motion of approx 30mph due to traffic. Suddenly at around 8am, due to the traffic ahead I had to brake my car. My car was halt at a safe distance from the car ahead of me when I heard the emergency beep of my car and while I was being confused as to why the beep went off because my car was at a safe distance of the car ahead of me, my car was severely hit from behind. The impact was so severe towards the trunk that my car was dragged forward such that the front of my car went onto hit the back of the car that was at a safe distance from my car. This was followed by shift of my car from the second lane where the impact took place to the third lane of the highway. My car was totaled because of this accident. During this accidental event my front car and back car both air bag deployed except my car air bag didn't get deployed and because of this I went through serious multiple injuries causing some long term bodily damages.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 06, 2018
StateNC
Description
The automatic high/low beam headlight system intermittently stops working. With the switch in correct position, everything is working as expected, then the auto indicator on dash goes off and the lights stay on low beams, even though there is no oncoming traffic or tail lights ahead. This may only be for about a minute to several minutes. With the auto indicator off, I am stuck on low beams. When the auto indicator comes back on, the system functions normally. During the time the auto indicator is off, I cannot get high beams unless I turn the headlight switch from auto to on. This is dangerous because I have to manually change the switch setting and the lights go off while the switch is moved. This has happened several times with the last time being 11/5/2018.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 12, 2018
StateNV
Description
Speedometer and odometer stopped working at random. Dtc's p0500 and b2283.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 12, 2018
StateNV
Description
Red brake light, abs, vsc, power steering, and mil lights came on. Dtc's u0129.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 12, 2018
StateNV
Description
Car stalled while driving. Gave dtc p0113, p0013, p1603, p1605.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateOct 11, 2018
StateNV
Description
Abs, vsc, mil, multiple warning messages including pre collision system malfunction, lane departure alert malfunction, front camera unavailable, cruise control malfunction. C1336 error code. Zero point calibration undone. Has happened 3 times.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 15, 2018
StateCA
Description
From a complete stop when attempting to accelerate you can push the accelerator all the way to the floor and it will accelerate extremely slow then will take off creating one of two safety concerns. Either you must floor the accelerator to even attempt to keep up with traffic or feather the accelerator and get run over from behind.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 15, 2018
StateCA
Description
Vehicle in drive stopped and at an idle the rpm will fluctuate between 800 to 400rpms almost stalling.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 31, 2018
StatePA
Description
Car has several issues, one is definitely the vehicle warning lights in dash, the warning lights pop up at different times for no reason occasionally and dealers can't find issues, car also has issues with braking system. Several times went around curves it on stops and car locked up and went sideways, dealer said tested but less than a mile put on car?? Car does not act like it has normal abs and almost got in several accidents with my kids and grandson because of it my stopping or locking up!! Also have issues since I bought it with radio/features/display. Things show up half way or it turns off at times and also calls out even when untouched. Worried about gps cutting out when needed too. Also plastic part under passaged side glove box continuously falls off, took to dealer and they just put back in, didn't replace but you could see the bend where hook was. And gas mileage and the recent cvt recall, they updated, not replaced after I asked and described how it was driving, and still having issues because they didn't replace after I said it wouldn't go over a certain speed during highway travel or roads requiring over 45 mph. The driving warning thing when you go over lines doesn't always work either, it does 50% of the time. Explained that too but nothing done. Very concerned about this car!! Had since 11/2016 and barely drove because of issues and safety concerns. It out has 8000 miles because of it.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 30, 2018
StateUT
Description
As others have reported the cruise control on a down hill slope goes out of control. As I reach the top of the hill and start down the cruise control will accelerate to 4000 rpm and the speed will increase 10-15 mph over what the cruise control is set at. I must turn off the cruise control to regain control over the speed. Something is wrong with the programming of the cruise control. On down hill the cruise control should be reducing fuel to maintain speed not increase it. I am a police officer and this cruise control is a hazard.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 21, 2018
StateOR
Description
I'm a trooper with the oregon state police. I covered a crash today where the mentioned vehicle braked for the driver, but the brake lights never engaged. I spoke to another toyota owner on scene who stated his toyota does the same when the vehicle is braking for him. The driver behind this toyota was able to stop in time, but I can see this lack of brake lights as a problem.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 19, 2018
StateAL
Description
I have owned my car just under a year. I have had continuous issues with the transmission randomly down shifting at stops and now I get a check engine light so I pull into my closest auto parts store since it's sunday. Boom 17 codes for emission control failure. This is ridiculous less than a year and im already showing transmission failure and emission control issues. This is not a good sign for future years to come. There was a recall earlier this year involving the transmission and now its suddenly disappeared. I find it strange especially since toyota keeps downplaying everything every time I go in.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder
DateJul 16, 2018
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. While driving approximately 3 mph, the vehicle failed to stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact had to engage the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the nearest dealer. The vehicle was taken to mojave chrysler, dodge, jeep, ram, toyota of barstow (631 main st, barstow, ca 92311, 760-256-3502) where it was diagnosed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The technician ordered the parts, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000. The vin was not provided.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 29, 2018
StateFL
Description
While driving down a downgrade with the cruise control engaged and set to 65mph, the cvt transmission seemed to downshift, the rpm's increased and the vehicle accelerated to well over the speed limit. It felt like I was losing control. I had to activate the brakes to disengage the cruise control in order to reduce my speed to below the posted speed limit. I tried it again on another downgrade and the same situation was duplicated. I did not take the car into a dealer since the issue has been reported to dealerships with a solution to this problem.
CategoryElectrical System:12v/24v/48v Battery, Seats:mid/rear Assembly
DateJun 25, 2018
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. While the vehicle was stationary and while driving various speeds, the rear driver side seat failed to latch correctly to the floorboard and became loose. In addition, the rear passenger side seat adjustment latch fractured. Hendrick toyota scion wilmington (5640 market st, wilmington, nc) was notified, but the failures could not be duplicated. Furthermore, the contact had to replace the vehicle battery shortly after purchasing the vehicle. Kendall toyota (10943 s dixie hwy, miami, fl) was also made aware of the failures, but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateMay 31, 2018
StateOK
Description
When the vehicle is stopped at a stop light, the car will jerk hard like someone is pushing the accelerator down all the way while I have the brakes engaged. This has happened only 5 times in the past 2 years.... But it is enough times that is really scares myself and my kids. The filters (cabin filter?) always stinks like mold. My son has acute asthma and I have to change it out every 2 or 3 months to keep him from having an asthma attack. The blue tooth (hands free phone), the caller on the other end can not hear anything, but a windy noise like I am in a wind tunnel--- and forget about even talking on it above speeds of 40 mph!! The road noise is worse than my 2002 sebring convertible that I used to have. The steering wheel will not let me scroll down the phone numbers like my 2015 corolla used to let me do. I will probably never pay for a 2017 corrolla cash again. Too many issues.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility:glass, Side/rear
DateMay 27, 2018
StateIL
Description
I purchased brand new corolla 2017 last year and it is offcourse under warranty and I have regular service as asked by dealer. This evening I plan with my family to go out and once I get near to my car I saw my rear screen is shattered and I wondered what cause this and found no impact by anything external. I took some pics and look more in detail and found that it was shattered itself despite it was not very hot or cold weather. I am concerned about it as what it have happened having my little kid in car or my wife. Paying reasonable cost of vehicle and getting poor safety make me think of logging this complaint and I am sure someone will look in to it and will raise this concern with authorities and public safety notice too with corolla owners/drivers. One more thing it was parked as usual and it was parked in private area.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 26, 2018
StateCA
Description
Bought the car last april, it has given me no problems, until now. The car start to loose acceleration when driving almost got into two car accident on the road, called toyota but they want to charge me to inspect the car, the car seems to be stuck on gears like if it was on neatrual.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMay 26, 2018
StateFL
Description
The vehicle was stationary and when I went to drive my vehicle I found a stress crack on the wind shield starting from the top at the passenger side and it cracked toward the driver side. I found this to be a safety issue, so I conducted some research and found that this is not the first time that a stress crack has occurred in the toyota vehicles so this was not an isolated incident. I took the vehicle to the toyota dealer, where I purchased it and a glass specialist conducted an inspection and he confirmed that it was a manufactured defect. This is cause for concern because I was told that even though it was deemed as a manufactured defect that the windshield will not be replaced by the dealer. So through no fault of my own, I was told that I had to put in an insurance claim by a toyota manager. This is a safety issue and an investigation should be conducted on these vehicles.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 07, 2018
StateAZ
Description
The automatic emergency braking does not appear to be working. I have never noticed the vehicle automatically apply the brakes to slow down the vehicle when approaching another vehicle. The vehicle only automatically slows down when I am using autonomous cruise control.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 17, 2018
StateMS
Description
Was driving in middle lane of interstate 10 when vehicle lost power. Car would not accelerate. Car coasted for approx. 5 minutes. Had to put on emergency flasher, put car in park to restart engine. Cars coming up behind me doing 75/80/85 miles per hour and had to swerve immediately to keep from hitting my vehicle. I had a friend in passenger seat and we were both scared for our lives. To this day, I am afraid to drive on interstate or any other busy highway because toyota said they could not find any problem.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateApr 04, 2018
StateNJ
Description
1917 toyota corolla has a design flaw. When sun shines on windshield the dashboard image appears on windshield and impede visibility. I reported matter to toyota corporation and a case no. 1800320050 was set up by one patty. Her phone no 1-800-331-4331. I was send to liberty toyota the dealer but they could not do anything about it, and refer the matter to toyota headquarters.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 21, 2018
StateCA
Description
Adaptive cruise control causes the car to down-shift unnecessarily on a straight downhill grade and sometimes increases the speed by as much as 8-10 mph. I feel out of control, which is dangerous. A toyota technician has confirmed the same behavior on another 2017 corolla. On one occasion, on a freeway downhill where the speed could have easily been controlled by letting off the gas, the car downshifted to d3, revs went to about 4000, and the speed increased to 70mph - when it was set to about 62. On another occasion, on a relatively flat, straight freeway road, it again downshifted for no apparent reason, and the speed again increased over the set speed (of course the revs were higher again). In both of the above cases, there was no car or other obstacle in front of me that should cause the car to slow down. I've seen the adaptive cruise respond to a car too close so know how that feels.
CategorySeats, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 17, 2018
StateMA
Description
Both front seats are loose. I notice mine is loose when I make a sudden stop or and go of bumps and dips. I been to several dealerships, but only one identified the problem. The advisor said it will take literally 8 hours each, I called toyota to let them know of the problem and that the mechanic from the dealer who noticed the problem. He also said he noticed the noise I was talking about when I go over dips and bumps. I thought it was the ball joint or bushing and he said no. They noise is just there
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 17, 2018
StateTX
Description
On october 22, 2017, while at a complete stop behind 3 other vehicles. The first vehicle was stopped at a stop sign, my foot was on the brakes, because I was at a complete stop, was hit from behind by a truck. The car lunged forward towards the car in front of me, and I mashed my foot on the brake to stop it, but it would not stop. My car kept accelerating forward, while I was frantically kept mashing my brakes to the floor. The toyota corolla never stopped until I pulled up the emergency brake. This is a brand new car, that I purchased only since june of 2017. I was terrified while my kept going, and was injured from the car hitting me from behind.
CategoryAir Bags, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 10, 2018
StateGA
Description
My car was struck by a car spinning out of control mainly the drivers side door center post and rear door. I think the car is totaled. The passenger rear wheel is bent from the impact. None of the air bags deployed. The police officers that worked the accident was astonished. He said they should have deployed. My car was moving about 15mph the car that hit mine was spinning very fast. The roads were slick and it was raining. The impact was about 40 to 60mph at least.
CategoryService Brakes, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 19, 2018
StatePA
Description
The cruise control is just awful and has been since I bought the car brand new in december 2016. Just as several others have described, it cannot control the speed when going down hill. It raises the rpm's trying to slow the car down, but it isn't very effective. I've never had another car or another toyota have such poor speed control. So much, that I don't even bother trying to use it anymore. A cop isn't going to listen to "my cruise control wasn't working right" if I get pulled over. The brakes already feel like they are wearing out at 26k miles. My 13 camry had 30k and the brakes still felt brand new. Same with the 15 sentra I had. The suspension feels rougher and is starting to make noises already. This car shouldn't feel like it has 60k miles on it already.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 13, 2018
StatePA
Description
The vehicle does this 100% of the time. When on the adaptive cruise control on the interstate there are occasions where the cruise will go 14 mph above the set limit and the engine is at 4000 rpm or higher. I typically drive at 65 mph on the interstate; this is causing me to go to over 75 mph while the system is trying to recover back to 65mph. I also own a 2017 toyota rav4 and drive the same roads; the cruise is 'rock steady'. It holds at a constant 65mph.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 23, 2018
StateUT
Description
The heater system that has automatic temperature control every time that you start the car the heater system will bring in the outside cold air instead of recirculated air now my wife does not like this one bit I took the wifes car in for service at brent brown toyota on 01-17-2018 I told the service dept. About the heater system problem and I felt that I was given the runaround and I was also told that thats the way is is!!!! Any time you make any heater changes the heater system can be on recirculated air and will change over on its own to the cold outside air. While driving any where. Can someone please help me.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Power Train
DateJan 08, 2018
StatePR
Description
Motor, power train...
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Wheels
DateJan 08, 2018
StateFL
Description
I bought my car brand new in april of 2017 and had nothing but problems, tires are always flat, steering doesn't work right, when I turn my car on it sounds really loud. Brought it toyota 10 times and they did anything, there is constant squeak noise and my roof feels like it's going to blow off when I am on the interstate. Gas mileage sucks toyota states I got bad gas so they flushed it out but still hear that loud noise. My tires I have to fill up once a week but they say they are fine. Everything in this car is cheap and I hate it. They charged me 26 grand for a 17 thousand car without me ever knowing brandon toyota is the worst. Spoke to the general manager and service manager nothing is ever taken care of
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train
DateDec 21, 2017
StatePR
Description
On the road in puerto rico the traction and pre collision system is not function normally and have a collision and the srs curtain airbag crasched for becaue of the collision and the transmision have a sound...
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 04, 2017
StateOR
Description
Check engine light is on. Throws 5 codes all emissions and fuel errors. Toyota dealership had it for a full day and can not figure out why/cause. Needs for longer. 8000 miles on car.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 30, 2017
StateNY
Description
Car speeds up at stop or low speeds on highway and streets stop and go traffic
CategoryService Brakes
DateNov 30, 2017
StateTX
Description
Brakes are slvery soft and have been since 500 miles; and from day one have seemed to soften over time. Braking distance in my opinion is dangerous from the factory. I've had them adjusted twice and I'm about to have it done a third time. I bought the car new and have driven 22k miles. Toyota says there is nothing wrong but since the pedal feel is better after they adjusted them, and slowly gets worse they obviously know what's going on.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes, Structure:body
DateNov 19, 2017
StateOH
Description
I was driving home on hamilton road, in columbus, ohio, at 535pm. I noticed that my headlights weren't on, when other drivers were trying to worn me. I set my headlights on automatic when I first received the car. I finally found the switch to turn my headlights on manually. Then my car started to brake 10-15 feet from the car in front of me, my tires were squealing. My foot was not on the brake pedal it was still on the accelerator. It was too late I hit the suv in front me. My air bags didn't deploy. The accident avoidance system didn't activate until to late. It is clear that the car responded after the headlight switch was manually turned on instead of being in the auto position. It was suggested at a dealership earlier that cycling the navigation system on the car could inadvertently disarm it. If that were the case and it was off accidently why did the car try to brake at the last second on its own by turning on the headlight switch. This car was purchased for the driver for the very reasons of its safety features unfortunately this car completely failed to protect the driver. That is why I feel like this should be looked at immediately to see if this is a mechanical issue, program issue, or simply driver error, which I do not believe at this point. I have photos of vehicle and interior which I am unable to upload on this site, they are available upon request.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 30, 2017
StateNJ
Description
On interstate in western maryland and west virginia, road curves to left, going uphill (steep) at 70 mph and 4000+ rpm in drive, 3 lanes, truck in "slow" right lane (40mph), corolla in middle lane, left lane empty. Safet sense "sees" truck and hits brakes. No one behind, thanks. Possible rear end collusion. Serious safety fault. Difficult for corolla to regain speed. Does not happen on right curve as those vehicles in left lane are moving faster than corolla.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 23, 2017
StateNC
Description
The vehicle was traveling in the left lane of a divided 4 lane highway at a speed of 55 mph with the speed control and radar engaged. The road curved slightly to the right. The vehicle approached a car stopped in the left turn lane in the median - not it the lane of travel. Due to the curvature of the road, the radar detected the stopped vehicle and apparently believed it to be in the path of travel. The radar/speed control sounded its "collision alarm" and rapidly decelerated approximately 10 - 15 mph before I could disengage it and regain control. Had there been a vehicle following me this could have resulted in a collision as a following driver would have seen that the lane of travel was clear and would have no reason to expect my vehicle to suddenly decelerate. I have experienced similar issues when a vehicle in front of me turns right or left at an intersection. I can see that the vehicle is turning and I know how long it will take to clear the travel lane. The radar speed control system seems to detect the slowing vehicle but takes a long time to process what is happening. The speed control will abruptly decelerate the vehicle after the turning vehicle is well out of the intersection. Again, the sudden deceleration without apparent traffic conditions to warrent such action are a hazard to the vehicle and any following vehicles. I took the vehicle to the service department at at toyota of goldsboro (nc) on october 23, 2017. Their opinion was that the speed control/radar was "operating as designed."
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 06, 2017
StateGA
Description
Speed control engaged going downhill on highway at 60 mph - car accelerates very quickly to over 70 mph and the tac goes to 4500. To disengage I either turnoff speed control or brake. This happened four times today. I have never had a toyota act like this. Usually speed control maintains the speed uphilll or downhilll in a very small range and never races the engine. This is very dangerous and I will not use speed control until I can get this fixed. Taking to toyota monday. I noticed that there are quite a few complaints on the internet about this exact problem.
CategoryElectrical System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 03, 2017
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. The contact stated that while the cruise control was activated at 65 mph, the dynamic radar feature activated violently. There was no vehicle in front of the contacts vehicle at that time that should have activated the dynamic radar. The dealer (toyota of easley, 5643 calhoun memorial hwy, easley, sc 29640, (864) 855-2233) was notified. The manufacturer was also notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 700. *ln *tr
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 18, 2017
StateWA
Description
I just purchased a 2017 corolla xse in feb 2017. The first time it happened I had the cruise control on and was traveling to work at 05:15, and I came to an overpass and on the way down the normal overpass over a cross street, I heard the engine rev and I looked at the tach, and it was at 5000 rpm. I was startled. The same thing happened at the next overpass. This time it was 4000 rpm almost at the bottom of this rather short average downhill. This is still happening, but occasionally it does not. How could this possibly be correct. I can control the speed quite nicely with my foot on the accelerator without hardly any variation of my rpm's. This just doesn't make sense. I am not talking about a long downhill road that has a lane for trucks on the right, where they would have to downshift to maintain a safe speed, this is just overpasses on a freeway system. I asked my salesman, and he said that it was probably normal, and I said how could it be normal for this thing to rev at 5000 rpm on a houston freeway? I only have 5000 miles on this car. This will definitely affect the mileage. I am beside myself at this point.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 17, 2017
StateTX
Description
Was driving my car home from work and about 5 minutes after I started it and began to drive, I went over a speed bump going 5mph and suddenly my theft alarm system starts going off and incessantly honking. My hazard lights also began to blink and my high beams turned on. I pulled over and pressed my smart key alarm multiple times until the alarm stopped. Every time I would hit any sort of bump or use my turn signal switch, the alarm and headlights lights would start going off. I took it to toyota and they can't figure out what's wrong. They said it is an electrical issue, but not a toyota one. That doesn't make sense since toyota engineers the electric components.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 30, 2017
StateCA
Description
My new 2017 corolla has squeaky brakes right out of the showroom when I apply the brakes every time, and continues to do so.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 27, 2017
StateFL
Description
I own a toyota corolla 2017 since 1/14/17. Car shows 2 main issues: 1)- cooling fluid evaporates continuosly or decreases from fluid tank at about 1/4 of in. X month every time I've checked it in. I,first, refilled it once with correct or same fluid. It kept evaporating at the same rate. Then,I reported it to dealership it was sold. 2)- shift lever or gear control; this car comes with cvt automatic trans- mission, every time I shift speed gear and move knob from parking to drive position and vice verse, the shifting doesn't ocurres correctly or got stuck in the previous speed temporarely and then it moves to position I shifted. When car is apllied brake pedal to park car in plain surface areas(parking lots, city streets) and speed gear knob is placed in parking position, car moves back and forths 2 to 3 times and then stop completely. Both issues were reported to dealership. In a programmed service car asked to dealership due to manufacturer's car warranty on june,11th/17 both issues were reported to dealership technician performing car services. According to technician's report and words, cooling fluid tank was refilled to correct levels, computer checking was applied and failures codes weren't found either on the cooling system or automatic transmission system. Technician also reported that farther observation would be needed in case of transmission shifting issues,but it would take my car parked in dealership service areas for 3 hours before he tries any attempt to dissamble any transmission parts or any farther testing. Up to present, either issues haven't been addressed or fixed by dealership's technicians and both issues keep happening.
CategorySeats
DateAug 25, 2017
StateNC
Description
The passenger side seat slips out of the locked position. When sitting on and while moving.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 24, 2017
StateOR
Description
The transmission (cvt) doesn't respond when accelerating leaving a stop sign causing a delay in moving and we fear will one day cause an accident as it won't get out of the way of other traffic. It also doesn't shift correctly (it revs too high before it shifting) even though it is an automatic. To us it seems like a hazard to us and others on the road. Toyota maintenance says it is normal, but this is ongoing since we purchased the car.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 23, 2017
StateGA
Description
I hit a deer doing 50 mph and my airbags never deployed. I contacted butler toyota of macon georgia and asked them to please research this issue and they have not contacted me back. It has been over 2 weeks now.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 16, 2017
StatePR
Description
The cars takata lateral airbags activated after hitting a bump on the side of the road while going uphill. I had driven to the side of the road to avoid an accident with an invading vehicle and I do not feel that the bump the wheel had hit was that strong to activate the lateral airbags. I had contacted my local dealer for assistance as I have a full cover and they have not proved useful at all. Two months later my car is still at a workshop as they have not been able to receive the new airbags to install on the car and I've been without a vehicle because the full cover does not cover a rental. I would not recommend a purchase of any toyota vehicles because of the bad support and experience I have had with them since they even refused to accept my car after I had brought it to them for assistance the day the airbags went off.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 12, 2017
StateGA
Description
Takata recall
CategoryAir Bags, Structure:body
DateAug 07, 2017
StatePA
Description
My wife was driving the car on i95 from south to north (after exit 6 in pa) towards philly airport on 7/22/2017 and the car was hit at the rear by another car. Car was span and stopped. Thank to god that she is ok. However, the car was totaled by the insurance. Our concern was no airbag deployed. Our collision center as well as toyota doesn't know why. Need your help as well as it should not happen to someone.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 01, 2017
StatePR
Description
Problem with the stability and engine when the car run in low velocity.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJul 14, 2017
StateNJ
Description
Problem is the windshield. Part of the whindshiled reflects picture of the dashboard while driving under certain sunlight condition. Picture of the dashboard appears on the windshield under certain sunlight condation. . The bottom of the windshield works like a mirror. Picture goes and comes depending on the reflecting of sunglight
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 03, 2017
StateCA
Description
My new (4,000 miles) toyota corolla 2017 failed to stop in a parking lot. I pulled in a parking lot of my apartment building, but my car failed to stop at the car stopper (bump) and kept going. I kept applying the brakes, but the car kept going . It went through a wooden fence, I continued to apply the bakes, but the car didn't respond and kept going until it hits the wall of the adjacent building.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 12, 2017
StateCA
Description
Purchased car on 04/30/17 and six days later, got a malfunction warning message for the front camera during car start up. Camera is part of the new standard safety sense package. Dealer was unable to correct issue and ordered a new camera. Indicated they have not heard of any previous known issues with the camera. Dealer took longer than usual since they have never replaced a camera before and had no clue how to recalibrate.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateMay 04, 2017
StateIL
Description
While coming to a stop at a stoplight, a car come out if no where. I tried to slam on the brake to come to a stop faster but the breaking system did not react to the pedal being pressed down. I was met with a stiff pedal and I could feel the brakes pushing back which caused me to hit another car that had already entered into an intersection.
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 24, 2017
StateCA
Description
On 3/22/17 I was driving an enterprise rental car into an apartment complex and pulled in front of the leasing office to park. While stepping on the brake pedal the car did not stop and it suddenly accelerated causing the car to crash into the pillars of the leasing office with force. Airbags deployed and my passenger and I had to crawl out of the rear passenger door to escape the vehicle. We are lucky to be alive and escape with minor injuries. There are drag skid marks on the ground from the rear wheels. Upon collision the engine shut off even though the key was in the run position..
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 01, 2017
StateOH
Description
While using cruise control on fairly level roadway, (rural road) at a speed of 45 mph, the rpm were about 1500, but increased suddenly to about 4500 rpm. After awhile the rpm would drop back down to normal for the speed situation. This occurs also at highway speed of 60 mph in our area. This occurrence has happened many times. Have returned to dealer twice now. Problem was observed by service manager and local toyota rep who was in town for local auto show. Car was analyzed and data send to engineer in california who later said car is behaving normal. I found that hard to believe as both loaner cars (2017 corolla) did not behave in this dangerous fashion. I feel this quick brush off by the engineer (tanaka) who is only observing data and not having to drive this car is wrong. I feel the computer should be adjusted for the cvt to solve this problem. Wife does not feel safe driving this vehicle. We have taken 3 videos to document this event.
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance
DateFeb 14, 2017
StateOR
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. While driving 40 mph, the crash avoidance sensor malfunctioned. The contact stated that the sensor did not apply the brakes or detect that the vehicle was too close to another vehicle. The dealer repaired the vehicle, but the failure recurred. The dealer refreshed the sensor software in the vehicle, but this did not correct the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 800.
CategorySteering
DateJan 04, 2017
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. While driving on the interstate at approximately 50 mph, the steering was uncontrollable and it felt like the wind was blowing the vehicle. The vehicle veered to the left and right and was difficult to steer straight ahead. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was driven home. The dealer was contacted, but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 155.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 03, 2017
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota corolla. While the vehicle was stopped, the instrument panel illuminated and the power seized. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 841. The consumer stated the error messages read charging system malfunction and oil pressure low, along with a message that read consult owners manual and to take the vehicle in for service. Updated 03/13/17.*jb
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJan 02, 2017
StateWA
Description
When the cruise control is engaged and the vehicle is on a decline the cruise control does not maintain the set speed. Depending on the severity of the decline the speed will increase from 5 to 15 mph. When using the accelerator pedal and maintaining the exact same pressure the vehicle only increases speed minimally (2 to 3 mph) on the decline. When in cruise control the speed increase is very drastic. The toyota dealership has stated that this is a normal occurrence and that they have tested several same model and year toyota vehicles and all have the same speeding tendencies so this is normal. The dealership stated that the fix is to engage the manual transmission mode to use the engine compression to slow the vehicle down. I have followed there advice and this does not rectify the problem. The cruise control in all vehicles I have owned is used to maintain a consistent speed no matter the terrain being traversed. This issue has occurred every time we have engaged the cruise control on the vehicle while driving on a highway that has a decline. *tr

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Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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5 COMMENTS
  • Benn

    I bought a corrola 2017 accent sport .have issues with the transmission reving bit going no out but not going anywhere.on exellartion .very dagerous when this happens on a freeway when trying to overtake..complained to toyota .but they said cars ok.

  • Yeseniacorona

    My 2017 corolla was at 5000 RPMs at only 40 mph and when parked the RPM needle fluctuates from 1RPM to 2.

  • John

    The CVT Transmission in my 2017 Toyota does not shift consistently or accurately since I purchased new in November of 2016 and continues to get worse. Despite software updates to the transmission these problems continue to occur and I have concern for my safety driving this car in certain stop and go conditions and during the need for sudden acceleration. I am unable to predict how the car drives and am concerned something is majorly wrong with the transmission and that this may cause an accident someday.

  • Amal

    My 2017 Corolla got in an accident a few days ago the pcs failed to stop the vehicle. It didnt detect the car to even stop the vehicle and I dont know why.

  • Sara J

    Our 2017 Toyota Corolla with 51000 miles is having transmission issues exactly like the ones explained. Its extremely dangerous. Taking it to the dealership tomorrow.

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