general problems of the 2009 Toyota Corolla - part 1

67 problems related to service brakes have been reported for the 2009 Toyota Corolla. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2009 Toyota Corolla based on all problems reported for the 2009 Corolla.

car   Service Brakes problem 1
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the abs warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that there was a manufacturer campaign to address the failure and that the rear wheel bearing harnesses needed to be replaced. The manufacturer issued four technical service bulletins on the brake system, but there was no recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed by a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,638.

car   Service Brakes problem 2
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17v006000 (air bags), 10v023000 (vehicle speed control), and 09v338000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (gambrel Toyota dealer, located in corbin, ky), but the parts were not available for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car   Service Brakes problem 3
Failure Date: 10/17/2016

Takata recall power window master switch recall Smart stop technology.

car   Service Brakes problem 4
Failure Date: 07/26/2016

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16v340000 (air bags) and 09v338000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The parts needed for the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available and parts distribution disconnect.

car   Service Brakes problem 5
Failure Date: 10/11/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph and while pressing the brake pedal the brakes malfunctioned causing the vehicle to crash into the rear of a second vehicle. During the crash the front passenger sustained a minor head injury. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The contact also indicated that the front end of the vehicle sustained significant damage but the air bags did not deploy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 25,000. Jft.

car   Service Brakes problem 6
Failure Date: 10/10/2014

Toyota sent me an undated notice of a limited service campaign to install Smart stop technology. When I took my car in for the installation, Toyota said I first had to have an inspection because I had actually experienced an unintended acceleration though there was no damage or injury. Despite my daily phone calls, they have yet to schedule that inspection and to install Smart stop, leaving me without a car because they tell me not to drive mine until Smart stop is installed.

car   Service Brakes problem 7
Failure Date: 08/27/2014

I was driving back home and slowed down with the intention of stopping at a traffic intersection. My brakes did not engage at the normal level of pressure that I use, and I had to press it all the way down. When the brake was slammed all the way down the brakes did engage, but the engine started revving up and the rpm meter was to its maximum. I did not take my foot off the brakes because I knew if I did, the car would have travelled at 120mph. I immediately pulled the handbrake lever up, changed the gear to park, and switched off the ignition. I am just happy to be alive today, and am very thankful for my presence of mind. I immediately called a tow truck and towed the car to the nearest Toyota dealership. We did take the car to the dealership a week back to do a software upgrade and a couple of other recalls, and the unintended acceleration that I experienced happened a week after that. Toyota after their investigation concluded that the brake and the accelerator were engaged at the same time. They are essentially saying that my 5. 5 shoe size foot was both on the brake and the accelerator pedal at the same time. I did look at my foot to make sure that it was indeed on the brakes when the car was revving up. So I can say with 100% certainty that my foot was only on the brake and the brake pedal was slammed all the way down. Like in previous cases e. G. Oklahoma court case, Toyota is blaming the driver when in fact, the software responsible for throttle control was clearly shown to have over 85000 bugs by expert testimony given in the oklahoma case. If not for my presence of mind, I would certainly have been dead yesterday, and I am still in shock and awe recovering from the incident.

car   Service Brakes problem 8
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

I was leaving the drive thru to park my car and wait for my food to come out. I made an immediate left followed by an immediate left to park in a handicap spot. I pressed the brakes and my car didn't slow down at all. I kept pressing it and nothing happened. My car went over the concrete block in front of the handicap thru bushes and finally stopped when I hit the corner of the building I pulled the car into reverse and pulled the e-brake. Thankfully I was pulling off so I was going slow and no one was hit and I didn't break through the glass but, I turned my car off for about 20 mins to clam down. When I turned the car back on it operated as if nothing happened. I dealt with recalls when the car first was out but, I didnt see any recent ones pop up but, looking through other complaints I see that some people are having the same experience. I called up Toyota so many times in regards to my breaks and nothing ever came of it every single time they told me nothing was wrong they didnt feel or hear anything or see anything. Clearly something is wrong scared to drive my car but, I really do not want to purchase a new car. Its crazy to be having issues like this. Now I have to get my front bumper fixed.

car   Service Brakes problem 9
Failure Date: 08/08/2014

My wife rear ended a taxi, she complained that the brakes did not stop the car. We had the car towed to the house, I freed the hood and removed the bumper cover to inspect the damage. When I got in and tried the brakes, the pedal went to the floor. When I opened the brake fluid resevoir to check the fluid, the brakes returned to normal. That indicates a vacuum to me, which is not normal. I would like to request analysis of the event data recorder.

car   Service Brakes problem 10
Failure Date: 08/07/2014

Foot removed from accelerator and car accelerates upon applying the brakes, happens frequently and causes concern when parking or approaching a vehicle stopped in front of you, lengthens time to stop---vehicle was purchased just prior to date of first incident.

car   Service Brakes problem 11
Failure Date: 07/03/2014

I was merging onto traffic heading west on I-10 in houston. The cars in front of me suddenly stopped and I started applying the brakes hard when there was at least 10 feet distance between my car and the car in front of me. I was merging at peak traffic hour and was not more than 40-45 miles/hour speed. When I applied the brakes, the car refused to stop and I hit the vehicle in front of me. I applied the brakes hard such that any other car would have skidded the tyres. This car just plain refused to stop and I ended up in a wreck which caused extensive damage to my car and now am having to go through insurance. I have driven other similar cars and their brakes are a lot more effective. I am currently driving a rental car of similar size and their brakes are highly effective. I do not know if this is related to an early recall about brakes on the car, but I have been prompt about getting all my recalls fixed in the car.

car   Service Brakes problem 12
Failure Date: 04/10/2014

After reading other brake complaints I'm realizing that I have had the same problem since I've had the car. Any bit of precipitation causes the brakes to lock when barely pressing them to slow down (not stop). It happens at just a few mph or higher. They lock to the point that the car jerks to a stop at slow speeds and slides several car lengths at higher speeds. I have learned to pump my breaks before placing the car in drive.

car   Service Brakes problem 13
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

First incident occured on same day the vehicle was purchased. This writer noticed that when coming to a stop the brake would occasionally make a grinding sound, but not the same sound as worn brakes or rotors; the sound was as if it struggled to stop slightly. Every day from the date of purchase if there was even a slight bit of percipitation, when this writer would press down the brake, the brake would go on and off very quickly as if the abs was kicking in unnecessarily. This occurred at all speeds, ranging from 5 mph and up. For instance, on one occasion, while writer was driving carefully in the snow at 8 - 10 mph with only an inch on the ground, writer was behind another vehicle by approximately 3 car lengths and coming to a stop sign. Writer began braking and the brakes went on and off quickly and grinded a bit. Due to this, the vehicle slid all three car lengths and was within an inch of hitting the vehicle in front. This writer learned about the recalls today, and is contacting dealership tomorrow to see if they will take care of the issue.

car   Service Brakes problem 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

My daughter was driving west bound on i20 between exit 189 and 190 on 11/1 when the car accelerated and hydroplane. My daughter was given permission to use my car on this date, the condition was rainy and low visibility. She took feet off gas and proceeded to brake when the car accelerated. As she put her feet on brakes she lost control and crash in guard rail. In the meantime I have checked the data base and there are two recalls on this vehicle. One involved acceleration. The dealer should have had these recalls done before the car was sold which could have helped to prevent the acceleration. Someone should be held liable other than the consumer for this mishap. I need to know what is the next step as a consumer. Also the air bag did not disengaged. I called the dealership and spoke with [xxx] on 11/6 who confirmed that there are still two recalls on this car and she asked when did I want to bring the vehicle in. Why was this not done before purchase. I also spent $2800 on an extended powertrain warranty through the dealership. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car   Service Brakes problem 15
Failure Date: 10/03/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving 40 mph over a bridge when another vehicle veered extremely close to the contact¿s vehicle. The contact crashed into the vehicle and the vehicle then abnormally accelerated. The contact abruptly applied the brakes however, they were unresponsive and the power steering assist then suddenly failed. The failure caused the contact to lose control of the vehicle and spin uncontrollably until the vehicle flipped twice and came to a halt. The vehicle was extremely close to falling off the edge of the bridge. The contact sustained severe bruising to the chest and a fractured left hip. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was inspected by the contact¿s insurance company but they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 23,000.

car   Service Brakes problem 16
Failure Date: 03/01/2013

Tl- the contact owns 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the driver depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle erroneously accelerated then crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 43,000. Mah.

car   Service Brakes problem 17
Failure Date: 03/21/2012

The front brakes produce a very loud rattling noise, whenever the brakes are applied and its almost as if the car is not going to stop and cause an accident. I am afraid the brakes are going to completely fail one day and cause an accident. When I took it to the dealer for a checkup, the dealer indicated that Toyota is investigating the noise, but it might be too late before they do anything. Please help by investigating this issue.

car   Service Brakes problem 18
Failure Date: 02/10/2012

I have had this Corolla for about 3 years, average about 700 miles per week - drive it daily. I have had no significant issues with it until the past month or so in which I have experienced two "sudden acceleration" events. In both cases I was traveling at a very low speed, about 10 mph or so in parking lots. While coasting / braking with my foot on the brake pedal, suddenly it was as if the brake pedal turned into an accelerator pedal! I felt all of the back-pressure the brake pedal normally has leave and it went almost completely down to the floor. At the very same instant the engine revved and began to accelerate and the car "leaped" forward. In both cases this lasted only a few seconds then things went back to normal. There were no indicator lights on the panel warning of anything wrong. In both cases my foot was clearly on the brake pedal and nowhere near the accelerator pedal. I visually inspected the floor mat and there was absolutely no interference between it and the accelerator pedal. This car has already had all of Toyota's "recall" remedies applied to it and could be easily ascertained by examining the maintenance records at butler Toyota of macon, georgia. I would like it if someone could examine the car's computer (not the Toyota people for obvious reasons)to see if these events were recorded or not. Until now I have liked this car very much in every way. However, considering all of the recent reports and now my personal experiences twice I am very much concerned about the car's safety.

car   Service Brakes problem 19
Failure Date: 12/05/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving 55 mph when the brakes were applied but the brakes did not respond and the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The front tires released smoked and the vehicle was turned around several times before coming to a stop in a dirt area. The front tires, rotors and cables were damaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer modified the accelerator, replaced the rotors and the cables. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 124,000.

car   Service Brakes problem 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

Bought used 2009 toyotoa Corolla (5 speed manual clutch) vehicle in mid 2011. Noticed that the gas pedal, break and clutch are oddly very close, and gas pedal seems to stick, which seems to cause error in shifting/ acceleration/ DE-acceleration, especially when using in between gears. Not sure what that is all about, or whether or not there has been a prior complaint about this or recall, but I think it should be brought to the attention and fixed by Toyota for safety reasons.

car   Service Brakes problem 21
Failure Date: 05/22/2011

I was currently on 1 and 9 north of jersey city NJ. I was on a stop light and when it turned green, the car did not accelerate as much as it was suppose to when you press on gas pedal. It was literally moving 5 miles per hour. I was pressing the gas pedal for the car to go but it was still not even moving up. I turned on the hazards and pulled over. Then the check engine light came on. I turned off the car first. I checked the gas tank and the engine but I couldn't find anything wrong with it. The check engine light was lit until the next day. I brought it to the car dealership and they said they are not 100% sure what is wrong with it but they disconnected the alarm wire to see if that was the problem. The second problem of this car is when you press on the brake, it still moves a little bit. When you start going and pressing on the gas pedal, you have to press on it harder for it to go but it gases up than it normally does. I have recently saw the previous owners receipts for its car service and he had the same problem. He always had to fix the accelerator but until now, it is still the same and still needs to be fixed. I don't know what to do and where to go to fix this problem.

car   Service Brakes problem 22
Failure Date: 01/12/2011

On january12 2011at 3:45pm my daughter was driving home from school and up the driveway to park. Her 2009 Toyota Corolla would not stop and it drove through a flower bed and into our home. There was extensive damage to her vehicle as well as our home. The air beg did not deploy and she was not injured. She called me immediately and said "daddy. . . The car would not stop". She told me that she was depressing the break with one foot and then both feet in an effort to get the car to stop. The Toyota Corolla acceleraor and brake issue are more than a coincidence. If my daughter is innocent of negligence, I would like to make those who are responsible pay for the damages that we have incurred and clear my daughters name of any wrongdoing.

car   Service Brakes problem 23
Failure Date: 09/10/2010

I have contacted Toyota headquarters for more than 13 times regarding the faulty brake system of my new Toyota Corolla, 2009. I didn't get actual results. This new car is driven by my child. I don't want my child in a dangerous situation. I don't want lose my hard earned money for the faulty vehicle. I will only be satisfied if the Toyota headquarter authorize the nearest dealer to replace my current Toyota Corolla with a new Toyota Corolla in free of cost. For this written documentation should be mailed authorizing nearest Toyota dealer to replace with new Toyota Corolla.

car   Service Brakes problem 24
Failure Date: 04/12/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla le. The contact stated that the driver of the vehicle noticed that the brakes were not engaging as normal and also began to "chatter" when she pressed down on the brake pedal. To avoid an accident, the driver had to pull close to a median on her left side because the brakes did not stop the vehicle as expected. The contact was not present during this incident which was the first failure regarding the brakes. The contact had not spoken with the dealer or the manufacturer to-date. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 24,000. Updated 07/19/10 updated 07/21/10.

car   Service Brakes problem 25
Failure Date: 03/21/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving at speeds of 45 mph in rainy weather conditions and depressing the brake pedal, the brakes would not engage. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer nevertheless; the failure could not be duplicated. The failure and current mileages were 6,700. Updated 08/03/10. The consumer stated she had two accidents on two separate occasions. Updated 08/09/jb.

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