Cruise Control Problems of Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla owners have reported 73 problems linked to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
#1 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
The car involved is a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2T1BU4EE3A_. I was on the highway going about 70mph. My exit was coming up on the right side so I put my foot on the brake to slow down. However the brake stuck and the vehicle wouldn't slow down, it kept going. I had the cruise control on, and usually if I brake without first turning it off it slows down, but that didn't happen. So I turned the cruise control off but nothing happened. My car kept going. I pushed down on the brake, but that made the car accelerate even more. I checked to make sure the pedal wasn't stuck, it wasn't, but I knew that wasn't the problem because my car was accelerating when I was hitting the brake. Luckily there was no one in front of me because I was going over 110mph. I sped at this speed for quite a ways maybe 3/4 of a mile. I thought I was going to die and had my phone in my had to call 911. I kept pushing on the brake since I didn't know what else to do (this of course made me go faster and faster). The brake wouldn't go down though. I didn't understand what was happening. It was like stuck? finally I heard my accelerate pop. And the car started to decelerate. The failure date was June 3, 2013.
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#2 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Toyota Corolla
The car involved was a 2004 Toyota Corolla. The VIN of the car is 1NXBR32E64_. Cruise control doesn't work. I had it repaired at the dealership and about a month later it went out again. When I called back, they said they would repair it, but it would not be free of charge. Seemed like the repair should have lasted if it truly was fixed. Haven't had cruise since and it was so nice for long distance travel. This issue happened on Thursday, May. 15, 2008.
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#3 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota Corolla
The car involved was a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The VIN of this vehicle is 2T1BR30E68_. Cruise control engaged while off. I typically use cruise control every day. When I attempted to use it on 7/27, the indicator light showed "on" but it would not engage when I tried to set the vehicle speed. I turned the cruise off and retried - again the control failed to engage. After 4 attempts I gave up and left the control off. A few minutes later the car accelerated on its own (on a slight uphill incline), hard enough to drop from 4th to 2nd gear, as if the cruise control engaged. I hit the brakes and the acceleration stopped. Operation then seemed normal. After a few minutes of thought, I decided to (cautiously) check the cruise control again. It engaged and operated properly. After checking though, I turned it off. Later that day I took the car to a Toyota dealership. The service department scanned the electronics, but found no errors. This cruise control issue occurred Friday, July 27, 2012.
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#4 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2T1BR32E08_. The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while attempting to activate the cruise control, the cruise control button and arm separated from the base due to defective material. The vehicle was taken to dealer, where the cruise control switch and arm were replaced. The manufacture took a complaint and offered to reimburse the repair cost. The failure and current mileages were 39,436. Sm. This cruise control problem happened on Apr. 6, 2012.
#5 - Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Toyota Corolla
The VIN of the car is JTDBU4EE7B_. Just leased a 2011 Toyota Corolla. When at a steady cruising speed, anywhere above 35, there is a scary intermittent dragging or resistance, and then surge in speed, along with crazy fluctuation in rpm¿¿s, that is uncontrollable. In addition, when letting up on the accelerator to prepare to stop, the car locks in on the current speed, even at high speed and going uphill, and does no¿¿t slow until the brake is firmly applied. It feels like the car is being controlled by a malfunctioning cruise control, except the cruise control is turned off. I a¿¿m scared to drive this car!. The failure date was Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
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#6 - Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Toyota Corolla
The car involved was a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The VIN of the car is 2T1BU4EE8B_. More noticeable at highway speeds. Take foot off accelerator pedal, car maintains constant speed as if cruise control in engaged (cruise control was not activated). Unable to coast to reduce speed. Have to firmly press break pedal to disengage. Taken to dealer for service. Toyota servicing dealer advised me that the care was operating properly and that this was a designed safety feature. This issue happened on Thursday, September 1, 2011.
#7 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Toyota Corolla
There was crash involved with this problem. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2004 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving with the cruise control set to approximately 70 mph. When the brakes were applied to disable the cruise control, the vehicle would not respond and instead, accelerated abnormally. The brake pedal fell into the floorboard and the contact applied the emergency parking brake but the vehicle still would not respond and the contact crashed into the rear of a vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer had an engineer inspect the vehicle who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 66,771. It was 08/15/2011 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#8 - Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle is a 2011 Toyota Corolla. Intermittent deceleration issue: while driving and I take my foot off the gas to slow down, the car maintains the speed and does not decelerate until I put my foot on the brake, sometimes I have to pump brake to bring speed down. For lack of better description, it feels like the car is on cruise control. I have been back to the Toyota dealer three times and after test driving and running diagnostic testing, was told this is normal?. This issue happened on Friday, April 1, 2011.
#9 - Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Toyota Corolla
The VIN of the problem Corolla is JTDBU4EE0B_. 2011 Toyota Corolla maintains the speed/rpm when the foot is off the accelerator pedal. It happens at all speed, but it mostly visible at 60mph and above. The car will maintain the speed, as if the cruise control was engaged! when going downhill, even braking is not enough and I had to resolt to placing automatic transmission into neutral, in order to drop the speed. Lawrence Toyota (NJ) technician/mechanic test drove my car and confirmed that vehicle was not operating normally. Yet, after they (dealership) contacted Toyota support in California, I was told that vehicle operates normally?! Toyota refuses to take responsibility and fix/recall 2011 Corolla's. This is a big safety issue. Someone will crash their car and possibly die because the car won't decelerate, when foot is of the accelerator pedal. Here is a link to a forum where owners of 2011 Toyota Corolla describe exactly the same safety issue with the car. This issue happened on 07/12/2011.. Read more...
#10 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Toyota Corolla
The VIN of this vehicle was JTDBR38E13_. Letter from congressman on behalf of constituent re sudden uncontrolled acceleration of a Toyota Corolla automobile dot/I#2011-2068. The consumer stated she was traveling at the posted speed limit, when the sign ahead indicated to reduce speed ahead. The consumer reduced her speed to the posted limit by pressing down on the brake. As she attempted to brake, the vehicle continued to increase in speed and a loud noise was present. The consumer stated she continued to press harder on the brake and she could feel the abs activating. The abs sounded like a high pitched noise and pulsating very fast. The consumer finally came to a complete stop, before going through an intersection. However, the engine was emitting a loud roaring sound. The consumer shifted the gear from drive 1 to drive 2 and the vehicle shuddered. She tried to shift to park, but as she got to reverse the vehicle tried to buck, so she put the gear in neutral and turned off the vehicle. The consumer stated her cruise control wa activated at the time of the incident. However, the dealer stated the problem had nothing to do with the cruise control. It was Jun. 20, 2011 when this cruise control issue occurred.
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#11 - Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Toyota Corolla
The reporting person owns a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph and as he removed his foot from the accelerator pedal in anticipation that the vehicle would decelerate, the vehicle continued to maintain speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they explained to the contact that the failure was a normal occurrence for the vehicle when driving with the cruise control engaged. In addition, the contact stated that when driving downhill with the cruise control activated, the vehicle would decelerate abnormally, causing a slight jerk. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 800 and current mileage was approximately 5,600. The failure date was Tue., Feb. 1, 2011.
#12 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Toyota Corolla. Our 2010 Corolla had a sudden acceleration problem while driving on the highway. The car was put on cruise control and shortly there after, suddenly accelerated to a frightening speed. The brake thankfully worked. We haven't used cruise control since. This was terrifying. The date is an approximation. We reported it to our dealer and they just dismissed it. This cruise control problem happened on Sunday, November 8, 2009.
#13 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
Consumer owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While the contact was driving 60 mph using the cruise control the vehicle suddenly accelerated from 60 mph to 70 mph without warning, in order to stop the acceleration the contact had to deactivate the cruise control. The contact also noticed that whenever she applied the brakes they hesitate to engage increasing the stopping distance. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and there were no prior warnings, the current and failure mileages were 2000. Updated 4/5/10. This cruise control issue occurred Feb. 10, 2010.
#14 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
Consumer has a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While driving at speeds of 70 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle accelerated up to speeds of 86 mph. She was able to decrease speed by deactivating the cruise control and applying the brakes. The failure occurred twice; however, the contact assumed it was caused by driver error. The contact confirmed that she had previously received recall repairs under NHTSA campaign id numbers 10v017000 and 10v023000 (vehicle speed control: accelerator pedal) and had never experienced incidents of unintended acceleration before the repairs were made. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The current and the failure mileages were 11,850. This problem occurred on Mar. 22, 2010.
#15 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
The car is a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1NXBU4EE9A_. When set on cruise control and going uphill the car accelerates excessively to more than 5 mph over set speed limit. It was Saturday, June 26, 2010 when this cruise control issue happened.
#16 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
Driving 2010 Toyota Corolla manual trans on interstate on 8/2/10 at 2:30 p. M. Had cruise control on going 70 mph. Engaged clutch, shifted to neutral and braked in preparation to stop for traffic jam ahead. Brake did not engage and vehicle continued at 70 mph without touching accelerator. Continued attempts to brake, downshift, turn off cruise control with no decrease in speed. Initially unable to downshift but then did get into lower gear but with no resulting decrease in speed, nor did the engine make any noise indicating that I had downshifted. I was able to get onto shoulder where I continued to go 70 mph. I then got off at an exit that had an incline. Part way up the hill felt something disengage and the car slowed- not just due to the incline I think. I was then able to put on emergency brake and the car stopped. After several minutes I tried the brakes again and they worked. I did not reengage the cruise control after this. Please note that this occurred after I had taken the car in for both Toyota recommended recalls regarding the floor mats and putting a modification in the gas pedal. When I went in for recalls I asked about placement of a computer brake override system and was first told that fix was not yet available, then told it was not relevant to my car, and, after the above event told again that Toyota did not yet have the technology available to do this fix on Corollas. The dealership have thus far been unpleasant and suggesting that I might not be telling the truth. This problem occurred on Monday, August 2, 2010.
#17 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
Consumer has a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact was driving with the cruise control set when the vehicle accelerated independently. The contact stated the failure had occurred twice prior to the most recent failure. The dealer advised that the ecm was defective and would need replacing. The vehicle was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was approximately 1,600. It was 08/27/2010 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#18 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota Corolla
2010 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes regarding problems with cruise control the consumer stated during the first few months when the cruise control was activated and set at 60 and 70 mph, the vehicle would surge . She immediately shut off the cruise control to stop the acceleration. The unexplained acceleration not only happened when gong up small hills, but it also happened once on a level highway. The consumer stated the speedometer rose above the cruise control speed setting. It was Friday, October 8, 2010 when this cruise control issue happened.
#19 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The car is a 2009 Toyota Corolla. We were driving the freeway with the cruise control on. We went up a very small incline and the cruise adjusted. However the cruise would not readjust at the top of the incline and continued to gain speed. My husband tried to brake, to no avail, just increases in speed(act. Speed unknown). Finally, a break in traffic, shifted to neutral and guided the car to an exit. Turned off car, turned back on and engine still racing, finally on next try went to normal. I have not used the cruise since. But hearing of other Toyotas with sua, I'm wondering if this is the same even though Corollas are not mentioned. Without a break in traffic, I'm convinced there could have been serious consequences to this incident. Contacted Toyota and they checked the car with no conclusion to the cause of the event. The mat did not appear to be a cause of the event. We assumed that it was the cruise control because it was the first time we used it . The cruise had been engaged for at least 50 miles before the event. This was a terrifying event for my husband who is normally very calm and myself. This issue happened on April 17, 2009.
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#20 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While driving 60 mph and various speeds the cruise control failed to disengage when the brake pedal was applied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The failure mileage was 900 and the current mileage was 12,403. This cruise control issue occurred Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010.
#21 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle was a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1NXBU40E49_. Cruise control throws you back in your seat as soon as it kicks in going up a small incline. We've never had a cruise control that throws you violently back in your seat. It only happens when the cruise control is on - we feel it is an electronic problem. The Toyota dealer says they haven't had any complaints; we don't use our cruise control anymore just in case one day the brakes won't make the cruise kick out. This is the first new car we purchased in thirty years and now it's been recalled and the safety of this car is now in question. Very disappointing!. The failure date was Friday, January 15, 2010.
#22 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle had a crash. Purchased a 2009 Toyota Corolla on Jan. 31, 2009. Immediately noticed "unwanted acceleration", the car wanted to go when stopped unless the brake was applied hard and did not slow down immediately when foot was taken off the gas pedal. Gas pedal did not always come all the way up when foot taken off, but would pop up if brakes applied hard. Cruise control did not work properly. Mentioned concern several times to Toyota service dept. They told me that what I was describing was normal for those cars. The car was in an accident on 12/22/09. Hit another car from behind. I think that the "not slowing down immediately when foot taken off gas pedal" was a contributing factor to the accident. There were no injuries but the car was badly damaged. Toyota sent recall notice but said VIN#'s beginning in j not affected. Our car begins with j. Recently send letters to Toyota and waiting for reply. This issue happened on 12/22/09.
#23 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
I purchased a new 2009 Toyota Corolla le from sunnyvale Toyota on 9 March 2008 . This is the third new Toyota Corolla / Geo prism that I've purchased; all similarly equipped with automatic transmission and cruise control. On may 29, 2008, while attempting to pull into a parking spot, the '09 Corolla suddenly and unexpectedly accelerated while I was braking in order to come to a stop in a parking lot. The vehicle jumped the "parking berm" and almost hit a tree before I could come to a complete stop, slam the gearshift into park and turn the key to the off position. Severe surging has occurred in normal in town traffic, with the cruise control disengaged, three or four times since the initial incident occurred. There is no forewarning or consistency in this pattern of sudden and unexpected acceleration. According to the Toyota, the VIN falls outside of the current recall range and therefore does not warrant investigation into the cause for these incidents. I feel that this vehicle poses a safety threat to myself, as well as other drivers, and that the cause of the sudden acceleration should be diagnosed and repaired prior to anyone being injured or worse. It was Thursday, May 29, 2008 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#24 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1NZBA40E29_. The vehicle was a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The cruise control mechanism was set at 55 mph. When he attempted to cancel the cruise control, it would not respond and the vehicle proceeded to accelerate. He then shifted into neutral gear in an attempt to avoid a collision; however, he drove the vehicle into a nearby ditch. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer test drove the vehicle and could not duplicate the failure. He did however replace the accelerator pedal under recall campaign (NHTSA campaign id 10v023000: vehicle speed control: accelerator pedal). The failure mileage was 26,400 and the current mileage was 26,856. This cruise control problem happened on Mar. 9, 2010.
#25 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Toyota Corolla. I had been driving on the highway for about half an hour, and I was on flat road (the area was not even remotely hilly) with cruise control set at 70. The engine began making a whirling sound and rpm went from 3 to almost 6. My foot was not on or touching the gas pedal, and I was driving on flat road. I braked firmly and took the car off of cruise control. Toyota dealership did not find any problems. It was March 20, 2010 when this cruise control issue happened.
#26 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The car involved is a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While driving at speeds between 55 and 60 mph, the car- without my foot near the accelerator- experienced a surge in acceleration. This happened at a time after I was using cruise control but had turned it off because I was coming too close to the car in front of me and needed to slow down. As I released my foot off the accelerator and moved it to the break, the engine revved dramatically. Once speeds reached over 65 (within one or two seconds) I broke and was able to slow the vehicle down and keep it in control. The accelerator pedal reinforcement bar recall was performed on 2/17/10. Took it to dealer, the found no problem and was unable to replicate the situation. This issue happened on 04/02/10.
#27 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2T1BU40E59_. Consumer has a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while utilizing the cruise control at speeds of 65 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the failure could not be duplicated. The were no repairs made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 18,500. This issue happened on Sunday, November 15, 2009.
#28 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
Consumer owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While driving with the cruise control set to 75 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated to speeds of 140 mph. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by applying steady, extreme force to the brakes. The dealer performed a test drive and was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 70,000. This cruise control issue occurred Apr. 2, 2009.
#29 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The owner has a 2009 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 15 to 20 mph while making a left turn the vehicle stalled. He was able to coast onto the emergency lane. He restarted the vehicle and it began to function normally. He drove approximately 5 miles and the vehicle stalled again. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least seven times. He called the dealer a couple of weeks ago and they advised him that he would have to pay for a diagnostic test. While driving approximate 65 mph with the cruise control activated the vehicle began to accelerate. He engaged the brake pedal and the vehicle slowed down. He took his vehicle to the dealer for a recall repair and they did not replace the floor mats. The contact was unable to provide a VIN. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. This cruise control issue occurred Friday, January 15, 2010.
#30 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Toyota Corolla. I was driving on the highway using the cruise control, when the car suddenly accelerated to 80 mph. The cruise control was set for 62 mph. The same sudden acceleration occurred a second time, but I stopped using the cruise control. Both times, the car slowed down when I touched the brake and the cruise control disengaged as expected. Updated 01/20/11. The failure date was 10/09/10.
#31 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla
The car involved was a 2009 Toyota Corolla. Car accelerates unexpectedly while in cruise control. While driving at 70 mph car engine rpm's suddenly jumps to over 4000 rpm's, car speeds up 5-10 mph. If cruise is turned off, acceleration stops and the vehicle drives as normal. The failure date was Friday, October 15, 2010.
#32 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota Corolla
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Crash happened when the problem occurred. I was driving coming from my sister in laws house at grandview, washington leaving around 7:40 am heading home to seattle going west to interstate-82 on Friday, August 22, 2008 with my three kids. I was using my cruise control and stayed on the left lane for about 20 to 30 minutes. We just left yakima city and headed to the fred redmon memorial bridge at around 8:30 am going up hill, in which I saw two tractor-trailer far in advance and both were driving on the right lane. The left lane was open as I drove in to the bridge but then the other tractor-trailer made a change to go to the left lane. I was probably 50 feet away when the other tractor-trailer made the change to the left lane. I was cruising about 50 to 60 mph in which I have to put my right foot on the brake pedal. At first, I thought I step on my gas pedal because the car did not slowdown a bit. I pressed the button to turn off the cruise control and hit the foot brake again and again. I then realized that my brakes did not work. As I was getting too closed to the left lane truck, I panicked and made a change to go to right and rear-ended the Volvo tractor-trailer. The failure date was August 22, 2008.
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#33 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota Corolla
I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla which upon cruise control activation and/or reactivation speeds up to desired speed (normal) but then feels as if it is stuck in the accelerate mode and will continue to accelerate until it finally thumps or thuds into cruise. I've noticed this about 90% of the time when I impose cc. I have done nothing to attempt to correct the problem. It was Tuesday, February 16, 2010 when this cruise control issue happened.
Other Vehicle Speed Control related problems of Toyota Corolla:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||386|
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||158|
|Cruise Control problems||73|
|Accelerator Pedal problems||55|
|Accelerator Stuck problems||44|
|Speed Control Linkage problems||8|
|Speed Control Cable problems||8|
|Speed Control Springs problems||5|
|Fail To Slow Down problems||3|
|Speed Sensor problems||1|
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||1|
|Fail To Accelerate problems||1|
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||1|