Could A Toyota Corolla Recall Be Next?

February 19, 2010
By: Robert Silverman

In the midst of all the Toyota trouble comes another possible recall.  The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is looking into repeated complaints about steering in Toyota Corollas.

Over 150 complaints have been filed with NHTSA regarding the Corolla’s electric assisted steering system.  This system uses an electric motor to reduce the amount of torque the driver needs to exert on the steering wheel to turn the car.  Many drivers have said they have tried to turn their car only to have the system give out on them.

Toyota officials have said IF there is a problem, it most likely connected to the tires or brakes and they will issue a recall if necessary.

More than 300,000 Corollas were sold last year, the second largest Toyota model sold in 2009 behind the Camry.  A potential recall could affect more than a half million Corollas currently on the road.  This problem comes on the heels of the 3.8 million vehicle floor mat recall and the 2.3 million vehicle gas pedal recall.

We  are currently receiving numerous calls every day from Toyota drivers inquiring whether the lemon law applies to those affected in these numerous recalls.  Obviously, many drivers do not feel safe driving their vehicle with all the news headlines.

If you previously reported the accelerator problem prior to the recall or if the problem is existing after the recall repair is performed, you may be entitled to remedy under State Lemon Laws or Federal Warranty laws.  For more information, you can contact us at 1- 800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) or visit us on-line at and we will be happy to discuss the situation with you.

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3 Responses to “Could A Toyota Corolla Recall Be Next?”

  1. #1 Biff says:

    The steering in these new Corollas is extremely bad. It is so bad that I really am surprised that Toyota is manufacturing and selling these cars. Another thing that surprises me is that there is no legal recourse to take against Toyota for the steering problems in their new cars with electric steering. When I say that these cars have serious road handling issues, I am not kidding. You [The driver] are unable to properly control and maneuver these cars and this is not limited to just a few cars, this is the way all Toyota Corollas drive with the new electric steering.

    • #2 Nancy Robinson says:

      Two weeks ago I purchased a 2013 Corolla 17,500 miles on it within the first two days Of driving on the highway I noticed it felt like my car was swaying like the alignment was off
      Or very unsecure unstable feeling like I was driving in heavy wind I bought this car from my work commute and my daughters commute both or which speed limits of 65 to 70 miles an hour. It’s an unsafe car. Need a recall. What recourse is there for a person ?

      • #3 LemonLaw says:

        @Nancy: You can visit and go to their recall database to check for one.

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