At 32 mpg overall, this generation Corolla's fuel economy was among the best we'd measured in any conventional car with an automatic transmission, other than a hybrid or a diesel. The manual transmission model gets the same fuel economy as the automatic. The pleasant and refined Corolla provides a comfortable ride, an improved driving position, and a roomier rear seat, compared with the previous model.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Front bumper and splash shields are so low that they have hung on curbs in parking lots"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the protective screen like substance around the wheel well has started to peel. Also ignition key would not pull out. Dealer made me a new key"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"front grill actually fell off"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"front lower screen fell out. lower front panels loosened"

John H., NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"just my car the front bummper is loose"

Matthew D., AZ (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clips holding trim to fender have failed (three clips). These seem to be available only at a dealer so I have not been able to do it myself"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic exterior panels come loose and split easily."

David L., VA (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Some of the panels became loose over the back tires. Replaced hooks(?) by professional. Now it is starting to come loose in the front of the car…panel over the tire."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"coming apart, cheaply made"

John S., FL (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"panel under passenger dash keeps coming off. also rubber moldings around doors are loose at ends and need to be put back on all the time"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver side visor falls off the ceiling and is very diffcult to get back in place. The dealer fixes it and it stays for a while, but eventually it falls out again."

Abby D., FL (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint or finish has disintigrtated on the internal drivers side door-pull. Dealer said he would replace handle. He has not followed through"

Joe M., AL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Under the trim in the truck the paint cracked allow rust to start"

Anthony D., ON (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front fender chipped"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"just seems like it keeps chipping all over, very small but noticeable. I notice it after a fresh wash, seems like it gets worse everytime. I mean it still has 99% of the paint on it but it drives me crazy because of the looks"

Matthew D., AZ (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint chipping off bumbers"

Robert Z., NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"you can see in the door frames that the paint is lightly sprayed, fading on hood and trunk"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Car is white and shows spots that look like rust but are claimed by dealer to be environment caused - most wash off but are quick to reappear - one especially on the trunk presents as a rust spot"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Under the trim on the truck rust started"

Anthony D., ON (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust was weeping from under the trim on the trunk. Repaired under warranty"

Michael C., MB (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I am getting a bit of rust around three of the wheel wells, where two panels meet together. It is still minor at this point, but it is likely to get worse. I also had rust on the rear trunk where the spoiler is mounted. I paid to have this removed, but the rust looks like it is coming back in this area."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The light keeps coming on but it is ok"

Carla S., TX (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dashboard like a Christmas tree. ABS light, Traction Cont light, brake light all on. My mechanic diagnosed the ABS module as faulty--$750 + labor USED. $3600 + labor NEW. Holy cow. This should not be happening at 48000 miles"

Ron P., IL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS warning light came on, as well as linked warning lights. Problem disappeared for a while, then the lights came back. Dealer diagnosed a problem that would prevent ABS from working and charged $3,500 to replace the problem component"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Diagnosed with bad electronic module that would cost well over a thousand dollars to fix. Brakes work like old fashioned brakes without the ABS so i did not fix it."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"My vehicle goes into the dealer shop in Matteson every 5 months or 5,000 miles. On the last visit, about one month ago, I had to replace the rotors and calipers."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"brakes don't seem to last as long as they should. It seems some dealerships may replace brakes even when they still have 6 months left on them"

Andrew M., ON (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had front brakes replaced at dealer... costly, but routine maintenance"

Lawrence C., NL (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pedal went lower than usual."

Daniel W., MA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Simply routine brake ware."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced pads and rotors that were getting low"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"The front brakes wore out too soon because the rear brakes were not functioning"

Lancelot R., FL (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Regular check-ups indicated rapid wear"

J V., ON (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes keep needing attention more than any car I previously owned."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"They rusted out because my wife doesn't use the car enough."

Anonymous, (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Front brakes worn and need replacing, to be done soon"

Ronald H., VA (2012 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"The touch screen on the display audio/navigation system become unresponsive. After disassembling the unit and cleaning the connectors on the ribbon cable, the screen started working properly again."

Michael M., NY (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The touch-screen has poor touch response and sometimes freezes up or slows down in a way similar to a computer screen"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS system has never worked right since it was new. it often does not know where it is at (shows us on one road when we are really on another) and gives bad directions such as will tell us to turn right when map shows left turn.refused to repair"

Kenneth H., AL (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The system showed map locations near and far in surrounding states and would spin. Would not display location where I was at any given time. Became useless"

Lowell G., DE (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The navigation system has never worked and Toyota refuse to repair or compensate us for the defective product. I will never buy another Toyota"

Kenneth H., AL (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The app display screen is not operable EXCEPT for radio function."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Even in 2012 when the car was new, the GPS system was already clunky when comparing it to a phone's GPS. As time has gone on, the in-dash GPS's functionality doesn't compare to what is available. It is functional, but in the last three years, I've used it maybe three times"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Does not work. Get "Bluetooth Failed" message"

Chris A., OH (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When the vehicle was four years old, the app display screen went blank and couldn't be called up."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"System quit pairing with mobile devices. Bluetooth and Accessory plug quit working."

Doyle R., FL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The Sirius/XM Satellite Radio loses the signal periodically. Since it is an intermittent problem and it has never occurred when at the Toyota Dealership, they refuse to replace the Satellite portion of the entertainment system"

Lee F., PA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"Crackling"

Shaun O., CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear speakers crackle"

Shaun O., CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Mice have chewed their way in through the firewall (which is nothing but shredded and compressed upholstery scraps) and build nests on the cabin filter causing problems there as well as entering the cabin and leaving mouse droppings everywhere. I no"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Firewall is made of compressed used upholstery and mice chew right through and gain entrance to the air duct. Have removed mouse nest from on top of the cabin filter. Toyota could at least place a screen mesh in firewall along with all the compressed upholstery!"

Ron P., IL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver side headrest rattles. Multiple rattles in dash, mostly in fall and winter temperatures"

William C., WI (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of interior noise"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The heat shield has come loose several times since I bought this car new in 2012. It now needs a new heat shield"

Ken D., IN (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"When certain windows are open there is a really loud sound!"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rubber stripping around the sunroof came loose on at least three occasions and I had to take the car to the dealer. Final fix has lasted about a year"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise at all speeds"

Gordon D., TX (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Too much wind noise"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise and the noises as the vehicle gets older"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 6 years, it is pretty noisy, sounding like the door seals aren't as effective."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"Heat shield came loose last year, garage repaired, loose currently awaiting a garage visit when changing tires"

Anonymous, NL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Over larger bumps, heard clunking noise."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Entune is junk, will not connect without a lot of time spent and then drops it, useless item, junk crap to sell a car and then no support. Warrenty useless on this, Toyota refused any help"

Kenneth H., AL (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Purchased an iPhone 3-4 months ago. Using the iPhone I can not get all of the Entune features to work"

Lee F., PA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side front airbag was under recall from the manufacturer because it could have exploded when activated and the shrapnel could have been fatal to the passenger. It was replaced by Toyota at no charge, but the waiting period was nearly a year."

Thomas I., MI (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I found out that my car was subject to recall due to a passenger side airbag that could send bits of metal into the passenger in the even of an accident. Dealership took care of the issue the day after I set up an appointment."

Anonymous, KY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbag recall"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Recalled to repair defective airbag by Toyota Dealer. Repaired in less that 30 minutes."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall on passenger side front airbag"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota recall"

Leonard W., IA (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"The alarm does not engage. Also power locks don't work intermittently and the driver's door power lock stopped working all together"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car randomly beeps the way it does when locking or unlocked via the remote key fob. The Toyota dealer cannot find anything wrong with it so it has been an issue since purchase in 2012."

Abby D., FL (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"the button that turns CC on/off simply fell out. Had to go to the Toyota place in Spfd., MO to get it fixed"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Headlights, interior lights always seemed dim. Often had trouble starting car. AAA mechanic suggested a new battery. Bought new battery - which fixed problems"

Phyllis P., CO (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"seemed to be a short circuit. I was getting small shocks from the drivers' seat when the heated seats were turned on. Toyota repaired it at no cost"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor was always on. Toyota mechanics couldn't fix. Had flat tire, which AAA fixed. Bought new Michelin tires @ Discount Tire garage - problem solved"

Phyllis P., CO (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"This is related to the ABS problem. The ABS light, traction control, and parking brake lights came on. The problem went away for several months, then returned. Dealer said the lights came out due to a problem with the ABS, which needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wiring deterioration was causing shorts affecting airbag warning lights, USB port issues, etc."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Air conditioning stopped working in early 2014. Dealership had to order parts and provided me with a rental for three days. Not exactly sure what was replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cold air switches to warm air when running to a/c"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed new part. very expensive. car less than 5 years old"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"since 2016 the a/c unit has worked intermittenly. and now it doesn't work at all. Cost to fix at dealer $1200"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Air doesn't blow much until 3rd level. Slow to cool. Had 2006 that cooled faster and blew more forceful"

Ethel W., TX (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Started at 48000 was getting warm and cold air intermittingly. Had to replace a/c compressor last year. Kept checking fluid before the problem and was told it was fine"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"Cannot turn on AC"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Problems caused by mouse nesting material--see comment on leaks"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission made a loud whining noise from 35 to 65mph. It was replaced under warranty"

Thomas P., CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shifting made a slight slippage. Dealer completely replaced automatic transmission under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transaxle had rumbling noise, like worn wheel bearings"

M K., BC (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Reoccurring check engine light traced to transmission problem. Transmission replaced by Toyota at no cost to me."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"driver's side rear vent window losened and was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"The seat belts don't latch well and at times they seemed latched but then you notice it's unlatched"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"twisting , this is true of the last 3 Toyotas I have had including the new tacoma"

John S., FL (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"The whole electrical system is a mess"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not start"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"It was found when it was barely a drip and was repaired at no cost to me"

Katherine M., TX (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil filter housing cracked and had to be replaced."

Daniel H., IL (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"O2 sensor failed"

Thomas I., MI (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor failed"

Adam S., CO (2012 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission computer

"The tracking lights for the wheel drive would say not working with check engine light on. The cruise control will not work when the lights are on. So far the lights go out in a few days and everything will work as it should. The dealer had replaced the ABS control unit and the mass airflow sensor."

Anonymous, AK (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"During a routine maintenance check, the mechanic noted a transmission leak, which was subsequently repaired."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Spark plugs or wires failure

"Yesterday, 5/415, I had "engine"/"track off" dash lights. Diagnostics indicated a bit of carbon caused a spark plug to misfire. Toyota fixed the problem immediately, and recommended monitoring. I have "extended warranty" ... no charge to m"

Caty L., CA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Ay 106000 km had to fix cylinder head"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Steering wheel vibration

"This car is hard to control in the rain at freeway speeds"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE
Jan 17 2020
In the event of a crash, air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners that do not deploy as intended may increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon, and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles. During certain crashes, the air bag electronic control unit (ECU) may malfunction, possibly disabling the deployment of the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ECU and install a noise filter between the air bag control module and its wire harness, as necessary, free of charge. Owners were notified of the safety risk beginning March 2, 2020. A second letter notifying owners of the remedy repair will be mailed between March 16, 2020 and June 27, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are 20TB03, 20TA03 and 20TA05.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2891976
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front driver inflator, front passenger airbag inflator, the airbag assembly, or the front passenger airbag sub-assembly and inflator. The recall began November 20, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928220
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Toyota 4Runner, 2014-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, and 2014-2017 Lexus GX460 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS250, IS350, 2011-2016 4Runner, 2011-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, 2011-2017 Lexus GX460, and 2011-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Toyota is also recalling certain 2010-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS350, 2010-2016 4Runner, 2010-2013 Lexus IS250, 2010-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2010-2014 Lexus IS-F, and 2010-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began February 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1299448
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and IS350, 2007-2008 Lexus ES350, Toyota Yaris, Yaris HB, and 2008 Lexus IS-F and Scion xB vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 1, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V006000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 577875
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Jan 16 2013
If the front passenger seat occupant sensing system is out of calibration, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.
What should you do:
Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V014000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3235
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