pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,467 miles

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problem #3

Dec 022013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that when the sun light reflected on the instrument panel, the speedometer was unable to be read due to the reflection. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was designed that way. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 032013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
Toyota redesigned the instrument panel and went from a single clear cover angled towards the front to 2 separate instrument covers angled towards the left and right side. The design of these covers results in extreme reflections making it impossible to read the speedometer during morning and afternoon hours when the sun enters the vehicle from the side. The reflections under these conditions are so extreme that I can't even see the speedometer needle. Tinting the windows did not resolve the problem. Toyota's service department told me that they are not able to fix the issue. On July, 03, 2014 I had to guess my speed because the speedometer was unreadable. I received a speeding ticket saying that I was going at a speed which would make it impossible to avoid a collision. I have driven over 20 different cars in my life and never had a situation where I was not able to read the speedometer, even in my 1968 Oldsmobile. To my understanding, a car manufacturer has to design the speedometer the way that it can be read under any conditions which is possible. It appears that Toyota's engineers totally neglected the problem of sunlight reflections when designing the 2014 Corolla instrument panel.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 152014


  • 400 miles
So I leased the 2014 Toyota Corolla S plus on 2/23/14. Approximately 2 to 3 weeks later I was vacuuming it out, when I lifted up the driver side car mat it had an enormous amount of water under the mat. So I dried it out, when I vacuumed it out again a week later there was water again under the driver side car mat. Again I dried the floor and I took the mats out, let them dry out. Then every morning I would check and water was under my driver side mat. I took it to the dealership they think possibly a leak in the windshield. I explained to them several times, I roll my driver side window down when I get in my car every morning and water literally pours in when I start driving. My arms and legs are wet every morning, it's from the morning dew on the car, it runs right in. I have to keep a towel in my door compartment so I can wipe the water off, so it doesn't ruin the interior. The dealership has now had it for 3 days, fri, sat, sun to "dry it out" because they pulled back the carpets and water was under it. They say none of the tubes are leaking and all the tubes are under the passenger side anyways, everything checks out fine. Personally I think its a design flaw, with the windows seeing as how the 2014 is a redesign.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA