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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Celica seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Toyota Celica Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 132009

Celica

  • 105,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Was turning out on a highway out of a side road. When struck on my front/driverside fender at a high speed approximate 60mph, my car is totaled, or will be totaled in the next few days, my airbag did not deploy making my injuries worse than they should be. Im trying to figure out why my airpad didn not deploy when the car was struck at those speeds.

- Crandall, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 192007

Celica

  • 89,000 miles
Air bags did not deploy. I hit a snow bank at 50mph and the air bags did not deploy, I needed to be towed/pulled out of the snow bank. Also engine light keeps coming on, with a catalytic converter code but cat is still good.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #4

Dec 112003

Celica

  • 13,000 miles
While driving at 25 mph consumer's vehicle was cut off by another vehicle. The other vehicle merged over to the left lane and realized that it was a turning lane. Then, other vehicle detoured back in to the lane in front of consumer's vehicle. Consumer's vehicle, at that time, collided into the rear of the other vehicle. The seat belts were worn, but, the air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained rib and chest injuries.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 042003

Celica

  • 14,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 40 mph another vehicle made a "U" turn in front of consumer's vehicle and caused a collision. Consumer was wearing seat belts, but none of the frontal air bags deployed. Police that arrived on the scene confirmed that the air bags did not deploy.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 152002

Celica

  • miles
Consumer's daughter was involved in a minor traffic accident in which the vehicle suffered a considerable amount of damage, consumer feels for such a minor accident in which the other vehicle suffered no damage, the vehicle should not have incurred so much damage, also the airbags failed to deploy.

- Ocala, FL, USA

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problem #1

Jul 022002

Celica

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 40 mph and without warning consumer was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Ivanhoe, IL, USA

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