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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,900 miles

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2003 Toyota Celica fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Toyota Celica Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 082006

Celica 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,700 miles


This may be related to NHTSA campaign id number : 03V074000 per original recall, fuel tank assembly was replaced by Toyota dealership on 07/08/2003. On 10/08/2006, the same problem was encountered while attempting to put fuel in the vehicle. Fueling is now difficult and very time consuming. Only about one-tenth of a gallon can be pumped before the fuel pump automatically shuts off. This appears to be caused by fuel backing up in the fuel inlet pipe and fuel splashing back out. Toyota has been contacted and a service appointment scheduled at a local dealership. However, I got the impression they are reluctant to remedy this free of charge since the problem was supposedly fixed 3 years ago.

- Maidens, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer received recall notice 03V074000 for the fuel tank check valve. Ms. Richardson had 2 confirmed appointments with dealer for remedy. For each appointment dealer kept the vehicle for the entire day, only to inform Ms. Richardson that they did not have the part when she returned to pick up the car. Now it has been over 2 months and the dealer advised they would contact Ms. Richardson once the part was available.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 022003

Celica 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall #03V074000 concerning the fuel tank check valve. The dealer had the vehicle for four hours, and then told consumer that parts were not available. The dealer was suppose to call when the parts became available. The service manager stated the consumer wasn't welcomed back and his vehicle wasn't fixed.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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