Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: There must have been something in the water at the plant where they built the eighth generation Corollas, especially the 1998 and 1999 model years.

Outside of airbag problems being reported to NHTSA, this is about as dependable a car as you’ll find. But good luck finding one; owners say they want a new car, but can’t justify trading in their Corolla because the darn thing just keeps rolling.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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1998 Toyota Corolla accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 032007

(reported on)

Corolla CE

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles


This has been incredibly annoying - a real pain in the ass! ALL of the door handles of my vehicle have broken off. Twice! Interior and exterior handles keep breaking and I have had to replace them twice each. It's about $20 bucks per handle. Really stinks. Other than that, I love my car!

- , Fort Pierce, FL, USA

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