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.

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CarComplaints.com 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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,333 miles

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1998 Toyota Corolla accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 072006

(reported on)

Corolla

  • 91,000 miles

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

1998 Toyota Corolla's driver side seat belt failed at the latch area where it hooks in. The trunk lock broke inside the cylinder and the drivers side door handle broke inside. The seat belt warning light illuminated and flashed although all the occupants had their seat belts buckled.

- South Royalton, VT, USA

problem #2

Jan 011998

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trunk latch failed.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trunk lock failed. Nlm

- Hemet, CA, USA

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