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.

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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,761 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.

1998 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Toyota Corolla:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #12

Mar 262002

(reported on)

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle was involved in a head on collision at 30-35 mph, the air bags failed to deploy on impact resulting in minor injuries. Nlm

- Cresco, PA, USA

problem #11

Oct 181999

Corolla

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Airbag and seatbelt lights come on intermittently, in July of 1999 the front and right seatbelt assembly was replaced.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 212000

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This vehicle hit another vehicle at 30 mph. None of the four air bags deployed. An occupant of the vehicle sustained injuries to his chest and ribs. Toyota was contacted. Vehicle was totaled.

- Bridgeport, WV, USA

problem #9

Jul 272000

Corolla

  • miles

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

Air bag light will come on unexpectedly on dashboard. This has happened three times.

- Kentfield, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 242000

(reported on)

Corolla

  • miles
When moving air bag indication light would flash intermittently. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide furthre information.

- Beleviue, WA, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #7

Jan 141999

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light illuminates intermittently dealer unable to remedy problem after several repair attempts (attorney for consumer). Nlm

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #6

Jun 181999

(reported on)

Corolla

  • miles

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

The air bag light keeps lighting up, and consumer does not know the reason. Problem has resumed after repair. Dealer has been contacted.

- Richton Park, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 141998

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light continually illuminating. Mjs

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 011998

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light failed.

- La Crescen, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 071998

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was in an accident, hit by another car while going about 55mph, driver's side air bag did not deploy, and driver was injured.

- Hamburg, AR, USA

problem #2

Feb 081999

Corolla

  • miles
No summary.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 091999

(reported on)

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Defective airbag sensor is causing the airbag light to blink on and off, causing a potential safety hazard.dealer has tightened a loose screw that holds sensor 6 times, but defect still occurs. Dealer cannot determine defect.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

Not what you are looking for?