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.

5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 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.

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1998 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 282005

Corolla 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The SRS light appeared on the dashboard and remained on while driving. Driver drove the vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic determined that a sensor needed to be replaced.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #5

Aug 172001

Corolla

  • miles
Airbag warning light intermittently lights up -- multiple service checks at dealership and independent auto shop unable to determine cause or recommend repair other than replacing entire airbag assembly (at cost of $500+).

- College Park, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 032003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
'air bag' light flashing. Code 44 in memory (right side air bag circuit). Independent service center followed flow chart test recommendations. High resistance in harness between module and right air bag. Harness was replaced at a cost of $529. Old harness was saved if ever needed for testing.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 221999

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle has had continued intermittent illumination of the air bag light, three repair attempts, however continues. Mjs

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Corolla

  • miles
Air bag light serviced five times due to illumination, unable to determine failure. Mjs

- Bloomingto, IN, USA

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problem #1

Mar 121999

(reported on)

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger side air bag sensor is bad causing the warning light to illuminate.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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