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 a few engine related issues for the 1999, these are about as dependable a car as you’ll find. And remember most of these cars have 200k miles on them by now. 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:
No data
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1999 Toyota Corolla accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1999 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162002

(reported on)

Corolla CE

  • 38,000 miles


I have been having constant problems with the power door locks on my car unlocking when they're not supposed to, either when I'm driving, or after the security system (SecuriKey+, distributor installed) has been activated. Also, power lock button on driver's door occasionally fails to unlock the doors. When the doors are unlocked, I can sometimes hear the mechanism within the doors “clicking”, even when the car is turned off. I have taken it to two Toyota service departments seven times since last November. All "repairs" have been temporary, lasting from two months to two weeks. I get a different diagnosis each time. The actuator is the only part that Toyota has replaced. Though I’ve only been out a $72 diagnostic fee, a lot of my time has been wasted trying to get this fixed.

- , Dallas, TX, USA

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