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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,137 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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2003 Toyota Corolla exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Oct 152003

(reported on)

Corolla

  • 50 miles

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

The gas used in the state consumer lived in caused vehicle to accumulate sulfur. While driving consumer smelled sulfur. Which indicated that exhaust was entering the vehicle. Manufacturer indicated that this problem was caused by the exhaust getting caught underneath the vehicle. Although the manufacturer/ dealership were aware of this issue a remedy has not been found. There was a tsb on on this issue, not found in artemis.

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 122003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving the vehicle the driver would smell a rotten egg smell. The dealership has been contacted. Both of the consumer Toyota Corollas exhibited a rotten egg/fuel smell. The smell caused the consumer to feel nauseated while driving. The consumer believes the problem is with the catalytic converter. The consumer went through arbitration but was denied her request for the manufacturer to replace or repurchase the vehicle. (second vehicle's VIN- [xxx] - purchased 5-27-03). Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #8

Aug 192003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This complaint regards the terrible smell emitted by my 2003 Toyota Corolla. The very strong smell fills the entire car, and often lasts several minutes. I do not know if the smell is harmful or not, but there should be something that Toyota can do to fix the problem.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 142003

Corolla

  • miles

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

Consumer states while driving at any speed smelled strong chemical fumes in the passenger compartment. Dealer has been notified.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Apr 302002

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In our 2003 Toyota Corolla, exhast fumes with a sulfurous smell often vent into the passenger compartment. Toyota claims that this is a problem with the gasoline, not the exhaust system. In other words, when the car is functioning properly, it is supposed to draw exhaust into the interior of the car, it is just not supposed to be noticeable. The national center for dispute settlement agrees.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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problem #5

May 012003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Strong sulfur odor enters vehicle, presumably exhaust gases.

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 242003

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles

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

There is a very foul sulfur smell that regularly enters the inside of my vehicle.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 112003

Corolla

  • miles
There was a sulfur smell inside the vehicle.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 112003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Strong sulfur smell while sitting in traffic.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 102003

(reported on)

Corolla

  • miles
When the heat was turned on, there was an odor coming from the vents.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

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