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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,886 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 142004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla ce. The contact stated that the lenses on the exterior lighting have become opaque, which makes it difficult for him to drive in the dark. The opacity of the lens interferes with the light. The dealer claimed that the failure was no longer under warranty. The VIN and mileages were unknown. Updated 3/11/09 updated 03/13/09.

- Rio Grande, PR, USA

problem #5

Jul 012005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 29,919 miles
I bought a 2003 Toyota Corolla from a certified car dealership, and was sold a car that was involved in a major accident and was not reported. The whole front of the car has none of the original parts to the car which depreciated the value of the car, but it was still sold to me as slightly used in great condition, low mileage and suppose to have never been in an any accidents, I also found out the this car did not pass inspection at the time of purchase, I had to bring the car back to the dealership numerous times starting five days after I bought it. I tried giving the car back and they said that there is nothing that they could do because the contract is already signed, and because of the extensive damages to the car they will only give $6,000 for the car when in fact they sold it to me for over $15,000.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 152005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 137,000 miles
Transmission went out, according to repair shop was defect from company. Less than 115 miles later the engine goes. According to service manager and master technician, engine looked great and could find no problem until discovered the cylinder head was warped and was a "common problem". engine and transimission gone within 115 miles of each other.

- Greenville, GA, USA

problem #3

May 072003

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The headlights on my 2003 Toyota Corolla are unsafe on the dim setting. The high beams are great, but I cannot see at night. There has to be some correction to my lights before I run into something and maybe hurt someone or myself. What can I do. The dealership and the complaint dept. Told me they have had many, many complaints about this. Before something terrible happens, please have this corrected.

- Bentleyville, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012002

Corolla

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the daytime running lights could not be disengaged, which posed a safety hazard when utilizing the Washington state ferry. Ferry regulations required head lights to be disengaged while riding. Ts the vehicle had no off switch to disengage the daytime running lights.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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problem #1

Nov 012002

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 400 miles
Consumer stated had problem with driver's side sun visor. Due to its location and/or design the visor moved the rear view mirror from the adjusted position whenever moved. Consumer can not properly adjust rear view mirror when visor is down. Ts consumer stated that the day time running lights cannot be turned off which is required by law when boarding or debarking the Washington state ferry. Also when driver's floor mat is removed from the movable hooks, dirt and debris is spilled onto the carpet.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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