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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
34 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
36 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,294 miles

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2003 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 10 of 14)

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problem #91

Jan 272015

Corolla

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) however, the part was not available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brunswick, ME, USA

problem #90

Jan 272015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #89

Jan 262015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V312000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pacoima , CA, USA

problem #88

Dec 012014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

I have received multiple recall notices about replacing air bag inflators for my vehicle. On December 1st 2014 I had an appointment made to get the car looked at. They said when making the appointment that the car needs to be inspected right away to see if the faulty air bags were in our car. When I got to the dealership they refused to look at the car and they said the car is safe to drive and there is nothing they could do for me and turned us away. I just received another recall notice from Toyota stating that based on their records I did not get the car serviced for the recall that was updated in June 2014 which called for these airbag inflators to be replaced regardless of inspection results and they recommend that the car is not driven with passengers in the front seat until the air bags are replaced!!! this is becoming very frustrating and seeing that this car is the primary vehicle of transportation for our family now we should not have front seat passengers until parts become available which is not feasible, so now we have to run the risk of being severely injured or worse because this recall is not being handled properly by Toyota and this dealership which is unacceptable. Basically the car should not be on the road and they need to step up and provide alternate means of transportation until the car is safe to drive the dealership that refused service is boch Toyota South 620 S Washington street attleboro MA 02761 please help!

- Swansea , MA, USA

problem #87

Jan 202015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer to be serviced under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V350000 (air bags). The dealer informed that the recall repair was performed for the front passenger side air bag however, the technician stated that the stem under the steering wheel was unable to connect properly causing the air bag warning light to remain illuminated and if a crash occurred the air bags might not deploy. The dealer advised the contact that additional repairs not included in the recall were necessary. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Indianola, MS, USA

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problem #86

Jan 212015

Corolla

  • 250,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving at 48 mph, the vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the right shoulder and the neck that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) and believed the failure was related to the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 250,000.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #85

Jan 222015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000: (air bags) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 6/8/15 updated 11/6/15

- Logan, OH, USA

problem #84

Sep 292014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Port Monmouth, NJ, USA

problem #83

Dec 022014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Failure by 2 Toyota dealers (1 in nc & 1 in md) to replace the front passenger airbag inflator module as indicated by safety recall. Both dealerships were grossly lacking knowledge of the recall and information about the availability of replacement parts. We were given misinformation on different occasions by both dealerships and the Toyota customer experience center about what was to be done and when it could happen. Basically, they don't know when Toyota will have replacement parts available and have no indication of a timeline for the repair. We were even offered the option of having the airbag re-activated while waiting for the parts...this is in direct contradiction to the safety recall instructions. Very disturbing!

- Stevensville, MD, USA

problem #82

Aug 082012

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 13V133000 (air bags). However, the parts needed were not available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. Also, the dealer was unable to provide a time frame of when the parts would become available in order to remedy the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #81

Dec 012014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2003 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to recall ssc door front passenger airbag letter. The consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. But, he has since received another recall letter.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #80

Dec 022014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V350000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

problem #79

Nov 152014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
The owner was informed by Toyota Corp. In a letter of a front passenger airbag recall in early 2014. The owner has taken the car to a local Toyota dealership to have the airbag recall addressed twice this year. At the first service appointment, the owner was told that a replacement part would arrive at some point, and that he would be notified by a letter from Toyota Corp. No such letter has arrived yet. At the second service appointment, the owner was offered the choice between having the airbag disabled or enabled. The dealership could not provide any information on whether or when the airbag issue could be finally fixed. It is extremely disappointing, frustrating, and worrisome to me that it is acceptable to the NHTSA, Toyota Corp., and takata Corp. For this problem to linger without a solution for so long, especially when driver deaths have occurred, which may be related to the faulty airbags. The owner respectfully asks: When will the replacement part be made available?

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #78

Dec 282013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
I received a recall notice in the mail regarding the airbags for my Toyota Camry. I took my car to the dealership (courtesy Toyota on 436 in orlando) for this repair. Shortly thereafter, the airbag warning light came on. I returned to the dealership to check why the light was illuminated on the dash. I was told it just needed to be reset. When I left the dealership, the light was off, but after driving about 10 miles it came back on. I subsequently took my car to a different dealership and was told that the airbag was "bad" and it would cost approximately $600 to replace it. Since the warning light only came on after the dealership addressed the recall, I suspect that something wasn't done correctly. Please help! thank you.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #77

May 062014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
I have my Toyota Corolla 2003 air bag light on for 3 months now, there is no recall activated or the bottom line there is no letter or a message to inform me that my car has to be fixed. I drive 150 miles a day and the risk is higher since the air bag are not functional. Why do we have to wait for a crash and death occurs then push for activation for recall. On your website you suggested to call Toyota service, I did, I have to pay for the fix. Not sure where to go at this point. **** the incident date above is the date that the airbag light turned on.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #76

Feb 252014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
Breastbone snapped in two, suspect air bag had too much force.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #75

Nov 032014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to front passenger airbag inflator module recall notice. The consumer stated he received two recall notices. However, the part was not available.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #74

Oct 232014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 13V029000 (air bags). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #73

Sep 052014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 210,110 miles
On the day of September 04/2014 I was driving my Toyota Corolla 2003 to go work and after few minutes of driving car was start shaking too much and stopped at middle of the street. I tried to start the engine again but it was good with no problem but I found at the dash board light was showing air bags light. On September 12/2014 I went to local Toyota dealer to inspect the problem but they found air bags spiral cable is damage, they also notify me faulty fuel system. It is very much cost effective for me to repair.

- East Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #72

Oct 212014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Guayama , PR, USA

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