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.

10.0

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

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Toyota Corolla:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 14)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #251

Jan 312015

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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part 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.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #250

Jul 122014

Corolla

  • 25,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the sub-wire harness assembly was replaced however, the electronic control unit was not replaced because the part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000. The VIN tool confirms ports not available. Updated 03/11/16

- Ames, IA, USA

problem #249

Jan 292015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall was not available. 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #248

Jan 132016

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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- East Hampton, MA, USA

problem #247

Jun 192015

Corolla

  • 127,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving at various speeds, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the air bag compartment of the vehicle. The air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags); however, the part 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 not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fairfax Station, VA, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #246

Dec 062005

Corolla

  • 80,000 miles
Takata recall.the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator and the check engine light remained illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the vcu needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- New Caney, TX, USA

problem #245

Jun 112013

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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/16/16

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #244

Dec 152015

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bonney Lake, WA, USA

problem #243

Jan 282015

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Freeport, NY, USA

problem #242

Apr 162013

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the parts were not available for an extended period of time to receive the recall repair for NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). The dealer and manufacturer were unable to determine when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was also unable to provide a reasonable time frame to provide the parts to the dealer for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #241

Dec 032015

Corolla

  • 167,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 40 mph and attempting to avoid another vehicle, the contact crashed head on into a light pole. The frontal air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was repaired in October 2015 per the manufacturer's air bag recall. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000.

- Ashland, MO, USA

problem #240

Jul 162015

Corolla

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While waiting to turn left at a stop sign, the contact was involved in a multi-vehicle crash. Neither frontal air bags deployed. The contact was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a chest contusion and breathing issues. The contact received medical attention and was released the same day. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Ceiba, PR, USA

problem #239

Jul 162015

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #238

Nov 022015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #237

Jun 162014

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall.the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part 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. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not available.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #236

Mar 282015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V029000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The dealer could not provide a date for when the part would become available. 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.

- Westwood, NJ, USA

problem #235

Nov 062015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #234

Feb 062015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 1/20/16

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #233

Dec 012014

Corolla

  • miles
Many months ago this vehicle was supposed to be recalled to replace defective takita air bags. Local Toyota dealer, laguna hills/lake forest, ca, does not respond. When are these going to be replaced"?????"

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

problem #232

Nov 032015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V258000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Monee, IL, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?