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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 4 of 14)

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problem #211

Aug 272015

Corolla

  • 199,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving 45 mph, the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 199,000.

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

problem #210

Aug 272015

Corolla

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 15V285000 (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. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Lincolnwood, IL, USA

problem #209

Jan 052015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was not available to do the recall repair within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure....updated 01/20/16

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #208

Aug 262015

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.

- Arlington Heights , IL, USA

problem #207

Aug 252015

Corolla

  • miles
Toyota has issued me a safety recall notice indicating that the passenger-side airbag could cause serious injury or death. They have warned me not to have anyone in the front passenger seat, yet they have not provided any details about replacement parts or timeline - other than to say that it will happen sometime in the future. This is not a solution, nor is it helpful.

- Ashfield, MA, USA

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problem #206

Oct 252014

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #205

Apr 022015

Corolla

  • miles

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

The driver and passenger side front air bags deployed while the 2003 Toyota Corolla was being shifted from reverse to drive. The unexpected deployment occurred without the Corolla suffering any form of impact. The mentioned unexpected deployment resulted in injuries to the driver of the subject vehicle.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #204

Aug 182015

Corolla

  • 166,600 miles
SRS light came on, manual says take it to the dealer. The dealer told me that the spiral cable needs to be replaced and that the air bag will not work until this repair is completed. This seems to be the same problem for the 1.3 million vehicles of the 2006-2010 recall for the same part.

- Culloden, WV, USA

problem #203

Jun 102014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 15V285000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tumwater, WA, USA

problem #202

Dec 012013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to complete front passenger airbag inflator module recall notice.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #201

Mar 152015

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 numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 15V285000 (air bags); however, the parts 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #200

Aug 112015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
There is no incident, just a consumer complaint. I have two outstanding safety recalls on this vehicle. 15V043 dated 1/27/15 and 15V285 dated 6/10/14. Neither of these recalls has a remedy yet and that is very disturbing. Especially the one a year old. We can't park the car, need it for transportation so we drive it in an unsafe condition. What if we desire to sell the car? two outstanding recalls certainly affect the price. It is my opinion that Toyota has dropped the ball in getting a remedy for these recalls. It is the responsibility of the NHTSA to hold them accountable and have a remedy in a timely fashion. Thank you for taking my complaint and please forward it to those who can get something done with the recalls and Toyota.

- River Falls, WI, USA

problem #199

Sep 302014

Corolla

  • miles
Many months ago I received a recall notice regarding a defective air bag modulator. I've tried many times to schedule this repair and each time I get the same answer: The part is not available and they don't know when they will get it. Their only suggestion is not to use the car. How in the world is this acceptable"????? how can they get away with this"

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #198

Jun 162015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. 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 made aware issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #197

Apr 012015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part needed for 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.

- York, PA, USA

problem #196

Mar 122015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rio Grande Tr, PR, USA

problem #195

Jun 172014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/5

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #194

Feb 022015

Corolla

  • miles
This form required I enter an incident date. There has been no incident.I entered the incident date of the date of my recall notification.after 6 months and several telephone calls to my dealer, Toyota has still not corrected the issues addressed in their recall notification. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ safety recall NHTSA #15V043. Manuf.recall #D3B recall date Jan. 27 2015. I received the recall letter from Toyota in approx Feb 2015( I am medically disabled) and then called in Feb 2015 my local stadium Toyota to schedule the recall maintenance.always they have been exceedingly courteous and competent when I've used them for oil changes and another recall service.they took my name/tele number and said they will call me back when the specific parts come in......which is generally what the letter does say.("..we will send another notification once preparations are complete") I called back stadium Toyota May 18 2015.they said they"will call me to schedule.... I called back again June 22 2105.they said they"will call me to schedule.... I was called by a gal from stadium Toyota do general maintenance the week of July 23 2015 & told her I was only interested in this particular recall issue.( I service my car elsewhere because, unfortunately, stadium is too expensive for my ssdi budget) she told me she would have the service department call me concerning this issue. July 27,2015, I did try to leave a complaint via the telephone complaint number but hung up after "heavy volume".now I am leaving this complaint on your intranet.I did verify that this particular recall is the only open recall for my vehicle.what a great web site this is !!!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #193

Mar 242015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (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.

- Mundelein, IL, USA

problem #192

Oct 152008

Corolla

  • 76,774 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag senor needed to be reset or the air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,774.

- Pembroke Pines , FL, USA

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