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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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 6 of 14)

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problem #171

Mar 032015

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 airbags and belt tensioner deployed in vehicle without being involved in any collision.

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #170

May 302015

Corolla

  • 155,000 miles
A vehicle was stopped in middle of street without running or lights on. Our vehicle hit parked vehicle in rear and smashed front in so not drivable but airbags did not employ at impact. Police officer verified the driver side at least should have employed upon impact. Driver is sore and bruised but not needing medical treatment to our knowledge (at this point) there are two recalls regarding misfunctioning airbags on our vehicle but the remedy is not yet available :-(

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #169

Sep 022014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags), 14V312000 (air bags), 13V029000 (air bags), and 08V162000 (visibility) and stated that the parts were not available to schedule the recall repairs within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #168

Jan 082014

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.

- Manchaca, TX, USA

problem #167

Mar 262015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 14V655000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to perform the repair were 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.

- Youngsville , NC, USA

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problem #166

Nov 152014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V312000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/16/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 08/13/15

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #165

Jan 012013

Corolla

  • miles

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

The recall has been in place for over a year and they still say they don't have the parts and don't know when they will. It is becoming apparent that they don't intend to fix this problem.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #164

May 182015

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 repair the vehicle 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.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #163

Mar 252015

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 perform 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.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #162

May 132015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 14V312000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were 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.

- Leslie, MI, USA

problem #161

Feb 022015

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 stated that NHTSA campaign numbers 15V043000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available for repair. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

problem #160

May 132015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) in March of 2015; however, the part to do the repair was still not available. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that they were sending parts to warmer climates for the repair before states with cooler climates. The contact felt the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/9/15 the consumer stated the dealer received the parts. Updated 08/06/15

- Stoney Brook, NY, USA

problem #159

May 112015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V403000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed was not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #158

Mar 112015

Corolla

  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 20 mph, the passenger and driver side air bags inadvertently deployed. During the incident, the vehicle was not involved in a crash or did not suddenly stop. The driver suffered an injured back and neck. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 210,000.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #157

May 042015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) in February of 2015 and another notice in March of 2015. The dealer advised the contact not to have anyone occupy the front passenger seat until the part became available. The contact felt 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.

- Mount Clair, NJ, USA

problem #156

May 012015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags). The contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure

- Salsbury, NC, USA

problem #155

Apr 012015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to airbag recall repairs. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated in 2013, and never went out. The dealer recommended replacing the air bag sensor. However, they wanted to charge the consumer $944.

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #154

Aug 182014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V312000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fullton, CA, USA

problem #153

Jun 132012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
This car is now 12 years old with two active recalls involving SRS and airbag system. Toyota keeps modifying recall in what appears to be a scheme to reset their "reasonable" time clock. It is apparent that there are enough of the replacement systems to install in new cars, yet there is a continuous delay in repairing the older autos now on the road. Attrition is not a fix, and the value of my car is down with the current remedy of "do not allow anyone to use front passenger seat", and my safety is being compromised. By any sensible scale, Toyota's "reasonable time" to remedy this situation has long passed. Modifying the recall should not relieve manufacturers of their responsibility.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #152

Jun 302014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Sterling, IL, USA

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