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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 8 of 14)

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problem #131

Mar 302015

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 notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part needed to the repair was not available. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a time frame for the parts to become available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Clamente, CA, USA

problem #130

Jan 052015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) however, the parts needed were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for 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 had not experienced a failure.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #129

Dec 182014

Corolla

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 35 mph, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The contact mentioned that there was a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #128

Jan 262015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Toyota's repair estimate of 6 -12 months for a defective passenger airbag module is unreasonable given Toyota's warning against having a front seat passenger until a fix is made. Toyota has offered no solution or compromise and continues to advise against having a front seat passenger. Further, that Toyota has not considered the safety of the driver in the recall is unconscionable. In Jan 2015, I received from Toyota a D3F-1 recall notice regarding front passenger airbag inflator module which warned against operating the vehicle with a passenger in the front seat until the problem is fixed. On 02 Feb 2015 sansone Toyota advised that parts were due in three weeks. On 06 Mar 2015 sansone advised that they did not know when the parts would arrive but in the interim it was safe to have a passenger in the front seat. On 19 Mar 2015 sansone scheduled my car for an airbag inspection on 23 March but failed to perform same. Instead, sansone again advised it was safe to have a front seat passenger - provided the airbag light went off after starting the car. Not satisfied, on 24 Mar 2015 I called Toyota hq. "[xxx]" advised that parts would not be in before mid-2015 and regardless of what sansone said Toyota does not recommend having a front seat passenger until the fix is made. I appealed and [xxx] referred me to "[xxx]." I advised [xxx] that I was afraid to operate the vehicle given the severity of the problem. [xxx] referred me to "tiffany bishop" who told me not to have front seat passenger until the problem is fixed and confirmed mid-2015 as the earliest date of part availability. She also advised that there was no further avenue of appeal - she was the end of the line. That is unsatisfactory. Toyota's lack of response to this situation is inadequate, unreasonable, and unrealistic. I want my car fixed now so I can Transport front seat passengers.

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #127

Mar 122014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (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.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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problem #126

Nov 052014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) and stated that the parts were not available for several months. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #125

Mar 252015

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: 14V312000 (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.

- Chaddsford, PA, USA

problem #124

Mar 242015

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. The VIN was not available.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #123

Dec 162014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V312000 and 13V029000 (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.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #122

Dec 202014

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. Updated 4/30/15

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #121

Mar 022015

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 vehicle driver side and passenger side airbags issues. Consumer sent additional correspondence. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- Richboro, PA, USA

problem #120

Oct 082014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 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 dealer deactivated the front passenger side air bag due to the part not being available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/29/15 updated 05/05/15

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #119

Feb 212014

Corolla

  • 102,393 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while waiting at a stop sign, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact was taken to the hospital with bruises. A police report was filed. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,393.

- Toa Baja, PR, USA

problem #118

Mar 172015

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #117

Mar 132015

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 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. The VIN was not available.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #116

Oct 122014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Nampa , ID, USA

problem #115

Mar 172014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (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. Updated 4/30/15 updated 05/05/15

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #114

Mar 042013

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. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sturgis, MI, USA

problem #113

Feb 162015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) was received on February 2, 2015. After contacting the dealer, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 04/13/15

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #112

Jun 122014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Waterford Works, NJ, USA

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