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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 1 of 14)

problem #271

Oct 312016

Corolla

  • 273,000 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While the vehicle was parked, the horn independently activated. Also, both frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners deployed inadvertently. No injuries were sustained. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 15V286000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 273,000.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #270

Oct 282016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags). 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 failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #269

Sep 222016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall--I have tried repeatedly to schedule an appointment with a Toyota dealership to have my airbag replaced. I can never get an answer. I have replied several times to the Toyota safety recall resolution team at 1-888-312-5994. They also have not been able to get an answer and they've advised me to call the dealerships directly. The last attempts were made this morning and the resolution team suggested I just drive to the dealership to make my appointment since they will not answer the phone. Why is this so inconvenient" why can't Toyota dealerships answer phones to make appointments and make these changes? how can I get this repair done in a timely and convenient fashion"

- Audubon, PA, USA

problem #268

Jan 282015

Corolla

  • miles

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

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #267

Aug 012012

Corolla

  • 120,000 miles
Since the recall of the airbags on 2003 Toyota my mom has tried several time to get the airbag fix in the ponce and cayey Toyota service and in three occasion they told her they don't do that job and keep giving her the runaround and many phone number to calls. She has done her part but it seem the service company in puerto rico is not doing their part. The airbag light is lite up and doesn't go away. The car is under my name but my mom has had it since 2007. She lives in P. O. box 579 arroyo, pr 00714 and I moved to orlando in 2007

- Orlando, FL, USA

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problem #266

Aug 052016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall all dealers I contacted have a "at least one month, likely two month" waiting list for this recall repair. Considering the notice states "until the remedy is performed, we recommend that you do not operate the vehicle with an occupant in the front passenger seat, " the time frame seems excessive. They all noted it was due to a delay in receiving the parts.

- Wharton, NJ, USA

problem #265

Jul 202016

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. Part distribution disconnect.

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #264

Dec 012015

Corolla

  • 100,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were 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 failure mileage was 100,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 09/08/16

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #263

Jun 202016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall I'm not confident that Toyota is adequately solving the airbag issue as I've received multiple recalls for the same or similar issues. During the initial recall I discussed with Toyota that they should replace the airbags if there is any concern over quality. They did not do that and stated that after inspection I was not affected. Since then I've received more recalls for the same issue. I'm concerned about my safety and the resale value of my car, both of which Toyota has put at serious risk. I do not believe they are taking this issue seriously nor attempting to solve it in a timely and proper manner.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #262

Jun 112014

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 not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #261

Mar 152014

Corolla

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #260

Sep 182015

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing; however, the details of the diagnosis could not be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The air bag warning indicator did not illuminate until after the recall repair was performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Wallace, SC, USA

problem #259

Dec 272014

Corolla

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving 8 mph leaving a parking lot, the driver side air bag deployed without an impact occurring. A police report was filed for the incident. The contact sustained minor injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #258

Jun 112014

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 and 15V285000 (air bags). 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. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Backinville, CA, USA

problem #257

Feb 022016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to the electronic control unit for the supplemental restraint system defect recall notice. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated while driving. The consumer stated a week after having the air bag issued fixed, she received a recall letter in the mail.

- Runnemede, NJ, USA

problem #256

Jan 142016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall repairs 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 05/18/16

- Iron River, MI, USA

problem #255

Aug 122015

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mountain View, MO, USA

problem #254

Mar 012016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to supplemental restraint system / electronic control unit recall notice issues.

- Irvine, KY, USA

problem #253

Mar 182016

Corolla

  • 85,000 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 05/11/16

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #252

Jun 142014

Corolla

  • miles
Ongoing air bag light on after 4 recall visits to the service department, from 6-7-2014. I have went back to the dealership on every recall, in fact at one call recall they said I needed a clock spring that shorted out. My next visit they said I need a clock spring until I showed them the invoice for $493.35 from the last visit on 5-2-2015 they said I needed a computer that is back ordered. Still waiting!

- Milford, DE, USA

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