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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,200 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.

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2003 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012013


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the gear selector light would not illuminate and he was unable to determine what position the gear selector was in. The vehicle was not repaired. The contacted informed the manufacturer of the defect. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Port Jefferson, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 202005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,400 miles
Toyota Corolla le 2003. Parked in a multi-story parking lot. Put the gear in park. Next thing car accelerated and smashed into pillar. Called Toyota, who claimed that such incidents have been reported and investigated by NHTSA, and that driver error was the cause. I am sure the car was in park and about to switch off. Nobody hurt, but damage to car in excess of $4500. It is in the shop.

- Euless, TX, USA

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