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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012014


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My car has had a recall that according to Toyota they do not have a solution for. I have been unable to get anyone to travel with me in my car due to the recall notice indicating that the sub-wire harness (filter) and the supplemental restraint system (SRS) electronic control unit (ECU) has not been installed. I don't have the possibility of buying another car and so I feel that my life is in danger as well. On 04-13-15 a new case was opened to resolve this issue (case#1504132776). I later followed up and spoke to sabrina (manager at the Toyota located in West columbia, SC in July 2015. She also said that no remedy has been released yet. I would like to ask for someone to give urgent consideration to my case. I feel that I cant even sell this car because this recall lowers the price of the vehicle and my conscience does not allow to pass on to someone else a danger like this. Will someone please help!

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #2

Apr 092013

Corolla 4-cyl

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A complaint was filed with you on 4/9/13 regarding the recall of Toyota's for airbag malfunctions, however, to date, I have not heard anything back re my complaint. Now, I receive another recall notice for the supplemental restraint system (SRS electronic control unit (ECU) recalls. Each time, I called the Toyota dealership (dch brunswick Toyota, 732.418.7888) and was told, "sorry, we do not have the parts to correct this issue and you will be sent another recall letter; if this was a serious issue, we would do something about it so don't worry. Well, I would consider a malfunctioning air bag to be a very serious issue if it were to malfunction while I was driving on a major interstate freeway and couldn't see where I was going due to this malfunctioning airbag issue, wouldn't you"?? this would cause a major traffic accident with fatalities! Toyota advises that you do not drive your car, however, I am a caregiver to my elderly mom and I need my car to get her where she needs to go as she has stage II cancer. What is being done to fix this troublesome issue and why can't they get the parts for it??" if I can take the time to send this complaint to you, it would be a common courtesy for someone to contact me with a resolution. Thank you.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 152005


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My 2004 Toyota Corolla surges for 1-2 seconds while at stop or red light. It feels like it is going to take off by itself. This happens more often in warm weather than cold weather. I brought my car to the dear and complained about this problem. They told me it is normal. This can be over all serious safety problem.

- Lovettsville, VA, USA

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