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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,888 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #13

Sep 012010

Corolla

  • 133,000 miles

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

On Sept 1, 2010, my daughter was driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla North in the left lane(two lanes North, two lanes going South) on a state road going approx. 35mph. She was behind a 2009 Nissan Altima. Suddenly from a county road a 1995 Lincoln mark 8 pulled out on the right to cross the state road turning left or South. The Nissan swerved into the right lane going N. and clipped the mark 8 while my daughter slammed on her breaks. The car locked up, leaving skid marks and she T-boned the mark 8. her car was totaled. The air bags did not deploy. Her front end was pushed toward the cabin and would not turn off or move. Resulting in shoulder, neck, chest, breast, and back injuries with a swollen tongue from biting the sides. These injuries are all soft tissue injuries which will take some time to heal. She had a passenger. His injuries were a right swollen leg and back injuries. (6 injured altogether) my deep concern is the history on this car is two frontal car crashes and the airbags did not deploy.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #12

Mar 012010

Corolla

  • 43,000 miles
Rear end collision involving 2004 Toyota Corolla and Nissan xterra. Upon collision the car's engine was revving and the ignition had to be turned off to get the car to stop moving. The entire front end of the Corolla was damaged and the air bags did not deploy. Not sure if the accelerator stuck. Definitely think the air bags should have deployed. The Corolla was totaled.

- Lavaca, AR, USA

problem #11

Jan 312009

Corolla

  • 66,000 miles
My daughter had a serious accident in a 2004 Toyota Corolla and none of the airbags deployed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 022008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

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

Car accident:hit a wall at 45M/H or higher, air bags did not deploy and front passenger had a lot of bruises on the chest, arm, stomach and pain for several weeks. Driver had and elbow problem with pain and enable him to lift heavy weight, because all the impact force was supported by his arms on the steering wheel.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 242006

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 45 mph toward an intersection, the contact felt lightheaded, and collided with an immobile vehicle at the stop sign. The contact depressed the brakes, prior to the collision, but was unable to avoid the accident. The air bags did not deploy, however the seat belt restrained the contact. There were no warning lights illuminated prior to the accident. The contact suffered a strained neck. The police and fire department were present but the contact refused to be taken to a hospital. A police report was taken. The owner's manual stated the air bags should deploy at a minimum of 25 mph. The police officer ordered the vehicle not to be driven because the air bags could suddenly deploy. The vehicle was towed to a body shop to be later be inspected by the insurance company. The dealership and the manufacturer would be contacted.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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problem #8

Jun 292006

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,400 miles
I was driving my 2004 Toyota Corolla and was involved in a front end collision and the airbag did not deploy.

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #7

Apr 222005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

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

A vehicle made a left turn across the highway in front of me. My vehicle was totaled from the impact to the front left. The air bag did not deploy.

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #6

Apr 302005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The consumer was involved in a frontal collision and none of the air bags deployed.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 212004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 50 mph, the consumer was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, both frontal air bags failed to deploy. This caused the driver to sustain minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to a body shop. The cause has not been determined at this.

- Brentwood, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 172004

Corolla

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,300 miles
Consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle at 25 mph. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Consumer struck her head on the steering wheel and received an injury requiring medical attention.

- Queens Village, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 212004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles

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

2004 Toyota Corolla le with 13000 miles and equiped with front and side airbags. *akall four airbags did not deploy even with a total of 3 front collision and 4 roll overs on an interstate travelling 55 mph.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #2

May 242004

Corolla

  • miles
While driving the driver collided with the vehicle in front. Neither frontal air bags deployed on impact. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection. The cause has not been determined at this time.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 122003

Corolla

  • 850 miles
While trying to make a left turn vehicle was hit in front end, and front air bags did not deploy. The consumer sustained back injuries, a bruised knee and cut eye. The consumer is now undergoing physical therapy.

- Secaucus, NJ, USA

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