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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,689 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Toyota Corolla steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 78,689 miles


The belt tensioner on this vehicle has failed for the second time. Vehicle was purchased new, and needed a new belt tensioner at 44K. The work was done at an authorized Toyota dealer, al hendrickson Toyota. The second belt tensioner failure was at 78K and the tensioner was replaced again at a Toyota dealer, palm beach Toyota. The second dealer, palm beach Toyota, found a defective clamp on a powersteering hose after repeated power steering failures subsequent to replacement of tensioner. Both tensioner failures were preceded by oily spots on driveway under tensioner unit and were likely caused by the defective power steering hose clamp found by palm beach Toyota allowing leaking power steering fluid onto belt and tensioner assembly.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

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