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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,231 miles

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2004 Toyota Corolla windows / windshield problems

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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 152016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 08V162000 (visibility), 15V286000 (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 not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #8

Oct 182010


  • 48,844 miles
My driver side window lowers only part way when the temperature is lower than 70O and the window rattles when the window is raised. VIN 2T1br3244C215045 I contacted the Toyota customer service center, and spoke with Mr. Karin knan, under Toyota case # 1011110634, who instructed he would be contact you with my issue; the parts were under warranty for 3 years/36K. I just received a call from my service manager, who stated that the repair and investigation involved removing the door panel and viewing the window regulator and bolts. Request your consideration of my vehicle issue, similar to the recall of defect investigation EA08-004.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #7

Jan 012010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Corolla. While driving 30-40 mph the driver's side window began making an unusual noise. The contact discovered that the window was unbalance and the plastic stripping was beginning to fracture from the window. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 08V162000 (visibility: Glass, side/rear) but was advised by the dealer that the failure was not identical to the failure listed in the recall. The dealer refused repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 052010


  • 50,000 miles


For the recall ssc # 80A 2003-2004 front door glass bolts safety recall. Because of the glass bolts defect, the window is off track and leave a gap at the upper portion. It makes the rubber around a window loose and shrink because a window does not line up in the right position. The window moves to the outer side of rubber which makes noise and shatter all the time. It also affect the weather stripping goes in the bad shape because the window is not at a right position between upper portion of windows.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152009


  • 45,501 miles
Toyota is ignoring the window run/weather stripping defect problem on 2004 Corollas. The stripping separated from the window frame causing bucking of the window.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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problem #4

Mar 152008


  • 62,577 miles
I have a 2004 Toyota Corolla and my front window broke before the recall. I contacted Toyota directly and the told me there was nothing they could or would to about it because my car was out of warranty. I had the glass replaced by a auto glass co., but it was not operating right. Went to toy. Dealership they said regulator was bent by not using I explained that regulator felt like it was coming through the door when window broke. Got recall notice and bolts were put in but window on driver side still does not line up right. It is starting to ware away my weather stripping and alot of wind noise comes through. Toyota still does not want to fix this problem.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 252008


  • 50,000 miles


June 24 I took my 2004 Toyota Corolla -- VIN [xxx] --- in for the recall ssc # 80A 03-04 front door glass bolts safety recall. The window appeared to be in working order, when I picked it up. The window came to a tight seal at the upper part of the window. June 25, the window is off track again leaving a gap at the upper portion when the window rolls up! Toyota said they will not replace the weather stripping. The window because it went off track because of a defect at the factory, made the rubber around the window all loose and maybe affecting the window now. I can see how the stripping has formed in a way that it might push the window away from the inner track -- when window goes up, the stripping is loose and the window moves as going up. I personally think Toyota is getting the easy way out of this. On a side note.. I already had to replace the window cause it shattered on me, thank god I had tint on the window. I took it to a private business, and just my luck, cant find the receipt. So I won't get reimburse. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 262008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 106,629 miles
Passenger front side window separated from rollers. Pop out.

- Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 312007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,532 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Corolla. She stated that the driver-side window completely shattered when she rolled it up. She sustained minor injuries and scratches due to the glass breakage. The dealer stated that she would have to pay half price for the window replacement. The current and failure mileages were 25,532 miles. The purchase date of the vehicle was unavailable. Updated 02-01-08 updated 02/01/08

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

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