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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
30 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
28 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,647 miles

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2005 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 18 of 19)

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problem #34

Nov 012014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


The vehicle was bought brand new for no apparent reason, the air bag light came on. [the onboard computer was recalled and changed out by the dealer several years ago, if relevant] [the cigarette lighter socket never worked from day 1, but I don't smoke so it did not matter] otherwise, very happy with the performance of this vehicle.

- Skowhegan, ME, USA

problem #33

Nov 142014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 198,755 miles
I brought my 2005 Toyota Corolla into a Toyota dealership in Florida in regards to airbag recall. The service department told me my car was not under recall and would not put a new airbag in. Toyota knew my car contained a defective engine control module months before it failed I was charged about 800 dollars to repair it.a safety recall was finally issued and I eventually was refunded the money but not the cost of diagnosing the failure of the part. I am hoping my airbags are not defective as loss of life is already known to occur with defective airbags.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #32

Mar 052013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The car pops out the 6th gear. It is also harsh when shifting gears, brakes have noise, air bags sign off.the car has shut off while driving and front suspension sounds horrible.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #31

Aug 292014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Air bag has shut off did not open.

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #30

Oct 272014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
I was traveling in the left lane when a car pulled out in front of me. My approximate speed at the time was around 50 miles an hour. I threw on my brakes, they locked up, and I hit the other vehicle at approximately 35 - 40 mph. Neither one of my air bags deployed. My vehicle had damage across the front bumper, left side in particular. Hood was bent up and radiator was damaged as there was radiator fluid leaking...updated 11/06/14 updated 7/9/2015

- Pineville, LA, USA

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problem #29

Oct 262014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bag recall.

- Leeds, AL, USA

problem #28

Oct 312011


  • 94,000 miles


Hit a deer

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #27

Mar 182014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The airbag sensor light stays on all the time and there has never been a accident on my vehicle. Just wondering if there are problems with the air bags in the 2005 Corolla.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #26

Aug 092014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
I do not know, but when I started the car the airbag light stay on.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #25

Jun 292009

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
5 vehicle wreck in fast lane on 6 lane portion of state highway, 50 mph zone. Car in front stopped unexpectedly. Corolla stopped in time (preventing rear end collision) but 3 vehicles (included 2 trucks) behind the Corolla collided heavily and pushed the Corolla into the car in front. No airbag deployed. Car "totaled". severe front end and rear end damage. No airbag deployed on driver side or other side.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #24

Nov 302007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 52,500 miles


I just purchased my 2005 Corolla 3 months prior to this incident and it was a fairly new car but it had the check engine light on with in the first month I had it. On the day of the incident the weather nice and pleasant & I was soberly driving home from nursing school in san jose along in the middle lane of a 3 lane street at the legal speed limit of 35 miles an hour. About 600 feet ahead there was a yellowing stoplight and two cars slowing down nearing the stoplight. I put on the brakes normally as I thought there was plenty of space to come to a stop however it felt like instead of slowing the car suprisingly sped up and instantly I was smelling gunpowder after a sharp painful jarring smack. The airbags had deployed and was a ripped up mess from my steering wheel. I hit the car in front of me and was so dazed and shocked and my wrist had shattered requiring reparative surgery and rehabilitation however it's still not ok. Due to my confusion I denied medical treatment until a few days later. This confusion still affects me badly now as I suffer from severe ptsd. The police took pictures and a report. The people in the car I hit were taken by ambulance. & recommended I be taken as well but I refused. The car had been totaled with severe body damage to the front and a bent frame that it was able to drive from the scene. I was terrified that somebody either tampered with my car and brakes or either I was clinically insane to make it illogically speed up & it wasn't until I learned of the recalls only a few days ago that I realized maybe the accident wasn't all my fault & I should report it here. Toyota corporation has done nothing to send me notifications of any recalls or problems ever.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #23

Jul 252013


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the SRS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the wiring for the air bag had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #22

May 052013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
My daughter was driving South at 60mph. Second car, going North, attempted to make a left turn on to side road directly in front of me. Barely had time to apply brakes before impact with his right rear. My daughter's car had extensive front end damage. Police were called. Other driver cited. Insurance company said car totaled. Not a single air bag inflated, in spite of front end impact. I reported all of this to Toyota and sent them pictures of the car but they seemed uninterested.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #21

Apr 242013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
.. to whom it may concern. A relative of mine received a recall letter on my behalf from Toyota for my vehicle. My relative said he sent it to me by mail. I contacted Toyota really concerned because out of nowhere my air bag light came on, my cruise control stopped working and horn. I have had a recall before which was serviced in August of 2011. I decided to contact Toyota about the letter and if it was okay to take in car without letter. They ran my VIN# and stated that the recall for my car has been serviced. I asked why I received a letter of recall and why out of nowhere my car is starting to have some malfunctions that can be a risk to my life. I no longer feel safe in this vehicle. The rep at Toyota said to go in to service center-but I do not have the money to pay out of pocket. I need help and would like this resolved for the safety of my family and my vehicle.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #20

Feb 132013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
We were East-bound on a residential street when a West-bound vehicle made a left turn immediately in front of us, across our lane. I brake, but collided with the side of the vehicle. The other driver was unhurt and his vehicle was still drivable. Our airbags deployed. My wife, who is 63 inches, 110 lbs, had her ribs cracked by the force of the airbag hitting her in the chest. Her seat was locked in the upright position at maximum distance from the airbag; her seatbelt was on and properly worn. She was not holding anything in her hands or on her lap. The speed of the impact was low enough that neither of us even suffered serious bruising from the seatbelts. The airbag was the sole source of her physical injuries resulting from the accident.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #19

Feb 012010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My husband bought my 2005 Corolla as a wedding gift. It was slightly used but bought from one of the best Toyota dealerships in our town. It had approx. 18000 miles when I got T in Feb of 2007. It was very basic and a standard. The shifting/clutch never seemed right from the start but I learned how to deal with it. In Feb of 2010, I was leaving work and was a few miles from home. I had never in my many years of driving had a wreck. The truck ahead of me came to an abrupt stop and as I tried to brake, my car seemed to speed up and went right up under the truck. The whole front end smashed right up to the windshield yet the airbag did not deploy. Insurance deemed it a total loss but it was right at the point where I still owed as much as the pay off so they went ahead and fixed it. I was out a lot of money. The second wreck just occurred on March 15,2013. I was driving home from a family members residence in the country and was traveling on deserted roads at about 3:30 am. I went around an S curve that I grew up driving so it I was very familiar. I tried to slow down, but again seemed to accelerate. I over corrected and ran thru a ditch and completely threw a metal fence. Again. The airbag, which always had the light on as if ready to deploy, did not go off. I was hurt very badly and apparently blacked out for a good while. This time the insurance deemed it a total loss and we are waiting on a settlement from our insurance plus I hurt my knee and am meeting with a surgeon next week. That car was nothing but trouble and I am happy to B rid of it but feel we all deserve justice for all the many errors Toyota has given this vehicle.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #18

Aug 302012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 41,597 miles
We had an automobile accident on August 30, 2012 in bayamon, puerto rico between 11:15 to 11:30 pm. We received a first impact on the left back door of the car and another in the front (bumper) of the car, because the car impact made it go round and impact a fence. Unfortunately, the airbags never opened, so we received injuries. Updated IVOQ 11/21/12

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #17

Sep 122012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 140,854 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla ce. The contact stated that at engine startup, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,854 and the current mileage was 141,058....updated 10/19/12 updated 10/25/12

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #16

Apr 302012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving 30 mph when the vehicle in front of me, going 30 mph as well, suddenly switches onto the left lane without using their turning signals in effort to avoid the parked car in front of them, leaving me little time to brake before crashing into the car. I drive a Toyota Corolla 2005 and the hood was completely bent forward along with the front sides making it hard to open the front doors, cracked head lights, bumper slightly detached, and a broken radiator. The air bags did not launch at all even though the impact required it. I was driving with a passenger who hurt their knee and I'm dealing with neck and back problems.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #15

Mar 242012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
On Saturday, March 24, 2012 the air bag warning light came on. Over the last two days, the light has randomly gone on and off. The car was taken to the dealer where it was bought on Monday, March 26, 2012. The dealer determined that it needed the airbag clockspring to be replaced. The owner declined. The current mileage is 111,000.

- Oxford, MS, USA

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