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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,871 miles

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2005 Toyota Corolla windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #10

May 092011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 60,200 miles

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

2005 Toyota Corolla driver side window shattered. My neighbor witnessed the entire event he said he heard a loud explosion and saw that the window had exploded. I am very concerned about the safety of my Toyota, thank god I wasn't in the car driving, it could have lead to a massive accident or serious physical harm from the glass to myself.

- Brantford, Ontario Canada, 00, USA

problem #9

Aug 102008

Corolla

  • miles
The plastic headlight lenses are clouded and yellowed and, as a result, obscures the brightness and effectiveness of the headlights. This is a safety hazard for driving at night as the headlight is dimmed to oncoming cars as wells as it lessens visibility for the driver. It should not be the responsibility of the vehicle owner to have the headlight lenses replaced when the cloudiness could be due to possible defective materials as this has not happened to any other car that I've owned and any that belong to other family members and friends. The lenses have gradually clouded starting about 2 years ago.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 302010

Corolla

  • 16,435 miles
Rock from passing vehicle headed in opposite direction hit and caused windshield glass to break and glass fragments were sprayed on driver. Windshield damage included cracks upto 14 inches in length, a powdered glass area slightly smaller in diameter than a golf ball, and a puncture from 3/8 to 1/2 inches in diameter. Largest fragment of glass found inside the car was very thin and about 1/2 inches long by 3/8 inches high. Car hit was traveling at 55 mph.

- Wellesley Island, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 172010

Corolla

  • 79,000 miles

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

The heater in our car was malfunctioning, it would take 15-20 minutes before it would get warm, we took it to the Toyota dealership( roughly 03/31/2010 ) where we purchased it ( and they have done all the maintenance, oil changes, transmission flush, etc. ) they looked at the car and just said that it needed some coolant and that was it. The heater worked for just a couple days and then the heater began doing the same thing again. On the night of 04/17/2010 while driving home the engine got very hot all of the sudden, we pulled over and purchased some more coolant and put it in the car, drove the car home and then on Monday 04/19/2010 we took it back in to have them look at it again and they said that there is a crack right down the middle of the engine block and that is why the coolant keeps draining. They told us we need to have the engine replaced. It is a 2005 Corolla with only 79,000 miles on it. We were 4,000 miles past our extended warranty. They said since they haven't seen this before that they would give us brand new engine but we would have to pay $ $2274 for labor and a thermostat. It is currently at tony divino Toyota in riverdale, Utah being repaired.

- North Salt Lake, UT, USA

problem #6

Oct 012008

Corolla

  • miles
The front passenger automatic window rattles and sounds like it is going to crack when window is rolled up and down on my 2005 Toyota Corolla. There was a recall for the 2003-2004 Toyota, but not the 2005. The dealer said the problem is with the window bolt, but refused to repair for free since the recall was for the 2003-2004 model year vehicles. The issue I have is the same as described in that recall notice.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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problem #5

Jul 262009

Corolla

  • 75,000 miles
Windshield developed stress crack from top to bottom in middle while sitting in driveway of residence.

- Poolesville, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 032009

Corolla

  • 42,000 miles

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

The air conditioning condenser is mounted in front of the radiator and is not protected from road debris in any measure. Once hit by a small rock or similar item the condenser has to be replaced for about $600. A service bulletin issued by Toyota advises installation of a deflector shield which comes with the replacement condenser from the dealer. Simple correction of this problem is installation of a deflector shield before the problem arises. Air conditioning is a possible hazard in hotter areas of our country as will as the condenser does not work when using defrost or defogging on the windshield which is a sight hazard. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #3

Dec 102008

Corolla

  • 26,000 miles
My 2005 Toyota Corolla ce, the air conditioner just went out and there is no air coming out at all, it doesn't seem to be a problem with freon, it seems to be a defect in the car. No air hot or cold.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 302008

Corolla

  • miles
Since I bought my car used last year, the passenger side window has been sticking sometimes. I thought that it usually happened when the weather was warm but realized that it even happened when in cold weather, so it is probably not weather related. When I want to put the window down, it has been popping down like it was stuck on something, I don't even feel like putting it down sometimes because I feel like im going to break the window motor. Then yesterday when I tried to put the window down...the door panel was popping out as if the window rubber was curling down into the window channel...although that is not what I saw occurring. At that time it also made a popping noise which I have heard louder then other times.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 182005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72 miles
RPM's increase when my foot is on the brake and the force of the RPM increase decompresses the brake pedal and my foot slips of the brake pedal. I have not experienced an accident due to this but it worries me that it May. This happens on a daily basis. I heard this may be normal but now reading that other people experienced this, I plan to get it checked. Aside from this, there is dash board rattling, seal issue with windows because they whistle and also paint flakes off from a small ding.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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