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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
19,143 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Toyota Echo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #7

May 122004

Echo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

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

While driving between 35 to 40 mph consumer lost control and was involved in a front end collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Also, no air bag warning light appeared prior to the crash. Driver wore a seat belt.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 272003

(reported on)

Echo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Frontal collision involving 2001 Toyota Echo and a conversion van. Driver of van suffered heart failure. Air bags did not deploy and seat belt failed to secure passenger upon impact.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 012002

Echo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Consumercomplained having problems with fire on the engine. Also stated that while driving the vehicle was involved on a front collision and the vehicle got on fire which it lead into a total lost of the vehicle and the air bags did not deployed. Dealer was not contacted at the time of this call. Ts moment after impact the fire had ignited underneath the hood. The driver side air bag did not deploy but the passenger side air bag did deploy.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #4

Dec 042002

Echo 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

While driving at 55 mph was involved in a front collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that they will be sending somebody to see the vehicle, but nobody has come to see the vehicle yet. Ts......

- Pocahontas, IL, USA

problem #3

May 172002

(reported on)

Echo

  • miles
Consumer states during a frontal collision, the air bags failed to deploy.

- Kahului, HI, USA

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problem #2

Feb 132001

Echo 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 10-15 mph was involved in a head-on collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained major injuries.

- Passedina, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 112002

(reported on)

Echo

  • miles
While driving 10-15 mph occurred a head-on collision, resulting air bags not to deploy and causing body injuries. Also vehicle was totaled.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

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