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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2003 Toyota Echo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152006

Echo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


I own a 2004 Echo. There are 3 main problems with this vehicle. One; the transmission hesitates when its switching gears. This is an automatic. Two; I was in a car accident on December 2, and none of the air bags deployed. Three; a lot of times when I try to start the car, it stalls.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 012005

Echo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Toyota Echo window sign stated that the vehicle had power equipment, this turned out to be false. The consumer would like to know if his vehicle is on the air bag recall list. Updated 06/03/15.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 192004


  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving 50 mph her husband was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Driver was slightly injured.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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