Notes: There must have been something in the water at the plant where they built the eighth generation Corollas, especially the 1998 and 1999 model years.

Outside of airbag problems being reported to NHTSA, this is about as dependable a car as you’ll find. But good luck finding one; owners say they want a new car, but can’t justify trading in their Corolla because the darn thing just keeps rolling.


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1998 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 291998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Flashing air bag light - I purchased a 1998 Toyota corlooa in July 1998. Begining in Sept of 98 I began taking it to the dealership about the flashing air bag was taken on 9/29/98, 8/18/99, 8/15/00, 8/14/01. The last visit the light started blinking before I left the parking lot. I had to pull it back in the bay for them to re-fix it. I was told each time I took it in that the air bags were functional even if the light was flashing. I took the car back last month and was told that there was a parts bulletin issure by Toyota back in 1999 that required Toyota dealerships to install a wire harness on these wires in order to make them stop blinking. This was never done on my car even though all four times I took it in it was still under warrenty. Now they want to charge me $200 to do this.I was also told at this time that the air bags are not functional when the light is flashing.

- Gilbert, SC, USA

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