really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,800 miles

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2003 Toyota Corolla windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 122013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


This is the third recall noticed I have received from Toyota. The first one, which was approximately 2 yrs ago for the windows, the second approximately 3 months ago for brake peddle, and the most recent (safety recall notice - interim notice, June 2013. This is very disturbing in that I purchased the car new in late 2002. How many times is this vehicle going to be recalled" at what point will Toyota make some sort of accommodation for the inconvenience and worry" please note, I have not had an incident with these issues. However, I could not submit form without entering a date.

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 302009


  • 90,000 miles
The driver side window in my 03 Toyota Corolla collapsed and shattered. This after a recall was done a year ago for the exact same thing (campaign 08V162000). Neither the dealer nor Toyota would pay to repair the window saying they wouldn't provide warranty on the recall since it had been 13 months since the recall was performed. In fact the dealer wanted $800 to repair the window which I had fixed at a glass shop for $130. Fortunately, my son who was driving wasn't hurt.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Mar 202008


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. While driving approximately 70 mph on normal road conditions, the front driver's side power window was activated. Suddenly, the glass shattered while the window was in operation. There were no prior warnings or injuries. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 08V162000 (visibility: Glass, side/rear); however, the recall remedy was insufficient and did not correct the failure. In addition, the rear passenger and driver's side door glass bolts detached from the window regulator. Currently, the vehicle is at the authorized dealer for repair. The failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 92,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 082007


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the windshield shattered in her face while backing up the vehicle. She sustained minor cuts on her face. A day prior to the failure, the windshield made a creaking noise. The contact called the insurance company and was informed to have the windshield repaired. She received a recall notice a year later pertaining to the bolts near the door and windows. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the recall repair performed; however, it was repaired improperly because the window slipped out of place afterwards. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 55,000.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 232007


  • 52,800 miles
The window tabs on the passenger window broke & the window came off the tracks. I took the car to be repaired at a local dealership. I received notice from Toyota that there was a recall for this. I submitted my paid receipts & they advised my repairs did not qualify for reimbursement. Recall 80! (ssc 80A).

- Dunmore, PA, USA

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problem #1

Jul 282007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Ok, once I did replaced on right side passenger window was shattered. I've paid and fixed, it was itself when I was using down the window machine but it shattered wow! unexpected happened.

- Grosvenordale, CT, USA

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