really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,571 miles

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2004 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 162016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


My name is [xxx], I am an accident investigator for the city of blue ash oh police dept. On 8/16/16 a 2004 Toyota Corolla rear ended a Dodge Ram van at approx. 65 mph on eastbound interstate 275 at the 48.5 mile post. The investigation shows that all occupants were wearing their seat belts, however the right rear occupant suffered life-threatening injuries to her liver and spleen. The seat belt shows signs of being worn but the retractor did not lock. I think that the shoulder strap portion may not have been worn properly due to the way the seat belt was found cinched up into the clasp (pictures attached.) do you have any feedback regarding the pictures" and, how do I test the retractor to see if it's operating properly or possibly failed at the time of the accident" I buckled the belt in the last few pictures to show it better. Thank you for your time in advance! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Blue Ash, OH, USA

problem #6

Dec 012014


  • miles
My car has had a recall that according to Toyota they do not have a solution for. I have been unable to get anyone to travel with me in my car due to the recall notice indicating that the sub-wire harness (filter) and the supplemental restraint system (SRS) electronic control unit (ECU) has not been installed. I don't have the possibility of buying another car and so I feel that my life is in danger as well. On 04-13-15 a new case was opened to resolve this issue (case#1504132776). I later followed up and spoke to sabrina (manager at the Toyota located in West columbia, SC in July 2015. She also said that no remedy has been released yet. I would like to ask for someone to give urgent consideration to my case. I feel that I cant even sell this car because this recall lowers the price of the vehicle and my conscience does not allow to pass on to someone else a danger like this. Will someone please help!

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #5

May 012015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) was received in may of 2015. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags, seat belts) and the remedy was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bristol, VA, USA

problem #4

Dec 162014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 163,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle making an illegal turn. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belts also failed to restrain the contact in the crash. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the seat belts and passenger's side air bag was replaced, however the failure with the seat belts recurred. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back which required medical attention. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 163,000.

- Lawrenceville , GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 272015

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Toyota has failed to remedy the defects within a reasonable time. No indication that it will be remedied any time soon. Please look into why it is taking so long. I have been told that they are working East, South and now pacific coast no mention of the North West (Montana in particular)Toyota headquarters say that the parts are not available.

- Missoula, MT, USA

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problem #2

Dec 012008


  • 65,000 miles
Seat belts in rear of two Toyota vehicles failed to engage latch. This occurred in both the 2004 Toyota Corolla and the 2004 Toyota 4-runner. This is a safety concern as the passenger is forced to ride unsecured in the vehicle. This also face the driver to violate state law. I find it ironic that the same belt is used on both vehicles and both vehicles have the same problem.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 012005


  • miles
Consumer request for a seat belt extender for 2005, 4dr Corolla le.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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