really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,250 miles

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2005 Toyota Corolla body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 132016


  • 230,000 miles


Air bags did not go off in a hard collision with a deer. Covering of bumper gone, hood bent 18"+-, radiator pushed into engine, frame bent on driver's side in front of the door. Car not driveable and yet the air bags did not deploy. State farm has the car policy 182 5776-C28-23A. Police report bec icr 16-17141, blue earth county, mn state farm claim 23-0177-0W2. This vehicle has been owned by family members since purchased new. Our concern is that the air bag did not go off and it possibly was unhooked.

- Vernon Center, MN, USA

problem #3

Aug 132014


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the front passenger side window switch became inoperable. As a result, the window failed to open. In addition, the contact stated the trunk failed to unlatch from inside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 192011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Linear progression of the old (un-resolved, since 2007) issues of the Toyota Corolla 2005 sedan and lack of adequate customer support and response: A. poor workman ship B. material used C.improper quality control at the factory/shop floor D.a combination of all the above. A complaint has also been registered with better business bureau of the southland, Inc., ca (id #[xxx]) and the complete details could be provided upon receipt of a contact email id. Most sincerely, Toyota customer information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Saipan, NN, USA

problem #1

Aug 012008


  • miles
I bought my car in 2004 brand new zero mileages on it. It is Toyota Corolla 2005. I never had any front end accident. Problem is the original color of my car is coming out. It starts coming off from front. I think it had paint defect. Paint is coming off from different sides of the front. The original color is gray and now some parts are coming white. I don't know what do to because it looks ugly and I never wanted my car to be like this.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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