definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,674 miles

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2005 Toyota Corolla body / paint problems

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #6

May 072010


  • 94,670 miles


My Toyota Corolla 2005 95000 miles swung from side to side and had the feeling that the car is in high winds for short time and losing control and had to hit brakes this happened over I70 for speeds between 60 and 70 miles per hr.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #5

Jun 102009


  • 68,000 miles
Toyota Corolla 2005 : both front window glass (driver and passenger) has come loose from the holding bracket. It could be dangerous if the glass come off while driving and broke, fortunately for me it did not happen. It happened to both my glasses in 2 different incidents which made me believe that there is a defect in manufacturing and need to be fixed by them or at least this 2005 cars needs to be included in the recall that is available for 2004-Corolla cars (see below link for details). This is very similar to what is described in following, but have not included in the same recall. Similar to recall 08V-162, listed in www.lemonauto.com/complaints/1_toyota_recalls.htm.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 262007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. When purchasing the vehicle on March 23, 2007 the contact was instructed to collect the keys the following week. The next week, the contact was told to purchase the keys for $200. The current and failure mileages were 35,000. The consumer states when purchasing vehicle the dealer never provided her with the master key to the vehicle, she was instructed by alfredo at the dealership to pick the key up a week later. After 10 days, the consumer did not feel safe and did not trust the dealer. The consumer had the key reprogrammed for safety reasons. The dealer states driver's window molding and coming apart, the dealer checked and advised will call when special order part comes in. The consumer has provided a copy of the invoice. Update 05/04/07

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 262005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,200 miles


Driving on the interstate at 75 mph noticed loud squealing noise coming from moonroof, under 75 mph if there are strong cross winds. Also, a rattle noise from the driver side window. Took it to dealership once back in town and they could not duplicate the noise from the moonroof since there were no winds over here and hard to find interstates close by with speed limit of 75 mph. They did duplicate the rattle on the driver side window and placed felt in the door to make the door conform better. They are also ordering a new seal because that one is deformed in two places towards the top. We will see if that will fix it. Now the moonroof is rattling loudly so they will be looking at that when they replace the part on the driver side door. Since my dealership over here cannot duplicate the noise, we will be taking it to grand junction dealership where we always here it because the interstate has a speed limit of 75 mph and always have strong cross winds. I am still hoping these rattling noises and very loud squealing can be fixed. The noises are very annoying while driving. (nm

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 012004


  • 100 miles
1. noise from the front dish panel/instrument panel. This noise is not always happening but is easy to duplicate. The dealer rejects to repair it. Toyota rep said it is the characteristics of the vehicle (the vibration noise is the standard of Toyota"?"). 2. window vibration especially when the window is 3/4 down. Have been to dealer for 9 times (3 times for the same seat noise problems), they said "nothing wrong with my vehicle.

- Centennial, CO, USA

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problem #1

Jan 182005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72 miles
RPM's increase when my foot is on the brake and the force of the RPM increase decompresses the brake pedal and my foot slips of the brake pedal. I have not experienced an accident due to this but it worries me that it May. This happens on a daily basis. I heard this may be normal but now reading that other people experienced this, I plan to get it checked. Aside from this, there is dash board rattling, seal issue with windows because they whistle and also paint flakes off from a small ding.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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