really awful
Crashes / Fires:
33 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
32 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,638 miles

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2005 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 18 of 20)

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problem #46

Apr 142014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


The light came on and never went out until now.

- North Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #45

Nov 132014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
A recall was made on a passage safety air bag the car was take to the dealer they disconnect the passage air bag and up to today no bag have been replace driving with out passage air bag.

- Toa Alta, PR, USA

problem #44

Dec 262014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Orleans , LA, USA

problem #43

Dec 112014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


I have received notice from Toyota that my vehicle may be unsafe due to the installation of a defective air bag. I called the dealership where I purchased the vehicle to schedule service so as to avoid any accident or injury to myself, my family, or others. I was informed today that no dealership in my area (including competitor dealerships such as Honda) have been set up to deal with this process until the end of January to receive any service or to take any of the recommended steps in the advisory letter. I am registering this complaint to ensure that if any accident or injury occurs as a result of the defect before I can receive the appropriate service, that Toyota cannot claim I did not respond in a timely or appropriate manner. I am deeply disappointed by this response and hope that the NHTSA will take steps to ensure that something like this does not occur in future. I consider the delay to be unacceptable and adding to the anxiety of knowing that this risk may occur.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #42

Sep 222014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
My 19 year old was driving back to college, the car in front of her stopped short to avoid another crash, she reared ended the car at 47 miles an hour. None of the air bags deployed. She was unconscious for 20 minutes, suffered a concussion. I contacted Toyota they said the air bag was not recalled, asked to conduct a data analysis: Stating she swerved to the right and that the dtc light was on and that we "had ample time to have taken the vehicle to a repair shop to have the problem addressed". we had the car inspected a few days prior to this accident and there was no indication of any lights on the dash. I believe Toyota is wrong in accusing us on the problem. I believe they are covering up their problem. My daughter is a college athlete and is unable to participate due to this issue, she is still suffering and to have Toyota state this was our problem is wrong. We bought this car for her because we believe it was safe. You don't let your children drive a bike without a helmet and your don't let your college age students drive a car with air bag lights indicating that they need service...updated 12/29/14

- Norwood , MA, USA

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problem #41

Nov 172014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 106,417 miles
Sir, I bought a new Toyota le year 2005 in Maryland and since the beginning I've always brought my car for maintenance to the same dealership to which I was very pleased about it. On Monday, November 17th, 2014 my son was driving our car southbound in lane 2 of Georgia avenue when another driver pulled out of a secondary road of the home depot parking lot and went directly into lane 2 in front of our car. My son was unable to avoid the other driver and struck his car in the rear causing little damage for the drivers car. The impact caused a lot of damage in the front end of our car. My son did not suffer a fracture or a severe injury but he got a cervical sprain, in addition to developing back pain, left knee pain. The impact was so bad that our car was deemed a total loss. But interestingly, the air bags did not deploy at all! if the airbags were defective as it has been for other Toyota cars then I may have had a defective product that was supposed to be fixed or replaced so they would have worked properly in case of an accident that's why we trust in the manufacturer and in the written instructions in the manual...updated 12/29/14

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #40

Dec 052014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles


Dealer doesn't have part and won't order part unless I bring the car in first and have air bag disconnected on passenger side. Explained I don't carry passenger's and don't need this done, just get the part and I will bring car in. Talked to Toyota and that's the conditions set by them to get part replaced. It will cost me at least a full day by going twice to get part replaced as dealer is an hour away from me. I hope it's not the case but it feels as if the manufacturer is deliberately making it more difficult to have defective part replaced to prevent them from paying more claims?

- Shepherd, TX, USA

problem #39

Nov 242014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Washington, D.C. - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective takata airbags... the message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, puerto rico, limited areas near the gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana..., [case#:[xxx]] the case # is the record of my call to and conversation with the recall division of Toyota usa. I have requested of Toyota corporation that they furnish me with the manufacturer information for the airbags installed in my Corolla at manufacture. The reason why I requested this information should be apparent from your site as well as from the hearings in congress and the response from takata. Toyota corporation told me on the telephone that they could not give me that information.. I find it interesting that Toyota can issue product recalls by VIN numbers; but can not find manufacturing information using my VIN number. Is there any way to require a car manufacturer to supply parts information by manufacturer's name? having worked in a manufacturing environment, I do know that such information is required to be kept by us manufacturing. I suspect that Toyota usa has access to such information. Since NHTSA regulates highway safety and I think correctly, believes that tanaka should recall all airbags in the affected years, I am hoping that you can help me to receive my airbag information since you list 2005 Toyota Corolla as affected in the recall in high moisture us states and territories. Any weather check of the past two years for N.C. should demonstrate that we are a high moisture location. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #38

Dec 032014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Concern over airbag recall. I have not been notified.

- Huron, OH, USA

problem #37

Nov 012014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V350000 (air bags). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #36

Nov 032014


  • miles


Important safety recall received in November and am not able to secure a dealership to repair. I was informed by Toyota clearwater fl that the recall had been suspended. I spoke with [xxx] on 11/17/2014 and left a voice message for supervisor [xxx]. to date I have not received a response from Toyota clearwater. Please advise as to how to proceed. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #35

Oct 302014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The contact received a notice for recall NHTSA campaign number 14V655000 (air bags). The contact indicated that after contacting the dealer and the manufacturer he was informed that the parts needed to repair the defect was not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Missouri City , TX, USA

problem #34

Nov 012014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle was bought brand new for no apparent reason, the air bag light came on. [the onboard computer was recalled and changed out by the dealer several years ago, if relevant] [the cigarette lighter socket never worked from day 1, but I don't smoke so it did not matter] otherwise, very happy with the performance of this vehicle.

- Skowhegan, ME, USA

problem #33

Nov 142014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 198,755 miles
I brought my 2005 Toyota Corolla into a Toyota dealership in Florida in regards to airbag recall. The service department told me my car was not under recall and would not put a new airbag in. Toyota knew my car contained a defective engine control module months before it failed I was charged about 800 dollars to repair it.a safety recall was finally issued and I eventually was refunded the money but not the cost of diagnosing the failure of the part. I am hoping my airbags are not defective as loss of life is already known to occur with defective airbags.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #32

Mar 052013

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The car pops out the 6th gear. It is also harsh when shifting gears, brakes have noise, air bags sign off.the car has shut off while driving and front suspension sounds horrible.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #31

Aug 292014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Air bag has shut off did not open.

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #30

Oct 272014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
I was traveling in the left lane when a car pulled out in front of me. My approximate speed at the time was around 50 miles an hour. I threw on my brakes, they locked up, and I hit the other vehicle at approximately 35 - 40 mph. Neither one of my air bags deployed. My vehicle had damage across the front bumper, left side in particular. Hood was bent up and radiator was damaged as there was radiator fluid leaking...updated 11/06/14 updated 7/9/2015

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #29

Oct 262014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bag recall.

- Leeds, AL, USA

problem #28

Oct 312011


  • 94,000 miles
Hit a deer

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #27

Mar 182014

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The airbag sensor light stays on all the time and there has never been a accident on my vehicle. Just wondering if there are problems with the air bags in the 2005 Corolla.

- Madison, AL, USA

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