Roomy inside without feeling large outside, the Toyota Corolla is also impressively quiet. Corolla also has excellent fuel economy, while still posting good acceleration times, handling competently and providing a comfortable ride. The one drawback -- some of our drivers were not comfortable with the driving position. Overall, though, the Corolla is a fine choice.
Alerts
There are 13 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2003 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"replaced at 58000 miles,"

Steve B., AL (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check Engine light comes on intermittently. Fault indicates problems with the catalytic converter. Have not yet had the problem repaired"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The front pipe with the converter has a hole in it"

James B., MI (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"2 years ago the converter rusted out, the dealer said a new one cost $1500 but I managed to get one for $170"

Alex H., NB (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light, code showed converter issue"

Marc M., WI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter went our while driving cross-country. Had to have it replaced in a town while on the road"

Anonymous, ID (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At high mileage, anything can fail. When I got a check engine light and emissions code, had to replace the catalytic converter. Engine had been idling slightly rough for quite some time, runs better now"

Michael M., MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND IT WAS VERY EXPENSIVE TO FIX"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light was on. Had the dealer check it out they indicate catalytic converter was problem. Got a 2nd opinion from neighborhood repair shop. Same result. Had a new converter installed by repair shop for $650 vs dealer estimate of $1,700"

Anonymous, KY (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"engine light remained on. had to replace the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs replacing for state inspection"

Charles C., PA (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter failed, had to replace"

Anonymous, MO (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Did not notice any problem. Check engine light went on indicating problem with catalytic converter, which was replaced as recommended"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just plain went bad"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"total failure resulting in replacement"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotted out. Replaced the catalytic converter and all pipes, gaskets and hangers from manifold back to the muffler. Left the muffler and tailpipe intact as they appeared in good condition"

Mark G., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The dual catalytic converter makes for an expensive fix when they go bad"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It stopped working properly and was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"see previous comment, should have been able to replace manifold without having to replace converter and everything else"

M M., MA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Getting alarm on instrument panel. Had to dianostic and got it reset"

Philip N., AB (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"front pipe is leaking, spent over C$1,300 to replace it. If not replacing it, carbon monoxide will go into cabin when heat is turned on during winter"

Kam Y., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak at exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The system has a number of non-detectable leaks that add up to enough of a total leak to trigger the check engine light. It hasn't been a functional issue"

Michael O., OH (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced parts due to fumes,ended up total problem was a crack in the converter,finally found after numerous trips and part replacement"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"hole in pipe"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"flange joint near the axle weld joint broke off"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"one of the pipes needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace entire assembly - manifold, converter, muffler and associated pipes at a cost of over $1,000"

M M., MA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rust in the resonator"

Herb L., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"loud noises and smell from under car"

Martin W., MA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"where heat shield was bolted it rusted and then fell out"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"The flange that bolts the muffler to the rest of the system rusted out and made the muffler fall off"

James B., MI (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Needed to replace one of the exhaust pipes"

H W., NJ (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace an exhaust pipe"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust due to age!"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"one of the pipes needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"pipe rusted and couldn't pass MA tests"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"resonator rusted out"

Herb L., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"vorn out"

Alex H., NB (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer failure to change brake fluid b/c it is not on scheduled maintenance caused failure of a new brake job. Repeated failures of after market calipers installed by dealer to rectify problem were ultimately replaced by Toyota parts. Lost time, ex"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wouldn't let go. Needed to be replaced. Mimics brake problems. They should have a warning about it because when it goes it can be worse"

A A., NY (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"drivers side calliper was sticking"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the calipers stuck and cause shaking and extream heating of the wheels and tires cost $512 to fix"

Kenneth W., OH (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"master cylinder would stick and brakes were applied when driving"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"The rotors wore out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Maybe my fault for not getting brakes fixed immediately"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"they were below the minimum thickness so I changed them myself at 270,000 miles"

Paul S., CT (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both rotors warped on the inside - pads and rotors replaced More wear on the right side than left"

Oliver C., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had mysterious problems with the brakes ever since I bought the car. Dealer was unable/unwilling to fix effectively. Eventually replaced on warranty, but bakes seem to be a weak spot in the system"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"one rotor cracked with only normal use"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors needed to be filed ? . Car had only 26,500 when I bought it in 2014"

Lynn L., PA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to get them cut again after getting the cut when I changed the breaks"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Related to the brake wear, this was resolved with replacement of rotors"

Anonymous, KY (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Application of brakes caused squeaking - inspection resulted in replacement"

Oliver C., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes squeaked at slower speeds. Some brake wear evident, but also was driving in dry, dusty location for 3 weeks"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The breaks are fine, three years old and less then 8 K miles. The right front break "clicks" when slowing down. Dealership through it might be a rock stuck in the system but could not figure it out. Problem persists"

James M., IL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes squeaked since I got car. Had new pads & rotor filing. Still squeaking, not sure why"

Lynn L., PA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I went to a get a brake change at a mechanic shop and had to take it twice for squeaking noises"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Antilock system (ABS)

"The rear Brake system had to be changed at 155000 KM"

Alex H., NB (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Over the years have had break linings replaced a few times"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear brake drums and shoes. First time in about 170000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Break lines rusted out"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace front brakes. the only time they've had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brake pads wearing thin. Replaced before state inspection. This was the second time the front brake pads were replaced. Normal wear, no other problem"

Dennis W., VA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"premature brake wear resulted in having one of the the rotors replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Catalytic converter wore out and needed to be replaced. In a car with such high mileage, this did not surprise me"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"catalytic converter had short life span"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Air leak in gas tank emission control"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter stopped working"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter failed. Had been replaced about 10,000 miles ago. Replaced under warranty by service center that installed it"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"two bad purge valves under the hood for the charcoal canister at the fuel tank"

Jay B., OH (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light came on due to leaks in EVAP system and gas cap. New EVAP canister ($350) and gas cap ($24.50) were required for repair"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I keep on getting a 0420 engine error code. Only happens after 40 min, on the highway"

Anonymous, KS (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATES STILL AFTER CHANGING MANY ITEMS FOR THE SYSTEM"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Cap and rectangle rusted"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The "check-engine" light frequently lights up because of a defective guage, not a serious problem but engendering concern"

Albert R., QC (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel ca shatterer. Bought a new one"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on, ran rougher, replaced cap, runs fine"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The downstream O2 sensor was actually not working correctly and was setting off a 0420 engine code check light after I drove the car for more than 30 minutes. Replaced this sensor and have not had the 0420 engine code come back"

Anonymous, KS (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust sensor tripping check engine light"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Looks awful. Paint fading and peeling"

Jason E., SD (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat over paint is peeling in several areas of the car"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading on rooftop began in last year"

Kenneth B., AL (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint is fading on plastic front grill"

Martin W., MA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint is coming off- we maintain our vehicles well"

Anonymous, LA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I was rear ended and after the repair the paint didn't stick to the new trunk lid. I had it painted twice and it is still peeling"

Joseph R., OH (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is peeling"

Michael S., CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the clear coating is gone, just flat paint left"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is peeling and the whole car will need to be re-painted"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"in the last two years, several major rust spots emerged"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rocker panels (below doors) have rusted so badly that I use colour coordinated duct tape to cover them"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the heat shield between the gas tank and muffler, the straps holding up the gas tank and I chose to replace the muffler system with a Walker advantage muffler system. I did not have to replace the muffler system this year but it loo"

Ronald G., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brake shields & rear fender wheel well, drivers side"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the driver's and passenger's side floors - due to rust. (front only)"

Anonymous, PE (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The body is rusted every where: hood, door locks, truck door. The truck failed to close few times a year"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Tire wear was very uneven on rear tires...losing 50% of tread on new tires in 6 mos. Turns out REAR suspension was badly off. Paid about $400 to have it realigned, then transmission self-destructed. Junking the car after alignment and new tires...r"

David W., MI (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Slight pull to the right,noticeable tire wear"

Michael P., AZ (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Have not had it fixed yet"

Robert G., LA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bushings & suspension needed major repair"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car made a clunking noise when backing up; the bushings needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts leaks caused some noise"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger front strut was leaking. Both front struts were replaced"

Jim S., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"even after replacing all those items its hard to keep the alignment, tires wear easily"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Had to replace a front wheel bearing"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing needed replacement after only 2 years since it was replaced the first time. Driver front bearing is original. Both rear wheel bearings were replaced in 2009"

Anonymous, SK (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump had to be replaced"

Jim S., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"after 10 years of normal driving, we had to replace the entire front end, tie rods linkages shocks etc"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Original rack / pinion changed 2 yrs ago. Last fall, rack & pinoion had to be changed again"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"Car has had a suspension vibration at speed. Wheel balancing has not resolved this. Dealer can find no problems"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Interior lights

"Light failed on console indicating which gear selected"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights in central column blink out intermittently and the connections have been inspected by techs on (3) three occasions with no resolution"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It no longer is operating"

Anonymous, ME (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Just a fuse I replaced myself!"

Deirdre P., NY (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Lights have gone out to some of the gages so it may be difficult to see at night"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a engine light that stays on constantly (orange in color)"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlight switch module turned itself on in cold weather draining battery. Required replacing headlight switch module and running lights relay $700"

James V., CO (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The headlight covers/lens are very cloudy and make the headlights significantly less powerful.. Could be due to road salt? They should be made from a material that can withstand that"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stock headlights give poor visibility"

Michael G., PA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both low beam bulbs had to be replaced (approximately two months apart)"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side low beam required multiple visits to dealer to repair a wiring failure"

John C., AL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"One headlight bulb had to be changed"

Alex H., NB (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had to change a bulb on my Corolla twice in the past 2 years. 1 time the socket was bad and needed to be replaced. The other time the bulb died. This hasn't happened at all on my Honda Accord in the same period of time"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear tail lights/dashboard lights flickered off and on when going over bumps. believe it was a bad ground connection corrected by disconnecting and reconnecting the wire harness at the control module. (oxidation?)"

Jay B., OH (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Rain water comes in from a corner of the drivers side window closer to the sun visor then the window itself"

Henry W., NJ (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cooling system water pump leak - pump replaced at about $Can550 plus tax note total cost given below is $Can"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"wheel well shields came loose"

Steve B., AL (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Left Rear Door Weather Seal"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace weather-stripping around windows 4 years ago. Started to leak again. Slightly noisy at high speed"

Jerome S., FL (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver-side door leaks when it rains. Dealer has failed to repair"

J W., MO (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sway bar linkage and right rear wheel bearings replaced by local shop for $355.00 after dealer mis-diagnosed problem of rear brakes and front struts. Local shop saved me about $1200.00 by properly diagnosing and repairing problem which is described in first sentenced"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A broken muffler, and a worn wheel bearing"

Albert R., QC (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Drive belt squeeking. Drivebelt was replaced; removed & replaced serpentine belt"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling noises after extensive maintenance - tune-up, new brakes, oil change, and other fluids at Sears. Took to dealer for correction at additional cost. Rattle is gone but occasionally squeaks"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear wheel bearing had to be changed"

Francois Q., QC (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks when tapping brakes or turning at slow speeds"

Dave-Anne C., MN (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"engine mount needs replacing. / Minor oil leak on seal - replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"I believe the wind noise is coming from the driver's side door. It is so loud that sometimes I can't hear the radio"

Anonymous, ID (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"Leaves oil on the ground beneath the engine. Not sure where in the engine the leak is coming from"

Anonymous, ID (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Consistent oil leak"

Shelley H., TX (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"oil leak - oil pan resealed at about $Can350 plus tax"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"You could see the oil leak on the rear exhaust pipe"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Very very very slow burning oil leak"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Repair of oil line was necessary"

Dave-Anne C., MN (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Some leaking of oil onto my garage floor. I just make sure I check the oil and refill"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil pan gasket leaks heavily"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"engine idle too low. Replace sensor"

Robert N., FL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light has flashed on and hasn't been repaired, since it may require expensive repair the inspection sticker has expired so the other auto has been used until ready to spend the money to fix"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"Fuel tank developed a hole"

Anonymous, NS (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"mechanic said noise is likely compressor bearing or pulley. since AC. still functions, , I've not yet gotten a repair estimate. recent mechanical inspection indicated no other issues w car! My third Toyota..all wonderfully reliable"

Catherine N., OH (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 14 years of use, the compressor died. Seems good to me"

Charles W., NC (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"started working intermittently, then fully. changed out compressor and checked for leaks. the same thing 1 year later. I got lucky this time as it was an "inexpensive" relay only. naturally these occur when it is hot and not cold, right?"

Mark D., CT (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced AC relay, AC was not working"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor relay blown. Replacement from dealer is $120"

Dwayne T., NL (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning just stopped working. It wouldn't even blow hot air anymore"

Joseph M., WA (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"doesnt work"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"AC issues"

Shelley H., TX (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"leaking"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"I spent about $800 on replacing several hoses that finally resolved the leak. Repairs were done at Toyota"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radiator developed a leak which required replacing the radiator"

Patrick F., MN (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"Without any warning or incident, the transmission spline and clutch were destroyed requiring $3800 repair, which is more than the blue book, so I am junking the car (after new tires & $300 rear alighment) for $550!"

David W., MI (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Felt slipping and stiffness in clutch. Clutch plate / disc worn out. Replaced assembly"

Mark G., ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"full clutch replacement - flywheel, clutch, pressure plate and bearings"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"chronic fifth gear problem apparently in many Toyota 2003 manual drives"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed, was replaced by a rebuilt transmission at an AAA approved garage"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"lost 3rd gear and installed a rebuilt manual transmission"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Started making a rattling sound at high RPM. Sounded like some parts were loose. We were told it was a problem with a lot of Corollas from that year. Had to have the transmission rebuilt"

Curtis B., VA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission had to be rebuilt"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Barings in manual transmission failed and transmission was replaced. Appears to be a common problem for this year corolla and Matrix with 5 spd manual transmission"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bearing Faiure"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Windows

"Drivers window has been a problem for several years. There was a recall to fix automatic windows - repair has not been successful"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side window manual crank became impossible to move. Some part or parts had to be replaced"

Thomas K., CT (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior fabric has come apart and windows do not roll down easily..shoddy interior doors"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear windows do not operate (might need lubrication)"

Michael S., CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Doors or sliding doors

"the rust"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Truck doors failed to close few times a year. We had to slap the door few times until we get the lock"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Locks freeze in cold weather on driver's side mostly"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"trunk latch broke"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"Brushes wear out every 5 years"

Anonymous, LA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter replaced at 180000 miles. Not bad"

Michael G., PA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to install a new starter on the car"

Frederick M., CA (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter failed at 209,605 miles and had to be replaced at a cost of $252.81"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"An ignition coil failed. Car ran poorly"

Leonard J., CO (2003 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"An electronic sensor responsible for sending electricity to the cylinders stopped working and the engine just stalled. Was repaired in less than an hour for less than 100$"

Francois Q., QC (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

"finally the rings are letting gasses into the oil side of the engine. (blow by)"

Martin V., MI (2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"I had to replace it"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"I suspected wheel bearing with vibration and noise coming from driveline. After rotating tires, shop thought it was transmission, referred to trans repair shop, they found right rear wheel bearing bad and replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD player failed. Replaced"

Douglas K., CA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"A poorly designed plastic grommet (maximum 25 cents) caused a $500 transmission repair plus towing fee which shd have not been needed. Older (1999) Toyota Avalon with many more miles never had this problem"

Robert B., FL (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Seems to go bad every 5 years of so"

Anonymous, LA (2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger air bag inflator or the air bag assembly using an alternate inflator, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928203
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Aug 28 2019
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2003-2008 Corolla, 2005-2008 Corolla Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles equipped with a front passenger air bag assembly replaced under a prior recall. The air bag may not unfold as designed during inflation under high temperature conditions, possibly resulting in the air bag not inflating properly.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly, free of charge. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are K1Q and K0Q. Pontiac owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is N192273760.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V627000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 219000
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Dec 12 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 23, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus). Note: This recall includes vehicles that have had their air bag previously replaced under an earlier air bag campaign.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V883000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 168922
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015, that they are recalling 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. On June 16, 2015 Toyota expanded the recall to cover an additional 769,055 vehicles, including certain model year 2002-2004 Lexus SC, Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Corolla, Pontiac Vibe, and Toyota Tundra vehicles, as well the vehicles covered by the May 13, 2015 notification in the portions of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas that were not previously included. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota began the recall on July 13, 2015. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. GM began the recall on June 29, 2015. NOTE: This recacll supersedes recall 14V-655 in its entirety. For vehicles located in the U.S. states not listed above, please see Toyota recall 15V-285 which covers all other U.S. states.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V286000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1069055
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015 that they are recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004, and 2003-2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004. On June 16, 2015, Toyota expanded the recall to include an additional 1,270,468 vehicles, including model year 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 Sequoia, 2005-2006 Tundra, 2003-2007 Corolla, 2003-2007 Corolla Matrix, 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe and 2002-2007 Lexus SC vehicles. This is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. The recall began on July 13, 2015. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac owners may call 1-800-762-2737. NOTE: This recall supersedes recall 14V-312 in its entirety.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V285000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1973468
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Jan 28 2015
Inadvertent deployment of the air bags or the seat belt pretensioners increases the risk of an injury or crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla vehicles manufactured December 28, 2001, to May 2, 2004, 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix vehicles manufactured January 6, 2002, to April 29, 2004, 2003-2004 Avalon vehicles manufactured June 5, 2002, to December 20, 2004, and 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe vehicles manufactured January 18, 2002, to April 27, 2004. Due to electrical noise, a component in the air bag control module may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge. The recall began on August 24, 2015. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. GM issued an interim notification to owners on March 27, 2015. The recall began on August 24, 2015. Pontiac owners may call 1-800-620-7668. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 13V-029 and 14V-147. Vehicles that had a noise filter installed as the remedy for one of those campaigns need to have the air bag control module replaced under this campaign.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1006849
AIR BAGS
Jan 30 2013
Inadvertent deployment of the airbags or the seat belt pretensioners may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles and 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The supplemental restraint system (SRS) circuits are susceptible to internal shorting. The electrical short may create an abnormal current flow and increased heat which can damage the circuits. This could result in an inadvertent deployment of the front airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners.
What should you do:
Toyota will re-notify their owners who have already had their vehicles repaired with a noise filter, but did not receive a new airbag control module, and General Motors will re-notify theirs. Dealers previously installed a supplemental harness containing an electrical filter between the airbag control module and its wire harness, free of charge. Dealers will replace the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on March 13, 2013. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for second notices. For more information, Toyota owners may call 1-800-331-4331 and Pontiac owners may call 1-800-620-7668.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V029000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 887709
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
Apr 10 2008
THE DOOR GLASS MAY SEPARATE FROM THE WINDOW REGULATOR, BIND AND SHATTER DURING OPERATION OF THE POWER WINDOWS, CAUSING DRIVER DISTRACTION AND/OR INJURY.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 662,178 MY 2003-2004 COROLLA, COROLLA MATRIX AND PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER WINDOWS. THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER DOOR GLASS BOLTS MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF, CAUSING THE DOOR GLASS TO SEPARATE FROM THE WINDOW REGULATOR. DUE TO THE COMPONENTS BECOMING LOOSE AND POSSIBLY RATTLING, AN ABNORMAL NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE DRIVER AND /OR FRONT PASSENGER DOOR WHEN OPERATING THE POWER WINDOWS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER DOOR GLASS BOLTS WITH NEWLY DESIGNED BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 16, 2008 TO TOYOTA OWNERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 21, 2008, FOR PONTIAC OWNERS. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371 OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 80A/GM RECALL NO. 07273.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V162000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 662178
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TRADESONIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRADESONIC AT 626-934-8884.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4029
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 13 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
ANZO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ANZO USA AT 909-468-3688.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292000
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Mar 11 2002
IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN THIS CONDITION, ONE OR MORE OF THE FOUR BOLTS COULD COME LOOSE, CAUSING AN ABNORMAL NOISE FROM THE REAR AXLE AREA. IN THE EVENT THAT ALL FOUR BOLTS LOOSEN COMPLETELY, SEPARATION OF THE REAR BRAKE AND HUB ASSEMBLY FROM THE REAR AXLE CARRIER COULD OCCUR, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Summary:
ON PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN) STARTING WITH 1NX ONLY AND BUILT FROM JANUARY 8 THROUGH FEBRUARY 13, 2002, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE BOLTS THAT JOIN THE REAR BRAKE AND HUB ASSEMBLY TO THE REAR AXLE CARRIER TO BE LOOSE DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIGHTENING DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL PROPERLY TIGHTEN THE BOLTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 21, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V074001
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8483
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