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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2004 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Only once a piece of side trim came off."

Anonymous, KS (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Outside trim has been coming loose (and I have been gluing it) almost from the beginning."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"front left spoiler clip broke, trim came loose on freeway and was damaged beyond repair"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"lower plastic molding comes off"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel well covering, as well as undercarriage cover, are made out if plastic and are fragile. When it fell off, snow got impacted in the undercarriage, damaging wiring and hosing"

Anonymous, QC (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The interior door trim simply started peeling loose around the door frames. It appears the fixative was at fault since there was no evidence that actual trim was damaged,"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The clear coating on the Impulse Red paint is peeling off. I am not having it repainted due to cost and age of car."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"trunk lift paint peeling."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is not garage kept. Car is red paint and the clear coating is failing on the roof and base paint is failing in general."

L B., KY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat has failed on hoot and roof. I will have to have the car repainted."

Erik B., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This is a hot sunny climate and the paint on the roof, front has burnt off over time. Looks terrible. A full repaint job would be needed to fix it. Most cars here do not this."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint looks horrible with chalking and lack of shine."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clearcoat paint is pealing and chipping way, especially on the front hood; the color is fading."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat is coming off. paint is looking dull and worn."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is peeling and cracking. Will start to rust soon if I don't get it painted."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"shiny protective coat began disappearing on one small spot on rear passenger door. Now 2 years later, it has spread to most of the door. I think it wore down in that one spot and has been spreading ever since. However, I love and only own Toyota's and always will. This care is 13 years old, and has not had one mechanical failure other than normal wear & tear items. Incredible,"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on hood is developing spots and deterioration"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint was peeling and rust appeared underneath. I had the car repainted"

D B., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have new soundtrack job due to badly fading paint"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint was faded in some areas when I purchased it in June 2013 but the paint had worn off in more areas since then. It may have started from being left in the hot Houston sun nearly continuously"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The hood is pock marked with tiny chips out of the paint and some rust. The front bumper and the roof are peeling clear coat. The headlights are foggy"

Anonymous, ID (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Painting is fading away roof of the car"

David F., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"On the roof and on the hood the paint is gone and the body is rursted"

D B., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Many swirling/scratch type marks on the paint surface. Seems to have very thin layer of paint"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Peeling of paint on the hood and left fender"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint pealing and fading on roof"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"hood paint chipping"

O N., TX (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat deterioration on roof and hood. Will have to be repainted"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint needs retouching probably from other car's doors hitting my car"

Elizabeth J., MA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Top coat was peeling off and damaged the paint ,which caused it to fade"

Peter P., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I think problems with the paint is due to my car sitting outside in the sun for 15 years has caused the peeling problem."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hood paint peeled in patches. I had it repainted"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The general paint has mostly held up, but the paint on the spoiler started to crack and peel within about 8 years."

Linda B., NV (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"So much of the body is rusted that the car didn't pass the Maine State safety inspection. The main areas of rust were the rocker panels and on the roof next to the front windshield over the driver, which allowed rain to leak in."

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a rust spot in front of both rear tires. I think it was because of poor drainage"

Steven L., NC (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Some forethought by designer./engineers would have eliminated body areas which would trap dirt and debris which would retain moisture and lead to rust."

Russ B., NH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusting out in rear before wheel wells. Rusting on the hood in a spot and a shock tower under the hood."

L B., KY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I created the problem, because I scratched the paint."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"starting to rust. rear quarter panel seam. not a uncommon problem for a car in western PA."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Lower rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Great car ??. If I had undercoated and waxed more, it would have held up better"

Mike D., PE (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted area in the driver's side rear wheelwell was exposed after a routine car wash. The rust was underneath the surface painting and I was unaware of it until the car wash fractured through the surface that was intact. Rusted out area is fist size"

Dave O., MN (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The body shows rust"

D B., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 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)

"Check engine light was lit. No other symptons were present. The vacuum switching valve and the gas cap was replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The cost to replace is expensive"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine check light came on. Had it checked and OBD scanner indicated the O2 sensor was bad. Had the O2 sensor replaced. Engine check light came on again. Again, OBD scanner indicated the O2 sensor was bad. Had a second O2 sensor installed. Engine check light came on again. Was told my Engine Control Unit (ECU) had gone bad. I personally swapped out the ECU with a known functional ECU. Engine control light came on again. I took it to a dealer and told them I suspected it was a wiring pr"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor Evap Contro;l Canister"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We had to replace the fuel cap and area around it due to rust. We have to replace (but cannot afford to) the charcoal filter on emissions"

Matthew C., PA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The fuel evaporator needed to be replaced due to age as well as the fuel tank that appears to have a very minor air leak on top of the tank"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Check engine light on. Vehicle fault codes found gas tank bypass VSV poor fit and seal on gas cap to filler poor fit. Replaced Bypass valve , Gas cap assembly, and Valve for vacuuum switch Bill was higher than I expected - Parts $345 and labor $36"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"the 2 oxygen sensors needed to be replaced for car to pass MD state emissions test, and for engine to run properly."

David S., MD (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light stays on, module says its the oxygen sensor."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both O2 sensors wore out."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Got OBD Diag error code that was false and was being caused by extreme cold spell we had in jan/feb and car was parked ouside. It did get self corrected when the weather warmed up."

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The sensors finally wore out, so the car drops to 500 rpm at idle once in a while. There was also a leak in the oil pan, so we replaced the pan."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"sensor required replacement"

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light has been on for over 2 years and every test my mechanic ran pointed to the O2 sensor. He even replaced it but the light still keeps coming back on. In addition, the engine idles at a very high speed when I first turn it on and stays high until I put the car in drive."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Don't know if its oxygen sensor but check engine light came on and they had a very hard time finding cause--possible hole near where they put the nozzle in the gas tank. Too much money for this nonsense."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The oxygen sensor will randomly make the check engine light pop on for a couple of months then goes away for a couple of months. Not sure if its an actual issue, but it does make it fail annual emissions tests if it happens to be on when its due for inspection."

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After replacing the fuel pump ($500), there are still carburetor issues and oxygen sensor issues I'm dancing around. These repairs are more than the blue book value of the car, so I need to sell it."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalyst converter been failing since for years now barely pasiing yearly inspections"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to have corrected itself, but I now need to use Super"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine ran poorly at low speed and engine light came on. I knew it was an O2 sensor. Scan showed faulty bank 1 sensor"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had the check engine light come on twice and it was the o2 or oxygen sensor both times. Luckily, the repair shop did not charge me for the second one"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check Engine has come on indicating an issue with the O2 Sensors or the catalytic converter. Tests have the catalytic converter being likely ok, but an oil leak is the likely cause of the light. To fix the oil consumption issue requires replacing the piston rings. It is too costly to attempt the fix to find out for sure if that is the cause of the check engine light"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light due to emission problems. Traced to oxygen sensor. It's a must fix because vehicle won't pass inspection with check engine light on"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light came on. Replacing O2 sensors cleared it up. Repairer warned may need new catalytic converter"

Angus M., GA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor failed causing Check Engine Light to come on"

D A., WA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced ck engine light indicator"

Jana R., TX (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The O2 sensor had gone bad causing the check engine light to come on. I was told this was most unusual at the mileage I had on the car(about 65,000)"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor replaced. However now have intermettant problem with engine light coming on. Told this is due to faulty gas filler tube. Toyota replaced these when car was new but now will cost $500.00"

Mavis F., ON (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light comes on and it says that the oxygen sensor is the problem even with a new sensor"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed replacing for safety check"

Robert W., ON (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"vapor control valve solinoid"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to the age of the car the sensors needing replacing"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Took two tries by good mechanic to diagnose which sensor was causing check engine light. Found problem and fixed."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"two sensors had to be replaced in order to pass emissions test; one failed and had to be replaced again (toyota warranty covered part but not labor cost of installing again)."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine came on due to 02 sensor failure. Cost was over $600 just for sensors. Catalytic coverrter eventually leaked and had to be replaced, over $1000 more."

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Went to a Third party to have the catalytic converter replaced (Midas) Since Toyota OEM product was ridiculously overpriced. Besides they will not replace the one item, they only replace the whole exhaust system which runs into the thousands."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine Light came on indicating cat Converter was shot so I replaced it at Midas versa Toyota"

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter failed, but since I plan to keep the car for 2 more years, I paid to have them replaced. It was disappointing to learn I had to replace both catalytic converters when only one had failed (California law) so the cost was $900 instead of $450"

Laabs S., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"convertor and pipes rusted and required replacement"

Al R., NH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine light came on - the Toyota dealer checked it out and informed me that the catalytic converter was defective and needed to be replaced. I will have to consider replacing it as the car is due for its clean air test"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced"

David F., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replaced"

SUSn W., OH (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light indicated faulty cat converter. Had the cat replace via Midas muffler along with the pipe connecting to intake manifold and muffler. It’s was essentially a one piece system. The o2 sensor was replaced as a cautionary item since all else was being replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"The connection between the exhaust system and the exhaust manifold corroded away, which will cause expensive repairs."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It seems the exhaust gaskets and matting mechanisms for the mid-pipe at the muffler end and front pipe mating ends do not form a good seal and where out quickly over time. I had to reinforce it to make give it more longevity."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy. Mechanic fixed it."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Definite exhaust smell inside the passenger compartment but so far unable to determine the source of the leak or how it is entering the cabin"

Robert P., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hole in catalytic coverter"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Loud noise and rattle.problem diagnosed as rusted out manifold pipe and joint"

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The gasket on the manifold leaks causing it to fail emissions testing"

Douglas L., IL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Had problem with both Toyota O2 sensor within a year (~6000 miles) when original sensors was replaced. Toyota claimed it was due to Engine Controller firmware not uptodate. Why was it not updated when I had the original O2 sensors replaced?"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Just deteriated after 14 years"

Debbie S., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The pipe that goes over rear axel that is directly connected to the muffler had rotted out. Since this could not successfully be replaced the pipe and attached muffler had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A difficult to diagnose problem that caused an engine sensor light due to an leak in a coupling to a muffler that had been replaced 15 months previously. It took two trips to solve this - after "fixing" the suspected problem, the problem persisted"

Dave O., MN (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It broke and horrible noise followed"

Neil W., NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sounded like something was about to fall off but I got it to the dealer before anything worse happened. Muffler was replaced."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Factory recall"

David R., MN (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall"

Raymond D., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car subject of a recall."

G S., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was recalled because the airbags needed to be replaced. Even after they were replaced the warning light would not go off. The dealer indicated that this was a separate problem from the bags and that they would have to charge to fix it. We consulted our regular auto maintenance shop and they said yes, this was a separate problem that required fixing. Finally, we had it fixed, but it was not cheap."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"They rust out much quicker than expected."

G S., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust system: The mid pipe sheet metal is so thin it eventually cracks under normal vibration and heat stress. I had to repair it myself a couple of times over the last 12 months, and each time it was cracking in a new location (not the location I repaired. So all repairs were 100% success). The repair at the dealer would have been very costly as the mid pipe, catalytic converter, and resonator are all one assembly. I would say this issue has been the most annoying out of any issue with the car. The entire assembly was replaced by the prior owner getting it serviced at a shop (supposedly using toyota genuine part, which is all I think you can get as there are no after market parts on this model), and after about 6 years later I ran into the problems described above and decided to fix it myself since a new assembly from Toyota is too expensive to justify compared to repairing it myself."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pipe from converter to muffler had to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace muffler, pipes and basically entire exhaust system due to rust. Factory parts were excessively expensive so we had to get non-factory parts. It was rather expensive"

Matthew C., PA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ran over object in road. because pipes bent, entire exhaust system had to be replaced as it is constructed as one unit"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hole in exhaust pipe between catalytic converter and muffler. Replaced that section of pipe with new pipe."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The mechanic was able to replace/weld a piece of new pipe to solve the problem."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 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

"Right front caliper was sticking and dealer had to replace. After market replacement failed causing loss of brake fluid"

Tom C., OH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Reason for a clunk I kept hearing. Had to be re-filed"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Kept sticking, creating excessive heat and wearing out brakes. After two failed attempts to correct the problem, Toyota dealer replaced caliper with rebuilt one"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"right front caliper was seizing up"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Leaking. Needed to add brake fluid almost weekly. Major overhaul of entire braking system"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Had to replace brake cylinders, pads and lines But car has 200k plus miles... We did the repair ourselves so not super costly"

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads had to be replaced to pass state inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Routine rear drum brakes wear at or below safe operational level replaced satisfactorily at cost of parts and labor"

Merwin S., PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced brake pads"

B R., IL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"New brake shoes and machining rear drums"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"need repair because of wear"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake drum replacement, normal wear at this mileage"

Charles B., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just needed to get the rotors smoothed out and new brake pads. Has lots of rust under the car. Mechanic was having a hard time unscrewing the bolts. Came from New York State where they have salted roads"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced pads and rotors"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic reported it was time to change the back breaks due to wear"

Anonymous, NB (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My husband says drums and pads...??"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I got over 34000 miles on my brakes!"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Beak pads and rotors replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Had to get new brakes in a year"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"I think the vibration was related to the rotor problem. It was resolved at the same time."

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"The back brakes needed to be replaced. I had never had them worked on before"

Joan H., SD (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"I don't remember the mechanical details. Problems began approximately 1 month after we bought it in March 2019. The mechanic fixed it in a few days."

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced brake pads & rotors from normal wear"

David T., MI (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front rotor needed replaced when pads replaced"

Tom C., OH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were warped causing excessive shaking when breaking at high speeds and downhill. Had to replace"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors warp easily, even within a few months of replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped, causing vibration"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Costly repairs"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warping of brake rotors"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"noise when braking"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"random rattling noise when applying brakes, suspect it to be brake bushing and guide pins sticking."

Anonymous, PA (2004 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

Power steering leaks

"The steering column required replacement due to old age and the fact that I wouldn't be able to pass the NYS inspection without replacing it. After the repair, the replacement itself failed, so I needed to have it replaced again."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"struts are noisy at times"

Roger V., MI (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts were worn and needed to be replaced, as the car had nearly 200,000 miles"

Anonymous, NE (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace rear struts"

Kelli T., CO (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"bouncing up and down on highway dips"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to very poor quality road surfaces in Nova Scotia, struts have had to be replaced both front and rear twelve months apart and within three years of arriving here from BC. Never had such destructive experiences on the west coast"

Anonymous, NS (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the struts was leaking, so I replaced both struts and associated hardware. There was no noticeable problem with ride, steering, handling, just a small leak"

John H., NC (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts failing and had to replace last fall"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"car is high mileage but I thought they would last more like 150000 miles which caused me to think about else might need replacing"

Dave O., AZ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber " boots" deterioration"

Suzanne K., MI (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Adjustments needed to stabilize front drive handling!"

Suzanne K., MI (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Serious front end vibration. My wife described it as when hitting the brakes she felt like to car was going to catapult and the rear end flip over the front."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"The 10 plastic joints had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Car made a terrible noise when driving over 30 mph. It also emitted a hot smell the last time I drove it before repair. Bearings and seats were replaced. New tires were added at the same time."

Michael B., MI (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Three out of four bearing have gone bad. (The fourth was replaced two years ago.) Car just went over 100K miles. Cost me over $1,000 to be fixed"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"2 wheel bearings had to be repacked Very expensive servicing"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"August 2014 - Left front wheel bearings replaced after I noticed a whiny noise at 40-50 mph when driving on smooth pavement. Right front wheel cheked out ok but service person said to expect and watch for failure on the right wheel"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearings need to be replaced on all four wheels"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 15 years and over 200,000 miles, the rear wheel bearings (hub assemblies) wore out. They were replaced at a cost of approximately $200. Aside from tires, oil changes, filters, and gas, that was the only maintenance cost for the past two years."

Cheryl B., FL (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 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

Air or water leaks

"Same as previous answer"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Moon roof water leak"

Bruce M., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Windshield! I keep plugging a hole and suddenly a new one pops up. To be fair the previous owner might have replaced windshield, but I have no way of knowing"

Richard H., OH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"sun roof leaks during heavy rains"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has a weird leak that lets water collect in the trunk after heavy rains. It seems to be intermittant and hasn't caused a problem in the last 6 months or so"

Robin G., GA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seal around either windshield or door leaks causing water to drip on left leg - very anoying."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Weather stripping came off around driver's side window"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"More road noise audible in car than when new"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The seals on the weather stripping around the door either didn't originally fit or shrunk. They were too small to fit around the door frame so I cut them, reattached them, and filled in the areas with no coverage. Did improve road noise"

Richard H., OH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking windshield causes water to come inside, move along trim and drop into your lap"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattle was the result of the driver hitting something in the road."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Under the hood noise that repair shop is unable to identify and fix. Possible loss bolt????"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Excess vibration. Car is aligned properly and all axles/hubs are straight . Lost one radiator mount on long trip due to this. Also has caused battery cables to come loose a few times. Replaced battery and cables in worse case"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeeks from wheels or drivetrain. Perfomance not bothered, but Toyota has tried various solutions but none that have completely solved the noise"

Wayne S., SK (2004 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

"A/C compressor failed."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped blowing cold air, the compressor had cracked and lost a large piece of the bottom"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor failed and had to be replaced."

Anthony S., MB (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The unit would not work consistently. Sometimes it would work and other times not. Servicer deemed that the compressor and belt had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower fan stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower just stop working and had to be replaced"

D B., CA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the switch for fan motor sticks on after turning off car, which drains the battery. I know it has a lot of miles, and am thankful it is this minor and solved by simply detaching battery cable"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"AC stopped working. I checked online and found many people had the same problem and was able to replace the broken relay myself with a cheap part I bought online"

Andrew M., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Air conditioning did not cool as well as before. Shop added refrigerant, and problem was solved. No leaks could be found, but mechanic said slight leakage is normal throughout the life of a car this old"

John H., NC (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had the refrigerant recharged last year and now this year it is not cooling well again. I will have to get it recharged again"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks out in about 5 months. Last fill I used stop leak. Will see how that works"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced thermometer winter 2015 air conditioner not cooling spring 2015 and required top up"

Anonymous, SK (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Not shifting properly....."

Nesta M., ME (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch was slipping so it needed replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch worn out, and started slipping, so was necessary to replace.First time it was replaced"

Dave F., ON (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I am happy with how long the cluth lasted. It has not been rebuild in a way that has been satisfactory. I had it rebuilt again with all new parts and am still not happy with how it is preforming."

Linda B., NV (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"The stator bushings were replaced, as they caused the Motor Warning light [0741] to come on which meant the car could not be smog checked. Torque Converter was also replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have a constant trouble code. Toyota TBS indicates it could be the Torque Converter, or ECM or Transmission"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"main bearing shot, replaced all bearings and installed new clutch disc. gears were OK. did not need replacing. Clutch still looked good but decided to replace disc and throw out bearing as transmission was off"

Lynne D., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to clean transmission, replace synchros and replace bearing next to 5th gear. Bearing had blown"

Gale G., OR (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"While driving across the country I heard a grinding noise while turning right. I drove on listening and had the transmission replaced while driving down to Florida. 3 1/2 days at the dealer: 1 to diagnose the problem and 1 day to get the part $3,700"

Dewey C., CA (2004 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

Clock

"LED CLOCK NO LONGER VISIBLE"

Al R., NH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clock digital display does not work consistently any more (that is, the time is not visible)."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Gas tank gage never registered remaining fuel left. This presents the danger of running out of fuel while driving. I compensate by using my #2 odometer to register the# of miles between fill ups to the gas tank fill brim"

E M., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"The socket that the bulb plugged into went bad"

Bill M., MN (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic headlight lenses become hazy. Lensesd should be made from glass."

John S., NJ (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Expensive headlights burn out in less than 1 year"

E M., NY (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"When I driving sometimes, one or more doors spontaneously unlocks. It's usually just the driver side door. But sometimes it could be other doors in addition to the driver door. After the car is parked, sometimes it takes multiple attempts to lock the driver door. Sometimes after I shut the door or pull on the exterior door handle, the door will unlock. Eventually I manage to manually lock the door or use the remote lock/unlock"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"The warning engine light has been mostly on for years. The mechanics have looked at it, run diagnostics, and sometimes got it to go off for maybe a couple of hundred miles, but it always comes back on. It's frustrating because I wouldn't know if something was actually wrong."

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 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

Glass defects

"The windshield began pitting immediately after purchase and then after only a couple of years cracked during a very cold period. I feel the glass is not as good as it used to be. I've owned 4 Toyotas and have never had the glass deteriorate so quickl"

Anonymous, AB (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Doors to small compartments on the dash won't stay closed. They fall constantly open. There doesn't seem to be any way to repair them that doesn't call for replacing the entire dashboard"

Anonymous, AB (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Three is is problem with electric window motor mounts loosening causing noise on start and stop of operation."

Russ B., NH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's side automatic window will not go all the way down in the winter. But that may have been the result of body work following an accident where someone hit my parked car door."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The manual driver & passenger-side windows are hard to roll up and down."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side power window makes a loud noise as it reaches the top of its travel when closing"

Russell B., NH (2004 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

Coolers and lines

"transmission fluid leakage from an exterior line resulted in shifting hesitation. No leakage on garage floor"

P M., ON (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"OIL LINE WAS TO TRANSMISSION WAS LEAKING"

Sylvain G., QC (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"shifting became difficult."

Nesta M., ME (2004 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The slipping transmission is a result of hard use with lots of stops and starts on step hills. This problem is probably reflect use rather than product liability"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"This has been an on going transaxel leak due to transaxel bearing alignment. My mechanic suggested refilling the transaxel fluid and letting it go until the clutch needed replacement. I have been able to deal with this problem with maintenance. N"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Corolla S 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

CV joint

"Car broke down when joint failed, had to be towed to garage for repair."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"Left front wheel bearing failure repaired/replaced satisfactorily at cost of labor and parts"

Merwin S., PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"It was something with the wheel and the axle--the wheel could have come off"

Andrea W., MI (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"relay stuck on a/c, stopped it from working"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"The AC dashboard switch failed causing the engine computer to give a high engine air reading. The Air sensor on the intake manifold also failed at the same time further confusing the issue with the engine light being on"

Russell B., NH (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"They re-sealed a leaking oil pan gasket. This problem was discovered at the dealership when I took it in for routine maintenance. I was not aware that there was problem. It cost $400 to fix"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"By looking at an area where I usually park, I noticed a little oil on the ground. I recently went to a service center for tire service. I asked them to check for oil leaks. They said there's a leak, but they'd like more time to diagnose it. Later on, I took the car to that service center for a longer period. They concluded that a cylinder was leaking. In addition to repairing that, the service center recommended changing some other part(s). The service center said they'd need the car for"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil was leaking intothe spark plugs so I had to replace the gasket"

Douglas L., IL (2004 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

"Stops reading the cd. Cleaning doesn't help anymore. Sometimes starts working again. Very annoying since I listen to books on tape during my 2 hr ride to & from work everyday"

Martin G., VA (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Works intermittently"

Wayne S., SK (2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Would only pick up one local station, nothing else. Replaced entire unit with aftermarket JVC unit."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Needed to replace radiator and related hoses"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"Minor leak - replaced before it became a serious problem"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 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

Head gasket

"Leaking head gasket caused the check engine light to come on and stay on."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Discovered a leak during routine maintenance"

Anonymous, MI (2004 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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS
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 front driver inflator, front passenger airbag inflator, the airbag assembly, or the front passenger airbag sub-assembly and inflator. The recall began November 20, 2019. 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: 928220
AIR BAGS
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 or sub-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: 229460
AIR BAGS
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: 168993
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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
WHEELS
Oct 06, 2003
IN THE WORST CASE, THE STUD BOLT(S) MAY FRACTURE, WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL FROM THE HUB ASSEMBLY AND LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FACTORY ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS, THE LUG NUT(S) MAY NOT SECURE THE WHEEL PROPERLY TO THE HUB ASSEMBLY DUE TO OVER-DRILLING OF ONE OR MORE OF THE FIVE LUG NUT HOLES ON THE ALLOY WHEEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD IN THIS CONDITION, THE LUG NUT(S) COULD POTENTIALLY LOOSEN.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL FOUR FACTORY ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE ANY FOUND TO BE OUT OF SPECIFICATIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 27, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS CAN 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: 03V366000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 381
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