2008 Toyota Yaris Reliability - Consumer Reports
The Yaris is offered as a hatchback and a sedan. Either will deliver excellent fuel economy and a very good ride, although handling is sloppy and unforgiving at its limits. Acceleration is adequate, but the engine is noisy at high revs. Stopping distances for our non-ABS equipped hatchback were extremely long.
Alerts
There are 10 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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2008 Toyota Yaris 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

"decorative trim strips on top of car and along the sides of windows came loose and some came off"

H S., CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The weather strips at bottom of windows had to be replaced for the second time. Also the strips on either side of roof which run front to back. I lived in the desert until last year and these items don't hold up as on my other vehicles"

Dennis A., AZ (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Top coat is peeling"

Anonymous, MS (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"appears the fender had been repaired as paint did not quite match and there was over spray on sealing rubbers"

Anonymous, NB (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint was coming off so we had the car repainted and 2-3 years later it is peeling again. Car is kept outside all the time."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very poor paint job. Understand this is typical of Toyota cars."

Anonymous, HI (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The coating over the paint is peeling/flaking off, especially on the roof."

Marie D., MI (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint has started to peel. clear coat flakes off. less use and less miles than my other vehicles but have to repaint to prevent rest and corrossion."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic area below the hood, (the bib?) paint began to come off and show the white underpaint. In fact the same is happening now on the back."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had to repaint the top and hood 3 years ago and now the rest of the paint is to the point of flaking off. the rubber molding is falling apart and the door gaskets are disintegrating. Horrible. my beat up truck, 2006 chevy s-10 is in much better shape and it is used for off road use"

Jeffrey C., AL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat on roof is completely gone. Paint has white blotches on roof."

David C., NJ (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust beginning to appear on inside door frame"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"5 years ago the trunk started to rust from the ok inside out and Toyota wouldn't do anything about it. Scenes than more of the car is rusting. Will never buy a Toyota again. I have a 06 Mustang with more miles and no rust or rattles"

Michael M., NY (2008 Toyota Yaris Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Various spots rusting on hood and trunk lid"

Robert F., NS (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It's a 2008 model. There is some rust at this point."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was bought used 6 months before I noticed rust which had to be repaired to pass inspection"

Anonymous, NB (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"progression of previous rust areas - no perforation"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Toyota Yaris 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"progression of rust spots - no preforation"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Toyota Yaris 1.5-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

"IAC Sensor bad"

Anonymous, PR (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water Pump bearing started making sounds"

Anonymous, IA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leak from rain, driver's side, rear quarter, drains directly into bottom of trunk spare tire location. removed plug in floor of that location to drain water directly outside. Unknown origin of leak: rear side window, quarter panel, tail light seal-to-body panel."

Thomas S., FL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"During rain storm water drips onto driver's leg from top of window"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Window seals leak on passenger window and front window. Therefore, carpet gets soaked and interior freezes in winter and fogs up in summer"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Engine makes screeching noises when it starts up"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had squeaks and rattles scenes I bought the car new. Fealer tells me rattles are hard to fine and fix"

Michael M., NY (2008 Toyota Yaris Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Accessory belt noises (squealing when running A/C or heat), steering and suspension noises (noises when turning wheel or going over bumps, hitting brakes)"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"WAY TO MUCH ROAD NOISE THROUGH ALL WINDOWS. CAN HARDLY HEAR A CONVERDATION CLEARLY"

Luis V., CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Belt squeals loudly Dealership has tightened several times which takes care of the problem for a few days and then the noise starts again"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is loud"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"leak in exhaust required repair - the first in it's 9 year life"

Ian S., ON (2008 Toyota Yaris 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It was noisy and I was told that there was a hole in the muffler. I had the muffler replaced by Midas. It was still noisy and was told that the exhaust manifold gasket was leaking. I have scheduled this for repair but it hasn't been done yet."

Kenneth M., IN (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold donut gasket was leaking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking and had to be replaced (engine was really noisy)."

Anonymous, IN (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"simple fix"

Ian S., ON (2008 Toyota Yaris 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Car was very loud because Muffler had rusted out."

Anonymous, ME (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"I comes on for a day or two particularly when the temperature is really cold. It's done this for years but I haven't been able to get it to malfunction for the dealer. At this point I consider it just the way it is."

Anonymous, IN (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a factory recall."

Thomas S., FL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS sensors at right rear wheel was bad, replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Abs goes on and off all the time"

Kimberly B., IA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had the ABS light come on in February and the unit on the left rear had to be replaced. again in May the ABS and Brake light came on. The right rear ABS needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A wheel sensor failed causing unnecessary anti-lock activation."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS on right rear became disconnected."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Yaris Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Service found that the brake pads had failed after new pads were installed. This caused other problems with the brakes."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Yaris 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Front brake rotors were rusted through"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors had to be replaced with name brand parts, generic didn't work in my car without knocking"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"DEALERSHIP DENIED SERVICE AFTER WARRANTY HAD FINALIZED 1 MONTH BEFORE. ALARM SOMETIMES DOES'NT ARM ALL DOORS NOBODY HAS GIVEN AN EXACT REASON"

Luis V., CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Not a big deal, just a headlamp that needed a new bulb"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights burn out more often than normal I think and they are EXTREMELY difficult to shange"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"one headlight stops working every year, alternates from drivers to passemger side"

John S., VT (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Failed light bulb in climate control dials"

Farhad M., OH (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"The check engine light will not go off, despite there being no engine problems, as confirmed by the dealer. It has some sensor that is shot, but it would be more then $600 to fix it, as it is not readily accessible"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The "car disabled/duel flasher" warning lights would not come on for only 1 week."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Unsure 1.5-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

"The A/C isn't cold anymore"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It stinks every single time - like dirty socks"

Marina S., WA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"just recently has the problem started and hasn't been fixed yet"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The blower motor went bad. It sputtered to a halt over time. Not realizing how simple of a thing it was to fix, I went a long period of time without heat or cooling--including during my trip across the country in December, with temperatures reaching -2 degrees (F). The fix was simple, some screws and an ounce of time. Now I have air once again."

Ryan T., FL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"It is too slow - I am already at home from work and vice versa and it didn't wormed up my car"

Marina S., WA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"When I moved from Mass. to Texas, air conditioner performance became more important. It has gradually gotten weaker and I suspect refrigerant leakage. However the dealer wants $200 just to check it which I declined to do. Will try an aftermarket recharge kit and if it works, then great. Otherwise I'll live with it as is and perhaps accelerate buying a new vehicle (it runs fine is all other respects)."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"It did not fail, was found on a routine inspection. Replaced along with alternator belt"

Paula S., CO (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water Pump had small leak"

Dennis V., FL (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the water pump"

William G., CA (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump failed and had to be replaced at 85,000"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-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

Bushings

"during routine service mechanic noted a seal was leaking and should be replaced"

Leslie G., NM (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Rear struts failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Firestone can not fix the alignment on this car"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Wheel bearings on front right were worn out and needed replacing"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Recommended with transmussion"

Anonymous, (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Car having trouble up hills"

Anonymous, (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed noise from under hood. Determined it was from transmission. Inspection found that a bearing had failed."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-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

Alternator

"Replaced alternator in July 2016 which ended up draining the battery in January 2017. Had the alternator replaced again, including a new battery. The 1st alternator bought in 2016 was a bad one"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery was under warranty. Prorated price for a new one. I was satisfied with that"

Paula S., CO (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-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

Driveline vibration

"A rear wheel bearing failed and there was no wheel damage so it just wore out in 30,000 km"

Mat A., ON (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-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

"It quit working"

Ann P., TX (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"it won't play a cd anymore"

Michelle H., WI (2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5-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

Transmission leaks

"recurrent leak of transmission fluid - have repairedx2"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Toyota Yaris 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"Had to have the engine oil system flushed and debris in the cylinders cleared twice by the dealership within one month"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Yaris Base 1.5-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.

Engine Major

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

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.

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Recalls
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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
Jan 09, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and IS350, 2007-2008 Lexus ES350, Toyota Yaris, Yaris HB, and 2008 Lexus IS-F and Scion xB vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 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 rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 1, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).
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: 17V006000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 577875
AIR BAGS
May 23, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).
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: 16V340000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1754517
VISIBILITY
Oct 22, 2015
If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. If abnormality is found, the PWMS circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is C0M.
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: 15V689000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1814284
AIR BAGS
Apr 09, 2014
If the FFC is damaged, connectivity to the driver's air bag module could be lost and the air bag deactivated. The failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Tacoma, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and General Motors Pontiac Vibe vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the steering column assembly contains electrical connections to the driver's airbag module housed in a spiral cable assembly, which includes a Flexible Flat Cable (FFC). Due to the shape and location of the FFC's retainer, the FFC could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota vehicle owners, and General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in May 2014 to advise owners of the recall. Toyota will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. General Motors sent Pontiac Vibe owners an Interim letter on June 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable. General Motors sent notices to the Pontiac Vibe owners on September 15, 2014, that a remedy is available. The recall began on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-762-2737.
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: 14V168000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1486413
SEATS
Apr 09, 2014
If the spring breaks, the seat may not lock in position. In the event of a vehicle crash, the seat could move increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 22, 2005, through May 12, 2010, and 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles manufactured April 4, 2007, through May 12, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the springs used for the seat rails on the driver's seat and the seat rails of the front passenger seat of three-door models may break.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat rail, and replace it with a new one, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on July 3, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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: 14V169000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 472388
VISIBILITY
Oct 10, 2012
If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. Toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331. General Motors will contact the Pontiac Vibe owners affected by this recall and GM dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. Those owners may contact Pontiac Customer Care at 1-800-762-2737.
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: 12V491000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2519424
EQUIPMENT
Feb 03, 2010
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
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: 10V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153418
EQUIPMENT
Feb 03, 2010
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.
For more information:
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: 10V035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 271417
EQUIPMENT
Jun 15, 2009
INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
For more information:
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: 09V223000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27080
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