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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Toyota Echo electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042015

Echo 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Echo. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator was illuminated and the horn became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000. MA 10/8 updated 3/22/16

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 012003


  • 10,000 miles
Ever since I bought this car brand new I have had a problem with the speaker wire shorting and getting hot. I once had to call the fire dept because the speaker was so hot to the touch. I am still having that problem and just cut the wire again due to sparking. I took the car to freeman Toyota in santa rosa, ca where I got it and they rewired the speakers. That did not fix the problem, and I do not know what to do next.

- Fort Bragg, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 252005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Owner had been driving for approximately 35 minutes before arriving to work. The vehicle was parked for approximately 15 minutes before another co-worker noticed that flames were coming from under the hood. The fire department was notified and they extinguished the fire. Vehicle was inoperable. The entire passenger side of the vehicle was burned.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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