Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Toyota Echo has better fuel economy & far less problems than its competitors.

Typical fuel economy reported by owners starts at 35 MPG, with 40-50 MPG easily possible with some thoughtful driving. With not even a hint of any major problems, the Toyota Echo is a fantastically reliable car with fuel economy that puts some "eco-friendly" hybrids 10 years newer to shame.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
59,652 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Toyota Echo AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Toyota Echo:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,652 miles


When I start my Toyota Echo, occasionally I hear a loud squeaky noise. The noise gets louder as I increase the AC/Heater Fan Speed. It often stops if I stop my AC/Heather Fan. If I don't do anything, the noise goes away automatically after few minutes of driving.

If anyone knows what causes this, please let me now with a solution and approx. cost.

Thanks in advance

- , Regina, SK, canada

Not what you are looking for?