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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,500 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.

2007 Toyota Yaris brakes problems

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2007 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302010


  • 85,000 miles


In December 2010, our '07 Yaris' ABS light started to turn on intermittently. As days passed, it remained on longer and longer until it just stayed on all the time. Would have lived with no ABS except for the fact that we had a newborn on the way. Also, the brake system sporadically shuttered and malfunctioned oddly under normal driving conditions. So we bit the bullet and got it fixed in May 2011. Turns out, the right rear speed sensor malfunctioned due to water infiltration. This is a well known issue and discussed in posts all over the internet. Our Yaris is a commuter car and has never been in water other than what lays on the highway while we drive in rain and snow. It is only a matter of time until the left side goes. We couldn't afford the $800 fix the first time around, but we managed. But we sure won't have the money for the next fix. It just isn't right. My argument is simple: A speed sensor is not an item that should wear out and malfunction in three years. What's more, Toyota has since redesigned this assembly-what I take as their admission of responsibility for the faulty design of this critical ABS component. How many other Yaris owners are out there right now who can't afford this expensive fix. Their brake systems working improperly? they do so not just because of a failed part design by Toyota, but more so because Toyota willingly chooses to ignore this widespread problem, refusing to take the responsible action of initiating a recall of this vital safety component. Sadly, it will likely take serious injury or death and the subsequent lawsuit before someone at Toyota cares to take notice. I tried numerous times to speak with Toyota (local dealer and corporate), but they offered no recourse other than to file my complaint. I was told the same as so many others:"your warranty is expired. Sorry, we can't help you." I am hopeful NHTSA will.

- Mount Gretna, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 252011


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Yaris. While driving approximately 5 mph, the ABS and brake lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician stated that the driver side and passenger side speed sensors in the wheel bearings were corroded and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000. Updated 04/06/11

- Hurley, WI, USA

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