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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,232 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.

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2008 Toyota Yaris brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102008


  • miles


On going problem with 2008 Toyota Yaris model 2 door sedan bought brand new 2008 Toyota Yaris in July 2008. When trying to apply break to slow down the vehicle going downhill, the engine/transmission starts to roar as if it won't slow down. Reported the issue to the dealer who were able to duplicate the problem but could not find the cause. And the dealer said it was normal. I have driven other vehicles many many years but never had such problem. Scary of driving this vehicle - especially going downhill! is it another Toyota defect?

- Falls Church , VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 112009


  • 12,465 miles
My ABS and brake warning lights came on at the same time on my 2008 Yaris sedan. The manual states to contact the dealer immediately in this situation. The ABS is disabled in this situation. The problem was a left rear wheel speed sensor shorted (code P0215). Due to excessive corrosion on the connection the wiring harness was also replaced. The replaced parts were 89544-02070 (sensor, skid control) and 89516-52100 (wire, skid control). The car was less than a year old with 12,465 miles at the time. The amount of corrosion on the sensor and connecting wires on the Yaris point to a potential design issue. A car that is less than a year old should not have these issues.

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

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