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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
21 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,673 miles

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2008 Toyota Yaris seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #27

Oct 012014

Yaris 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2008 Toyota Yaris. Consumer writes in regards to air bag recall notice. The consumer would like to get the recall rectified.

- Waycross, GA, USA

problem #26

Sep 232014

Yaris

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V168000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V169000 (seats). The contact stated that the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #25

Sep 172014

Yaris

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph going around a curve, the vehicle lost power steering. The steering wheel seized and excessive force on the steering wheel was required. As a result, the contact went into oncoming traffic, the vehicle flipped and crashed into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained neck and back injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 14V168000 (air bags). The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Boyes Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #24

May 012014

Yaris

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the air bag warning light indicated that the driver frontal air bag was not activated. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 14V168000 (air bags). However, the parts were not available. The contact believes that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the second letter would be sent out within one to two months. The letter did not guarantee that the part would be available for repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #23

Jun 012014

Yaris

  • 56,736 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V168000 (air bags). However, the parts needed were not available. The contact believes that the manufacturer had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 56,736.

- Bayamoon , PR, USA

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problem #22

Aug 272014

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The contact was told the remedy for the recall was unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 130,000. Updated 10/10/14 the dealer informed the consumer, she/he would have to pay for the diagnosis, since it was unrelated to the recall. Updated 10/21/14

- West Frankford, IL, USA

problem #21

Jul 222014

Yaris

  • 56,326 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that her vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V168000 (air bags) however, after the repair the air bag warning light was still illuminated. The dealer stated that the seat belt and the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,326.

- San Juan , PR, USA

problem #20

Nov 122013

Yaris

  • 139,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the air bag warning illuminated. The contact mentioned that he received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 14V168000 (air bag). However, the part was unavailable to do the repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

- Tijeras, NM, USA

problem #19

Jun 182013

Yaris

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the air bag and passenger air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact later received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V168000 (air bags). The manufacturer had not been made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Lemoore , CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 272010

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, the contact was crashed into by another vehicle which caused the contact to lose control and crash into a guard rail. The contact mentioned that the air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained multiple contusions and a police report was filed. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was later made aware of recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V168000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000. !....updated 07/31/14

- Brandenburg, KY, USA

problem #17

May 022014

Yaris

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that while driving approximate 45 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries reported. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Kinston, NC, USA

problem #16

Jan 072014

Yaris

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the power steering and brakes suddenly malfunctioned causing the contact to lose control of the vehicle and crash into an embankment. The air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered a left knee and back injury during the incident. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000. Updated 08/19/14

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #15

Dec 132013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the contact became involved in a crash in which the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed in the crash and a police report was filed of the incident. There were no injuries reported. The manufacture was not made aware of the air bag failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 6/10/14 the consumer stated the vehicle lost traction on ice, and slid into incoming traffic oncoming traffic and was hit on the right front side of the vehicle. The consumer suffered injuries. Updated 07/24/14

- Canaan, CT, USA

problem #14

Mar 162014

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
There was an accident, car was total lost, but the airbag did not work (did not open)..... updated 08/05/14 updated 08/18/2014

- Midway City, CA, USA

problem #13

Apr 202013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 107,185 miles
When the ignition turns on the car passes the initial safety checks. But when driving the " warning light that the driver side air bag has failed " comes on. Toyota does not currently have any recall on this defect. But apparently the dealership keeps the failed part in stock.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 262012

Yaris

  • 61,706 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, he lost control of the vehicle and it slid into oncoming traffic due to inclement weather conditions. The contact stated another vehicle crashed into the front end of his vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The contact sustained injuries to his back, neck, left elbow, and left knee. The contact also sustained an injury to his lip and chin when he struck the steering wheel. The police reported to the scene and a report was filed. The contact was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 61,706.

- Leesburg, PA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012010

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the ABS and air bag warning lights illuminated intermittently but most recently, both warning lights remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed, which located the failure at the ABS sensor and the air bag spiral cable. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 61,529....updated 04-03-13

- Drakes Branch , VA, USA

problem #10

Dec 152012

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
My airbag light will not go out and when I researched the problem it seems to be common and should be addressed by Toyota.

- Moscow, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 062011

Yaris

  • 86,000 miles
While my daughters were travelling North on the freeway an oncoming vehicle driven by an elderly lady entered the freeway going in the wrong direction. It was night time and it was raining. The cars in front of them started responding in various ways trying to avoid this vehicle. There were a number of crashes. Our vehicle hit the side rail and the vehicle in front of us. The car hit had quite a lot of damage and our vehicle was totaled. It was deemed a no fault accident on our part due to the nature of the incident. Our Yaris was totaled. Completely smashed in front and sides, driver door would not even open yet no air bags deployed. None. The police officer, tow truck driver, other individuals also involved in the incident, as well as my daughters all witnesses to the state of the vehicle, were shocked with this. The vehicle was even difficult to tow. My husband and I were equally distraught at learning these air bags did not deploy in this accident as a friend of our daughter's was recently killed in a similar incident here in Virginia when a drunk driver going the wrong way on a road ran in to her. We want to record this with all the appropriate authorities for further investigation. My children were able to walk away but other families may not be so lucky. Please investigate this thoroughly as it may save future lives. We can send photos or anything you might require for this investigation. Again the car was totaled and no air bags deployed, simply shocking and distressing as this is a basic safety feature nowadays.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #8

Mar 012011

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The air bags did not deploy in a roll over and front end damage.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

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