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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 2
Average Mileage:
42,766 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.

2008 Toyota Yaris seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 152014

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


A Toyota Yaris was involved in a head-on collision with an Audi tt. The Yaris experienced a delta-V of approximately 60 mph. Post collision inspection of the vehicle revealed the Yaris' driver seat rotated 90-degrees counterclockwise. The bolts which fastened the seat's mounting brackets to the floorboard had all been sheered or pulled out of the floorboard.

- Millersville, MD, USA

problem #5

Sep 262014


  • 65,000 miles
My fiance was in a nasty traffic accident. She was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light in her 2008 Toyota Yaris by a vehicle traveling at around 40-50mph. On impact she stated the seatbelt on the driver's side locked, then unlocked giving more slack as she projected forward, then gained momentum back into the drivers seat (now seated) when the belt locked again with remaining movement. The airbags did not deploy anywhere in the vehicle and the entire trunk was almost pushed into the back seat. Furthermore, her mother was in the passenger seat and recalled something similar occurring in the passenger seat as well. Needless to say, the vehicle was declared totaled by the insurance company.

- Tolleson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 012014


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the rear seat belts retracting system failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000. The current mileage was 98,067.

- Barstow, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012010

Yaris 4-cyl

  • miles


2008 Toyota Yaris. Attorney writes on behalf of client regarding failed airbags the consumer and his wife were involved in a frontal collision, due to the negligence of another motorist. Also, the front passenger seat belt and the rear passenger seat belt failed. Updated 03/01/11

- Saint Croix, VI, USA

problem #2

Sep 122009


  • 40,000 miles
2008 Yaris tires.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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problem #1

Jan 222009


  • 3,596 miles
My mother was driving on the on-ramp of I-57 in Illinois. Her 2008 Yaris, hit a patch of ice and her car crashed into the guard rail. She was take by ambulance to the nearest hospital, where she was admitted for 2 days and released to me. During the accident, the air bags did not deploy and the seat belt disengaged causing deep visible purple bursts to her chest through her insulated down jacket. The imprint of the square seat belt buckle is still visible on her chest. She is a senior citizen, and is still in very serious pain. No one else should have to suffer the pain and suffering that my mother is going through now. The car is now in the body shop incurring many thousands of dollars worth of damage.

- Dolton, IL, USA

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