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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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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2012 Toyota Yaris electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 052013


  • 35,000 miles


I was driving approximately 20 mph making a left turn when the car abruptly powered down the inside lights, outside lights, heat, etc turned off. The vehicle continued to make loud noises as if I was trying to start the car, but I had taken the key out of the ignition. I then noticed the battery warning light was on and then I smelled smoke. I was stuck in the intersection with the car stuck in park I kept pressing the brake, to shift to neutral but the car wouldn't change gears or even turn on at this point. I continued to smoke and I smelled fire so I grabbed all of my things and exited the vehicle. It was raining and a good samaritan popped the hood and the hard cold rain put out the fire. I waited until a tow truck told the car to the dealer. I was told that the battery and starter caught on fire.

- Antioch, TN, USA

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