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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2012 Toyota Yaris seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152015


  • 26,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the contact crashed into the front drivers side fender of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The front seat passenger sustained a broken collar bone and the contact sustained a broken sternum that both required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 26,000.

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #3

May 072015


  • miles
The contact owned a 2012 Toyota Yaris. While idling at a traffic light, the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. The contact's air bag failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the spine, shoulder, and neck that required medical attention. The contact also suffered from head pain. A police report was filed. The vehicle was deemed a total loss. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #2

Dec 272014

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
I received a recall notice on my airbag. Upon scheduling an appointment to have it replaced I was told not parts are available at any Toyota service department in ga and there is know none time frame in which the part will be available. The service department when asked, "what should I do." Replied, "I don't know, sorry" now I am driving a defective car that my cause further injuries if I am in an accident.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

May 042014

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
The car was hit in the front passenger corner by a car doing approximately 45 mph. The 2012 4 door Yaris was making a left turn onto a side street when struck. The Yaris airbags did not deploy. None of them. This model has dual front side-mounted airbags and front and rear head airbags.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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