definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,699 miles

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2018 Toyota C-HR Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 012019


  • 80,000 miles


The cvt transmission is bad. This appears to be a wide issue with a lot of C-hr owners and Toyota is refusing to take ownership to recall the vehicle. There is a large humming as you accelerate that increases over time.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 092020


  • 26,000 miles
Epb malfunction light warning comes on while driving. Has come on a total of 15 times since purchasing in 9/19. Dealership has not been able to determine issue. Front camera has gone out 7 times while driving since purchase, dealer states it's from the heat. Front bumper molding is loose due to warped clips used by Toyota per the dealer

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jun 292020

C-HR 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Front camera has gone out several times since purchasing August 2019. I've been told by the dealership it is "sensitive" to the heat. The ebs has failed twice since March 2020.. both issues happened while in motion. The front bumper molding continues to separate due to cheap clips holding it to the frame per the tech at Toyota avondale, AZ.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #5

Mar 032020


  • 18,279 miles


I stopped at a friends house. When I left, the car would not start. Dashboard mentioned my brakes, malfunction. I had the car towed to the dealership. I had brought the car in a few weeks earlier because my odometer started changing from trip a to total mileage every time I restarted the car. It didn't do that before. Also the clock randomly looks more like an error code than the time, it corrects itself after 10 min. Or so. I was told by the dealership that the odometer just changes back ( I told them it never did that before) and the clock was because of heat or cold. Its led, that it just happens. After having the car towed to dealership, they replaced the battery ( only 18000 miles on the car) I also told them my fob was showing randomly low battery, so while I was at the dealership I asked them to check it. He said while checking the fob, sometimes it was showing a full charge then would show low battery. After the care battery work was done, the next morning when I started the car, the odometer stayed on trip a.......hmmmmm. I am afraid that I am going to be stuck with some type of electrical problem that I am going to have to pay for. Something is not right with the car. The service personnel need to listen to what I am saying. I am very mechanically minded and this just does not make sense.

- Kingston, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 242018


  • 11,000 miles
Came out of work 7/24/18 and my back window on hatch had exploded. Both sides are blown out and the entire window was crystalized. There are no impact points showing anything hit the window. The glass blew out, not into the car. Drove it to dealership collision center in okc. They have the car and have given me a loaner. Their feeling is this is a manufacture defect, but someone from local Toyota has looked at it and said no. It is being escalated to decide if Toyota is liable and should pay for this repair. With this being a new model, I'm concerned this will be happening to others.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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problem #3

Mar 092018


  • 120 miles
I just purchased the new 2018 chr. Driving home and car engine had a burning odor with exhaust fumes, and the engine shimmied. I pulled over as I thought the tire was flat. I went home and got my son. He checked the engine and it was over heated. I had only driven the new car 60 miles in 2 weeks. We drove to Toyota and all I could smell was a carbon monoxide odor in the car with exhaust fumes. I felt like I was going to pass out. The car is with Toyota for the weekend. I am filing this report, in case other car owners of chr have the same problem. A recall should be issued as this car has only been driven a total of 85 miles. It should not have exhaust fume, burning odor smells going into the cabin which almost caused me to pass out. It could have caused an accident.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 222018


  • 5,096 miles
The vehicle will not start. The following error messages appear simultaneously when trying to start the vehicle "brake override malfunction. Visit your dealer", drive-start control malfunction.visit your dealer", "engine oil pressure low", "engine coolant temperature high. Stop in a safe place. See owner's manual". the vehicle has less than 5100 miles. The vehicle was parked for more than 2 hours (after a 35 miles drive) in my driveway in southern California. Temperatures were in the high 40's/low 50's.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012017


  • 100 miles
Driver door lock does not consistantly unlock when closing the trunk or using the wireless remote. Left store pushed unlock and all locks unlocked except for drivers door has happened 12 times since May 31 2017 Toyota diagnosed but cant find the issue due to intermittent times have 7 people that can verify this has happened. Car was stationary and on parking areas and driveways

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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