Notes: The Toyota Echo has better fuel economy & far less problems than its competitors.

Typical fuel economy reported by owners starts at 35 MPG, with 40-50 MPG easily possible with some thoughtful driving. With not even a hint of any major problems, the Toyota Echo is a fantastically reliable car with fuel economy that puts some "eco-friendly" hybrids 10 years newer to shame.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 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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2005 Toyota Echo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152005

Echo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 45 mph on normal road conditions, without any warning signal, the brakes made the vehicle pull violent to the right. The vehicle was taken to the dealership who determined the disc where bent and had to be replaced. After a short period of time the brakes failed again and the dealership O machined them to even the surfaces. Five months later, the problem persisted and the dealership machined the discs again. After the forth failure of the brakes, the problem was reported to a local consumer protection Agency relating to the lemon law, but was referred to NHTSA. The manufacturer was contacted but they provided a referral to the office in puerto rico. The contact expressed concern because driving on a hilly area with defectives brakes would be highly risky.

- Rincon, PR, USA

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