hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,591 miles

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2007 Toyota Yaris electrical problems

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2007 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 142015


  • miles


The airbag light is on all the time and seat belt light flashes not stopping.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #12

Sep 222015


  • miles
The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Yaris. While driving approximately 70 mph, the contact noticed an orange glow under the hood of the vehicle. The contact opened the hood and noticed the electrical wires on the firewall burning, producing small flames. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact exited the vehicle and was unable to extinguish the flames. The vehicle exploded into a ball of flames. There were no injuries. The local police and fire department arrived at the scene. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that an investigation would be conducted. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 192015

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
On the Toyota Yaris 2007 the accelerator sensor assembly is made of plastic. As I would go around corners the car would not accelerate even if I pushed the pedal all the way down. The car would become a virtual slug then accelerate quickly. Because of the poor design the electric connections cannot make good contact going around corners, up hill or from a dead stop.this almost caused me to be hit several times. I took it in to be repaired ($215.95) yet being of plastic it can happen again. This defect has caused some to believe the car is accelerating by itself when in reality its simply stalling (bad connection) then kicking in to accelerate -

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #10

Feb 122014


  • 215,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Yaris. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 215,000.

- Conway, MO, USA

problem #9

Jun 122012


  • 45,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that the vehicle's horn became inoperative. The dealer stated that the defect was due to electrical failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 45,000. Jcc

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #8

Nov 012013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 81,213 miles
Water drain for A/C system condenser clogged. Has happened every summer since purchase in 2007. Water fills the drain, and gets trapped within the unit leading to an overflow onto the blower and blower motor shorting the relays. Fuses are blown, and the blower motor needs replacing. It has happened several times. A mold buildup also occurs in carpeting leading to a health hazard.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 252013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 107,500 miles


I was driving home from work and I noticed the light came on for my airbag. I checked the manual and it said to bring it in to the service center immediately. I called and made an appointment and I was told the spiral cable was bad. I noticed other people have the same problem so I think this is a part that should be recalled.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 172012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, smoke emitted from the driver's side window. The vehicle was merged onto another street and the fire department was notified. The fire department extinguished the fire and reported that it was an electrical fire. The door panel was removed because all of the wires were melted. This caused the window to remain open. A report was available if needed. There were no injuries. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they would get in touch with the contact. The vehicle was still drivable. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012012

Yaris 4-cyl

  • miles
The reason I decided to send this report is because I have seen this problem with the same type of vehicle before, I own a driving school with 4 Toyota Yaris from 2007-2009 and had a problem with a burn smell and smoke coming out from the power switch, we turn the car off and when we took the door panel apart we notice the power switch had burn. We purchase another power switch thinking that we did not wanted the car catch a fire. Now about 2 weeks ago we experience the same issue with another Yaris. And this time the fire was a bit bigger than before. Since we had to take the disconnect the power switch and blow the fire out ourselves. This problem could have been worst since the power switch is sitting on a type of foam that if it catches fire it will easy spread and hurt someone. If I could please get some information if Toyota will be recalling this issue. I do not want to spend another $200 for a new power switch. Thank you

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 072011

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 75,250 miles
Air bag warning light came on at about 75,000 miles. Only the dealership could diagnose problem. Ended up being the "spiral cable". $530 for parts and labor to replace. I was given no explanation of why it had gone bad or if it was a defective item to begin with. When I type in a search on the internet for spiral cable, the majority of the posting involve Toyota.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #3

Mar 112010


  • 40,000 miles


1.events leading up to the failure: On several occasions my car seem not accell properly-I would have my foot on gas pedal and it would not go any faster and the car made noise similar to overheating or fanbelt with vibration-but the car would slow down when applied brakes-after letting car drift for a moment the car jolted then seemed to be fine-also, a week prior to the failure there was a clicking noise coming from the general area of where there was a recal corrected on my car a few months ago-I'm not sure if that has any relevance-2. the failure that occured was: As I was trying to reach approx 50-60mph my vehicle failed to accelerate passed 40mph-I noticed that even when I pressed the gas pedal all the way down the car still did not accel pased 40mph then I noticed the lever on spedometer was not move from 40mph even while having gas pedal pressed all the way down-then I applied brakes and car did slow down but the lever on spedometer still was not moving from 40mph while breaks applied and car speed decreassing-there was a noise from engine similar to the sound of overheating or fanbelt and was vibrating- and then after letting it drift then it jolted and then seemed to be fine - that was the first time it happened with spedometer not moving and while I was on the highway trying to reach 50-60mph-consequence:as I was changing lanes-there was car behind me in the lane I changed into and that is when my car did not accel and stayed at 40mph-the car behind me almost hit into me after I changed lanes and I was heading toward traffic that I was needing to merge into at atleast 50mph 3.the problem has not been repaired-the dealership has not been able to simulate/diagnose the problem-my car is still there I am afraid to drive it-I returned the dealers car and left mine-they would not let me read the diagnostic papers before signing -I want to know if edr and the electonic throttle control system has been checked

- Perry Hall , MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 032009


  • 350,150 miles
Dash board fire in my 2007 Toyota Yaris.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 172008

Yaris 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,574 miles
To whom it may concern: My name is katherine aguayo maldonado, resident of gurabo, puerto rico. The reason of this letter is because I have a big problem and I need to know how you can help me. I am proprietor of a car Toyota Yaris of year 2007, clear green color. At dawn of the past Monday March 17, 2008 the car caught fire in my residence apparently by a short circuit. The vehicle already turned a year since I bought it and has less than 10,000 miles. I proceed to make a claim to the insurance Agency. The insurance company sent a electromechanical expert to verify my car on April 8, 2008. The electromechanical expert verified the car, but he cannot determinate from where the failure came, because the vehicle caught fire by the part airbag of the passenger and by the lateral center of the side of the driver. That was, two isolate fires. The electromechanical determined that it was a factory defect because the vehicle never has ben taken to the dealer where I bought it nor has been altered since the vahicle is new of factory. Therefore, the electromechanical expert determined that it a fault of the manufacturer. By such reason, I let know my case to know in what form someone can help me. I am a disabled person that I need an automobile to attend continuous madical appointments and the insurance company informed me that they cannot make me any reimbursement by the monney already paid by an entire year and in addition, they informed me that I must continue paying the vehicle until as much the insurance settles the account to the bank. I understand that this is not fair and that I need any help from you to solve this matter as soon as possible since I have lost many medical appointments beacuse I have no transportation. Waiting for any news from you, I remain, sincerely, katherine aguayo maldonado

- Gurabo, PR, USA

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