really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,224 miles

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2007 Toyota Yaris steering problems

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2007 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 182015


  • 109,797 miles


The airbag did not deploy even though I hit the fence beside the window.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #7

Nov 222013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Yaris. While driving approximately 30 mph, the brakes failed and the steering locked. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into the rear of the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained burns on the chest, a cut on the lip, and a bruised right arm and leg. Medical attention was received. A police report was filed and the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V169000 (seats). The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #6

Sep 192013


  • 111,111 miles
On Thursday, September 19, 2013, while turning my steering wheel and attempting to park my 2007 Toyota Yaris I heard a loud crack. I knew something was definitely wrong and quickly realized that a connection between the steering column and the wheel had broken as the steering piece was no longer turning the wheels. In fact, the steering piece just spun around 360 degrees. I left my car in park and called a friend who really knows cars. Upon examining the car, he immediately said that something was seriously wrong with that Toyota part and it never should have broken especially because the part is covered by a protective boot and is not located in the front of the car. If I had been on the highway, I could have died. I brought it to the dealership, but because the part is not yet on the recall list and my car had over 60,000 they told me that I would have to pay nearly $2,000 for the repair. I believe that this is a problem with a Toyota part that should be added to the recall list and I should not have to pay for the replacement of the part.

- Richmond Hill, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 122013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 82,651 miles


While driving at highway speeds, steering stick when trying to make slight steering corrections. This has gotten bad enough to where vehicle makes lane changes when just trying to make slight correction. Have had the vehicle checked several times, the acceleration sensor has been relearned three separate times with little or no change. This is very annoying and dangerous.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 252010


  • 79,500 miles
Purchased a 07 Toyota Yaris on 6/7/2010 certified with 77302 miles on it for my son. Car has had no incidents until 7/25/10 at approx 7:30 - 7:45pm est. Driving conditions were sunny and clear. My son and I have driven on the road many times before as it is very close to the house. When my son was trying to bear right around a turn at the top of the hill while going approx 25-30 mph he could not turn right to stay in his lane. Applied the brakes while the car drove directly into a large tree. There was no way to avoid the tree as the car would not allow him to steer it. The posted speed limit is 40 mph for the general area and 25 mph suggested speed for the curve. Although no airbags deployed, neither driver or passenger were injured. Damage to front end and the left quarter panel pushed back into the left door so the hinge is impeded when opening the door. Engine was pushed back on a tilt. The officer said he could not see any other way the accident could have happened as no one would willingly drive directly into a tree on purpose. The car was towed to a local Toyota dealership that evening. On 7/26 I spoke to the service manager (sm) as directed by the GM. The sm suggested I speak to Toyota via an 800 #. I called, gave details as described above and have a case number. I was assigned a case manager on 7/27 and was promised a regional Toyota investigator would look at the car within 10-14 business days. Shortly thereafter I spoke to the collision manager to advise her of the issue and waited for someone to contact me from Toyota advising me when the inspection will take place. On 8/13 a rep from Toyota's exec. Office contacted me and indicated I would need to sign an edr data readout authorization and consent form. They think the inspection will occur on 8/19 or 8/20. I have requested to videotape the computer screen during the download of edr & ECM data along with it backed up on a usb drive and get a printout and explanation from the inspector.

- Voorheesville, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 222009


  • 21,755 miles
While driving at around 60 to 70 mph the vehicle constantly pulls to the right and to the left. I took the car to the Toyota dealer and the Toyota dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. Current mileage of this Toyota Yaris is 21,755.

- St. Cloud , FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 262007

Yaris 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 975 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Yaris. While driving 65mph, the vehicle jerked and constantly pulled to the left and the right. The manufacturer and the dealer were unable to diagnose the failure. The current mileage was 29,687 and failure mileage was 975.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 132007


  • miles
Vehicle failed to maintain its course under sudden steering changes originated to avoid collision with another vehicle. It spun due to either lightness of the vehicle or failed steering, and hit the guard rails. The new 2007 Toyota Yaris vehicle had one new Bridgestone potenza RE92 tire (driver side rear) replaced by the dealer earlier that day just before the failure occurred. The vehicle was declared a total loss.

- Houston, TX, USA

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