definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,625 miles

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2008 Toyota Yaris fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 052013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • miles


I have a light on my dash that looks like an engine. Had the car tested and it shows that it is a little module type deal that has had to do with fuel evaporation or something on that line. Sounds like they are notorious for going bad. Its like a $300 part.

- Stockton, KS, USA

problem #3

Dec 012011


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Yaris. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle stalled. The vehicle had run out of fuel but the fuel level gauge displayed that the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact to refill the fuel tank whenever it reached one half empty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 012011


  • 39,500 miles
I was driving my Yaris and attempted to pass another vehicle on a 4-lane road. I pressed on the accelerator pedal as I entered the left lane and nothing happened. The pedal went halfway down, but the engine did not respond. As I quickly tried to decide what to do as a car in the left lane behind me came up fast, the engine responded unexpectedly and I surged forward. The next time I depressed the pedal, it responded normally at the top of its travel. However, it happened again about 3 weeks later when I was stopped at a red light. The light changed and I pressed on the accelerator. Again, no response. This happened on and off until last week when it started to become more common than the normal response. Since I didn't want to pay Toyota for an expensive fix only a few thousand miles after my warranty ran out, I resolved to get used to it. I adjusted my actions so I didn't expect an immediate response from the car until the pedal got part way down to the floor and, though I'm sure it affected my gas mileage, I could deal with it. Then yesterday, as I pulled into my garage, the pedal response suddenly went back to normal and I almost went through the back of the garage. I bought this car (and one for my wife as well) because of Toyota's reputation for reliability and its fuel economy. Now I don't know what to expect. I have read that Lexus owners have reported the same problem. This is annoying, reduces gas mileage, and could be very dangerous.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042009


  • 21,000 miles
When filling car with gas, it always overflows. This car can not be filled without gas overflowing onto the side of the car and onto the ground.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

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