hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,750 miles

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2008 Toyota Yaris lights problems

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2008 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 26,000 miles


Since I buy the car sometimes when I turn ignition on it makes the noise that is starting all lights on the dashboard turn on for a almost a 20 to 30 sec. Then sometimes when I'm driving the speed gear drops with out me braking also when I turn right signal on sometimes the reverse light on dashboard also turn on. One time all lights on dashboard were blinking went I turn signal on. I took it to the dealer the person there told me they don't have any recalls and no complain then can't do anything if they don't see the problem. I have a video this. Now when I hit the brake the right signal canes on. Second time I took the car to the dealer the ignition call had a failure they replace coil 3 and dashboard lights diagnostic came normal and vehicle lights still do the samething. And ignition still does the samething and if I go back to the dealer to do another diagnostic they will charge me 124 dollars if nothing is found wrong. The problem is there but they can't find it I show the video to the guy in the dealer and still nothing.

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 262013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 67,500 miles
While driving the car at approximately 10 mph the ABS and brake lights came on. At the same time the ABS felt like they engaged. After researching the problem online I found out that many users in the us and Canada are having the same problem due to faulty ABS wheel speed sensors on the wheel hub. Due to the salt on the roads during the winter months, salt can enter the sensor and corrode the terminals. This is due to a poor seal between the connector and the wiring harness. When salt water enters the terminals it causes the ABS to act up. This is true for 2007 and 2008 models according to other Yaris users. It seems that the problem has been taken care of in 2009 models. But for owners of 2008 and 2007 models problem exists even after replacing the sensor and wiring harness with new ones. This is a major safety concern since the ABS system can engage at any time possibly causing an accident and/or injury to the driver and passengers.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

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