really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,710 miles

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2008 Toyota Yaris wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #4

May 102013

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 34,039 miles


Purchased 2008 Toyota Yaris sedan used in 7/09 for my daughter with 16,000 miles on it. She's at college so I drive it every other day to work which is only 10 miles. I began to notice a sound when I made a sharp right hand turn into a parking spot like the noise of an actual bar and also a rattle if I went over a small dip in the road. I was told it needed new tires on 10/12/12 @ 29,645 miles, I bought good, safe tires:Goodyear Eagle ls tires 185/60R15. On 5/10/13 I had her car serviced at Toyota: Oil change, tires rotated, inspection of air filter, ball joints, etc. Afterwards, as I was driving my daughter and I up to my son's college graduation it was 80 degrees/sunny/clear roads. 52 miles into our trip I was in the slow lane following traffic at 65 mph.watching the road, both hands on the steering wheel. All of a sudden the steering wheel jerked to the left and we began to go into a skid.I was avoiding other cars as I was trying to regain control of the Yaris. It was buckling under me each time I tried to carefully get us out of the skids.my foot was not on the brake but I had carefully pulled it off of the accelerator and I remember thinking why wasn't the car slowing down, it just kept skidding. After the 4th skid it went into a complete 180 degree spin with us slamming into the cement median.I slammed on the brakes as we went toward the wall. I have been driving for 35 yrs with no accidents and I have been in skids before, on icy roads & regained control. I do not know what caused the steering to malfunction. I have read about faulty bolts on the control arm. The auto repair shop did tell me they replaced the stabilizer bar.I have noticed since the repair the noise under the car is gone and the throttle no longer "screams" when I take my foot off the gas going downhills. We were not speeding, nor driving carelessly. This car does not have ABS nor anti-spin brakes.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Apr 112009

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
2008 Toyota Yaris hatchback S recall is for the weight capacity sticker. April 11, 2009 my fiancee was driving the car with four other passengers including myself. The car ended up sliding sidewards at less than 10 mph and came to rest at an angle on the guard rail. The front passenger side bumper, outside door, back quarter panel and rims were scratched and dented. I believe that this incident was caused due to the weight capacity limit on the tire size, which was incorrectly labeled by Toyota.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202011

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The ABS brake sensor connector on the rear wheels hubs is not sealed and allows water and road salts to corrode the electrical connection, which causes the ABS system to be deactivated.the vehicle still has brakes but no ABS brakes. When I took the car into Toyota for diagnostics they said that it has been a problem and that there was no permanant fix as of yet. They also said that it would be $600 per wheel to fix the problem and that it could happen again the next winter. It seems to me that if Toyota knows about the problem they should be required to fix it.

- Shelley, ID, USA

problem #1

Feb 072009


  • 5,800 miles
I had bad experience with Toyota Yaris 2008. I was driving on interstate highway 264 East at 70miles/hr on cruise control. Suddenly the car started jumping left and right. I tried to control the steering but nothing happened. Another car was coming from my right side so in order to save that car I slightly turned the steering to left. My car started spinning and went off the road & after 3-4 spins I could finally stop the car. The dealer and service people could not find the reason for it. While my car was spinning my two tires got punctured and one rim broke. I am scared to drive this car. Toyota customer service also could not help me in this and all the expense[$ 500] has come on me only. Everybody is washing their hands off. Nobody knows what went wrong in the car.

- Wilson, NC, USA

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