really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,002 miles

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2009 Toyota Yaris seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 142009


  • 3,200 miles


Was traveling on constantine drive on my way to beach blvd in huntington beach. I was going approximately 15 mph, I had glanced down to look at my navigation system I noticed that I was close to a parked car and put on my brakes. I ended up striking the left tail light of a parked 2010 - blue - Ford element. The point of impact was my right front taillight. My car flipped over in one fell swoop and landed upside down. Eyewitnesses to the crash believe that a gust of wind caused the car to flip over. The police who arrived on the scene shortly thereafter could not find a justification for what had occurred at the low rate of speed that I was traveling. Even though the car flipped upside down the air bags did not deploy.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 242009


  • 4,550 miles
Going westbound on port saint lucie blvd, fl 34953, a white truck with a six to eight foot trailer made a turn from eastbound to westbound, cutting my 2009 Toyota Yaris off, because of the close proximity I was not able to stop traveling the speed limit, therefore, having a frontal crash which none of my four airbags deployed. I was taking to the saint lucie hospital to check for injuries, which I have whiplash, and contusion of my lower limb, and bruises where my seat belt was.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 232009


  • 34,255 miles
The airbag on the passenger side of our 2008 Toyota Yaris sedan is not functioning properly. The lsrs warning light has come on eight different times. We only have paperwork for six of the incidents. When we bring the car in for service, they just reset the light (turn it off) and they have asked us not to push the seat back, but to keep it in the mid range of the rail, not to recline the seat in the back position, but to decline the seat forward while a person is riding in the passenger seat. We were told by the technician that we should never let a child or small person ride in the front seat. We were also told that this condition could cause the airbag to go off while driving. They have never taken the vehicle apart to see what the problem actually is. They only shut the warning light off. People are afraid to ride in this vehicle. The dealership has now refused to honor their warranty on the airbags in this vehicle. They blamed a panel at the nh department of safety for breaking the vehicle when they caused the light to appear again after they test drove the vehicle. They had previously disengaged the warning light, so the panel did not find a defect' subsequently, they found for Toyota. The light reappeared minutes after the car was restarted after their drive in it. We requested that they would hear the case, the panel at the arbitration dept at the nh department of safety refused. We will now be charged for every time this vehicle has to have this warning light reset as well as driving a car that their :special" technician admitted they had no idea why this was happening.

- Alton Bay, NH, USA

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