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Toyota Yaris repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 333 repairs.

Toyota Yaris engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 72 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Toyota Yaris 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 89hp 1.4L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

6500 mi The engine coolant level in the expansion tank has been slowly falling over the past 2 months. Topped up 13th October. 1st service 27th October, problem reported but nothing found. Dealer pressure test not conclusive, 10th November. 

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2010 Toyota Yaris 4dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi

US $71
Screeching noise when I started the engine. The drive belt was replaced. After replace, the noise changed from "quiet screeching noise that last until the car was warmed" to "one loud screeching noise only at starting up" 

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2009 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

47 mi Owned car for less than 1 week. Engine won't start right away every time, turn key and nothing happens, does start after 2,3,4,5 tries. Could be the alarm setting or could be a real problem. Salesman told me to go back to the dealership for an inspection. 
638 mi

US $25
I replaced the engine oil & filter because I wanted to remove the break-in metal particles circulating in the oil 
1405 mi

US $25
I replaced engine oil & filter to remove metal particles circulating in the oil during this engine break in process 
2964 mi

US $25
I replaced engine oil & filter to remove metal break-in particles circulating in the oil 
7500 mi

US $38
Drained oil & changed filter. Oil replaced with synthetic 5w-30 Mobil 1 

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2009 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

15100 mi

US $248
The tire pressure warning light blinked and stayed lit. This was caused by a sensor going bad due to the use of tire foam, not covered by warranty. 
35300 mi

US $30
Gas cap was not sealing. Replaced with new gas cap from dealership. 
54700 mi

US $500
Air/fuel mixture sensor. 
81000 mi Belt started slipping but was replaced a year ago. Needed to be tightened. 

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2009 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

74000 mi

US $20
alternator belt had been making squeaking noises for a couple of months until the belt broke. replaced it after trouble removing the LOWER alternator bolt. PB blaster works great. 

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2008 Toyota Yaris

Engine not specified

109000 mi

US $1800
charcoal system needed to be completely replaced. 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81500 mi Water pump replaced due to leak and main accessory belt replaced. 
113000 mi

US $650
Clutch was slipping needed replaced 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

40000 mi

US $700
Replaced alternator because of bearing failure 
122000 mi

US $100
belt whine on startup 
169000 mi Accessory belt squealing in cold weather. Had to be tightened per TSB bulletin. 
65000 mi

US $400
Alternator had to be replaced 
24387 mi

US $3
Radiator fan fuse blown. Found out in summer when warning light came on. Check during winter months if you drive through lots of snow. 
41942 mi

US $170
Air fuel sensor is out first time check engine light has come on. That 170.18 is my price from toyota it list out for 212.83. I am a mechanic at a independent shop so fix it costs nothing. This is the only expensive repair made to date. 
89460 mi

C $150
Leak in the exhaust pipe 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 4dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

78740 mi

C $300
water pump was leaking 
97960 mi

C $150
Exhaust leak 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

83700 mi

C $100
throttle clamp needed replacing cheap and quick repair 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

80000 mi

US $80
Replaced noisy water pump. Also coolant and accessory belt just because. 
67000 mi

US $120
Replaced Gasket between Manifold and exhaust 
98000 mi

US $120
Had to replace the exhaust manifold gasket AGAIN. Next time I'm doing it myself. 
90000 mi

US $150
water pump was squealing so it was replaced. 
34000 mi Noticed that car was leaking coolant. Dealer replaced water pump to correct issue 
86000 mi

US $30
Tightened serpentine belt. 
70700 mi

US $380
Found pink spray under hood and pink inside water pump pulley. Water pump was leaking and needed replacment. 
48000 mi Needed $1200 for repairs to the evaporative cannister and associated evaporative system parts. Parts replaced and cost covered by the company with much customer persuasion. 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi

US $208
Water Pump leaking 
52000 mi

US $120
Replaced the water pump. 
120000 mi

US $150
The exhaust pipe upstream of the muffler was badly corroded and leaking. New section of pipe installed. 
30700 mi

US $226
This has to do with the low mpg I have been getting. Was 38 mpg city driving now 25. Inspected air filter throttle body and monitored engine performace with scan tool. Repl air filter. Fuel induction serv and power flush fuel injectors 
50000 mi

US $95
Carbon buildup on the air intake. Partial disassembly of intake for cleaning. 
57000 mi

US $2000
Car stalled and died--appeared to be fuel pump. Towed to shop, replaced fuel pump, car stalled again. Shop determines ECU not grounding pump. Try re-flashing, no luck. Replace ECU and re-flash. Car runs, but misfires. Now towing to dealer. 
58000 mi

US $500
Mechanic got car running after replacing fuel pump and ECU, but did not run well. Finally isolated problem with harness relay built into plastic top lid of fuel tank (partially melted). Perhaps why Toyota redesigned pump with larger leads. 
63000 mi Car developed an oil leak--thought it might be related to 60k service back in July. Turned out to be a cracked housing on the cam shaft sensor. 

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2007 Toyota Yaris

Engine not specified

101000 mi

US $1197
Evaporation canister. This car was built with a defect that caused a NON defective canister to fail. Toyota knew about this defect in November of 2007 and choose NOT to correct it in cars in service. Integrity at it finest. 
103000 mi

US $680
Water pump, $130. Cam timing control module, $550. 
105000 mi

US $1
One of the pulleys was loose causing a screeching noise from the belts when the car was started. The pulley was tightened fixing the problem. The repair took less than a half hour by an independent shop. Other than this 100% reliable. 

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2007 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

70700 mi

US $65
Rear O2 sensor fouled. 
72000 mi

US $400
Evaporator sensor and component in neck of fuel tank fill point. 
113000 mi

US $483
Water pump functioning but leaking. Pump replaced. 
77700 mi

US $500
Heard weird noise coming from engine, passenger's side. Dealer determined water pump was failing, replaced, along with drive belt that was worn. 
5456 mi Oil change, car doesn't start well, cranks too much. Toyota will not do anything about this. 
93000 mi

US $32
Rattling rear heat shield. 
110000 mi

US $800
Clutch replacement 
38000 mi Warped Head - leaking antifreeze into cyl #3 only during start up. 

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2007 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

91140 mi Exaust gasket leak 
91760 mi

C $130
Exhaust gasket after the manifold 
20708 mi o2 sensor 
185040 mi

C $91
engine light on, broken charcoal canister to be fix at later date. they did quot me 918.32 to have the canister filter replaced... seems a bit steep. 
225000 mi

US $1200
4th time I had to replace the E-Vap system for this car. Besides that this car has been great. 
31950 mi Catalytic converter needed to be replaced. Still under warranty. 
84940 mi

C $285
Muffler replacement 
81000 mi

US $36
Replaced Water Pump 
69720 mi

C $100
Water pump failure. Replaced faulty water pump, installed new accessory belt, installed new coolant. 

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2007 Toyota Yaris 4dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

32240 mi

C $80
Replaced a bad MAF sensor 
35340 mi

C $400
Replaced doughnut connecting exhaust manifold to the exhaust system 

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2007 Toyota Yaris 4dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

6200 mi Check engine light came on during mild highway cruising (steady 40mph). Code diagnosed as exceeding allowable emissions. Could not locate source of problem. Check engine light reset, and told to return if it re-appeared. 
6200 mi Check engine light appeared again. Engine light disappeared on route to shop. Told no time was available to check, and appointment booked for November 12th. Appointment on November 12th discovered it was the same code for excess emissions again. 
7440 mi Engine light appeared again, assuming for excess emissions. New appointment booked for December fourth. Expect no positive outcome again. 
9920 mi Final diagnosis is a bad catalytic converter. Appointment booked for January. Until then intermittent check engine light is still present. 
10220 mi New catalytic converter installed. Fuel economy worse afterwards. 
19840 mi Violent bee-like vibration droning in and out at highway speeds, car unbearable to drive for more than an hour at a time. Lots of makeshift bushings added to the air intake system to dampen, has mostly resolved the issue. 

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2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

40300 mi water pump leaking around pulley 
54560 mi

C $120
The Engine started to shake the car violently. Once they were able to duplicate the problem they replaced an ignition coil and spark plug and everything was working 

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2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

25000 mi Ignition switch wouldn't turn with key inserted, found to be broken part inside, replaced cylinder assembly 
202500 mi

US $240
Gasket between header pipe and exhuast system worn causing loud operation. Gasket and attachment bolts replaced. At dealer for two hours. 
267700 mi

US $30
Hole in exhuast system prior to muffler. Repaired with patch kit.  
71000 mi

US $700
Water pump replaced Broken engine mount 
81300 mi

US $25
Heater fan failed, causing overheat of the water pump, which also failed. Replaced under warranty, $25 deductible. 
100000 mi Clutch failed, detected due to suddenly and near-complete slippage at 30mph in 3rd gear on an incline. Lining wore down/out it appears, but little/no overheating signs on the pressure plate. 
99000 mi

US $1300
Clutch started slipping about a month before then in 2 weeks it completely quit working. 
88000 mi

US $115
Had serpentine belt replaced. It was visibly cracked, and near mfg recommended replacement mileage. Used $40 coupon dealer had recently sent me. 
151000 mi

US $460
Water pump making a loud whining sound. 
28520 mi

C $30
Rough engine idle. Whirring noise at mid range RPM. 

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2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi water pump went bad 
66000 mi

US $140
serpentine belt replaced 
55800 mi Under body heat shield re-attached 
32000 mi

US $170
Throttle body clogged; car intermittently heavily hesitated on acceleration. 
77000 mi

US $50
Heard a clanking type noise from the engine compartment. After this noise there was a louder knock, then the accessory belt came off. Further inspection showed the shaft for the water pump had been sheared completely off. Replaced easily. 
155000 mi

US $50
Still working on it. Leak on high and low. Will be replacing O2 sensor first to make sure that didn't short. 
172000 mi

US $25
Replaced serpentine belt. Used a cheap one and ended up paying for it. 
34000 mi Discovered coolant on the underside of the hood and on the left side of the engine under the belts. Dealer found defective water pump and replaced the water pump under warranty. 

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