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Toyota Yaris Engine Problems and Repair Histories

463 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota Yaris. 73 of these members (15.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 53 engine repairs to Toyota Yarises--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Toyota Yaris problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Toyota Yaris problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Toyota Yaris problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Toyota Yaris repairs by problem area

25% of the Toyota Yaris repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 17% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 211 repairs.

Toyota Yaris engine repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota Yaris engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 37% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 11% between $500 and $999, 2% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 54 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota Yaris Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Yaris in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 10000    
15000 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 30 Gas cap was not sealing. Replaced with new gas cap from dealership. 
42000  

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2007 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Yaris in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 1000    
38000 0 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

Toyota Yaris in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 32000    
32500 0 Catalytic converter needed to be replaced. Still under warranty. 
72000  

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2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Yaris in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 3720    
6200 0 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 0 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 0 Engine light appeared again, assuming for excess emissions. New appointment booked for December fourth. Expect no positive outcome again. 
9920 0 Final diagnosis is a bad catalytic converter. Appointment booked for January. Until then intermittent check engine light is still present. 
10220 0 New catalytic converter installed. Fuel economy worse afterwards. 
19840 0 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 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Yaris in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 8000    
25000 0 Ignition switch wouldn't turn with key inserted, found to be broken part inside, replaced cylinder assembly 
 
Toyota Yaris in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 19220    
28520 30 Rough engine idle. Whirring noise at mid range RPM. 
 

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