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2008 Toyota Yaris repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 106 repairs.
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2008 Toyota Yaris engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

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. 
65000 mi

US $400
Alternator had to be replaced 
89460 mi

C $150
Leak in the exhaust pipe 
116800 mi

C $250
Unable to accelerate properly. Must add some additive every 6 months from now on. 
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. 

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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 
99360 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

90000 mi

US $150
water pump was squealing so it was replaced. 
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. 
105000 mi

US $15
changed the drive belt 
70700 mi

US $380
Found pink spray under hood and pink inside water pump pulley. Water pump was leaking and needed replacment. 
34000 mi Noticed that car was leaking coolant. Dealer replaced water pump to correct issue 
80000 mi

US $80
Replaced noisy water pump. Also coolant and accessory belt just because. 
123000 mi

US $190
Replaced front and rear O2 sensors as preventative maintenance because front O2 sensor was becoming sluggish. (A/F monitor in vehicle) 
86000 mi

US $30
Tightened serpentine belt. 
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. 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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 
34000 mi

US $208
Water Pump leaking 
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. 
52000 mi

US $120
Replaced the water pump. 

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