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2008 Toyota Yaris repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 104 repairs.
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2008 Toyota Yaris repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (49%)

Chart based on 90 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Toyota Yaris

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Toyota Yaris in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

15500 mi
car would not start, dealer could not duplicate problem - third time in for same problem 
Toyota Yaris in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

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

Toyota Yaris in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
Jan 2015

113000 mi

US $650
Clutch was slipping needed replaced 
Toyota Yaris in Missouri, United States
Oct 2007 - Oct 2015
Sep 2012

49000 mi

US $340
AC/Heat blower motor failure. 
May 2013

56000 mi

US $60
Blower Fan making noises similar to failure in September 2012. Turns out it was a clogged AC condensate line. Discovered after further research that the Yaris has a slot for a cabin filter, but does not ship with a filter installed. Nice eh? 
Aug 2015

81200 mi
Water pump replaced due to leak and main accessory belt replaced. Leaking pump found when taking car in for air bag recall service. The car actually had the air bag light on for about a week. 
Toyota Yaris in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Aug 2015
Sep 2013

29760 mi

C $20
replaced rusted out lower control arm bolts (common problem with 07 & 08 Yaris) - Toyota has a TSB but wont don't anything unless the bolts actually rust out....in my case they were starting to rust so this was preventitive 
Toyota Yaris in Great Britain
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

34000 mi

£100
Car wouldn't start because sensor stopped working. Recovery £90 and repair £131 Again car wouldn't start. When recovered mechanic reset the transmission from inside car. Why don't they tell owners about these roadside repairs? 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Yaris in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - Apr 2017
May 2013

89560 mi

C $150
Leak in the exhaust pipe 
Aug 2013

90520 mi

C $750
A/C not working. Parts (condenser ?) had to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

91760 mi

C $250
Alternator down, had to be replaced 
May 2016

115800 mi

C $250
Unable to accelerate properly. Must add some additive every 6 months from now on. 
Toyota Yaris in Texas, United States
Apr 2010 - Oct 2010
Oct 2010

78000 mi

US $400
Alternator bearing was worn, so the alternator was replaced. Alternator was $330. Labor was $60. 
Toyota Yaris in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2017
Dec 2012

122000 mi

US $100
belt whine on startup 
Dec 2015

169000 mi
Accessory belt squealing in cold weather. Had to be tightened per TSB bulletin. 
Toyota Yaris in South Dakota, United States
- Nov 2009
Jun 2009

24387.0 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. 
Nov 2009

41942.0 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. 
Toyota Yaris in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

78000 mi

US $150
front bearings failed 
Toyota Yaris in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Nov 2010

40000.0 mi

US $700
Need to replace alternator because because of failing bearing, but don't want to spend the $500. Replaced alternator because of bearing failure 
Nov 2011

57000 mi

US $200
Replaced alternator and belt with rebuilt and new belt. Alternator bearing squealing and belt showing wear. 
Toyota Yaris in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

65000.0 mi

US $400
Alternator replaced. Alternator had to be replaced 
Jan 2011

75000 mi

US $100
Basically even though I do not drive rough I am going to have to have new brake and the whole shebang. Also, my struts are going bad. 
Toyota Yaris in Alabama, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2017
Jan 2012

65000 mi

US $108
Windshield Washer fluid pump failed and had to be repaired. 
Jun 2012

69000 mi
Leaves had blocked the condenser drain, so water was leaking into the passenger compartment 
Toyota Yaris in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2008 - Sep 2016
Jun 2010

16740 mi
Cruise control disengages intermittently. It is happening more and more but did not happen when dealer tested car. 
Aug 2010

18140 mi
Problems with cruise control happened all the time. Dealership did not believe me until I took the technician for a ride with me driving. New module was ordered but never received. I was told it is on backorder - 3 months ago. 
Dec 2012

55800 mi
Rear window defrost was not working. 
Toyota Yaris in Colorado, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010

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2008 Toyota Yaris 4dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Yaris in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2017
Sep 2014

78740 mi

C $300
water pump was leaking 
Jul 2015

89260 mi
front axles replaced 
Apr 2016

98660 mi

C $150
Exhaust leak 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Yaris in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

1000 mi
Pulsing in left front suspension. First 3 visits they did not fix it. 4th visit, replaced ball bearing and packing on front left. The suspension still pulsates between 35-55 mph. 
Toyota Yaris in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
Sep 2014

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

Toyota Yaris in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2017
Nov 2014

83000 mi

US $169
Left front axle seal leaked. They kept getting the wrong seal, even from Toyota. Finally got the right seal and all is well. 
May 2015

90000 mi

US $150
water pump was squealing so it was replaced. 
Toyota Yaris in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Aug 2016
Dec 2011

40000 mi

US $35
Replaced passenger side halogen headlight bulb. 
Apr 2013

46500 mi

US $100
Replaced passenger front mud flap, missing headlight boot, and a small piece of trim. 
Nov 2014

63900 mi

US $38
Replaced bulb in passenger side headlight. 
Feb 2016

86000 mi

US $30
Tightened serpentine belt. 
Toyota Yaris in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Mar 2017
Apr 2016

114080 mi

C $300
front left axle replaced 
Toyota Yaris in Georgia, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

105000 mi

US $15
changed the drive belt 
Toyota Yaris in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

103000 mi

US $30
Clockspring needed replacement. After I did repair (3 days later) I received recall notice. 
Toyota Yaris in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

77000 mi
CD player replaced by Toyota free of charge car was not under warranty 
Toyota Yaris in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

40000 mi
Brake issues on and off since 30,000 miles. 
Toyota Yaris in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2017
Apr 2011

34000 mi
Noticed that car was leaking coolant. Dealer replaced water pump to correct issue 
Dec 2013

87000 mi

US $300
Rear wheel bearing began making noise. Bought and replaced the bearing/hub assembly 
Toyota Yaris in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2017
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $80
Replaced noisy water pump. Also coolant and accessory belt just because. 
Dec 2014

101000 mi

US $106
Blew seal on left rear shock absorber. DIY replaced both rear shocks with non-OEM. 
Sep 2016

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) 
Toyota Yaris in Utah, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2017
Sep 2009

31000 mi
A/C evaporator needed replacing under TSB. It had a musty odor at times when using a/c. instrument pod had rattle at times, had insulation added under TSB for this issue. 
Apr 2012

69800 mi

US $380
Found pink spray under hood and pink inside water pump pulley. Water pump was leaking and needed replacment. 
Jun 2014

95000 mi
A/C was not very cold anymore, took vehicle in and they said the refrigerant was a little low, topped up and works fine 
Jun 2015

108000 mi
A/C needed a recharge although leak not found so dye was added with recharge. A/C blowing very cold again. Rear drum brakes made an annoying squeak every time you released either the brake pedal or parking brake. Was told the drum slides needed lubrication, problem fixed 
Toyota Yaris in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2008 - Nov 2015
Sep 2009

20000 mi
Front Left Axle Seal leaking. Part replaced under warranty. Noticed during oil change when car was on lift. 
Aug 2012

60700 mi

US $70
AC Drainage was clogged up. Water leaking from under glove compartment. I was charged for one hour of work to take it apart and clean it out. 
Mar 2013

67000 mi

US $120
Replaced Gasket between Manifold and exhaust 
Sep 2015

98000 mi

US $120
Had to replace the exhaust manifold gasket AGAIN. Next time I'm doing it myself. 
Toyota Yaris in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2017
Mar 2010

44000.0 mi

US $50
Airbag and seatbelt lights on - Seat sensor harness undone 
Jun 2011

59000 mi
Bolt head rusted off on lower suspension control arm. Dealership wanted $750 to fix at first then $1800+ to replace lower engine cradle since it was "bent." Engine cradle not bent, and they admitted the original $750 estimate was all labor...  
Nov 2011

61400 mi
Bolt on passenger front control arm rusted apart, weld nut to install new broke free 
Apr 2013

68000 mi
Control arm bolt, fixed under warranty. Replaced control arm, rail, and bolt. Was given a rental while repairs made 
Toyota Yaris in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

42000 mi

US $600
Front wheel bearings bad, resulted in antilock brake system failure. 
Jun 2011

46000 mi
Rear speed sensors and wiring harnesses replaced. 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. Rear wheel bearing noise within 200 miles of speed sensor replacement. With $2000 in repairs with only 48,000 miles on major systems I traded in the car without repair. 
Toyota Yaris in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Oct 2016
Nov 2008

5000 mi
Clear coat chipping, looked like water spots. Hundred of them on roof, hood and super half of vehicle. Dealer sanded and polished. Looks as new again. 

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2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatch

106-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Yaris in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2017
Jan 2011

14500 mi
Defective front collision sensor. I had to argue with dealer as they made a claim that I had been in an accident and had car repaired. They claim they saw a tape line (I never had body work on this car I purchased new)on bumper. 
May 2012

22400 mi

US $15
added 12 oz of R134-a freon 
Jun 2013

34000 mi

US $208
Water Pump leaking 
Jul 2016

63300 mi

US $30
Headlight burned out 
Jan 2017

67000 mi
CV shaft noisey Rear wheel hub 
Toyota Yaris in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

1860 mi
Repaired squeaking noise, replaced suspension components on rear passenger corner. 
Jun 2008

3720 mi
Repaired squeaking noise, replaced suspension components on rear passenger corner 
Toyota Yaris in Florida, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

54000 mi

US $262
Remove/replace left front axle seal and differential seal. 
Toyota Yaris in Maryland, United States
Jan 2008 - Nov 2013
Feb 2008

7000 mi
CD in player stops playing and cannot eject after 10 mins. After cool down, several hours, will work again. Diagnosed during oil change visit. New radio/cd player installed at second visit. 
Toyota Yaris in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

12000 mi
Rear brakes required adjustment. They were also cleaned. I noticed no problems during operation. 
Feb 2009

14000 mi
Rear brakes were not properly adjusted in the factory. They were adjusted during State Inspection. 
Toyota Yaris in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2017
Jun 2014

50000 mi

US $95
Carbon buildup on the air intake. Partial disassembly of intake for cleaning. 
Jan 2015

66500 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. 
Feb 2015

57100 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. 
Sep 2015

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. 
Toyota Yaris in Colorado, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2017
Nov 2014

52000 mi

US $120
Replaced the water pump. 
Toyota Yaris in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2017
Dec 2013

120000 mi

US $10
Replaced headlight bulb. 
Jun 2015

166000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear wheel bearing 
Toyota Yaris in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2017
Apr 2012

30300 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 
Toyota Yaris in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Feb 2016
May 2014

114700 mi

US $350
Needed front driver side wheel bearing and axle. 
Aug 2014

120000 mi

US $150
The exhaust pipe upstream of the muffler was badly corroded and leaking. New section of pipe installed. 
Toyota Yaris in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Mar 2017
Oct 2011

64480 mi
i talked to the manager in regards to this braking abs malfunction. the dealer ordered parts to repair the problem at no cost. very satisfied and professional manager. number 7 toyota. 
Sep 2015

188480 mi

C $160
NEW BATTERY 
Jan 2017

150820 mi

C $550
Front passenger wheel bearing followed by a wheel alignment . Emergency break cables exchanged. Only one cable was sensed however it was wise to change both I was told . 

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