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Toyota Yaris Recalls

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02/01/17 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain 2012 toyota 4runner, corolla, corolla matrix, sienna, yaris, scion xb, lexus es350, gx460, is-f, is250, is350, is250c, is350c, and lexus lfa vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, toyota is recalling certain 2009 toyota corolla, corolla matrix, yaris, yaris hb, scion xb, pontiac vibe, lexus, es350, is250, is350, and is-f vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." additionally, unless included in "zone a" or "zone b" above, toyota is recalling certain 2006-2008 lexus is250 and is350, 2007-2008 lexus es350, toyota yaris, yaris hb, and 2008 lexus is-f and scion xb vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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11/18/16 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 scion xb and lexus is f, 2009-2011 toyota corolla and corolla matrix, 2006-2011 toyota yaris, lexus is250 and lexus is350, 2010-2011 toyota 4runner, lexus is250c, lexus is350c and lexus gx460, 2011 sienna, 2007-2011 lexus es350, and 2009-2010 pontiac vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 scion xb and lexus is f, 2007-2008 toyota yaris, 2006-2008 lexus is250 and lexus is350 and 2007-2008 lexus es350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either zones a or b are not subject to this safety recall. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the toyota and lexus owners. gene

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11/25/15 Toyota motor company (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 tundra, sequoia, corolla, corolla matrix and scion xb, 2008-2011 highlander and highlander hybrid, 2007 camry and camry hybrid, 2009 camry and camry hybrid, 2006-2011 rav4, 2006-2010 yaris, and 2009-2010 scion xd and pontiac vibe vehicles. during the manufacturing of the power window master switch (pwms), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.

If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. if abnormality is found, the pwms circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin december 20, 2015. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is c0m.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/03/15 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 yaris vehicles manufactured september 8, 2014, to january 9, 2015. the affected vehicles may have improperly tightened rear axle bearing bolts.

The improperly tightened bolts may loosen during vehicle operation and may potentially cause the wheel to lock up or may damage the rear brake components, reducing their effectiveness. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axle bearing bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. the recall began during april 3, 2015. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/27/14 Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 rav4, 2006-2010 yaris, 2008-2010 highlander, and 2009-2010 tacoma, corolla, corolla matrix and general motors pontiac vibe vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the steering column assembly contains electrical connections to the driver's airbag module housed in a spiral cable assembly, which includes a flexible flat cable (ffc). due to the shape and location of the ffc's retainer, the ffc could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.

If the ffc is damaged, connectivity to the driver's air bag module could be lost and the air bag deactivated. the failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver.

Toyota will notify the toyota vehicle owners, and general motors will notify the pontiac vibe owners. toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in may 2014 to advise owners of the recall. toyota will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. general motors sent pontiac vibe owners an interim letter on june 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable. general motors sent notices to the pontiac vibe owners on september 15, 2014, that a remedy is available. the recall began on october 27, 2014. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-762-2737.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/05/12 Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 camry, camry hybrid, rav4, corolla, corolla matrix, tundra, sequoia, highlander, highlander hybrid, yaris, scion xb, scion xd and pontiac vibe vehicles. the power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.

If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.

Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their toyota dealer or the toyota customer experience center at 1-800-331-4331. general motors will contact the pontiac vibe owners affected by this recall and gm dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. those owners may contact pontiac customer care at 1-800-762-2737.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/29/16 Suspension and Steering Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 yaris vehicles manufactured january 13, 2015, to february 27, 2015. the front strut mounting bearings can be damaged when a high load is applied to the strut, such as driving over a large bump.

A damaged strut mounting bearing may cause the strut rod to separate, causing a loss of vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the strut mounting bearings and, as necessary, replace the strut and front suspension support sub-assembly, free of charge. remedy parts are currently unavailable. interim notices were mailed to owners july 12, 2016. the recall began on september 29, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is g0s.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/31/13 Suspension and Steering Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 yaris vehicles manufactured august 21, 2011, through august 31, 2011. a relay in the power steering control module of the electronic power steering system could experience a short circuit due to insufficient distance between terminals in the relay and moisture contamination of relay coil windings. a short circuit in the relay could disable power steering assistance.

If the power steering assistance shuts off, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering control module. the recall began on july 31, 2013. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/15/17 Other Gulf states toyota, inc. (gulf states) is recalling certain 2017 4runner , 86, avalon, camry, camry hybrid, corolla, corolla im, highlander, highlander hybrid, prius, prius c, rav4, rav4 hybrid, sienna and yaris vehicles. the spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the tire pressure label.

A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gulf states will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 15, 2017. owners may contact gulf states customer service at 1-800-444-1074. toyota's number for this recall is 17r2.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/03/16 Other Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain model year 2016 toyota yaris, rav4, land cruiser and 4runner vehicles, and scion fr-s, im, and tc vehicles manufactured january 28, 2016, to march 14, 2016. the load carrying capacity modification label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. as a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 110, "tire selection and rims for passenger cars."

An incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Set will notify owners, and provide them a corrected label to be installed over the inaccurate label, free of charge. the recall began on june 3, 2016. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226. set's number for this recall is set16a.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/22/15 Other Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 yaris vehicles manufactured august 31, 2011, to february 9, 2015, and sold in puerto rico. the affected vehicles may have been manufactured with a roof headliner that does not provide the proper occupant protection in the event of a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 201, " occupant protection in interior impact."

If the vehicles are equipped with a headliner that does not meet the impact requirements, there is an increased risk of occupantl injury in the event of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headliner, free of charge. the recall began on june 22, 2015. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/03/14 Other Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 yaris vehicles manufactured august 22, 2005, through may 12, 2010, and 2008-2010 scion xd vehicles manufactured april 4, 2007, through may 12, 2010. in the affected vehicles, the springs used for the seat rails on the driver's seat and the seat rails of the front passenger seat of three-door models may break.

If the spring breaks, the seat may not lock in position. in the event of a vehicle crash, the seat could move increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat rail, and replace it with a new one, if necessary, free of charge. the recall began on july 3, 2014. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/18/09 Other Toyota is recalling 27,080 model year 2005 through 2010 passenger cars built from september 1, 2005 to may 4, 2009. these vehicles were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners and provide them with a new, accurate label to be installed over the inaccurate label free of charge. the safety recall began on august 18, 2009. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
01/28/09 Other Toyota is recalling 134,895 my 2006-2007 yaris vehicles equipped with driver and front passenger seat belt pretensioners, which are designed to be activated in response to a severe frontal impact. when the sensor detects a severe frontal impact, the front seat belts are quickly drawn back by the retractors so that the belts snugly restrain the occupants. the involved vehicles contain a center pillar sound insulator located underneath each front seat belt pretensioner.

In the event of seat belt pretensioner deployment, the gas generated may affect the sound insulators. in the worst case, if the sound insulators ignite, this condition will result in a post-collision fire.

Dealers will modify the vehicle free of charge. the modification will entail removal of the small urethane center pillar sound insulators (sponge) underneath the driver and front passenger seat belt pretensioners. the recall began on january 28, 2009. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371.

Toyota recall no. 90c.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

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Toyota Yaris Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.