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#2716 of 2747 defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback
Jun 28, 2010 (10:49 am)
There is a defect in the 2007 Toyota Yaris 3 dr Hatchback... If your vin#
is below jtdjt9#3*75126293 Toyota discovered the defect and changed
the product after that vin#. It is not a safety issue... but sooner or later
will cause a failure that will cost $1200 to repair. If during warranty period
Toyota will cover it but not after warranty expires....Relace the $25 worth of
parts before a very costly repair occurs.
#2717 of 2747 Re: defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback [rslyk]
Jun 29, 2010 (12:28 pm)
Would you please correct the shift key error in the VIN number and elaborate on what the problem is? I think it may apply to my car if you substituted # for 3.
#2718 of 2747 Re: defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback [rslyk]
Jun 29, 2010 (3:04 pm)
I'd like to know what this defect is. My VIN comes before the change, so I suppose it should be looked at.
#2719 of 2747 Re: defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback [boris13]
Jun 30, 2010 (2:54 pm)
Edmunds has a list of tsb's for this car, as well as, all others I presume. TSB E048-07 is not listed. I am beginning to have my doubts about the veracity ot this post. It is noted that the TSB number was lifted from another website and is attributed to a poster that goes by the same ID.
#2720 of 2747 Re: defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback [lhanson]
Jul 02, 2010 (7:43 am)
Yeah - HERE are all the TSBs for the '07 Yaris. That number doesn't appear to match anything it doesn't even seem to be a correct TSB format.
edit: it didn't actually link to the correct page, but you can search there for them.
#2721 of 2747 Buying USED Yaris - what to look for?
Jul 06, 2010 (12:19 pm)
I'm thinking of buying a used 2007 Yaris (2dr, automatic, 22k miles, red) from a private party. When I take it to a mechanic to get it checked out, are there things I should ask him/her to check on specifically? I'm a bit of a car idiot, so any help is appreciated.
I've read here that the red paint might be an issue, so that's one thing. Anything else, other than the standard check-up?
#2722 of 2747 Re: Buying USED Yaris - what to look for? [johna8]
Jul 06, 2010 (7:12 pm)
Sometimes the condition of the brakes and tires will be an indication of how the car was driven. This is a light car, and driven gently, the brakes and tires should have very little wear. If you're waiting during the inspection, ask the mechanic to show you the brakes and anything that might need attention. I would ask him to look specifically for any evidence of accident damage.
#2723 of 2747 Re: Buying USED Yaris - what to look for? [morin2]
Jul 07, 2010 (5:11 am)
Thanks, but I guess what I'm asking is if there are any things specific to a Yaris that I should ask the mechanic to take a look at. (That is, things that deserve more attention when buying a used Yaris than when buying any other used car.)
#2724 of 2747 Re: Buying USED Yaris - what to look for? [johna8]
Jul 07, 2010 (5:42 am)
I would go along with morin2 on this. If the car has not been abused it should be ok. I have not had the first problem with my 2007 Yaris hatchback with 24000 miles on it. Also maybe check for evidence of oil changes at proper intervals.
#2725 of 2747 I love it like this
Oct 21, 2010 (11:28 pm)
The Toyota Yaris is the best compact car I've ever seen in Toyota's production, it's like the mini cooper of Japan especially when bolted with toyota parts and accessories like this one.