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Toyota Yaris, Engine, Coupe
#59 of 82 Re: 2007 yaris:engine light and gas cap issues [trdsupraturbo]
Sep 13, 2007 (9:15 pm)
Like you, I just recently bought a Yaris (I've had it for about 2 weeks now)...
It drives great; however, earlier today, the "Check Engine" light came on for some unknown reason. I'm not sure what the deal is -- considering that I drive my car (on average) like 5 miles a day at most (back-and-forth to school).
My last car was an absolute dud of a Toyota Camry and was CONSTANTLY breaking-down with little, fluke problems. I'm really hoping that this whole "check engine" thing isn't a sign of things to come...
#60 of 82 Re: 2007 yaris:engine light and gas cap issues [mickthegreat]
Dec 13, 2007 (9:02 am)
While driving this morning, my Yaris was suddenly filled with smell of gas. I had to open the windows. I looked at the gas indicator. The last bar was blinking. I saw two bars like five minutes ago. Is this normal?
#61 of 82 Gas smell inside Yaris Sedan
Dec 13, 2007 (11:29 am)
While driving this morning, my Yaris Sedan was suddenly filled with smell of gas. I had to open the windows. I looked at the fuel indicator. The last bar was blinking. There were two bars like a couple of minute back. Is this normal or a sign of problem with the engine?
#62 of 82 Re. ignition switch trouble
Dec 15, 2007 (8:00 am)
Just out of curiosity, do most people use the one- touch start function, or hold down the key in start like a normal car? I was wondering if the switch lasts longer when you let it do it's thing.
#63 of 82 No gas huffing!
Dec 15, 2007 (8:08 am)
As for the gas smell, I would immediately do a visual check under the car and under the hood! If you can smell it you should be able to see it wet or dripping somewhere, it's not really an engine problem, but definately a safety concern if a fuel line is leaking. Good Luck P.S use a flashlight instead of a lighter to check for fuel leaks!
#64 of 82 Re: 2007 yaris:engine light and gas cap issues [robertkn]
Dec 20, 2007 (3:42 pm)
I bought my 2007 Toyota Yaris April 2006. It has been a wonderful little car and still is. My 'check engine' light came on for the first time today. The car is running fine; I see nothing wrong at all. I, too, frequently get my gas at a BP station. That is an interesting tip. The next time I fill up I will see if it goes out. Other than that, I do not know what to do. The car is running great. I have checked the popular 'loose gas cap' issue, but that did not remedy the situation. Maybe disconnecting the battery terminals for a reset will work?.
#65 of 82 Re: 2007 yaris:engine light and gas cap issues [fredoniahead]
Dec 29, 2007 (9:25 am)
The check engine light can come onin any car if you are using fuel from a high traffic gas station. They fill the tanks more often and will stir up condensation from the bottom of the storage tanks. I would recommend a product called HEET that will remove the moisture in your tank. The moisture can clog your injectors and cause the light to come on.
#66 of 82 Re: 2007 yaris:engine light and gas cap issues [familyman5746]
Dec 29, 2007 (9:42 am)
Thank you very much for the info. Fortunately, the problem has been resolved. I think I got some bad gas. After refilling and putting in a bottle of dry gas, the check engine light remained on even though the car is running perfectly. I unhooked the battery cable and the light went out. A reset, apparently. WHEW!!.
How it started was a few weeks ago on a cold morning, my Yaris missed and kept shutting off. It finally worked itself out but hesitated at low speeds. I then put in fresh gas and the problem disappeared. I later learned that other people had the same problem at this particular station. I am not getting gas there anymore.
Thanks for your input and advice. Cody
#67 of 82 2007 Yaris making noise like I am dragging tin cans
May 09, 2008 (9:22 am)
a huge flat piece of metal fllew under my car and made an explosive noise. When I pulled off road, metal had rolled up into a big ball. Do you know what this noise could be??
#68 of 82 engine light and shell gasoline
Sep 15, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I rarely use Shell because last year we filled up with what turned out to be pure ethanol (their "mistake") and it wrecked the fuel system. I just finally gave in and went there again and what do you know, the check engine light stayed on (again) the next time I started the car. It isn't a loose cap, I have driven 150 miles since checking it and the light is still on. I hesitate to call a repair shop again. Any ideas?