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#52 of 82 A/C fluttering noise
Jun 05, 2009 (7:39 am)
Hey everyone. I have a 2009 Yaris Liftback. I bought it in Oct of 08. I live in California. I recently turned on the A/C because it is getting hotter than the devil out here!
Anyway, the A/C blows cold air but it makes a fluttering sound like when you were a kid and you'd stick a sheet of paper in the fan, remember that? Anyway, I called the service dept of the Toyota where I purchased my car and they said it would cost me 120 bucks for them to look at it. But I haven't even had it a year! So I called corporate and they said they'd work with their rep from that dealer to get it checked out for free. I shouldn't be having these problems. Any idea what it is or if it is a trend?
Thanks for your help!
#53 of 82 Re: A/C fluttering noise [omgosh]
Jun 09, 2009 (6:31 am)
It could be something like a leaf that got sucked into the vent system or it could just be a random scrap of paper.
Your car is less than a year old though and should be covered under warranty. That 120 is a load of crap from the dealer. At absolute worst, it might cost you 50 dollars for the visit if they don't find anything wrong (that's how the basic extended warranty used to work anyway).
Check your paperwork as you should be good for about three years total with the first year bumper to bumper (if you didn't get the extended).
#54 of 82 Re: A/C fluttering noise [dake]
Jun 09, 2009 (9:25 pm)
Thank you very much! I called the Corporate office after speaking with the service Rep that day and they called the service center and told them to see me without charge. So today I went in and it was just a piece of paper that was stuck in the fan. Just like it sounded! Anyway, this car doesn't come with a cabin air filter so things seem to get stuck in it.... They put an air filter in for me. The filter cost about 30 bucks... So all is well. Thank you for your answer.
I never heard of a car not be issued with a cabin air filter.... They said that paper from the glovebox seems to find it's way into everyone's fan unless they get a filter. Weird! But not a big expense.
#56 of 82 Re: smells [benlearn]
Jun 28, 2009 (5:09 am)
get the cabin air filter changed should be done every 30k or so
#57 of 82 Used Yaris a Lemon
Jun 28, 2009 (5:16 am)
So mine just got considerably worse - broke down first time I used it more than two hours - the electronic throttle sensor was blown - The reason it broke down - the cruise control they fitted was an after market part not made by Toyota and our vehicle does not have the wiring for it. This caused a surge which blew the electronic throttle sensor causing us to lose drive. The car would creep along but would not accelerate.
To cut a long story short, the dealer we had the car towed to told us we were sold a lemon i.e. the car has had the front bumper and panels changed indicating that it had been in an accident and that the parts used were not even Toyota parts. They showed us in cloudy light and you could see that the colour was off. There was also signs of damage to the fly wheel at the bottom of the engine. Worse still, they told us that the car was another daily rental which we did not know.
Now we are in dispute with the dealer and we are all quite upset.
Anyway, don't buy a Yaris, be careful who you buy from and get it checked out before you buy. If you buy Toyota again, go for a Matrix but I would recommend the Mazda 5 which is a crossover vehicle or the Mazda 3 which is a hatchback. I am never going to buy Toyota again.
#58 of 82 Re: Used Yaris a Lemon [phllbit]
Jun 28, 2009 (11:45 am)
So wait what? You bought a salvaged car from a sleazy dealer and that means to not buy a Yaris?
Did you get a Carfax report? B/c if you did and it showed a clear title then Carfax will buy the car back from you if they were wrong. If you bought a used car w/out a title search then you have no one to blame but yourself.
NEVER EVER EVER trust car dealers. I worked security at the National Auto Dealers Exchange in Jersey for years and they rob each other blind, what do you think they do to the average consumer?
#59 of 82 Re: New Yaris Problem - A Lemon? [bambesi]
Jun 29, 2009 (4:37 pm)
Hello folks. Searching out the dirt on the Yaris. Considering it for purchase. Have worked on many a car during the years. Without looking at the specific design of the car, I suspect you may have a slightly out of adjustment throttle position sensor switch. These are very touchy to adjust and if they are out of adjustment, things such as surging can occur even while stopped at a red light.
One reason why I do not like more computer controlled stuff on a car. Very few techs really know how to work on the stuff or have enough electronics skills to troubleshoot it themselves.
#60 of 82 New Yaris 2007 problems, a lemon?
Jul 06, 2009 (6:54 pm)
Hi my boyfriend bought a Toyota Yaris 2007, Automatic Sedan 4 doors. After a year of buying it it started to burn the fuse and it already has burn a few of them three times, last Saturday we were on our vacations driving and the cars mileage just stopped working, also the radio, air conditioner and the lights, I started felling it really heavy so my boyfriend told me to pull over to see what was happening, I did and after that he turn it off and on, it turn on ok but nothing else worked and the selector level stuck and it couldn't be moved. We took him to the Toyota services and pieces and they said the battery was damage and the power steering cables were burn out. The warranty didn't cover cause the car already had 45,000 miles. And the warranty was only until 36,000 miles. They cant help and my boyfriend pays more than 350 bucks for that car monthly it only has 2 years of use and has given problems in more than 2 occasions in the same place. What can we do? We tried to get another car and nothing, I know it will be doing the same thing over and over again. We asked them why it happened what reasons they have for this and they cant give an answer, can someone tell me what to do????? Or we will have to stay stuck with the car that is not functioning right???? By the way my boyfriends gives it all the maintenance it needs every time he has without missing one. Thanks for all the help you can give to us.
#61 of 82 Re: New Yaris 2007 problems, a lemon? [smcl8002]
Jul 16, 2009 (8:46 pm)
there are lemon laws you should seriously check into.
even if you bought the car second hand you may be able to get a refund or replacement car.
and if you had been taking it in before warrenty was out for problems this works even more in your favor.
not sure what state you are in but well worth checking into lemon laws.
the dealerships make it sound more difficult than what it is cause they don't want you to go through lemon law.
save all paper work when took in for repair or diagosing.
In some states the dealership are required to give you proof of your bringing the car in every time.
We are going through the lemon law arbitrarion.
I'll tell you this much manufactures WILL bully, intimadate and every sly trick in book to scare you off read and follow all info in lemon law manual.
you should be able to find the resolution.
I hope it goes well.