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#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.
#62 of 82 Re: New Yaris 2007 problems, a lemon? [mylantageorgia]
Jul 18, 2009 (5:25 am)
Thanks, we took the car to repair and the diagnosis found was that the car had a cable that was caught (pinch) in the power stiring sistem and it burn, made the electric sistem collapse it shut off all the car and dammage the battery also. They couldnt explain how this hapenend and why the cable was caught (pinch) if no one had ever touched that area. He had to pay for the reparation, the new battery, the diagnosis and also the crane twice.
We live in Puerto Rico, so I think the laws apply almost the same as in the United States.
#63 of 82 Re: New Yaris 2007 problems, a lemon? [smcl8002]
Jul 18, 2009 (9:39 pm)
Save all receipts, log any times you have problems and make sure to get the explanation invoice from mechanic and dealers.
always take a witness not related with you into repair shops or dealers. and if talking on phone with them use speaker with a witness present.
Hope all goes well.
our lemon hearing is in aug. finely going to get rid of this bad nightmare headache
#64 of 82 Re: Yaris Problem - A Lemon? [liam3] _NO_ The Truth! [podred]
Aug 12, 2009 (8:52 pm)
excuse me but you sound like those idiot toyota mechanics and dealers that try to make it sound like the car is supose to act bad to show the driver they aren't treating the car correctly.
what kind of nonsense is this and what makes you think any one in their right mind would believe this line of crap!?
who wants to own a car that the transmission acts up with no power. who waits 20 minutes to warm up a brand new car or an old one at that!? no one has time for it any more that's why we buy new.
we are in the 21 centry for crying out loud don't give me this crap!!!!!
#65 of 82 Re: Toyota Lemons [crazedcommuter]
Aug 12, 2009 (9:05 pm)
your full of crap also. just like ford just because they use to have a good reputation for cars and trucks and that's how they still sell them just by their old reputation. but look in the paper more people are getting rid of their fords then any other.
just because toyota has a good reputation does not mean one can't ever be a lemon.
they do slip by.
Pride is no longer an issue for car companies. It's all about money, money, greed and more money.
and don't care who they mess over. just MONEY!!!!!!!!!!
#66 of 82 Re: New Yaris Problem - A Lemon? [bambesi]
Aug 31, 2009 (12:57 pm)
What ever became of your problem? I recently purchase a 09 Yaris hatchback and have a simular complaint. About half the time I let off the gas to cruise up to a stop sign the car seems to downshift or have the brakes applied. This may save on the brakes but it seems like this would lower your gas MPG if you have to keep on the gas until you're close enough to let of and cruise. What really conserns me is that this only happens about half the time -- usually on a hot day after the car is warmed up. You can feel it kick down around 40 mph and then kick up when you reach about 20mph.
BTW -- that seems to be the speed where the resistance stops and you can feel it kick back into high gear -- yet I'm sure it's not really doing that. I have an automatic and I made sure it is in D when I test this out. I can duplicate the problem at 25mph but again, it only does it half the time and more so when the car is warmed up. Is this really normal for a Yaris? Won't this decrease my MPG?
#67 of 82 Re: New Yaris Problem - A Lemon? [thecatman]
Sep 01, 2009 (10:45 am)
What kind of gas mileage are you getting and what kind of driving do you do? If you are not meeting the window sticker mileage you may have a problem.
#68 of 82 Re: New Yaris Problem - A Lemon? [lhanson]
Sep 01, 2009 (12:28 pm)
My last tankful I got 35.321 MPG. My MPG has been going down about 1 mile per fill up since I got the car. It started at 36.5, went up to 37.8, and since then has dropped. I usually fill-up when it reaches the last bar so I can compare apples to apples but haven''t been able to fill-up at the same station each time. I've been traveling lately and have had to use different stations.
My Yaris is rated at 29-35MPG with some people getting 29-41 MPG. I drive like an old lady because I want to get the best gas mileage I can. About 90% of my driving in on the highway at 55-60 mph. I use the cruise (not factory -- purchased from another company) all the time to save gas. Even then it doesn't feel like it's in top gear even though I have it in "D".
While my gas mileage has dropped since I got the car the drag sensation has gotten more pronounced. If I pull out of my driveway and get my car up to 25mph it will drop to 20 in 5 seconds and that's going downhill. Then around 20mph it feels like the car kicks up into a higher gear.
As I said, this only happens half the time, more so when the car is warm or it's a warm day. It was cool this morning and I didn't have any problems coasting. I talked to another Yaris and they don't have this problem. I would feel better if this happened all the time, but as I said it doesn't. And I'm use to letting off the gas half a mile from a light and coasting without having to hit the gas again. But this car drops speed like a rock when whatever it's doing kicks in.
I'm dropping it off at the dealers tonight to see what he can make of it. Apparently I'm the only Yaris owner who has complained about this. Maybe I coast while others keep up the speed until they are on top of the light or stop sign.
Thanks for your reply
#69 of 82 Re: New Yaris Problem - A Lemon? [thecatman]
Sep 02, 2009 (7:49 am)
I am wondering if your problem might be connected with the after market cruise control that you had installed. I have been seriously considering having cruise control installed on my 2007 Yaris hatchback, but I have read that a lot of people have had major problems including being left stranded along side of the road. 37 or 38 MPG is about what I get with my car in town or on the highway.