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in 2012 Affordable Small Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $11,240 - $12,427
Original MSRP: $14,115 - $17,200
MPG: 30 City / 38 Hwy
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2012 Toyota Yaris Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

STRUCTURERecall Date: 03/09/2015
  • Consequence: 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.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V134000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,582
  • Summary: 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."
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headliner, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-April 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Notes: 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.
STEERINGRecall Date: 07/03/2013
  • Consequence: If the power steering assistance shuts off, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V292000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 74
  • Summary: 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.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2012
Overall Dependability 5_0
Powertrain Dependability 5_0
Feature & Accessory Dependability 4_5
Body & Interior Dependability 3_5
  • Key:
  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.

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Warranty

Note that warranty coverage that came with the vehicle when it was new may not transfer to subsequent owners. Check with the manufacturer to see if a warranty may still apply.

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