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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 has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

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

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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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