Toyota Yaris Common Problems and Solutions
Gearbox changing problems
The manual gearbox on the Yaris has some known issues with changing in the lower gears. This seems to be particularly an issue with 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gear changes. If you are suffering from this problem, it is due to the syncromesh. This happens more in cold weather.
The syncromesh can sometimes be reconditioned but it can work out cheaper to get a replacement one. We can help you find this part at very low prices.
Rear Wheel bearing failure
The rear wheel bearings are known for premature wear. If you are hearing a rumbling noise coming from the rear wheels when carrying out manoeuvres at low speeds, then you have a faulty wheel bearing.
You will need to replace the rear wheel bearings to solve this problem.
Air conditioning failure
There has been known issues with the air conditioning on the Yaris. If you are not getting ice cold air coming out on the coldest setting, then you most likely have a problem with the compressor.
You will need to fit a replacement compressor to resolve the issue. These can be very expensive to replace but we can help you find this part at a fraction of the price.
DPF warning light
If the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) warning light has appeared on the dashboard, it means your DPF is blocked. This happens if the car is only used around town, as the filter does not get hot enough to burn off the unwanted particles.
You need to drive the car at about 35-40mph in third gear for 5-6 miles to allow the DPF to get hot enough to burn off the unwanted particles. This should turn off the warning light on the dashboard. If it does not turn off the warning light you will need to manually clear out the DPF. You can check out the video below to see how this is done: