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Toyota Yaris Interior and Passenger Comfort Concerns

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  • some simple 1-2-3 mechanics steps of stopping an out-of-control car. Push the on-off start button in for at least 3 seconds will turn it off...put the automatic gearshift in neutral and you can brke the car to a stop in no time......turn the key off, if your car is operated by a key start system, otherwise just push the on-off start button in for 3 seconds, as has already been mentioned on this post...go over these in your mind several times...you might think you're prepared but once your car is accelerating you might think otherwise. Go over the procedures to stop your car a few times, it might save your life if you're so unfortunate that one of these incidents should happen to you!

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • rslykrslyk Posts: 3
    To all 2007 Yaris owners......if your car is less than 3 years old and 36000
    miles this is a covered problem with Toyota . Go to YarisWorld.com and
    ask for help in getting a copy of the Toyota Technical Service Bulletin (TSB)
    that covers this problem....Take it to the dealer and COMPLAIN....COMPLAIN
    and when they tell you that it is not covered, whop out the TSB and complain
    It seems that they will at first try to shine you on but stand your ground
    with your TSB INHAND. Also check TSB #EG048-07 if it applies to your
    car SPEND the miniscule amount to replace part #77248-52060 and #
    77219-21010...... $25 worth of parts can avoid a $1200 failure.....its called
    "TOYOTA CARES"
  • Okay, I looked at your message which is about the evap system not the a/c odor.

    First, if I am not mistaken air pollution control is federally mandated to work for a certain period of time....50K miles. It may be more now. It would take a phone call to my attorney to know for sure.

    Second, back to the a/c system. As I stated before in a previous post and which may not apply to your year, we found that Toyota did not supply the air filter in the a/c system. Strike one. Second strike is there is no screen in the outside air intake system. Strike two. The source we discover for the mold smell turned out to be the carpet not the a/c which is picking up the smell from the carpet. This became very apparent after the first bad rain storm. The cause is the carpet is no longer coated with a plastic backing and neither is the floor mat! Strike three!

    Our answer was to carefully cut some heavy duty Wal-Mart floor mats and install. The mats are deep grooved to catch water. Good bye mold smell. But wait along comes a floor mat recall on other Toyota models! We paid attention for sure. The new carpet does not have much fiber for floor mats to hook into and stay in place. So they slip around. You need to be watchful and keep the mat pulled back. We have a standard tranny so when it gets too far forward, the clutch switch does not engage. Our signal to pull the mat back. We also have the mat cut so to hit the steering column and it was already shaped as to not interfere with the acceraltor.

    A lot of common sense and careful looking at things goes a long way. Thanks on the water problem. I may start running a bit of alcohol once or twice a year since we do store ours at times. It is a 2009 3 dr hatchback. Cars are not as carefree driving as most people want them to be. That is how mechanics make their money, driver not watching under the hood!
  • tenaztenaz Posts: 2
    I want to answer you as far I know on your statment:

    Second, back to the a/c system. As I stated before in a previous post and which may not apply to your year, we found that Toyota did not supply the air filter in the a/c system. Strike one. Second strike is there is no screen in the outside air intake system. Strike two. The source we discover for the mold smell turned out to be the carpet not the a/c which is picking up the smell from the carpet. This became very apparent after the first bad rain storm. The cause is the carpet is no longer coated with a plastic backing and neither is the floor mat! Strike three!
    I'm agree with with 2 strikes but not with the third one.
    The mold Odor came from the vents as matter fact I went to the dealer and they showed me how to clean it.After the odor went away .But later come back,as far goes with the carpet we washed and cleaned no issues with it.
    If is any further information you need let me know
    Thanks
    Tenaz
  • We live in a rainy LA area. I am very sensitive to mold. Waiting to wash carpet to resolve a mold smell is not an option for me. I would have to replace it. Source in this case of water was from feet and umbrellas, so mold smell was clearly the carpet. Exactly what my nose said! It happen after a few days of rain.

    I read your previous posts again, just now. Trash in the a/c system will do it also. Yup, now you have a third thing to watch in addition to what you already know! I also noted the other Toyota models had cowl vent screens, but not the Yaris prior to our purchase. This kind of info is invaluable to buyers who look first on Edmunds.

    Keep me posted on how yours does long term. Just flipped 15K miles. It was your original post that put me on alert about this problem before we even bought the car! Hence we avoid parking under trees. We also keep the vents clear and have a filter in the a/c. Watch your wet umbrellas and feet.

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  • twl8ntwl8n Posts: 2
    I'm fairly sure that Toyota made a mistake calculating the cargo space of the Yaris. Since I'm trying to decide which car to buy, this is an issue. My brother has a Yaris hatch and he sent me the measurements.

    The published cargo space is 25.7 for the Yaris and 41.9 for the Fit, but it doesn't add up. Just going on the max dimensions (which has some fallacies, but at least is roughly comparable), the two are nearly identical. Did Toyota make a mistake and no one (all the car review sites) has bothered to check?

    Yaris:
    52.21 inches * 51.61 inches * 35.85 inches = 55.9 cu ft

    Fit:

    100 cm * 146 cm * 103 cm = 53 cu ft

    Thanks!
    Tom
  • bamacarbamacar Posts: 749
    I assume you are comparing Hatch to Hatch and not sedan. The clear difference comes behind the rear seats. One look and it is obvious. Actually Toyota claims 9.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Honda claims 20.6 cubic feet behind the rear seat.

    If you are looking at Cargo space with the rear seats down then the Yaris and Fit are similar in the back seat area, but the clear difference is behind the rear seats. The Fit looks cavernous behind the rear seat and the Yaris looks tiny. The Fit is 11 inches longer overall than the Yaris Hatch and basically all of it is located in the cargo area.
  • twl8ntwl8n Posts: 2
    Yep, comparing hatch to hatch, rear seats down.

    My question: since the L x W x H are so similar, how did Toyota come up with a cargo space that is 1/2 of the (theoretical) volume? I don't understand how Toyota got 25.7 cu ft from what is more like 50 cu ft.

    Apparently Honda and Toyota use a different formula, and it makes the Yaris cargo space seem much smaller than it really is.

    Has anyone checked the published 25.7 cu ft for the Yaris?

    Does the Fit really have 11 inches more cargo space? An image on the Honda web site for the fit gives these numbers:

    Yep, comparing hatch to hatch, rear seats down.

    My question: since the L x W x H are so similar, how did Toyota come up with a cargo space that is 1/2 of the (theoretical) volume?

    Apparently Honda and Toyota use a different formula, and it makes the Yaris cargo space seem much smaller than it really is.

    I got these from a Honda web site:

    http://www.honda.co.jp/dog/honda-car/fit/image/fit-p-004.jpg

    100 cm * 146 cm * 103 cm
    39.4 in x 57.5 in x 40.5 in

    It must be wrong. I guess the 146 number should be more like 176.

    This page in the Edmund's Fit forum (scroll about 1/2 way down):

    http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0c37e2/5

    says the long dimension is 1720 mm or 67 inches which makes the Fit quite a bit larger.

    -t
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