Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site


Go Back   Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site > Technical Forums > DIY / Maintenance / Service
  The Tire Rack

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-24-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
I've made a post!
Drives: 2013 Yaris
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 1
Brake light switch constantly breaking


I have a 2013 Yaris, and recently the brake light switch has been going bad (abs and traction control lights on at the same time).

Mechanics have replaced it 4 times now in the last 5 months, the last two times at the dealer. The mechanic at the dealer said that they had it in diagnostics all day, and they found no issues aside from the bad brake light switch.

The problem started when I was driving a highway speeds (50 mph) through the snow, and I hit a patch of chunky snow/ice. The general sound being hitting a series a pot holes at 50 mph. Shortly after the abs and traction control lights went on.

Since the first time, the switch will go bad after about two weeks to a month of daily driving. The abs and traction control lights will go on, then they may go off if the car is turned off and sits for a while. Eventually the problem won't go away after turning the car off.

Does anyone have an idea of what the problem may be?

shoe02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2017, 09:49 PM   #2
Drives: 2007 yaris 3 door
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 932
i have this issue, but mine is a rear sensor. it is a common problem on 06-12, idk about 13 if they have the same problem. the sensor gets a bit of metal stuck to it, and it's a sealed unit so there is not a way to clean it. do you have drum or disk brakes? if drums, it shuld be the same issue. idk though, if you took it to the dealership. they should be fully aware of this issue. i've not heard of a bad brake switch though....
SirDigby is offline   Reply With Quote

abs light, brake switch, traction control light, wheel sensor, yaris

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY yaris III fog lights installation karloslatynos Third Gen Yaris General Discussion 53 11-12-2017 04:03 PM
Any PICS of Fog Light SWITCH Location?? TRDMarty General Yaris / Vitz Discussion 7 05-29-2012 03:00 PM
one brake light out xartrax DIY / Maintenance / Service 3 01-27-2011 01:40 PM
replacement fog light switch? yrsdrgn Cosmetic Modifications (Exterior/Interior) 4 07-17-2007 04:11 PM
Removing third brake light lightyearsgirl DIY / Maintenance / Service 8 08-06-2006 11:26 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.