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Old 01-15-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
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Toyota Yaris reliability

I wanted more up-to-date auto reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now reports absolute repair rates that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so it's possible to track cars closely as they age.

We've had very good participation by owners of the 2007 Yaris, so we're already providing results for this year. A larger sample size is always better, though, and we especially need more 2008s and 2009s.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Yaris, free of charge.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

Car reliability research

Note: it's interesting to read everyone's responses in the thread, but we can only use data submitted through the survey process in our analysis.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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Mine hasn't been in the shop for any un-sceduled work.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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It's just as helpful to have cars participating that have no problems, since I'm focusing on the repair rate. The survey only collects info on problems that happen after you sign up, with the exception of the first month, to minimize bias.

Still need more cars signed up to participate before I can start collecting data on the Yaris.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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Do the cars have to be stock?

I'll help out!

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Old 01-18-2007, 01:33 PM   #5
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What level of mods are we talking about? Intake, exhaust, and other things that just bump power by up to 25 horsepower don't concern me. An aftermarket turbo or supercharger would be another matter.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:43 PM   #6
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Still need a few more Yarii to get started.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:03 PM   #7
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some 4000miles on the clock. sticky ignition relay (leading to power steering temporary failure). that's all.

registered on delta :)
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:17 PM   #8
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I have 21000km on my Yaris trouble free.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:22 PM   #9
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i know it is a car but this is toyota from JPN. honda and nissan better think twice. This car is a force to be considered!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:26 PM   #10
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i have 25000Km's on my '06 RS with a borla axle-back exhaust.

new timing chain and sprockets installed at 15000 Km's
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:15 PM   #11
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No problem until now.

Just a clutch pump...
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #12
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20,000 miles on my 2007 Yaris (that's 33,200 km, I believe), and nothing has been done besides scheduled maintenance. There is an occasional grind going into third gear, but it never does it at the dealership, so there's "no problem."
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:47 PM   #13
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34000 KM on my 07 HB,
scheduled maintenance done,
changed my CAT thx to the TSB,
changed my windshield sprayer, thx to the TSB again.

No problem so far....hope it stays this way for a while.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:16 PM   #14
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150 miles and my only problem is getting used to 1st gear. being a former honda guy i seem to stall out first gear sometimes especially in the morning.....
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:04 AM   #15
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over 8000miles no problems yet
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:43 AM   #16
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150 miles and my only problem is getting used to 1st gear. being a former honda guy i seem to stall out first gear sometimes especially in the morning.....
Yeah that took a while too!

Only 1400km on my car (what can I say, I don't drive so much!), and no OEM-related problems, only a brake fluid leak, but that was a problem with my aftermarket brakes.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:19 PM   #17
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5500 miles no problems. Thought my A/C wasn't working when I turned it on yesterday, then realized I forgot to hit the A/C button--duh!
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:21 AM   #18
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almost at 2000km now & everything are great!!!
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