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2000 Toyota Echo

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2000 Toyota Echo Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

Engine -- Verified

The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow meter sensor fault code stored.

Brakes -- Verified

Toyota issued a recall on the brake master cylinder and will conduct any necessary repairs under warranty.

Brakes -- Verified

Toyota issued a recall on certain models with automatic transmissions
due to brake booster performance. Toyota will replace the brake booster
as needed under warranty.

2000 Toyota Echo Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, November 29, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE RECESS RETAINS A RUBBER SEAL RING, WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE END OF THE CYLINDER BODY, AND MAY BE CORRODED DUE TO AN IMPROPER WASHING PROCESS.

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Brakes, October 29, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. DUE TO A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF CONDITIONS WHICH CONSIST OF COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, LOAD APPLIED FROM AIR CONDITIONER AND OTHER ELECTRICAL DEVICES, AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE VACUUM IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD COULD BE INSUFFICIENT FOR THE BRAKE BOOSTER.

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Engine, October 4, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. CONDENSED MOISTURE FROM THE POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) PORT COULD SEEP TOWARD THE BRAKE VACUUM PORT INSIDE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND START TO FREEZE.

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2000 Toyota Echo Questions and Answers

sallyforth, 2000 Toyota Echo, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Minneapolis, MN

a mechanic suggests that I get a front stabilizer link replaced. Nothing in your repair categories mentions that.

wise9owl, 2000 Toyota Echo, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Sparta, NJ

I had the AC checked, refrigrant added w/dye. It worked about 3 wks. Now runs OK for 15/20 minutes, then blows warm air. Toyota cannot find any loss of refrigrant or trace of dye leaks. Could i...

flambe, 2000 Toyota Echo, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Norwalk, CA

I just purchased my car. The water light on the dash lite up then turned off. I am wondering if it goes on when it needs to be warmed up in the morning. After I let it warm up the light went off. I...

snookiebow, 2000 Toyota Echo, Moorhead, IA

Our 2000 Toyota Echo's check engine light came on. Our code key search said it was evaporative emission system. So what part needs to be replaced? I called O'Reiley and they said it was...

snookiebow, 2000 Toyota Echo, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Moorhead, IA

Our 2000 Toyota Echo's check engine light came on. Our code key search said it was evaporative emission system. So what part needs to be replaced? I called O'Reiley and they said it was...

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2000 Toyota Echo Reviews

I love my little Echo. But, at 72,000 miles I noticed an oil leak. (I say I "noticed" it at 72,000 miles, but it actually could have started earlier.) Mechanic said it's the rear main seal. The car was nine years old at the time of the diagnosis, but still, I've taken care of it, and 72,000 miles seems like an unusual interval for the rear main seal to go bad. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem with her/his Echo early on.
Otherwise, car has been good to me, and if Toyota still made them I'd probably buy another.

My sister gave me her ECHO as a birthday present in 2004. I remember when she bought it, I used to make fun of it, calling it a girls car. Now, However, I wouldn't part with it if you payed me. I have driven this car cross country 5 times, and simply driven it through hell as a pizza delivery driver in the city, and she still refuses to give me even the slightest sign of trouble. It has driven on I-80 through the worst blizzard Iowa has seen in years, counting 80 cars and trucks that had slid off the road between Davenport and Des Moines. It amazes me every time how much stuff will actually fit inside it. SUVs and Trucks are for pansies. Give me a Toyota ECHO any day.

I've put my 2000 Echo through hell for the last ten years, & 195,000 miles. No parts have failed, until yesterday (the starter). Still have the original engine, transmission, alternator, a/c compressor, exhaust, etc. All summer, every summer, since year 2000, I used my Echo to tow a heavy landscaping trailer with heavy landscaping equipment every day of every summer... and still she keeps going. The owners manual says "do not tow with this vehicle", yet the car (with anti-lock brakes) tows just about anything... anywhere. Amazing car!!! I love it!

This is the most reliable car I have ever owned. Over 160,000 miles and only pads, oil have been changed. The a/c just went out, but oh well.

I purchased my Echo new in 2000, and have been extremely happy with it. I am over 6 feet tall, and am impressed by the head room and leg room in this little car. The gas mileage is great and it is an excellent "city car". My only slight concern is that it squeeks and groans a bit when passengers get out of the vehicle.

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