Many late model vehicles use electronic controls for the power steering assist. These Yaris vehicles are being recalled because an electrical relay in the power steering control module could short circuit due to moisture contamination, resulting loss of power steering assist. Without power steering assist, the vehicle will become hard to steer, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering control module to correct this concern.
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Dealer said that it needed new motor at $4500.00.I find that it does have copression but find it has water in three cylindersand car has only less than 23000 miles
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I have the same problem with my 2012 Yaris hatchback with 37000 miles. Recently purchased. Two Toyota dealers tell me can't find anything wrong. The vibration is driving me nuts. I love car but it can't be normal.
just bought a 2012 yaris sedan with 35,500 miles on Oct 1 2013. Really like the car. Just one unresolved complaint. It has an abnormal annoying vibration worst in the driver seat. I've had 3 dealers tell me this is normal. It can't be! Sitting at a light or in a fast food drive through etc. makes me want to get out of the car. A fourth dealer cleaner the throttle plate (carbon build up) and added fuel injector cleaner and says in may take a few miles (less than 100) for the injectors to be clean and the computer to readust. Have put 55 miles on and so far no difference. Motor mounts have been examined by previous dealer shops and say they are not the problem. Have there been other complaints? What else could do this?