definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,002 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2012 Toyota Yaris:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #2

Sep 212017


  • 80,000 miles
My problem is with the rear hatch glass has blown out twice with no understanding how it could of happened both times was with the vehicle in a parked situation no pressure on the glass the second time my wife and dog were inside the car waiting for me in the afternoon to pick me up from work the first time it occurred it was just parked no one in it and it happened in the morning time and just shattered my wife said when it blew it was like a bomb going off the sound was very loud there was nothing against the glass in either incident this had cost me $375 dollars the first time and I haven't replaced the glass on the second time costly replacement is there any history or reports of this occurring to other Toyota hatchbacks mine is the 5 door model please advise the incidents happened in the summer months and they were 2 years apart and it happened the 2nd year I owned it still have it now.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012012

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 3 miles
Major windshield glare. Not sure if it's the angle of the windshield, the brushed-plastic type dash that seems highly reflective, or a combination of the two... but when sunlight hits the dashboard, it creates a glare on the windshield. Depending on the angle of the sun, it can become extremely difficult to see through and poses a high risk at anything in a shaded area (like driving from sunny road through shaded patch). The glare is noticeable in low light and at night when passing street lamps/traffic lights. On a scale of 1-10... the night/low light visibility is around 1 or 2 but when you have the sun glaring on it, it's more of a 8-9. temporary solution would most likely be a dash mat but maybe re-design or different material used would be better suggestion for the manufacturer.

- Cottageville, SC, USA