Toyota Yaris: Symptoms of Bad Shocks or Struts

Shocks and struts typically don’t last for the lifetime of a vehicle, If your Toyota Yaris is experiencing poor handling, excessive wear on tires and suspension components, or a jarring noise, it likely has bad shocks or struts. If your Yaris is experiencing any steering problems, it’s vital to check your car out immediately, as … Read more

Toyota Yaris P0174: Meaning, Causes, How to Fix

One of the most common trouble codes with the Toyota Yaris is P0174. It indicates that your Toyota Yaris is running lean on the bank two side of the engine.  P0174 and P0171 (fuel trim lean bank one) are the most frequently seen air/fuel mixture-related codes. If they appear together, it reduces the list of … Read more

Toyota Yaris BSM System: Meaning and Troubleshooting

What is the BSM system? BSM stands for Blind Spot Monitor, an advanced safety system in the Toyota Yaris that helps drivers detect objects in their “blind spots.” This system uses sensors to monitor the area around your car and will alert you if another vehicle enters your blind spot. The BSM system also alerts … Read more

Toyota Yaris Horn Not Working: 5 Most Common Causes

A functioning horn is one of a vehicle’s most critical safety features. If your Toyota Yaris’s horn isn’t working, there are a few potential causes. We’ll cover each of them, starting with the easiest and most likely issues and working from there. A test light can make diagnosing a horn that isn’t working much easier. … Read more

Toyota Yaris P0100: Meaning, Causes, How to Fix

P0100 is a generic OBD2 trouble code that indicates an issue with your Toyota Yaris’s Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor.   This code is usually caused by a MAF sensor that is faulty, dirty or a wiring issue related to it. It may be tempting to replace your Yaris’s MAF sensor without checking the electrical system … Read more

Toyota Yaris Sloshing Sound (How to Find and Fix)

A mysterious noise you don’t know the source of is one of the most stressful things that can happen during vehicle ownership. If your Toyota Yaris is making a sloshing sound while driving it, this is the guide for you. If your Yaris makes a sound like sloshing water while driving, this is undoubtedly a … Read more

Toyota Yaris AC Smells Bad: Smell ID + How to Fix

Does your Toyota Yaris’s air conditioning smell bad? This article will provide you with some quick and comprehensive list of causes to help eliminate your car’s foul odor.   This guide is broken down into three sections:  AC Smell Reference Table Smell Type Potential Causes Sweet Leaking Engine Coolant, Leaking Refrigerant Mold, Mildew, Fungus Clogged Drain … Read more

Toyota Yaris P0020: Meaning, Causes, Diagnosis

P0020 is a rarely seen OBD II trouble code that can affect the Toyota Yaris. It’s a variable valve timing (VVT) related code, indicating a wiring issue with the bank 2 camshaft actuator “A.” P0020 is often by low or sludgy oil. Check your Yaris’s oil as soon as possible. P0020 is a generic code, … Read more