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Talulah

Problems With Yaris Spirit

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Hello. I am new to this forum. I am posting as I feel that since the warrenty on my Yaris 1.3 Spirit expired I have encountered problems and wondered if anyone has had a similar experience. Firstly, two months after the warrenty had expired I had to pay to have a new clutch fitted as I had problems with the car chugging in slow moving traffic and at the same time the car produced a bad burning smell. This smell has reoccurred since the clutch was replaced even though I paid well over the odds (£750 was initially quoted)for the work as I had it repaired at the dealers. I had a service in February along with the pedal recall and since then my climate control has stopped working. This seems to be a bit of a strange coincidence. I e-mailed the dealership about this 6 weeks ago but have had no reply and am too busy to keep taking the car back and forth. I am also reluctant to pay for repairs at the dealership as the cost of repairs is twice as much as quoted elsewhere. However I will contact them again next week. I am not sure whether to just get rid of this car and buy another- not a Toyota. This is the only car I've had which has experienced major problems after the expiration of the warrenty. Has anyone else had problems with the climate control?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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It sounds like you’ve been sold a dodgy car. Unless you were riding the clutch all the time it shouldn’t have been replaced so soon. I’ve got a Mark 1 model which has done 75k so far and no problems whatsoever with it. You should have argued the point with them about it and get an independent specialist to look at it to make sure they haven’t sold you a dodgy car. Same applies to climate control.

Toyota’s are usually faultless.

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It sounds like you’ve been sold a dodgy car. Unless you were riding the clutch all the time it shouldn’t have been replaced so soon. I’ve got a Mark 1 model which has done 75k so far and no problems whatsoever with it. You should have argued the point with them about it and get an independent specialist to look at it to make sure they haven’t sold you a dodgy car. Same applies to climate control.

Toyota’s are usually faultless.

Burning smell too? Could be the case. The air con might possibly need the gas replacing or new compressor depending on the age of the car...I wouldn't call the problem with the climate control 'major' (if it is what I suggested), it's just wear and tear.

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well i had to replace the clutch on my old car (not toyota) few months after buying and had only 40k, i wouldnt mind what miles where on it, it came from the city so you have to expect this iam afraid.

you shouldnt still have a burning smell though, might be a dogdy release beaning if its still smelling.

as for climate control as mentioned may just need to be regased ?

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