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  1. Yen/Euro exchage rate does not affect Yaris price - they are built in France
  2. Carb float height??????? no carb on an Aygo or any other modern car. Electronic fuel injection since about 1993.
  3. motoxxx3

    Aygo Issues

    There are loads of crashed Aygos...try a breakers yard (a lot of breakers have websites now) or ebay. A bit of digging on the internet should get you one at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Good luck!
  4. Hi Yes they seem to have fixed it - after the new upgraded seals were fitted, it did leak again very slightly into the passenger fron footwell, so we took it back and they cured it.

    We have had heavy rain since and it has not leaked anymore. Fingers crossed.

    Regards

    John

  5. There is a fault with 1.3 gearboxes...it needs an internal part changing (a shim or washer if I remember) It is documented elswehere on this forum. Toyota issued a modification bulletin which even some Toyta dealers were not aware of. Good Luck!
  6. Gear shift linkage may need re-adjusting, or clutch cable free play may need adjusting. Take it back to the garage that did the work
  7. Sounds like your Aygo has leaked in at some point and either your carpets or boot are still wet or damp. Check all your carpets in the passenger and front footwell areas, and the boot - lift up the cover that sits on top of the spare wheel and see if there is water or damp in the wheel well. One of the symptoms of Aygos which have leaked are frozen or misty windows.
  8. All cars will steam up the windows with the heater left on recirculate for longer than about 10 minutes. Recirculate should only be used for the first few minutes to defrost or demist the windows...then switch to vent. However, Aygos are prone to water leaks, so if your car has leaked in at some time, and there is moisture or damp inside the car the windows will steam up. You should check in your boot where the spare wheel sits, as well as the front & rear passenger footwells to see if the carpets are damp or smell fusty
  9. Just look at Aygos when you are out on the road - most of them are driven by girls
  10. I was told by a Toyota tech that they test the cars by spraying high pressure water all over the car with the car at different angles to simulate the car being parked on kerbs, gradients etc. I was also told that they get some brand new Aygos in to the dealer off the transporter and when they do the pre-delivery checks the boots are full of water! The upgraded parts consist of new design door seals, additional upper door seals and new design rear high level brake light seal. Toyota phoned yesterday to say they found the leak and they have had to order a part (bear in mind this car has already
  11. I was told by the Toyota dealer that there are a lot of different areas where Aygos leak, through the rear high level brake light, through the rear lights, through the door seals through the door membranes. My wifes Aygo was fitted with all the new design uprated seals + the additional upper door seals and after heavy rain it leaked in again! The dealer has got the car back again to find where the leak is.
  12. Definitely no ABS? Iam sure all Yaris here in Europe have ABS - I think it is European law that all cars have to have it, the pedal on our ABS models pulsates, but only when driving & if the wheels are about to lock on say a wet road, but if your U.S. Yaris does not have ABS it can't be a problem with the ABS system which could make it pulsate.
  13. Is the parcel shelf something that the warranty covers? I recall reading through it and it saying it doesn't cover interior trim. Yes it is covered under warranty. It is a known manufacturing defect with Yaris parcel shelves. Toyota are aware of the problem and the new one they will fit for you under warranty is stitched not glued. The dealer told me they have changed loads of these under warranty.
  14. motoxxx3

    Aygo Leak

    There are lots of different threads on here regarding Aygo's leaking. My wifes is just over a year old - Toyota had it for 2 weeks to fix the leak it was soaked in the rear passenger footwells ...she had it back 8 days and it is leaking in again - front passenger footwell now. She took it back yesterday. In our small village 4 Aygos have leaked after the heavy rain. This has been a problem since the Aygo was first lauc=nched and they are still struggling to fix it. There are reports on this forum of some Aygos been in to the dealer 4 times or more and still leaking! Nice little car to dri
  15. Yes the new parcel shelf now has the velcro stitched on. Much better idea - especially as this part gets pulled when you want to put the back seats down. If anyone has a Yaris still under warranty they should go to their Toyota dealer & get the new parcel shelf as it is only a matter of time before the original one comes unglued. Both of our Yaris' came unglued before the cars were a year old.
  16. My wifes car has had new door seals fitted - the Toyota dealer had the car for 2 weeks! We have had the car back 10 days and it has leaked in again - this time the front passenger footwell. Back to the dealer tomorrow! Toyota :ffs:
  17. By law you can take your car wherever you want to for insurance repair. As the car is new the vehicle will have to be repaired by a Toyota body shop to preserve your paintwork & anti corrosion warranty. The insurance company will try to persuade you to have it repaired by their repairer (some of which are actually owned by the insurance companies themselves) They will try to tell you you will not get a courtesy car - but any Toyota body shop will give you a courtesy car while yours is being repaired. Please do not let your insurance company's repairer fix your car... it is in their interes
  18. Yes I believe the pre 2006 Toyotas are better built than the newer ones. We purchased last year in our family 4 brand new Toyotas: 2 x Yaris 3dr, 1 x Aygo 3dr, 1 x IQ and we have had problems with all 4 cars - they have all had warranty work..the Aygo is leaking water in. They had it for 2 weeks to repair, and 2 days ago it leaked in again. They are nice to drive, but it is apparent corners have been cut in the build quality. If we are having problems when they are new I dread to think what problems will we encounter with these cars a few years down the line.
  19. I would get a price for this work from a reputable independent garage - any competent mechanic will be able to do this job no problem at a cheaper labour rate then the main dealer. Once a car is out of warranty there is not much point paying their ridiculous labour rates - you have presumably paid them to diagnose the fault, so just get an independant to do the work.
  20. My wifes 2009 Aygo 3dr leaked in a few weeks ago - soaking wet in the rear passenger footwells. They fitted new door seals and yesterday after heavy rain the front passenger footwell is now soaking. Back to Toyota on Monday.
  21. Hmmmmm.... Yes I thought about gluing it - then it dawned on me this is a new car, still under warranty, with an obvious manufacturing fault- so Toyota can fix it...after all it is another result of their recent cheapskate, corner cutting production methods trying to save a few pennies on an expensive but cheaply built car.
  22. My wifes 2009 Aygo had new door seals fitted by the dealer under warranty after the rear footwells were found to be soaking wet. 10 days later - more heavy rain and now the FRONT passenger footwell is soaking wet! Back to the dealer on Monday.
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