• Jan 28, 2009
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The 2006 and 2007 model Toyota Yaris is being recalled over a seat belt problem. In severe frontal crashes, a foam pad could reportedly ignite. The recall affects 1.3 million Yaris units (Yarises? Yarii?) worldwide, with 134,900 of those residing in the States.

Toyota is working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to administer the recall. The fix evidently takes an hour at the dealership, and affected owners should begin receiving letters next week. According to Toyota officials, NHTSA has logged no reports of pad ignition in an actual consumer crash.


[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I think its Yari. The plural of Focus, for example, is Foci. Even though people still say Focuses.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just wondering...would this be the single biggest recall ever?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it even a real name or is it one of those "Romanesque-Italian Sounding Japanese Names"?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Apparently it's a combination of the German word "ja" and something from Greek (I don't know what exactly).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've always said Yarii and since I drive one every day my vote counts more.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love how a 1.3M recall of Toyota vehicles is a grammer discussion but a re-shuffling of GM engine suppliers is "BREAKING!" and a segway to a 135 post of "my friend's GM product always breaks down" and "Nuke Michigan".


        • 5 Years Ago
        This, my fellow mazda-holic, is a very good question...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think grammatically, it would have to be Yares.

      Like axis is "axes" and crisis is "crises" ... so it would be Yaris and Yares?
      • 5 Years Ago
      From Googling, it looks to be "Yares".
        • 5 Years Ago
        Booyakasha!

        Chalk one up for Latin class!

        Yares it is!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If we're going to get all technical, then really the headline should read "which begets the question" or "which raises the question"...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll read all the comments next time, before I post. You beat me to it.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Those are such ugly vehicles and that has to be the worst color choice.

      Not sure what the plural would be.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the wheels are coming off for Toyota. First we have the massively negative cash flow that reduced their reserves from $90 billion to $18 billion in just two years, and now just another in a long series of safety recalls.

      Proving once again that Toyota is vastly over-rated.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh yes, the sky is falling at Toyota. If that's the case then GM and Chrysler have had hell fall on them. As a corporation, they're still light-years ahead of those two and a couple of eons ahead of Ford.

        They aren't as nimble as they used to be because they sought massive growth compared to say, Honda. But even Honda is suffering. I say in five years they will remain at the top of the game while Ford and GM will look very different, and Chrysler? Well, I don't think they'll be around.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thats a lot of Yarises ..........? Is that right ?

      Dont know about you guys but I will be on the lookout for Yaris drivers today ,and with a smile and giggle in my voice will have much joy in telling them...........

      "You car has been recalled" ; )

      Makes the Ford Fiesta we get in Australia look even better .
      • 5 Years Ago
      maybe, just maybe, they will find out what it's like to be number one, everybody on your case, every minute of every day, relentless badgering in the media about how poor your cars are..............serves them right.......go back where you come from and take your piss poor products with you
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