Common Toyota Problems and TSBs
While Toyota is arguably the world's most reliable manufacturer of automobiles, it's not perfect. Each Toyota model has its' own problems, some of which are subject to recall or highlighted in a TSB, and some of which are not.
As part of our dedication to providing Toyota owners with all the information they need to maximize their ownership experience, we've tried to document all the problems that have been found for each Toyota model. We've included problems that are commonly reported on Toyota owner forums, on websites like CarComplaints, and based on our own part sales data. You can find the problems we've found for each vehicle model on the following pages:
- 86/Scion FR-S
- Prius C
- Prius V
Please Note: If you don't see a problem listed on the page dedicated to a specific Toyota model, it may be that the problem is not common, or it may be that the problem didn't come up in our review.
If you do see a problem, it does not mean that your specific Toyota has this issue.
Also, any problems we have listed should not be considered "proof" of a problem or issue - we are not acting in any official capacity by providing this resource. We're simply trying to summarize the available information about Toyota problems here. For all you lawyers out there, we're not at all stating that our lists of problems are definitive, and they are definitely not official. This is simply a resource created for the general benefit of the community - use it at your own risk.
Also please note that we are not Toyota. We didn't make the cars, all we can do is help you get your vehicle fixed. If you see a problem and/or want to know more, please do NOT call us. Google it. :)
Technical Service Bulletins Too
In addition to listing what we believe to be common problems with specific Toyota vehicles, we've also tried to curate a list of TSBs that are most helpful/relevant to Toyota owners. The lists are organized either by year or by TSB name. We suggest you use CTRL-F to find specific mentions of problems you may have, or to read thru the list line by line.
Also, we do not have all the TSBs that are listed. But the TSB number should be enough to help you find the original file, either via search or by contacting the NHTSA and requesting a free copy of the TSB.
Questions About Problems or TSBs? Please Don't Call
Again, if you have a question about one of the problems or TSBs, please do not call us. Instead, if you suspect your vehicle has one of these problems, we suggest searching online for more information or bringing it to your local repair shop.
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you find our resource useful!