Toyota - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Toyota models

The following chart shows the Toyota models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Toyota has sold far more Camry model cars than the Prerunner model.

Table 1. Compare Toyota models

Toyota Model Number of Problems
  Camry
17,317
  Prius
13,054
  Corolla
10,906
  Sienna
9,383
  Tacoma
7,696
  RAV4
6,830
  Tundra
5,592
  4runner
5,284
  Sequoia
4,313
  Avalon
3,571
  Highlander
3,440
  Matrix
1,752
  Camry Hybrid
1,445
  Yaris
1,022
  Highlander Hybrid
1,004
  Scion Xb
726
  Fj Cruiser
696
  Scion Tc
603
  Venza
457
  Celica
278
  T100
261
  Echo
254
  Land Cruiser
216
  Scion Xa
125
  Scion Xd
91
  Tercel
83
  Avalon Hybrid
67
  Pickup
61
  Toyota Truck
45
  MR2
44
  Previa
37
  Prerunner
33

Number of problems reported for all models of Toyota built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Toyota cars have reported a total of 96,686 problems across all Toyota models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Toyota models, is 4021.2. Cars from Toyota's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (11,889 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Toyota
1,622
  1997 Toyota
1,697
  1998 Toyota
2,346
  1999 Toyota
2,104
  2000 Toyota
3,880
  2001 Toyota
3,800
  2002 Toyota
5,152
  2003 Toyota
5,854
  2004 Toyota
7,747
  2005 Toyota
7,820
  2006 Toyota
8,809
  2007 Toyota
11,889
  2008 Toyota
7,297
  2009 Toyota
5,931
  2010 Toyota
6,925
  2011 Toyota
3,537
  2012 Toyota
2,881
  2013 Toyota
1,786
  2014 Toyota
1,488
  2015 Toyota
1,215
  2016 Toyota
1,111
  2017 Toyota
819
  2018 Toyota
679
  2019 Toyota
120

Common problems of Toyota Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Toyota cars. The number one most common problem of Toyota cars is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic, with 11,049 problems reported. The second most common Toyota car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (10,464 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Toyota vehicles



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