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
17,158
  Prius
12,956
  Corolla
10,854
  Sienna
9,316
  Tacoma
7,597
  RAV4
6,742
  Tundra
5,490
  4runner
5,154
  Sequoia
4,289
  Avalon
3,547
  Highlander
3,384
  Matrix
1,746
  Camry Hybrid
1,414
  Yaris
1,002
  Highlander Hybrid
985
  Scion Xb
726
  Fj Cruiser
686
  Scion Tc
603
  Venza
455
  Celica
277
  T100
261
  Echo
254
  Land Cruiser
207
  Scion Xa
125
  Scion Xd
91
  Tercel
83
  Avalon Hybrid
64
  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 95,686 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 3979.5. Cars from Toyota's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (11,794 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Toyota
1,621
  1997 Toyota
1,695
  1998 Toyota
2,338
  1999 Toyota
2,096
  2000 Toyota
3,860
  2001 Toyota
3,788
  2002 Toyota
5,115
  2003 Toyota
5,802
  2004 Toyota
7,686
  2005 Toyota
7,783
  2006 Toyota
8,749
  2007 Toyota
11,794
  2008 Toyota
7,243
  2009 Toyota
5,880
  2010 Toyota
6,880
  2011 Toyota
3,490
  2012 Toyota
2,826
  2013 Toyota
1,740
  2014 Toyota
1,438
  2015 Toyota
1,176
  2016 Toyota
1,075
  2017 Toyota
773
  2018 Toyota
598
  2019 Toyota
63

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 10,946 problems reported. The second most common Toyota car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (10,406 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Toyota vehicles



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