It’s not a matter of if, but when your strut will take a big hit. And when that happens in the 2015 Yaris, it won’t be able to handle it according to Toyota.
“An internal investigation found the upper ring of the strut mounting bearing was damaged which allowed the strut to move, causing noise and wear of the strut rod. No problem could be found at the plant with assembly procedures or machines, so Toyota took a look at the history of the design.”
The investigation found a steel cap strut bearing had been changed to a resin material in January 2015. And let’s just say, the resin ain’t cutting it.
The recalled cars were manufactured between January 13, 2015 and February 27, 2015.