GR Yaris track day warranty – is it covered?

We’ve been asked about a GR Yaris track day warranty and whether the standard warranty cover on our new pocket rocket permits you to enjoy it on a circuit from time to time.

GR Yaris

As a bespoke GR model, built for performance driving, we understand that our customers’ enjoyment of their GR Yaris might not be limited to standard road use.

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To recap, the standard warranty duration on GR Yaris is this:

WarrantyCoverage period
Vehicle warranty5 years / 100,000 miles (whichever occurs soonest)
Paintwork, surface corrosion3 years
Corrosion perforation12 years

And here’s the additional information specific to GR Yaris track day warranty:

  • The use of the vehicle for track days or similar events does not invalidate the vehicle’s warranty.
  • Any potential failure during a track day or similar event is not specifically excluded. A manufacturing defect within the warranty period will be supported as normal.
  • However, as per the standard warranty policy and procedure, failure resulting from either of the following would not represent a manufacturing defect and therefore would not be supported within the terms of the warranty:
    – The use of non-approved performance enhancements or modifications.
    – Neglect, abuse or misuse.

These guidelines were correct at the time of the publication of this article. For further details please speak to your local Toyota Centre.

GR Yaris front

Whether you’re planning to drive your GR Yaris on road or track, please observe all regulations and stay safe but have fun!

GR Yaris rear

16 comments

  1. Are there any specific requirements for service and maintenance when taking the GR Yaris on track?
    For example more frequent oil changes or inspections.

    1. Hi Sam, thanks for your comment.

      There are no special measures that need to be taken for the track warranty, it is an automatic cover.
      You should keep a regular eye on maintenance items yourself when taking part in regular track driving, but this will of course be checked as part of your regular servicing schedule too.

      Thanks

  2. Does changing the exhaust invalidate the warranty?
    “The use of non-approved performance enhancements or modifications”.
    the response above implies they are ok if approved

    Is there a list of approved performance enhancements or modification?

    1. Hi Stephen,
      Thanks for contacting us.
      Toyota does not endorse or condone modifying a car from factory specification using unofficial, non-standard parts. Doing so may invalidate the vehicle warranty and compromise its performance. Your insurance company must be informed of all modifications.
      There are not currently any approved modifications other than what is available from factory (e.g. Circuit Pack).
      Thanks.

      1. Hello there,

        Thanks for the response. I have to say that’s a pretty poor show. Is there actually any point in buying the GR Supra over the Yaris in which case? Can you at least say if Toyota are considering applying a track warranty retrospectively to the GR Supra?

        Thanks.

      2. Hi,

        Sorry you are disappointed by this. We have no further information on the matter.

        Thanks

  3. Hello

    I ordered my car 18-12-20, delivered early July 2021

    Will my car have a 5yr warranty as advertised at the time of order, or the ‘relax’ 10 year warranty?

    Thanks

      1. Hi there

        Original reg was WP21 ZKT. Now on KT08ERS

        Car doesn’t have the 5 year warranty window sticker but that was warranty at the time of order.

        If the car is serviced each year at Toyota does the warranty extend 1yr up to 10yr anyway? So effectively the 3 year plus the additional ‘Toyota relax’ warranty is better anyway?

        Thanks

      2. Hi Ken,
        Your manufacturers warranty expired on 3rd July 2024.
        Your GR Yaris also has a TGB Addition 2 Year Warranty which expires on 2nd July 2026.
        Please let us know if you have any further questions.
        Thanks.

  4. Hi there,
    So my plan is to do a road trip in my GR Yaris this year from London to Nürburgring and do approximately 15-20 laps. Is there a requirement to have the car into Toyota after I’ve finished my road trip for an inspection to maintain the warranty or is my maintenance checks sufficient?

    1. Hi Danny, thanks for your comment.

      This sounds like a great plan. Although the manufacturing warranty does cover track days, it does not cover neglect, abuse or misuse so just be careful – although that of course goes without saying.
      Aside from that, there’s nothing extra you need to do.

      Have fun!

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