Toyota Yaris: Windshield Wipers and Washer / Windshield Wipers

Toyota Yaris XP210 (2020-2024) Owner's Manual / When Driving / Switches and Controls / Windshield Wipers and Washer / Windshield Wipers

With intermittent wiper

Turn the wipers on by pressing the lever up or down.

Toyota Yaris. Windshield Wipers

Toyota Yaris. Windshield Wipers

Variable-speed intermittent wipers

Set the lever to the intermittent position and choose the interval timing by rotating the ring.

Toyota Yaris. Windshield Wipers

 With auto-wiper control

Turn the wipers on by pressing the lever up or down.

Toyota Yaris. Windshield Wipers

Toyota Yaris. Windshield Wipers

Auto-wiper control (if equipped)

When the wiper lever is in the AUTO position, the rain sensor senses the amount of rainfall on the windshield and turns the wipers on or off automatically (off―intermittent―low speed―high speed).

Toyota Yaris. Windshield Wipers

The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be adjusted by turning the switch on the wiper lever.

From the center position (normal), rotate the switch upward for higher sensitivity (faster response) or rotate it downward for less sensitivity (slower response).


  • Switching the auto-wiper lever from the OFF to the AUTO position while driving activates the windshield wipers once, after which they operate according to the rainfall amount.
  • The auto-wiper control may not operate when the rain sensor temperature is about -10 °C (14 °F) or lower, or about 85 °C (185 °F) or higher.
  • If the windshield is coated with water repellent, the rain sensor may not be able to sense the amount of rainfall correctly and the auto-wiper control may not operate properly.
  • If dirt or foreign matter (such as ice or matter containing salt water) adheres to the windshield above the rain sensor, or if the windshield is iced, it could cause the wipers to move automatically. However, if the wipers cannot remove this ice, dirt or foreign matter, the auto-wiper control will stop operation. In this case, set the wiper lever to the low speed position or high speed position for manual operation, or remove the ice, dirt or foreign matter by hand to restore the auto-wiper operation.
  • If the auto-wiper lever is left in the AUTO position, the wipers could operate automatically from the effect of strong light sources, electromagnetic waves, or infrared light because the rain sensor uses an optical sensor. It is recommended that the auto-wiper lever be switched to the OFF position other than when driving the vehicle under rainy conditions.
  • The auto-wiper control functions can be turned off. Refer to Customizable Features.


  • Do not shade the rain sensor by adhering a sticker or a label on the windshield. Otherwise the rain sensor will not operate correctly.

    Toyota Yaris. Windshield Wipers

  • When the wiper lever is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON, the wipers may move automatically in the following cases:
    • If the windshield above the rain sensor is touched or wiped with a cloth.
    • If the windshield is struck with a hand or other object from either outside or inside the vehicle.

    Keep hands and scrapers clear of the windshield when the wiper lever is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON as fingers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades damaged when the wipers activate automatically. If you are going to clean the windshield, be sure the wipers are turned off completely (when it is most likely that the engine is left running) this is particularly important when clearing ice and snow.

    Windshield Wipers and Washer

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