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Toyota Prius repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 1804 repairs.

Toyota Prius engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 354 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

17000 mi Electric motor in Hybrid system seems weak. Less resistance than when new, lower gas mileage than when new. 
5000 mi Car died. Towed to dealer. They said originally battery defective under warranty plus bad fusible link. Later said inverter bad therefore nothing covered under warranty. Want $5500 plus tax to repair. Asked why no warranty. Answer nothing defective. 
5000 mi

US $3400
Car died. Battery determined defective. Also found a fuse and inverter bad. Only battery and tow covered under warranty. Owner paid the rest. 
26000 mi Coolant pump sounding noisy. Replaced pump under warranty. 

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2006 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

5000 mi

US $50
Tire press. light came on while driving, stopped and put air in and tried to reset but the light did not go off. More user error- I didn't hold the set button down long enough and they put in a little more air. 
36000 mi Coolant transfer pump made high pitched whine on start-up and shut-down, especially in cold weather. Pump replaced under warranty. 
121000 mi

US $315
Weeping engine coolant pump replaced. 
135000 mi

US $850
Replaced HV battery due to reduced battery capacity resulting in poor climbing performance. 

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2006 Toyota Prius 4-door

4-cylinder hybrid CVT 2WD

41000 mi Noisy coolant recirculating pump. Installed parts. 

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2005 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

85000 mi

US $240
Thermostat replacement. 

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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

112000 mi

US $239
Repaired in June. Car died on road. Wichita Toyota dealership replaced a fuse to repair,charged $240 service advisor lied as to which fuse I later found out. Replaced faulty cooling pump myself. 
45000 mi Inverter Water Pump. Car not driveable. Parts had to be ordered. Took 2 days for parts to arrive and 1 day to install. 
106000 mi

US $400
Gas engine water pump was considered leaking by the dealer. Not noticed by owner. 
110700 mi

US $346
Water pump and thermostat had to be replaced 
57040 mi

C $44
Check engine code P0138 post-catalytic converter O2 sensor. Part ordered. 
58900 mi

C $400
Dealer replaced O2 sensor, but check engine light still came on. I then purchased a ScanGauge for $170 to clear and diagnose the problem. 
61380 mi

C $366
Check Engine light P0031 fixed by replacing air-fuel ratio sensor. I purchased the replacement sensor over the Internet since dealer price was high. 
116560 mi

C $730
Replaced oxygen and air/fuel sensors to clear check engine light.  Also replaced a leaking exhaust gasket. Dealer also replaced inverter cooling pump at no cost (recall). Replaced brake fluid (maintenance item). 
140720 mi

C $350
Replaced stainless steel muffler since it had developed a hole. 

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Toyota Prius Engine Problems

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