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2004 Toyota Prius repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 178 repairs.

2004 Toyota Prius repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (64%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 83 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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2004 Toyota Prius

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Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

113000 mi

US $300
broken exhaust pipe; repair caused rattle fixed by dealer 

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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2016
Oct 2012

171000 mi

US $450
Leaking water pump Leaking radiator 
Jun 2013

187000 mi

US $385
Faulty universal joint in steering column 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2006 - Dec 2015
May 2013

185000 mi
Headlight replacement, right side. Didn't do it myself because replacing the bulb requires detaching an air hose. 
Feb 2014

198000 mi

US $150
One headlight replaced 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2013

191700 mi

US $300
Replaced one of the coils 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

161000 mi

US $3000
Replace Hybrid Battery Pack 
Toyota Prius in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Nov 2013

109000 mi

US $350
Auxiliary battery would not take a charge and had to be replaced. 
Jul 2014

111700 mi

US $204
Brakes were erratic when coming to a complete stop, fine otherwise. When I took it in they re-machined the rotors which fixed the problem. Rest of the car is still running fine. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

226000 mi

US $320
Pinging during half throttle going up hills. Throttle body and intake had carbon that may have been affecting fuel mixture. Components cleaned. 
Sep 2015

272000 mi

US $85
Low engine power DTC, caused by a loose battery ground connection. Faulty ground caused engine to run rich, damaged the catalytic converter. Still need to be addressed. 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

145000 mi

US $1500
Water pump was replaced. Rear brakes were locking up. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

155000 mi

US $380
I.C. Engine water pump.Remove and replace. 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2014
Mar 2012

68000 mi

US $300
Switch for right passenger window 
Apr 2014

76000 mi

US $176
Original starter battery had died after 10 years, starter battery replaced. Original water pump was leaking, so replaced water pump. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
Mar 2012

80000 mi
Original battery died. Not bad at almost 80,000 miles. 
Toyota Prius in Alaska, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
Apr 2012

90000 mi

US $400
Replace water pump for gas engine 
Mar 2015

117000 mi

US $100
Replace two HID headlights by myself. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

129000 mi

US $453
Failure of the Inverter pump 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2014
Dec 2012

131000 mi

US $650
One of the water pumps (not under warranty) failed. This resulting in an overheating warning popping up on the car screen. Water pump was replaced. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

130000 mi

US $450
Water pump replaced. Impellor bearing bad 
Feb 2014

150000 mi

US $2000
New condenser and valve 
Nov 2015

178300 mi

US $1
Sun visors keep falling down and obstructing view. To replace is about $200 each! I googled hacks to fix this and did it myself. 
Mar 2016

182000 mi
"Splash shield" (black plastic thing between engine and bumper on bottom of car) came loose and started dragging on ground. It is damaged beyond repair. I have zip-tied it in place until I have time to fabricate a replacement. 
Toyota Prius in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

212000 mi
Warrantee extension for the Combination Meter Display. Speedometer was blank one morning and Toyota covers that for even high mileage cars until August. 
Nov 2014

262000 mi

US $30
Engine began missing, running rough. MIL came on in 20 miles. Replaced spark plugs to correct. They had at least 68K miles on them, the amount I put on the vehicle. 
Nov 2015

293300 mi

US $15
Damn front brakes wore out after 285 thousand miles. Seriously, the car uses reverse EMF (charging of the traction battery) to slow the car 90% of the time, mkaing the brakes last a really long time. I see a front wheel bearing in my future 
Feb 2016

299500 mi

US $136
LF bearing failed. Due to corrosion I had a machine shop remove the old bearing and a broken ABS screw. This the first non-warrantee repair. Most trouble free car I've ever owned. 
Toyota Prius in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

134500 mi

US $100
Rear tail light on passenger side replaced. Purchased online for $90 and installed in less than 20 minutes. But, tail light is not working after 3 weeks. My only problem with this car are the lights (headlights and rear lights). 
Jan 2015

149000 mi

US $50
Passenger side headlight bulb needed to be replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Nov 2005 - Mar 2010
Sep 2005

22673 mi
Dash warning lights on. Codes P0A60, P0A63, P0A72, P0A75, P0A7A, P0A78, P3212, P3222. Coolant leaking inside Inverter housing. Replaced Inverter. (Possible indication of MFD issues with that many codes?) 
Oct 2006

35252 mi
Performed Steering Shift Campaign 60C. 
May 2007

44044 mi

US $422
Check engine and dash warning lights on. Codes for Inverter cooling system, high voltage ECU, and ABS-TRAC system. Repaired frayed wire to Inverter cooling pump. (Possible packrat damage or more evidence of intermittent MFD problems?) 
Jul 2007

44121 mi
Check engine light on. Error code P043A. Replaced water pump assembly. 
Dec 2007

52000 mi

US $600
Radio and A/C controls will not work at MFD but work at steering wheel. Service tech reported bad MFD unit. He said he had seen this before and that, "what happens is something comes ‘loose’ in the monitor (MFD)." Dealer informs, "out of warranty." 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
May 2004 - Jul 2016
Aug 2004

5520 mi
Electrical system failure. Software reloaded. 
Oct 2004

6262 mi
Technical service bulletin. Replaced fuel filler tube. Reprogrammed ECU. 
Nov 2004

7210 mi
Check engine light on. Fixed leak in fuel evaporation canister. 
Dec 2004

7744 mi
Radio stops when console display comes on. Display replaced. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
- Aug 2005
Aug 2005

20000 mi
Dealer replaced DVD Navigation System (the whole unit, including the MFD) for no charge. The system was not functioning due to me playing with the hidden setup screens and setting the unit to expect a DISC with an impossible region code. My Fault, Free F 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2006 - Feb 2011
Aug 2006

20000 mi
warranty software upgrade possible recall 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

99200 mi

C $40
Both HID Headlight bulbs replaced 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2013
Apr 2009

56000 mi

US $600
water pump for electric motor failed 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2016
Dec 2015

82000 mi

US $200
Replace 12v battery 
Apr 2016

85000 mi

US $500
Replace water pump. 
Jul 2016

88000 mi

US $800
Replaced front struts 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

110700 mi

US $545
P1121 code, changed coolant valve and also replaced gas hose and gas cap also replaced gas hose and gas cap 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

117000 mi

US $500
Replace faulty inverter coolant pump for main battery recharge system. P0A93 computer code. 
Mar 2015

118000 mi

US $275
Hybrid Battery cooler pump failed. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

220000 mi
Brake light out, requires replacing entire tail light fixture, i was able to pull one from a wreck i own. 
Mar 2015

242000 mi

US $40
Replace Driver side HID headlight bulb. 
Jun 2015

246000 mi
Brake light failure rear passenger side. Replaced Tail light assembly. 
Mar 2016

264000 mi

US $500
POA280 code. Replaced hybrid drive battery with one from a wreck. Replace rear brake drums 
Toyota Prius in Maine, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2015
Aug 2009

64407 mi
Water pump failed prematurely - exhibited loud noises. Replaced under warranty at no charge. 
Sep 2009

65245 mi
Replaced failed headlight leveling sensor under warranty - no charge. 
Dec 2014

130000 mi

US $771
Original front rotors and pad replaced at 130K mile. No faults, just end of life. 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

128000 mi

US $250
Leakage from the dealer installed recall water pump required install of new pump. 
Feb 2015

147700 mi

US $360
Craig's List ad for main battery repair due to lower charging over several months and unusual charge rates. Check performed on all cells and two replaced. Solved inconsistency noted in battery feedback and MPG improved to 49 from 44. 
Jun 2015

149000 mi

US $467
Replaced 12 volt battery, the 2nd replacement; both covering approximately 75k miles. Off brand install. required new connecting cables for both posts. Procured replacement front end shocks on EBay for $80. Shop installed units and performed alignment for $240. Notable improvement after 150,000 miles on original equipment 
Dec 2015

152000 mi

US $450
Had main battery checked and replaced three of 28 cells. Charging of battery had been rapid cycle indicating a problem which was resolved 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

120000 mi
Blower motor on AC / Ventilation system failed. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

88000 mi
Needed front end work. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2012
Apr 2012

59300 mi

US $100
AM radio reception poor or non existant. Fixed twice before but back again. 
Jun 2012

60000 mi

US $400
AC was not performing. Leak check and recharge. All ok 
Sep 2012

60000 mi
AM radio reception poor or non existant despite multiple repair attempts. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Feb 2012

178000 mi

US $800
New struts. They were the original parts and didn't have much compression. 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
Apr 2009

109120 mi
Some sort of undercarriage cover came loose and couldn't be repositioned, so it was cut off. 
Feb 2010

115940 mi

C $340
The calipers were sticking and needed to be re-adjusted. 
Jul 2010

119040 mi

C $100
Fuel injection system needed to be adjusted and cleaned. 
Mar 2011

124000 mi

C $300
Water pump was leaking - needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2012

133300 mi

C $720
The right front strut was leaking so both front struts needed to be replaced. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

98000 mi
Replaced audio system headunit because it wouldn't play CDs reliably. 
Apr 2009

100000 mi

US $25
Left axle seal was leaking "pretty good". Covered by a 7-year 100k extended warranty, $25 deductible. Problem was discovered while the dealership performed a "pre-delivery inspection" done at my request and for which I paid $95, to find problems. 
Sep 2010

115000 mi

US $460
While the car was at the dealership for an oil change, we were told that the inverter coolant pump was noisy and needed replacing. The car was taken to an indy shop, who said that there was no problem with the inverter coolant pump. 
Feb 2011

124000 mi

US $190
Replaced passenger side tail lamp assembly because the LED brake light was working intermittently. One LED was completely non-functional and the rest would fail to illuminate about 50% of the time. Both front door-panel-mounted speakers (JBL) had torn surrounds. Both speakers were replaced with aftermarket speakers. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2012
May 2009

86000 mi
Multi Function Display (MFD) failure MFD replaced with refurbished unit. 
Oct 2009

90300 mi
Inverter pump failed, replaced under extended warranty. 
Dec 2010

107000 mi

US $331
Rear shocks were leaking and had to be replaced. Shift lever clicks during shifting. This is likely due to a warped piece of plastic. Decided to live with the problem for now. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

99000 mi
Had the passenger side window switch replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Hawaii, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2013
Nov 2008

98000 mi
Repair to the A/C door that switches from outside to recirculating. 
Jul 2009

116000 mi

US $660
LED brake lights went very dim. All day to diagnose and very expensive to repair and replace part. 
Nov 2010

176000 mi

US $480
Inverter coolant pump failed. Electric pump caused fuse to blow and system shutdown. Repaired in one day by dealer. 
Jan 2013

191000 mi
Speedometer display recalled due to occasional failure at start up for over a year. Hadn't repaired it prior to recall because of the cost. 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Nov 2006 - Feb 2010
Jun 2009

82000 mi
Many warning light Coolant pump failure. 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
Feb 2009

162000 mi

US $30
I replaced the two HID headlights with cheap aftermarket bulbs. The lights were going out while driving. Turning the light switch off and back on made the lights come back on. Now the lights stay on until they are turned off. 
Oct 2009

173000 mi

US $200
The traction battery went bad. I got a new battery from a 2007 Prius with 26k miles from a junk yard. The battery was 400 and Toyota gave me 150 back for the old battery. I will also sell the battery ECU for maybe 50. 
Toyota Prius in Kansas, United States
May 2008 - Nov 2011
Jun 2008

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. 
Aug 2009

157000 mi

US $15
MFD screen intermittently malfunctions, several times/day with audio and a/c problems. I took out MFD, cleaned the main connection between the two inner circuit boards, sprayed same with contact cleaner from Radio Shack. Reassembled and works like new. 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Oct 2005 - Mar 2016
Jun 2005

21200 mi
Replace hood latch 
Mar 2007

38 mi
Burned out L.E.D. "Headlights On" indicator light. Dealer quoted $542 to repair/replace. High cost due to labor of pulling dash. 
Sep 2007

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. 
Apr 2008

52000 mi

US $67
Defective Shade, driver's side. Would not stay up out of the way, could not push fully forward. Seam splitting. Replaced with new one. 
Jan 2011

82000 mi

US $975
Replaced both headlights, at $150 each, which required removal and replacement of front bumper for an additional $125 labor. Vacuum seal wouldn't close so had to be replaced. Parts and labor $550. 
Mar 2013

106000 mi

US $400
Gas engine water pump was considered leaking by the dealer. Not noticed by owner. 
Oct 2013

110700 mi

US $346
Water pump and thermostat had to be replaced 
May 2014

116300 mi

US $345
Rear passenger tail light replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2007 - Jun 2011
Sep 2007

53000 mi
Dash on passenger side is warping and interferes with opening top of glovebox. 
Toyota Prius in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2005 - Jun 2016
Sep 2005

42145 mi

US $164
AC Condenser leak 
Dec 2007

105000 mi

US $42
Hydraulic squeak in right front of Prius when brake depressed. Required bleeding the right front caliper. Note: the dealer wanted to do a full front brake job (pads & rotors) for over $450. None of that work was required. 
Apr 2010

172000 mi
Classic 2004 MFD failure. Repair requires dash removal, MFD removal (with minor dis-assembly) and re-soldering connector pin 60 connection. Instructions at: http://www.techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/mfd/ $3000 if Dealer did the work! 
May 2010

173000 mi

US $82
CD player rejecting most CDs. Replaced unit with one salvaged from a 2006 Prius. Part came from AutoBeYours.com 
Aug 2010

180000 mi

US $952
Deferred Maintenance of the front Struts. Replaced both struts and upper mounts at my local gas station (not hybrid related so dealer not required) Diagnose periodic "clunk" in steering column - $90. Parts ordered. Did ATF refresh (3rd time) - $100. Replaced upper steering Column unit! cost $800 + diag. Parts - $600 (Shaft assembly, Yoke sub assembly, Steering shaft 1) Labor $180 
Apr 2011

196000 mi

US $2000
HV battery failed at 194k miles. High RPM when accelerating. SOC fluctuated rapidly. MPG OK. Later the dashboard lit up - P0A80 code. ReInVolt (NC) supplied a refurbished battery for $1600 to my Dealer (CT) who installed it for $400. 
Nov 2011

211000 mi

US $250
The Salvage Stereo installed previously became intermittent (CD skipped tracks). Had a local Stereo shop install a Pioneer Stereo for $250. Works much better than the OE in all respects, but gave up the steering and MFD control functions. 
Dec 2011

213000 mi

US $170
The 12v battery was finally showing it's age. Replaced it with an Optima Yellow-Top (with Japanese thin terminals). 
Dec 2015

280000 mi

US $300
Rear Muffler - Hole in exhaust pipe 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Dec 2006 - Feb 2010
Dec 2007

49000 mi

US $200
Gear shift lever was binding and sounded like it was going to break. Shop said lever was bent behind dash. They fixed the lever and greased the rods. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2008

65000 mi

US $120
The shifter would not return to the neutral position after it was placed in drive or reverse. Dealer wanted $700 to replace. Got new one from junkyard for $120. Checking old one, found insufficient grease. 
Oct 2008

67000 mi
Have the fancy 6 cd radio, but the problem is the AM is junk, it cannot pull in the traffic news stations in my area. Several friends are having the same problem with pulling in the am stations, including the mechanic who looked at it and checked antenna 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2006 - Jun 2016
Jan 2008

57040 mi

C $44
Check engine code P0138 post-catalytic converter O2 sensor. Part ordered. 
Feb 2008

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. 
Apr 2008

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. 
Jul 2011

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). 
Feb 2013

140720 mi

C $350
Replaced stainless steel muffler since it had developed a hole. 
Feb 2015

164280 mi

C $565
Noise proportional to speed and steering. Bought new Chinese made hubs online and got local shop to replace both front wheel bearings. 
May 2015

167400 mi

C $70
Wipers stopped working. Linkage failed. Replaced with used part from ebay. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2015
Dec 2009

124000 mi

US $268
Rear headlight leveler sensor failed. The arm was stuck so the car could not raise or lower the headlights, thus causing the headlights to point straight down and throw an error. Problem was solved after replacing the headlight level sensor. 
Mar 2010

127000 mi

US $360
Ice was making more noise than usual, mentioned it when getting scheduled oil change, mechanic said bearings were going out on the water pump, replaced the belt as well. Purrs like a kitten now. 
Jun 2010

129000 mi

US $350
Loud humming noticed on the interstate when turning to the left. Repair shop determined the left front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2012

130000 mi

US $30
Replaced healight bulbs that were failing, bought aftermarket on ebay 
Dec 2014

165000 mi

US $65
Passenger led tail light need to be replaced. Ordered after-market part on ebay and replaced myself in about 20 minutes. 
May 2015

167700 mi

US $70
Driver brakelight housing needed to be replaced as LEDs stopped working. Bought aftermarket part on ebay and replaced myself, quick repair. 
Jun 2015

168000 mi

US $80
One headlight bulb started blinking out, replaced both bulbs myself. Bought parts from amazon. 
Toyota Prius in Oregon, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2014
May 2009

153000 mi

US $64
Replace transaxle lubricant 
Jun 2010

166000 mi

US $110
Passenger side brake LEDs not working, replaced with used tail-light assembly that includes brake LEDs 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2016
Jun 2008

101000 mi

US $400
Replaced inverter coolant pump 
Apr 2011

123000 mi

US $300
Water pump early stages of failure (noise, binding, leaking). Replaced water pump and engine coolant. Also replaced water pump belt, spark plugs, PCV, oil/filter, air filter, and rotated tires. 
Feb 2012

125000 mi

US $50
CD changer failed - eject mechanism gear cracked (common failure). Attempted repair with recycled part from eBay, however it was non-functional as well. Second part has been provided by seller, but not yet installed. 
Mar 2012

125000 mi
CD Changer replacement, 2nd attempt with different used unit which was provided as an exchange from the eBay vendor. Repair was successful. 
Mar 2013

126000 mi

US $350
Hybrid Inverter Coolant Pump Failure (DTC P0A93). 2nd failure (first in June, 2008). Managed to limp home, then to dealer. 
Jul 2014

128700 mi
Interior rear cup holder pops free too easily, post broken. 
Toyota Prius in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

114000 mi

US $350
Car brought in for idiot light (ESC needed recalibration). Engine Water Pump replaced (technician noticed leak, and I had read they should be replaced in the Prius at ~100K). Noticed during inspection. 
Aug 2013

142000 mi

US $530
leaking rear struts were replaced 
Jun 2016

164000 mi

US $147
I brought the car in for its standard 5000 mile oil change, tire rotation, and inspection. The inspection revealed drive belt appeared cracked/worn, so I opted to replace it. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2015
Oct 2008

40000 mi

US $600
Amount covered by extended warranty. The multi-function screen began to lose its connection to the car's LAN sometime early in 2008; the connection was intermittent but the drops grew more and more frequent. Common problem in early Prii according to net. 
Jul 2011

66000 mi

US $700
Water pump (main) was 'crusted over'. 
Toyota Prius in Missouri, United States
Feb 2007 - Nov 2015
Sep 2011

114000 mi
Inverter coolant pump failed, Inverter temps got too high and CEL lit. Care did not operate at full power, lost AC. Had Recall notice in car but hadn't had it performed prior to event. Repaired at no cost. 
Mar 2012

122000 mi
Had issues with the radio not working in cool wet weather intermittently--but this turns out to be due to a moisture leak in the hatch shorting out my aftermarket (but OEM style) XM radio unit.(Aug - March). Unnecessarily replaced amp. Can't locate leak. 
Nov 2015

148000 mi

US $978
10A AC/HTR fuse blown, found to be fault of hybrid-side coolant pump malfunction/short. coolant pump replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

96000 mi

US $200
Water pump leaking. Water pump was previously repaired under recall. 
May 2016

151000 mi

US $1200
Replace hybrid water pump and leaking radiator. 
Jun 2016

152000 mi

US $145
AC was not delivering cold air. System was checked for leaks and recharged. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

126000 mi

US $550
Rear tail light assembly had to be completely replaced because the fiber optics went out 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2012
Mar 2011

159000 mi

US $685
Hybrid (traction) battery replaced with one from 2007 wreck with 67000 miles. 
May 2011

166500 mi

US $230
INNER TIE ROD END, DRIVER SIDE  FRONT DRIVER WHEEL BEARING  FRONT ROTORS TURNED AND NEW BRAKE PADS 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

71000 mi

US $380
Had to replace cooling system for hybrid system. Inverter I believe they called it. Later recalled and reimbursed. 
Toyota Prius in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2013
Aug 2010

95480 mi

C $50
Water pump (the one for the ICE engine) preventive replacement, sign of light leaks, changed under warranty. 
Apr 2011

106180 mi

C $200
One ignition coil was full of water. When the engine was warm (lean combustion) engine was knocking very hard, misfire on cylinder #1. The ignition coil has been replaced (95$ part + 1 hour work) and the problem has been solved. 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
Aug 2010

67000 mi

US $350
Inverter Pump...ordered but not yet replaced|car is in shop now. Also(after being told the car was safe to drive until part came in) 12V battery failed on interstate|lost all power and car automatically shifted into neutral|had car towed 
Toyota Prius in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2013
Aug 2010

98580 mi
Water pump changed after replacing the serpentine belt. The dealer suggested the replacement of the ICE water pump after seeing light coolant leak. The change was done under warranty. The dealer did the replacement on my second Prius too. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2014
Sep 2010

108000 mi

US $150
Right set of LED rear brake lights went out. The entire taillight assembly have to be replaced. 
Dec 2010

110000 mi
Inverter coolant pump failed. Dealer replaced the pump at no charge due to Toyota Limited Service Campaign for Inverter Coolant Pump. 
Mar 2011

114000 mi

US $60
Drivers side seat belt difficult to unbuckle. Replace female end of belt. 
Nov 2012

133500 mi

US $691
The shifter was binding when shifting from park to drive and reverse. Entire shifter assembly had to be replaced. 
Mar 2013

138000 mi

US $220
The 12 Volt battery died. The car would not start, no lights and smart key could not unlock doors. The battery was just two years old. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Aug 2013
Jul 2011

121000 mi

US $340
right rear led brake light went out, entire light fixture required replacement 
Dec 2012

136000 mi
Left headlight went out and was replaced 
Jul 2013

144000 mi

US $470
Inverter cooling control valve replacement (check engine light came on) 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

109000 mi

US $300
Replace front brake pads 

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