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Toyota Prius Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

2001 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota Prius. 230 of these members (11.5%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 137 suspension and steering repairs to Toyota Prii--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Toyota Prius problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Toyota Prius problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Toyota Prius problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Toyota Prius repairs by problem area

26% of the Toyota Prius repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 37% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1248 repairs.

Toyota Prius suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota Prius suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 28% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 206 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota Prius Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
44000 54 Leveling Sensor Linkage worn causing squeaking in back of car. 
99000  

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2007 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 13640    
36580 220 Right front wheel noisy; bearing no good, replaced. 
70680  

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2006 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Have had intermittent cracking noise in steering column or rack and pinion. Dealer has looked for the cause of the problem on two occasions but could not pinpoint the problem. Otherwise trouble free. 
31300 0 Took my Prius in to the service department again to diagnose a cracking noise and sensation that can be felt in the steering wheel. It is an intermittent problem and as with the two other times I have taken the car in it didn't make a sound for the techni 
32000 0 I located the cause of the cracking noise in my steering column by myself. The plastic in the dash must be rubbing on the column. Adjusting the wheel up and down eliminates the problem.  
82000  

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2005 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 18000    
46000 500 Front stabilizer bar/assy replaced 
65700 682 Front wheel bearing needed replacement - many potholes in MA are hard to see at night. 
120000  
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 81000    
87000 0 When tires were replaced on 8/21/09, an alignment was performed during which the technician noted excessive toe-in on the right rear wheel that would have to be shimmed to be corrected. No uneven wear at this point, so no shimming will be done yet. 
155000  

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2002 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan

70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 135000    
144000 430 Replace rear wheel bearings 
171000  

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2001 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan

70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 192200    
196540 1300 front shock absorber worn out, two right side wheel bearing start making grinding sound after going thru a big pothole. Replaced both front shocks plus all 4 wheel bearings. 
 

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