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2010 Toyota Prius repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 420 repairs.
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2010 Toyota Prius repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (55%)

Chart based on 264 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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2010 Toyota Prius

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Toyota Prius in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

49000 mi

US $150
Liftback piston failure; replaced both liftback pistons. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

220000 mi

US $450
Replaced spark plugs and coils 

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2010 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

150200 mi

US $22
Left low beam bulb, bought a 2 pack of bulbs and replaced both right and left low beam bulbs 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
Sep 2013

30000 mi
Under body tray fell off after oil chance. It's a known issue, and was graciously replaced free of charge by the dealer. 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2017
May 2012

24000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer installed software update. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2016
Nov 2012

43700 mi
Display has begun to blur - neither warranty nor extended warranty covered it. 
Jul 2016

99000 mi
Prius display is fogged up and unreadable 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2017
Sep 2013

85000 mi

US $130
My wife took the car to not one but two shops,complaining of abnormal noise. First shop rotated and aligned tires. Second essentially said nothing was wrong with car. We are wondering if issues are with tires. 
Toyota Prius in Victoria, Australia
Jun 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

130200 mi

A $140
12 V battery was replaced. 
Jul 2016

161180 mi

A $316
Code P0335 Drive shaft sensor 
Toyota Prius in Kansas, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Jun 2013

58000 mi

US $80
Power windows sometimes completely cease to work, switches on all doors fail to roll windows up/down. Replaced driver's master before I figured out it was a system-wide problem. Repair failed to change symptoms. 
Apr 2017

108000 mi

US $225
Finally had intermittent window issue diagnosed and corrected. Took quite some time. Mechanic found loose connection in wiring, said it was likely not assembled correctly at the factory. 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Aug 2011 - May 2017
Mar 2012

107000 mi
Hood latch wouldn't release. Dealer reported it came out of adjustment. Was adjusted and repaired. No charge. 
Sep 2012

129000 mi

US $8
Passenger side dome light lens broke. Bought part and replaced myself. 
Dec 2013

179000 mi

US $500
Engine set P003 code after rough start on cokd soak. Intake manifold and EGR gasket replaced per TSB. Asked for help on price due to TSB, declined due to miles on car. 
Feb 2016

259000 mi

US $150
Timing chain tensioner oil seal failure. Replaced seal. 
May 2017

305000 mi

US $99
Hybrid battery failure. Elected to not repair the car. Sold it and bought new. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
Nov 2011

39000 mi
Audio system display and dash buttons malfunction. Display either blank or displaying strange symbols. Dash buttons only turn audio on and off, no matter what button is pushed. Steering wheel audio controls function normally. 
Jul 2012

59000 mi

US $55
Drivers side headlight bulb was burned out and had to be replaced. 
Aug 2012

60500 mi
Passenger side headlight burned out and had to be replaced. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

13000 mi
Radio replaced 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

25420 mi
bolt fell off that holds e brake cable on 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

68400 mi

US $480
start battery - not good in a car with "start/stop" - 7 years old- no warning 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jul 2012 - May 2016
May 2015

75000 mi

US $156
2 year old car battery went dead leaving the vehicle undriveable 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2012

19700 mi
Front of the dash had a distinct rattle, amplified over course asphalt. 
Toyota Prius in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Feb 2014

117180 mi

C $300
Front wheel bearings are vibrating. Replaced front left bearing, the right will be done in March. Front wheel bearings are vibrating. Replaced front left bearing, the right will be done in March. 
Mar 2014

117800 mi

C $300
Replaced front right wheel bearing. Replaced front right wheel bearing. 
Nov 2014

122760 mi

C $25
Rear brakes were almost all stuck. I knew they had this issue when I bought the car, I removed them only once and did it quickly. This time, I removed and greased everything, it was stuck. Did with father. Pads also replaced - 25$(not Toyota Rear brakes were almost all stuck. I knew they had this issue when I bought the car, I removed them only once and did it quickly. This time, I removed and greased everything, it was stuck. Did with father. Pads also replaced - 25$(not Toyota 
Apr 2015

124300 mi

C $250
12V battery dropped to 9 Volts after letting the accessories at ON. Car would not start. 
Oct 2015

126060 mi

C $130
P2A00 check engine code. Defective front oxygen sensor 89467-28090. Replaced it. Problem solved. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2017
Aug 2012

26000 mi
SAT radio not able to connect, dealer replaced SAT antenna. 
Dec 2016

71000 mi

US $12
Had a rattle at low RMP, thought it was engine, it turned out to be a broken hood prop clip. The prop was laying on the engine and really giving a rattle at low RPM. Dealer replaced prop retaining clip. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2017
May 2016

114200 mi

US $300
Failed wheel bearing right rear 
Mar 2017

125000 mi
Headlamp change. 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
Dec 2012

38000 mi

US $130
Tire stem connection to the tire pressure monitor box in front driver side wheel broke. This happened when air was being added to that tire. The tire lost all air and the spare tire had to be installed until the repair was accomplished. 
Jan 2015

45000 mi

US $80
One headlight and one parking light needed to be replaced 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

34500 mi

US $5
Issues with iPod connection. Detailed in dealer TSB and covered under extended warranty. Bottom gravel shield came loose. Initial quote of $400, but dealer agreed to cover as oil change was done a few weeks before by this dealer. Good customer experience. 
Sep 2015

52000 mi
Nav system display stopped responding. It was replaced. 
Dec 2015

52000 mi

US $310
Battery needed to be rplaced. 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - May 2016
Oct 2012

57120 mi

C $120
Rear brake pads wore prematurely due to one of the pads seizing up because of corrosion. Pads and rotors replaced, sliders lubricated. Pads would have lasted longer if the sliders had been lubricated earlier. 
Jan 2015

65460 mi

C $270
Front left wheel bearing began to make noise. After inspection some minor play noticed. Replaced with Toyota OEM (Koyo) bearing. 
Toyota Prius in Thailand
Jun 2011 - May 2017
Apr 2012

12400 mi
The hatch door mis-aligned and caused constant rattle sounds. Realigned it by dealer. 
Jun 2012

14880 mi
Sounds of something loose and caused noise when drove over rough path 
Sep 2013

39060 mi
Lubricated the rack as it caused knocking sound when do sharp turns. Knock continues. Rattles came from passenger side back seat. The locking mechanic for seat folding is an issue. Dealer count not fixed the problem since after 10k km. 
Jun 2014

54560 mi
motor on steering column loosen caused noise when turn or on bumpy road left back seat, hinge that hold seat in place loosen. replicated for a long time and this time finally fixed. but seatbelt come off and need revisit. poor dealer service. 
Apr 2015

60760 mi
Traction battery capacity was reduced significantly 
Toyota Prius in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

49000 mi
noise from a/c 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2013
Jan 2012

36000 mi

US $50
auxilliary plugs for charging telephone or other electrical devices not working 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

81000 mi

US $450
Rear Brakes. 
Jul 2017

95000 mi

US $280
Replaced the brakes that were not done last year. Front, I think. 
Toyota Prius in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2017
Jun 2016

117000 mi

US $203
Replace oil pan gasket 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

7000 mi
Rattle in the glove box. Dealer could not replicate. 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

22100 mi
Drivers floor mat was a little loose. They secured it, free of charge. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2017
Jul 2011

5000 mi
We asked for the rear view mirror to be looked at because the mounting is loose. They didn't have time to do anything about it because we took the car in too close to closing time. 
Sep 2011

8000 mi
No sound from sound system. Power amplifier failure. Part ordered. When power lumbar support set toward its maximum, the support "binds" or "pops" when depressed (with the driver's lower back) as it travels inward. It is difficult to duplicate because it usually will not happen twice in a row. Inside rear view mirror was loose. Repair consisted of tightening a screw. Audio power amplifier replaced after parts ordered from previous repair trip. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

20000 mi
Wire had come loose from dealer installed fog lights. Crimp loose wire to solve problem. 
Apr 2012

33300 mi
Dealer installed fog lights quit working. A relay connection (OEM part) for the fog lights had not been properly sealed when the dealer installed the fog lights. Water had gotten into the relay and caused a short. 
Jul 2014

85200 mi

US $45
Windshield washer hose cracked 
Jun 2015

102000 mi

US $70
Right Headlight and left marker light 
Mar 2016

122000 mi

US $225
Fuse block shorted. When car was new dealer installed foglights that stopped working. Short at fuse block was where dealer connected fog lights. 
Jun 2016

126000 mi

US $50
Hose came off window washer reservoir. 2nd time 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

100 mi
Recharge A/C with freon due to leak. Order replacement A/C hose. Recharge A/C with freon due to leak. Order replacement A/C hose. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2017
Jul 2012

31000 mi
iPod receptical plug intermittent, mostly not good cutting off music and/or voices. receptical in bottom of console problem but there are two different ones, iPod only and iPod plus USB. Mine was dual but they tried to replace with iPod 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
May 2011

2000 mi
The small plastic tail in the back of the 2010 Prius was rattling. They readjusted. 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

78000 mi

US $560
passenger side rear wheel bearing started to fail 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2017
Aug 2011

36000 mi
Dashboard Hybrid System Indicator display, which includes odometer and trip meters, became blurry from the inside. Part was ordered and replaced. 
Aug 2013

70000 mi
I had noticed some sounds and a feeling in the brake pedal for many months that were indicators of a brake problem. Over that time, I attempted to identify the cause with no luck. These 2 indicators stopped after the brake booster recall was performed. 
Nov 2014

93000 mi

US $420
Increasing vibration and noise observed over a few months. Determined the right rear wheel bearing was failing. Had it replaced at a local shop. 
Sep 2015

111000 mi

US $298
Rear shocks replaced 
May 2016

123200 mi

US $938
The AC system lost pressure. (I heard the system leak.) The leak was diagnosed and the part was replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

56000 mi
Car would not start. Battery had gone bad. No warning. Dealer replaced with a new battery. Covered by warranty. 
Mar 2013

39000 mi
Replace inverter 
Feb 2014

43000 mi
Panel on the undercarriage below the engine was hanging down 
Mar 2015

54000 mi

US $40
Extension struts for hatchback failed. 
Sep 2015

58000 mi

US $250
Battery went dead without warning. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

47000 mi

US $150
Battery replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

3000 mi
Windshield Washer resevior would not hold water. Hole in tank. Sat and GPS and radio, CD system malfunctioned. Dealer replaced entire system. 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
May 2012

29600 mi
The oil trap door fell off. Toyota initially refused to pay for it, but I argued that it's not the fault of the owner (the oil is maintained by the dealer). They ultimately replaced the Oil Trap Door that would've cost $350. 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
Apr 2011

4500 mi
The headlight auto level was malfunctioning, headlights would go to a low position and stay there. This made visibility poor with normal lights. We had to use the High Beam headlights to see. Shop could not duplicate and did not repair. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
Jul 2011

74000 mi
Tire gauge quit and needed to be replaced along with four tires. 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
Jun 2012

87000 mi

US $50
Had to replace a blown fuse. None of the power outlets were working. 
Mar 2013

101000 mi

US $50
Had to replace fuses for the aux power outlets. 
Jul 2013

113000 mi
Fuses for the aux power outlets kept popping, dealer did not identify the underlying problem before we sold it. 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

52080 mi

C $324
Battery was dead. It was replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Jul 2013

77300 mi

US $350
The car showed the key fob battery was dead. Went to the dealer and had battery replaced. 3 weeks later the car was showing the key fob battery was dead. Toyota replaced the battery a second time. Lasted 2 weeks. Had to replace the key fob. 
Jun 2017

165000 mi

US $50
The splash guard under the engine compartment was dragging on the ground and needed to be replaced. Local dealer wanted $200 for the new guard and $125 and hour to install. I did the work myself and purchased it from JCWhitney for $50. We have been plagued with issues with key fobs since we bought the car. I keep a handful of replacement batteries on hand at all times to change them out in our key fobs every few months. Dealer couldn't figure out why they go dead so fast and they charged $50 each time we visited them and all they would do is replaced the battery in the key fob. I've owned other Toyotas with the same key fobs and never had to replace the batteries. 
Toyota Prius in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

100000 mi

US $200
Rear wheel bearings gone bad. Replaced both rear hub assembly with Timken parts. 
Toyota Prius in Utah, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

97000 mi

US $150
The traction control light was on and the hill start assist did not work. Dealer reset the light and system now works. No parts were replaced. 
Feb 2016

103600 mi

US $75
Replaced a headlight bulb. 
May 2016

109000 mi

US $1500
A/C wasn't working. Compressor needed to be replaced and re-mounted Wiring for headlight needed to be replaced. The previous shop botched the headlight replacement, melting some of the wiring. 
Jul 2017

140000 mi
After an oil change the A/C seemed less effective. Oil change claimed they didn't have anything to do with it. Had another shop look under the hood to see if anything had been knocked loose, but they didn't see anything either. We decided to live with it. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

110000 mi

US $251
Engine battery replacement 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
Nov 2015

72400 mi
REPLACED TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER O-RING, WHICH WAS BEGINNING TO SEEP OIL BELOW HEAD GASKET 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

54700 mi

US $70
Front low headlight and parking light went out. 
Jul 2017

73000 mi

US $1100
A/C Compressor needed to be replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

62620 mi

C $250
12v rear battery replaced 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

101000 mi
Transistors for power inverter burned out 
Toyota Prius in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

82046 mi
Upper steering shaft replaced under cpo warranty. Was causing clunking noise and jerky motion. Auto dimming mirror does not dim most of the time causing being blinded by cars behind you at night. Per dealer works fine. Yes, it dims when you point a flashlight at it, yet driving around at night it does not work. Auto dimming mirror does not dim most of the time causing being blinded by cars behind you at night. Per dealer works fine. Yes, it dims when you point a flashlight at it, yet driving around at night it does not work. 
Sep 2016

92000 mi
Excessive noise while driving. Was diagnosed with feathered tires but no root cause for the problem was diagnosed 
May 2017

96000 mi
Hybrid/engine/brake warning light, limp mode, hybrid system not operational. Covered under tsb0036-16. Lots of inverter parts replaced, seems it's related to IPM intelligent power module. 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

77000 mi

US $202
Brake piston stuck and damaged a rear rotor. Lubricated piston and replaced both rear rotors 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
Dec 2014

147000 mi

US $850
Fuel problem. EGR valve clogged. No reason this car should have an EGR valve. 
Jul 2016

222000 mi

US $797
Some kind of rod. 
Toyota Prius in Alabama, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

128000 mi

US $2286
Replaced inverter 
Toyota Prius in Alabama, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
May 2016

72000 mi

US $22
Right headlight burned out. 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2010

25000 mi
Driver seat raising mechanism failed, they replaced it free under warranty 
Dec 2010

34000 mi
Lift gate would not go all the way up in cold temps. Dealer replaced lifters under warranty. Forums say it's a common issue. 12V battery hard failure, dealer replaced. Forums indicate it was a common failure. Replace armrest storage unit free under warranty - would not close properly 
Jun 2014

109000 mi

US $345
Passenger side headlights were burning out frequently. Traced to leaky lens assembly. Replacing it fixed the problem, forums say this is a common failure for Prius. 
Jun 2016

140000 mi

US $350
Replace left rear hub including bearing at Firestone $350. Cured road noise. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

64000 mi

US $335
The electronics started to reset. Appearently there was a marginal battery cell that started to intermittently open. This caused the 12V system to fall to zero, and reset. Although the Batery was checked and it checked OK.... I had it replaced and the problems stopped. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

78000 mi

US $140
Replaced battery. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

76000 mi

US $280
Replaced battery 
Toyota Prius in Louisiana, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

100700 mi

US $80
The left rear wheel bearing was replaced at about 103,000. Also replaced all brake pads (another $50). 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $300
Rotors and slides seized from corrosion 
Toyota Prius in Nevada, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

45000 mi

US $575
Warning light for hybrid system failure. Dealer said code was for Hybrid system cooling pump failure. 
Sep 2016

50000 mi

US $300
Water Pump Failure 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

166000 mi

US $450
Replaced brake pad and rotors 
Jul 2017

170000 mi

US $2400
Transistor Kit Power Module for Hybrid system overheated and was replaced. Check Engine light turn on. The hybrid system no longer ran due to this issue. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

132000 mi
This was a recall to remedy a sticking EGR valve. My car didn't fail the test, but the shop was kind enough to do the upgrade anyway since I had heard the sound once or twice in the past. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

79300 mi

US $15
left front low beam light 
Dec 2016

81000 mi
Fuel mixture sensor (O2 sensor) 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
Nov 2014

116000 mi
Misfire, replaced spark plugs. Bad wiper transmission. 
Aug 2015

136300 mi

US $500
Bad wheel bearing on driver side rear of vehicle. Entire assembly replaced. 
Jul 2017

189000 mi

US $200
The passenger-rear wheel bearing was bad, so rather than spend at $500–600 to get it fixed, I opted to buy the assembly for $200 and try to replace it myself. The toughest part of the job was dealing with rust-seizure of the brake rotor and the old hub assembly. Once I got those both off, installing the new one was a piece of cake. 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

95000 mi

US $250
Stabilizer bars worn. Both were replaced. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

128500 mi

US $35
Replaced headlights. 
Jun 2015

142000 mi

US $300
Oil Filter Cover broken. Apparently tightened too much during previous oil change. Lug nut broken. Apparently tightened too much during last rotation. 
Jan 2017

137500 mi

US $15
Headlight replaced 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

65720 mi

C $1750
Started losing oil last August. Checked over, compression test to confirm. Put in new block. Freak thing and not normal at all. Probably should have changed oil more often than every 10000 km. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

100000 mi

US $50
Oil leak detected. Oil was leaking through the timing chain cover. Repaired under extended warranty. 
Apr 2017

107452 mi

US $200
Water pump failed. Part replaced with Aisin water pump. 
Toyota Prius in Great Britain
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

76000 mi

£100
Replaced 12v battery 
Aug 2015

76200 mi

£100
12v battery died. 
May 2016

81300 mi

£50
Excessive wear rear left wheel brake pads. Caused by sticking calliper. 
Jun 2017

96000 mi

£100
12v battery replaced 
Sep 2017

99000 mi

£50
Binding rear brakes, causing excessive wear on pads. Need to go to dealer to get this fixed 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

61200 mi
Car does not go into drive.  Navigation screen turns off suddenly. 
Apr 2017

78000 mi

US $350
Small rock got lodged in between rotor and caliper. Car was repaired at Toyota Dealership 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2015

56000 mi

US $215
12 Volt starter battery failed. I include as all electric including hatch, were battery is located was non-functional. Had to lower back seats and crawl into trunk to replace battery. called Toyota, got NO help. 
Toyota Prius in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2017
Mar 2014

90000 mi
intake manifold changed under warranty 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

78700 mi

US $700
Rear brake caliper siezed and locked. Front had worn down and needed replacement 
Dec 2015

89000 mi

US $300
Headlight assemblies clouded and passenger light burned out. Replaced assemblies, headlights and marker lights 
Jul 2017

120000 mi

US $30
Heat shields under the car were loose resulting in rattle. Dealer quoted $500 for parts and labor. Tire store said only needed tightening and did the job for $30 
Toyota Prius in Missouri, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

75300 mi

US $700
Car was in accident by previous owner. Previous owner had a crappy repair person fix AC system. Adam's Toyota corrected mistakes. Fixed problem. 
Toyota Prius in South Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

36000 mi

US $150
amplifier faulty pulled total dash and still repairing 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

69840 mi

C $165
Bad contact in wheel speed sensor created brake system alarm and required higher pedal pressure when braking. 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

71780 mi

C $250
Replace 12V Battery 
Toyota Prius in Missouri, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

145700 mi
Oil consumption of 1.5qt every 5,000 miles. Toyota states it's not a problem until consumption is 1 qt every 1500 miles. With oil change intervals of 10,000 miles I see this as an issue. Toyota will not repair under extended warranty. 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

114000 mi
Passenger side front door power lock actuator intermittent. Door would not lock / unlock with fob or central locking switch. Worked manually. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2015

44000 mi
The dealer had repainted the bumpers and had done s poor job. 
Oct 2015

58000 mi
The air regulator flap mnalfunctioned The center console no longer locked which allowed the armrest over the console to move back and forth. Tire valve looses 10 psi per week. 
Sep 2016

90000 mi
The invertor for the hybrid electric motor failed. Third time for this vehicle. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2014

40000 mi

US $170
a brake caliper froze and caused excessive wear 
Toyota Prius in Kansas, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
May 2015

290000 mi

US $1700
Blown head gasket 
Nov 2015

350000 mi

US $205
Engine overheat at high power only. Replaced Electric engine water pump. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

90800 mi

US $5
Both front lights (in between normal headlight beams and completely off) Both front lights (in between normal headlight beams and completely off) 
Nov 2015

98000 mi

US $20
Back right shock squeaking. Mechanic tightened for free. Also did oil change same time. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

74000 mi
Rattle/ticking noise from right fender area. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2017
Nov 2015

71000 mi

US $325
Replaced the driver door lock assembly (PN 69040-47060) because it would no longer lock the car from an electrical signal (fob, door handle, or lock button on door). 
Toyota Prius in Israel
Jul 2009 - Mar 2015
Jun 2011

35960 mi
Motor for rear window washer 
Aug 2011

38440 mi
An air vent cover underneath the glove compartment keeps falling down. Repeated efforts at repair have failed. 
Toyota Prius in Washington, United States
Aug 2009 - Aug 2017
Apr 2013

50800 mi

US $3100
Brake master cylinder/ABS unit failed. Part alone is $2700! I heard a squealing noise traced to the brake booster pump, dealership took almost two weeks to get part and replace. Toyota will not provide any consideration/compensation. 
Jun 2015

75000 mi

US $20
Poor mileage, so replaced PCV valve. Valve is located under intake manifold, so replacement requires working above and below engine 
Toyota Prius in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Feb 2014
Nov 2009

10000 mi
interior is full of rattles, plastic pieces all rub together and squeak and rattle everytime I drive the car brake pedal has to be pushed down way too far before the cruise control will cancel, dealer refuses to adjust it because they say if they do the brake light might come on too soon. I have owned and driven too many cars with CC to believe that. intermittent loss of braking at low speed over rough roads. occasionally brakes fail for about 1 second when braking on rough surfaces at speeds below 15 MPH 
Dec 2011

54000 mi
Engine under cover broke before 36k, common problem with 2010 Prius. Broke before TSB 0032-11 came out, which calls for replacement of defective cover with new type. Toyota refused to cover since I'm now at 54k. 
Jan 2012

56000 mi
Motor mount replaced under T-SB-0204-11 to fix vibration. The new motor mount seems to have made things worse instead of better. Gas struts that hold the hatch open quit working when weather was cold causing me to bump my head on the hatch. Both struts replaced. 
Jun 2013

81000 mi
Both rear wheel bearings noisy, Toyota extended warranty paid for one, the other side is still noisy. Rt rear hub & bearing assembly replaced. Service manager wanted to do both sides but Toyota people said left side wasn't noisy enough yet. 
Feb 2014

83000 mi
The new motor mount actually made the vibration a little worse, but never tried to get it fixed because the new mount was the fix. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2017
Nov 2010

20000 mi
Moisture condensation on instrument panel multi-function display. Dealer removed instrument panel, disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled.  Driver's door armrest separated from interior door trim. Dealer sent to automotive interior shop to be re-attached. 
Jul 2011

32000 mi
Driver's door interior trim replaced due to separation between arm rest insert and main door interior trim. 
Toyota Prius in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

101000 mi

US $50
Broken spring inside the oil filter canister, I think. 
Aug 2017

138000 mi

US $580
Humming noise coming from front end at highway speeds. Driver's front wheel bearing replaced, but I'm not sure that it fixed the problem. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
Aug 2009

1000 mi
Bad relay causing parking lock failure warning message intermittently. Lock did not actually fail. Relay was replaced by the dealer. 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2016
Apr 2011

30700 mi
Cruise control failed to engage. Couldn't fix. 
May 2015

90100 mi

US $150
Replaced the 12v battery. 
Sep 2016

107000 mi
The cruise control problem was intermittent and continued to fail randomly. It was never fixed. 
Toyota Prius in Alaska, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2010
Dec 2009

4000 mi
check engine light at odo 3700. read code #0304. no record of that code (factory had no record of that code) could not duplicate. no driveability issue. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2016
Jun 2010

22000 mi
radio would not play CDs. dealer replaced head in dash. problem solved 
Sep 2015

155000 mi

US $465
Heard a loud roaring sound above 35 mph. Replaced left rear hub and bearing assembly. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2016
Jan 2010

3600 mi
Piece of bottom shield came loose, was hanging down to the ground, attached at the front and hanging down behind - front right side, ~12 inches long, 4-5 inches wide. They resecured it with clips. 
Sep 2012

40000 mi

US $80
Mileage had decreased to about 37 mpg. Removed, cleaned, & rebuilt rear brake calipers & problem appears to be resolved. 
Jul 2015

79500 mi

US $168
Part of the splash shield broke due to a clip falling off at some point. They had to replace the front right fender (wheel well) lining. $120 parts and $40 labor. 
Aug 2015

80700 mi

US $250
Condenser broke (hit by tiny rock on road) and needed to be replaced. Several hundred dollars, I paid $250 insurance deductible. 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

68200 mi

C $30
Under body trim came loose 
Jul 2015

88540 mi

C $80
Rear spoiler loose. 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2013

22300 mi

US $250
Replace starting battery, original lasted almost 4 years 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2017
Dec 2011

15000 mi
Power lumbar support was not working, due to a broken cable in the driver seat. Had to replace the whole seat. 
Dec 2016

44000 mi

US $400
Hybrid drive problem. Battery (on warranty) and inverter replaced 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2013
Oct 2010

17000 mi
When engine started, it sounded like rocks were in it. Problem has been reported by other 2010 Prius owners (see youtube videos). 
Jun 2011

26000 mi
Radio had to be replaced 
Jul 2013

50000 mi
Aux battery failed, leaving the car unable to start. 
Toyota Prius in Czech Republic
Nov 2009 - Jun 2017
Jan 2012

41500 mi

$4000
The left fender liner fell down during the highway trip. Totally damaged. Full replace including plugs and etc. if I can say, quite expensive OEM piece of plastic. 
Oct 2012

40300 mi
Back door stay assembly (pair L-R) didn't function properly during the cold weather. The back door didn't lift up to the full upper position. It is known limitation described in TSB BO-0053T-0711 and covers cars manufactured before 12/2010. 
Jul 2014

70680 mi
The left rear hun & bearing assy replaced, due to the audible noise when speed over 60km/h 
Jul 2016

98980 mi

$500
Rear right bearing replaced. Was too noisy. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2014
May 2014

80000 mi

US $70
Car sounds like a truck when starting up. Brought it to the dealer in Downey. Dealer refused to follow Toyota Service Bulletin explaining the problem. Told me it expired at end of April. So did NOTHING. 
Toyota Prius in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

101000 mi
Intelligent Power Module failure. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2014
Dec 2009

2000 mi
The address data base for NAV system is highly inaccurate, providing non-existent addresses and/or addresses at the wrong location. Because the POI database is linked to the address database, POIs are also inaccurate. Data, not electronic problem. 
Feb 2010

4000 mi
Reflash of ABS braking computer to resolve braking issues. Done under recall protocol. Braking problem under recall still exists. Dealer claims it is "normal" behavior. 
Jun 2010

8000 mi
Car surges ahead while braking and passing over rough pavement or bumps. Bluetooth has a 5 second delay after connecting incoming call before calling can hear driver speaking. Very weak reception on FM and SAT. Shop confirmed problem also existed on other cars in their lot. Replaced torn gasket around driver's door. 
Aug 2010

10000 mi
A/C was not cooling. Dealer said there was a bad gasket causing Freon leak. Gasket replaced and system recharged under warranty.  The car surges ahead while slowing down and going over rough pavement. The regenerative braking cuts out and there is a lag until the friction braking takes hold. Factory rep admits that the car behaves that way, but "they all do." 
Oct 2010

16000 mi
Reception on FM radio has been poor from day one. Toyota rep examined a few months ago, and said "they all do that". I discoverd a TSB existed to replace radio becuase of poor reception. Called it to the dealer's attention and he replaced. Continuing issue with release of brakes when car goes over rough pavement. Regen braking stops and car surges ahead until friction brakes take hold. Regen stays off until car stops. POI and address database of Nav system still woefully inaccurate. Toyota has released an updated DVD but refuses to make it available at no cost. 
Nov 2010

17500 mi
Rattling noise fom glove compartment area. Dealer said that they could not duplicate - drive me nuts. 
Feb 2011

22000 mi
Torn weatherstripping on inside of drivers door - attached to body. This is the second time this has occured in the same place. Ordered new Nav DVD, version 10.1. This allegedly fixes the bluetooth delay, and may improve the ability to locate an actual address within a few hundred feet. 
Apr 2011

26000 mi
Replaced Nav DVD 9.1 with 10.1. Weathersripping replaced. 
May 2011

27000 mi
CD changer only accepts 3 CDs - it us a 4 CD changer. Problem verified by dealer and new radio ordered. 
Jun 2011

28000 mi
Radio replaced with one previously ordered. Works OK now. 
Jan 2012

22800 mi
Car "surges" ahead while braking on uneven surfaces. 
Jun 2012

47000 mi

US $380
Keyless door lock/unlock stopped working. Replaced driver side door lock actuator assembly. 
Sep 2012

54000 mi
Door lock didn't work on passenger side - similar to previous problem on driver side. Would not lock when sensor touched - required key fob and/or manual. Intermittent, dealer hasn't replicated. 
Oct 2012

54300 mi
Brake pedal made a "moaning" noise when depressed slowly. 
May 2013

66000 mi
Complete system failure, every light lit up on dash, no regen braking. Dealer said they are replacing most of the braking system including master cylinder, etc. Have Toyota extended warranty, told it would cost over $4500 otherwise. Passenger's front door lock (smart key) inoperable. Had failed once before, but seemed to have corrected itslef. Driver's front door lock failed previously. 
May 2014

87000 mi
Worn wheel bearing 
Toyota Prius in Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Mar 2011

12000 mi
The main problem was contamination inside the display that blocked the view of the mileage readout. The console also rattled. 
Toyota Prius in Montana, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

57000 mi
The small starting battery required replacement again (second time in five years). 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2013
Aug 2011

25000 mi
Seat upholstery on front passenger seat failed, the attachment of the lower seat cover broke and the warranty covered replacing the seat cover (leather).  
Nov 2012

31300 mi
Driver side lower seat cover would not stay attached to seat frame. Toyota agreed to replace seat cover. Part ordered and then replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2009 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

21700 mi
rattle between 40 and 60kph when gas engine engaged. Could not replicate, but problem has not reoccurred since trip. Presumably something loose was corrected during maintenance at same time. 
Mar 2012

25420 mi
Hatch struts did not keep rear hatch open. Struts replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2013

31620 mi

C $340
12 volt starter battery had failed cell and needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2015

48360 mi

C $180
Intake manifold replacement (vehicle failed to start in cold weather) 
Aug 2015

53060 mi
Hybrid system (check hybrid system error came on). Dealer could not localize problem. Possibilities included the battery fan and high humidity in the battery compartment. No repairs made and problem has not recurred. 
Dec 2016

65720 mi

C $600
Diagnose Check engine light. O2 sensor indicated, and replacement recommended. Check engine light has not recurred, so have not replaced sensor. Replace O2 sensor 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

2000 mi
had the dealer change the auto-off headlights from 30 seconds to 0 seconds. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2017
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Center armrest console cover: latch broke; would not lock in place. Not a huge deal, but a little disconcerting when it would slide back and forth. 
Mar 2012

23000 mi
engine splash guard had come loose and was hanging. Dealer resecured it. 
Aug 2012

24600 mi

US $312
12 volt battery died 
May 2013

31000 mi

US $300
bottom windscreen came loose, had to be replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2014
Oct 2009

17000 mi
Navigation system frequently displays 'no navigation dvd:insert disc', although disc has never been removed by me. Dealer stated that they removed smudges on disc, but if it recurs, they would replace navi system. Broken lid on center console, which was replaced. Part ordered arrived on Monday morning, before I picked up the vehicle, so they replaced it before I arrived. Warranty issue. Center Console lid replaced. 
Mar 2010

27000 mi
Navigation system stops seeing disc. 
Nov 2011

71000 mi
Window switch replaced, as the auto-up/auto down function was broken. 
Jun 2012

82000 mi
Replaced VVTI Gear for $2800 (Extended Warranty covered 100%). But noticed large amount of carbon deposits. My mileage has dropped to 32mpg from my previous average of 55-58. 
Feb 2014

126000 mi

US $200
Hybrid battery died. $11k to repair. I was out of warranty but Toyota stepped up and paid all but 2900 of it as a courtesy gesture after I bitched to corp for a few days. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2017
Sep 2013

60000 mi

US $400
XM antenna amplifier went out. Local family owned Toyota/Honda shop replaced XM antenna assembly. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

31800 mi
Rear end alignment was off. There are no known adjustment for rear alignment. Dealer recommend body shop for fix. Dealer watching rear alignment If it gets worst then the car will be taken to a body shop for repairs. 
Toyota Prius in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

32300 mi
Water pump Emissions valve 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2015
Dec 2010

21000 mi
Moonroof rattle in "default" auto-open position at warm ambient temps. Dealer could not replicate during cooler conditions, but did lube rails in an attempt to remedy. 
Nov 2011

32400 mi
Exterior trim popped free. Cargo net hook replacement. At initial vehicle delivery, alternate repair was attempted. Original early accessory was inadequate (parts screwed through trim). TSB subsequently issued and revised parts were ordered and installed. 
Sep 2012

43000 mi
Gear selector sticking in R and B positions. Washer fluid takes several seconds to flow, draining back into tank. Wipers end up dry wiping before fluid arrives to nozzles. Did not occur when brand new. TPMS light on, indication is TPMS component failure. Dealer attempted repair by replacing damaged sensor, however light returned with same symptoms within 25 miles. When applying brakes before starting car, sometimes car will roll after shifting out of park unless brakes are released and reapplied. May be related to boost pump building pressure and timing of initial application. Power mirrors operate intermittently. TPMS Light repair attempt. Dealer suggests ScanGauge II is at fault (high polling interval). Dealer asked to run w/o SG plugged in for 72 hours to confirm DX. Exterior trim at right rear window popped free again. Installation of ordered trim. It seems that the hole in the door panel itself is enlarged, so it continues to pop loose. 
Jul 2013

52700 mi
Loose trim on right rear door. 3rd repair Cold air leaking from floor vents while in face mode. Rattle behind glove box at ~1500RPM. HVAC Blower motor and c-clip behind A-pillar replaced. Hybrid system hesitation during extreme heat after parked for several hours (hot battery pack). Possible protection mode, but wanted to be sure. Dealer attempted reproduction, then told it was normal, and discouraged "battery mode use". 
Dec 2013

59000 mi
Left bulb burned out, replaced both with Phillips model that is 30% brighter. JDM (aftermarket) Premium Toyota horn high-note tone out of spec due to previous self-adjustment and my not using thread-lock. Adjusted tone, however not in the correct orientation, thus horn is still out of tune. 
Feb 2014

61600 mi

US $133
Squeak in right globebox/fender area Exterior window sweeps torn driver and passenger. 
Aug 2014

70000 mi
Hybrid system sluggish, not using battery power when battery hot. Battery gets hot easily. 
Jun 2015

82000 mi
Hybrid performance poor when battery is above 45°C. Battery easily heats to or above this temp during normal use. Car sluggish in this state and has poor fuel economy. Rubber cover on emergency brake pedal falls off. Despite best attempts to reinstall, does not stay on. Dealer stated they're tricky, and attempted to reinstall as courtesy. Came off again 2 weeks later. Probably torn or needs adhesive. 
Aug 2015

82000 mi
Poor fuel economy when hybrid battery hot. Battery easily gets heated and takes a while to cool, partially due to heat soak, partially due to not cabin. 20% drop in FE. Rubber cover on emergency brake pedal falls off. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2016
May 2010

7700 mi
Creak in driver seat lumbar - bladder. Dealer first said "normal" until I complained. Service Manager contacted me after I called Toyota Cust Care 800#. Dealer told me to bring it back in and they will definitely correct issue. 
Apr 2012

26300 mi
driver door - window motor replaced. Was making slight grinding noise when raising. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2015
Sep 2014

65000 mi

US $250
Replaced 12v battery 
Toyota Prius in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Mar 2010

15000 mi
CD player skipped frequently. Replaced entire head unit. 
Toyota Prius in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

97100 mi
Re call on brake programming 
May 2014

117000 mi

US $200
Replace auxiliary battery. 
Jul 2015

140000 mi

US $890
Caliper stuck, rotor worn, replace rotors on axle, replace caliper 
Toyota Prius in Alaska, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2012

31000 mi
Engine under cover defective. 
Sep 2014

59000 mi

US $386
Both rear wheel bearing hubs were worn and making a terrible racket and were replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

23300 mi
Battery replaced; died under warranty 
Aug 2016

46000 mi

US $626
Wheel bearing busted--replaced. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

36000 mi
Wheel Bearing failure - Drivers side 
Jan 2017

26800 mi

US $98
Exhaust rattling. 3 Welded piped brackets near catalytic converts cracked and fell off making it rattle. Told to have it fixed somewhere else as dealer can only replace entire exhaust system for $2300. 
Toyota Prius in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

31700 mi
Both front seat cushions were loose in the front, nearest floorboard. Seats were pulled out of car, and fixed. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Apr 2010

16000 mi
Cargo net was pulling interior trim panels inward. Toyota issued a TSB and kit repairing this. This was completed on the same trip as was the brake recall work. 
Aug 2010

22900 mi
Body side cladding coming off. Parking brake boot comes off. Dealer says "it was installed incorrectly" (no duh--I handed it to the tech). They claimed to "install it correctly" but it still comes off. 
Sep 2010

25000 mi

US $8
Undercarriage clips to oil pan and filter came off, probably b/c the clips are cheap plastic or the dealer broke them on the last oil change. I was charged for the clips but not labor. Had to go back a second day-they had to order clips. 
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Rattles in hatch and dash/console. They noticed, but needed more time to diagnose and fix than we had at the time. They advised to schedule future appointment when they could have the car for a day. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Feb 2014
Dec 2009

10000 mi

US $130
Cargo net attachment hardware was being pulled by net. Clips attached with more firmly anchored replacement. problem resolved. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2017
Sep 2013

16000 mi
They changed the pump. It has resulted in increasing noise when braking, but the car no longer lurches forward when braking. Returned for a 2 hour visit follow up where the dealer said it was safe. Repair took 4hrs. Not happy. 
Nov 2013

17000 mi
The plastic part that covers the oil pan became loose. The dealer had tied part of it on with ligatures, so the loose part dragged on the road. It was damaged and had to be fully replaced. 
Feb 2015

23300 mi

US $337
the 12 volt battery needed to be replaced 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2010

8000 mi
The climate control display was cloudy/blurry and was replaced with a much more clear screen. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2017
Sep 2016

63000 mi
Loose connection in front fixed without charge 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

12200 mi

US $200
Dead battery after leaving car idle for several weeks 
Toyota Prius in Nevada, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2015
Feb 2010

13000 mi
Left half of dashboard quit working, including speedometer, gas gauge, and mpg indicator. Was a circuit board. They knew the problem, replaced the board, no charge. All's well again. 
Jan 2012

43000 mi
The airbag problem indicator on the passenger side started coming on. Found to be a defective sensor. Was replaced under warranty at no cost to us. 
Toyota Prius in Kansas, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2016
Feb 2013

25000 mi

US $45
Checked battery and charging system found nothing wrong. 
Jun 2013

27000 mi

US $95
Right headlight bulb would not reinsert back into assembly 
Toyota Prius in Israel
Apr 2010 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

57040 mi
Hybrid battery needed changing - was changed for free under extended guarentee 
Feb 2016

67580 mi
Replaced 12 volt battery 
Toyota Prius in Washington, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2014
Jul 2012

33300 mi
Both low beams went out at the same time 
Jan 2014

30500 mi

US $50
left low beam failed, replaced both 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2016
May 2013

21000 mi
while driving transient master warning electronic brake failure skid failure AbS failure PCS failure indications lasting 5min with some loss of braking effectiveness. diagnostic code reported right front wheel speed sensor failure with history code C1235. 
Dec 2013

25000 mi

US $140
Heard loud noise from front passenger; found FR wheel excessive play. Dealer found worn front and rear right wheel bearings. Replaced hub and bearing assmbly. Paid for 4 wheel alignment. 
Toyota Prius in Portugal
Mar 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2010

9340 mi
Front dash rattles. Dealer did not entirely fix them, probably for not noticing all of the origins. 
Sep 2011

18600 mi
Dash rattles, 1h30min not charged 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

28700 mi
Head unit displayed jumbled characters, CD player ejected discs randomly. 
Feb 2016

67900 mi

US $200
Rear brake pads were not retracting properly. Pads were constantly rubbing on rotors. 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2017
Jan 2013

70000 mi

US $23
left headlight burnt out 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
Jul 2010

2500 mi
Plastic wrap under drivers seat kept popping off. Replaced clip that held it on. 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2011 glove box rattle fixed by application of an adhesive foam strip to tension the hinges when closed 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2015
Aug 2011

33000 mi
The oil change access door, which is a large plastic piece, came off. It is held on by 3 plastic screws. A TSB was not originally issued until many complaints went back to Toyota corporate. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

81000 mi

US $8
Oil level was low. No detectable leak. Repaired PCV valve and will need to bring car back in a month for them to look. Update: oil still a little low, but will just monitor for now. 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

78000 mi

US $180
Cruise control switch replacement 
Mar 2017

80816 mi

US $279
Dealer read code for "failing water pump" and quoted $890 for the repair, which I declined. I ordered the OEM water pump from RockAuto.com - $252 plus overnight shipping. Repair required removal of air intake (6 bolts), draining coolant, and five bolts for the water pump. Two hours total, going slowly and carefully, with no previous experience with this engine. I guess I chose the wrong career - I didn't know my time was so valuable! (saved $300+ per hour) 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

78300 mi

US $94
Driver side shock absorber failed - the seal busted. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2017
Feb 2011

21000 mi
Lower hatch glass tick noise fixed with additional insulation placed between glass and hatch panel. 
Jul 2011

27000 mi
XM signal is weak/no signal. Cause: unknown codes retrieved from navigation unit. Solution: Toyota submitted tech case for diagnosis -awaiting reply from tech. 
Feb 2015

87000 mi
Cylinder 3 misfire. Dealer cleared code and it did not come back on. Engine, battery and system checked out OK. 
Mar 2016

109000 mi

US $72
Engine light flashed, car fails to start on occasion. Dealership found no code stored and no issue. 12V Battery tested ok. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2016
Apr 2011

6000 mi
bad speaker 
Oct 2014

29300 mi

US $400
12 volt battery died, total car disabled and could not jump car. had to flatbed 
Toyota Prius in Alabama, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

23000 mi
oil door sticking out. engine cover replaced per TSB. 
Sep 2013

29000 mi
rattle in dashboard 
Nov 2014

44000 mi

US $10
MPG went down. I inspected braked during tire rotation. 2 front slide pins were stuck, 1 near stuck. Uneven pad wear. The rear slide pins were OK, but even more abnormal pad wear. I suspect poor rear brake design and poor pin greasing. 
Sep 2015

69000 mi
intermittent failure of smart key. battery runs down quickly and needs to be replaced often. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Jul 2011

25000 mi

US $10
3 plastic pins that hold plastic cover over oil pan needed replacement. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

14300 mi
Intermittent Warning light: Check PCS System (Pre-collision System). Sometimes came on with Traction control warning. Dealer blamed accidentally disengaging PCS (switch is on bottom edge of instrument panel). Warning reappeared next day. 
Mar 2014

24000 mi

US $147
12 V battery had a bad cell. Replaced battery. Age 3 years, 11 1/2 months; mileage 23539. 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Dec 2012

25420 mi
replace broken wheel stud 
Jun 2013

30380 mi
splash guard replacement premature wear 
Toyota Prius in Iowa, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Feb 2011

15000 mi
Driver's window found broken without any evidence of rock or forced entry. Prius has history of side or rear windows shattering. I took the car to the Toyota dealership. They replaced window and I picked the car up the following day. 
Mar 2015

97000 mi

US $20
Headlamp on left side wires broken. Wire too short. 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2014

141500 mi
Replaced all struts, shocks and sway bars. Worn out shocks caused premature wear of rear tires, that were also replaced (tire cost not included in this report). Issue discovered because of excessive road noise. 
Oct 2015

201500 mi

US $21
One headlight bulb went off one day, and the other the next day (not too bad after 200k miles). 
Jul 2016

230300 mi

US $160
Oil leaking from timing chain tensioner. Replaced timing chain tensioner and re-sealed (had to leave car overnight at the dealer to allow time for the sealant to cure. Free loaner car. 
Jun 2017

267000 mi

US $594
EGR valve and heat exchanger were plugged with oil deposits. Dealer replaced EGR valve and attempted cleaning the EGR heat exchanger with solvent, but eventually had to replace it. 
Toyota Prius in Iowa, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2012

24300 mi
replaced radio/cd player 
Toyota Prius in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
Dec 2012

74400 mi
Plastic plate/cover over the oil drain is now missing. Dealer is the only one who has touched this. They will not replace and say it is not a problem. 
Jan 2014

62060 mi

C $711
Rear brake calipers ceased causing rear wheels to drag. Calipers were replaced including pads. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2015
Sep 2012

43000 mi

US $423
New battery. 
Jun 2013

56000 mi

US $85
Headlights again 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Jan 2010

2000 mi
Shifter was stuck in PARK for 30 minutes. After several attempts I forced the car into gear & drove to Cherry Hill Toyota. I was told "could not replicate the problem". Car has continued to shift properly since the event. HSA did not engage about half the time over 70 miles when pedal fully depressed. I was told "could not replicate the problem" and brakes have worked properly since. 
Aug 2011

34000 mi
Tab on right rear wheel well shield broke. Car inspected & part ordered. 2 hours at dealer. Right rear wheel well shield replaced. Car at the dealer 1 hour. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

101600 mi

US $560
Bearing was damaged causing loud noises with the transmission 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2017
Feb 2010

5000 mi
Problem: Noticeable loss of braking when system switched from regen to friction due to a loss of traction. Loss duration less than one second, but the effect was perceived as undesired acceleration. A computer system reflash (AOB) fixed problem. 
Aug 2011

29000 mi
Living hinge on plastic panel covering oil filter on underside of body failed. Panel hung down and dragged on pavement. Big noise. Dealer replaced entire panel under engine compartment. No charge, covered under warranty. 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2014
Feb 2012

86300 mi
Navigation display system quit. - dealer had to order a replacement which took about 2 weeks to get, they then replaced the defective dislay unit. Everything ok now 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2010

16000 mi
The cover for the underneath of the passenger dash would not stay in place. Determined by dealer to be broken. New part ordered and replaced without problem or charge 
Jul 2011

31000 mi
Headlamp went out- still covered under warranty. replaced without incident by dealer at no cost. 
Oct 2012

53700 mi
Headlight out- covered under warantee 
Apr 2013

61800 mi

US $99
Another headlight went out- The first one was replaced under warranty after I complained that I didn't think that headlights should go out so quickly in a car. 
May 2013

63600 mi

US $29
About one month after I had the passenger headlight replaced the driver headlight went out. I told the shop that they should have suggested I change both headlights at the same time due to the high cost of removing parts to get to headlight. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

32000 mi
SKS key fob used up batteries & went dead after 2 weeks. After the dealer installed 4 new batteries, at two week intervals, the dealer finally agreed to submit a warranty claim. They replaced the key fob and programmed the new one. 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2015
Aug 2015

93700 mi

US $350
Prius is burning oil. 1qt per 500 miles 
Dec 2015

98000 mi
Burning oil. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Dec 2010

9000 mi
Rubber door seal was cracked. Dealer ordered part and I came back another time to have it installed. 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

34720 mi
oxygen and fuel / air sensor replaced 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

11000 mi
I started getting a weird brake noise with my 2010 Prius at about 300 miles. It makes a barking noise if I suddenly brake and will continue to do it for some time afterward. Earlier models had this problem. I am annoyed dealer didn't fix it 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2016
Apr 2011

17200 mi
Map button on MFD stopped working correctly. Appt. scheduled for April 5 to evaluate 
May 2011

17000 mi
Under carraige cover needed to be replaced as Oil change door fell off. 
Toyota Prius in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2013
Feb 2013

22900 mi
Dead battery after 4 days of not driving (snowstorm and cold weather) 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

61000 mi

US $1000
Burned out headlight bulb turned into a complete replacement of the wiring harness for both headlights. First dealer tried a scam. Second dealer repaired the problem.One headlight lens damaged. Ex. Warrenty paid $600.00, I paid $400.00. 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

32000 mi
The cover of the armrest compartment between the two front seats broke off, but I'm fine without it. It Was too low for my arm to rest anyway, so I'm not fixing it. 
Toyota Prius in Iowa, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2012
Oct 2010

3000 mi
Repaired issue of ABS engaging when going over bumpy roads. This occurred a few times for us before we had the flash done. Recall. 
Dec 2011

10000 mi
Mirror wasn't fully attached 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2013
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Rattle in dash/glove compartment area. Update: only occurred in cold weather, which is rare in Florida, so never caught. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2011

24000 mi
Creaks coming from rear passenger side pillar when vehicle slows down to make a turn on an uphill when engine is OFF and vehicle goes to electric mode at 1 mph. They only adjusted door stopper, failed to fix, wasted six hours. 
Feb 2011

13000 mi
Trip computer overstates fuel economy by 5.6 percent. Toyota refuses to fix. 
Aug 2011

16000 mi
Power outlet inside center console never worked. Replaced fuse. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2013
Jun 2012

41000 mi

US $288
Splash guard under the car and oil filter cover fell down and scraped on the interstate highway. 

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2010 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

Toyota Prius in Mauritius
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Sep 2014

31620 mi

$2000
ABS warning sign lit up after servicing. ABS sensor was displaced and had to be re-positioned. Radio FM not playing above certain frequency range i.e > 98 A modulator was added to capture certain radio station. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Feb 2011

5000 mi
My car failed its emission inspection. I took it to the dealer and was told I needed to drive it on at least 3 trips of at least 75 miles each to "reset" the computer. 
Mar 2011

5200 mi

US $157
Ran into a curb; had to replace drivers' side front tire after it immediately flattened.  
Dec 2011

10000 mi
I haven't actually taken it to be repaired yet; my impression is that the car jumps forward at times when I hit the brakes. It happens intermittently, not constantly. 
Dec 2013

18000 mi

US $255
Five of the six front light bulbs burned out & had to be replaced. No fuse problem detected. 
Nov 2016

34300 mi

US $49
Drivers' side headlight bulb was burnt out 
Mar 2017

36000 mi

US $89
Drivers' side front headlight bulb was replaced, as it had burned out. 
Aug 2017

38000 mi

US $167
Tire was flat when I first got into it to leave work for the day. Had to purchase a new tire and have it put on. 

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2009.5 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Great Britain
Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
Oct 2011

55800 mi
Play in steering column, most noticable when stationary but slightly noticeable as a clunk over low speed bumps. 

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