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2012 Toyota Prius c repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (57%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (3%)

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2012 Toyota Prius c repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (3%)

< $100 (90%)

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2012 Toyota Prius c

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Toyota Prius c in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

48000 mi

US $598
Both the left and right wheel bearings were totally in need of replacement. One I paid for and the other the dealer paid for. 

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2012 Toyota Prius c 4dr Hatch

73-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius c in Malaysia
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

26040 mi
Replacement of the A/C push button switch which was sticky. Reverse sensor beeps continuously when wet. 
Toyota Prius c in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014 Passenger side turn signal indicator on mirror stopped working. Whole bulb assembly was replaced. 
Toyota Prius c in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

40000 mi
both water pumps broke. G9040-52010 pump assay waterWM was replaced first, when I went to pick up car dash light was on and 161A0-29015 Pump assay electric was also broke, had to be ordered and replaced. I also had airbag recall fix done 
Toyota Prius c in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

31000 mi
AC and Off buttons stick. Was basically told they couldn't replicate (despite many similar reports online), and they blew compressed air behind the button to clean it out. Problem persists intermittently. 
Toyota Prius c in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

74500 mi
Emissions. Evap canister faulty. Dealer had to order part and have not been back to have it replaced yet. 
May 2015

76400 mi
Return trip to have evap canister replaced. 
Toyota Prius c in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2015
Nov 2012

11000 mi
P0441 and P0445 Check Engine Lights No Problem Found, Reset and light did not come back 
Jan 2015

54000 mi
55k miles: Driver power door lock actuator failed and replaced. Covered under extended warranty. Would cost approximately $625 to repair outside warranty. Also performed 55k mile service at the same time (tire rotation and inspection). 
Toyota Prius c in Nevada, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Sep 2012

1500 mi
Engine had a cracked block from the factory and the engine was replaced. 
Toyota Prius c in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

32300 mi
AC off button sometimes gets stuck. 
Toyota Prius c in South Dakota, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

US $827
Charcoal filter for fuel line replaced 
Toyota Prius c in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2017
Mar 2015

41000 mi

US $100
Both wiper fluid squirt motors burned out at the same time. $100 deductible later, I'm all good. 
Jul 2017

80000 mi

US $35
Passenger door lock actuator was intermittent. Sometimes it would lock, other times it would not. 
Toyota Prius c in South Dakota, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Dec 2012

2000 mi
When sitting idle for two days or more the small battery (one for the computer) would be dead. 
Toyota Prius c in North Dakota, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

46000 mi
Tinny rattles and related 
Toyota Prius c in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

48000 mi
Although Bluetooth Connection between radio and iphone can be completeled successfully the iphone information (pandora, etc) does not show on radio display. Bluetooth connection difficult to connect also. Replace radio. 
Toyota Prius c in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2012
Jul 2012

1000 mi
At a little under 900 miles, being bounced all over the interstate, I discovered that my tires were all over inflated (40+psi each). Reducing air pressure improved ride but still felt like a tire was imbalanced. Actually it was two. July 15 
Aug 2012

1200 mi
Second time for a balance. Last time two tires OOB. This time all four including one so bad on rt front it had to be remounted. Lame excuses. Original repair and over inflation reason not in Toyota owners website-Suspicious-Still not right!! After two tires replaced took it to another Toyota dealership who exchanged air in all 4 tires with nitrogen (N2). This did remove a part of the problem but potholes and manholes sends shocks thru seat into my spine. DO NOT BUY A PRIUS C!!!! 
Toyota Prius c in Georgia, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

34000 mi
Exhaust shield bent during oil change, causing rattle under hood. 
Toyota Prius c in Victoria, Australia
Sep 2012 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013

14260 mi
Air-con compressor was making rumbling noise though it still works. Replacement compressor on back order 
Dec 2013

14880 mi
Replaced Air-con compressor 
Toyota Prius c in Mississippi, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
Jun 2013

9000 mi
GPS was malfunctioning. They reprogrammed it. 
Jul 2013

9700 mi
GPS not showing correctly in directions. 
Toyota Prius c in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2016

46400 mi
Water accumulating in bottom of left side rear light assembly. I could not find a seal that was obviously damaged or loose. I drilled a tiny hole in the bottom of the assembly to allow any more water to drain. 
Toyota Prius c in Maryland, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

54000 mi

US $11
Right headlight out at 53,500 miles. 
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $11
Left headlight out at 59,000 miles. 
Toyota Prius c in Oregon, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Dec 2012

5000 mi
Foam coming out between dash and windshield, dash rattles while driving. They removed the dash, fixed the foam piece, and installed extra foam to reduce rattles. 
Toyota Prius c in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

12700 mi
Abnormal noise from A/C. Noisy blower motor bearing. Blower replaced motor assembly #870151 
Sep 2013

13000 mi
a/c compressor noise. dealer modified/reprogrammed compressor speed 
May 2014

20400 mi
heat/a-c control head unit goes blank. 
Sep 2015

31000 mi
passenger door lock inop 
Toyota Prius c in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2016

119040 mi
right rear wheel bearing siezing 

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