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2012 Toyota Prius v repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (15%)

Chart based on 34 repairs.
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2012 Toyota Prius v repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (75%)

Chart based on 32 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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2012 Toyota Prius v 4dr Wagon

98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius v in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

16000 mi

US $400
My air injection was clogged, maybe? I needed to have the air filter replaced and vacuumed the whole ventilation system. I park on a NYC street - there was evidence of rats, but could not offer protection/solution. 
Toyota Prius v in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Apr 2016
Jul 2013

19840 mi
After developing a loud knocking sound after going over bumps, the dealership replaced a failed shock in right-rear. 
Feb 2014

27140 mi
The radio was reporting an internal error with codes B15C1 and B157E. Dealer replaced the radio and everything is working again. 
Jun 2014

29760 mi
There was a significant, persistent rattle coming from the centre console. The dealer applied some insulating tape. That fixed it for a while, but the issue returned with a vengeance about 3 weeks later. 
Nov 2014

34720 mi
After an upgrade to my smartphone OS the infotainment system would fast-forward content playing over Bluetooth. Dealer told me that there was no system update available, which was wrong. I found the update online and fixed it myself. The rattle in the front-center armrest became very, very loud. This was the third attempt at fixing the issue. Dealer finally disassembled and fixed issue and it has not returned! 
Toyota Prius v in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2015

45000 mi

US $20
Wheel vibration at 65-70 mph 
Sep 2015

61000 mi

US $66
right rear shock 
Jan 2016

64000 mi

US $200
replace 12v battery 
Jul 2016

68000 mi

US $100
Rear pads & rotors 
Toyota Prius v in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016 Eng. light on Ecm replaced 
Toyota Prius v in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Mar 2016

32860 mi
12v battery was weak... installed new battery 
Toyota Prius v in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

86000 mi

US $255
Brake Pads & Rotors 
Toyota Prius v in California, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

86000 mi
Inverter board required chip replacement and new cooling grease to be used. The defect is in original inverter board design. Repair is part of the Hybrid system and was covered under warranty. 
Toyota Prius v in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

75640 mi
replaced steering rack due to clunking noise. 
Toyota Prius v in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2017
Sep 2013

55000 mi

US $25
Engine bottom cover loose. Probably someone took it off incorrectly. All I know is it was dragging. 
Apr 2014

70800 mi

US $200
Foreign object on abs sensor which was not covered by extended factory warranty 
Nov 2015

120000 mi
XM Antenna Base / Amp 
Dec 2015

120000 mi

US $200
Replace Antenna Base and Wiring with new part; repaired XM radio reception problem that Dealer refused while under warranty Hybrid Inverter failed; was replaced successfully 
Toyota Prius v in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Aug 2015

42300 mi

US $500
stuck rear brake part wore rear pad down so had to replace pad and rotors. 
Toyota Prius v in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

6000 mi
The key fob that enables keyless starting went through 3 batteries in as many months (expected life is 2 years per battery). 
Jul 2015

56500 mi

US $315
Had to have the radio replaced. All applications failed (nav, internet, audio source selection). First dealer tried to reload firmware but USB port had also failed making re-flash impossible. 
Toyota Prius v in Michigan, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2016
May 2012 I felt like the alignment of the steering wheel was off to the left. 
Sep 2014

33000 mi
Rubber seal on rear hatch came loose and required glue to reattach to door frame. Rear hatch would not reliably close without the fix. Right Windsheild wiper failed to work while driving. A nut keeping the wiper connected to the motor had come loose and was replaced. 
Toyota Prius v in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Jun 2012

10000 mi
passenger visor slide did not keep light on. Needed new visor installed. 
Toyota Prius v in Illinois, United States
May 2012 - May 2014
Feb 2013

28000 mi
It was a sensor problem. They reset the sensor and the Check Engine light turned off 
Toyota Prius v in Puerto Rico
Aug 2012 - Jul 2017
Dec 2014

21000 mi
Clunk when turning the steering wheel. Dealer informed they replaced the steering rack 
Toyota Prius v in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

38000 mi

US $40
weatherstripping on hatch comes loose. 
Toyota Prius v in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2017
Oct 2016

58000 mi
Paint on Rear Spoiler was severely oxidized when the rest of the car's finish was nearly perfect. 
Toyota Prius v in Alaska, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2013
Dec 2012

6000 mi
3 times car failed due to ice buildup in the intake manifold. Nearly left stranded on remote Alaska highway due to severe loss of power/misfired. Toyota installed a new prototype manifold and a better type is being developed for Arctic cold! 
Aug 2013

10000 mi
Dealer had car for 12 days while we were gone on vacation. Only performed a 10K mile check.Advised that the factory rep was unable to visit until next week,and Toyota still working on a fix by winter.When it breaks again Toyota can buy it! 
Toyota Prius v in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

7000 mi
Front passenger seat belt receiver would not hold seat belt securely. Part was ordered but it was the wrong part so car had to be returned the following week. 

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