2005 Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Toyota Prius

2005 Toyota Prius Problems

The Center Multi-Function Display May Fail

The center multi-function display may failure. This is commonly caused by poorly soldered internal connection. Our technicians tell us that these display panels can be successfully repaired or reconditioned by a shop specializing in such repairs.

The Fuel Gauge May Read Incorrectly

The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.

The Power Inverter Coolant Pump May Fail

The power inverter coolant pump may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light associated with fault code P0A93 stored. Our technicians tell us the power inverter coolant pump should be replaced if this occurs. A revised pump is available for 2004-2006 models, Toyota service bulletin #EG001-07.

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2005 Toyota Prius Questions

labor time on replacement of traction battery (1 answer)

On the engine display, the battery level does not reach full charge. New battery (1 answer)

A NEW battery Was installed.

Rear left side passenger door will not open from the outside (2 answers)

My husband was attempting to engage the child lock doors on my 2005 prius. He jimmied the lock and pulled it out so the door would not shut closed. He used a screw driver to help jimmy the lock back in place so the door shuts closed now. Now, current problem is the door will not open using the ha...

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2005 Toyota Prius Recalls

The Steering Intermediate Shaft May Wear Resulting in Loss of Steering

The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft manufactured with metal splines that may have an insufficient hardness. Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Toyota dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace if necessary. 

 

The Water Pump May Fail

During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water (coolant) pump at the coil wire, resulting in corrosion. The corroded wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit in the pump resulting in a blown fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the electric water pump to correct this concern. 

Southeast Toyota Recalls 2005–2011 Vehicles Due to Incorrect Tire Labels

Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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2005 Toyota Prius Reviews

Transmission Issues at 150K
I love this car, it has been a joy driving it. The only problems I had was the gasoline gauge was not reading correctly and the rear left tail light burned out within 3 years. Minor annoyance are the Navigator is not worth getting, it takes you aroundabout way and the radio needs better reception.

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