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Toyota Prius The Center Multi-Function Display May Fail

Toyota Prius Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 88,273 mi (25,000 mi - 191,671 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 30,233 mi

    Right side of Multi Info Panel is blank. Check dimmer, not the problem. The steering buttons seem to work. Can't check the settings because the panel won't light up on the right.

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  • Visitor, , 43,000 mi

    Entire center console died-no radio, Bluetooth, navigation, etc. Dealer quotes $2400 for refurbished console. Outrageous, Toyota should issue a recall.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    MFD failing on 2006 model so no heat/air conditioning/or defrost capabilities. Dealer quoted part as $7000 in Jan.2014 Looking at salvage lots and for independent mechanic to fix. Thumbs down to Toyota's greed.

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  • Visitor, , 79,000 mi

    I have the same problem and the shop wanted $2000 to fix it. No map, display is not responsive and this video explains perfectly.

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Display lights up, but won't respond to touch. Was told at dealer that it would cost $1500 to fix it. On a 4-year old car?????

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Center display does not respond, I have not fixed it and just use the controls on the steering wheel.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Mfd is black and won't respond. Button around the display is also not working. Dealer wants $900. I think we will live without the display. All functions, like radio and ac is working via steering wheel control.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    Multi Function display is on but doesn't function. AC went out last year and had to replace the front struts with only 50.000 miles. This car doesn't live up to the usual Toyota reliability. I may not buy one again.

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  • 2009 prius.
    dealer is asking for 2500 to fix it!
    what a f~~~~

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  • Visitor, , 191,671 mi

    The car started properly and display was as normal. However it began to stop, restart and then continue as normal for a few miles then repeat the process. After a few hours rest. The display repeated the pattern for a few miles, less than 7, and then quit totally. The car continued to run properly but the display then turned to a multi-colored pixeled screen.

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