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.
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Prius The Center Multi-Function Display May Fail
Toyota Prius Problem
Average Mileage: 76,323 mi (25,000 mi - 138,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Toyota Prius, 110,000 mi
Center display does not respond, I have not fixed it and just use the controls on the steering wheel.
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Prius, 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.
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Prius, 52,000 mi
Touch screen is lit but does not respond to touch any longer. Dealer said that it cannot be repaired but must be replaced.
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Prius, 138,000 mi
Screen going off, sometimes comes on while driving but not working properly.
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Prius, 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.
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Prius, 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?????
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Prius, 44,000 mi
Not fixed. display blank, touching station keys turns radio off. steering wheel controls still work.
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Prius, 108,000 mi
The MFD failed to activate when the car was turned on, showed an error, and then stayed dark. Sometime later the Toyota logo would appear and then go blank. It would happen on nearly every startup. When we took it to the Toyota dealer they said it would cost about $1000 to repair it and that they would have to order a part. There's a website that will do it for around $400. Funny thing is that after they took it apart to analyze it (and charged us $100 to do so) it started working again and failed less frequently. Now it hardly fails at all, but will on occasion. This is different than the Combination Instrument Panel failure that Toyota sent out an extended warranty defect letter on, but has similar symptoms, just not the right ones to claim the extended warranty.
Visitor, 2008 Toyota Prius, 82,500 mi
MFD went blank. Intermittently goes in and out.
Visitor, 2004 Toyota Prius, 115,000 mi
No center console screen. Black all the time. Steering wheel controls work but pretty frustrating.