Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance

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

Toyota Prius Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Three Way Coolant Control Valve

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a fault code P1121 stored. It is commonly caused by a failed three way coolant control valve. Valve replacement is recommended if this occurs.

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.

Fuel Guage may not read correctly

The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. A service bulletin has been released by Toyota regarding this concern. The fuel filler pipe or the instrument cluster may need to be replaced to correct this concern.

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Toyota Prius Recalls

Side Curtain Air Bag Inflators Eject Into The Passenger Compartment

The side curtain air bag inflators may crack and fracture. Dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Passenger Airbags

Sensors on board the vehicle detect the presence of a seated passenger and may not be calibrated correctly. These sensors determine whether the vehicle's airbag systems should be deployed in the event of a crash and may turn them off, causing risk of injury to a passenger. Dealers will recalibrate the vehicle's passenger sensors free of charge.

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Toyota Prius Reviews

Great car but difficult to understand complexity and if dealers would be consistently honest and affordable this car would be more of a pleasure to own.
2011 Brake Master Cylinder assembly failed at 45,000 miles, not on warranty cost in excess of $3,000 dollars. What a piece of crap.
Best car I've ever owned. 215K miles @ 9 years old and have done little to it. Front brake pads first time @ 150K miles. Exhaust pipes @ 170K 1 Rear Shock blew at $165K (so replaced both). Catalytic converter code just came up at 212K miles and suspension is only now just sounding like it may need attention. Body is in great shape, no rust, and car lives outside in coastal CT. ...

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