Toyota Prius Problems

Tires may wear out prematurely on Toyota Prius

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Premature tire wear is an concern due to the soft rubber compounds specified for original equipment tires. Our technicians tell us that most owners have changed to better wearing tires but fuel mileage has suffered as a result.

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Toyota Prius Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 102,800 (28,000–210,000)
7 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2007, 2008, 2010
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I bought the car used, and every couple of months a tire would blow out. The tire low light comes on just before the tire blows. I now have 4 new tires on the car (having bought one each time). If you see that light come on, pull over quickly.
Replaced tires 20k miles ago (had gone 30k before previous replacement), and they're already at 4/32" tread depth. Using Integrity tires, may switch off but don't want to see mileage suffer as seems to be the case.