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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Prius suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 182009


  • 40,000 miles


The steering wheel on my 2001 Toyota Prius suddenly starts shaking violently when I start up the car. It seems to occur during cold weather. I have to stop the car when it happens because steering is no longer possible when the shaking happens. This shaking has occurred at least 5 times. If I let the car warm up for a few minutes before driving it seems to reduce the occurrence of the shaking.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

May 162003

Prius 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The vehicle lost power when the consumer attempted to accelerate. Also the vehicle pulled to the right the tires were replaced several times and the vehicle had numerous alignments. The rack and pinion was replaced and the fuel tank assembly was replace.

- Plano, TX, USA

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