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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,543 miles

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2001 Toyota Prius transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262001


  • 108,543 miles


My wife's 2001 Toyota Prius with 108K miles stopped being able to be driven when she was driving it home. It stopped on a major highway and more warning lights than I'd ever seen came on. It would not drive more than a few mph and would shake and run roughly. It had to be towed approx 81 miles to a Toyota dealer near our home. They told us the transmission needs to be replaced for about $7000 including labor. After doing some research online, I found that this is a somewhat common problem with other owners ( Also, that there were several references to Toyota covering part or most of the bill, even on vehicles not under warranty. If that's not admitting a defect, I don't know what is.

- Agawam, MA, USA

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