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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,534 miles

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2002 Toyota Prius drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162009


  • 113,534 miles


At the end of an 8 hour trip from va to tn, all the lights came on in the car and it lost power. We limped to a Toyota dealership and learned that the transaxle (transmission) and inverter had failed. Metal fragments were found in the transaxle fluid. The cost to replace both is estimated at $7,500. The car has 113K miles on it and was dealer-maintained according to Toyota plan.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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