Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2002 Toyota Prius engine problems

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2002 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062005

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact stated when the warning lights came on the car stalled and eventually came to a complete stop. On September 6, 2005 the car slowed down to 37 mph. The warning lights came on and the car stopped. The dealer said it was the accelerator assembly, which was replaced at the consumers expense. On November 14, 2005 the coolant light came on and the vehicle would not accelerate, and then came to a complete stop. The dealer said it was the coolant sensor in the transaxle. The transaxle was replaced at the contact's expense. After picking up the car on November 23, 2005 the problem stopped. Prior to September 6, 2005 the onboard computer was replaced due to the aforementioned problem. The computer was replaced under warranty. Updated 12/2705.

- Ogden, UT, USA

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