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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2002 Toyota Prius fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 202006


  • miles


Check engine light illuminated. Took vehicle to dealer, who determined fuel tank ruptured. Expensive repair were made.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 042005


  • miles
2002 Prius has problems with gas tank lining decaying. The consumer the problem could have restricted or blocked fuel from going to the engine.

- Maineville, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 152003

Prius 4-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
After parking vehicle and returning back to it later vehicle started up, but then stalled. After stalling vehicle did not restart until the next day. Dealer has examined the vehicle five times and was not able to resolve the problem. Also, gas tank and steering links had been replaced.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

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