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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

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2002 Toyota Prius fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 022002


  • 4,500 miles


While in motion consumer noticed the fuel gauge had dropped two markers. Almost immediately afterward, the dashboard indicator demonstrated three symbols, a. take vehicle to a Toyota dealer, B. master warning light, C. take vehicle to the dealer immediately. Consumer spoke with a Toyota rep to no avail. After calling a tow company, consumer was informed that the problem was the vehicle was in need of gasoline, the tow truck bought the consumer some fuel for the vehicle and the problem was immediately remedied, the consumer is disappointed with Toyota's service and believes they should have know what the problem was, the faulty fuel gauge was later replaced.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

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