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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Toyota Prius steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 082010

(reported on)


  • 100 miles


Consumers 2002 Toyota Prius loss of power at highway speeds and violent shaking in the steering system. The consumer stated the dealer made attempts to correct the problem by replacing the electronic module exchange and the gas tank. However, the attempts were unsuccessful. Also, the vehicle has an ongoing, unresolved problem with violent shaking in the steering system, especially the first thing in the morning and at other times during cold weather. The power steering will completely cut out after hours of operation, especially during hot weather.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 042003

Prius 4-cyl

  • miles
The steering wheel shakes and shutters during low speed driving, especially in reverse, on my 2002 Toyota Prius.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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