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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 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

May 112003

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles


2002 new Toyota Prius delivered with Bridgestone potenza tires. These tires have failed after 12,000 miles. Then changed tires (all 4) which failed at 10,000 miles. Toyota corporate says its not their concern. Dealer told me they are not safe tires. I have replaced tires every 10,000 miles. Toyota corporate recommends these tires and takes no responsibility for them.

- Logan, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 052002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Steering wheeel was shaking uncontrollably at low speed. Took to dealer, and they stated that power steering rack was defective. The parts were not available for about 6 months.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

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