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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,875 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Prius transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 262004

Prius 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The vehicle failed to accelerate. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled and various lights illuminated, the vehicle was towed to the dealer, the computer showed multiple codes, however they were unable to find anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 022003

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,624 miles
While driving, the consumer noticed a noise was coming from the front end. The first failure of the front tires was July 2,2003 at 20624 miles. New replacement tires were put on the rear. The old tires were moved to the front. The front tires failed Sep 27 2003. Took vehicle to dealership and the consumer was informed by the mechanic that the tires wore out badly on the inside and would need to be replaced. Tire size P175/65R14xl. The vehicle jerked when started. No problem found.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 192002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealership ordered new power train, which took more than a month to arrive (2/25/02).

- Washington, DC, USA

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