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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,876 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.

2003 Toyota Prius brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 042010


  • 135,000 miles


ABS brake fails for a short time when slowing and hitting a bump. This has occurred intermittently since purchase (new) in 2003.

- Sobieski, WI, USA

problem #2

Jan 122010


  • 66,627 miles
2203 Toyota Prius cst brake light goes on intermittently had brakes replaced by dealer. Brakes did not feel ok but told this was normal. Brake pedal went to floor intermittently but no brake light came on. After car slid thru red light at intersection, car was brought back to dealer. Replaced master cylinder. Brakes still did not work. Dealer said brake hoses were soft & swollen and brake controller sticking. Replaced brake hoses, flushed lines cap. Bleeder plug actuator assy. Car has 67,000 miles.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 252009


  • 83,000 miles
The brake system in my car failed. It was found later that both the computer and pum/engine system for the brakes failed simultaneously. I was charged $2000 for repairs.

- Portland, OR, USA

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