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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2003 Toyota Prius suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 062004

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


2003 Toyota Prius with excessive tire wear. First tire failure (Sep 03) at approximately 14K miles; total failure of tire, we lucked out. Remainder of tires replaced at about 18K miles. That good-quality set has now worn to the point of needing to be replaced at 38000 miles. Toyota admits there is a problem, but will do nothing to help the customer with it. A web search shows other owners have had this problem (tire wall failures, like our first failure) -- with some compensated, some not. There are also other defects which the manufacturer will not/cannot repair after several reports....until they blame the customer for "hurting" the car after they can't fix it.

- Layton, UT, USA

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