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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,845 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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2004 Toyota Prius transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 132006

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,845 miles


The Prius uses a lever and gate to shift the transmission into gear. On my Prius, the lever stuck in the gate position and did not return to the neutral position. I pushed the "park" button and began to exit the car. It rolled forward in gear and I had to jump back in and jam on the brake to avoid injuring someone. This defect is extremely serious. If the selector lever does not return to the neutral position after a gear is selected, the park function is disabled and the vehicle will move forward.

- Highland, CA, USA

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