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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
134,500 miles

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2005 Toyota Prius electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 162014

Prius

  • 153,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that while driving with the cruise control activated at 75 mph, all of the warning indicators on the instrument panel illuminated in addition to the inverter cooling system warning message displaying. The contact shut off the engine but the failure was still present once restarted. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 12V536000 (engine and engine cooling, hybrid propulsion system) however, the contact was not able to have the vehicle repaired because there was not a qualified technician to perform the repair at the local dealer. The contact received the recall notification six months prior and the dealer was unable to provide an expected date of when the vehicle could be serviced under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

- Clovis , NM, USA

problem #1

Dec 212012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was found that the inverter converter needed to be replaced. The contact was informed that repairs completed under NHTSA campaign id number: 12V536000 (hybrid propulsion system: Inverter) may have caused the failure. The manufacturer was notified and offered to pay for a portion of the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 116,000...updated 01/14/13..updated 01/16/2013 updated 1/18/2013 the consumer is still without the vehicle. Updated 1/28/2013

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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