Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,364 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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2005 Toyota Prius transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 132010


  • 41,727 miles


My 2005 Prius shows the following message "caution: The transmission P lock mechanism is abnormal. Park your car at a flat place, and apply parking brake completely". if I turn off the power and turn it on everything is ok. Dealer wants 57 usd to tell me what is wrong.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 232006

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 70 mph the vehicle lost power. It was maneuvered off the road and was observed to be out of gear. The contact believes the park button was accidentally depressed causing the vehicle to go out of gear. The dealer has not been alerted. The consumer stated he belives the parking gear is too close to the dashboard. It only takes little pressure to push the park selector. Updated 08/08/06.

- Portland, OR, USA

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