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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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2005 Toyota Prius wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172006


  • 21,000 miles


We had to replace the tires with only 20,000 miles on in order for our vehicle to pass inspection. Tires are rated at 50,000. Dealer claimed it was because our rear wheels were out of alignment yet they had no way of aligning the rear wheels so nothing was done to correct the problem but pay above msrp for two new tires. A few weeks later we went to a local tire store for two more as we were traveling and didn't want to take any chances.

- New Ringgold, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 172006

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was at the dealer for routine maintenance, the mechanic noticed a tread separation problem on the front driver side tire. The contact was referred to the tire dealer and upon inspection the tire dealer determined the tread separation was related to impact damage. But, the vehicle was never involved in an accident or other type of impact. The tires had been regularly rotated every five thousand miles as recommended by the manufacturer. The tire was replaced with a like tire by the tire dealer. The failed tire was a good year, integrity, P185/65/R15.

- Guilderland, NY, USA

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