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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,825 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Toyota Prius engine problems

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2006 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 102010


  • 43,200 miles


1. normal highway driving after approximately two hours in hot weather. 2. engine stalls (quits). Engine will not restart until after 15 minutes "rest". has happened twice - only on long trip. 3. two different Toyota dealers were unable to diagnose the problem.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Prius. While driving at 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred an additional time and the vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were not available.

- Talahassee, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 042010


  • 100 miles
I have a 2006 Prius. When going over bumps, I experience a total loss of power for 1 or three seconds -generally. A yellow light also comes on the dash board. It often happens daily. I have only had one or two experiences when the power didn't return so quickly and then I was afraid because I had no brakes and was just skidding. I believe that I have seen this problem discussed by other Prius owners of chat sites. It can occur at any mileage speed but I was only able to put a mileage number in the box can it be fixed?

- Wayne, NM, USA

problem #1

Jul 032006


  • miles
2006 Toyota Prius gasoline engine shut off. The following light illuminated on the dash: Master warning light, hybrid system warning light, brake system warning light, vehicle stability control system warning light and malfunction indicator warning light. The vehicle continued to operate at a low speed on the electric engine and the consumer was able pulled onto the side of the road. The consumer shut the vehicle off then after a few minutes started it back up. The vehicle operated normally but all the light were still illuminated. The vehicle was parked until the next day. When the vehicle was started the lights were no longer on and the vehicle operated normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who could not find anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Brewster, MA, USA

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