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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,772 miles

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2007 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #6

May 012012

Prius

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that the rubber on the trunk melted and left a black tar substance on his hand whenever the trunk was opened. The failure occurred daily. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jun 132014

Prius 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Over time the black rubber on our hatch has melted. It has gotten harder and harder to open the trunk. Finally we popped the plastic part off due to the pressure needed to open the trunk. It no longer opens. My husband had a flat tire on 6/13/2014. He could not get in to the trunk and had to drive the car to a tire place to buy new tires. The fact that he couldn't get in to the trunk was inconvenient and expensive. My greatest concern is that this is a safety issue. You can't get in or out of the trunk in case of emergency. That is pretty scary, especially since we are traveling with 2 small children.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 222013

Prius 4-cyl

  • miles
I am reporting a defective 2007 Toyota Prius trunk hatch release. The material appears to have been defective. It appears to be a general issue due to poor quality control and faulty design by Toyota. The repair cost for this crucial function is obscenely high (around $500).

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011

Prius

  • miles

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

2007 Prius trunk hatch release rubber piece melted and I had to replaced it with my own money in Toyota dealer.

- Modiin, ID, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The rear trunk release has melted and the trunk cannot open or if it does requires much effort. Poses a safety issue.

- Franklin, TN, USA

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problem #1

Apr 202012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 92,635 miles
The trunk hinge has melted, it looks like the plastic on the hinge has come apart thus not allowing the trunk to close. I've taken it to the dealer twice now with the same problem.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

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