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:
32,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Toyota Prius transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

May 162009


  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. Whenever the vehicle runs out of fuel, the gear shifter becomes difficult to maneuver. The vehicle becomes nearly impossible to move or placed into neutral to push to a safe spot. The owners manual does not contain information regarding this failure. The contact stated that it takes a minimum of three gallons of gasoline in order for the vehicle to restart. The dealer stated that they did not have to notify consumers of this issue. The contact found numerous complaints for the same failure that he experienced and believes that it is a serious safety hazard. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 32,000.

- Eagan, MN, USA

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