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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,000 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.

2009 Toyota Prius accessories - interior problems

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2009 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012016


  • 92,000 miles


Passenger seat sensor operates intermittently. Reported to dealer for repair, however dealer stated they could not reproduce the problem. However problem persists intermittently. This sounds exactly like the seat sensor problem for which a recall was issued for some 2009 Prius models (13V014000). Our Prius VIN was not included. Perhaps this recall should be expanded.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 282015

Prius 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Toyota Prius 2009 headlights were on and off finally the left side went off totally. The seal outside the headlight didn't prevent of water came into the system and damaged it. Also while driving the car accelerated and decelerated by itself. And while stopping the car jump.

- Campbell, CA, USA

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