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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,145 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.

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2010 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #6

May 142013

Prius 4-cyl

  • 43,252 miles


My back-up camera went dark & stopped working in the center console. This rendered the entire console inoperable; navigation, radio, bluetooth, etc. I went to the Toyota dealer, & called Toyota. I was told this happens with jbl equipment, & it is not covered under warranty. My vehicle only has 43,252 miles on it. They told me that I could pay $2500 for a refurbished camera/console. This does not seem to be fair to the consumer. I do not like driving around without the back-up camera--a safety feature, & this is a known problem to Toyota & their dealers. Toyota should extend the warranty on this center console on this model.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #5

May 052014


  • 23,618 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that the instrument panel was unreadable due to fog. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23,618.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 152014

Prius 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The instrument panel visibility had diminished to the extent that when driving in bright sun lit days the instruments were un readable, as the incident light from the surrounding area in the vehicle washed out the display visibility. Not being able to read the panel, especially the speed, becomes dangerous. The service department checked the 12 volt battery and found that it was not as it should be. Battery was replaced.. thinking that could be the problem, and after reviewing the info available from the manufacturer they thought it would solve the problem. It has not. This condition does not exist at night when the rheostat dimmer is activated. The dimmer does not affect the display when in the dimmer off, or on, in the daylight.

- Columbus, NE, USA

problem #3

Nov 162009


  • 13,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. While driving the vehicle at various speeds using the headlights during the day the contact noticed that the instrument panel became very difficult to see. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be determined. The current and failure mileages were 13000.

- Penn Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012010

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. Whenever the contact drove the vehicle while wearing sun glasses he stated that it was difficult for him to see the speedometer. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that nothing could be done to correct the problem. The current and failure mileages were 1000. Updated 3/24/10 updated 05/10/10

- Dyer, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 232009


  • miles
The contact test drove a 2010 Toyota Prius from a authorized dealer. He states that he was wearing polarized sunglasses. He had extreme difficulty reading the instrument panel cluster and speedometer gauge which exhibited dim lighting. The VIN was unavailable. Bl updated 10/09/09 the consumer stated the vehicle has a dashboard display just below the windshield that reports the speed, fuel level and other operating information. The display is a reflected image of a vacuum-fluorescent display inside the dash. Unfortunately, the reflection path polarizes the displayed image so that it is all but unreadable through polarized sunglasses. Updated 10/16/09.

- Palto, CA, USA

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