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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,232 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 #7

Apr 092011

Prius 4-cyl

  • 3,200 miles


While braking over uneven pavement car tried to accelerate rapidly. This happened twice this week. I was able to stop the car. Had there been a vehicle in front of me I would have hit it.

- Halethorpe, MD, USA

problem #6

Oct 232010

Prius 4-cyl

  • 55 miles
2010 Prius -- fm radio has intermittent static -- antenna was removed and replaced and static continues -- signal is coming in strong on radio but static persists -- happens on all fm stations between Washington DC and bangor, Maine.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 082010


  • 29,017 miles
I am filing a complaint on a 2010 Toyota Prius. The complaint list is: The eject button on the manufactured stereo has melted. Have contacted a Toyota dealership regarding this and they took pictures of the melted button on the stereo, they sent the pictures to their dspm department, their response was, "appears to be damaged from an outside influence." We have disagreed with their conclusion and are afraid that it may lead to a possible fire in the car? we contacted Toyota's 800 number (1-800-331-4331) and let them know that we disagreed with their conclusion, in which we were told they would get back to us in three business days, which they didn't. we contacted them to let them know we were concerned about the car stereo getting hot enough to melt a button, could this possibly start a fire in the car" they returned the call within 24 hours. They advised us once again that the damage was caused by an outside influence which they couldn't determine. We were told if we didn't like these results to get a lawyer. We are still concerned that this could or may cause a car fire? could someone please contact me at [xxx] and let us know what could have caused this to happen" information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Yerington, NV, USA

problem #4

Jul 202009


  • 4,600 miles


Musty smell coming from air condition from my Toyota Prius 2010.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012009


  • 4,200 miles
1) 2010 Prius iv: After applying the breaks lightly, if traveling over a bump or man-hole cover or painted pavement stripe. 2) the breaks disengage while still being applied, causing the vehicle to progress without any breaking. 3) after taking the car in for service, I was told that Toyota has no fix for this problem, and that they are aware of the problem, and will contact me when a fix is available. I haven't heard anything back so far.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 172010


  • 13,000 miles
Vehicle parked on a downward slope. Vehicle started and proceeded down slope...applied brake lightly, but vehicle brakes locked up, causing a severe jerking stop motion...released brake and applied again, and it continued again, hard braking, jerking vehicle to a stop. No change in brake pressure seemed to resolve this hard braking, locking up effect. Only after driving for a few miles did the brakes return to normal.

- Mequon, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 102009


  • 3,550 miles
On occasion, the brakes on our 2010 Toyota Prius, purchased June 2009, momentarily do not stop the vehicle, and the vehicle appears to lunge forward. This has been reported to the Toyota servicing dealer each time the vehicle has been brought in for service, and no solution has been offered. This problem continues to this day.

- Mequon, WI, USA

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