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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
26,325 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.

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2010 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 292016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that her VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V014000 (air bags, seats); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012015


  • 76,000 miles
Burning oil issue. Front head light short circuit or burned out. Leather seat separated twice.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 252012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 29,300 miles
My car was rear ended by a sedan and my car was pushed forward and ended up rear ending a car in front. Not sure about the speed at which car rear ended me, but I should have been traveling around 10 miles or less. At the end I noticed that my car seat had slid back completely. I expected the car seat to hold steady so that the belt can be effective. I have lower back and right shoulder pain and not sure if it would have been prevented should the seat have stayed in place. I think this is a defect that needs to be addressed and not sure if it's specific to my car seat. My kid was in the back seat and luckily there was enough room and the car seat moving back didn't hurt her. But she was shocked that the car seat came close to her at the of the accident. Both my kids in the back seat complained initially due to pain and shock. Now they seem to be fine now.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 132010

Prius 4-cyl

  • miles
The driver owned a 2010 Toyota Prius. The contact stated the driver crashed into another vehicle, at 35 mph. As a result of the accident, the vehicle was destroyed and the rear passenger was killed due to a severe neck injury. The contact believed the head restraint was not positioned properly. The contact called the manufacturer, but received no response regarding the head restraint. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 03/15/11

- Canton, MI, USA

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