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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,147 miles

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2010 Toyota Prius windows / windshield problems

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2010 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 232013

Prius 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Overhead console sunglass holder cover will not close due to latch stuck inside. Only repeated pressing of black spring button will release latch to catch and close cover lip.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 032012

Prius 4-cyl

  • miles
The autodim rearview mirror does not reduce glare from headlight of cars behind my car. Autodim functionality is not affected by turning the autodim feature on or off (it is the same either ways). The only option I have to prevent glare hitting my eyes is to turn the mirror away so I do not see anything. Toyota customer service says that I should have it checked by the dealership. The dealership shines a flashlight on the rear view and reports that it is working fine. The problem is that the shape of the car's rear glass and spoiler prevents the headlinghts from hitting the sensor on the auto-dim mirror.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 052010

Prius

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. The contact stated the rearview mirror was hanging two inches lower than normal rearview mirrors and was obstructing the drivers view of the roadway to the right. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that the rearview mirror design was newer and they were unable to assist. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 10,000.

- Fort Myers , FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 052010

Prius

  • 32 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased a 2010 Prius level 4. included in this package is an auto dimming rear view mirror with homelink. The auto dimming function does not work properly. It seems to be very distance dependent. There is a narrow focal range that the sensor reacts to. If a vehicle is to close or to far away the auto dimming function does not really dim very much. Considering how low the vehicle is this is incredible annoying and un-safe. Also this vehicle has split rear glass in the hatch back. The center bar I believe also blocks the light from headlights from reaching the sensor. If you tilt the mirror up so that you do not see the center bar (only the top portion of the rear glass), the mirror seems to work better. As a side note, I purchased a manual flip mirror with the correct part # for a 2010 Prius from my local Toyota dealer and the new mirror has a different mounting style.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 152010

Prius 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The rear window on 2010 Toyota Prius, while driving at night, generates the vertical light bars attached to the source of light, ex: Headlight of the following vehicle, thus image of the cars traffic on the busy highway is totally distorted by the presence of the these unwarranted light effects. This defect introduces the safety issue while driving in heavy traffic, the driver is presented with the light effects that totally blurs the back view.the issue is augmented if the rear window is tinted. The issue had been verified by round rock(Texas) Toyota and appears to have been a test escape. However the dealership refused to address the problem arguing that there is insufficient field data that would justify action to be taken. Being the user of the multiple Toyota product in the past, I can express the heavy concern about the potential safety breach while driving at night, primarily in heavy highway traffic.

- Austin, TX, USA

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problem #2

Aug 192009

Prius

  • 3,000 miles
Windshield has been cracked twice in my new 2010 Prius due to design flaw. The edge of the glass on the sides are exposed.

- Oakman, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 022010

Prius

  • 5,000 miles
I bought a Toyota Prius V 2010. I have complained to Toyota about the braking system. I am also filling a formal complaint with NHTSA. Also the back auto dimming mirror doesnt work properly. They cant find a fix. Lane keep assist works really poorly. I would say I doesnt work! also bluetooth systems doesnt work properly. There is a delay in answering the call.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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