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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,500 miles

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2012 Toyota Prius miscellaneous problems

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2012 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 022016


  • 50,000 miles


Door locking mechanism, security issue, vehicle will not lock due to faulty lock actuator--- may effect other actuators. Vehicle stationary and on start up for motion.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 202015


  • 91,000 miles
My passenger side sun visor just completely fell out while driving down the road. It has rarely been used (my car is a 2012 with high miles and most of the time I travel alone). This could have easily caused a distraction or crash. I noticed that there are several complaints about other Toyota models / years.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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