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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,456 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.

2013 Toyota Prius miscellaneous problems

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2013 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #5

May 112016


  • 20,000 miles


In heavy rains breaking does not work well. Even at 10 mph if you hit a puddle of water. Can cause a crash. It has happened on a dirt road going at low speed. Back road where water rises and in some heavy rain on the highway

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 022015


  • 36,000 miles
I rear-ended another vehicle which casued the airbags to deploy and serious front end damage. My concern is that we were not able to open the back doors or hatch back whcih were not damaged. Understandably the power was liklely cut so the automatic unlock via the key didnt work, but we could not even open the back doors from within the vehicle. I was alone but had my children been with me and injured it would have been very difficult to get a back seat passenger out through the front. The front doors were damaged but bent and not fully engaged so maybe that is why I was able to puch them open.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 012013


  • 2,800 miles
Car went into reverse when shifter was put in drive.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Oct 252013


  • 10 miles
Car reversed when put into drive. Car crashes into a parked Jeep sustaining damage of 2000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Nov 152013


  • 3,470 miles
Shifted into drive and car went to reverse. This is 4th occurrence of this issue.

- Washington, DC, USA

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