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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,476 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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2014 Toyota Prius accessories - exterior problems

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2014 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 022016


  • 21,300 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Prius. While driving 55 mph, all four door windows had long scratches that created holes in the windows. The scratches would not allow the contact to see through the rearview mirror. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 21,300.....updated 0711/16

- Belvidere, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 082015

Prius 4-cyl

  • 15,680 miles
I closed the trunk door, and the back light glass (rear window) completely shattered. When this occurred, the glass was not cracked and we were not in extreme temperatures (it was about 65 degrees). I took it to the Toyota dealership, and the service guy said it's "impossible" for the glass to break as it did. It's obviously not impossible if it can happen with normal closing of the trunk door. Vehicle was purchased new less than a year ago.

- Agoura Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 302014


  • 1,300 miles
There is a visibility issue on both the right hand and left hand side of the windshield. The right hand side has a glare/blurry effect when making turns. The left side had some sort of circular effect that negatively effects my vision. The dealer attempted to treat the windshield with rain X as some sort of fix. This did not help. This was a very unprofessional fix. In fact, I believe the rain X made the problem worse. I don't remember the issue occurring until a few weeks after the initial purchase of the vehicle.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 302014

Prius 4-cyl

  • 170 miles


Point sources of light (I.e. brake lights, headlights, traffic lights, etc.) at night time and to a less visible extent in the day time are duplicated or triplicated at distances through the front windshield. As the light source is closer to the car, the ghosting effect diminishes. This problem does not occur when looking out the side windows or rear windshield, but only occurs through the front windshield. This prism effect induces nausea and is incredibly distracting while driving.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 282010

Prius 4-cyl

  • 45 miles
Windshields on Prius models 2010 and higher are affected. While most obvious at night, external light sources viewed through the front windshield can be mirrored in triplicate via a "prism" or "refraction" effect. Interior occupants will witness light sources being replicated 3 times. The resulting effect can create nausea or dizziness in occupants, and is experienced with maximum effect at night during traffic when the ability to safely negotiate roadways is paramount.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jan 102014


  • 358 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Prius hybrid. The contact stated while traveling various speeds, a passenger put their arm out of the window and it erroneously closed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The failure mileage was 358.

- Studio City, CA, USA

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