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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,673 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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2016 Toyota Prius miscellaneous problems

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2016 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012016


  • 5,000 miles


My windshield randomly cracked and looking on-line this seems to be a common occurrence on the Prius 4th generation vehicles.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 172016


  • 5,000 miles
We had an unexplained blowout in a tire with less than 5000 miles on it on our Prius iv 2016 purchased in May. We saw nothing in the roadway that would have caused this. The tire was ripped. There is a recall on this brand, Bridgestone/Firestone so was this tire at risk" the tire number is P195/65R89S. The warranty is worthless as they could claim road damage and we can't prove otherwise. But we saw nothing that we hit, and other cars passing us did not have blowouts. So did the tire fail" we think so. We were on an interstate highway when this happened. Very scary and no spare tire, a separate complaint. We could have been killed by a passing truck while waiting for a tow truck for nearly 2 hours.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 172016


  • 6,000 miles
We had a tire blowout on an interstate highway and discovered there was no spare tire in our new car. The device to repair the tire didn't work as the tire was ripped. We had to wait 2 hours for a tow truck, with huge trucks passing us at 80 mph, very close. We were terrified. We still don't know what really happened as we didn't see anything that would have ripped the tire. The car is new, still under warranty. Every car should have a spare tire for emergencies like this. We did not know it didn't have one.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 302016


  • miles


Rodent damaged wiring and casings by eating/damaging both at a cost so far of $2700. I have owned this vehicle for one month. I've been told the warranty does not include the damage. I asked about where the dealership stored the vehicle prior to its delivery to me. I wasn't satisfied with their explanation.

- Mt. Horeb, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 062016


  • 25 miles
The 2016 Prius iv we just purchased 2 weeks ago comes with a white dash! the white dash creates a horrible glare when trying to look out either driver or passenger window! the only way to avoid glare is drive with windows down all of the time. Visibility is greatly hampered by the white dash reflection off the windows! this is huge safety issue!

- Urbana, IL, USA

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problem #1

Jan 312016


  • 15 miles
The center display has a mirror high gloss/glare finish. Because of this mirror finish, when the sun is at an angle coming through either the side or back windows, the sun is reflected back into the driver's eyes. There should be a recall on the car to replace center display to prevent accidents.

- Leawood, KS, USA

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