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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,626 miles

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2012 Toyota Prius v body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Toyota Prius v Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 192016

Prius v

  • 54,000 miles


The rear hatchback latch is weak and the latch assembly needs to be replaced. This prevents the rear hatchback door from being opened or making it difficult to open. It will cost just shy of $700 to fix. Of the four priuses my family has owned (prius 2005 and 2 prius 2007 and Prius V 2012) have had issues with the rear hatchback latch. Toyota please fix this problem.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072013

Prius v 4-cyl

  • 13,252 miles
I was completing parking the car in a head-in parking space in a parking lot. With my foot on the brake, the car experienced unintended sudden acceleration. The car jumped a concrete sidewalk, crossed the 6-8 foot wide sidewalk, and crashed into a metal security fence.

- Ridgewood, NJ, USA

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