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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,500 miles

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2012 Toyota Prius v miscellaneous problems

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2012 Toyota Prius v Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 172015

Prius v

  • 60,000 miles


The navigation, bluetooth & radio system was turned off on it own and became corrupted when the car dealership tried to update the systems software. The hardware was then rendered inoperable and the systems computer was then replaced, the warranty did not cover the defects in the system. The estimated repair exceeded $1000us. Due to the dealerships actions in trying to run a software update, the repair costs were paid by the dealership. The failure of the computer system seemed to be known by the car dealer. Toyota was never directly contacted by car owner as only the car dealer handled the repair issues.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 012014

Prius v

  • 47,000 miles
I felt a loose noise behind the wheel of the car. Took the car to service where I had bought it and they certified that the steering shaft needs a replacement @ 47,000 miles. Prius models from previous years have a recall for this issue. The issue is not solved, yet they continue to have the defect and no other recall has been issued for the same problem. The repair estimate is around $500 I have had about ten cars in my life and in none have I ever had the worry or not even the sound of a loose steering shaft. We are talking about the steering wheel... and I have a family of 5.

- San Juan, PR, USA

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