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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,833 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 v engine problems

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2013 Toyota Prius v Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 072016

Prius v

  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Prius V. while the vehicle was parked, it lunged forward and crashed into another vehicle and a chain linked fence. The vehicle was placed in neutral; however, the vehicle reversed and crashed into another section of the fence. The contact also stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to stop the vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact stated that the start/stop button was being depressed at the time and failed to operate normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014

Prius v 4-cyl

  • 18,500 miles
Driver pulled into parking stall. Foot on brake at curb. Pushed the "P" button for park function on dash board. The car reved and lurched over the curb toward the building. Driver continued to press brake pedal and swerved to avoid the building, yet scraped the side with side panel and running over TW0 recently planted trees. The car continued lurching for approximately 30-40 feet, back off of the curb, past to two parked cars (which sustained no damage). The car finally came to a rest on its own. The engine was still running until the "start/off" button was depressed.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 252014

Prius v

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Prius V. the contact stated that while decelerating, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a metal gate. There were no injuries. The contact indicated that the failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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