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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,300 miles

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2013 Toyota Prius v miscellaneous problems

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2013 Toyota Prius v Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 042015

Prius v

  • 17,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air conditioning stopped working while driving on 7/4/2015. We were in eastern Washington at the time in 100 degree temperature. We took it to the dealer, Toyota of seattle, on 7/8/2015. On hearing our concern, the service technician suggested it was probably road damage. And, on inspection, it was determined to be road damage which is not covered by warranty. If they suspected before actual inspection, I would contend that it is a design flaw. In order to increase the mpg, they omitted standard engine protection equipment on the undercarriage. People in hot climates who have health conditions depend on air conditioning. We fear there may be other design faults that will emerge because Toyota will do whatever is necessary to maximize mileage.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

May 292015

Prius v

  • 52,000 miles
Although our vehicle is not identified for a recall the symptoms are exactly the same description as the NHTSA campaign number 14V053000. Dealer says everything is normal but we are concerned about driving the vehicle with the whole family which includes children. Concerned about Toyota not responding to our claims and the risk of collision as a possibility.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #1

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

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