definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,503 miles

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2005 Toyota Prius fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012005


  • 89,000 miles


2005 Toyota Prius--experiences braking and handling failures when braking on uneven or wet surfaces. When we are braking and hit a pothole, gravel, railroad tracks or wet surfaces, the car feels as if we are losing control of it, and braking seems to temporarily stop. The "skid danger" light comes on, even at very low speeds. This happens nearly every time we brake under these conditions. Also, at idle (ie. Stoplights), the car will frequently lurch forward slightly, even with the brake pedal fully depressed, especially when engine transfers from electric to gas. We were told early in our ownership that this is normal "dieseling". these have been on-going problems, since we purchased the car in 2005 (new), that we thought we were "imagining" until hearing all of the reports of similar problems.Toyota claims that the Prius braking issues only affect the 2010 Prius, but we see it firsthand on an on-going basis.

- Watkinsville, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 252005

Prius 4-cyl

  • 6 miles
When car was new, I was told a warning light would appear for low fuel. I ran the car dry (with one bar showing) and no warning ever appeared.. the car ran dry in a bad section of town at night... subsequently I found the fuel gauge to be grossly inaccurate. 3 gallons was required to move the gauge off the lowest setting although the tank only hold 11 gallons...with high gas prices, one cannot shop with a one bar fuel setting (E) since you may have 4 gallons left in the tank..the fuel gauge is essentially worthless.

- Miami, FL, USA

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