hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,124 miles

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2005 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 052011

Prius 4-cyl

  • miles


While driving the vehicle, the sun visor on the drivers side flips down, blocking the drivers view. The visor can be returned to the up (out of the way) position. However it repeatedly and spontaneously slips down, both blocking the drivers view and creating a constant distraction for the driver. This is dangerous and a severe driving hazard.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #5

May 112010


  • 95,000 miles
I have a 2005 Toyota Prius and the lights go off while I am driving. If I turn off the lights completely they will come back on. The dealer does not know what to do in fixing it. The lights go off in the middle of driving at night. This is a safety hazard that needs to be addressed. This incident happens day to day. I have been stopped by the police several times not knowing that the lights have gone out. There needs to be a recall to investigate the electrical system.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 042010


  • 96,232 miles
The 2005 Toyota Prius that I drive, has a failure of the manufactures hid headlight bulb; the bulb is intermittent and is an expensive flawed system. The Toyota dealership in huntington beach quoted me $432 for the bulb and $250 to remove the front bumper to get to the bulb to replace it!!!

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

May 102009


  • 73,500 miles


About 3 months ago my headlights on my 2005 Prius started to go out then come back on. At first I assumed it was a headlight that needed to be replaced but when I was going to buy the headlights I was told if it was a dead headlight...it would never come back on. My warranty was about to expire. I took it into the dealer in Wisconsin and they said they had fixed it. However I could see up against the wall that it was not. I told them I would not leave till they fixed it. They gave me back the car and the headlights worked for a few days then started the on off thing again. Problem is you are not sure when it happens...if the road is lit at all it's harder to tell. But I when I had to make a trip out East there were roads with no light so all that was seen was the parking lights. I thought I was going blind. I have heard from others that this has happened to many and I will be joining a class action law-suit. This is life threatening and Toyota knows very well about it and all the dealers are just pretending not to. There must be a recall right away!!!! to add insult to injury, now the air conditioning heating is all messed up and my windows fog up and I can't get them to clear. It's a mess!

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 012008


  • 60,000 miles
2005 Prius headlights leveler causing headlights to lock into one position. This vehicle locked in lower position creating very poor visibility. Thinking that if this was to lock in upper position it would be blinding driver in the oncoming vehicle. This should be always on recall if problem persists.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

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problem #1

Jan 082005

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
The automatic dimming rear-view mirror in my 2005 Toyota Prius dims randomly. It has supposedly been replaced by the dealer with no noticeable improvement. It responds to blue-tinted (whiter) headlights, but does not dim when a standard yellowish headlight is shining into the mirror. This is extremely dangerous and distracting.

- Newark, CA, USA

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