really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,410 miles

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2006 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012010


  • 30,000 miles


Trunk latch rubber melts when the weather is hot. Happens repeatedly every summer, until the trunk latch is unusable. The trunk will not open.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013


  • miles
Trunk latch to open trunk while stationary now seriously reduced function. Rubber has melted. Now the trunk is very difficult to open. Sometimes, especially when it is cold out, trunk cannot be opened at all.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 232013

Prius 4-cyl

  • 107,050 miles
I was driving on a highway and the car on the right started to move to my lane without turning on turn signal, he probably didn't notice me as he was moving on me, I started to brake but brake pedal started to work at once, it started to work only after delay and after it started working I lost control over the car, ABS signal turned on and I started to move to the left. I tried to prevent it but car was totally out of control and this caused the accident. The same happened to my wife in February when she was driving my car on highway. She just couldn't stop even though the distance to the next car was long enough. Brake pedal started to work with the delay and she bumped into the next car.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 262012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that water was leaking from the ceiling area near the front windshield. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but was not diagnosed fro the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000... updated 02-07-13 the consumer requested to drop the complaint. It was advised that the windshield was replaced prior to the failure and was not installed correctly. Updated 02/13/2013

- Montecito, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152008


  • 35,000 miles
Temperature-stress cracks in windshield of 2006 Prius. Seems to be brought on by heat snap.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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