2008 Toyota Prius transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Lever And Linkage:Column Shift

NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Column Shift Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,050 miles

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2008 Toyota Prius transmission problems

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2008 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

May 162014


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle would independently shift from drive into neutral. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The technician informed the contact that replacing the shifter may rectify the failure but was unable to guarantee it would be a permanent fix. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 112,000. The VIN was not available. Remailed 08/20/14

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 202011

Prius 4-cyl

  • 70,100 miles
My 2008 Toyota Prius will not stay in D when shifting or R it pops back into N it does it on hot days. Need to replace the gear shift lever assembly. When its hot outside it binds up and goes back into N while shifting or driving. Has happened 2 times so far in the last week. In order to drive the vehicle you have to hold the lever in R or D to go anywhere.

- Reeseville, WI, USA

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