pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,051 miles

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2009 Toyota Prius fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102010


  • 153 miles


2009 Toyota Prius, car has had a bad fuel gauge, drove off the lot new and have had fuel tank replaced once. Fuel gauge failed again this is the second time. Dealer unable to repair, told me it was a design flaw and it could not be repaired, I am running out of gas and I can not use this new car on a long trip. I do not know and I am guessing on how much fuel I have. This is unsafe and uncalled for. Running out of glass on freeway and it is dangerous.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 022010


  • 8,000 miles
My 2009 Toyota Prius has had occasional bursts of energy and jolts forward on is own. Luckily I was in "park" each time it happened. I wasn't even pushing the gas pedal. It was a very sudden thing, I had no warning. It's definitely not a floor mat issue. Now I'm afraid to drive it. The last time this happened was approximately a month ago, I asked if there was recall for my car, and the dealer said no. What's making me worry now is the story on the news about a "runaway" Prius. I thank you in advance for anything you can do to help.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 242009


  • 13,000 miles
I was sitting on a road in traffic with my car running but in park because I was waiting for a train to pass before proceeding. The car jumped forward when the vehicle changed fuel modes from the electric engine to the gas engine. I almost hit the person in front of me. When I contacted the dealership service department and had them check the car they told me this was normal. No one ever informed me of this when I bought the car. This is a hazard in the above situation as well as if people have their cars in their garage and running or in a number of other situations.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

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