definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,338 miles

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2010 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 222016


  • 57,000 miles


Vehicle was parked. When I returned to the vehicle, the rear window glass had spontaneously shattered/ exploded. There were no signs of vandalism. I understand that this is a problem with the type of glass that is used, and that this is not an uncommon occurrence. Examples may be found on youtube.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 262014

Prius 4-cyl

  • 33,350 miles
I purchased a certified used 2010 Toyota Prius from the East coasts number one certified used Toyota dealer. I was presented with papers showing all the checks performed with a certified used Toyota and that the vehicle I was purchasing had pass all the inspections. I test drove the vehicle during the day and did not use the headlights. Once I was home (over 3 hours away) I used the headlights for the first time in the next few days. The driver┐'s side lights were very dim. I took the low beam bulb out and notice a lot of corrosion on the bulb and moisture in the headlamp assembly. I let it dry out and replaced both the drivers and passenger side low beam light bulbs. Over the summer I noticed a few time moisture would build up but would be gone within a few days. Now during the winter the moisture has frozen inside the driver side headlamp assembly and impedes on the effectiveness of the headlamp. My visibility is reduced and has now become a safety issue. I have not owned the vehicle for a full year yet and even purchased the top of the line extended Toyota warranty. My local dealer stated it was not covered under any warranty and that would cost around $500 to be replaced. Toyota has a technical service bulletin on this issue and should repair at no cost to owners due to a safety hazard.

- Perryville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 182015

Prius 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Low beam headlights stopped working during night driving. Had to drive home with high beams only at night. Felt endangered and very unsafe both for myself and the public.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 012012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
I am beginning to notice more and more tiny specks evenly distributed on the windshield that appear to be in the material in the middle of the windshield because no amount of window cleaning can make them go away. The specks are very distracting when traveling into the sun and I believe are a safety hazard.

- Candler, NC, USA

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