definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,614 miles

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2012 Toyota Prius Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Aug 082012


  • 75 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that the dashboard reflected onto the side view mirrors, blocking the contact's visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who refused to assist him since they were unable to alter the vehicle design. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75 and the current mileage was 4,000.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 052012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
There is a triple effect in visibility when a light source (eg oncoming traffic headlights) fall on the windshield. This issue is evident from all angles and both front seats. Has a distracting and a straining effect on the eyes. Feels like wearing bi-focal glasses.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 142012


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Prius. While driving at various speeds, the contact noticed that the auto dimming rear view mirror failed to function correctly and would not dim the lights from other vehicles in the rear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact stated that he believed the spoiler on the hatch back would cast a shadow on the dimming sensor and prevent the mirror from dimming. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Patterson, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282012

Prius 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
There are very dangerous blind spots on both rear driver and passenger sides of the Toyota Prius V. vehicles located near the mid to rear of the car can not be seen in mirrors or by glancing over the shoulder when changing lanes. I have had numerous near collisions due to this design defect. I have brought this to the attention of the Toyota corporation and the local dealership and have had no co-operation in dealing with this safety hazard. I am a very experienced driver an never had an accident that was my fault in my 50 years of driving. Any assistance you can provide for this very dangerous situation will be greatly welcomed. This condition is an accident waiting to happen! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Morongo Valley, CA, USA

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