really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,667 miles

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2013 Toyota Prius v electrical problems

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2013 Toyota Prius v Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 072016

Prius v

  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Prius V. while the vehicle was parked, it lunged forward and crashed into another vehicle and a chain linked fence. The vehicle was placed in neutral; however, the vehicle reversed and crashed into another section of the fence. The contact also stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to stop the vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact stated that the start/stop button was being depressed at the time and failed to operate normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 11/09/16

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

May 292015

Prius v

  • 52,000 miles
Although our vehicle is not identified for a recall the symptoms are exactly the same description as the NHTSA campaign number 14V053000. Dealer says everything is normal but we are concerned about driving the vehicle with the whole family which includes children. Concerned about Toyota not responding to our claims and the risk of collision as a possibility.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 232013

Prius v 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Toyota Prius V. consumer writes in regards to vehicle electrical system failure. The consumer stated when his wife exited the vehicle, she noticed the headlights were not on. They were set to remain on for a brief period after the engine was turned off. She got back in the vehicle and the electrical system failed; no lights, the door locks did not work and the engine would not start, the only functioning item, was the brake lights. The consumer and his wife tried several times, to get the vehicle to start, so eventually they had a technician come and start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where they were unable T O find a problem. The second occurrence happened on May 31, 2014. When the consumer returned to the vehicle four hours later, he was unable to unlock the driver's door. Eventually, he removed the physical key from the electronic key fob, and opened the door, but was unable to start the vehicle. The only sign of electricity was two green turn signal lights flashing simultaneously when he pushed the power button. The consumer returned hours later, and the vehicle started immediately. However, the clock had zeroed out confirming the power failure. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but they were unable diagnose a problem.

- Portland, OR, USA

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