Toyota Prius – Common problems

Common problems with the Toyota Prius

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Toyota Prius, for which Toyota has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Toyota Prius. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Toyota Prius have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



eu issues Latest Prius’s Issues in the EU

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06. 08. 2021

The programming of the Pre-Collision System (PCS) feature may be improper, which could cause the application of the pre-crash brake assist … .

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09. 08. 2020

An electrical short circuit may occur in the instrument panel. This may cause the speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge to malfunction, … .

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21. 07. 2020

Specific transistors in the boost converter of the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) can be damaged by the high thermal stress caused … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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