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Toyota Prius – Common problems

Common problems for 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.


Latest Prius’s Issues in the EU

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3 November 2019

The accessory seat cover kit may not be installed correctly causing the seat covers not to tear as designed in the … .

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11 August 2019

The brake booster pump motor may stop working due to a defective plastic brush holder. As a result, the braking assistance … .

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17 November 2018

Due to a software error in the ECU, the vehicle may not enter in a fail-safe driving mode in response to … .

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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Latest Prius’s Issues in the UK

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