The Prius V wagon might look similar to the familiar Prius hatchback, but it's stretched in all dimensions to provide notably more cargo space and a roomier rear seat. Despite the larger size, Prius V's efficient gas-electric hybrid powertrain still gets an excellent 41 mpg overall, this is only three mpg less than the hatchback.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Toyota Prius V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"Self-explanatory: It is very difficult to see the display screen anytime there is daylight. We've tried to shade the screen, but when doing so it is still extremely difficult to view"

George R., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All images on screen are difficult to see in sunlight but backup camera image is impossible to see"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen freezes up

"System would freeze up or cycle continuously in start-up screen"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When it is extremely cold outside the screen has frozen up and not allowed us to change items"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System will experience random resets and freezes, often locking out all control until the car engine is shut down, then started again"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All things related to the smart screen no longer work. It is frustrating that the radio, CD player, navigational system, blue tooth, etc. are all tied in together so that when one thing fails they all fail."

Nancy M., MO (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"50% of the time when I start my car, the display screen will be blank except for the message Please Insert Correct Media (Codes) EC 123. or EC11D. The backup camera, radio, CD player, bluetooth, Navigation do not work. Even when the screen displays normally, I no longer have Nav or Bluetooth. I must turn the car off, restart, and in another 1-3 attempts, the screen will come back on. Many instances, due to time restraints, I just drive the car with a screen displaying the Please insert correct storage media. I took the car to a very large out of town Toyota dealership for diagnosis. They had never seen this problem but the diagnostics indicated a bad radio module. There are 3 modules but it could not determine which module was bad until removing the entire radio system. The estimate for each module, which was provided by Toyota in California, was astronomical! $2K for one module and $10K for the other two modules. This dealership suggested that I return my Prius to the dealership where I bought it - or contact Corporate Toyota in CA. Contacting Corporate Toyota in CA was worthless. This problem had never been reported to them. Internet search has shown several people stating the same problem, but no comments on what is wrong or how to fix it. I am offered to subscribe to a Toyota Expert who, for a monthly fee, will tell me the secret answer to my problem. I get my Prius serviced at a local car shop. The first two years of ownership, I went to the dealership. I don't know if there is a software update needed that is not mentioned in the owner's manual? This is very frustrating. I am planning to take the car to the dealership and hope that Toyota doesn't take me for a ride. Otherwise, I plan to switch to CR recommended Honda CRV."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

"about a year ago, went to dealership and the resolution was to replace unit approx. cost was expensive over 1,000"

Anonymous, DE (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Occasionally the screen would just go blank nothing on the screen was USble"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The smart screen stopped working resulting in failure of the navigation system, intermittent problems with the back-up camera, radio, blue tooth, etc. Basically anything that is powered by the smart screen is no longer in use."

Nancy M., MO (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The instructions for selecting music source are very complicated, and are confused as to whether the input is blu tooth, wifi, or DVD player. The instructions for selecting past or soon to play music pieces are difficult. the system behaves differently if the input is wifi, blu tooth, or hard wire"

John H., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hardware replacement

"Ghost figures, touch feature sporadic failure"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Not dependable navigation"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Difficult/not able to program. Directed the use of a very difficult travel route when a much easer and safer route was available ( and used ) on return route,"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Nearly impossible to set up, often gives incorrect information"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Navigation is clunky and will appear to lock up sometimes. It is not intuitive and feels like a first generation Nav system with respect to the controls and lack of intuitive menus"

Alan G., IL (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When using the GPS on road trips, it tells you to exit to the right on every single accent. We were driving to Toronto and there were approximately 180 exits on the way. It drove us nuts! After multiple attempts at fixing it, they finally replaced th"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The GPS is at least 2 years out of date. I have tried to get updates but "they are out of disks""

D C., NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Antenna amplifier went down cost $540 to fix"

Toby P., AZ (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"GPS system has problems understanding verbal address information no matter how clearly spoken. It becomes easily confused. The interface is also not very intuitive - maneuvering to find features was clumsy, unlike the Tom Tom we used for our previou"

Jo-Ann B., ON (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I thought I was in Kentucky when I was in CA. Dealer took over a month to get replacement part. Was not able to use on my vacation (when I most needed)"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Inaccurate location on navigation screen. Outdated or mistaken data in map function."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"When first purchased, for approximately 1 year the pairing took place each time I entered the vehicle. Now I have to set both the car and phone bluetooth in order to get telephone service. A real pain. I'm not a happy camper"

George R., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Toyota does not have a program to pair with my cellular telephone in order to display the phone's phone book of numbers"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Ever since I did the Sirius XM upgrade the phone does not always pair with the radio and vice versa"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"failed extension box. replaced under warranty"

James F., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"it goes in and out of pairing with phone and it has been reset multiple times by dealer, but problem persists. currently not working"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bluetooth declined to pair with phone, or dropped it a minute or so after pairing"

Barbara L., OR (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The bluetooth head must be replaced to solve the problem, a $1800 item. It started about two years after I purchased the car. It is an intermittent problem that can't be fixed except by replacing the unit (head)."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The bluetooth phone connection sometimes happens and sometimes does not. I cannot predict the pairing, nor can I suceed in getting bluetooth to work by going through the steps to pair"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bluetooth feature does not connect or pair with my Verizon cell phone"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It simply doesn't work as described. We cannot get one phone paired properly, and can't get a second one "unpaired." The whole complicated Toyota interface is a huge disappointment! The Dealer has been unable to help so far"

M G., NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Road noise renders Bluetooth inoperable"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bluetooth crashes often and I lose my phone calls"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bluetooth repeatedly disconnected from the phone at odd times, or would not pair at all. Repaired under warranty at the dealership."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"car taken to dealer multiple and they are unable to fix pairing with either my wife's phone or my phone. each from a different mfg. Originally, when new, both worker, then both stopped and dealership was unable to figure out problem."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Can not get phone book to synchronize with car. System"

George H., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It no longer works, along with the Navigation."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Radio

"Radio intermittently turns off, then on"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"did not fix radio works off and on CD player seems to work more consistently"

Anonymous, DE (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Toyota dealer advised we need to replace radio because blue tooth would no longer work. radio out too"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"radio controls back up camera, blue tooth and other things and had to be replaced 3 times by dealer, even then they could not get it functioning properly until they called in a Toyota engineer."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It just stopped working one morning. We had been listening, then stopped the car upon arrival. When we got back into the car the radio wouldn't work. The CD player wasn't affected. The next day the radio worked fine again."

Scott C., KS (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"radio has been diagnosed by Toyota as defective. It controls the phone, the back up camera and other things."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Routine software updates

"Unable to get affordable updates to GPS system"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Software update fixes

"This was a recall on the computer for all Prius V model year 2014-2016 which Toyota covered under warranty and provided another Prius for us to operate for about a month."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Took too long to get update and required a half day of down time to correct as recall"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Voice control commands

"Sometimes the radio and hone do not sync. Phone calls go to dead space"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Voice commands unlike some other cars I've owned either don't work or work oddly"

Alan G., IL (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"NEVER has it recognize my command"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They do not work some of the time. They are not easy to understand. And difficult to operate. The controls and displays are not well designed."

George H., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"When hitting a moderate to severe pothole or roadbump the ABS would go on and it meant there was no braking happening at all. It takes a moment to go back to regular braking. But there is a period of time where the brakes are not operational."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Calipers

"They froze up due to low driving mileage"

Brian B., RI (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Master cylinder

"Brake pedal failed to hold level when stopped. Rec'd multiple failure indications. Dealer determined fluid contamination resulting in major braking system rebuild. Purchased as a certified used car, all work performed by dealer shops. Manufacturer determined warranty repair. I was treated very well and am fully satisfied with repair."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"On a trip, a variety of dashboard warning lights came on. I took it to the Toyota Dealer in Raleigh NC where I was visiting. They diagnosed the problem, gave me a rental car, ordered the parts, fixed my car in 4 days at no charge as a warrenty repa"

F W., VA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brakes replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have to return to the dealer, problem reoccurred within 3 weeks"

E P., NY (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Premature brake wear

"Needed complete replacement of front and rear pads and rotors in about half the time I have experienced in other cars for a total cost of almost $1,000 Canadian. This is despite the Prius having regenerative braking that should reduce the use of the mechanical brakes. My personal judgement after this repair is that the cause is because the regeneration on the Prius is so weak as to be virtually useless and that it is also actuated by the brake pedal, not by the release of the accelerator pedal"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brakes needed to be redone at 50,000 miles. Older Prius we own went 100,000 miles before needing brake job. Regenerative braking should limit brake wear - so was surprised it needed brake work at 50,000 miles."

Carl V., NJ (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace rear brake pads & rotors @ approx. 70,000 km. I consider this to be premature as a hybrid vehicle should not wear out brakes as quickly as a non-hybrid vehicle. Furthermore, expect front brakes to wear out before rear brakes."

Anonymous, NB (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"With only 6000 miles since the last brake repair, I had to spend almost $600 to have new rotors and pads. I was told that with the low mileage that I drive the rotors will rust more than normal."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Routine maintenance check showed excess wear on front and rear brakes. Advised that rear rotors be machined. This I agreed to. In general I would say that the Prius brakes have always felt and acted very smoothly and have generated a feeling of confidence."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Was told that due to low driving mileage the rear brakes totally failed!!!"

Brian B., RI (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rotors

"See previous comment."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaking

"The noise is more of a "groan" than a squeak. It even can be heard when the car is at rest but is most noticeable when the brakes are applied or released. Braking does not seem to be affected. Took it to our servicing dealer and they could not find any cause for the noise. They said it "could" be the brake actuator and if it were it would cost us $5000 for the part. That seemed very excessive for a repair to a relatively new vehicle. Called Toyota HQ and they had no advice for fixing the problem"

Greg S., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Vehicle developed squeaking/scraping brakes on a road trip. Sounded like old drum brakes even though the vehicle is four wheel disk. 3 trips to the dealer, couldn't be fixed although 3rd trip was better. Just have to live with it. Clearly a design problem."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Trim/molding on exterior came loose and broke. It had to be replaced because it exposed vulnerable cable under carriage."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There is a trim piece that slides out of it's track along the sides of the roof. It would be shifted forward and hang out of its slot by several inches after going through an automatic car wash. It was always easy to slide it back in place."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"molding on top of car above the doors came loose and had to be glued in place"

Terry M., TX (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Rubber molding around hatch door came loose, making it difficult to close hatch"

Anonymous, WV (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"the paint chips badly, and scratches easily"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"If you touch the rear bumper with a box or bag, it scrapes the paint right off. The coat of paint seems thinner than other Toyota's that I have owned"

Thelma S., VA (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Very little paint on these cars. Touch it and it scratches the paint off"

Shirley C., CO (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint chipped or peeled off an area of the right rear quarter panel"

Jerry P., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Prius V has a plastic shade on the rear above the rear glass. The rest of the vehicle's paint is fine BUT the shade appears to have the clear coat deteriorating giving it a weathered, crackling appearance. The difference seems to be the shade is painted plastic and the rest of the vehicle is metal. I called Toyota and their response was too bad, it's out of warranty."

Greg S., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The clear coat on the shade over the rear window began to peel. The overall paint job of the vehicle has been very good but the shade, which seems to an aftermarket item and is plastic not metal, has become dull and noticeably different from the main body. The dealer's body shop said they could repair it for $534. A call to the Toyota main office resulted in no consideration for repair since the car was out of warranty. I decided not to pay for a repair."

Gregor S., CA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"from day one, the paint chipped very easily. it seems to chip or scratch at the least little things."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water does NOT leak into the cabin interior. It leaks into the space between the driver's door and the body of the car. This is not a problem in the warmer months, but in the Winter it freezes and make the door difficult or impossible to open. It rem"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaks or rattles

"Noisy car. In additional to the squeaks I hear while driving, there is alot of road noise. I will never buy another Prius, even though it gets good mileage"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When the gas engine kicks in, it sometimes makes a really loud metallic rattling/buzzing sound, like an old metal fan when the blades are loose or touching the safety grill. I asked them to look at it twice but they couldn't find any problem. I guess sometimes the engine is just really, disappointingly, loud. Makes the car sound a bit like an old rattletrap. We're still going to try to keep it at least 5 more years."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wind noise

"Terrible wind noise, exterior noises and engine noise. I will never buy another one, even though it gets good mileage"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wind noise gets bad as your speed increases,so much so you have turn up the radio if you want to hear it.!!!!!!!"

Marlene M., PA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"do manufacturers not undercoat cars anymore. Seems like the doors and/or windows need extra sealing because that's where the air/noise seems to be coming into the car"

Thelma S., VA (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It might be more road nose, but in the interstate the car is very noisy in the cabin"

Patricia B., IN (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Constant, unbearable. Impossible to hear the radio or have a conversation."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wind and road noise more than expected."

David C., NC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wind and road noise greater than expected."

David C., NC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"much more road noise than CHEVROLET Volt"

Terry M., TX (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"rat chewed an electrical cable causing one of the tail lights to stop functioning"

Michael H., GA (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"LED tail light failure. Expensive replacement."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I was surprised that the bulb had burned out so soon."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Gauges

"front gauge panel had areas of moisture inside that kept spreading inside the panel making it difficult to see some portions of the instrument panel"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Keyless entry

"When I purchased the car I was told it had keyless entry (on my 2007 Prius, this was on both front doors and trunk door. I am out in the rain at the grocery and tried to get in the trunk...it woud not work. I called the dealership the next day to s"

Barbara N., TN (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"First fob did not operate doors or starter. On checking the fob's 3V battery it read 2.99V. I tried the other fo;, it worked but also its battery checked in at 2.99V. I replaced both fob batteries with new ones which registered as 3.3V. No further problems."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure light would go on despite normal pressures"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Mice ate the wires inside the wheel well. Not Toyota's fault. The dealer, however, investigated this possible cause LAST and it took two trips there and $700 to fix"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper blades don't seem to keep windows clean"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Although I put in -40? washer fluid, the washer nozzles froze during the winter. The. Washers on our 1995 Previa didn't freeze, using the same fluid"

Jean R., NY (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Climate control is is one housing unit. They said they weren't sure what was wrong. There are doors inside that slide back-and-forth to allow the blower fan to blow through the defrosters. My defrosters do not work, and they want $1000 to tear it apart to tell me it what is wrong, and to replace it and fix it, it is $3500. I am very angry that this car let me down and that's it's so difficult and cost prohibitive to fix. This is my third Prius and the worst one of the bunch."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"air conditioning system failed. Replaced under warranty.About 2 years ago"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Blower (fan) motor

"Excessive noise and some vibration"

Robert C., FL (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"After the car was not driven for several months, upon restarting the fan motor took some time to engage consistently. It subsequently failed. The replacement failed two months later. The year before the fan failed under similar circumstances."

Paul B., MN (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"blower motor failed. cost $368.07 and an hour to replace it."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Condenser

"The Prius V is still under warranty and experienced damage to the condenser which Toyota would not pay for. The dealer wanted $1,200!!!! They think a stone flew up and damaged the condenser. I've read that many others experienced the same problem, which to me shows that the design is poor"

Tom-Mary R., WI (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Fuel leaks

"same leak as described earlier with the oil leak"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Oil leaks

"dealer said because of design flaw, oil and fuel leak down onto what was the carburetor area and must be cleaned every so often--usually about 20-30000 mile at a cost of about $150"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There was a serious leak but it ended up being covered by Toyota. It would have cost me $4500."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"dealer reported that i had a timing chain cover gasket leak, in december 2019. however, as of may 2019, the oil level has not gone down and i've never seen oil spots below the car nor in the engine compartment. i'm not fully convinced it is actually leaking."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Engine oil is leaking. Timing cover reseal line. Cost for the dealer to repair was covered under the extended warranty I purchased when I bought the car (which I don't normally buy). I would have had to pay $1517.32 without the warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Used excessive amounts of oil. Had to replace the oil pump. Still must monitor oil use to avoid future problems."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"Car would not start. All electrical power was not operating"

Daniel B., TX (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"On April 22, 2019 the car wouldn't start. I successfully jump started it and drove it to AutoNation Toyota in Centennial, CO. They replaced the battery. Total cost $267. A day later I found the same problem. Jump started it again and took it to Auto Nation. Battery checked good. Turned out that I had left the interior overhead light on overnight. I am surprised that the the battery would discharge overnight due to small light. No problems in the last year"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The traction battery went bad and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Total discharge of the 12volt battery over 2 days while parked"

Michael G., BC (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Traction control

"I keep getting code C1457, strobe sensor failure. I had that replaced 3 times, and each time the swerve control, (!) and then ABS lights come on. My local mechanics are good and couldn't fix it and the Toyota dealership knows nothing about why this happens over and over. I've spent $1,000 and 6 days sitting in garages in 6 months about this. Now I think it could be using snow tires without pressure gauges, but someone should know this. Those pressure indicators are nearly always wrong due to temp changes. Also, it is a stupid design that Toyota cannot independently test the $400 strobe sensor to see if it works by itself. But I'm most mad about Toyota dealers telling me I have to use only their parts, which are $200 more than others, and they have to fix the strobe sensor to see what other problems are upstream from it. Not efficient, not logical. Sighlines in the car are poor, but I love not buying gas and it is fine in snow and powerful enough."

Felicia P., CT (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"One of the batteries died in Nov. -Dec of 2016. I had Toyota roadside service jump the car in my garage and I went straight to the dealer. Toyota service assured me that these batteries tend to die in 3 years. But sometimes they do sooner. They replaced the battery under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"During a spell of very cold weather, the car's hybrid system failed to engage the gas engine for a day, so that the car operated only as an electric vehicle, which, in turn, caused the battery to drain and the car to stall"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"electronic converter"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Starter

"There was a defect in a sensor that would not allow me to start the vehicle. Once that was replaced, things were normal."

Peter K., FL (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"the driver's side interior door caved in and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Lower left corner of front doors comes to a point. I have a scar on my lower leg from opening past, when metal went through denim. Then cut again when I forgot to watch it; someone said put duck tape on point. Good idea, but I shouldn't have to! It should be finished off smooth."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the inside of my driver's side started to cave in, i had it replaced through warranty and now it is doing the same thing again."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Sunroof

"We were looking forward to a roof sunroof that opened - a major 'comfort' feature of the Toyota Subaru that we quite liked. The Prius V does not have this, and the dealer would not address whether we could have this feature put in. Disappointing"

Jo-Ann B., ON (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Head gasket leak was found during 50000 mile service. Dealer took the car in and replaced the gasket on warranty. Dealer provided a loaner while the Prius was in the shop. It took 4 days for them to secure the part and perform the repair. Loaner was a 2017 Corolla."

Roger B., WI (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Head gasket developed a leak which was detected during normal periodic maintenance. Gasket was replaced on warranty at no cost and a loaner was provided at no cost. Replacement service was scheduled 1 week after problem was discovered by dealer. Service was very satisfactory."

Roger B., WI (2014 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"there was rattling at slow speeds."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel low warning does not activate until tank is near .empty. Can put in about 12.5 gal when warning activated. Travel 450 mi. on first half tank and about 100 on last half tank, i.e. no constant relationship between bars on display and consumption"

E V., WI (2014 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Entune is very disappointing. There was no help at all in learning about it, the manual is terrible, we keep getting emails and mailings from Toyota that assume a level of knowledge we never achieved"

M G., NC (2014 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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Recalls
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HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Jun 24 2020
An unexpected hybrid power system shut down may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Prius and 2014-2017 Prius V vehicles not included in recall 18V-684. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update for the hybrid system. If the vehicle has experienced an inverter failure with certain hybrid system faults related to this condition, the inverter assembly will be repaired or replaced, prior to software update. All repairs will be performed free of charge. This recall began July 24, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is 20TB10 / 20TA10.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V369000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 266638
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Oct 04 2018
If the hybrid system shuts down unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V vehicles. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unit (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 22, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0V. Note: The software updates in this recall are needed even if the vehicle had the software previously updated under recalls 14V-053 or 15V-449.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V684000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 807329
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Jul 15 2015
The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles manufactured August 22, 2011, to June 30, 2014. A component within the hybrid inverter assembly may overheat, causing the hybrid system to reduce output power allowing the vehicle to only drive a short distance. In some circumstances, the hybrid system may shut down causing the vehicle to stop while being driven.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unti (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU, free of charge. The recall began on July 30, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V449000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 108624
AIR BAGS
Jan 16 2015
If the air bag does not deploy as intended, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota Prius V vehicles manufactured November 7, 2013, to January 7, 2015. The occupant classification system (OCS) that activates or deactivates the passenger seat air bag system may be improperly calibrated. As a result, the passenger air bag may not deploy in a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will re-calibrate of the OCS system, free of charge. The recall began February 12, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V013000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4971
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