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 2 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 2015 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

CD player

"See previous response. The whole system was unresponsive because the touch screen did not work. The CD and MP3 layers worked when the screen was working and responsive to my taps"

Anonymous, HI (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

"Not much more to add. The screen is vy hard to read in bright sunlight. (FWIW, the BMW we own doesn't have this problem.)"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen freezes up

"Display freezes up after message that I have text message. cannot get back to to GPS"

M J., PA (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Some times it just freezes. Need to restart the car to unfreeze"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"display screen freezes several times per week. Toyota does not seem to know how to fix it. It is very annoying not to be able to use the radio or navigation when I need it"

Geraldine P., NC (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The entire display screen freezes. You can't use any touch command which means the GPS is useless, the radio is all but useless. The Entune apps are useless. ITS A MAJOR DEFECT. Started at 400 miles of ownership. It has been over one month and Toyota"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Display screen freezes up with temperature "extremes" i.e twice below 34degrees F and once above 78 degrees F. At other times, selected displays act up: sometimes the phone interface, radio controls, and today, temperature and vent controls for a mi"

T N., NC (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The display screen will freeze at various times. Sometimes it happens immediately after starting the car and continues to freeze repeatedly during the trip. At other times the screen will go entire trips without freezing"

Gordon S., FL (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touch screen stops responding. It really isn't serious except for one issue: it first happened on the drive home from buying it at the dealer, and it happens frequently enough for me to be annoyed"

Carole W., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This problem has occurred since the vehicle was purchased new. Took it to the dealer several times and was told there was no fix available. Asked Toyota to repair or replace the defective electronics but was denied."

Anonymous, IA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Touch screen will not work, some functions become unavailable"

Jon P., MT (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"replaced infotainment head system"

Mark C., TX (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Software issues required a fix to be performed by the dealer to stop the touch screen from freezing up daily"

Travis B., UT (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touchscreen stops working. (Screen still displays properly, but you can't manipulate anything on it.)"

Chris F., NH (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen froze multiple times and had to be replaced. When it did that GPS addresses, phone pairing and other info had to be reentered"

Ron T., CT (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Defect in the Entune system caused the entire system to freeze when heat soaked. Required a replacement unit after multiple trips to the dealer"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The display will go through periods where it either boots slowly or freezes then reboots during my drive time. I believed this to be due to a bluetooth drivers issue, but the issue continued to happen when my phone was unpaired with the system. it's not a regularly occurring issue, so I haven't bothered to try to get it fixed by the dealership"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When it was sunny and above 70 degrees outside, the display screen would not only freeze, but it would act like someone was touching the screen randomly. If my home screen was up, this meant that it would sometimes start a phone call with one of my contacts listed on the screen. This was scary when it startled me on a trip when I was in heavy traffic around Dallas (I live in Indiana). I was looking for an exit, monitoring stop-and-start traffic, and trying to hang up the phone from the steering"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The screen will sometimes freeze when trying to connect with bluetooth"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen would freeze up. Had to turn car off to fix. Eventually the dealer found a Toyota bulletin telling them how to fix. No issues since"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"especially when using phone or GPS, the screen gets stuck"

Kathleen E., MA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Whole system would freeze-replaced under warranty"

Patricia N., MD (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Display would freeze up on occasion. Also, navigation system is very poor compared to Google Maps - so I use my Android Phone onboard rather than the built-in navigation sysytem"

Steve F., MO (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"That's pretty much it. It screen would freeze and I'd have to reboot it. They replaced the whole unit under warranty; no more problems."

David B., OH (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"display freezing up in summer"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"display screen justy freezes up"

Jay P., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"That is the problem. The Display screen freezes up so you cannot use the screen via your finger tip to change radio stations, from CD to radio or to the navigation system. All of the audio functions are still workable via the controls on the steering wheel so that is not a huge problem. It does not have any adverse effect on the drive-ability of the vehicle. Once the car is turned off and then back on the system returns to normal. It does not bother me enough to have it removed and replaced or fixed."

Tom C., OR (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen would freeze up almost every trip. Dealer fixed problem with software update."

John S., OR (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dealer determined the entire info-entertainment device was faulty and replaced it under warranty."

Wade W., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Weird things happen to the entertainment system, such as saying it doesn't recognize stations we've had for years. The system just seems buggy."

Bill M., MI (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Routine interior temperature renders touch screen inoperable. System mysteriously recycles after extended play on long trips."

Ruth C., FL (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"At seemingly random intervals the navigation stops and the screen is frozen. A restart of the system is required to get it working again. At other times it will reboot on its own and if navigating, the destination must be reentered."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Can only unfreeze the screen by turning the engine off and restarting."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"screen replaced by dealer under warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"On-dash display screen with GPS navigation and entertainment systems commonly freezes while driving. Have to reset the system to engage again. Annoying for the music part, but a big problem for GPS use."

Patrick B., MI (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touchscreen would freeze, then randomly act as though I were touching different parts of the screen, so it would activate systems, such as phone or radio, unexpectedly"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Display screen touchscreen stops working, so it seems to freeze up."

Chris F., NH (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen freezes for brief time. Once all went down, no screen, no CD or radio. Resumed within 2 minutes. GPS is very touchy electronically and drops navigation while on the road. I no longer to bother using it. Use my Garmin GPS. Toyota dealer says it isn't a problem if I can't have it happening when I arrive there. They haven't heard other complaints. There's info on web stating there's A PROBLEM. Our independent mechanic states he sees the problem on the web but the car behaved when they drove it. This is Toyota's problem. Now mine. Boeing said their new planes operated fine too."

Spencer R., WI (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

"The display system very occasionally goes blank when the headlights are turned on."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The screen goes blank on cold mornings and won't come back until the car warms up, gets turned off, and is then restarted."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All problems were related and continued until the whole system completely stopped working. Toyota eventually replace the entire unit"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Once or twice a week the system cuts out for about a minute."

Paul T., CT (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Problem with the touch screen. No response to touches three times in the last three months. Intermittent problem. Off for two months, off for two days, or off for a day"

Anonymous, HI (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"not resolved, frequently"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Hard to new destinations. screen freezes up. Very frustrating"

M J., PA (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Besides freezing up, the GPS is really out of date. It directs me to stores that have moved 8 years ago and roads that were eliminated a long time ago. I have to play google maps through the speakers to find anything recent. It is much worse that"

Geraldine P., NC (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Display screen freezes. Drops navigation and I'm not aware, still thinking I'm being guided. Must be reprogrammed once I realize I'm in the wrong place. Radio can be taken over by gremlins and it jumps to a different station that I can't escape from. Toyota denies all. Web says otherwise."

Anonymous, (2015 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"GPS system has always been difficult if not impossible to use. I use my smartphone instead."

Anonymous, (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When driving the vehicle for more than 10-15 minutes, the GPS (and the radio) will often freeze or go blank. I have to hold the tuning button down for a 6 count to reset the system. With GPS, this means you have lost the destination and have to reset. It is something you don't want to have happen while driving, especially if you are in traffic on the way to your destination. Suddenly, you have lost your directions. Dealer said it would cost $300+ to repair. I bought a Garmin in car GPS for $110 instead. Further, the dealer told me the Toyota GPS maps need to be updated and that costs about $150 per time. My Garmin comes with free updates. Toyota builds good cars, but this aspect is a disgrace. They have known about this for at least 5 years and have failed to help owners."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Unit freezing, head replaced. Poor voice recognition. Lousy map coverage. Expensive map updates. Will never buy another Toyota with that system"

Robert R., BC (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car is very sensitive to high-tension wires, and the entire nav system and radio will freeze up or suddenly change scales or start making telephone calls on its own. So far, dealers have been unable to stop the problem!"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"cannot program destination"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen is vy hard to read in bright sunlight. Very annoying. Nav system is very hard to use and read. These systems shd be instinctual, but Toyota hasn't got it right in this car"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"GPS frequently locks up. GPS software was outdated when sold brand new. GPS sometimes has issues linking to satellites"

Kelsey M., TX (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We had to pay $200 for an GPS update that fixed the problem with the unit from the date of purchase. We hope Toyota does better in our next car"

James L., IN (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System freezes"

Kathleen E., MA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System fails to work when vehicle has been parked in the sun and the outside temperature is above 72 degrees,"

James D., WI (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tremendous nuisance to program and use. Unable to make an annoying voice shut up. Thus it is unused. I consider it a waste of money to have purchased it. I much prefer using Waze or google map to plan a route between points A and B."

Robert S., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"While driving in an unfamiliar city, the GPS froze and then went blank. It would not reset. The only way I got out of town was to follow the sun to get to the freeway and then follow a path that I know. I now carry my old Garmin as a backup for directions."

Marie W., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Difficulty in starting GPS and errors in directions"

Paul T., CT (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"While driving, the navigation system will often either freeze or completely kick-out of the destination unexpectedly. Seems to happen after driving for at least 30 minutes. Bought a Garmin GPS to have a navigation system. Repair not offered by Toyota dealership for reasonable prices. Also, map updates for GPS are ridiculously expensive (ca $165). Garmin updates are free."

Patrick B., MI (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"GPS is untrustworthy. At any point it may drop navigation. I've lost it on very busy 8 lane roads where I was absolutely depending for guidance. I've lost it on short trips on open roads. No reason I can tell. Usually I am unaware I'm no longer being guided, just being told where I am. There's no information indicating that guidance has been dropped. This is especially troubling if I have other screens displaying and am operating on the auditory directions that have periods of silence normally."

Spencer R., WI (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Erroneous, inaccurate and questionable directions. For. example, “Why is taking us this way? when you know there are much better. Causes concern when driving and sometimes indecision while doing causing a possible driving safety issue."

Daniel Q., VA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"very poor voice recognition. Very complex interface"

Andrew G., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"I usually have both a Bluetooth phone and an iPad. Both are paired with the car. Often the car will consider the iPad the paired phone even though the iPad is not a phone. This can be overridden, but then reoccurs in subsequent starts of the car"

Gordon S., FL (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paired phone several times but stays paired briefly and has to be done again"

David P., DE (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Not resolved, happens frequently"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System constantly losing favorite numbers entered which have to be reentered"

Ron T., CT (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The bluetooth will not pair with my phone at times"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Radio

"When Entune system fails all parts fail. IF I'm listening to the radio it may change stations and refuse to return to old station."

Anonymous, (2015 Toyota Prius V Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This radio has lousy sound quality and the equalizer doesn't even work right. Dealer Moss Bros. Moreno Valley refuses to believe that there is anything wrong with this radio!"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touch screen works intermittently on the radio/USB/CD player. Most controls are duplicated on the steering wheel though. Reported to Toyota on a quality survey years ago. They never followed up."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"After driving for 15-20 minutes, often the radio resets on its own, or goes blank. It is irritating. Cost to repair from dealer is over $300 and it is a known defect of their system. Disgraceful for Toyota to do this to purchasers."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"screen freezes can't change radio stations"

Thomas B., NC (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"radio would go on and off and change stations by itself. It was replaced by Toyota"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The car makes an intermittent noise under the back seat. It sounds like an electric toothbrush. I cannot identify the source and neither can the Toyota dealer. They say it’s not a problem."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio was intermittent on hot days. Replaced it with aftermarket radio"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Routine software updates

"No software updates were made in last four years. Dealer technician advised that owners must download the Entune app on their paired phones to enable auto updates. Previously unknown owner requirement."

Ruth C., FL (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Voice control commands

"Voice control drops out from time to time and doesn't complete task"

Anonymous, (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The voice recognition system is lousy. Expensive navigation system is worthless with such a poor software and voice recognition system. Very clunky and poorly integrated software. Have switched to using Apple iPhone for traveling purposes."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"roof weather strip fell off"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaks or rattles

"the squeaking started when the car had about 78000 miles, only happens when turning right only"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I here noises with the undercarriage. Service doesn't seem to care"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"As far as I can tell, the only rattle with this car comes from a heater/AC adjustable vent."

Gary O., TX (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wind noise

"When windy have alot of wind noise from front driver and passerger windows"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both vehicles are poorly insulated. So you always hear wind roar. Also windows when lower would remove water or condensate but the rubber that is present appears for decorative purposes only"

Jessie R., GA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Vehicle is a bit too noisy for my liking when driven at highway speeds"

James D., WI (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I very much like the vehicle-but the excessive road noise(tires and air ) noise are totally unacceptable-very disappointing"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 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

"The side panel in the front drivers side is loose.Difficult to fix on my own."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Top molding strip on top of vehicle came loose. Took it to dealer and their repair lasted less than 24 hours. Took it back again and it stayed attached but I also never took it through a drive through car wash after that in fear it would come off again."

Anonymous, (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Roofline trim fell off"

Will M., VA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Interior door panels, front bumper panels pop off"

Kelsey M., TX (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Related to the rust blister on roof of vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint on roof blistering"

Anonymous, (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"paint finish is week and easily damaged"

Mark C., TX (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rust

"Roof of vehicle had 15-20 rust blisters coming from under the factory paint job."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 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

Calipers

"At 30k mile service, dealer reported rear brake calipers frozen (corroded), requiring replacement."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rear brakes needed new pads and rotors at 60000 km; rotors were rusted and scored, not too unusual after 4 years, but could be better. Front brakes still fine."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaking

"Brakes were replaced and squeaking loudly. Brakes had to be replaced again"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"loud squeal when backing up in wet weather."

Anonymous, AB (2015 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

Headlights

"Headlights went out after about two years. Aftermarket bulbs purchased from auto parts stores seemed to last only about 4 months. Am now using Toyota OEM (original equipment manufacturer) bulbs which seem to be holding up much better."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seat heat goes on and off"

John H., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Keyless entry

"Driver door often refuses to unlock with either the touch control or remote key. It beeps 7 times and does not unlock. I have to get in the rear doors and reach around to manually unlock door."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"The right wiper was put in backwards. I caught it the first real rain we had and took it to the dealer. He apologize and said his helper put it in backwards. I also have trouble with the voice recognition on my phone"

Teresa S., AZ (2015 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

Alignment

"Had to get wheel alignment when snow tires were removed because the front passenger side was out of alignment"

Anonymous, AB (2015 Toyota Prius V 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

"Check hybrid light went on. Technician said it was a leak in the evap system, and that the hybrid fan had to be cleaned. It cost abouty $400."

Anonymous, NY (2015 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

"Driving in blizzard, "Chk Sensor" light on dash, car stalled, external side mirrors frozen. Managed to pull over and car re-started but radio not available (might have been due to storm). Very uneasy about driving this car in inclement weather"

David P., DE (2015 Toyota Prius V Five 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Cost over $2000 to replace parts of fuel recovery system because they are mounted behind a rear wheel where they are exposed to weather and kick-up of debris from road."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Toyota Prius V Two 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

Cylinder head

"The check engine light came on and we had to have the Intake Manifold Assembly replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2015 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

Refrigerant leaks

"Keeps leaking slowly They can't find the leak"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Toyota Prius V Three 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

Locks and latches

"Drivers side door lock actuator would frequently fail to unlock the door."

Don D., CA (2015 Toyota Prius V Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Transmission Minor

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

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

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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
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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