2005 Toyota Prius Reliability - Consumer Reports
A lot of the Prius's appeal is its 44-mpg overall fuel economy and ultraclean emissions. But it also provides a roomy interior, hatchback versatility and admirable road manners. Although relatively small on the outside, the long wheelbase and efficient space utilization give it interior room comparable to that of a midsized car.
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Reliability

We expect the 2022 Prius will be much more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2005 Toyota Prius owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

12V power plug

"Dashboard 12V does not work. Have not had Toyota dealer investigate."

Anonymous, KY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Body control module

"At first I thought My hybrid Battery was gone, sure enough I got a P code which indicated my Invertor Module needed replacement. I called HomeTown Hybirds and was super satisfied for less that half the price of dealership. Nyc2Ca"

Edgar M., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Cruise control

"While driving the Prius all the warning light came on and this was after have had the car in for it regular check up, which was great. We were told that it was because of the gas cap. The did not think it was the Hybrid battery as that had been check"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cruise Control 'stick' broke off of the steering wheel"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"multiple failures on rear lights"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Two parking lights burned out"

John G., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tail light went out and it turns out to be a major job for the mechanic!"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Left brake light failed. Replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace brake light panel at a cost of $250. Headlight also $200"

Joan S., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Driver's side brake light went out - required replacing entire brake light unit (not just a bulb or two). Appeared to be designed to be replaced in its entirety"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Fog light is out - not replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear lights sometimes come on during the night, and can't be turned off"

Peter G., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replace rear license plate light"

James H., OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Difficult access to change bulbs in taillight modules"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right brake light went out. One LED out caused all LEDs to fail. Not possible to replace. The whole light assembly had to be replaced @ $225. (It is a sealed unit. What happened to 60 cent bulbs and do it yourself!"

Herbert F., SC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Again, ten year old car + heavy driving mostly in urban areas I think that this record of reliability to be acceptable"

Philip Y., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the rear light assembly in total when some of the lights went out as it is one unit. Seemed absurd to have to pay $280 to fix an out light"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One of the tail lights stopped working and the entire assembly has to be replaced, not just a bulb. Cost several hundred dollars. Toyota said this was common problem as the car gets older"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"brake light not working"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tail light assembly failed. These are LED lights and not replace-able. Needed to replace the whole assembly, which was costly and difficult to install"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both stop lights failed at different times. This required that the entire "tail light" assemblies had to be replaced at the cost of $240. each. One headlight failed...can't remember the cost"

Fred M., AZ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Light for license plate sometimes do not light up until I tap on it then it will go on."

Edgar M., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Passenger side taillight assembly developed intermittent periods of non-function. Was determined to be in the wiring to the assembly. Had to replace entire taillight assembly."

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The rear passenger side LED brake lights stopped working and I had to replace the entire tail light unit."

Peter R., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tail lights often dim on one side or both and appear to be only partially working. Mechanics say the entire module must be replaced and not just bulbs. Cost has been a factor in not replacing them yet."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Gauges

"Gas gauge and mileage are incorrect. Fix at dealership with tank bladder didn't work. Suspect electronics. Will schedule again with dealer."

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The gauge display intermittently does not light up. This apparently is a common problem. No gauges, no speedometer, no fuel indicator. Driving blind. Then it works fine again. Frustrating. Expensive to replace the whole dash display module, so we (and many other people) live with it."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Not being a car expert, I'm not sure if I'm using the correct words for the technology which failed. The entire front panel needed to be replaced. That controlled the speedometer, the climate system, other parts of the from control system.They did not pay to replace these parts"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cannot access Energy display because of screen frozen up"

James B., VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Digital display failure"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Digital instrument panel failed - $700"

David S., PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dashboard would go black while driving and lose speedometer, odometer, gas gauge and warning lights. Had to replac "cluster", very costly and time consuming. Also had to replace both the hybrid battery and the smaller battery in rear"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Headlights

"Fried the fuse box."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My passenger side headlight randomly cuts off. If I switch the headlights off and back on, it will turn back on."

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"one of the headlights went out. impossible to replace as DIY. light itself cost over $150, plus cost to install. that's over the top"

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight covers are frosted over. Also the lights are slightly misaligned, causing a warning light to come on."

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight Level Sensor Failed"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front right headlamp has burned out twice"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have had the headlights replaced several years ago, this time with the best lights available (Lexus) but now they seem to have moisture again and not going the best night driving."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needed to replace another headlight bulb"

Jim J., MN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One of the headlights stops working at random intervals while driving. Turning it off and back on fixes the problem temporarily"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right front headlight went out. We had to have it replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It is unacceptable for such expensive headlights to cause "cataracts" as a result of the gases used. The insides of the plastic/glass become so pink it is dangerous to drive even with the brights on. It is quite possible that this is not unique to the Toyota Prius. But my expectations of Toyota or greater than those of lesser quality brand cars"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Toyota Prius 2005 came with two possible headlight systems. Mine came with the more expensive. Replacing the headlights was very expensive both labor and parts. After some agonizing, I replaced both headlights rather than incur the labor when or if the second one failed. Internet research told me that they tended to fail after 10/12 years. Still overall the best car of any kind I have ever owned"

Louis Q., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The right headlight finally gave out and we had both replaces after consultation with the dealer"

John D., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It was challenging to determine that the back lights were out"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"had to replace a bulb, but had to pull the fender cover to get to it"

John H., MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Needed two new headlights"

Anonymous, WY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"one of the headlights stopped working and the repair was quite expensive"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights go out about one per year"

Michael F., IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The auto-leveling part of the headlights stopped functioning"

Patrick J., MO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The area where the bulb is located is very small and it took a couple of tries before the light from the bulb aimed straight ahead"

Judith K., MN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights needed to be replaced and it was complicated to do ourselves and expensive o have someone else replace them. Also, the light bulbs were expensive"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight flickered and needed to be replaced. Cost was nearly $200. Rediculous!"

Joan S., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"had to have headlight changed"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This car has had to have headlights replaced more than one a year for the life of the car"

Matt B., CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight failed - replacement cost was ridiculous"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights were going dark without any warning. I replaced them and that completely resolved the problem. My concern was 1) I had no idea I was driving with no headlights 2) the cost for headlight replacement was truly high (approx $1500)!"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One halogen headlight burned out"

Steven B., WI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"As stated before, the front bumper system needed to be removed in order to change the bulb. This had to be done by the dealer, making it an expensive job. In other cars I have owned, I was able to change the bulb myself"

J B., WV (2005 Toyota Prius)

"headlight failed, expensive replacement of whole light assembly. Same with one taillight"

J H., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replacing one HID headlight cost about $400 as they had to take off the front bumper to get to the headlight"

Mark H., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The automatic headlight leveling system malfunctioned"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Prius is 'bulletproof' - a fantastic and reliable car. However, the older models have had some issues with their headlights frequently (ever 12-18 months) going out"

James G., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight changed to pink, then blue hue. Finally, it stopped working. Toyota offered no financial help on this safety issue, so I paid around $500 to replace a headlight. I think this is a bad design, and Toyota should have covered the costs"

Leslie D., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights have gone out twice since I have had it. Expensive to replace"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"they "leveling feature" quit working, and the dealer supposedly fixed it, but then it stopped working almost immediately"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"HID documented problem with light going off during driving then coming back on after switching off"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bulbs may go out at any time and then will come back on once they are cut off and back on. Experienced this with each headlight several times until they were replaced. Dealer contributed this action to this type of bulbs! I have gone through this wi"

Johnnie C., NC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They needed replaced. Has to be taken to a garage because they were the retractable ones and the bumper of the car needed to be removed to replace them"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights sometimes go off"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights burn out frequently (at least one per year)"

Kathleen C., MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This is a ten year old car. The bulb burned out. I consider that a great record for the car. Also some of the brake lights and running lights burned out, and again I consider that to be acceptable"

Philip Y., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The problem was the igniter, which cost over $500.00 to replace entire head-light assembly"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In the last six months starting at 102498 miles,I have had five headlights burn out, two passenger side lights and three driver side, today 6/02/25, 10 7365 miles. Most of them were under the repair warrentee. Most checks of components revealed no pr"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One (HID) headlight will only turn on if the engine compartment is cold. I had a similar problem a few years ago (at 120K miles, 40k miles ago) where one or both headlights would fail to turn on, or worse, turn off while driving. Replacing the bulb"

Carmel K., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"head light would not turn off"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights randomly turn off from bad light computer"

Charles W., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Special high beam headlight and control panel cost $600 for one light"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One head light doesn't come on every time I turn the car on. It cost $300 to replace just the light. The problem still isn't corrected because it isn't the light that is the problem. I am going to take the car back to correct the problem"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"occassional failure"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"one headlight stopped working, had to be replaced. This year had a version of arc lights."

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight went out. Replaced bulb but did not fix the problem. Had to replace some of the wiring."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have replaced both headlights in the past, and had to replace another one recently for about $300 each. I understand only a few models have these particular headlights."

Lorraine T., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Lights shut off after being on for a few minutes"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights are unacceptably difficult, and expensive to replace. It took me hours to replace and I ended up using duct-tape. I ended up finding them on Amazon at a very inexpensive price, but if you buy them from Toyota, they are over $100 each. I just told my wife that the next time I look at buying a new car, I will buy the one with easiest headlights to replace. A manufacturer that makes headlights as difficult to replace as they are in that Prius obviously has no concern how much they piss of their customers."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Lights turn off while driving."

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"arc lights failed, quite expensive to replace. Replacement seen to be working fine."

D L., OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the plastic covers over the headlight glaze over and decrease light effectiveness"

David V., IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One headlight quit working after 13 years of use (it was part of the original equipment)."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sometimes the headlights were intermittent. The headlight control module was replaced."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"had to replace headlight"

Anonymous, NE (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Interior lights

"electrical fault in wiring."

Jim G., OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Keyless entry

"My keyfon stopped working, even with new batteries, and since my spare (unbeknownst to me) was also broken, I could not reprogram my keyfob for less than $500 according to the dealer. So I have opted to use my key to enter and lock my car. It is like being n the 1950s but I can do it. My only worry is that I don't have an alarm button anymore."

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Keyless remote stopped working; battery change no help. Dealership found $400 part needed replacing before problem could be fully dianosed. Delays in obtaining part, plus need to shelter back home 300 miles from dealership made us give up on the whole idea. We use the physical key to unlock the car now."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"At times it takes more than (2) attempts to open the trunk using the keyless entry"

J H., MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Our key, even with new batteries, isn't recognized so we have to push the unlock button instead of it being recognized when we approach the car"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It went down completely and the Toyota shop said $2700 to fix. Took it to an electrical guy and he charged $100 plus two new key fobs"

Ellie E., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"No longer worked. Used smart key until keyless entry replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When the key battery dies, you have to take the key apart, and use it like a regular key. The battery was replaced at a dealership -- we couldn't get it apart the rest of the way. Also, after 9 years, the starting battery was replaced (not the hyb"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Stopped working, needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"keyless entry only works on rear driver side door and trunk"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Key fob batteries died, Dealer replaced both of the batteries for free!"

Jim G., OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This was the third time we've had to get new fobs from the dealership. One of both of our fobs would quit working correctly so we'd have to remove the key from the fob, open the door -- which triggers the car alarm -- and then turn off the alarm. Key fob would then have to be inserted into the slot to start the car. (When working correctly the fob could be on our person and car would still start. Aggravating issue and keys are much too expensive to replace."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Remote engine starter

"Had to replace the remote control that controls all these function"

Del N., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Warning lights

"For several years now the dashboard constantly shows a warning light. It was checked out twice but no problem was found. So I just accept the fact that the warning light will always be there. It doesn't mean there is necessarily a problem."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Started about two months ago. Emergency brake light won't turn off. Intermittent at first, now continuous. Have not attempted to resolve yet."

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Every time I buy gas, the engine warning light comes on. It last for two to three days. I was told by the Toyota service department that "it probably has to do with a loose wire attached to the gas cap'. It was never fixed"

Mark H., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Hybrid battery causes every thing to go off. The new Hybrid battery is only warrantied for 1 year unlimited mileage. The original battery was for 8 years or 100 thoUSnd miles. My question is why is the new battery not as good as the original. Wh"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Parking brake light stays on. Foot pedal switch needs to be replaced"

Jack F., OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Warning light came on indicating. the automatic headlight leveler system was inoperable. Took to dealer & they wanted $600.00 to install new module. Refused due to ridiculous cost! Was also upset that they couldn't or wouldn't just disconnect the warning light, which has remained one even to this date!"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"The wiper motor stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Paul M., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"It was time!"

Joan M., MO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"HAD REGULAR BATTERY REPLACED 2 YEARS AGO"

Joanna J., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The smaller Prius battery needed replacement but the Dealer Service team needed a couple of trips to the shop to figure it out. The car was not holding a charge, but there were no warning indications that it was the smaller battery that needed replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It was disturbing that there was no indicator to show that the auxiliary battery was near/at end of life. Instead there was an alarming message on the dash screen regarding a brake malfunction accompanied by difficulty restarting to get service"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This was the third battery we've replaced. Not the main battery but the auxiliary"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Failure of 12-volt battery after 9.5 years or 182,585 km of service"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The battery was low, and that caused numerous failures with the door locks, engine ignition, various warning lights, etc"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The vehicle shuts down when the non-hybrid battery (i.e., battery #1) dies, even if the car is running. Unlike most vehicles that will continue to run after a battery failure, this stup*d thing shuts down at highway speeds when the battery dies"

John W., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Small (normal) battery needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"12 vdc battery failed. Water seeping in to compartment from exterior filled battery well. Also experiencing poor mileage over past year."

Hugh S., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Coil

"Each cylinder has a coil and two of four failed. Made for a ROUGH ride and we're replacing the car"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Electronic ignition

"I don't know what is wrong with it"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car would not turn off and then could not turn on. It ended up being a recall item that we found when we did some research. The dealer was not familiar with it"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"Hybrid battery died"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery began to show signs of being unable to hold a charge- at first being low after lack of use after long vacations, then a series of warning lights despite driving to recharge."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Some of the NiMh cells in the battery started giving me error codes. I removed the battery and am currently reconditioning the battery with a Venom 4-channel hobby battery charger through full charge and discharge down to 6.3V cycles to remove the crystal formations in the nimh battery. It is a long process and is not yet complete. Luckily I am working from home and Don't have to drive my gas guzzling suburban which I normall only use for towing."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"About a year ago, the bTtery just stopped charging. There was a massive powee drain, and the car became undribveable (like it was powered by one cylinder). Its too speed becsme 45mph, and if i losy momentym, that was IT."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Battery died while on a trip out of state. $3300 to replace"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The traction battery died, for no obvious reason, at 110,000 miles. It cost $3,109 to replace it"

Garry W., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The battery failed"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"HV Battery died at 203000 miles"

Jack H., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to have the batteries replaced two years ago. Then this year they failed and had to replace them again. Fortunately the warranty was good and it didn't cost anything"

D M., VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO HYBRID BATTERY LOSING POWER. BATTERY WAS REBUILT AND CORROSION REMOVED"

Joanna J., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dashboard warning indicator>computer reading for failure of hybrid battery>dealer quoted $3250. Replaced with used/rebuilt battery for $1580. No one could or would advise me on how long I could have driven after the original warning light"

Lew E., NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery quit two weeks ago, just turned 148,000. Have been considering whether to replace hybrid battery or get a new car"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Original battery lasted 161,000 miles and 11 yrs old. Dealership wanted $4500 to replace. Used an offbrand battery recycler and had them install battery at my home, 300 miles from there shop for $1645 and an 18 month warranty"

Anonymous, WV (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The hybrid battery lasted 11 years before needing to be replaced. Not bad considering they only warranted for 8 years or 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The original hybrid battery had to be replaced. The replacement was done by a Toyota dealer for large amount of money with very little guarantee against future replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"hi, I had to replace the main hybrid battery in 2017"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The warning light came on. I had it towed to the Toyota dealer, and they told me that I needed a new Hybrid Battery. Fortunately they paid for the batter, which would have cost me $3,000"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"hybrid battery quit. thought i'd have to replace it, but mechanic identified one bad cell and replaced it. working okay for 5 months"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Trans axle seal replacement & hybrid battery failure"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"it was just out of warranty, unluckily for me"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"At about 130,000 miles hybrid battery warning light came on. Replaced hybrid battery with a refurbished battery warranted for 3 years. Toyota's new batteries are warranted for only 1 year. Toyota needs to extend the warranty on their new batteries"

Denise H., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid traction battery failed at 105K miles and had to be replaced"

W F., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced complete hybrid battery system, and also the starter battery"

Jake S., OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"New Prius came with as I recall an 8 year warranty on Hybrid battery. Battery needed to be replaced within one or two months of end of Warranty, but we had to pay full cost for new battery. Expressed concern to Toyoto and they sent us a $500. vouc"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"hybrid battery failed and had to be replaced at 148000 miles. Understood that this would happen at some point, but costly repair. Good as new now"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery lasted 9+ years which was longer than expected. Failure mode was graceful - slow degradation in mileage until lights came on - replaced the battery at dealership"

John H., VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Several warning signs lite up. Diagnostics at dealer showed hybrid smart battery going bad. Dealer quoted $2,600 for new battery and $1,300 to install. Currently looking for another service repair shop"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The hybrid battery system failed at 130k miles. I consider this normal maintenance since this is longer than expected for replacement"

Tracey M., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Th hybrid battery had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The hybrid battery failure was expensive and the warranty is only a year. Think the warranty should be at least 5 years as the original warranty was 8 years or 100,000 miles"

Raymond D., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Hybrid Batter had some problems. Toyota replaced it under Warranty. Great service"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"After purchasing the car and driving it for a few months, the master hybrid warning light came on, and the battery needed to be replaced. It was only a few months out of warranty in my state"

Zachary W., WV (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We realized there was a problem when the Master Warning light along with the Brake, VSC, and one other went on. The car still drove OK. We had it diagnosed (for $121). One of the cells in the hybrid battery was bad. So needed to choose to repair with"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The hybrid battery quit working (thankfully while under warranty) and required a day and a half in the shop to replace. If the warranty hadn't covered the service and battery, the cost would have been over $13,000"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid batteries went out without any warning - actually quite similar a normal car battery. There was no indication based on its charging status (via on board screen) that something was amiss. have had conventional batteries fail in a similar, no warning manner."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid Battery failed, needed jump start, replaced 6 days later."

Martha B., CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the hybrid battery"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Battery died while on freeway in traffic jam. Auxiliary battery worked fine in this instance to get me to fiends home (about 3 miles). Cost 4,000 to replace."

Anne T., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"original hybrid battery lasted fro 2005 through Dec 2016. Replaced hybrid battery with re-manufactured battery with 18 month warranty and unlimited miles. In December 2017, battery failed. Was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, WV (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Many warning lights suddenly illuminated at once informing the driver that the hybrid battery died & MUST be immediately replaced... so we drove it to our nearest Toyota dealer (which is the one we usually bring for service) to replace it."

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Did not have to have the entire battery replaced. Found a local garage to replace the individual cell that had failed at 1/10th of the cost."

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Check engine light kept coming on and going off for about 3 months, then stayed on. Took to dealer and diagnosis showed one or more cells failed in the hybrid battery. Battery is original"

Jimmy H., OK (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I was able to drive the car to the dealer when the big red exclamation point came on. I had to get a new $3700 battery."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery suddenly died & had to be taken to Toyota for replacement. Them all the warning lights are on AGAIN a short time later but don't remember... however had to fix another major issue (which I don't remember & can't find receipt)"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Prius has not been driven for several months because it has developed a problem with being able to have any kind of speed sometimes even with the Exceller rated push to the floor the car will only go three or 4 miles an hour then the car shut off rested for a few minutes restarted then it will drive not at at highway speed‘s that are you up to 30 miles an hour and then it begins to drop off again as it became a problem for a day or two it was stop"

Gary H., OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"Battery warning lights indicated overheating. Cleaning the fan fixed the problem. Much cheaper than replacing the fan"

Scott L., CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I was driving and the check engine light came on and the engine would not come on to recharge the battery pack. After I shut off the car I turned it back on and the engine started normally. I took it to the dealer but they could find nothing wrong"

Larry V., HI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Failure of cooling stack valve"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Battery died at 90,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All the warning lights came on. Bottom line is hybrid battery verged on failing. After much angst paid for a refurbished with 3 year warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery died."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"partially blocked battery cooling duct and dirt causing battery cooling fan to not operate correctly. cleaning fixed this problem"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Engine warning light came on. Computer found misfire. Cause found to be leaking windshield cowl(?)which caused water to pool in spark plug holes, corroding spark plug seat/gasket. Cost $500 to fix."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"this was serious. we do not know what was the original problem. the end result was: entire exhaust pipe replaced, intake airflow sensor replaced, spark plugs replaced. 2 spark plugs were damaged, maybe leading to the airflow sensor failing, killing"

Leslie G., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Upon starting Prius one day would hardly run very hesitant bulky and took that into a shop which diagnosed it as spark plugs need to be replaced after they replaced car ran fine again"

Gary H., OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-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 car is old. The bumper connection is loose on the left size, and the hatchbach opener panel is loose"

Sharon K., DC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The trim around one of the front doors had to be repaired, due to wear"

J H., MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"THE WHEEL COVERS GET KNOCKED OUT AND I CANT PUT THEM BACK IN PLACE. VISION IN FRONT OF THE CAR IS POOR AND I HIT OBSTICALS THAT HURT THE COVERINT OF THE CAR"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Door moldings were noisy"

Steve R., CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"plastic structure that you grab to lift the tail gate got loose. some of the plastic 'rivets' holding it in place appear to have broken"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Air dam problems"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Trunk latch switch molding broke off. The Fuel door hinge rusted and broke off."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A wheel lining came loose and was very noisy. It was able to be fixed at the mechanic for $110 and labor."

Pat T., MN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The clear coat is peeling off around the lift gate and door handles on the car"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"paint faded a little on the top and on the flare piece under the back window glass. Small amount. It started in 2018. I had it painted last year"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clear coat peeling all over"

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I do not know why I have duplicates of the same request. I only have one Prius 2005 and no other vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have parked my car since I have been working from home. The paint fading started on the plastic spoiler and mirrors years ago, but now the clearcoat is peeling really bad on the hood and roof."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint, like many cars, is inferior, does not keep it color (fades), chips, peels, and looks bad after only a few years"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the paint is flaking off."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clear coat on roof and hatchback of car pealing off 2019."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The car is peeling the coating all over the car. It started with the spoiler then the top and now the front. Never seen anything like it. Looks terrible. The undercoat is fading and with all the peeling the whole car is a mess."

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clear coat was peeling like a bad sunburn. Had the whole car repainted"

P P., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The hood is horribly pitted, and the paint has degraded all over vehicle"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"clearcoat peeled off hood, roof, and rear spoiler. Had car repainted"

Christine A., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The paint on the bumper started peeling off and the headlights became foggy such that Toyota recommended I pay $350+ to replace them"

Anonymous, VT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The roof of car and spoiler on lift gate clear coat peeling off"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It badly needs a paint job"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the flat black on the mirrors and doors is very faded"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The paint on the plastic parts at the rear of the car began fading quite noticeably. We had to have it repainted"

Michael S., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"paint is fading and chips off easily with every ding to the car"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clear coat on roof peeling. Rash looking peeling on bumpers, hatch"

P P., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint on hood and roof is starting to peel. Will probably opt for paint job this year. Car has never been garaged"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clear coat peeling"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint continues to flake and peel off of the hood. This started very soon after purchase and continues to progress. It was not due to any neglect on my part, but rather appears to be a paint/application defect"

Kasia S., ON (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The paint has faded and peel off the body"

Daniel P., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Plaint hood pitting/chipping. Fading, especially on rear hatch"

Carole O., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint on the hood is bubbling up in a few spots and getting larger by the week"

Ken M., NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right rear door handle is peeling paint. No problem with others"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"layer on top of paint is peeling off and therefore the paint is fading where it is exposed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"clear coat failed. had to have car repainted"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"clear coat on paint had significant peeling, paint is fading- this may be the worst paint job of any vehicle I've owned"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clear coat on all upper surfaces of vehicle has cracked and peeled substantially, causing paint to fade. In contrast, the clear coat and paint on the remainder of the vehicicle still appears new."

Alynne R., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clear coat is pealing around the roof area of drivers door and on top end hatch area on rear."

Thomas G., VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The glossy coating on the panel below the rear window has pealed off and Toyota claims that we were in an accident and won't repair it. We've never had this car painted."

D S., PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"paint has failed in several areas."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint on car on base of windows has stared to flake off. Had the front hood of car flake paint off and also by handles on outside started to flake."

Allen N., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"paint on rear spoiler and roof of car has slowly degraded since buying. paint shop says clearcoat has worn off (less sparkly). then last fall, i must have driven thru a construction zone that sprayed gravel or other on the front hood, although i don't remember hearing anything, but there are spots of paint missing there."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Last year the paint started cracking and peeling at the edge of the roof and the left back door. Not sure if someone put something onthe car to cause this or not."

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The top surfaces, hood, top, and back peeled off the clear coat. Toyota said it wasn't their problem. We discovered it was an issue with that year's vehicles. We had it repainted by an independent shop."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rust

"Body rust is starting to show where mud and salt accumulate behind the rear wheels."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Passenger fender is rusting even though it has been rust-proofed."

Anonymous, NS (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"For some reason only the passenger front door rusted out. I replaced it last summer"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Small area around fuel input area"

James H., OH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rusting where there are dings to the body"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Left Door threshold salt damage rust"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The runners below each rear door are rusting out and I 'repaired' myself. Underneath the vehicle at the same location, the body is rusting out and doesn't support the jack ."

Marc C., VT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rust in the rocker panels on both sides. I lived for a number of years on a dirt road so that probably contributed to getting leaves and up in there,"

Thomas G., NH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There are multiple areas of rust all over the vehicle, especially on the bottom parts of the body."

Anonymous, VT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-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

"Can't seem to keep the wheels aligned for more than 2 months at a time. I have garage check the alignment every time I take in for an oil change and if it hasn't drifted out of parameters, it's too close. Previous set of tires only lasted 20k miles even though I rotated every 5k miles. Mostly shows up as uneven tire wear"

Keith U., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"extreme tire wear due to severe right rear wheel out of alignment"

Jerome P., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Ball joints

"Both front end ball joints had to be replaced due to leaks. Maybe these are called bushings? Not sure Also, you didn't have a category for this but we replaced the batteries in the Prius last fall as well"

Robin F., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Bushings

"Bushings were separating on the front lower control arms. Mechanic at dealership said this is very unusual for the Prius, but these would become a problem in the future"

Daniel W., NH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Shocks or struts

"Brought it in for an oil change and was told I needed new shocks and struts. I did not notice a problem on my own."

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They had never been replaced since we bought the car and we were advised they should be replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The left side strut was broken; replaced both"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They rusted out."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace 2 front lower control arms"

Bart D., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I had no problem but my mechanic told me they needed to be replaced and that my tire wear would be better if I did"

Sallie S., NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to be replaced -- worn out"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Worn and out and need to be replaced, but the cost of them isn't worth it relative to the value of the car"

Lucas S., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Needed to replace the rear struts for the second time"

Dave Z., TN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced front struts at about 170,000 miles. No real problem, just a rough ride"

Jason C., IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One strut was leaking. Both needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Noise"

Morrie G., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced worn out shocks at 275000 miles"

John H., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the entire front left strut"

Jack M., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear shocks needed replacing. Shock attachment poorly designed; mechanic needed to dismantle the trunk area to get at ONE stupid bolt on each shock. All other bolts accessible from underneath"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I can't recall for sure but I believe it was a routine inspection of the suspension system and, after 200K miles, it needed new struts"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"i strust failed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Struts required replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front struts diagnosed by dealer as leaking severely at about 125000 miles. Had them replaced"

Jon W., AZ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear struts leaking, replaced. Front struts also need replacement-verified by dealer + 2 mechanics"

Lynn R., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear strut gave out and needed replacing"

Toby D., UT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Well, the car does have 330,000 miles on it, and the suspension seems to be going out. Replace left front wheel hub and front brakes (myself) all for <$300. Brakes were still ORIGINAL, over 300,000 miles on them. Regenerative braking is great!"

Robert D., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needed to be replaced - not smooth over bumps"

Carl B., AZ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Normal wear and tear of struts demanded the replacement."

Paul C., NM (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Springs or torsion bars

"Spring broke"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Premature tie rods and rear springs along with front end bearings all needed replacing. Broken rear springs"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The left rear spring broke after hitting a pot hole"

Paul M., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Surprised that this failed before about 150000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"spring frozen"

Morrie G., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Struts and springs both needed replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One spring broke. Second one replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One rear coil spring was cracked"

Daniel W., NH (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"recall some years ago for steering or linkage problem."

Vernon H., OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Steering wheel vibration

"Steering wheel bearing causes minor vibration - needs replacement after 200,000 miles."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One of the pins came loose and the steering wheel would vibrate violently. I took it in to have it fixed... $3,200 later it is tight and quiet again"

Debbie H., OK (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"recall was not done properly.....kept telling me I needed 4 new tires...I complained to HQ....they blew me off"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tie rods

"Left front tie rod had to be replaced at 150,000. Otherwise car has been performing great"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dealer insists that tie rods are 'frozen' and need to be replaced every time we try to get the wheels aligned"

Christopher B., NJ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tire wear is uneven

"related to the alignment. The car is very heavy and the wear has been significant"

Keith U., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Historically the tire wear has been uneven despite regular rotation, correct pressures, & alignments. Corrected problem with aftermarket shims on rear (which is not supposed to be able to be adjusted.) Tires replaced frequently"

Michael J., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Suspension is likely the cause of the uneven tire wear"

Robert D., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"this was caused by rear wheel alignment problem discussed earlier"

Jerome P., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wheel bearings

"The dealer checking the brakes broke the ABS sensor on a rear wheel. He refused to fix it. I have replaced 3 wheel bearings. Two because they needed it and one because the dealer messed it up."

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The car has over 200,000 miles on, so replacing the wheel bearings (for the first time) at this point is to be expected."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Corrosion wore out both front wheel bearings and axles and associated linkages at 99K miles. The car was driven in Vermont for 90K miles. Repair was 1000K per side"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"had to replace right front bearing, cost c $500--for such a trouble free car, a big ouch"

John H., MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needed to be replaced"

Donald B., RI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"damage caused by corrosion due to heavy salting and bimetal housing. hub and bearing replacement"

Beverly E., PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Left front wheel bearing"

Jack M., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both left and right wheel bearing required replacement. Perhaps the only vehicle I have had that required this fix at this mileage"

Peter B., ON (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"12 years of corrosion in Vermont made repair difficult. I do not consider this the fault of Toyota"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We have had to replace front wheel bearings on this car three times."

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-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

A/C compressor

"a/c compressor started leaking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cooling system failed to be effective in summer heat; replaced compressor; problem corrected."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A/C compressor exploded internally. Metal shavings all over inside the unit. Noticed reduced cooling 6 months before failure."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"AC compressor had to be replaced as well as line to condenser"

David T., KY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The compressor currently dies once a year. Now on the fourth or fifth one, I think"

Garry W., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Air conditioning is not working"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"No cold air. Had to replace"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the A/C R&R blower motor"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Freon leak, required replacement of compressor for $1000"

David T., KY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A/C system did not adequately cool the interior of the vehicle. Shop determined that A/C compressor needed to be replaced. Compressor was replaced, and problem was corrected."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"had to replace"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Automatic climate control

"Fan reverts to wrong setting"

Ivan S., MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan only runs on high. Scheduled to be repaired or replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Blower intermittently goes out. When the repair man looked at it, he said the fan was fine. But, perhaps the connection was faulty and needed a full replacement. Too expensive. Also, we get a frequent "clicking sound" when we run the air conditioner. I understand that this is a faulty reading by the computers. The only way to make it stop is to turn on both the front and back defrosters for a short period of time. Amazingly, that actually works and solves the problem for days or weeks. Read about the solution on a Prius chatroom discussion. Apparently, this is wide-spread."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Blower motor failed"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Noisy fan"

Alan M., AZ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Heater blower stopped working. Hey - it's a 10 year-old car with 182,000 mi. It's OK"

Anonymous, IA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Fan motor is noisy"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Condenser

"A leak developed in the ac system and it was not pinpointed. System discharged"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Evaporator

"Evaporator (in dash ?) leaks, A/C not working. Due to age of vehicle a repair was not made.I live in Canada and A/C is not an absolute necessity."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Evaporator slowly leaks every 4 months"

Charles W., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the air was blowing hot and the system had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Evaporator core began leaking refrigerant last year. Recently replaced it. $1,700 to replace it and all relevant seals and hoses in the system."

Randy G., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"AC stopped working. Took to dealer. Said evaporator had leak and needed to be replaced. $2500. They said This happens a lot in older Prius, water rusts out coil and they get holes in them."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"AC was blowing warm air"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Heater system

"The air conditioning went out in March 2020. When I took it in to the shop they said it was the heater part that needed fixing. It cost $2500 to fix but I got my air conditioning back."

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I can't remember what the mechanic said the problem is. Something about when the car first runs, the heat works because it runs off battery. Once the car warms up it's supposed to switch to heat off engine but that is broken. So I have heat for 10 minutes or so and then none. My car is old and I don't think it's worth fixing the heat."

Anonymous, (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"See previous comment. The heater fan just stopped working. It's old. So am I. I'd like to stop working"

Anonymous, IA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Refrigerant leaks

"A year ago the mechanic told us the refrigerant was slowly leaking. $Thousands to fix it because they don't know where the leak is. $300 annually to refill it."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"leaking hose"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Water pump needed to be replaced. Done by a non-Toyota certified garage"

Lucy M., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Leak in value. $100 part, $900 labor"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I had to replace the refrigerant twice last summer. The leak is so slow that dye test didn't help"

Taylor E., MO (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In this old Prius I have to get a freno charge about once a year. Small price to pay for so many miles"

Larod B., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"have to replace the refrigerant"

Walter H., MA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Loss of refrigerant, but the source was not found"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ac became warm"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Leak which required removing the dashboard to repair"

Paul S., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"O rings failed. Had to have system evacuated and new O-rings put in. Coolant replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace a water pump around 100k. Car has been otherwise without any repairs"

Mark J., MN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It was a minor leak fixed and all works well now."

Daniel L., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Small refrigerant leak in evaporator which cost $1200 to fix."

Louis P., TN (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My air-conditioner is presently blowing warm air. I plan to take it into an auto repair shop next week. I am assuming it is refrigerant, but will not know definitely until it is diagnosed."

Judith A., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"For the last five years, we have had to recharge the AC refrigerant at the beginning of the season. Dealer inspects but does not repair. Their policy is to charge once and guarantee coolant for the season. I have opted to recharge myself saving the labor cost."

H W., PA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

"Just about a month ago, the CD player began to be unable to read CDs"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"couldn't unload cd in multi-player. Needed to replace multiplayer cd."

Allen N., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

"The screen went totally black in about 6 months. The Toyota people want too much money just to take the display apart to tell me what I already knew. Then on top of this would be the repair costs"

Judy R., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The screen has developed a dark spot in the middle. Can not use night mode because of this. It also makes day mode difficult to see"

Judy R., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Auxiliary battery was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen freezes up

"When I press the buttons on the display nothing happens. They want $4616 to replace it, which I haven't done. Local shop replaced motherboard for $718 but the display button still don't work"

James B., VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"THE SCREEN THAT SHOWS MPG, AVERAGE AND INSTINTANEOUS NO LONGER RESPONDS TO FINGER KEYS ON THE STEERING WHEEEL, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET ALL THESE FUNTIONS TO WORK BUT NO WHILE BOTH HANDS ARE ON THE STEERING WHEEL"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

"Combination Meter Display/Multi-Function Display will periodically go blank. When this happens the LED speedometer and gauges won't light, and the car can only be turned off using a special shutdown sequence, as start/stop button relies on the electronic speedometer to tell the car that it is stopped before you can turn it off, as pressing the power button shifts car into park. There was a recall for this condition, but mine failed after the year/mileage limit, so I will need to pay $800 to fix this condition."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Instrument cluster does not turn on when temperature outside heats up in the afternoon or after being driven and stopping then getting back in to drive without car cooling down for a while. Well know documented issue with a bad capacitor on the instrument cluster and apparently was included in a service bulletin but I was never informed. Issue is now well out of warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The multi-function display that is utilized to show the speed, odometer, fuel level, and which gear position is engaged will randomly (really, randomly) not turn on with the rest of the vehicle. This does not occur while the vehicle is moving, but occurs when you go to turn the vehicle on, the screen remains blank. The rest of the vehicle functions normally and is driveable, and I think the computer still keeps track of odometer miles and fuel level. It will usually last for about a day, then yo"

Lorenzo S., UT (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"a well known problem that warranted a 9 year extension on its warranty. Since problem was with a solid-state device whose operation was not dependent on my input (I was not in any way in control of the system -- it reported on the function of the car) I think that Toyota should be the party paying for the repair. They don't think so. So I am now never buying anything made by Toyota. That is why when I traded my Camry I bought the Mercedes. As soon as my Prius is repaired (cannot"

Lucy M., GA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Combination meter issue causes dash display to go dark and makes us unable to turn off the car! Seems to happen often judging by internet search"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Several months ago the navigation system display/controls stopped working consistently. The display sometimes flashes on and off. The radio sometimes works, sometimes not, sometimes cuts off while it's on, sometimes it sputters. Control over the heat/AC is reduced to the steering wheel controls. So with this on top of the hybrid battery pack needing replacement, there are multiple considerations of the cost to keep it!"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Went blank and returned after turning the car off and then back on. At the same time, the car would not turn off. After hitting the power button a few times, I put the car in reverse and then forward.... it then turned off"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Several times the dashboard has gone completely blank and the car won't turn off"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Display screen would go blank unpredictably. When that happens cannot get speedometer, odometer, gas level information - quite scary. Understand that it is a common problem. Had it fixed for ~$400 at independent garage"

Robert S., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car started but within seconds entire dash control panel went blank and car would not start"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"after detail cleaning I lost display.gauges radio (am/fm/cd) car would start and run. diagnostics at the dealer said bad radio. new one ordered, after 3 days all functions returned car appeared to be "normal" old radio worked better than ever. I d"

David V., IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dash suddenly went blank. OK. But $1100 to replace it, parts and labor???"

Reginald R., CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I think this should have been a recall issue. The full console goes blank, no speed, fuel level, mileage or temp also cruise control also does not work. It can be reset but happen again. I used a TomTom for a speedometer. It is happening now to my son's 2005 Prius with 100800 miles part is $436 labor $300 at dealer."

Alexander N., FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The dashboard display (speed, odometer, etc.) failed. The service rep said that a fuse had blown, but the entire dashboard display unit had to be replaced. The car could not be legally driven until the replacement part arrived from the mainland."

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dash went blank, car would start. Dealer wanted $975.00 to repair it. Went on utueb and found a fix I could do. Just reset system. Disconnect battery in trunk. Waite 5 minutes and connect it. Works fine now."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"bad combination meter, replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The display module on these models is reportedly defective and contacts often overheat, resulting in a blank indicator screen. Cannot see speed or any other necessary lights on the panel. Had to be totally replaced by a mechanic."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hardware replacement

"The console screen physically embedded in the dashboard became inoperable and this made the music system and the climate control system inoperable. When I replaced the console, the music system (cassette player, cd player) could not be resuscitated but at least the radio works now. The climate control system came back with the new console. The problem started in the car's thirteenth year, was a permanent freeze (not intermittent), and was experiences for about 4 months before we found a used part to resolve the issue."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Not up to date any longer. Cost to bring it up to date too high. I use my iPhone."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"battery died & GPS has not worked since. They were able to fix it for about 1 week. It thinks it is in another state half way across the country"

SUSn C., WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Stopped working for about 6 months,(in 2018) then started working and still is in 2019."

D L., OR (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Inconsistent pairing; bad audio"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Never work with my smart phone. Dealer also could not get the two to sync"

Judy R., TX (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Radio

"The radio stopped working over 5 years ago. I didn't have it repaired because I don't listen to the radio in the car anymore."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the radio randomly skips channels. the channel selector will stay on a pre-set channel for days; then sporadically begin to search for new channels and not stay on the new channel for more than 20 seconds. Service center could not repeat problem or"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Poor reception"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"AM radio has never received well since the car was new. dealer checked it and said that is the norm with all Prius radiios. had problems with all display and radio earlier this year after a detail cleaning.. dealer said radio was bad . problems cle"

David V., IL (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The AM radio in the Pruis seems to have ignition interference. AM stations are hard to listen to. There are times when you step on the gas the ignition sounds are more pronounced. Any station not within the very local area can not be turned in. T"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Prius None 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio just stopped working. Occasionally, it will work for 20 minutes and then die again."