Many people simply need a car to get efficiently and reliably from A to B, with little cost or fuss. For that, it's hard to beat the Toyota Prius, as it meets the basic transportation needs of just about everyone. At 44 mpg overall in our tests, only electric cars were more fuel efficient. Despite the apparent complication of the hybrid system, all of the Prius' technology is well-proven.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2007. ESC standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2010, standard from 2017.
Road Test

Many people simply need a car to get efficiently and reliably from A to B, with little cost or fuss. For that, it's hard to beat the Toyota Prius, as it meets the basic transportation needs of just about everyone. At 44 mpg overall in our tests, only electric cars were more fuel efficient. Despite the apparent complication of the hybrid system, all of the Prius' technology is well-proven. The Toyota Prius has one of the lowest costs of ownership.

The hatchback body is aerodynamic and spacious for both people and cargo. Rear-seat space is on par with many midsized sedans, with plenty of cargo capacity to boot. Folding down the rear seats makes even more room.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 hybrid (134 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 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

"12V outlet in compartment between front seats ended up with a penny in it, rendering it inoperative. Asked dealer repair department to check it, I think they checked the front outlet instead. Ended up with a dead battery at a rest stop on the Pennsylvania turnpike, unable to start the car. Battery ended up needing to be replaced and the penny removed"

Lawrence K., OH (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Attempt to jump start melted the jumper cables"

Gary M., WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The 12V power plug in the front panel stopped working (e.g., no power to cell phone charger)."

Jim A., WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Body control module

"Car would not start had to replace battery"

Antonio M., OH (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Cruise control

"At time the cruise control would not engage, then I could not disengague"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Speed Control switch broke."

James L., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"From time to time, Cruise Control will not go into or pops out of Set. Dealer has not been able to find and fix the problem. Very annoying."

Gary S., MA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake lights would not be on"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The passenger side "running" light fused to the plastic casing and shorted out"

Steven P., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"LED Brake light module on right side burned out. The mechanic said it was replaceable on later models, but not the early 2010s. It required the replacement of the entire right tail light assembly"

E G., FL (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"licence plate lights burnt out. went to replace them and found the connector burned and broken like some kind of short"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One or more of the lights (excluding the headlight) has blown out. Apparently the configuration of lights is complicated and there are more than one auxiliary lights. One in particular was expensive to repair. It has happened three times since I purc"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A taillight already burned out once"

Ken W., WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"As I mentioned previously, back light and license frame light"

Diane L., CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"bulbs burn out frequently"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right front blinker light water leak allowed rain to collect inside clear cover"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bulbs burn out too quickly despite Toyota replacing the wiring harness."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"parking & other lamps kept failing. The exterior light harness was eventually replaced by Toyota at no cost to me."

Anonymous, RI (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car would t turn on lights or car wouldn't turn off"

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"frequent bulb replacement, shorts, loose fixture."

J C., NC (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Light went out; replaced by dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My son was able to replace a brake light and a parking light. Now another brake light has failed."

Sharon G., GA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Repeatedly headlamps, turning, and other lamps have blown"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Gauges

"Dimmer for gauges no longer works"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio does not always work during cold weather and does not display station when it does work (in winter.) Back to normal in summer."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The electronic display ceased to work"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Headlights

"lights set for always on when car is on. Blubs go out to quick"

Ron D., OH (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bulb replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burn out every 1-2 months. Both burned out within an hour driving home Christmas Night. Had to use brights to get home"

Dulcy B., WA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Low beam passenger headlamp burnt out"

Edward P., CT (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights tend to short out, but then come back on a few days later. However they go out/blow too often as well"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Electrical current is low to right headlight (not brights) causing dim output of light"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bulbs keep burning out. Headlights are not bright enough. Passenger headlight is a pain to change"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights (which are not HID) seem to wear out very quickly. On average, we have to replace the headlight bulbs every 1-2 years. On every other car I've owned, headlights lasted 3-5 years between bulb changes"

Anonymous, DC (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Condensation in the drivers headlight. Low beam blubs burn out every couple of months no matter the brand used"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In owning cars for over 40 years only once did I have to replace a headlight based on usage (not accident). I have now replaced both headlights TWICE on my 2010 Prius. On the other hand, I love this car and that is the only complaint. (Other than the beeping noise to let me know the car is in reverse doesn't sound on the outside to let pedestrians know I am moving in reverse...)"

Sandy V., WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The seals broke and moisture fogged up the inside of the headlights, making them dim and ineffective"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The low beams burn out once or twice a year - known issue that costs about $300 to fix - I just buy new lights"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Shorter than expected bulb life. Recommend LED headlights"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Moisture in the driver side headlight housing caused it to be replaced for $500. Then moisture kept blowing the lights out, headlights and others"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A headlight burned out two separate times in a two-year period, and we took the car in and had it fixed. No problem in the 6 months since the last headlight fix"

Julie S., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace high and low beamlighta because of moisture"

Jana P., MO (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Electrical short on one headlight, required new wiring harness"

Michael S., MO (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"they burn out. one time for each headlight!"

Richard S., NJ (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burnout - replace 1 to 2 each year. Toyota replacements last somewhat longer than Sylvania"

Anonymous, AL (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The light bulbs. Urn out fairly frequently, however the last bulb change was 6 months ago"

Phil R., VA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bulbs burned out"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Same headlight has gone out and been replaced 4 times in 1 month. Discovered that there is a short in the wiring and entire unit must be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"headlights will intermittently turn off"

Dan S., TX (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

""Fused" (melted) socket preventing new low beam bulb required whole new headlight assembly @ $400 + labor"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We have had two Prius vehicles. Headlights have gone out on both, in less than five years, or the headlights work only intermittently. Toyota does not consider this a warranty item, even though it is clearly a problem on many Prius vehicles"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right headlight fails routinely, even after having it replaced. Sometimes it starts working again for a short period, but stops again"

Jeffrey E., PA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"headlight burned out; dealer fixed"

Mccaig G., WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"just need to change bulb that went out"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both low beams failed within a week of each other. I bought replacements from Walmart and installed myself. Clearance behind bulb sockets was very tight, especially on the passenger side. Had to work by feel since couldn't see. Took about 20 min"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All lights just died in early 2014 one evening. It was rather costly to replace all at once"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights are not bright enough"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Have had to replace both headlights in the past year!! Very expensive and seems Very short life for lamps"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight stops working. Have to replace bulb multiple times in the past year"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both headlights went out around the same time. Had to replace the "harness" at a cost of $400+; not under warranty or a recall"

Otto P., FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights burn out frequently; about once per year and sometimes less"

Daniel H., FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cost! It cost over $40 to replace one headlamp bulb"

Daniel Q., VA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"both headlights had to be replaced"

Paul J., KS (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burn out about every 20,000 miles and it costs about $125 to replace it because the whole bumper has to be removed. Bad design"

L C., CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Low beam headlights are suddenly extremely dim. Replacing them has not solved the problem. Doing research this is a known issue but Toyota won't issue a recall. See http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2010/toyota/prius/exterior_lighting/problem.aspx"

Anonymous, DE (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bad connector on headlight assembly. Entire assembly needed replaced"

William S., CT (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Two light bulbs have burned out"

Donald G., NE (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"For the second time since purchasing, we had to replace the low beam headlights. This last occurrence happened at night while we were on the road 3000 miles from home, needless to say a bit hairy. We bought bulbs and installed them (one side is eas"

Kathy R., GA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights have burned out and been replaced much more than any car I've ever owned, except my other Prius"

Ken W., WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"headlights burning out in several months. Dealer replaced wiring and problem was fixed. Once again Dealer did not initially want to honor extended warranty until I complained loudly"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"two different headlights replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius I 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Since March 25 to May 21, 2015, I have had my car in for replacement of the light bulbs 4 times. The first was for 2 license plate bulbs and 2 other exterior bulbs - not headlights. The next day, I had a headlight go out. Two weeks later, I had"

Beth T., IN (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I've had two headlights go out, also the license frame light and a taillight"

Diane L., CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Burned out, needed to be replaced"

Peter M., IL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I am constantly(monthly or so)having to change headlight bulbs.Just a few weeks ago both high beams were changed, the very next day one burned out. The low beams burn out also, but the high beams more often. They're changed professionally, not by me"

Craig T., NC (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights have started to burn out quite frequently. Could be bulb manufacturer (Sylvania) but see this was problem on earlier Prius models. Have changed to Phillips brand bulbs. Factory original bulbs also too dim"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One lamp went out"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Became very dim. Had them replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Several lights have burned out"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Too much power from batteries; burned out. Would not fix both at same time [Had to drop front end to correct problem]"

Anonymous, KY (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"both low beams needed to be replaced"

J S., WI (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the enclosure for the head lights leaks and caused premayure light failure. the chaging of the passenger side head lamps is very difficult. The Head lamps still fail after chaging out the entire head light assembly. The lights only last about 3 month"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One burned out and I had it replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Prius I 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"short in headlamp, need to replace the headlamp more then normal"

Anonymous, IA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I went through 4 bulbs after one Toyota dealership kept having to replace them. Another dealership said there was a known problem with the 2010 Prius headlight electrical system. It was $300 / each head light to get it fixed. Total = $600+"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The driver side LB could not be secured in place. Bulbs burned out quickly due to this. Could not replace part, whole headlight had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burned out at the exact same time one day. Found a TSB from 2012 that said this problem was occurring in 2010 models due to a faulty wiring harness. Could have been dangerous. Dealer charged $600! Called Toyota customer service, refund"

Anthony K., IL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights: Bulbs last six months"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Have to replace headlights every 2-3 months. Toyota dealer says there's nothing wrong, but that seems hard to believe"

Robert M., VA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights have been terrible since the start. This will probably prevent me from buy another Prius. Very bad safety issue"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlamps we're burning out more often than I had experienced with previous vehicles. My dealer replaced the harness,and thIs seems to have reduced the problem"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight burns out frequently. Problem has been identified in a recall, however until light has burned out several times dealer doesn't immediately make the recall repairs."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One of my headlights burned out approximately 9 years after I bought my car. Luckily, I decided to get it replaced where I usually go for service, the dealership where I bought the car. There I discovered that it was due to a defect in the design of the car. While Toyota didn't recall Prius' for that defect, they had agreed to replace both headlights and both housings for free if a customer brought their Prius in with that problem. They replaced that headlight that day, ordered the part package to replace the other headlight and both housings, and took about 3 hours to replace them when the part package arrived a month later. I was not charged for any of this work. I have not had any headlight problem since."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Eight low beam bulbs over life of car, finally recalled to fix wiring but problem did not reoccur until recall expired. Recall offered to repay for previous repairs but required paperwork it was impossible to obtain, including letter from company President that made the repairs."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I'm spring of 2019 both head lights replaced under recall. This winter for the first time both headlights have considerably moisture in them reducing their effectiveness. I have not gone back to discuss with dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights became unable and I didn't know when they went out. Until I could get to have them replaced, I had to stop driving at night. I heard from friends with the same car that the headlights were difficult to change so I paid to get it done."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The secondary headlights kept burning out quickly. The dealership had to change the unit that controlled the electricity to the bulbs. It's been fine ever since. This probably got fixed about two years ago."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We had experienced short bulb life and we were constantly replacing bulb, mainly low beams. When the extended warranty came out, the dealer gave us the run-around. Finally, after waiting almost a year, we took the car in to have the headlight wiring harness replaced at no charge. So far, we have not changed a bulb. The access to the passenger side low beams is a terrible design for the DIY bulb replacement."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Manufacture recall for faulty wiring harness. We experienced the problem which included premature headlight bulb failure."

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It too had a recall which it was taken in for but it did not fully fix it"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have had the headlamps burn out multiple times. I even had both burn out at the same time -- on the way back from the dealership, where they had failed to replace one that had burned out. It was dark and I was on the freeway on one of the most hazardous stretches of road in Houston when I figured it out. It was terrifying. And the dealer is 15 miles from my home! Now they send me an extended warranty, after I paid multiple times to have them replaced. I think the dealer knew they were a problem and made me pay for them anyway."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace headlights twice in a short period of time. I later learned that was a problem with my particular Toyota. Unfortunately, it was too late when I discovered that and I had to pay for them myself."

Charlene S., GA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight bulbs kept burning out prematurely. Headlights were replaced under extended warranty."

Anonymous, DE (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight bulbs keep burning out. This is a known issue that is supposed to be fixed by replacing the wiring harness but Toyota has not issued a recall."

Jane W., VA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I needed to frequently replace bulbs in headlights (2 to 3 times a year). Toyota issued a service repair bulletin because this was happening to many other Prius owners. A new headlight electrical harness is ordered and will be installed in my Prius in the next few weeks."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I've had to replace the headlights at least twice, and several other outside lights every year. I do drive with headlights on, but am surprised there are so many light replacements. Otherwise, love the car."

Gregory W., MA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burn out consistently. They last 6-8 weeks, sometimes less. There is a TSB and Toyota will replace the wiring for the headlights to address the issue, but I'm told there is a nationwide backorder on parts to do so. I've been waiting 3 months."

Nate M., MN (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight bulbs keep burning out. This is a known issue that is supposed to be fixed by replacing the wiring harness but Toyota has not issued a recall."

Jane W., VA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burnout prematurely. There has been a recall but parts were not available when i took it to dealer. Still waiting on the dealer to call me that the parts are in."

Robert I., AL (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bulbs burning out prematurely. Manufacturer claims it will replace electrical harness, but dealers say parts are not available."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlight covers became clouded with mositure on the inside, reducing visibility and they could not be repaired."

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"lights burn out about every 6-8 months"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Frequent bub replacement, shorts."

J C., NC (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I've had to replace a headlight 4 or 5 times this year. Toyota replaced the last one free and is going to rewire the headlights and reimburse me for those I paid for."

Woodson M., WA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"we had a headlight burn out and had the bulb replaced. We later got a letter from Toyota about a wiring issue and since we had a headlight go out we were eligible for the replacement of some parts and reimbursement for the replacement we did. HOWEVER, since the work order did not specify exactly that they replaced the bulb because it was burned out, they denied the reimbursement. (Why else would we have the bulb replaced.) And to date the parts are not available to do the recall as offered in the letter. Not happy about the way Toyota is handling this small but important issue."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Repeated low beam headlight failure due to bad wire hareness"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlamps burn out and have to be replaced. Now being covered by a recall."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights intermittently shut down. Dealer says need new parts, which have been on backorder for 3 months now."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Repeated lamp failures"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Repeated failure of halogen headlight modules - replaced these approx five times in eight years. Toyota finally issued a warranty replacement of wiring for headlights, and reimbursed for earlier replacements IF you kept the receipts for the entire time."

Linda S., WA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Low beam went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"From purchase, these headlights were defective and subject to a recall"

Steven B., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Light bulbs kept burning out. Warrant work performed to correct the issue."

David K., MD (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"got mail from Toyota that certain 2010 prius' might need a stronger low beam headlite harness, that I needed to take it to dealer for inspection. took it in , and out my car still need this new harness, but am still waiting for harness to get stocked at dealership. has been about 5 months since car was inspected."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"bulbs burn out too quickly. Had a recall on this issue"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The lights burned out earlier than they should have. This was covered by a recall and the lights were replaced at the dealership, no charge."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right (pssenger side) headlight reqired shop replacement, it was so hard to get at without knowhow.Left headlight required several goes at positioning correctly before getting it right. It came close to causing an accident."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight bulb replacement. We replace headlight bulbs every 4 to 6 months-and the car is not driven that far (around town mostly). Toyota recognizes there is a problem but they make it very difficult and costly to get a diagnosis and repair. The dealer service department does everything they can to keep you from bringing your car in for diagnosis and repair."

Nathan P., IN (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burned out more quickly than they should. Replacements were expensive. Acknowledging the problem, Toyota extended the warranty on them and created a solution."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Changing passenger side headlight bulb requires removal of the bumper and headlight assembly. Unnecessarily expensive. Not something an owner can do easily and not something third party parts stores or mechanics can easily do. If it is attempted it can easily damage the bulb seat requiring the replacement of the headlight assembly."

Lori U., NC (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The right one would burn out and three months later, the left one would burn out, and the same cycle would begin again, multiple times in the last seven years!"

Niki M., TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I've replaced my headlights over and over again, along with other exterior lights. the company invited me to report this for compensation this year. i did, with every dealer receipt over the past 10 years. Months later they denied my claim because i need a letter on the dealer's stationery detailing each repair, part numbers and diagnosis. This info is clearly provided on the receipts i copied (as intructed). Toyota is cheating their customers."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights neededfrequent replacement. Toyota has recognized and offered repair for flaw."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"1. Without any warning 12 volt battery failed/died, stranding us in a rural area of western Mass. 2. Low beam headlight bulbs fail on a regular basis. They have been replaced 3 times in 7 years. We have notification (approx '18) from Toyota that they are aware of the problem and to contact a Toyota dealer to have the car inspected to determine of a replacement of the low beam wiring harness is required. I have contacted two dealers and they do not have the replacement parts in stock and they do not know when they will receive them. One dealer has been very difficult to deal with on this issue so I did contact another. I also contacted Toyota national about the light issue and and what I consider very poor customer relations by this one dealer, they said they could not help."

Kathy R., GA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlight and front running light bulbs repeatedly burned out, at least several times on each side. Toyota has sent out an alert but the local dealership and regional Toyota folks have been distinctly unhelpful. I think it's because we have not used them for servicing and maintenance. They ordered a replacement part on low priority in January and we haven't seen action by now, at the end of May. They asked for receipts from my mechanic, but then asked for the reasons we replaced the bulbs repeatedly, as if burning out were not sufficient (and about which they had themselves sent notice out as being a problem). So I love the car, and it's one of five Toyotas we have bought, but this treatment is disappointing."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights werent working due to an apparent recall on a wiring harness that was bad."

Scott S., CO (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We’ve had to replace lights on he Prius at a much higher rate. We recently learned there was a warranty issue with the wiring harness for the headlights that was causing the issue. The replacement was free, we’re not yet sure how much we’ll get reimbursed for past light bulb replacements. Every bulb replacement at the dealer was a huge expense because they had to remove the bumper to replace them."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The drivers side headlight needed to be replaced twice before the Toyota recall. When they took it in for warranty repair it took them two weeks to get the necessary parts to do the required repair and I had to have a rental car during those two weeks."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have had to replace a headlight at least 4 times. There is a recall but they don't have the parts to fix it."

Marlene S., MD (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"headlight unit was replaced due to a recall"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This was a warranty recall for replacement of some of the equipment powering the headlights. The lights did not fail."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Low Beam Bulbs have been replaced by me every 3-6 months since 2012. Just 6 months ago Toyota mailed me what they referred to as “ Extended Warranty, through 2019” for replacement of the Headlight Harnesses at no charge. I was very unhappy that to date the Dealer has been unable to get the needed parts in stock."

Arthur G., MD (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights were burning out every 3 months or so. Headlights are also not very bright, no matter what bulb we put in. There is a recall for headlights for this vehicle."

Tracey F., GA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Needed a headlight replaced. Did it at home; easy fix."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"`Both headlights stopped working intermittently; dealer said that was indication of impending failure. Cost for replacement was about $500 for one. With help of internet my son and I replaced headlights with difficulty."

Sharon G., GA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I've had the car for nearly 9 years. The only thing that i have had to replace are the headlights - each one has been replaced twice."

S H., WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced headlights with OEM, they also failed early."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Electrical problem caused both low-beam headlights to burn out at the same time. This was covered by a recall."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the car use to burn headlights Toyota recall replaced wiring harness for free under recall"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Burned out within weeks of installation. Bulbs sometimes stopped working, only to start again later. Finally received recall within last year, 8 years after car was manufactured."

Melanie E., DE (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wiring harness for headlights replaced under recall. This prevented further premature burnout of bulbs."

Gary F., IL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Electrical problem caused headlights to fail earlier than expected - warranty issue that dealer corrected."

Christina M., VA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Two headlights, low beam, burned out."

Charles N., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rapid lamp burnout. I get maybe 3-6 months of use in a car that is driven a short distance to and from work and some errands. There is an extended warranty out for the problem, but when you talk to the dealer, they will dance you around and tell you that if they don't find anything wrong, they will charge you for the diagnostic. How is that for a scam? Maybe they find something wrong; they fix it; then they tell you nothing was wrong and bill you for the service. That is one thing I detest about Toyota and Toyota service. They run you around, and their customer service is a joke. The engineer that designed the location and access to the low beam headlights should be--OK, I can't think of an appropriate punishment. An attempt to remove and replace the passenger side low beam headlight will cause cuts and scrapes on your hand and arm, that is, if you can get your hand anywhere near the light bulb."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"headlights would burn out within a few months, needing replacement, this eventually was identified as a problem by Toyota and has a safety issue and the repair to the electrical system was covered when I took it to a Toyota dealer"

Paula K., OR (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recall, Headlights burnt out several months of use. This became a recall and cable replacement after 9 years of use. I must have replaced the headlight bulbs at least 25 times over the 9 years, i.e. 12 to 13 per side. Now that Toyota replaced the wiring harness system, it seems bulbs are lasting longer."

Mark G., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My 2010 Toyota Prius began going through low beam bulbs at a rate of one every 3-6 months, often both bulbs going out simultaneously. This continued with me replacing them, having Toyota Replacing them as well as various mechanics for nearly 7 years. I easily went through several hundred dollars of $15.00 bulbs before Toyota issued what they referred to as an Extended Warranty. This warranty replaced the electrical wire harnessing on both sides of my Prius. This should have been a SAFETY RECALL as had both low beams gone out while night driving, this could have been dangerous."

Arthur G., MD (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Fog buildup inside the headlights made the headlights so dim it was underivable at night. This car also burns through headlights every couple of months."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight problems require frequent(more than once yearly) replacement and check of headlight system."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Defect in wiring harness kept burning out headlight bulbs. Toyota replaced it. Dealer wasn't helpful at first but ultimately cooperated."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight wiring problem that causes premature burn out of headlight lamps."

Thomas D., MI (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"warranty problem with lowbeam headlights burning out. dealer replaced headlights and wiring harness under extended warranty. I think this should have been a recall since headlights are kind of important, esp at night. It took them about 2 months to get the parts after I got the warranty notice and called for appt."

Kenneth P., OR (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Factory recall. Fixed at no cost"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burned out quickly. Repairs were covered with a special extended warrenty (not a recall.)"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It was burning out headlights. Toyota fixed it through a recall but I had replaced two or three before that."

Woodson M., WA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One drivers side, the headlight contact leads burnt out"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Lenses became clouded. Could not be repaired and very expensive to replace."

Mark W., IL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"seemed to be going out too frequently. there was a recall done and the problem may have been fixed as there have been no subsequent issues"

Meridith M., NE (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bulbs burned out faster than expected - no indication other than difficulty seeing in dark."

Richard B., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Horn

"Horn works intermittently, and of course, it works when i take it to the mechanic"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The stock horn sounds like a little bird, so I added an additional horn about 5 years ago, This improved the sound. But suddenly this month, the horn stopped working and then worked intermittently, but seldom. I checksed al the fiuses inside and outsode the passenger compoartment. I had no luck. I took ithe car to my local mechanic who fixed it for a few hours. I brought it back and had the head mechanic check it our=t. He got the horn to beep and I drove away. later that day it stopped working. I will bring it back. Maybe the problem is in the steering wheel"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The horn clock spring like cable in the steering wheel needed replacement"

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Horn stopped working. Cost $1000 to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Interior lights

"The overhead lights go through periods of turning on by themselves. The radio goes through periods of not responding to on/off or station controls"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Interior light for the display speed etc did not work unless exterior lights were off."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Keyless entry

"Front door driver door lock actuator has stopped working. It needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace locks on first the Passenger door and then the driver side door. They would not lock or unlock using the interior button, the touch, or the key fob"

Todd C., KY (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Keyless entry fob stopped working, and a new battery did not solve the problem. This should not go out in less than five years. Toyota does not consider this a warranty claim. We are generally very pleased with the Prius (our second) but this is t"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Battery died on "key" or whatever the device is called. Had no idea battery would need replacement. Cost $12.00 to replace in both primary device and spare"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"On one keyless entry fob, the battery drained in a matter of a few weeks. It was replaced with a new one"

Hoang O., WA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When the 12V battery lost charge, the entry system became unreliable, replacing the battery partially resolved the problem but the shop had to completely reprogram it to fix it"

Anonymous, NM (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Door lock actuators (all 4) have stripped and no longer unlock or lock the doors. I have to use the key that's locked in the FOB to unlock my car"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"doors wouldn't lock or unlock"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Have to replace the key fob battery about every two months"

Donald G., NE (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The key battery is running down at an increasing rate. The latest new battery has lasted less than 1 month. Apparently we will need to purchase a new key. Notr cheap"

Carl P., FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Electronic door locks failed on 2 doors, but then started working again after I chose not to fix it (repair would be $700 per door!)"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Erratic door opening operation with keyless remote"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota Prius I 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"unreliable. won't unlock car. loses connection with keyless start. replacing battery did not help"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Corrosion prevented from functioning."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Could not get car to start. Had to call tow truck and due to his diligence was able to get car started. This has happened twice in last year."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"New problem in past 12 months. Battery on keyless entry drains in weeks. Fob has been changed out more than once and problem persists. Still working on solution."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"! of 2 key fobs did not work . I tried to change the battery myself but apparently there is an electrical short in the fob making it useless. Dealer wants approximately $300 for new fob and to program new fob."

Richard N., NY (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have been locked out of the car because the auxiliary battery has repeatedly gone dead. I am on my fifth battery in eight years!"

James H., PA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The panel in the car indicated that the key battery was low. We put in a new battery. Within a couple of days the panel again indicated that the key battery was low. Within the next day or two the key would not open the car door."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Remote engine starter

"Key is very expensive and battery went quickly"

Jordan P., MA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor light seemed very sensitive to changes in tire pressure due to changes in air temperature. Toyota Dealer Service said that the sensor could be going bad. Since Spring weather has arrived I no longer have a problem with this issue, so I have not needed to replace the sensor"

Susan K., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"defective, was reading tire pressure as too low when the dealer said it was okay"

Marci J., KY (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tire pressure monitor light came on with no apparent reason with respect to the tire pressures. Two sensors displayed failure and were replaced. The light is back on again!!"

Cynthia B., NJ (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Lights in cold weather. Stays on when weather warms"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the pressure gauge on the tire seems to cause tire pressure. It is very costly to replace"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The tire pressure monitor comes on and stays on all the time, even though there are no low tires. The dealer wants $350 to fix (replace) it"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The monitor burned out for one tire, so the dashboard light remains on. To replace the monitor costs more than $100. Toyota recommends replacing all four, because the others will be burning out soon. This is an expensive proposition."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Two sensors failed and were replaced for about $200 each. Likely battery failed during low temperatures."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It remain on in spite of tire pressures being correct. It was replaced once but still is wrong"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In a recurrent fashion the tire pressure light would come on even though tire pressures were OK. Toyota says the monitor is at fault, but cost to replace is prohibitive"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sensor has gone bad causing the tire low indicator to remain on even though the pressure is perfect. Replacement cost for sensor is ridiculous."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Monitor failed neglecting to warn of low tire pressure resulting in flat tire. Subsequently discovered that out of 4 monitors, 3 had failed."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
USB port

"would not play at all. dealer installed new parts and it works fine now"

James M., NC (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"USB will not work with any type of phone old or current"

Charles W., FL (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Warning lights

"Warning lights have come on and don't go away. Have taken to dealer they could not fix it"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tire warning light is intermittent. Appears and disappears for no apparent reason"

Michael S., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When vehicle has been idle for 24 hours, all of the warning lights come on and vehicle does not start. Start button indicates accessory mode. When the start button depressed two or more times to cancel accessory mode, vehicle starts normally"

Lawrence M., FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Light said get service immediately don't remember exactly but service rep said I needed service costing $750 +, but said there was no danger driving. I continued driving though a bit cautiously and the light went off within a week. I haven't had any"

Dena N., MI (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Engine light stays on"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Some times the car would run fairly roughly and the engine warning lights came on. My wife took it to the nearby Toyota Dealer and they kept it over the weekend. They said there was corrosion on a traction battery junction. They fixed it and it has"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Intermittently a generic warning symbol (yellow triangle with enclosed exclamation point) would suddently come up on the dash with a beep at slight deaccelerations, then disappear in a second or less"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ABS lights frequently flickering then on constantly. Fixed faulty sensor on one tire. Soon after same problem however for over 6 months dashboard lights have not stayed on long enough for mechanic to determine problem though suspect it is the same as the other tire. ABS lights continue to flicker on/off for over 6 mos. Does not interfere with driving but does require observant braking differences when lights on or off."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"Needed replacing twice. Also needed additional work that did not require new motor but cost over $1000"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Toyota Prius I 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Washer doesnt spray on a full wiper tank"

Charles W., FL (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This is the second time I had to change wiper motor. The first time was four years ago."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Second time I had to change wiper motor. Got in the car when it was raining and found I had no wipers."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The windshield wiper began to behave erratically, maybe around mid-year. It was noisy while it worked. Sometimes it would take a minute or more to begin working. The problem was resolved by replacing the motor, about $800."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wiper motor stopped working on a very Rainey day"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"When it is rainy it is difficult to see what the backup camera is trying to show"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"After about 4 years of faithful service, the Backup camera stopped showing images while in reverse. It was replaced covered by a warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
CD player

"Complete radio assembly stopped working in high heat, but eventually started working again. Problem reoccurs intermittently"

Anonymous, AE (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"will not load a CD. haven't bothered to get it fixed"

L T., UT (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The display goes blank or displays garbage, and the CD changer ejects all 6 CDs for no reason"

Mark S., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cover doesnt open allowing to insert or extract cd"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"stopped working too expensive to fix, have to replace everything"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"MAP CD is required to load software for the entire entertainment, GPS and backup camera. When the CD won't load NONE of these products work!!!!!"

Stephen T., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Entire stereo system turns on and off periodically"

Kristin S., NJ (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Starting discharging all the CDs in it and won't accept any new CDs. So CD player now unusable"

David E., ON (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Controls will not work"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Multi-disc CD player stopped working with 4 CDs still stuck in unit. Told cannot remove, must replace entire unit"

David S., VA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD player started skipping on CDs and needed to be cleaned often with lens cleaner disc.Finally it stopped playing CDs and wouldn't even play the lens cleaner disc"

Anonymous, UT (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"randomly ejects CD, screen get scrambled"

Tim G., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Entire navigation/cd player went out"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Combo Radio/CD player LCD screen scrambles text. Stopped playing CDs. Dealer said Panasonic will exchange old player for new player (a program to help Panasonic determine the cause of the failure). The exchange cost us $250"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD got jammed in player drive and couldn't be ejected by driver"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD player works intermittently"

Barbara G., AZ (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"3rd radio was replaced with a radio with a CD player that would not accept CD's"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cd's would not eject. Unit was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I always listen to books on CD while driving and the installed CD player simply wore out and wouldn't eject or load CDs"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD player/ refused to operate. Because of built in navigation system and other electronics it was prohibitedly expensive to fix. After 5 years it's still inoperable."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD 5-disk changer just stopped working, playing CDs. Sometimes the radio goes out, too."

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD player broke - Toyota said the only way to repair was to replace with a new part - cost over $2,000. I said "NO Way"! Took it to a reliable mechanic who removed the CD player, shipped it to a repair company and it worked for about 3 months and then it broke. The same mechanic then ordered a repaired CD player and it has been working fine ever since then. The reapeired CD cost around $500. The repair shop gave me a discount on the replacement CD so it cost ~$300. Toyota can go to HELL!"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD player stopped working and the dealership suggested after market. The dealership didn't even give an option of them fixing it."

Gene K., NY (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The CD changer occasionally ejects all 6 disks for no reason."

Mark S., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It totally stop[ed working"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD player will not load a disc"

L T., UT (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It ate CD and will not give it up it cannot be fix except to buy a new unit for over $600"

P- D B., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touch screen was non-functional when I bought the car (I was aware), which makes controlling the CD, certain radio functions, audio system adjustments impossible. Fortunately, the physical buttons are operational and the screen still displays information. The navigation can still be operated by voice command, but it's inconvenient. It seems this is a common issue in that generation of Prius."

Gregory C., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The CD player will play but display will display for an hour and then not display until parked and may or may not display after restarted!"

Jens N., NV (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When a CD is playing any time I press a button on the cd portion of the system it ejects the cd."

R M., NC (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CD player quit working and caused the GPS mapping system to not work, could not read maps from CDs.."

Mike S., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The JBL music system came installed in the vehicle, including a 5-disc changer. The CD player and changer stopped working completely this year."

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Would not operate. Price to fix more than $3000. Replacement prohibitive due to integrated Nav. system."

John G., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It's problem is related to the button problem on the last screen. I does not work at all."

James S., WI (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"CDs won't eject."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sometimes CDs all eject one at a time, without our trying to eject them. At the same time, the CD display is blank."

Peter K., NH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

"Screen goes dim or freezes"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cannot see screen in sunlight"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Actually, it's been going on for years. I have provided photographic proof and the dealership could not "recreate the issue and therefore could not fix it". then it as past warranty and suddenly they said they could replace it for $500 dollars. When"

Dawn L., VA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Hybrid System Indicator began to fog up more and more thus blocking and making the view difficult to see. They replaced the "lens" under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The info is not correct on the screen"

Brian H., FL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"With bright sun the screen is in a shadow from the overhang and the display cannot be seen"

D K., VT (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"At dusk or in the early morning, if I turn the lights on, the dashboard becomes hard to see. I haven't tried to adjust it, but that is an annoyance"

Michael H., NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen freezes up

"touch screen stopped accepting inputs (from being touched)"

Michael G., NY (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When switching from CD to radio, screen freezes up and sometimes radio does not go on"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Push ignition button car does not start. Have to push button more than once when cold"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Toyota Prius I 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sometimes the screen automatically resets itself or just freezes and cannot be changed. Usually OK once car is shut off and restarted"

Michael M., CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"same problem as previously described, intermittent and unresolved"

Judi R., FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I believe the display problem was related to the GPS system malfunction I described earlier. Display was just a symptom of the probelm"

Mike R., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Touchscreen on radio/nav system stopped working. This is a problem with this models JBL radio"

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"While driving the display will freeze with unintelligble characters or markings. This happens at least monthly and seemingly randomly though possibly more likely when vents over it are pushed down. When this happens, some of the buttons don't work, for example, the off button will not turn it off and the mode can't be changed (FM to AUX), rather pushing these will start ejecting CDs. Stearing wheel buttons do work as they should. The only way to resolve this issue is to turn the car off and back on."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Usually occurs in hot weather: radio can be on but when you try to change channels, nothing happens. And the screen also goes blank much of that time."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touchscreen is off kilter on its calibration. If you try to "click" on something, it doesn't select the right thing. One example is that you have to use the touchscreen to pair a new phone via Bluetooth, but that functionality is impossible given the way the screen is. Every mechanic has said they would charge us hundreds of $ to trouble-shoot, but not necessarily to solve the problem."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Display screen options malfunctioned. Touching the GPS function might cause the radio channel to change, lowering the volume might wipe out the GPS location, and so on."

Melanie E., DE (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All of these are part of the same problem; the hard buttons one either side of the navigation screen all do something different than they should... the “map” button changes radio stations, for example. It will go back to normal for a few days and then act up again for a few days."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

"Goes black for no apparent reason, though radio/music continues to play. Turning off-on makes no change. Shutting down and restarting the car corrects problem,"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen freezes or goes blank and never recovers"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Faulty Combination Meter (causing dash lights to go out and, possibly, failing to start) has been covered by extension of warranty for models 2004-09 but not my 2010. I had to pay for its replacement, even though dealer and maker know that it is a s"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the unit goes dark or fails to show what is on the radio or cd"

Dwight P., FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"left side of display screen had to be replaced. It displays the speedometer"

Anonymous, SD (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The 12 volt battery died, and even after jumping the battery, the ignition electronics failed. The car had to be towed to the dealer and have the ignition electronics redone"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the problem has been intermittent, and the dealer could not find the source or fix the problem"

Judi R., FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen doesn't really go blank. It cycles through a bunch of crazy characters. Almost like it is running some kind of screen diagnostic check"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"From time to time, when I am in cruise control, the system jumps out. Also, now and then various warning lights go on, and sometimes the panel just goes black and I have to have the car trucked to the dealer (twice)."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"see earlier"

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen went blank and cost to repair estimated at $2300!"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"First couldn't see speedometer. Stopped for gas. Screen went blank. Called the dealer, where I had just left. Said it might be better the next day. It wasn't. Returned to shop. They took out entire dashboard, replaced some things that weren't broken, but not speedometer. Eventually, the entire dash was replaced, and it was costly."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Requires Map DVD to load programming for the entire audio, gps, backup camera system. The Map DVD player failed - requires replacing the entire system - more expensive than it is worth. POOR design that everything requires one component to be working."

S T., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio display would go completely or partially blank"

Todd M., MA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Somehow related to a bad ABS braking module, according to the dealer."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the entire dashboard, as none of the driving information supplied by electronics & displays was available (speed, mileage, gas consumption, lights, etc.). Cost ~ $2,000. Just out of warranty by 6 months. Asked for rebate or full coverage, Dealer was responsive, but corporation absolutely not."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The CD/radio display screen sometimes stays blank, even if a CD is playing or a radio station is tuned in. Problem eventually seems to resolve itself, until it happens again."

Peter K., NH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The interface with an MP3 player works sporadically or not at all. This has been a problem from day one and Toyota has never been able to fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tried s"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Drops out of aux mode while playing mp3 through bluetooth. Very difficult to establish playback through usb-very erratic operation. Shouldn't be that hard since cable is plugged in but you have to cycle system, turn mp3 off/on then finally catches"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Auxiliary input jack (located in center console) now only connects the right channel. Left channel plays static"

S C., MA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the auxiliary audio input jack for the second time (so currently using the third device). Should be too simple to fail at all, and it costs over $100."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"previous owner dropped coins in the cd slot"

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The auxiliary input function stopped working. When working, I could instruct the sound system to get input from a device (my phone) that I had connected but now that doesn't work."

Steve B., FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hardware replacement

"Touch screen has become in-operative. It has not been replaced do to cost."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The entire navigation system failed. No longer able to read map disc. No longer able to access maintenance screens either"

Steven P., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System quit after 3.5 years of use. Dealership would not include as part of warranty. It has not worked since. We use WAZE on our phone instead now"

Mark G., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The GPS lost half its maps, including my local area. Thankfully they reinstalled them for free. Also, the navigation is really bad. My Garmin is much better. The choices are easier and the route choice is better and the directions are clearer, easier to understand. This nav always trys to make me do uturns to turn left into a plaza"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The GPS does not stay oriented on the map. I can locate the car accurately on the map, and within a few miles it has lost the track. I live in Texas, and my arrow is currently in Louisiana"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Impossibly difficult to enter addresses for guidance. Voice entry doesn't "hear" correctly so you have to start all over again"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Upgrade DVD to 2014 version and soon after system could not read DVD. Took to dealer and exchanged DVDs but problem still persists. Dealer states that DVD/GPS system has malfunctioned and would have to be replaced. Too expensive to replace"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"GPS quit working. The map shows, but I can't put in addresses or get any directions. Also radio buttons don't always work. Dealer told me the whole dash would have to be replaced in order to fix the GPS and FM button selections"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The GPS makes grievous errors, so I don't feel I can trust it. Example--it gave wrong route number to a major highway--NYS thruway. Also, drove me in circles in Albany, NY, then directed me back onto highway without getting to destination"

Laura F., MA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The nav and radio are all in one unit and the nav was not responding to commands so had to buy the whole unit for $2800"

Daniel H., FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the system is unable to locate many addresses although they are easily found with my hand held GPS"

James M., NC (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The GPS is mostly worthless. You have to stop to do most functions - search for an address, business, etc. My $100 add on does it all - and no stopping. Not worth paying a dime for"

Don C., WA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Map disappears sometimes. "Accept" click at start does not always function. Requires car to trun off then on to work. Clearly a software bug"

Mark G., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Pressing the destination or maps buttons would take me to the next audio track instead of changing the screen"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Entire system went out. Unable to eject cd"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It didn't seem to work when we purchased it. The dealer put in another, but that one is very inadequate. The manual for it is awful. I use google on my iphone whenever I need to us gps"

Janice P., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The GPS reset itself and lost half it's maps. They reloaded the maps (old maps) for free. The maps were already out of date when I got the car and it costs a fortune to update them and they're not good as my old Garmin Nuvi or Google Maps"

Marsha S., FL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The screen keyboard seems to not always pick up the character when it is touched. Have gone to voice input"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Apparently the GPS DVD got stuck somewhere in the system. I suppose this also affected the CD changer"

David B., VA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"No longer reads the DVD so the navigation system does not work. Dealer tried a different DVD but that did not solve the problem. Suggested replacing the entire system for over $2000 which I did not do"

Stephen T., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"GPS often does not allow entry of address or other information; screen "greys out""

Michael M., CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Gives incorrect and misleading information and directions"

D K., VT (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It doesn't work and cannot read the dvd disk when it is installed"

Edward H., CA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced under warranty"

Charles B., MD (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"GPS: Unreliable. Roundabout directions. Wrong directions"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In-dash navigation has been terrible from the start. Will never buy one from Toyota again"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System is frequently WRONG. It can't be used by the passenger. It can only be used when the car is in park. The whole system is annoying and frustrating to use. For this reason I sometimes hate my car!"

Michael-Ann M., UT (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The route guidance is often strange, funny, not appropriate and even sometimes provides disadvantages; such as using most congested or less inconvenient road networks as commons sense (not just because this does not use real time traffic information"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The dealer changed the GPS but it did not fix the problem he them changed to Antenna which fixed it. Under Platinum Warrenty"

Roy D., TN (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"About a year ago, GPS would work (boot up) about 1/2 the times car was started. Gradually decreased over 3 to 4 months. Now will not turn on at all. Radio, CD player and backup camera do not work when GPS doesn't work"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It is very difficult to use, not intuitive at all. Input of address is challenging. Selection of what one is looking for is limited"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needed a new cd installed"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front bumper pealing and cracking. GPS system was out of date when received and they want $165 to update. Would never ever get Toyota GPS system again"

Ginger V., PA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It was clear the DVD player that reads the map data was failing. It started as an occasional problem and got progressively worse until the GPS was completely unreliable. It was 3-6 months between noticing a problem and GPS becoming unUSble"

Mike R., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The NAV/radio/phone died. The phone app froze and would not allow phones to change/log in."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"all of these areas are components of the same problem. Occasionally the buttons around the Nav screen stop controlling what they are labeled to controll and instead control random other functions... ie, touching the "Map" button, which should re-center the Nav screen, will change radio station. Each button will do something different. Sometimes this happens, and sometimes it doesn't. It works properly about 50% of the time."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Dealers in the Raleigh-Durham area wanted $4,200 to fix the GPS. I still can't believe that a backup camera, DVD player and GPS would cost more than $300."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"$200.00 to update the GPS CD. I use my phone because its controls are easy, the Prius controls are abominable. Three and four pushes and reading of messages to accomplish anything. If the phone apps can do it easily why can't Toyota. Same with the 2018 Camry Hybrid. The interface with the phone is awful. Toyota hasn't learned anything in 8 years."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"it stop working."

William P., NV (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When the dashboard was removed to work on the condenser, the GPS navigation system quit working. By the way, the repair that was attempted to the condenser did not fix the problem with the air conditioner. The touch screen that controls the GPS system no longer works, so I can't adjust any of the controls unless they have a steering wheel control."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"These are all inter-related issues that I discussed in the last section."

Gregory C., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When the navigation system went out the backup camera went out as well. It cost me $3,000 to have this replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This navigation system has been disappointing from the first. It often suggests routes that are not the most direct or best, and has give incorrect route numbers for major roads )e.g. NYS thruway). I felt forced to buy the system since it was grouped with other features in a package. The only thing that might prevent my buying another Prius is if Toyota includes the expensive Navi in another package of feature that I want. I do not want to be forced to take it! By the way, a friend has a 2018 Prius Prime and as had her car in for lengthy service for her Navi system. So, Toyota must not have fixed the problems with their Navi"

Laura F., MA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touchscreen does not work properly which enables most functions inoperable. For example, we have a new phone that we cannot pair to Bluetooth, because that is all menu driven on the touchscreen. Auto repair people we've spoken to want to charge us a lot simply for diagnostics, without any guarantee of a fix."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Toyota no longer provides update CDs for the navigation system in the 2010 Prius. It was going to be $200 for last year's CD. The GPS still works but does not show newer addresses or changes in gas station locations. I keep a small Garmin GPS in the car to use instead. We plan to sell this car at the end of 2019."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I can’t access the navigation system using the standard controls on the entertainment system as almost all of the buttons don’t function correctly anymore. For example if I press “map”, the radio station charges. I’ am able to use voice commands to use Navigation. CD system no longer functions at all. And I have to be quite creative to change the radio station. When this problem began, at about 5 years, I talked to TOYOTA about servicing, and they said they don’t service their entire phone/cd/radio/navigation module even though it was factory installed. Only option offered was to purchase a replacement system for about $5000. I declined."

Valerie R., MA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bought it in Denver. Drove it to Bellingham. Put it on the boat. Got it off in Haines. No GPS. They could have told us when we bought it. No GPS Coverage in Alaska. The whole control head on the infotainment system sucks. Sometimes the screen comes up blank but bright as a Surefire flashlight. No control to dim it or turn it off. Sucks. Headlights also. Last as few as three weeks, burnout, must be replaced."

John N., AK (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"As a result of replacing the mayday battery, which is located behind the radio/navy system, the radio,nave,malfunctions ."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System freezes and indicates no map DVD is inserted, although it is. Problem occurs with multiple map data DVDs. When nav system freezes no other audio features can be used for several minutes."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"These problems are all related. Buttons on the gps unit stop controlling what they should and instead operate other functions, such as the “map” button doesn’t return the screen to the map but instead changes the radio station. It’s made managing the Bluetooth connections impossible."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"When phone battery ran down, had to re-activate Bluetooth in auto"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bluetooth very unreliable. Doesn't sync, drops off in middle of calls or while playing mp3"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It seems to get confused about the two different phones we have paired and some times has trouble hooking up with them"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The pairing failed and I was unable to reset. Dealership knew next to nothing about it, had to take it in three times"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In car microphone weak. Had to shout to be heard"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It frequently doesn't ring when paired, cuts out or doesn't pair up. I know it's not my phone as it works fine in our other vehicle. The phone works through the nav system and the whole thing is ridiculous"

Michael-Ann M., UT (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"With my Samsung Galaxy 8, the car blue tooth and not connect easily, but with the S( model, it hooks up easily. The only problem is that the blue tooth volume in the car is way too loud and there is no vol adjustment in the phone vol or cart vol."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I rely heavily on using bluetooth for safely making phone calls while driving. I've had the car 10 years and it's worked fine until the 12-18 months. Now the phone pairing works intermittently -- perhaps 50% of the time. I took the phone to the Toyota dealer and they said the entire electronics unit would need to be replaced for about $500. I declined the repair."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"it was pairing my new phone but stopped doing so and I cannot get it to work. This is a huge disappointment."

P- D B., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Radio

"SiriusXM Radio died. Regular radio has poor reception. Antenna problem? Don't know"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Xm radio stopped working"

Kenyon A., CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio/cd player screen goes blank intermittently although all still functions. You just don't know what station/cd your on. I've found turning the car off and starting up again resets it, at least so far"

Steve D., WA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The volume will adjust itself from time to time with no one touching any of the controls. We will be unable to turn the radio off or on at times or change channels"

Ken I., GA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Same as CD player and nav system"

Kristin S., NJ (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The connection to the antenna failed and the whole rear deck would have to be replaced at a cost of around $900. I had an aftermarket antenna installed for $20. Good enough"

Richard C., NC (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The display on the receiver occasionally (randomly) displays bar graph-like characters. When I try to change the radio station, it turns off. I can change stations using the controls on the steering wheel, but the change does not show on the display. This seems to resolve when I turn the car off and restart it later"

Lorinda L., KS (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Built in Serius XM Radio stopped working. Neither Toyota or Sirius XM could determine the cause. Regular AM/FM radio & CD player continue to work"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio stopped functioning. We were advised that we might require a software update. There was no software update"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Head unit failed and was replaced under warranty"

Michael F., GA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio would loss stations, and the stations would change when the Map button was pushed"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When punching the button to see the title of the song or symphonic piece being played, the radio jumps to another station and does not return immediately to the original station"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Numerous times the radio is blank when we start it up, all the presets we have entered are gone"

Charles K., FL (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"lost ability to listen to satellite radio"

Jon S., AZ (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio does not go to correct station or show correct info"

Brian H., FL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Poor reception"

P F., CA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When switching stations the radio goes off"

C D., FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio often responds incorrectly to controls; for example, using knob to change tracks on CD, may cause radio to turn off or eject the CD"

Daniel M., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio display sometimes fails and returns back on. At the same time the controls also fail for a while"

Anonymous, NS (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Systm does not work properly, wrong things happen when you press the buttons"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio, controls, and its display work intermittently"

Barbara G., AZ (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I purchased the extended warranty and used to replace the Sirius component of the radio after it failed"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Satellite radio connection to antenna became non-functional"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have had 4 radio replacements in this car the premium JBL radio is the worst"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the system threw strange characters at times. Would not work in cold temps at all. Finally went blank, stopped working, and I replaced it"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The XM radio feature can not be activated. Therefore, I just don't use it as it is not that important on this car."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Buttons on radio were unresponsive switching between radio and aux. It is an intermittent problem."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio stopped working"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio Interface will turn on And look like it's on but no sound comes out. A service repair person told us it's probably an amplifier under the front seat and would cost at least $1000 to fix. We have not had it replaced."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio itself is fine; clear sound and easy channel selection. But when the screen freezes up, then we can't change channels or even turn the radio off/on."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Intermittent failure of am and fm."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"No longer able to receive Sirius radio."

Jim S., MO (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Satellite XM radio never worked right"

Vinod C., NY (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Satellite radio experienced frequent loss of signal. I knew the satellite carrier (Sirius/XM) wasn't the problem, because friends with sat radio had no such dropouts. I took the car to Toyota, and, after much discussion with corporate, they fixed (mostly) the problem without charging me."

Kenneth F., FL (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"(I put comments on this on my other problem) I purchased a very expensive $1200 Extended warranty with this car. For about two years the Sirius Satellite radio screen was periodically throwing out gobbledygook which I tolerated to avoid a long wait at a dealer. Suddenly, the Sirius part of the radio went dead. I went to Wright Toyota in Scottsdale AZ where I have left the Prius. They tried to blame it on cracked rubber on the external antenna It was hit with some debris during a ha-boob (Swapping out a new one did NOTHING) I told them I was likely to be out of town for quite a while and the warranty would expire in a few months and they should inform Toyota of this. When I returned Wright told me Your Platinum Warranty has expired by 3 months even though the car had 26000 miles, and the salesman recognized me..I have been fighting with Toyota about this for two years. They have quite a file and acknowledge that I am a loyal customer, this is my THIRD Toyota. The salesman told me to call back Toyota and If i scream and curse enough they probably wold help me. The FM radio acts up occasionally also. I have an advanced class HAM radio licence, the electronic crap on the screen is NOT an antenna problem. THIS IS RIDICULOUS!"

Andrew P., NY (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"From time to time, all push buttons behave erratically."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Shuts off at random times."

Micael S., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It sometimes acts strangely when using any of the control buttons. It like a computer that boots up in a screwed up way."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Stopped working"

Jim C., NC (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Satellite radio antenna failed suddenly."

Christina M., VA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The control buttons are very erratic in their function. One much of the time I don't know what it will do when I press a button!"

James S., WI (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Radio has become very unreliable. The Toyota replacement costs cabout $1200. That is ridiculous!"

Gary S., MA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"XM Sirus not receiving,"

Doyle B., TX (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Can't tune into or hold FM stations. It is as if the car has no antenna. Radio stations fade out and overlap, sometimes as many as 3 at a time, which makes the FM tuner worthless. Toyota has no answer for my complaint. It may be that the antenna is disconnected or that I just got a bad radio."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sirius XM failed just after the warranty expired.was told it is the transponder and estimated cost would be about $600. I feel that if reliable/better equipment/parts had been originally installed I would not have this problem."

Kathleen D., FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Routine software updates

"had new regular battery, problem solved"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tire pressure warning light kept reacting. Had to replace a sensor. I was told it's commonplace."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Software update fixes

"screen malfunctioned"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Connected to battery problems"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recall was posted to bring car to dealer for software update at no charge. Update took about two hours."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The monitor on dash went yellow. this required leaving the car with the dealer for,two weeks, but they gave me a loaner free."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recall. seems to work fine now."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The software update was in the form of a recall which I had performed at an authorized dealer."

James C., MN (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Toyota was very slow in getting this software fix to its dealers"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Speakers

"Right rear speaker developed an annoying rattle with deep bass music. Then, I have to transfer all music to front speakers. With normal music spectrum music, all speakers function well"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the passenger side speaker goes in and out. Took it to the dealer several times and it was not fixed."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I think I blew the one speaker listening to music too loud. Probably my fault and the factory speakers sure don't sound as good as the aftermarkets I replaced them with."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Steering wheel controls

"Failure of the Speed Control switch to activate"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clock Spring went causing loss of electronic controls on the right hand column. The dealership quoted a $950 repair."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The steering column harness is faulty and needs to be replaced"

Gene K., NY (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The buttons to reset mileage and change dashboard display options stopped working."

Mark G., CA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Voice control commands

"Only in recent weeks, voice control for phone does not work at all. Wrong response given when call request given; call cannot be made"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The sound just stopped one day, but Toyota fixed it without charge"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"does not under stand my voice reprogrammed at least 30 times - not working"

Dwight P., FL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The voice control commands are interconnected with the GPS system. The system doesn't recognize or read the dvd when installed"

Edward H., CA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"BT voice dailing command does not recognize number 4 and 0 when they are next to each other. For example, when I say 416, it would recognize it as 016. It seems when the number 4 is the first digit, it would get confused with 0. Such confusion doe"

Tommy T., ON (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Poor braking on rough surfaces"

- B., MI (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ongoing issue with brakes 'disappearing' while braking and going over bumps - been reported to Toyota - they say it's not there"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A switch or sensor attached to the accelerator failed. Covered by warranty"

Henry T., MA (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Complete replacement due to nitrogen accumulator failure"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sometimes when we try and break the brakes don't engage for a few seconds, especially if we go over a bump before breaking. We have had this problem since we bought the car. Toyota supposedly fixed it but we have always experiences this problem and"

Ann D., IL (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ABS system "skips a beat" over large bumps. Driver experiences a noticeable shift in deceleration for a second or so while ABS recovers. Dealer unable to identify root cause"

Christine M., IA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The system quit working last winter. The repair has never been 100% back to normal. Sometimes there is a split second delay in the braking when the brake pedal is pushed, and the antilock function sometimes doesn't kick in when called for"

Elizabeth K., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"These brakes when you are approaching a stop sign or light on the brakes; if you encounter any sort of bumps or washboard surface lock me out of controlling the brakes (I have no brakes) for about 1 1/2 seconds which is way too much and very un-nervi"

Thomas K., CO (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There have been 2 recalls in the last 3 years to fix an abs problem which involves braking while on a bumpy surface"

Michael S., CA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace RR ABS wiring system. Sorry, included this in previous note. Also at 147000 kms"

David E., ON (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When braking on a small patch of ice the Brakes will Delay and then kick in and it will continue to pulsate even if transitioning on to wet pavement. Stopping distance is five times more than it should be under those conditions. Otherwise brakes"

John C., WI (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have complained about this issue with Toyota for years. When backing up on in incline, the car's brakes seem to "take over" and have a mind of their own. The car also hydroplanes over potholes and the brakes fail to work"

Cathy S., IL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Factor recall on the ABS system. Upgraded software"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"See previous comments"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Loss of braking power once brakes applied while traveling on rough surface"

Anonymous, NL (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The car locks up and then seems to jump. I have run through stop signs because of the ABS"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ABS became nonfunctional and could not be fixed for nearly a year, despite numerous trips to the dealer"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Prius I 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Break hesitates when breaking over a bump"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bolt came loose and scratched the rotor."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The brake ABS warning light came on and braking was reduced. This happened once and I had a sensor replaced. The ABS system braking is not responsive when braking on a bumpy road and does not give the driver complete control of braking."

Anonymous, RI (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ABS Master Cylinder Electronics failed. Known problem with these vehicles. None available in salvage. Forced to by new. Car out of service for 2 weeks !"

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sensor in rear brake failed causing intermittent fading."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ABS warning light suddenly came on. Toyota dealership isolated the issue to an internal leak between the ABS Accumulator and Master Cylinder. Previous models were covered under a recall; my car was not. I called Toyota and they only offered a 12 month, $1000 rebate if I purchased a new car. This expensive repair reduced my confidence in Toyota cars, not sure I'll buy another one., Toyota dealership quoted a repair priced of $4750. A local AAA recommended repair shop confirmed the diagnosis; this repair shop replaced these same parts for $4000 ($750 less than the dealership) and provided the same warranty that Toyota offered. Brakes are now working fine. Additional comment: Toyota dealership shop said car was okay to drive, only ABS would not function properly. The second opinion advised against driving the car."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The ABS braking module was causing the display screen to go crazy, sometimes to go blank, sometimes to switch on the emergency blinkers and I couldn't turn them off, very unnerving."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brakes work great on water and dry surface. Very poor on snow and ice. Takes way too long to stop. Put new all season tires on this past fall. That helped a little. Found that putting vehicle in neutral when coming to a stop improves performance."

John C., WI (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Foreign object stuck to the top of the ABS sensor forced its replacement. This cleared the idiot lights."

Gary F., IL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I had to have the wheel bearings replaced at a cost of $1,500 because they contained the sensors for the ABS. The bearings were fine, but the sensors failed. Just happened last week."

W B., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sensor failed and lit up warning lights."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Calipers

"Stuck caliper right rear required rear caliper rebuild both sides and two rear break disks and pads. Age related problem"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"at 84,000 k was informed by Toyota dealer that a rear caliper was seized and that both rear calipers and rotors should be replaced. Had that done, then at 116,000 k was told that rear caliper was again seized and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"left rear brake caliper seized"

Richard F., NY (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brake pads got jammed in caliper and told caliper and pads had to be replaced"

Michael G., NY (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Shortly after installation of new pads and rotors, a screeching sound emanated from the front, driver-side brake. The Toyota dealer found that the cylinder within the caliper had cracked, and a piece of the cylinder had broken. I had the caliper replaced. Dealer claimed to have never seen such a problem before, and speculated that something may have happened during the earlier brake job"

Daniel B., NH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I don't have a full understanding of the calipers issue, although I have been told that the calipers and the rotor issue that I just described are connected"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Believe that calipers had something to do with the previous problem resulting in damage to rotor, but I don't actually fully understand this"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"MPG dropped and accelaration response became sluggish for months before the dealership found a seized caliper"

Kathleen M., NY (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"dealer advised me that we had to replace rear calipers and rotors - said they were rusted and one brake piston was seized"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This is the second or third time we have had to have the brakes repaired. Seems the dust and dirt raises the dickens with them"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Caliper fell apart. replaced Caliper, rotor and pads"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"2sets"

Douw S., NY (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right Rear caliper locked on. Unable to drive care until repaired"

Gerry C., NS (2010 Toyota Prius I 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear caliper caused uneven wear on rotors. Replaced calipers and resurfaced rotors. Front brakes still are original and untouched at 65000 mi."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear caliper seized. Required replacement of caliper,pads and rotors."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The left rear caliper was wearing improperly. Initially I replaced the oddly worn pads when it began squealing very loudly. About a year later I had the same problem. Diagnosed it was the caliper. Replaced it and the pad myself (thanks again YouTube!). Total cost $60 and a nice afternoon spent together with my dad wrenching on the car. I don't want to forget that part. My dad (75) had a close, CLOSE call two years ago. This was a great opportunity to spend quality time with him wrenching on cars. The fact I saved over $1000 is minor compared to the memories and love that was built. We fixed the intake manifold and the brakes in one fun weekend."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A replacement caliper siezed after 12 months. The brake lines on the driver side also rusted through"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Caliper line failed and scored the rotor. This occurred on a trip that I took a week after having the dealer perform the 45,000 maintenance per the owners manual. Had the service tech actually checked the brakes (part of the 45,000 mile maintenance procedure) they would have seen the problem. I took the Prius to another mechanic to replace the caliper, pads and rotor. He showed me the deteriorated brake line and explained the damage that resulted from the failure of the brake line. He showed me the brake line on the opposite rear wheel. It had deteriorated but still worked. The mechanic indicated that it would be a good idea to replace that brake line. I agreed. He replaced the caliper, pads and rotor on the left rear wheel and the brake line and pads on the right rear wheel. I sent a letter to the dealer as well as Toyota HQ. Haven't received any response."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The calipers as sensitive to dirt/mud fouling which can result in brake pad and rotor wear"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Calipers have been replaced annually for 3 years now. The problem is on going and Toyota Service is not able to resolve the issue."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The left rear caliper was sticking. My mechanic worked on this at least twice (took apart; cleaned and lubricated), but the caliper was bad and both calipers were replaced. I bought this car used and I think that it was like that when I purchased the vehicle."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Calipers stuck partially closed and reduced MPG."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brake wear caused calipers to prevent the car from going in reverse. I was only a block from a repair station when this happened so I only lost 4 hours. But then a few months later it happened again. They said it was the inner calipers and the other time it was the outer calipers."

Daniel V., MN (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Caliper on rear wheel froze onto brake."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Right rear caliper froze up and replaced it."

John C., WI (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Master cylinder

"There was a safety recall on the master cylinder. Toyota took care of it"

Mark D., CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Master Cylinder failed in my Prius, resulting in a repair that cost over $3,100. The reason for the failure was listed by the dealer as maintenance. Although the only maintenance that was done was by the dealer that they recommended. I had a recommended brake flush at 65k miles, and then again at 75k miles and the system failed at 85k miles. Incidentally, the failure was identical to that year model for which Toyota had a recall for that model and half year. Unfortunately, the month date my"

Claude S., VA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"covered by warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This was part of a major recall campaign. Toyota issued a warranty extension that was due to run out a few weeks after we experienced the part failure. The failure was with the brake booster and master cylinder. I believe the booster had a leak which resulted in a major loss of braking power. Since this issue occurred under extended warranty, it was replaced at no cost. The repair took about 3 weeks due to having to wait for parts."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Everyone knows about the master cylinder/vertical solenoid problems with the 2010 prius. Should have been covered by warranty extension, but the dealer only offered a 50% repair discount because the triuble code was vertical solenoid. This is the only time toyota screwed me, sonfar at least."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"problem identified by our mechanic. We took his advice and replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We experienced shaking and knocking noise while breaking or standing still. Failure to start. The repair was covered in full by an extend warranty but took more than a week."

Anonymous, MS (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The master brake cylinder failed. I was able to drive my car to the dealership but it was not safe to drive it further. They replaced the master cylinder and a brake pump which they said often failed after the master cylinder. The total cost of the repair was around $4500."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Failed and required a replacement at a cost of $4,200"

Richard M., FL (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"pedal to floor would not allow car to start. seemed like usual bad master cylinder response. pumping brakes did not help. let car sit for a few minutes. then was ok. put in 1/2 pint of brake fluid and now waiting to see if problem is fixed."

Carl D., WI (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The master cylinder failed. This year model had a recall but my car was just outside the recall date because there were two production dates in 2010, although the failure was exactly the same kind of failure experienced by the recall. Toyota did not honor it and I paid over $3,000 for the repair even I had two previous brake fluid flushes before the failure. The master cylinder failed at 85,000 miles, with a brake fluid flushes at 70,000 and around 55,000. I think they were worried about it and tried make the brake system last as long as they could. No way I can prove it, but many has experienced the same situation."

Claude S., MD (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Normal routine brake wear

"I'm a sudden starp sudden stop driver and the brakes reflect my bad driving habits"

Christopher H., NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brakes all 4 had to be replaced"

Michael C., PA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rusted rotors (winder road salt)"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"After a routine dealer service visit in October, 2014, I was advised that the brakes needed to be serviced due to a grinding noise. I postponed the service until April, 2015. For the most part, the brakes work perfectly. There is occasional noise whi"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear drum brake rotor replacement. Fairly routine, but seemed a bit premature"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needed new pads/rotors at 75,000"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recently had to replace both front and rear pads and rotors"

George R., MA (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"replace brakes and rotor after 60000 miles"

Anonymous, DE (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front & rear brakes replaced at 80K miles"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Squaring due to road salt accumulation on the pads which in turn scored the rotors. I had it repaired at a dealer and the repair cost was very reasonable. New pads and turning rotors"

Kent K., OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear brakes needed replacement after 120000 miles. Dealer probably overcharged me for the work"

Anonymous, DE (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Needed all new brakes for all 4 wheels. It seemed a bit early for this"

Ann R., NY (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Normal wear, had to replace front & rear pads and, I think, 2 rotors at about 55,000 miles. Much better mileage than most of my previous cars"

Allan S., NY (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Live in a hilly area and brakes wear out more frequently. This was normal wear and tear to replace the pads and rotors"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Normal brake wear and this was the first brake job ever after almost 155,000 miles. I think that is amazing."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"brake pads needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brakes are checked every tire rotation and I knew when they would need to be replaced."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I'm told by dealer I have a sticking caliper and corroding hydraulic line. To fix it will cost about $850.00. Also an engine seal leak which would cost approx. $2400.00 to replace."

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Not sure when it started but put off for a couple of months due to finances"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"brakes became rusty probably from winter road salting"

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The front calipers needed replacement. Our mechanic thought they may have been original."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Noisy when braking. During annual inspection, mechanic recommended replacing front and rear pads and rotors."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Needed brakes and front rotors. left rear brake froze"

Anonymous, GU (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rear brakes replaced for the first time. lasted 95000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replace rotors, pads, replace brake fluid - all part of routine maintenance given the mileage and age of the vehicle. Best car i've ever owned - dealer performs all routine maintenance"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"replaced break pads due to normal wear and tear. The car has otherwise performed well. I just mentioned it because of the cost."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"salt corroding brake disks"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Worn pads on rear wheels"

Mark Z., WI (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Normal wear, replaced at about 130000 miles which I consider good. It was expensive."

Ronald M., WI (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Experienced grinding noise. Brakes were worn. Didn't really consider this to be outside realm of normal wear on a car with 116,000 miles."

Pamela M., FL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Disc pads were replaced after approximately 85,000 miles. A scored rotor was replaced at 110,000 miles."

Richard S., OH (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Pads and rotors all around."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brake pads were down to just above failing inspection so I had them replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This is the first time that I have replaced the brakes on this car - not bad for 115000 miles!!!!"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Corrosion had occurred and brakes needed replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"replaced brakes resulting from normal wear"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replace rotor and pads all 4 wheels @ 195000 Rear wheel bearings @180000"

Richard K., NH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Parking brake

"The linkage on the parking brake got corroded to the point where it wouldn't disengage (completely) one day. Unfortunately, it disengaged enough to allow the car to move, so my wife drove her commute before noticing the burning brake smell after she arrived. She got the local dealership (CHEVROLET, not Toyota) to force open the brake, then drove it home where we had it repaired properly by our independent shop. So the car was out of service to 2-3 days to deal with all that."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Parking brake not fully releasing. Caused premature wear of rear brake pads and rotors. Had to replace both sides pads and rotors. No problem with front brakes. Still original factory brakes. Car driven in northeast. Lots of salt on roads during winter."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Premature brake wear

"corrosion on brake calipers cause disc drag on rotors leading to excessive wear. Vehicle serviced on schedule by toyota dealer and brakes always marked "ok.""

David W., MN (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Did not use the car much, and have to constantly repair brakes"

Jordan P., MA (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rear pads and rotors replaced at 84,000 k, front pads and rotors at 100,000 k, rear pads and rotors again replaced at 116,00 k"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have to have the brakes and rotors replaced. And I spent about $300 the year previous on the emergency brake. I'm hugely disappointed to have to put this kind of money into brake work, when the Prius is supposed to not need much brake work over its lifetime. I had a Honda Civic 5-speed for 9 years and never even had to have new brake pads installed. I purchased this Prius used in 2013 when it already had 60K miles, so I don't know what kind of driving those first 60K miles were like. But stil"

Kathleen D., PA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I drove a 2005 Toyota Prius for 165,000 miles and never needed a brake job (replacement of pads and rotors). I have had two such brake jobs done on my 2010 Prius, which, to date, has only 123,000 miles on it"

Daniel B., NH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Needed to replace bak pads nd drums after about 40000miles"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to have brake service on all four wheels. Expensive. Don't think this should have been needed at this low mileage"

Derek-Sandy G., MA (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I had to replace the rear brake pads and rotors at 53,000 mi., which seemed premature to me"

Neil B., MA (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brakes have needed work twice and will need some again when I go in. This is more frequent than I expected"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One rear caliper seized up causing premature brake wear, damage to rotor, and squeaking"

George R., MA (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I believe brakes on Prii cars last much longer before brake pad replacement is needed because of the hybrid regenerative braking. I believe the average brake pad wear on all Prius models and generations is somewhere around 80,000 miles average for pa"

Richard N., NY (2010 Toyota Prius V 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear brakes were all rusted & had to be rebuilt prior to any work on front discs"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Prius II 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brakes worn out at 48000 miles. Regenerative brakes should last a lot longer. I had over 100000 miles on my 2007 Prius front brakes. Plus these (2010) were rear disk brakes which do less braking as a general rule"

P- D B., OH (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"brake pads were worn out at 32,000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brakes needed to be replaced at approximately 48,000 miles, very expensive repair on back brakes alone. There continues to be a problem with squealing, grinding with braking"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rear brake pads wearing unevenly to metal and damage to rotors, two years in a row. Dealer would not honor extended Toyota warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Prius IV 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One caliper jammed probably due to dirt and wore out pads, damaged rotor. New pads, turned rotor = $500"

Daniel B., NH (2010 Toyota Prius III 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear brakes needed to be replaced after only 50,000 miles. Front brakes still had plenty of life at that point"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Being a light car, the braking rotors and pads are made lighter than a regular weight car. However, they went to far in downsizing the brake system causing premature wear and replacement. I normally would expect about 50,000 miles on brakes. My experience is less than 40,000."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have replaced the brakes three times in 10 years and the right rear brake has been replaced 4 times"

Anonymous, AK (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have had to replace brake pads calipers and rotors about every 30,000 to 35,000 miles"

Anonymous, RI (2010 Toyota Prius One 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear brakes noisy. Repaired twice. First, resurfaced rotors. Second - replaced rotors."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The calipers sized."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Prius Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Parking brake was stuck and caused the caliper to remain active, wearing out the brakes and rotors."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Caliper on one of the rear brakes seized-up and caused brake pad to wear prematurely."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The dealership found that my back left brake needed replacing."

Rebecca J., WI (2010 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)