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.

Reliability

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

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

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

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

"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)
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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)
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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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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)

"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)
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)

"$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)

"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)