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 6 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.
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.
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.

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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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

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 2011 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

"It was the fuse...it was expensive for a tiny thing. Dont know why it went bad"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Probably my fault for having a defective (shorted) USB port plugged into the 12V socket. Fixed by the dealer twice"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Cruise control

"The cruise control lever on the steering column rotates with the steering wheel. Therefore, the lever can end up in a position below the steering column and my knee can hit the lever and has broken it off. Don't understand why it has to rotate with the steering wheel."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Recall item after it was repaired. Voltage level high led to several premature failures. License plate lights intermittent on/off due to poor contact. Replaced with LED lights and water-proofed sockets with dielectric grease now all is fine"

Frederick B., FL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the car has numerous light bulbs that have failed at various times and are difficult to change, not to mention the expense, king of annoying"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Headlights

"Headlights burn out frequently and are very expensive to replace."

Anonymous, SD (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Early burnout. Expensive to replace. Received reimbursement after recall notice."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One headlight went out, but fortunately it was replaced under a manufacturer recall."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recall. Headlight lamps were only lasting about 8 months before they would burn out."

Greg L., UT (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Product recall for 2011 Prius: headlamp wiring. Bulb replaced by dealer at no cost."

Rob-Gail R., MI (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The high beams burn out sooner than what I consider to be normal use. The low beams burned out quickly as well, but are under warranty due to a recall that's in process. The dealership put in USED low beams while they are waiting for the low beam harness to come in (they are on back order)."

Tom C., MD (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both halogen headlamps are defective, causing headlights to burn out after only a couple of months. They will be replaced under an enhanced warranty but the parts have been on back order since January 4 2018. No estimate on when the parts will be available"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Have burned out three high beam lights. Toyota currently has a recall in place to fix this. I have an appointment with them this Thursday."

John R., AR (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The low-beam headlights keep burning out. The high-beams don't illuminate the road much, they just augment the low-beams projecting higher and far ahead, so when both low-beams go out together it can be quite hard to drive."

Isaiah L., NJ (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Low been Burt out"

A G., PA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Kept buring bulbs out. Finally had the factory rewiring kit installed. Have to see if this solves the issue or not"

John S., CT (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When the headlights are turned on during the day, I.e. when it is raining, the lights on the dashboard fade out. The importance of this is you cannot monitor the speed of the car. Problem came to my attention when we were driving on a super highway in the rain."

Carl W., VA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights burned out frrequently"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I was returning home from a banquet and I had no headlights. I had other lights just not headlights. I drove home without lights and flashers on. I took my car to the dealer and they knew the headlight bulbs were burned out and there had been a problem with them. Toyota reimbursed me for the cost of the service call."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I received a letter from Toyota stating there was a potential problem with the headlight wiring harness that could cause headlights to burn out. Prior to the letter I had to replace 4 headlights. The letter stated it wasn't a recall but an advisory. My dealership replaced the wiring harness and the two headlights at no cost."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recall for headlight harness causing premature replacement of bulbs. I had previously replaced the bulbs twice. Despite the recall being issued, there was a lengthy waiting list for the dealer to get the parts to do the repair."

David C., NJ (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace one front head beam (low) before I learned Toyota had issued a program for free replacement."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both headlights went out at once. There was a loose wire so the Dealer did not charge me."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Low beam headlights kept burning out prematurely"

Jeffery T., MI (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights (low beam) burn out frequently - monthly. I replaced them with a LED bulbs, and that has worked for six months."

Isaiah L., NJ (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All the lights went out . Head lights , tail lights and night lights . All these bulbs had to be replaced and there was a recall to that effect ."

Dowu T., NC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Frequent burn out of bulbs- new recall seems to have fixed the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have had to replace the bulbs three times a year. It could be because we live on gravel roads, but none of the other cars or trucks have ever had a bulb replaced and one if them is a 2006 model"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The bulb burned out. I changed the bulb myself"

Glenn S., WA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One headlight went out, had it replaced under warranty, the next month the second went out and it also was covered under warranty. No other issues"

Patrick A., WA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights failed. Fortunately, it was daytime. The dealer charged $130 to replace them. Why would they both "burn out" at precisely the same moment???"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The headlights had to be replaced and were much more expensive than any headlights I had ever purchased. When we purchased the care we were told that the headlights would turn themselves off. Using this feature caused the headlights to last a short"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced three halogen low beams in the past year. Tried to use carefully rubber gloves to avoid oil transfer problems, but fault could be in my handling"

Lenore L., TX (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have replaced the bulbs twice on both sides. They appear to go out easily. AND, one of the lights will not stay in place now that it's been replaced and is a constant bother. The other lamps, fog lights or blinkers, also go out constantly"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Have been able to replace the one on the left myself. That on the right is really difficult and was done badly (pointed at the ground until it burned out) the first time by the dealer and then done right the second time. I always leave the lights o"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The groove in which the highlight is placed is not holding the headlight straight on the passenger side"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have had to replace both headlights twice in 4 years. My daughter has a 2010 Prius and she has had to replace hers 3 times. I think that something is defective in thes lights. they are $250 a piece. I never replaced a GM headlight"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"only last about 6 months"

Thomas M., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"withing 2 or 3 years the headlight bulbs needed to be replaced, seemed too soon based on experience with other vehicles I've owned"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlights stopped working one day. Repair was covered and repaired under recall"

Patrick I., NC (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight failure on both front headlights. Significant cost to replace and fix"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both headlight failed 4 month apart. Replacement (labor) was expensive. Apparently had remove other components first"

Karl L., NY (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They burn out too frequently"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Have replaced driver's side bulb 3 times in the last 15 months...unusually short life span...although it could have been the lights themselves"

Jan W., MI (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Left and right headlight bulbs failed after 5yrs of use. Replacement bulbs failed roughly 3 months after installation Google search found T-SB-0204-12 October 17, 2012 Headlamp Durability Enhancement that Toyota only did under warranty if the headlights failed early enough. Should be a recall as it is dangerous if both headlights fail at the same time"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Constantly burn out 5 times in one year"

Anonymous, MT (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"replaced head and fog lights on both sides numerous times in the last 12 months"

P P., NJ (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"weak, poor alignment dealer claimed no problem,but would be glad to fix it for$400 each side"

Robert H., MI (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight bulbs and turn signal bulbs continue to burn out"

Patrick I., NC (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Heated or cooled seats

"I had heated seats installed at the dealer. As I was driving home from the dealer I was told to pull over and stop the car and I did. Then my brand new car would not start. The dealer had me towed back and the was in the installation of the heated seats wires were crosses and shorted out the starter battery. I was given a loaner car and the problem was fixed. No problem since."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They heated seat switch stopped working"

Peter S., OR (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Interior lights

"Twice interior lights stayed on after locking car and thus battery ran down"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Over head lights in front did not go off one night and the battery completely drained out. Car would not start until used jumper cables to get power from another car. This was very, very difficult to do because we had to get help from neighbors"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dashboard lights dim to unreadable when headlights are on during the day (such as when it is raining)"

Carl W., VA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Keyless entry

"to me very dangerous, especially if you have packages and want to get in quick but have to open front door and click twice to get any other doors to open"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"fob failure - $20"

Beverly E., PA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The expensive keyless fobs do not work properly.The dealer claims proximity of other keys make battery drain, but it is not consistent, sometimes it won't work even following directions for failure of battery. Batteries last as little as 3 months"

Sheryl L., VA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The button on the key doesn't lock the car anymore; over $300 to fix"

Dennis C., GA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Keyless entry did not work on Prius when key fob for 4runner was in the vicinity of the key fob for the prius. Dealer had difficulty diagnosing this. Finally recognized problem and had to do a software upgrade to keyless entry system"

Anonymous, ID (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Unreliable, I always carry the second Fob if I'm going to be too far from home. When the battery decides to die, it just dies and locks you out of the car. Also accidentally got my Fob wet on a trip at a rest area and it took a couple hours to get"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Because the battery failed, I could not use the keyless entry, I could not get into the "trunk" to unload my belongings, I had no way to get into any seat except the driver's side and that was basically useless because nothing else worked"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"several times, the keyless entry fob wouldn't start the car, all warning lights were flashing---another time fob wouldn't shut off the car....each time I took it to dealer who checked it out and said nothing is wrong....the 3rd time this happened, I asked the Parts Desk for a new battery for key fob...and that took care of the problem.....no one at the dealer ever suggested that I might need a new battery in the key fob"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Remote engine starter

"Was diagnosed as a defective battery associated with the Hybrid system. Actually had to go on line and find problem for dealer as problem was intermittent and dealer denied until similar problems showed to them"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tire pressure monitor

"after changing tires the tire light came on and they ask $50 or so to correct the problem. for a senior on limited income this is a bit hard. have grown up without this type of feature so the light stays on"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"Very noisy, inefficient. Replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wipers began to behave erratically. Stopping mid swipe or not working at all"

P P., NJ (2011 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

"Water intrusion. Distributor installed part"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
CD player

"It doesn't work, the CDs can't be removed."

Lucille W., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When I first bought this Prius, I tried the CD player by inserting two CDs. They got stuck in and could never be removed, so the whole radio/CD module had to be replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, IN (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Quit working. Dealer replaced it"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Disc not changing properly - Had unit replaced at our expense. Dealer would have had to replace entire music/nav system at a cost of about 4K"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Quit as part of GPS system. Radio and satellite radio still works fine. Cannot access CDs to remove them or play them"

Lucille W., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

"If the sun is shing in front of us, the screen is unreadable"

George B., TN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen freezes up

"The steering wheel control still adjusts the volume even though the radio knob doesn't during the freeze-up"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Entertainment system digital display turns to gibberish or goes away entirely; problem is worst in hot weather. Dealer has replaced system twice but same problem persists"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Parts of the screen are unresponsive to touch"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"touch screen failed, expensive and difficult to repair. repair didn't work. amazing how much stuff runs through the touchscreen"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen does not go blank. It shows wild unintelligible text, sometimes when off, sometimes when on. If I press firmly on the display screen with my finger, this usually stops the problem. My warranty (I purchased when buying the vehicle) did not cover the entertainment electronics! This started after my manufacturer warranty and would have required an expensive replacement of the entire unit."

James H., AZ (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The digital screen displaying the odometer and other info faded to the point that it was impossible to see. A new replacement display was installed by the Toyota dealer."

Donald P., NC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The screen seems to go blank when it's cold. During hot weather it works fine."

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the whole console entertainment unit died. That included GPS, Bluetooth and Backup Camera"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needs updated? blanks while recalculating routes not in her system"

R M., AR (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The screen showing speed and gas gauge went blank. The dealer replaced the component with no charge even though the warrenty had expired but the mileage hadn't. The called it a "courtesy warrenty""

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Same problem as described for other issue: entertainment system display goes blank or turns to gibberish, especially in hot weather. System has been replaced twice by dealer but replacement system has had same problem"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screen went out; replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It just quit and was replaced under an extended warrany"

Anonymous, DC (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"pairing is iffy with iPod or Samsung phone. Controls are terrible. touch screen doesn't work well. interface is terrible. need I say more?"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Suddenly stopped working"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Touch screen stops working. Due to defect in screen. Would cost >3000 to fix, not worth it."

Thomas C., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It doesn't work and the cost to replace is prohibitive at this time."

Lucille W., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Touch screen no longer responds."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This was part of the integrated navigation/radio/information screen that suddenly went plank."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The display screen is frozen AS IS ALSO the display for the AM and FM pre-sets.They cannnot be changed. The nav maps cannot be manipulated"

Ken M., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The touch screen became completely unresponsive. It is very expensive to replace, so I am just using my iPhone map app instead for now."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"blanks out while navigating thru not-updated territory, recalculating all the way"

R M., AR (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Unable to program addresses and get proper routing information"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The system has always been very unreliable. Almost every time we use it we get an announcement that there are roads where no information is available. We often find our way without help and then we are told we've arrived. We uaually take our Garmin"

George B., TN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Very hard to understand how to make it work. Manual not at all clear"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My 2011 GPS does not recognize new roads and improvements. I took the Prius to my local Toyota dealer to update the GPS, which I figured would be done easily by downloading the new version. I always figured the GPS company could "talk" directly to my car. The cost was quoted as something like $500-$600. I chose not to update the system. When I am on a new section of an interstate, I just ignore the GPS picture of me driving through fields and the GPS lady's recommendations to make the next"

Pat S., TN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The location of the car no longer corresponds to the location being indicated on the GPS"

Rondal M., AR (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"For about a year the map has been virtually useless - unable to zoom in or out plus other adjustments. Haven't taken to the dealer yet"

Ken M., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Quit working; dealership says it needs to be replaced at more than $1,000"

Lucille W., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The screen on the GPS unit went blank, that also made the backup camera unusable and the visual of what radio station is on in unavailable. I was told it would cost $3,300 to replace the unit"

L H., WA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The entire touch screen no longer works"

Linda D., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"very difficult to set up. asked dealer and car dealership. it eventually did get done"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Radio

"has a short of some kind. Have to hit it to grt it to come back on"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Satellite radio gradually stopped working. I thought at first it was a source problem but after two calls with the provider I realized it was the radio. I then took it to the dealer thinking it was an antenna problem but they checked all connections and said they were fine - the radio was probably failing. After another 6 months or intermittent problems the radio stopped working completely. I didn't fix it because I am planning to sell the car. Strangely, my previous Prius, a 2004 model, also had the satellite radio stop working after about 5 years."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the preset buttons turned the radio on and off rather than selecting the stations they were set for"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Connection kept cutting out. Radio had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Poor FM radio reception."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There is a problem with the Sirius/XM radio antenna. When I transferred service from the radio I had installed in my previous vehicle to the built-in radio in my Prius, I got no reception. I was on the phone with Sirius/XM several times trying to get the radio to work, but after many resets, it was decided that it was a problem with the antenna. I canceled my subscription. I'm not paying any money to get the radio fixed. I can still pick up local broadcasts, just not the satellite radio broadcasts."

Robert M., NY (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"As noted earlier I cannot manipulate the pre-set frequencies on the sceen."

Ken M., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sirius/XM portion of radio quit working. It was under warranty but cost $100 deductible"

James H., SC (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The radio display started displaying nonsense characters. I have had this problem before. About once per year, the problems become so severe that the radio head unit needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The display on the radio/CD player (one unit) is active sometimes when the radio is off, which would be a costly repair according to the dealer. In these situations, me menu gives scrambled information"

James H., AZ (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The XM receiver part of the radio / entertainment system is failing. Repair would cost $385+ to get a refurbished unit from Japan"

Michael H., WI (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Reception is very, very poor. Distant FM stations that are clear in other vehicles are very weak or not all received in the Prius. Satellite radio loses signal very easily"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sirius satellite radio stopped working and Toyota dealership where I purchased and serviced my vehicle could not find an answer. I no longer go to the dealership"

Mark Y., PA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Only the XM receiver quit working, I have not brought it in to the dealer to have it checked out yet"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sirus radio went out. took it to dealer 4x still not a complete fix"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Issues with receiving Sirius XM - reception was dropping out about 40% of the time. Finally dropped the service"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"radio and display stopped working. then it started working intermittently for about a month or so. now it works again. i never took it for repair"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Display malfunctioned; diagnostic test revealed no repair available. This is the second occurrence for this. However, I have had no problems in the months following the $100 diagnostic"

Nick W., FL (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The antenna seems to have gone bad. The radio gets reception for only about 20 miles from a station. After that, nothing but static. So there is a lot of territory out there (we drive long distances, not too much locally -- see the mpg) for which we have no radio. Bummer"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Routine software updates

"Safety recall as with all Prius."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Software update fixes

"I wasn't aware that there was a software problem, until I received the recall notice. Software has been replaced(repaired in May, 2019. If the problem still exists, I am unaware of any problems."

J H., OK (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Experienced no software issues, but it was annoying to be issued a recall and have to wait at the dealer's. Maybe a tangible apology (e.g., free oil change) would go a long way in Toyota public relations."

Steven O., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Speakers

"The sound started cutting out, then stopped completely for the radio, satellite, and cd. The sound for blu toothe connection, ie hands free phone, navigation are still functional. Lowest estimate for replacement is an after model radio for 1500+. I use my iPhone/ipad now"

Linda M., TX (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Steering wheel controls

"The cruise control lever (mounted on the steering wheel) broke off, after only 3 years of USge"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius Two 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)

"If braking and I hit a pothole, the brakes briefly release."

Isaiah L., NJ (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Calipers

"Stopped operating (froze) on a rear wheel."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One rear caliper froze - necessitating replacement of both calipers, as well as both rotors. I feel that the problem was mostly due to the excessive use of road salt (Buffalo, NY region)."

David H., (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Calipers need to be adjusted 3 or 4 times a year because they cause grinding."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"One rear caliper failed, disabling parking break. Parts were expensive and no rebuilt or third-party parts available"

Chris S., MA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rt Rear caliper hung up. Discovered by drop in mileage at about 52000 miles. Replaced both rear calipers, rotors & pads"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"there was a sticky caliper which i had to have replaced. I believe it was on the drivers front wheel"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Most Prius brakes last 150000 miles. My calibers ruined my rotors at 72000 miles on both rear brakes"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rusted, needed replacing"

Erik M., VT (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Master cylinder

"The brake vacuum booster failed and the part was covered under warrantee."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Normal routine brake wear

"normal brake wear according to the service aedvisor"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"brakes grab when vehicle has been parked for a few days, especially after rain. Getting ready to replace pads."

Frederick B., FL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Parking brake

"Actually, the mechanic found water in the brake line. We sent brake line to Toyota, they issued us a $500 credit to be used at the dealer. Also, at time the engine sounds like it will fall out, on start up. Can find similar problem on You Tube"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Premature brake wear

"known flaw in Prius rear brakes....ice, salt, winter temps cause calipers to not fully release after breaking...premature wear on brake pads and rotors"

Kathryn S., PA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There was rust and deteriorization on some of the brake parts which the dealer said had been happening on the 2010, 2011 & 2012 models."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The brakes seems to wear fairly quickly and one of the rear calipers froze on us 100 miles from home."

Marcy R., WA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The brake pedal kept requiring more pressure and depressed closer to the floor and I was disappointed it cost more than I expected for what should have been maintenance update."

Kevin H., WI (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rear brakes were "hanging up""

J H., PA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This 2011 Prius is on its 3rd set of brakes"

David C., NY (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Pulsation or vibration

"rusting of caliper system and rotors"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Regular brake failure

"Rear brakes had locked up (only realized after I had a squeak checked). New brakes and rotors all around. About $1400. Only problem I've had in 4 1/2 years. Otherwise, solid and dependable."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"If I hit a bump or pothole while braking, the brakes will release briefly and then re-grip."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rotors

"Pads noted to be worn on routine inspection - charged $1000 to replace front and back"

A W., RI (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rotors needed to be freed up"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They needed to be replaced in a complete brake job"

Marianne B., IL (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The rotors rusted during the winter. This is partially because of lack of use"

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rusted, needed replacing"

Erik M., VT (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"from invoice: parking brake sticks and grinds when driven, RBR replace rear brakes & resurface rotors. Mileage 69000"

Sigo F., PA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaking

"metal on metal wear"

Malcolm B., MN (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"In the winter, it seems that the gas line vent gets clogged with road sand. If I remove the protective fuel line cover located in the wheel well and hose it out really well the problem goes away. This has happened the past two winters"

Marcy R., WA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"On some (not all) gas pumps the nozzle stops immediately after start of fueling. I must hold handle on the nozzle to complete fueling"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Engine computer

"Computer Module that controls the hybrid system failed. Cost of repair would have been $1500. Repair was done under warranty. This system is covered for 100,000 miles."

George B., NJ (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Electronic door locks, engine starting, major systems warning. All problems did not occur simultaneously but repeatedly occurred. All problems were resolved by a factory software upgrade."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recall campaign, rough idle, fixed with flash"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Engine knock or ping

"(T-SB-0010-12) - dealer was researched when pressed - svc bulletin was not current - probably because part numbers had changed. replaced intake manifold and cleaned egr ports. dealer came thru, but had to be pushed hard"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My mechanic told me the knock/ping is a result of the oil burning problem which is caused by faulty rings and indicates excessive wear on the engine"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"On cold start, engine shutters and car shakes. Cylinder misfiring. Known TSB but Toyota won't cover repair"

Anonymous, IA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Fuel leaks

"the hybrid system shorted out and caught fire causing a fire in the entire car. one the car was on fire the fuel tank leaked and the whole car went up in flames taking the garage and part of out house with it"

M H., KS (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Oil leaks

"In mhy last regular maintenance at the dealership, they told me (including pix) that there was a leak in the timing chain box. They tried to sell me a $1600 fix. I thought that that was an unreasonable expense and decided to live with it."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Our 80,000-mile check uncovered a multi-timing cover reseal needed soon at an estimated cost of $2360."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The engine uses oil at an excessive rate, about 1 qt ever 1,500 miles."

Marcy R., WA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"O IL LEAK AROUND TIMING COVER AT 66815 MILES. ALL MAINTENANCE PERFORMED ON TIME AND AS RECOMMENDED BY TOYOTA. I NOTICED NO LEAKS IN MY GARAGE BUT EDDY'S TOYOTA OF WICHITA KS CONFIRMED LEAK. REPAIR COST OF $1988.83 WAS COVERED BY LIMITED WARRANTY WITH $100 DEDUCTIBLE. THESE TECH'S AT EDDY'S TOYOTA ARE REALLY GOOD. THEIR REPAIR TIME BOOK ESTIMATED 19 HOURS TO REPAIR. DROPPED OFF THE VEHICLE ONE MORNING AT 8:00 AM AND IT WAS READY THE NEXT MORNING AT 8:00 AM. HOPE TOYOTA HAS THIS O IL LEAK AROUND TIMING COVER RESOLVED FOR LATER MODELS. THIS IS A DO NOT BUY AGAIN IF NOT COVERED. AND AT 66,815 MILES WITH ALL (ALL) MAINTENANCE DONE AS RECOMMENDED."

Terry W., AL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Engine maybe beginning to burn oil. Mentioned twice that my car was showing low oil when I went to get an oil change, but they did not find any leaks."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A known issue with Toyota Prius from this year (and others) is burning oil. Mine is doing that and it is clearly having an impact on the MPG (a main selling point of the car). Toyota is not dealing with that, though, and does not appear to be willing to recall/repair. They are treating it as within tolerances."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The engine has be using excessive oil for the past 60,000 miles to the tune of 1 qt every 1,200 miles. This has caused the spark plugs to become fouled."

Marcy R., WA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Oil leak seal near timing area. Requires pulling the engine. Cost $2500. Took away all gas savings."

Anonymous, ID (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Timing Cover leaking from head/block/timing cover This repair was covered under Powertrain Limited Waranty with a $100 dollar deductible Amount charged to Fidelity Limited Warranty was $2088.81 minus deductible Service advisor indicated that this was a 19 hour repair time Dropped off cehicle at 8:00 am and picked up next day at 8:00 am This repair was done with vehicle showing 66815 miles All major maintenance since new purchase performed by Toyota Service Technicians. Additional note Had to replace Battery 12V (Rear Seat Battery) at 77046 miles (Toyota Service Technicians) at a cost 208 dollars."

Terry W., AL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"service dept found the beginning of an oil leak during regular maintenance. It was fixed under warranty repair. I had not seen any evidence of the leak before the service dept found it"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Either a broken gasket or loose drain plug"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"As with A LOT of 2010 and 2011 Prius's, it started burning excessive oil between 70K-80K miles. It is now burning about 1 quart every 800-1200 miles, depending on how I drive and I only have 108,000 miles on it. I maintain my cars excellently, and my cars always last >200,000 miles, but I don't think this Prius will come close to that. My mileage has dropped from 49-50 MPG to 41-42 MPG since I hit 80K miles. Toyota knew about this problem long before I bought my car, and they are currently telli"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Engine gasket failed after 5 years. Toyota did repair free"

William P., KS (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The engine consumes about a quart of oil every 1,500-2,000 miles. This has caused my gas mileage to drop 4-5 mpg. From what I read online, the rings in my engine are failing"

Marcy R., WA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Leak at the timing cover appears to be common with some Toyota vehicles, in the prius, the engine needs to be removed to fix it making it an expensive repair between $800-$1400 depending on the dealer"

William S., PA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Leak on engine"

James H., TX (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There was an oil leak on the back side of the engine"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"weak, porely aimed dealer claims that nothing is wrong but would gladly fin the nonexistent problem for $400 each side uses about 1 qt oil every 1200 miles dealer claim that this is normal points to the owners manual that claims 1 qt every 600 miles is normal BS!! Dealer is not helpful Perhaps this is standard Toyoda policy"

Robert H., MI (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Weather stripping around rear door window was peeling, cracking"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaks or rattles

"There seems to be a rattling/squeaking coming from the backseat area that I cannot identify. It's intermittent."

Tom C., MD (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This has been a gradual problem I started noticing after owning the car about 3 years, and it has progressively gotten worse. It is especially noticeable in cool weather. I chalk it up to the fact that for the first 4 years I owned the car I commuted daily across the very poorly maintained streets in the District of Columbia."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Engine mounts were loose which caused an awful rattling noise occasionally. When we had a couple replaced the engine rumbling got louder but our mechanic said there wasn't anything we could do about that."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Constant faint vibration noise that varies with car speed. Dealer unable or unwilling to find."

Michael P., NH (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rattle heard while driving on the driver's side."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Under body plastic panel pulled off its mounts in deep snow"

Jeffery T., MI (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Terrible rattles from dash board and glove boxes. Endemic to Toyotas. Wind and road noise make normal conversation all but impossible unless on a super smooth road."

Gordon F., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sounds like plastic rubbing somewhere in dash area"

Peggy C., VA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rattles in dash area. Dealer tried to stop by installing pieces of plastic...didn't work. Prius rattles and quality of construction remind me of first generation corrollas...poorly made"

James A., ME (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"dash board squeaks and rattles over most pavement types. Very annoying and dealership can't seem to fix"

Sean P., CO (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"When driving, especially on uneven road, there is rattling sound near passenger side of dashboard. Sound like a small object, such as a screw, is bouncing inside ventilation ducking"

Seno J., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dependant on outside temperature I would get a noise from the body that could not be located"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rear hatch back door produces rattling sounds when you go over bumps"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Some dashboard elements rattle. Especially A/C plastic vents"

Brenda H., AL (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It has a rattle that started around the 1st of this year"

Gerri P., TN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rattles in the dash board area. Nothing major, just irritating"

Mike S., TN (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Strange noise upon starting in the morning. Not consistent. The Toyota dealer was not able to reproduce the noise nor could explain what it is. More prevalent on winter mornings"

Rachelle C., CT (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The car had a rattle in the trim around the rear window that Toyota fixed for a price. the car has had other rattles at times that come and go"

Robert B., FL (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wind noise

"wind noise is bad"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wind and tire noise especially"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Road noise inside car very loud. Needs better soundproofing"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Awfult wind noises and road noise on anything but ultra smooth pavement. Tried quiet tires but nothing helps."

Gordon F., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Because of the rake of the windshield, air noise around door mirror is noticeable"

Brenda H., AL (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Road noises are pronounced but then our roads are not the best. Hard to hear satellite radio without turning it way up"

R H., WI (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The right front bumper dislocated from the main car body."

Rick-Val K., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car rides very close to ground so it hits the curb when parking, consequently the fenders come loose and paint gets scratched."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Under-engine protective shield kept loosening partially causing it to drag on the pavement. Contributing factor is low front end that scrapes concrete parking stops."

Robert V., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Molding underneath front bumper comes loose. I have had to tie it up"

Anonymous, DC (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It was a loose splash shield under the rfont of the car. This is the 2nd time it has occurred since purchase"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bumper and undercarriage...cheap plastic...doesn't hold up. Undercarriage plastic rubbing the street"

John W., MO (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Plastic body parts that are held together with plastic screws that come out or the plastic rips around the screws causing body and undercarriage panels to become loose and fall out. I lost the panels under the front fenders, one section under the dri"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"body is very fragile - a slight bump will misalign one section of the car from another - e.g the rear quarter panel from the upper quarter panel"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"trim around door frames are loose & come off door frequently - annoying"

Gretchen P., DE (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Under body splash guards get damaged and break down"

Allan G., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Fender panels secured by clips which tend to loosen or fall out"

Henrik S., VA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Driver side rear panel came loose"

Paul D., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bumpers are too fragile"

Robert K., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Under panel by passenger front tire and headlight came loose"

Kevin K., OK (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"front spoiler is low so it's been scratched when pulling in towards a high curb...after once or twice of scratching the spoiler paint, I've since noticed that the 'dirt' panel behind the front passenger wheel has pulled away from the one screw holding the 'dirt' panel in place...therefore the front passenger exterior door gets a lot of road grime from the wheel"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear panel above wheels repeatedly pops out of its alignment. Dealer says, "yep..that's what Prius' do". Have to pound it in to "click" into the connectors, then repeat as necessary. Body seems a bit flimsy to us compared to our 2002 Toyota Sienna"

Charles T., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Either through negligence of the dealer doing an oil change or driving in flooded conditions, or both, underbody panels broke loose from their supports. Also the front bumper ripped loose when it hooked on a standard parking curb"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The soft armrest separated from hard plastic door interior"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Rear tailgate deflector totally faded out!"

Stan K., NH (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"paint is fading in the rear area and along the sides of the car"

Patrick O., CO (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car purchased from auto reseller had been in several accidents, and post-accident paint on left side doors was poorly applied and is peeling. Factory paint is O.K"

Anonymous, ID (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint is not of sufficient quality especially around the hatch area where normal load//unload causes scratching around area"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"numerous dings with peeling & cracking of paint"

Gretchen P., DE (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"minor chips - one small spot rust"

William W., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rust

"Rust spots coming from under the paint, on the front side of the roof."

Sidney S., MA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"It simply stopped working and was repaired under warranty."

Gerald S., TX (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A/C stopped functioning. dealership advised complete failure necessitating replacement at cost $5000. This occurred mid-November, so we decided to defer considering repair through winter. In March, we discovered system to be operating. We challenged dealership, who re-examined; and reported that we had been very lucky because an internal blockage not capable of repair had somehow resolved itself. We were left unsatisfied but with fully functioning vehicle, and no cost except time and aggravation."

Michael P., FL (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Compressor failed and pieces contaminated the entire air conditioning system. The air compressor was replaced but the system was not properly flushed and contaminants got into the new compressor and all the rest of the system. Warranties were voide"

Wanda N., SC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Compressor failed. It's being replaced this week"

Richard B., NC (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Air Compressor failed. Replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Stopped blowing cold air. VERY expensive"

Pat K., NV (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It quit working. Was partly under warranty but still was fairly expensive to fix"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Air conditioning not working. Heat and blowers system OK. Checked AC fuses, they are OK. Not sure why AC is not working. Need further trouble shooting"

Kenneth G., IL (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Due to the miles that I drive each day to work the Prius is serviced every two months and it has been extremely reliable and should easily surpass 200,000 miles. So, having a total failure of the A/C system was very unexpected and costly"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Automatic climate control

"the winshield defrost system does not work properly it takes forever to clear the front window, I have bought a little fan to plug into the cig. lighter to help. A real big problem in rain and cold"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Thermometer reading no longer works. I would think this impacts the settings for heat and cooling inside the vehicle"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan for the electric motor was clogged with pet hair. It started making sounds and was working over time, even when the car was in Park. I had to have the fan replaced, and that required them removing the back seat to get to the fan."

Samantha S., NC (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Blower motor became noisy, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Fan started making noise. Learned it had a failing bearing. $370 to repair"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Condenser

"Not very sure"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Evaporator

"Air conditioner chose not to function on one of the hottest days of last summer!"

A W., RI (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Refrigerant leaks

"AC not working at all - refrigerant had leaked"

A W., RI (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"I leaned on the arm rest on the Driver's side door .. it collapsed.. now I have to replace the entire panel .. it seemed flimsy"

Barbara K., CA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Locks and latches

"In 2016 Driver's side locking mechanism has ceased operating the driver's side rear door locking mechanism. It continues to successfully operate both front doors and the passenger side rear door locks"

Charles T., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Mirrors

"Electrical controls for passenger side view mirror stopped working."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Sunroof

"The rubber seal around the sunroof, deflector and related areas started acting strangely several years ago. It appears that the rubber dried out and then popped out in various places. It does not result in water leaks but it is clearly a manufacturing or quality of materials issue, It has happened to a number of Prius users in North America and Europe. Here are some links that describe the problem more fully and have photos. - https://priuschat.com/threads/sunroof-rubber-edging -fading-cracking-unevenly.126481/ - https://priuschat.com/threads/2011-prius-sunroof -deflector-seal-deterioration.175717/ Toyota seems to ignore the issue in most places (at least in Canada) and refuses to pay for it. Any when owners do get it replaced, it deteriorates again. It is an extremely expensive repair because the gasket is part of the sunroof and deflector parts."

Philip V., QC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rubber seal around sunroof and deflector suddenly started drying up and twisting and turning, detaching from the glass. See this link for complete story and photos: http://tinyurl.com/k4nbs72"

Philip V., QC (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Front fender shroud came loose and had to be repaired. Rear air spoiler fell off and held only by brake light wires."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rattling and sqeaking from rear tailgate ."

Stan K., NH (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rubber seal for hatchback came loose hatchback would not close properly"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"gas springs failed; out of warranty but replaced by dealer after they talked to the regional office"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The "rubber seal" is one unit and had to be entirely replaced. I open it perhaps 1-3 X a week and this seems an expensive fix for a unit that should last longer"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Screw to secure exterior rear hatch trim came fell out"

Kevin K., OK (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hatch cylinders stopped working"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Windows

"Driver’s window switch for right rear window stopped working."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Car would not start. It would run if started by jump. I had to replace the small battery that starts the car (not the hybrid battery that runs the car)."

Laura C., IL (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All seven Prius and Camry Hybrid that I know (all in my extended family), including mine, have had repeated dead startup battery, from the first year of ownership. A huge problem"

Isaiah L., NJ (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car would not start except with a jump start. 12 volt battery was fully discharged"

Brian D., MD (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Battery discharges if car idle for a couple weeks. Per dealer, this is a "normal" problem"

T T., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Electronic ignition

"Factory Software Service Bulletin upgrade solved the problem along with accompanying electronic issues"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"car would cut off"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"Had to replace inverter power module"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Already told you. I,m going to try to get the dealer to fix the Potential overnight light situation"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Ignition switch

"Engine switch worked intermittently. I had major trouble with Toyota in their attempts to diagnoses the problem. After 3-4 visits to the dealership, they finally replaced the starter switch and it has worked subsequently"

Vic T., GA (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Evaporation purge valve hose was disconnected, we couldn't drive the car and were temporarily stranded while on vacation."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The ERG valve went bad so the car sometimes wouldn't start without running very roughly. I called Toyota and they said there was an extended warranty on that problem, so they paid for the repair, which was about $750."

Lewis A., VA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In cool/damp weather, the car ran very roughly and shook. Took it into dealer and they said to replace intake manifold. Didn't solve the problem, so they changed the EGR valve, which was completely plugged with soot. Seems to be a problem with this generation Prius."

Anonymous, IA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"EGR Valve and EGR cooler were clogged and had to be replaced."

Mark P., TN (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Clogged egr"

James O., AZ (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Both O2 sensors replaced recently for a check engine light"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"may not be sensor but left me straned in orlando with the closed electric system recall $2400"

Barry M., FL (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Mass Airflow Sensor was replaced under extended warranty. Would have been a $605.00 repair otherwise"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Have just had to replace it because engine light came on and testing at the Toyota dealer indicated it needed to be replaced. I received a heavy, somewhat pressured pitch for trading my car in when I reacted to the cost of this repair"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Heat shield came loose while driving in snow and ice."

James E., WI (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Other/unsure

"Right side airbag, received a recall to repair. The issue was could fail to inflate in a crash."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Toyota recalled for faulty airbag brackets which were replaced under recall."

Lee G., VA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Airbag recall"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Tire pressure sensors went out, needed replacement. Took dealer two tries to get system working again."

Samuel R., VA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This is a manufacturer's recall."

Edward H., FL (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Differential

"Recall, or at least I think this was the name of the part. It Failed before I got the part replaced because I did not receive notice of the recall. Thry had an old address"

Anonymous, MS (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Electrical failure

"electric failure caused the car to catch on fire and be destroyes"

M H., KS (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The CV drive would not shift"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car was unresponsive at start-up. Diagnosis was a "Bad Cell in Aux Battery". BAttery was replaced by dealer"

Doug W., NY (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Main hybrid control unit failed recall test"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"battery went totally dead. happened twice, at about 10000 miles and 2nd battery at 60000 miles. Problem is that there is no warning that battery is going bad. In both cases it happened away from home and had to call AAA"

Richard K., TX (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Needed adjustment (per dealer service) after rough pothole season"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Prius 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Shocks or struts

"Shock is leaking.it was replaced less than 2 years ago by dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering wheel linkage broken. Dealer wanted $800+ to fix. Took it to my mechanic. Same parts, total $400+. Could have caused loss of control if failed completely"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wheel bearings

"The Toyota dealership we go to for servicing told us they needed rep[lacing"

Ernst S., NY (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"The engine was burning oil at the rate of 3 quarts every 3000 miles. Toyota rebuilt the engine at no cost to me. I was very satisfied with their response to this problem."

Tricia M., MO (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The engine blew on a long trip. Estimated repair $7500. Toyota could not explain why it occurred, but assuming they had some culpability split the cost with us. Not great..not awful"

John J., NC (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Head gasket

"Leaking fluid due to engine gasket, will need to take engine out to fix it. Expensive"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota Prius Four 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Timing belt or chain

"VVTI gear mechanism on cam was "sticking" and was replaced under warranty. Would have been a $2,090.00 repair otherwise"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Check hybrid light came on 4 times and the car stalled twice. It took 4 dealer visits, 2 months of diagnosis by Toyota to figure out the transmission failure. The transmission was replaced last month"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Prius Two 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The dealer failed to replace the fuel filter during an oil change resulting in the engine failing. They installed a new engine at their expense. Two weeks after the vehicle was returned to us, the transmission blew. The repair person stated he has never seen a transmission blow on a Prius and advised us to contact Toyota Consumer Affairs and a new transmission should be compensated. That was not the case. The total cost was $5300.00 and they would only pay $2000.00. This car had been se"

Pj M., CA (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"Used dealership incorrectly intake for fan and I had to have an independent garage fix it. Minor problem"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Prius Five 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"doesn't downshift when driving in slow traffic and hybrid battery discharged, engine rpm becomes too low and engine rattles"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Prius Three 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
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