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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Electrical System, Structure

 
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2012 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (216 Complaints)
Date reported Mar 09, 2017
Location DAVENPORT, FL
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation
Vehicle 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
All Complaints

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE PARKED, THERE WERE RODENTS ENTERING THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CABIN AIR FILTER DID NOT HAVE A MESH GRILL WHICH WAS ALLOWING THE RODENTS TO ENTER THROUGH A HOLE IN THE CABIN AIR FILTER THEN INTO THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT CONSOLE AND INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE WIRES WERE SOY BASED CAUSING THE ATTRACTION OF RODENTS TO THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE HOWEVER THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN FOR AN INSPECTION. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WAS ALSO CONTACTED WHO CONFIRMED THAT THE CABIN AIR FILTER DID NOT HAVE A MESH GRILL WHICH RESULTED IN THE RODENTS ENTERING THROUGH A HOLE INTO THE CABIN AIR FILTER THEN ENTERING INTO THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT CONSOLE ACCESSING THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO A MECHANIC WHERE A HARDWARE CLOTH GRILL WAS INSTALLED ON THE CABIN AIR FILTER. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND RODENTS WERE NO LONGER ENTERING THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT WAS REQUIRED TO CLEAN THE FECES REMAINING IN THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE UTILIZING A MASK, GLOVES, AND DISINFECTANT AND IN ORDER TO AVOID CONTACT WITH A VIRUS FROM THE FECES, THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED NOT TO VACUUM LET THE VIRUS BECOME AIRBORNE. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE RAT FECES IN THE VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN A FATAL DISEASE IN THE EVENT A CHILD WOULD RIDE IN THE VEHICLE AND ACCIDENTALLY EAT THE FECES. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT IF RODENTS ENTERED THOUGH THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT AND DEFECATED INSIDE, ACTIVATING THE AIR CONDITION UNIT IF THERE WAS FECES, A VIRUS COULD BECOME AIRBORNE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE THEN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FAILURE WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY AND THAT THE FAILURE WAS AN OUTSIDE INFLUENCE WHICH WAS NOT THEIR RESPONSIBILITY. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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