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2013 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2013 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 2013 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 (141 Complaints)
Date reported Mar 06, 2015
Location RITTMAN, OH
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation
Vehicle 2013 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Equipment

I PURCHASED A NEW 2013 PRIUS. I'VE OWN SEVERAL TOYOTAS AND NEVER HAD A REASON TO SUSPECT TOYOTA WOULD PUT ANYTHING BUT THE BEST QUALITY ACCESSORIES ON THEIR CARS. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE POOR QUALITY NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BACKUP CAMERA THAT CAME STANDARD WITH MY NEW 2013 PRIUS. THEY ARE NOT ONLY POOR QUALITY, BUT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS TO USE. TOYOTA'S NAVIGATION SYSTEM VERY DIFFICULT TO READ, EVEN CONFUSING. I DON'T EVEN CONSIDER IT SAFE TO USE SINCE IT TAKES SO MUCH ATTENTION TO READ IT. IT'S VERY DISTRACTING TO USE IN TRAFFIC. AS FOR THE BACKUP CAMERA, IT IS NOT ONLY USELESS BUT ACTUALLY DANGEROUS. IT'S NOTHING MORE THAN A FISH EYE LENS USED IN PHOTOGRAPHY TO DELIBERATELY DISTORT PERCEPTION. IT HAS NO LINES FOR GUIDANCE AND NO RELIABLE DEPTH PERCEPTION. YOU CAN LOOK AT SOMEBODY STANDING BEHIND THE CAR IN THE BACKUP SCREEN, THEN LOOK AT THEM OUT THE BACK WINDOW AND YOU WILL FIND THE PERSON MUCH CLOSER TO THE CAR THAN DISPLAYED IN THE BACKUP CAMERA. THE DRIVER CANNOT EVEN TELL WHERE THE SIDES OF THE CAR ARE MUCH LESS THE DISTANCE TO AN OBJECT. THESE TWO PROBLEMS MAKE THE BACKUP SYSTEM DANGEROUS TO USE. THIS PRODUCT ONLY CREATES AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN. SINCE I WAS FORCED TO PAY FOR THESE TWO NEXT TO WORTHLESS, EVEN DANGEROUS ACCESSORIES, I'D LIKE THEM RECALLED AND REPLACED WITH THE QUALITY, SAFE ACCESSORIES I USE TO TRUST AND RELY UPON TOYOTA TO PUT ON THEIR CARS OR BE GIVEN A FULL REFUND FOR WHAT I PAID FOR THEM. I BELIEVE THE ITEMS SHOULD BE TESTED BY GOVERNMENT AND RECALLED. I CANNOT BUT WONDER HOW MANY ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN CAUSE BY THESE TWO POORLY DESIGNED ACCESSORIES. THIS IS A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE SEEMINGLY NEW, TOYOTA POOR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR THEIR ACCESSORIES AND IS IN NO WAY A REFLECTION ON THE DEALERSHIP WHERE I BOUGHT THE CAR. TOYOTA DESIGNED THE CAR AND SELECTED THE ACCESSORIES, NOT THE DEALERSHIP.

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