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TOYOTA PRIUS - 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

 
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by Toyota Motor Corporation

There are 439 complaints filed for the 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. These 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. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/11/2018 - KAYSVILLE, UT
MY HEADLIGHTS KEEP RANDOMLY TURNING OFF ON THEIR OWN WHILE PARKED OR DRIVING, IN THE DARK OR THE LIGHT. TO TROUBLESHOOT I HAVE REPLACED THE HEADLIGHTS AND TIGHTENED THE WIRE CONNECTIONS, BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES. ONLY TURNING THE HEADLIGHTS OFF AND BACK ON SEEMS TO TEMPORARILY FIX THE PROBLEM...UNTIL THE NEXT TIME IT TURNS ITSELF OFF. I HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH MY HONDA PILOT 2005 A FEW YEARS AGO AND THERE WAS A SAFETY RECALL ON THE HEADLIGHT WIRE HARNESS KIT THAT WAS CORRODED FROM HUMIDITY AND OVERHEATING AND FAILING. THIS HAS NOW HAPPENED DOZENS OF TIME ON MY PRIUS, MOSTLY AFFECTING THE LEFT HEADLIGHT ONLY, BUT A COUPLE TIMES ON BOTH HEADLIGHTS.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

10/11/2018 - KAYSVILLE, UT
MY HEADLIGHTS KEEP RANDOMLY TURNING OFF ON THEIR OWN WHILE PARKED OR DRIVING, IN THE DARK OR THE LIGHT. TO TROUBLESHOOT I HAVE REPLACED THE HEADLIGHTS AND TIGHTENED THE WIRE CONNECTIONS, BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES. ONLY TURNING THE HEADLIGHTS OFF AND BACK ON SEEMS TO TEMPORARILY FIX THE PROBLEM...UNTIL THE NEXT TIME IT TURNS ITSELF OFF. I HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH MY HONDA PILOT 2005 A FEW YEARS AGO AND THERE WAS A SAFETY RECALL ON THE HEADLIGHT WIRE HARNESS KIT THAT WAS CORRODED FROM HUMIDITY AND OVERHEATING AND FAILING. THIS HAS NOW HAPPENED DOZENS OF TIME ON MY PRIUS, MOSTLY AFFECTING THE LEFT HEADLIGHT ONLY, BUT A COUPLE TIMES ON BOTH HEADLIGHTS.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

10/9/2018 - MESA, AZ
LAST YEAR MY HEADLIGHTS STARTED FLICKING ON AND THEN WHEN I TURNED THEM OFF AND THEN BACK ON, THEY WOULD BOTH WORK AGAIN. SOMETIMES IT'S JUST ONE HEADLIGHT, EITHER LEFT OR RIGHT AND SOMETIMES ITS BOTH AT THE SAME TIME OR ONE AND THEN IN A MILE OR TWO THE OTHER MAKING IT SO BOTH ARE OUT. I'VE HAD MY BULBS REPLACED AND SINCE LOOKED AT AGAIN AND WAS TOLD THE BULBS WERE BOTH STILL GOOD. I HAVE BEEN TOLD IT IS A VERY EXPENSIVE PROCESS FOR FIXING THE PROBLEM BUT IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO BE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AT 65 MPH WITH TWO KIDS IN THE CAR AND HAVE BOTH HEADLIGHTS GO OUT ON YOU. IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM DRIVING. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT TYPE OF SURFACE WE ARE DRIVING ON. I HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE TIME I DRIVE MY CAR.

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SERVICE BRAKES

9/21/2018 - SALINAS, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A WARNING INDICATOR FLASHED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL REGARDING THE BRAKE SYSTEM WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND FOUND A LEAK UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SALINAS TOYOTA (700 AUTO CENTER CIR, SALINAS, CA 93907, (831) 444-0700) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS AN INTERNAL BRAKE FLUID LEAK; HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS EXCLUDED FROM THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY CAMPAIGN. THE MANUFACTURER INDICATED THAT THE OBT2 SENSOR DID NOT SHOW THE SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) TO RECEIVE THE BRAKE ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT COVERED BY THE CAMPAIGN. THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER REFUSED TO HONOR THE WARRANTY CAMPAIGN FOR DTC NUMBER: C1240. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000. CONSUMER STATED SMOKE STARTED COMING UNDER THE HOOD. NOTICED FLUID DRIPPING FROM ENGINE ONTO THE EXHAUST PIPE. DEALER DETERMINED IT WAS NOT AN OIL LEAK BUT EMPTY BRAKE RESERVOIR. UPDATED 11/27/18

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/21/2018 - SALINAS, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A WARNING INDICATOR FLASHED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL REGARDING THE BRAKE SYSTEM WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND FOUND A LEAK UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SALINAS TOYOTA (700 AUTO CENTER CIR, SALINAS, CA 93907, (831) 444-0700) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS AN INTERNAL BRAKE FLUID LEAK; HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS EXCLUDED FROM THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY CAMPAIGN. THE MANUFACTURER INDICATED THAT THE OBT2 SENSOR DID NOT SHOW THE SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) TO RECEIVE THE BRAKE ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT COVERED BY THE CAMPAIGN. THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER REFUSED TO HONOR THE WARRANTY CAMPAIGN FOR DTC NUMBER: C1240. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000. CONSUMER STATED SMOKE STARTED COMING UNDER THE HOOD. NOTICED FLUID DRIPPING FROM ENGINE ONTO THE EXHAUST PIPE. DEALER DETERMINED IT WAS NOT AN OIL LEAK BUT EMPTY BRAKE RESERVOIR. UPDATED 11/27/18

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: EXHAUST SYSTEM

9/21/2018 - SALINAS, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A WARNING INDICATOR FLASHED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL REGARDING THE BRAKE SYSTEM WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND FOUND A LEAK UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SALINAS TOYOTA (700 AUTO CENTER CIR, SALINAS, CA 93907, (831) 444-0700) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS AN INTERNAL BRAKE FLUID LEAK; HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS EXCLUDED FROM THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY CAMPAIGN. THE MANUFACTURER INDICATED THAT THE OBT2 SENSOR DID NOT SHOW THE SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) TO RECEIVE THE BRAKE ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT COVERED BY THE CAMPAIGN. THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER REFUSED TO HONOR THE WARRANTY CAMPAIGN FOR DTC NUMBER: C1240. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000. CONSUMER STATED SMOKE STARTED COMING UNDER THE HOOD. NOTICED FLUID DRIPPING FROM ENGINE ONTO THE EXHAUST PIPE. DEALER DETERMINED IT WAS NOT AN OIL LEAK BUT EMPTY BRAKE RESERVOIR. UPDATED 11/27/18

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/10/2018 - CAROL STREAM, IL
2009 TOYOTA PRIUS DRIVER SIDE HEADLIGHT KEEPS GOING OUT, IT WORKS WHEN YOU TURN ON THE VEHICLE, AND THEN IT GOES OUT, I HAVE CHANGED THE BULB, AND ALSO CHANGE THE BALLAST, BUT NO LUCK, I GOT THE WARNING 3 DAYS AGO, AND NOW IF I GET PULLED OVER, I WILL GET THE TICKET,

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

9/10/2018 - CAROL STREAM, IL
2009 TOYOTA PRIUS DRIVER SIDE HEADLIGHT KEEPS GOING OUT, IT WORKS WHEN YOU TURN ON THE VEHICLE, AND THEN IT GOES OUT, I HAVE CHANGED THE BULB, AND ALSO CHANGE THE BALLAST, BUT NO LUCK, I GOT THE WARNING 3 DAYS AGO, AND NOW IF I GET PULLED OVER, I WILL GET THE TICKET,

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SERVICE BRAKES

6/4/2018 - LONGWOOD, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, ALL THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED APPROXIMATELY THREE OTHER TIMES. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE BRAKES SEIZED WHILE DRIVING THROUGH A PARKING LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (T-SB-0032-16) IN REFERENCE TO THE ABS ACTUATOR, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES AND CASE NUMBER: 1806043060 WAS FILED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 183,483.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/4/2018 - LONGWOOD, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, ALL THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED APPROXIMATELY THREE OTHER TIMES. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE BRAKES SEIZED WHILE DRIVING THROUGH A PARKING LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (T-SB-0032-16) IN REFERENCE TO THE ABS ACTUATOR, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES AND CASE NUMBER: 1806043060 WAS FILED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 183,483.

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