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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 Apr 24, 2014
Location PEACHTREE CITY, GA
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation
Vehicle 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Engine

DRIVING THE INTERSTATE AT 65 MPH THE ENGINE STOPPED - WITH NO WARNING OF ANY KIND, THE AIR, DASH LIGHTS, RADIO, ETC ALL CONTINUED TO WORK. WE COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD & RESTARTED THE ENGINE. WE PURCHASED NEW & HAD ALL THE REQUIRED MAINTENANCE DONE AT THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP. WE LEARNED OF A RECALL ON THE NEWS IN FEBRUARY & TOOK THE CAR IN FOR THE REPAIR. (A SOFTWARE PROBLEM RELATED TO THE CAR ENGINE STOPPING WHILE DRIVING) WHEN WE LEARNED OF THE RECALL WE REMEMBERED THIS HAD HAPPENED TO US ABOUT A MONTH EARLIER, AGAIN, ON THE INTERSTATE AT 65 MPH & THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A FLUKE AT THE TIME. WE WERE VERY UPSET WHEN THIS LATEST INCIDENT HAPPENED AFTER HAVING THE RECALL REPAIR DONE ON THE CAR & HAVING DRIVEN A FEW THOUSAND MILES BETWEEN INCIDENTS. WE DROVE THE CAR DIRECTLY TO OUR DEALER'S SERVICE DEPT AND REPORTED THESE FACTS TO THE SERVICE MANAGER. THEY IMMEDIATELY TOOK IT IN AND TRIED TO DETECT ANY EVIDENCE OF THE INCIDENT. THEY TOLD US THAT THEY ALSO CONTACTED TOYOTA CORPORATE TECHNICAL SERVICES FOR ASSISTANCE. THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF THE INCIDENT. AS WE ARE NOW AFRAID TO DRIVE THE CAR, THEY GAVE US A CAR TO DRIVE UNTIL THE PROBLEM COULD BE RESOLVED. WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS CAR SOLD TO AN UNSUSPECTING DRIVER. WE FEEL THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING DEFECT AND TOYOTA SHOULD REPURCHASE THE CAR FROM US AT A FAIR VALUE SO THAT WE COULD REPLACE IT WITH ANOTHER CAR. WE CONTACTED THE TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER YESTERDAY BY PHONE AND FILED A FORMAL COMPLAINT, THEY OPENED A FILE AND GAVE US A CASE NUMBER. TODAY WE WERE CONTACTED BY PHONE BY A TOYOTA REGIONAL ANALYST AND WERE TOLD THAT SINCE THEY CANNOT FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF THE INCIDENT BY USING THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEM WE WOULD NEED TO FILE A LEMON LAW COMPLAINT. WE TOLD HIM THAT WE EXPECT TOYOTA TO RESOLVE OUR ISSUE - WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PROVE THE DEFECT. HELP.

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