1st Generation (2013—2019) Prius c Problems

Prius c owners with a 2013—2019 model year have the most problems with the lights (72%), hvac (36%), and the electrical (18%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. A/C Compressor Failed 1 complaints at an average of 31,500 miles in the 2014 Toyota Prius c.
  2. Visibility at Night Is Terrible 1 complaints at an average of 2 miles in the 2016 Toyota Prius c.
  3. Strong Odor From Fan 1 complaints at an average of 5,500 miles in the 2015 Toyota Prius c.

What Prius c Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 6
2018 0 1 54 0.0
2017 0 1 70 0.0
2016 1 0 111 1.06
2015 3 1 145 2.16
2014 5 0 167 4.8
2013 2 0 249 0.62
2012 7 0 242 2.75

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