1st Generation (2012—2016) Prius v Problems

This generations ranks 43rd out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (40%), engine (24%), and the brakes (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Windshield Cracks Easily 2 complaints at an average of 10,950 miles in the 2016 Toyota Prius v.
  2. The Touch Screen Acts Very Unpredictable 6 complaints at an average of 701 miles in the 2015 Toyota Prius v.
  3. ABS Light On 1 complaints at an average of 100,000 miles in the 2012 Toyota Prius v.

What Prius v 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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 3 0 109 3.37
2015 14 1 202 4.1
2014 0 3 287 0.0
2013 6 3 328 1.97
2012 14 4 338 4.57

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