The Worst 2010-2015 Prius Problems

Musty and Moldy A/C

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Toyota air conditioners smell like mold in numerous vehicles. So what's causing the musty smell and just how dangerous is it?…

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Rodents Chew Wires

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Somewhere in the mid-2000's there was an industry-wide push by automakers to replace plastic and glass-based wiring insulation with a more eco-friendly soy-based coating. It's biodegradable, commendable, and a complete disaster for owners. …

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Prius Brake Defects

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There is growing concern about the calibration of the brake system in the 3rd-generation Prius. More and more owners are starting to report that they're unhappy with the braking performance of their Prius, some even going so far as to say …

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Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption

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An increasing number of Toyotas are experiencing excessive oil consumption which may be the result of defective piston rings. Toyota, in all their 'deny-til-we-die' splendor, is reportedly denying warranty coverage on many oil consumption r…

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

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Worst Years

3rd Generation Prius in the News

By the Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 487 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 69th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 81 eligible generations.