4th Generation (2016—2019) Prius Problems

This generations ranks 49th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the windows (57%), interior (22%), and the brakes (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Windshield Cracks Easily 25 complaints at an average of 18,312 miles in the 2016 Toyota Prius.
  2. Brakes Not Working Properly 3 complaints at an average of 5,398 miles in the 2017 Toyota Prius.
  3. Windshield Cracked 4 complaints at an average of 13,875 miles in the 2017 Toyota Prius.

What Prius 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 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 10 0.0
2018 3 1 70 2.14
2017 7 3 99 6.43
2016 44 5 148 13.5

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