2004 Toyota PRIUS Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Toyota PRIUS Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID544570
 Internal NHTSA #10123962
 Model Year2004
 File date26/09/04
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWas driving my 3 month old '04 prius on a 2 lane hwy, late night, 50mph. Prius engines suddenly stopped and many warning lights came on. I pulled over, though there was no safe place to do so, set my flashers and began calling for help. Spent the next hour calling police and tow trucks, too busy in a dangerous place to troubleshoot. Did not feel safe in the car due to high speed traffic. Finally towed to dealership and car was admitted in the morning. Dealer kept for 5 days, asking me to take it home, nothing wrong. I insisted that i was not comfortable taking the car home until something was done to fix it. Called toyota usa hq and reported the problem. They worked with the dealer and eventually got my car back. 1 week later, same thing happened, daytime, with my family aboard. This time, was able to restart and drive to dealership. Reported incident to toyota usa hq. While car was in shop, toyota sent me a letter offering to buy the car back from me, due to my lack of confidence in the car. I regretfully accepted. I am very much enthsed by the prius potential, but these glitches are scary. Toyota buying the car back from me almost felt like a coverup attempt.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure5000
Number of Occurences2
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePALO ALTO , CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase16/06/04
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed50
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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