What are some common problems with the Toyota Prius?

I moved from a rural area to the city, so I want to get a Prius to save on fuel and get around town. I’m pretty certain that they’re reliable, but I’m going to get a used one so I just want to make sure. Does the Toyota Prius have any common problems?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 15, 2022
With a four-star out of five-star safety rating, the Toyota Prius is one of the more dependable hybrid vehicles. However, used models can have issues due to wear and tear and high mileage. If you’re going to buy it, keep an eye out for some of these common Toyota Prius problems:
  • Excessive oil consumption in some models, specifically the 2011 Prius
  • Cracks in the windshield can expand rapidly, so if you notice a chip, get it fixed as soon as possible
  • Engine problems, such as blown gaskets, overheating, engine stalling, and other issues when the car reaches around 150,000 miles
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