fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,346 miles

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problem #6

Oct 152005

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,008 miles
Check engine light kept coming on then going off. Took to dealer but they couldn't get it to duplicate problem. While there they noticed tires were severely worn. Told me I needed 4 new tires and a 4 wheel alignment at 27,008 miles. Purchased 4 175/65R14 re 92 extra load tires. Left after paying for repairs including an oil change of $557.61 N August 3, 2004. October 8, 2005 had two nearly flat front tires. Have had to put air into tires several times over the past 4 months - even took car to auto garage that changed tires from winter to summer thinking they put them on wrong. Oct. 12, 2005 started hearing a humming noise in front left tire. Took to auto garage on Oct 15, 2005 to be told that once again tires needed to be replaced again because they were worn due to needing a front end alignment and front left tire needed a ball bearing. Inside wall of tires is worn off and danger of tire blow-out. Rear tires also show signs of premature wear on inside wall and should be replaced soon. Current mileage is 44,804. I also put on winter tires every autumn onto the front. Garage technician said there was something wrong with burning through 2 sets of 4 tires within 45,000 miles and I should contact dealer.

- Bristol, VT, USA

problem #5

Apr 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive tire wear on Bridgestone potenza RE92 tires. Tires replaced on my 2002 Toyota Prius May 2004 at 23,555 miles. Service manager advised that original tires were unsafe and continued use could result in a blow out. Currently, the second set of tires are again worn (44,000 miles) and unsafe.

- Hotchkiss, CO, USA

problem #4

Nov 202004

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has a 2002 Toyota Prius. The vehicle was bought brand new but now has 16000 miles on it. It is equipped with Bridgestone tires. Already the front tires threads are literally coming apart. There was no resulting injury.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

May 112003

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
2002 new Toyota Prius delivered with Bridgestone potenza tires. These tires have failed after 12,000 miles. Then changed tires (all 4) which failed at 10,000 miles. Toyota corporate says its not their concern. Dealer told me they are not safe tires. I have replaced tires every 10,000 miles. Toyota corporate recommends these tires and takes no responsibility for them.

- Logan, IA, USA

problem #2

Jul 302003

Prius 4-cyl

  • 25,065 miles
While driving at 25 mph passenger's side rear tire blew out. Prior to the blowout dealership indicated that all tires had abnormal wear. At the time of blowout consumer was able to see the metal belt through the sidewall.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 252003

(reported on)


  • 20,000 miles
Two front tires wore out prematurely. Dealer says the remedy for this problem is to rotate the tires and keep the appropriate tire pressure.

- Palmdale, CA, USA