fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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problem #1

Jul 172013

Prius 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The air conditioning system in the Prius is defective. It is prone to growing mildew and/or mold in the system, which results in toxic air being pumped into the car. I have reported the problem to my local Toyota dealerships several times, and they have been unable to fix the problem. There is a large body of information about the mildew problem online which seems to indicate that this is a common problem among Prius from 2010 to the present. Since noticing the mildew smell in my car, I have had severe allergy problems. This is a serious safety concern that is adversely affecting my health, and given its prevalence among cars of this make and model, I believe Toyota should have to address this problem immediately. The air conditioning system flush does not fix the problem, and in fact may have made it worse.

- Arlington, VA, USA