2001 Toyota PRIUS Tires problems & defects.

Toyota PRIUS Tires problems : 23.

Original Equipment Bridgestone 13inch Tires For The 2001, toyota, Tires Had To Be Replaced 3 Times In A Five Month Period For Front Passenger And Driver Sides Of Vehicle.*ak Tires Continually Wear On The Inside Tread Of The Tire, Consumer States This Happens Almost Every 3000 Miles, Wear Is Primarily With The Left Front Where The Electric Battery/motor Are. *slc

TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in PONTE VERDA BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 01, 2001

I Was Advised During A Routine Oil Change That My Tires Were Unsafe To Drive On. I Was Also Advised That Tiyota Knows That These Unique Tores Fail At About 10,000 Miles. toyota Says That These Tires Are The Only Type Acceptable For Use On This Vehicle And To Use Another Manufacturer Will Void The Warranty. There Are No Replacement Tires Available And They (the Dealer) Estimates At Least One Month Wait. *ak (tiresize: P175/65r14)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U010. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in LA HABRA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001001. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 28, 2001

At 30,000 Mile Service I Was Told My Car Was “not Safe To Drive.” The Tires Were Worn To The Cords. toyota Replaced Them For Free, But I Was Told That The prius Was Known For Having “problems” With Their Tires. Had I Not Been Told About The Condition Of My Tires, I Might Have Had An Accident. Other prius Owners Should Be Notified Of This.*ak (tiresize: P175/65r14)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U610. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in HIGHLAND, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 10, 2001

Experienced Four Blowouts On Orginal Equipment Bridgestone Tires, Size P17565r14. Front Side And Rear Passenger Side Tires Had Two Of The Four Blowouts. Third Blowout Occured While Vehicle Was Being Test Driven At Dealership. All Blowouts Have Occurred At Low Speeds, Except For Blowout At The Dealership. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U310. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in LAGUNA BEACH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Dec 01, 2001

Consumer Stated Tires Had To Be Replaced At Less Than 15,000 Miles, The Right Front And Left Front Tire Failed From Excessive Wear, Consumer Stated Tires On A New Vehicle Should Not Show Signs Of Excessive Wear In 15,000, The Dealer Inflated The Tire Pressure To 32psi, However Consumer Was Later Informed That Tire Needed To Be Inflated Between 45 And 50 Psi, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement Since Originally The Dealer Under Inflated The Tires.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U710. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in OAKLAND, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Tires On 2001, toyota, prius, Original Equipment, Tire Size P175/65r14, Dot# El 9p Cha 2700 And El 9p Cha 2800 Are Wearing Unusually. Manufacturer Was Notified. *ak *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U110. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in NORFOLK, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000831. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 15, 2002

We Had A Tire Separate At 75mph In The Rear. A Couple Weeks Later The Front Right Tire Separated At 70mph. The Car Had Approx. 20000 On It. When Toytota Raised The Car They Found A Third Front Left Tire Had Begun To Seperate. I Said I Did Not Trust These Bridgestone/firestone Tires So They Put On Michelin Tires. The Dealer Then Called And Said No Other Tire Could Support The Weight Of The prius. They Had Already Put The Michelins On. I Called All The Tire Manufactures To Find Out That Only The Factory Bridgestone/firestone Tires Could Support The Weight Of The Hybrid prius. I Phoned toyota And Firestone. Both Said They Would Call Me Back Within Three Weeks. No One Had Called. toyota Said It Is A Tire Manufacturer Problem, But They Use Their Tires. I Went To The Dealer To Be Told Since I Took The Car In They Had Three Other prius‘s Come In With Blown Tires All With About 20000 Miles On Them. I Went To Sears In San Bernardino And Was Told That They Too Had Two prius‘s With Blown Tires. I Have Lost Over $2000.00 And Spent Three Weeks With A Painful Knee And toyota Doesn’t Care. I Got Three Friends To Buy toyota priuss And I Now Worry About Their Tires. Since This Started toyota Email Me And Said Do Not Drive The Car Over 85 Mph For The Tires Can Not Support The Car And Speed. Why Weren’t We Told This At Time Of Purchase? No Other Tire Is Made For The Car And The Bridgestone/firestone Tires Are Not Up To Supporting The Car Safely Ever. I Will Take My Chances With The Michelins. Other prius Owners Have Told Me They Will Take Their Chances With Other Brands Even If They Are Not Rated For Car. *ak *jb

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK124610. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in PALM SPRINGS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Aug 02, 2001

Continued Excessive Tire Wear Possible Cause Vehicle Weight And Alignment Problem. I Am On My Third Set Of Tires In 30,000 Miles And The Tires That Are Now On The Car Are Wearing Poorly After Less Then 5,000 Miles. toyota Is Refusing To Help Me With This Problem Any Further Then They Have. The Car Wonders In Slightly Windy Conditions And Freeway Driving Which Fells Unsafe. toyota Has Had To Replace The Computer And Do A Valve Job Due To The Loss Of Power I Experienced, Which Could Have Been A Very Dangerous Situation.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U410. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in YUCCA VALLEY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 14, 2001

Original Equipment Had Worn Down To The Tread. While Driving At 50 Mph In A 2001 toyota, prius Left Rear Tire Had A Blowout. Replacement Equipment Tire Size P175/65r14, Dot# El9pjdh0102. Bridgestone And Manufacturer Were Notifed. *ak Consumer Believes Vehicle Is Too Heavy For Tires. *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U910. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in MOORESVILLE, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20001231. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

June 26, 2002

We Had A Tire Separate At 75mph In The Rear. A Couple Weeks Later The Front Right Tire Separated At 70mph. The Car Had Approx. 20000 On It. When Toytota Raised The Car They Found A Third Front Left Tire Had Begun To Seperate. I Said I Did Not Trust These Bridgestone/firestone Tires So They Put On Michelin Tires. The Dealer Then Called And Said No Other Tire Could Support The Weight Of The prius. They Had Already Put The Michelins On. I Called All The Tire Manufactures To Find Out That Only The Factory Bridgestone/firestone Tires Could Support The Weight Of The Hybrid prius. I Phoned toyota And Firestone. Both Said They Would Call Me Back Within Three Weeks. No One Had Called. toyota Said It Is A Tire Manufacturer Problem, But They Use Their Tires. I Went To The Dealer To Be Told Since I Took The Car In They Had Three Other prius‘s Come In With Blown Tires All With About 20000 Miles On Them. I Went To Sears In San Bernardino And Was Told That They Too Had Two prius‘s With Blown Tires. I Have Lost Over $2000.00 And Spent Three Weeks With A Painful Knee And toyota Doesn’t Care. I Got Three Friends To Buy toyota priuss And I Now Worry About Their Tires. Since This Started toyota Email Me And Said Do Not Drive The Car Over 85 Mph For The Tires Can Not Support The Car And Speed. Why Weren’t We Told This At Time Of Purchase? No Other Tire Is Made For The Car And The Bridgestone/firestone Tires Are Not Up To Supporting The Car Safely Ever. I Will Take My Chances With The Michelins. Other prius Owners Have Told Me They Will Take Their Chances With Other Brands Even If They Are Not Rated For Car. *ak *jb

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK124610. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in PALM SPRINGS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Aug 02, 2001

The Front Tires Wore Out Unevenly. The Outside Of The Tires Wore To The Point That Air Was Leaking Out. Consumer Tires Were Not Apart Of A Recall toyota Issued According To The Vin Of The Vehicle. The Tires Are Bridgestone Potenza Re 92, Tubeless Steel Belted Radial M+s. P175/65 R14 84s. Dot # El 9p T9902, Jdh 2301 E92z. Consumer Request Recall Information On These Tires Stated Above. *jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U810. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in REDWOOD CITY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 21, 2002

The Consumer Experienced A Flat Tire. The Consumer Noticed The Tire Was Worn Badly On The Inside. The Manufacturer Offered A Supplemental Tire Warranty, In Which The Consumer Did Qualify, Due To The Fact The Tires Weren’t Rotated. Scc

Mileage was 20000 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in KENDALL PARK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:U. DEALER’S NAME: DCH BRUNSWICK TOYOTA .

Nov 04, 2002

There Is A Tire Separation Problem With The Latest Set Of Bridgestone Tires That We Received From The toyota Dealer For Our prius. The Original Tires Were Recalled Due To Premature Wear. The Rear Left Tire Separated And My Daughter Luckily Was Able To Control The Vehicle On The Freeway At Under 55 Mph. She Noticed The Problem Immediately When She Got On The Freeway Or She Might Have Lost Control. For An Example Of The Separation, See: Http://www.firestone-tire-recall.com/pages/advocate/11-13.html We Had The Same Problem With The Left Rear And Same New Condition As Link Above.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in SPRING VALLEY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: TOYOTA OF EL CAJON .

July 11, 2003

Premature Tire Wear On toyota prius. *ak

Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U010. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in BERWYN, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 20020920. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: SCHAUMBURG TOYOTA .

June 20, 2003

Extreme Tire Blow Out(only Shreds Left)hesitation Resulting In Loss Of Power In Traffic/gas Pedal Sensor?*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 35974 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in EDMONDS, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010916. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 03, 2003

Within 9 Months Of Vehicle Purchase I Had Three Flat Tires And Replaced The Bridgestone Potenza Tires With A Different Brand Rather Than Rist Additional Failures. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U110. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in FALLS CHURCH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010628. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 31, 2001

Bridgestone Potenza Tires, P175/65r14- On July 28, 2003 Had To Replace Tires On The 2001 toyota prius. One Tire Was Flat. I Noticed That The Tire Had A Big Crack And The Cords Were Visible. I Looked At It Closer And Noticed That There Were Cracks Halfway Around The Tire. I Looked At The Other 3 Tires And Noticed That They Had Cracks Also. The Tires Looked Liked They Were Very Old. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U110. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in SPRING GROVE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010528. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 28, 2003

Suspected Quality Issue Resulting In Premature Wear Of Front Driver’s Side Tire, Leading To Potentially Unsafe Driving/handling Situations.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in BRONX, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010518. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. DEALER’S NAME: ROCKLAND TOYOTA .

July 09, 2002

While Driving The Vehicle At 35mph, The Front Passenger Tire Blew Out. (size # P175/65r14) (dot # Unknown.) The Manufacturer Has Been Contacted. Please Provide Further Information. *ph Tires Were Rotated When The Oil Was Changed. Dealer Stated Tires Failed Due To Lack Of Rotation. On One Occasion, Consumer Thoroughly Checked The Tire Before Driving. Took Vehicle To The Dealer And They Found A Worm Nail After Looking For Over An Hour. Consumer Has The Tires. After The First Failure, The Consumer Contacted Went To Firestone For Replacement Tires. Firestone Stated They Could Another Tire And Get The Same Effect Since They Didn’t Have It In Stock. toyota Stated Differently And Nor Did They Have The Tire In Stock. After Days Of Threats, toyota Had The Same Exact Tire Available For The Consumer. *ph

Mileage was 33987 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U110. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20010301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOYOTA OF BLOOMFIELD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248 333 3300 .

Oct 22, 2003

This Is The 3rd Set Of Tires I Have Had To Put On The Car Due To Uneven Wear. I Only Have 48000 Miles On The Car. The Tires Wear As Though They Are Under Inflated, But I Am Careful To Be Sure That I Am Following The Manufacturers Recommendation For Tire Inflation. Since This Is The Only Tire Useable On This Car, I Am Very Disappointed In toyota‘s Response To The Problem. Since toyota Probably Gave The Specs To Bridgestone To Manufacture The Tire, It Is toyota‘s Responsibility To Assure That The Tire Was Designed To Be To Have A Normal Tread Life As Well As Help The Car Function Efficiently. It Is Really Tough To Have To Pay $80.00 A Tire And Have It Only Last 25000 Miles. Yes I Have Had The Dealer Servicing The Car And Rotating The Tires And The Alignment Is Fine. The Problem Is The Tire That toyota Requires To Be Used On The prius.

Mileage was 26000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U71D. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in CARY, NC. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 15, 2003

I Have Serious And Repeating Problems With Suspension/ Tires On My toyota prius 2001 Car (manufactured 06/01). Three Times The Front Tires Where Abnormally And Significantly Worn (during Approx 7,500 Miles) With, With Side And Top Scars Etc. toyota Already Changed The Tires Four Times But They Are Unable To Solve Problem. However, The Same Problem Is Likely Repeat Itself Again And Again, And Changing The Tires Is Not A Solution. I Do Not Like Driving On Such Dangerously Worn Tires; Moreover, It Is Against The Law To Drive On Tires In Such Condition). Car Was Regularly In Scheduled toyota Service (including Tires Rotation, Pressure Check Etc.).

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U210. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in GLENDALE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010712. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOYOTA OF GLENDALE .

Apr 29, 2005

Tires On Vehicle Are Coming Apart On The Inside Tread Line After Approximately 5,000 Miles Of Use. We Had One Crash Where Car Could Not Be Stopped In Time. Did Not Put The Crash Together With The Tire Problem Until Recently. *nm

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U710. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in ORMOND BEACH, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20010608. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: PENN TOYOTA .

July 11, 2002

My 2001 toyota prius Consistently Wore Out The Front Tires On The Inside Part Of The Tread, Not Easily Visible From The Street. The Tires Wore Down To The Cords In Less Than 10,000 Miles. My Wife Had An Accident Where She Could Not Stop The Car In Time To Avoid It. My Young Daughter Was In The Car At The Time. These Cars Are Still On The Road. I Complained To toyota But The Complaint Fell On Deaf Ears. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in ORMOND BEACH, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 11, 2006

2001 Toyota PRIUS problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota PRIUS, driving a 2001 Toyota PRIUS, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Tires problems and defects.

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