2002 Toyota PRIUS Engine And Engine Cooling problems & defects.

Toyota PRIUS Engine And Engine Cooling problems : 4.

After Parking Vehicle And Returning Back To It Later Vehicle Started Up, But Then Stalled. After Stalling Vehicle Did Not Restart Until The Next Day. Dealer Has Examined The Vehicle Five Times And Was Not Able To Resolve The Problem. Also, Gas Tank And Steering Links Had Been Replaced. *ak *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 27000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U620. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in ZEBULON, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020115. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. DEALER’S NAME: TOYOTA OF DURHAM . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 919-493-5599 . DEALER’S CITY: DURHAM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 27707-2386.

Apr 15, 2003

On May 4th, 2008, At Or Around 12:30 Pm, I Was Driving My 2002 toyota prius Normally. The Hybrid System Gave Me A Trouble Light Prior To Leaving An Auto Parts Store Parking Lot; However, I Attributed The Warning Light To A Recently Replaced Charcoal Canister And Dismissed The Warning Light, Believing It To Be Related To The Recently Replaced Part. I Left The Parking Lot And Proceeded On To My Destination, Which Was My House, About 2 Miles Away From The Store. Without Warning, And Safely On A Street With Little Traffic, As I Was Driving Up A Slight Incline, The engine Failed To Start. The Hybrid System Is Designed To Run Primarily On The Electric Motor Driving The Wheels And Use The Internal Combustion engine (ice) For Added Power When The Electric Motors Do Not Provide Enough Power. However, In My Situation, The Car Needed More Power, And The engine Failed To Start. I Tried Multiple Times To Get The engine To Start By Cycling The Gas Pedal, But To No Avail – The Ice Still Would Not Start. I Had To Pull The Car Over, Shut It Off, And Restart The Car To Get The Ice Running Again. Normally I Would Not Be This Concerned About This Problem, But Had This Issue Occurred In Heavy Traffic, The Car Would Have Been A Hazard To The Occupants As Well As Other Drivers On The Road – The Loss Of The Ice In A Critical Situation Could Lead To An Automobile Accident, Especially If Ice Power Is Lost At A Critical Time, Such As Accelerating Onto A Busy Freeway. Because Of This Potential Safety Issue It Is My Belief That Any Year Or Model Of The toyota prius Is Unsafe To Drive On The Road As The Ice Can Be Unreliable, Which Could Potentially Lead To Automobile Accidents. I Did Not Take The Car To Be Repaired Nor Did I Attempt To Resolve The Issue; On May 5th, I Traded The prius In For A Different Vehicle. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U320. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in OPELIKA, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

May 04, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2002 toyota prius. The Contact Stated That The Brake Indicator On The Instrument Panel Remains Illuminated, Regardless If The Brakes Are Engaged Or Not. The Vehicle Has Been To The Dealer Three Times And They Discovered A Leak In The Brakes. Brake Fluid Was Added To Remedy The Failure, But The Indicator Illuminated Again A Few Days Later. The Vehicle Was Taken Back To The Dealer And They Informed Him Not To Worry About The Failure. There Was No Attempt To Repair The Failure. Weeks Later, The Contact Took The Vehicle Back To The Dealer And They Discovered That The Brake Activator Failed. The Vehicle Was Out Of Warranty; Therefore, The Contact Would Be Responsible For The Repairs. He Refused To Pay For The Repairs And The Manufacturer Will Not Assume Responsibility. In Addition, The Check engine Lamp In The Vehicle Has Also Illuminated. The Dealer Stated That They Would Have To Replace The Fuel Tank, But Was Unsure If That Would Permanently Remedy The Issue. Both Of The Defects Have Not Yet Been Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 100,000 And Current Mileage Was 120,000. Updated 3/11/09 *cn Updated 03/16/09. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U920. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in RIO RANCHO, NM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: AMERICAN TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 505-823-4440 . DEALER’S CITY: ALBUQUERQUE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NM. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 87113 .

Aug 01, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2002 toyota prius. The Contact Stated That Upon Starting, The Vehicle Jerked Forward. In Addition, While Attempting To Stop At A Stop Sign, The Contact Depressed The Brake Pedal But The Vehicle Hesitated To Stop. The Failure Occurred On An Intermittent Basis. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic And An Authorized Dealer For Diagnostics. The Technicians Were Unable To Duplicate The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 33,000. .. Updated 09/15/11 *bf The Consumer Stated He/she Took The Vehicle To The Dealer Auto Shop On August 2, 2011 For The Replacement Of The Electric Power Steering Pinion Shaft Nuts. They Adjusted The Gear, Accelerator And Steering. However, The Problem Still Exists. The Vehicle Accelerates And Moves Forward As Soon As The Consumer Starts It. Updated 10/03/11

Mileage was 33000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U920. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in EAST MEADOW, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20030105. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WESTBURY TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-333-3100 . DEALER’S CITY: WESTBURY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 11590 .

Dec 15, 2009

2002 Toyota PRIUS problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota PRIUS, driving a 2002 Toyota PRIUS, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Engine And Engine Cooling problems and defects.

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