2008 Toyota Prius Recalls & Reliability
There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLINGRecall Date: 11/14/2012
STEERINGRecall Date: 11/14/2012
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDALRecall Date: 10/05/2009
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELSRecall Date: 10/01/2009
Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.
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1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.
- Among The Best
- Better Than Most
- About Average
- The Rest
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Toyota provides a basic warranty for the first three years or 36,000 miles. The 2008 Prius also has a powertrain warranty for five years or 60,000 miles and corrosion protection for the first five years, regardless of mileage. Potential buyers should be aware of the reliability concerns unique to hybrid vehicles -- even after eight years on the road, the technology is new and constantly evolving. As a partial firewall against this possibility, Prius warrantees cover many components of the hybrid drivetrain for eight years or 100,000 miles.
- In naming the Prius its 2008 Top Pick among Green Cars, Consumer Reports said "the Prius has been very reliable."
- I've returned to the Toyota Prius four years after my initial review, and it's still more than viable despite its age and all the other hybrid models that have come since -- including a hybrid Camry. Its excellent reliability certainly hasn't hurt." -- Cars.com
- "So far, it seems Toyota's reputation for reliability and durability is holding true for the Prius. Early concerns about long-term durability have turned out to be mostly unfounded. However, potential buyers of a used Prius should take extra care during the research process. As the Toyota Prius is quite complex, future repairs and part replacements, though rare, could be quite expensive." -- Edmunds
- "It also carries the Toyota promise of a long and trouble free life at a reasonable price point." -- MarketWatch
Warranty information last updated: 2/18/09