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Safety Ratings
2008 Toyota Prius
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls4
Number of Complaints891
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 Toyota Prius vehicles

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V537000

Component Name: STEERING

Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

Defect: Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall began during December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V537000

Component Name: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

Defect: Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall began during December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V536000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.

Defect: The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V536000

Component Name: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.

Defect: The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (2/3/2010)  

Campaign Number: 10V036000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Description: SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Defect: A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD for sale

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2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$11,977

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 98243 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lawton, OK
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$12,888

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 111209 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sanford, NC
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$12,994

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 64013 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Placerville, CA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$15,000

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 80228 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Henderson, NV
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$9,991

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 109690 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Stafford, VA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$13,995

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 89236 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Westminster, CA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$12,000

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 92264 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Centennial, CO
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

New Listing
$13,000

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 67971 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Centennial, CO
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$12,000

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 97058 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Simi Valley, CA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$11,995

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 86930 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$9,888

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 195749 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$10,890

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 95049 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Orangeburg, SC
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$15,590

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 44111 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Vancouver, WA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

$10,950

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 132241 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Port Angeles, WA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Standard

New Listing
$12,558

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS STANDARD

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 52392 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Somersworth, NH
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy
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