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 for sale

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2008 Toyota Prius Touring

$8,950

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 168952 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Touring

$11,989

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 106724 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Crystal Lake, IL
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Base

$9,389

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 156483 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fairfield, OH
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Touring

$14,550

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 50006 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Smithtown, NY
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Base

$10,898

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 123458 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Matteson, IL
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius

$12,495
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2008 TOYOTA PRIUS

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 54931 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius

$14,888
Price Reduced

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 32945 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Touring

$16,452

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 74463 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Base

$12,771
Price Reduced

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 69664 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Gainesville, GA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius

$15,900

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 62000 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Little Rock, AR
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius

$11,995

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 94985 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Westminster, CA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Touring

$13,500

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 55187 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fair Lawn, NJ
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius

$11,495

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 113788 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Marietta, GA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius

$11,955

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 91685 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Woodbridge, VA
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy

2008 Toyota Prius Touring

$10,488

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 90977 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lauderdale Lakes, FL
  • MPG: 48 City / 45 Hwy
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