2009 Toyota PriusEnlarge Photo
Why it's on the list: Because every Prius from 2004 through 2009 is affected by at least one of these recalls
- Steering intermediate extension shaft may fail (12V537000, 669,705 2004-2009 Toyota Prius)
- Water pump may fail causing a vehicle stall (350,563 2004-2009 Toyota Prius)
Manufacturer's hotline: 800-331-4331
The Toyota Prius, and its hybrid components, have been remarkably trouble-free over more than a dozen years on the market, even as those earlier cars age. Yet this past year, Toyota introduced two significant safety-related recalls of concern to Prius owners for model years 2004 through 2009. One of them could lead to steering failure, and the other a sudden stall—so if you have an older Prius it's best that you check soon whether your vehicle is affected.