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A gasoline-electric hybrid car produced by Toyota since 1997. The first generation (1997-2002) was a sedan, the second generation (2003-2009) was a hatchback, and the third generation onward included production of the larger Prius hatchback, smaller Aqua/Prius c hatchback, and Prius V/Prius+ wagon.

The Prius is a socially polarizing vehicle. As the first successful mass-market gasoline-electric hybrid it has become an icon of environmentalists, and ownership became a statement of principle among environmentally-conscious celebrities. However, it has also been derided harshly by many for its odd shape & styling, boring driving experience, and for the types of customers it attracted in its early years.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
The 2001 Prius was #3 on USA Today's "25 cars that made a difference" list (Cars, trucks with impact, 2007)
2005 Consumer Reports Top Pick for the Green Car category

Quotes

"Have you ever smiled in a Prius?" "No." - Question by Rutledge Wood, answer by Adam Ferrara (Top Gear, Season 1 Episode 7)
"Jeep drivers have a special wave they do when they pass each other in traffic. We Toyota Prius drivers do something similar... we pull over and suck each others’ dicks." - John Dick Winters

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Toyota Prius page on 22 March 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Toyota Prius (/ˈpriːəs/) is a full hybrid electric automobile developed by Toyota and manufactured by the company since 1997. Initially offered as a 4-door sedan, it has been produced only as a 5-door hatchback since 2003.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB) rate the Prius as among the cleanest vehicles sold in the United States based on smog-forming emissions. The 2016 model year Prius Eco ranks as the all-time most fuel efficient gasoline-powered car available in the US without plug-in capability.

The Prius first went on sale in Japan in 1997, and was available at all four Toyota Japan dealerships, making it the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. It was subsequently introduced worldwide in 2000. The Prius is sold in over 90 markets, with Japan and the United States being its largest markets. Global cumulative Prius liftback sales reached the milestone 1 million vehicle mark in May 2008, 2 million in September 2010, and passed the 3 million mark in June 2013. Cumulative sales of one million were achieved in the U.S. by early April 2011, and Japan reached the 1 million mark in August 2011. As of January 2017, the Prius liftback is the world's top selling hybrid car with almost 4 million units sold.

In 2011, Toyota expanded the Prius family to include the Prius v, an extended hatchback wagon, and the Prius c, a subcompact hatchback. The production version of the Prius plug-in hybrid was released in 2012. The second generation of the plug-in variant, the Prius Prime, was released in the U.S. in November 2016. The Prime achieved the highest miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating in all-electric mode of any vehicle rated by EPA with an internal combustion engine. Global sales of the Prius c variant passed the one million mark during the first half of 2015. The Prius family totaled global cumulative sales of 6.1 million units in January 2017, representing 61% of the 10 million hybrids sold worldwide by Toyota since 1997.

Etymology and terminology

Prius is a Latin word meaning "first", "original", "superior" or "to go before".

In February 2011, Toyota asked the public to decide on what the most proper plural form of Prius should be, with choices including Prien, Prii, Prium, Prius, or Priuses. The company said it would "use the most popular choice in its advertising" and on 20 February announced that "Prii" was the most popular choice, and the new official plural designation. In Latin prius is the neuter singular of the comparative form (prior, prior, prius) of an adjective with only comparative and superlative (the superlative being primus, prima, primum). Consequently, like all third declension words, the plural in Latin was priora (cf. Latin declension) which was used by the Lada Priora in 2007.

Despite the "official" plural form used by Toyota, "Priuses" remains good English, and is the more frequently used plural form.

Beginning in September 2011, Toyota USA began using the following names to differentiate the original Prius from some newer members of the Prius family: the standard Prius became the Prius Liftback, the Prius v (known as the Prius α in Japan, and Prius + in Europe), the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and the Prius c (called Toyota Aqua in Japan).

First generation (XW10; 1997–2003)

In 1995, Toyota debuted a hybrid concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show, with testing following a year later. The first Prius, model NHW10, went on sale on 10 December 1997. It was available only in Japan, though it has been imported privately to at least the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

The first generation Prius, at its launch, became the world's first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car. At its introduction in 1997, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award, and in 1998, it won the Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference Car of the Year award in Japan.

UK sales of the first generation Prius began on 19 October 2000.

Production commenced in December 1997 at the Takaoka plant in Toyota, Aichi, ending in February 2000 after cumulative production of 37,425 vehicles. Production recommenced in May 2000 at the Motomachi plant in the same area, before XW10 manufacture ended in June 2003 after a further 33,411 vehicles had been produced.

The NHW10 Prius styling originated from California designers, who were selected over competing designs from other Toyota design studios.

In the United States, the NHW11 was the first Prius to be sold. The Prius was marketed between the smaller Corolla and the larger Camry. The published retail price of the car was US$19,995. The NHW11 Prius became more powerful partly to satisfy the higher speeds and longer distances that Americans drive. Air conditioning and electric power steering were standard equipment. The vehicle was the second mass-produced hybrid on the American market, after the two-seat Honda Insight. While the larger Prius could seat five, its battery pack restricted cargo space. The Prius was offered in US in three trim packages: Standard, Base and Touring.

The US EPA (CARB) classified the car with an air pollution score of 3 out of 10 as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV). Prius owners were eligible for up to a US$2,000 federal tax deduction from their gross income. In contrast with the NW10, Toyota executives stated that the company broke even financially on sales of the NHW11 Prius.

European sales began in September 2000. The official launch of the Prius in Australia occurred at the October 2001 Sydney Motor Show, although sales were slow until the NHW20 (XW20) model arrived. Toyota sold about 123,000 first generation Priuses.

Second generation (XW20; 2003–2009)

Presented at the April 2003 New York International Auto Show, for the 2004 US model year, the Prius was completely redesigned. It became a mid-size liftback, sized between the Corolla and the Camry, with redistributed mechanical and interior space significantly increasing rear-seat legroom and luggage room. The new Prius is even more environmentally friendly than the previous model (according to the EPA), and is 6 inches (150 mm) longer than the previous version. Its more aerodynamic Kammback body balances length and wind resistance, resulting in a drag coefficient of Cd=0.26. The development effort, led by chief engineer Shigeyuki Hori, led to 530 patents for the vehicle.

Production commenced in August 2003 at the Tsutsumi plant in Toyota, Aichi, supplemented in October 2004 with the Fujimatsu plant at Kariya, Aichi.

The Prius uses an all-electric A/C compressor for cooling, an industry first. Combined with a smaller and lighter NiMH battery, the XW20 is more powerful and more efficient than the XW10. In the US, the battery pack of 2004 and later models is warranted for 150,000 miles (240,000 km) or 10 years in states that have adopted the stricter California emissions control standards, and 100,000 miles (160,000 km) or 8 years elsewhere. The warranty for hybrid components is 100,000 miles (160,000 km) or 8 years.

It is classified as a SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) and is certified by California Air Resources Board as an "Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle" (AT-PZEV).

From 2005 to 2009, the second generation Prius had been built by FAW-Toyota in the city of Changchun for the Chinese market. It was reported that a total of 2,152 Priuses were sold in 2006 and 414 in 2007. The relatively low sales was blamed on high price, about US$15,000 higher than the equivalent in Japan or the US, caused by high duties on imported parts. In early March 2008, Toyota cut the price of Prius by up to eight percent or US$3,000 to CN¥259,800 (US$36,500). It was thought that the sales dropped as a result of both a lack of acceptance and increased competition. The Honda Civic Hybrid was exported to China from 2007. Toyota sold about 1,192,000-second generation Priuses worldwide.

Third generation (XW30; 2009–2015)

Toyota debuted the new Prius (2010 US model year) at the January 2009 North American International Auto Show, and sales began in Japan on 18 May 2009. Toyota cut the price of the Prius from ¥2.331 million to ¥2.05 million to better compete with the Honda Insight, leading some to wonder whether increased sales of the Prius might come at the expense of sales of other vehicles with higher margins. Competition from lower priced hybrids, such as the Honda Insight, also made it difficult for Toyota to capitalize on the Prius's success. As of June 2013, Toyota has sold about 1,688,000 third-generation Priuses worldwide.

At its introduction in 2009, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award for the second time.

Its new body design is more aerodynamic, with a reduced drag coefficient of Cd=0.25. This figure is disputed by General Motors which found the value for the model with 17-inch wheels to be around 0.30 based on tests in GM, Ford, and Chrysler wind tunnels. Car & Driver measured the third generation Prius at 0.26 in a privately arranged five-way wind-tunnel test of comparable cars. An underbody rear fin helps stabilize the vehicle at higher speeds. The roof has a special design of a double wave to keep down the air resistance—but this design is not present on the solar roof model.

The estimated fuel-efficiency rating, using the US EPA combined cycle, is 50 mpg‑US (4.7 L/100 km; 60 mpg‑imp). The Prius was the most efficient car powered by liquid fuel available in the US in 2009, based on the official rating. Only the first-generation Honda Insight (2000–2006) equipped with a manual transmission attained a lower fuel consumption rate. The official UK fuel efficiency data for the Prius T3 is Urban 72.4 mpg‑imp (3.90 L/100 km; 60.3 mpg‑US), Extra Urban 76.4 mpg‑imp (3.70 L/100 km; 63.6 mpg‑US), Combined 72.4 mpg‑imp (3.90 L/100 km; 60.3 mpg‑US).

The 1.8-liter gasoline engine (previously 1.5 liters) generates 98 hp (73 kW), and with the added power of the electric motor generates a total of 134 hp (100 kW) (previously 110 hp or 82 kW). The larger engine displacement allows for increased torque, reducing engine speeds (RPM), which improves fuel economy at highway speeds. Thanks to its electric water pump, the Prius engine is the first consumer automotive production engine that requires no accessory belts, which also further improves its fuel economy. The electric motors and other components of the hybrid powertrain are also smaller and more efficient than the industry average. Toyota estimates the new inverter, motor and transaxle are 20 percent lighter.

Fourth generation (XW50; 2015–present)

The fourth generation Prius was first shown during September 2015 in Las Vegas, and was released for retail customers in Japan in December 2015. The launch in North American market occurred in January 2016, and February in Europe. Toyota expected to sell 12,000 fourth generation Prius cars a month in Japan, and to reach annual sales between 300,000 and 350,000 units.

In August 2013, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso, who was chief engineer for the Prius line, announced some of the improvements and key features of the next generation Prius. The next Prius is the first vehicle to use the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform, which provides a lower center of gravity and increased structural rigidity. These features, along with other improvements allow for gains in ride-and-handling, agility and aerodynamics. The improved aerodynamics contribute to an all-new exterior design, which includes a roomier interior. Ogiso also explained that the next-generation Prius plug-in hybrid, the Prius Prime, was developed in parallel with the standard Prius model.

The fourth generation Prius has stirred controversy over the style and cohesion of its exterior design, with analysis from critics contending that the excessively angular headlamps and unnecessary creases in the bodywork has created a haphazard design, that falls into the trap of equating aggressiveness with sportiness.

The fourth-generation Prius is designed to deliver significantly improved fuel economy in a more compact package that is lighter in weight and lower in cost. These objectives were achieved through the development of a new generation of powertrains with significant advances in battery, electric motor and gasoline engine technologies. It features improved batteries with higher energy density; smaller electric motors, with higher power density than the previous Prius motors; and the gasoline engine features a thermal efficiency greater than 40% (that of the third-generation Prius is 38.5%). The Prius fuel economy has improved on average by about 10% each generation, and Toyota has set the challenge to continue to improve at this rate.


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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
March 2001On-scene Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
2001 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,356KB - 27 pages
March 2001On-scene Investigation / Vehicle versus Power Pole
2001 Toyota Prius Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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-1,443KB - 19 pages
August 2002On-scene Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
2002 Toyota Prius four-door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 2,193KB - 25 pages
28 August 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity
2003 Toyota Prius, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 3.1MB - 40 pages
April 2004Calspan Remote Alternative Fuel Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 343KB - 12 pages
May 2004Calspan Remote Alternative Fuel Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 384KB - 13 pages
3 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
2004 Toyota Prius HSD, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 8.3MB - 79 pages
14 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 103: Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems
2004 Toyota Prius, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 2.0MB - 33 pages
14 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 104: Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems
2004 Toyota Prius, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 594KB - 29 pages
14 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214S: Side Impact Protection (Static)
2004 Toyota Prius, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 946KB - 56 pages
15 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110: Tire Selection and Rims
2004 Toyota Prius, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 10.8MB - 56 pages
May 2005Calspan On-Site Alternative Fuel Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 165KB - 13 pages
July 2005Gas/Electric Hybrid Vehicle Investigation/Vehicle to Vehicle
2005 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 3,113KB - 21 pages
March 2007Unintended Acceleration/Hybrid ODI Vehicle Investigation / Vehicle to Object
2005 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 5,307KB - 16 pages
7 June 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301R: Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact
2007 Toyota Prius Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 7.7MB - 61 pages
4 September 2007Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity; FMVSS 305, Electrolyte Spillage & Electrical Shock Protection
2007 Toyota Prius Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 17.7MB - 336 pages
June 2008On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
2005 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 3,464KB - 18 pages
July 2008Calspan On-Site Alternative Fuel Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,466KB - 15 pages
September 2008Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
2007 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,418KB - 12 pages
October 2008On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2006 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,132KB - 12 pages
December 2008Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
2008 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,364KB - 13 pages
January 2009Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Prius Hatchback
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 353KB - 15 pages
January 2009On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
2007 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,043KB - 15 pages
April 2009Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 464KB - 13 pages
June 2009Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,197KB - 24 pages
July 2009Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 465KB - 13 pages
August 2009Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2010 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 512KB - 15 pages
November 2009On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
2008 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,016KB - 15 pages
9 June 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2010 Toyota Prius 4-Door Hatchback
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 6.8MB - 167 pages
July 2010On-Site Other Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2009 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,103KB - 13 pages
October 2010On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2002 Toyota Prius Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,850KB - 36 pages
December 2010On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2010 Toyota Prius
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,884KB - 19 pages
23 December 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 202a: "Head Restraints"
2010 Toyota Prius 4-Door Hatchback
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 2.5MB - 85 pages
23 March 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 118: Power-Operated Window, Partition, And Roof Panel Systems
2011 Toyota Prius, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 10.6MB - 49 pages
18 April 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 114: Theft Protection
2011 Toyota Prius, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 3.3MB - 27 pages
1 June 2011'01-'03 Toyota Prius Power Steering Gear Part 573, Defect Information Report
From: Vinnie Venugopal, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 255KB - 4 pages
1 June 2011NHTSA Recall 11V304000
2001-2003 Toyota Prius
Steering:Electric Power Assist System
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
1 June 2011Safety Recall B0G – Preliminary Notice 2001 through 2003 Model Year Prius Vehicles – Electric Power Steering (EPS) Pinion Shaft Nuts
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 229KB - 4 pages
2 June 2011Electric Power Steering System
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Vinnie Venugopal, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 28KB - 3 pages
30 June 2011Safety Recall B0G – Remedy Notice 2001 to 2003 Model Year Prius Vehicles Replacement of Electric Power Steering (EPS) Pinion Shaft Nuts
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 10.9MB - 47 pages
8 July 20112001 – 2003 Model Year Prius Vehicles Replacement of Electric Power Steering (EPS) Pinion Shaft Nuts SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 235KB - 2 pages
31 August 2011Toyota Safety Recall 11V-304 – Updated Remedy Instructions
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 4.6MB - 37 pages
11 October 2011Quarterly Report - September 30, 2011
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 43KB - 2 pages
26 January 2012Quarterly Report - December 31, 2011
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 149KB - 2 pages
15 February 20122001 – 2003 Model Year Prius Vehicles; Replacement of Electric Power Steering (EPS) Pinion Shaft Nuts SAFETY RECALL FOLLOW-UP NOTICE
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 227KB - 2 pages
22 February 2012Toyota Safety Recalls 09V-332, 09V-388, 10V-023, 10V-345, 10V-499, 11V-304 and 11V-115 Dealer Notification Letter for Owner Follow-Up Notice

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 295KB - 3 pages
April 2012Quarterly Report- March 31, 2012

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 30KB - 2 pages
30 July 2012Quarterly Report - June 30, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 461KB - 2 pages
31 August 2012Owner Renotification of Non-Completed Safety Recalls and Campaigns
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 980KB - 2 pages
30 October 2012Quarterly Report - September 30, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 115KB - 2 pages
14 November 2012Certain Toyota Prius and FCHV-adv Vehicles Water Pump Part 573, Defect Information Report
From: Vinnie Venugopal, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

PDF
- 1.8MB - 5 pages
14 November 2012Certain Toyota Prius Steering Intermediate Extension Shaft Assembly Part 573, Defect Information Report
Vinnie Venugopal, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

PDF
- 1.5MB - 5 pages
14 November 2012NHTSA Recall 12V536000
2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2009-2011 Toyota FCHV-adv
Engine and Engine Cooling
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
14 November 2012NHTSA Recall 12V537000
2004-2009 Toyota Prius
Steering
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
14 November 2012Steering Intermediate Extension Shaft may Fail
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Vinnie Venugopal, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

PDF
- 133KB - 2 pages
14 November 2012Water Pump may Fail Causing a Vehicle Stall
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Vinnie Venugopal, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 95KB - 2 pages
16 November 2012Toyota Safety Recall 12V-537 – Preliminary Dealer Notification
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 963KB - 8 pages
11 December 2012Toyota Safety Recalls 12V-536 (C0U) and 12V-537 (C0T), Dealer and Owner Notification Schedules
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 25KB - 3 pages
17 December 2012Toyota Safety Recall 12V-536 – Dealer Notification - Interim
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 397KB - 13 pages
17 December 2012Toyota Safety Recall 12V-537 –Dealer Notification Remedy Phase 1, Interim Phase 2
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 2.6MB - 33 pages
20 December 2012Toyota Safety Recall 12V-536 Owner Notification - Interim
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 490KB - 3 pages
20 December 2012Toyota Safety Recall 12V-537 Owner Notification
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 911KB - 2 pages
20 December 2012Toyota Safety Recall 12V-537 Owner Notification
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 911KB - 3 pages
January 2013QUARTERLY REPORT ON NOTIFICATION CAMPAIGN - PART 573.7 (b)
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 16KB - 1 page
17 January 2013Toyota Safety Recall 12V-536 Owner Notification - Remedy
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 911KB - 2 pages
17 January 2013Toyota Safety Recall 12V-537 Owner Notification - Remedy
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 911KB - 2 pages
23 January 2013Toyota Safety Recall 12V-536 – Dealer Notification - Remedy
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 2.4MB - 20 pages
23 January 2013Toyota Safety Recall 12V-537 – Dealer Notification Remedy Phase 2
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 3.4MB - 24 pages
24 January 2013Quarterly Report - December 31, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 79KB - 2 pages
29 January 2013Toyota Safety Recalls 09V-023, 09V-031, 10V-160, 11V-112, 11V-304 and 11V-342 Dealer Notification Letter for Owner Follow-Up Notice
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 162KB - 3 pages
29 January 2013Toyota Safety Recalls 09V-023, 09V-031, 10V-160, 11V-112, 11V-304 and 11V-342 Dealer Notification Letter for Owner Follow-Up Notice
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 111KB - 3 pages
4 February 2013Toyota Safety Recalls 09V-023, 09V-031, 10V-160, 11V-112, 11V-304 and 11V-342 Follow-Up Owner Notification Letter
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

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- 886KB - 3 pages
22 April 2013Quarterly Report – March 31, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 23KB - 2 pages
22 April 2013Quarterly Report – March 31, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 23KB - 2 pages
24 July 2013Quarterly Report - June 30, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 115KB - 2 pages
24 July 2013Quarterly Report - June 30, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 186KB - 2 pages
31 October 2013Quarterly Report - September 30, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 31KB - 2 pages
31 October 2013Quarterly Report - September 30, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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31 January 2014Quarterly Report - December 31, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 28KB - 2 pages
31 January 2014Quarterly Report - December 31, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V536000

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- 28KB - 2 pages
31 March 2014Toyota Safety Recalls Dealer Notification Letter for Owner Follow-Up Notice
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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30 April 2014Quarterly Report - March 31, 2014
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30 April 2014Quarterly Report - March 31, 2014
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1 August 2014Quarterly Report - June 30, 2014
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2012 Toyota Prius C in Habanero Orange 2012 C in Habanero Orange
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
13 January 2001Toyota Prius Delights Owner John Birchard, VOA News
17 December 2003Hybrid Cars Gain Wider Consumer Acceptance John Birchard, VOA News
19 June 2006IRS Announces Tax Credits For Toyota PriusRichard A. Chapo
17 August 20062007 Toyota Prius Hybrid Gets Price IncreaseTracy Dawson
18 August 2006Victory of Toyota Prius, TheMark Clarkson
22 August 20062007 Toyota Prius Gets New Touring EditionTom Bailey
24 April 2007A Prius StoryJan Eyerman
5 July 2007Why Is Prius The Much-Loved Toyota?Anthony Fontanelle
27 July 2007Cal To Road-Test Toyota Plug-In HybridAnthony Fontanelle
18 December 2007Prius Reach Ten Year MarkAnthony Fontanelle
8 July 2008Solarzellen für Toyotas Hybrid-Modell „Prius“ Wikinews
28 November 2009An Algae Powered Prius>Ezra Drissman
3 September 20092010 Toyota Prius: New Generation HybridJames Flammang
8 January 2010Tojotin hibrid najprodavaniji u Japanu Викивести
5 February 2010Toyota poised to recall 270,000 Prius vehiclesWikinews
23 April 2011Fleet And Personal Car Reviews-An Unbiased Review Of The Toyota Prius Plug In HybridJackie De Burca
4 November 2012Top Cars For 2012Steven Pierce
31 July 2014Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP13-002Nancy Lummen Lewis
19 August 2015Toyota Prius fun facts ahead of the all-new 2016 reveal John Goreham




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