2005 Toyota Prius Overview

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4.65 stars

Based on 31 reviews

Judy's White Wonder by Bob
 — What can I say - This car is GREAT. Judy had been reduced to driving my Jetta after the reliability of the MB became an issue. She returned home from work on a Friday one day in August of 2005 and h... Read More
Judy's White Wonder by Bob
 — What can I say - This car is GREAT. Judy had been reduced to driving my Jetta after the reliability of the MB became an issue. She returned home from work on a Friday one day in August of 2005 and h... Read More
Reliable, Fuel Efficient, Great Performance by YY
 — We love this car. It takes some time to get used to when it stops at traffic lights - quiet and no engine running movement. People often can't hear you driving behind them or backing up in the parki... Read More

2005 Toyota Prius Overview

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Based on 31 reviews

2005 Toyota Prius

The popularity of the 2004 model led to few changes for the 2005 Toyota Prius. Toyota furthered the success of this new engine type by repurposing the engine for a hybrid Lexus, the RX400h.

The Prius ran into a minor setback in 2005 when its cars started stalling at speeds upwards of 45 miles per hour. The cars would still run on battery power, but lost speed rapidly, making for a potentially deadly situation for the car and its passengers. 33 cases were reported, and a programming error that had been fixed in a prior recall was cited as the root cause of the problem.

107,897 Priuses were sold in the US in 2005.

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Toyota Prius Questions

fbahr3
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2005 Prius Smart Key Locks/unlock Doors But It Must Be In Slot To Start Car...

Battery in remote replaced with new one, but still the same problem. It is a smart key with the silver logo. It worked originally but stopped working after the smart key remote battery died. With n...

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GinnyOC
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Steering Wheel Controls.

2005 Prius. Climate controls on lower right hand of steering wheel stopped working. Is there a fuse for these? Wiring?

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wallevich
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Odd (seemingly) Battery Behavior

I had the hybrid battery replaced about a month ago, and lately I've noticed what strikes me as odd happenings. The mpg has dipped, and the gas engine seems to come on more frequently while the car ...

25 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
vaprius
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When My Car Is Turned Off And Parked, I Notice A Flashing Signal On The Das...

141 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
robdmccart
5

My 2005 Prius Key Fob Has Started Eating Batteries, Why?

I can't see any stuck buttons, but have had to replace fob batteries twice in the last month and a half. At first I thought I just got a bad battery, but I purchased another battery from a different...

81 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 months ago)