2005 Toyota Prius Overview

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4.65 stars

Based on 29 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

Overall User Score

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Based on 29 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

robdmccart
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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...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 hours ago)
ssarah77
0

Gas Pedal Or Engine Stalling Every Once In Awhile...common?

In the last two years my 2005 prius has stalled out randomly. When I turn it off and back on it starts working again. I am wondering if it might be an electrical connection problem or the actual eng...

21 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
fitztennis
0

Smart Key Not Functioning On 2005 Prius

My 2005 Prius was in a bodyshop for 6 weeks. Just got it back and smartkey not working - unable to start ignition or lock/unlock doors. Dealer wanted $40 - 80 to investigate, so I just spent $6 for n...

2,288 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
TeachB
0

Just Bought A 2005 Prius Three Days Ago. Tonight I Noticed That The Vehicle...

69 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)
LAH1790
0

2005 Prius Will Not Start After Replacing 12v Battery.

My 2005 Prius would not start Monday morning so I was able to jump start it that to get to work. I knew at that point I was going to need to replace the 12v battery ASAP. That evening after getting ...

1,388 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 months ago)