Is the plastic shield on my 2007 prius under the front bumper necessary?

prius1
0

Asked by Sep 05, 2012 at 10:07 AM about the 2007 Toyota Prius

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The shield dropped down and was dragging on the ground -- 5 of the 9 screw holes have ripped out.  Is it
dangerous to drive the prius without this shield?

3 Answers

Tom Demyan
165,415

It's not dangerous to drive without it, but I would find another way to secure the shield and reinstall in the near future.

drawz
10

If u dont find a way to keep it up dirt and all kinds of things can get up there best to fix it zipties or something like that

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Goodwrench707
4,995

Is it a shield, or is it a thin strip air dam? The shields under the engine prevent water a debris from fouling the belts and the engine. The thin black strip directly under the bumper is for aerodynamics at upper speeds, and also can help direct airflow into the radiator. In either case, I would try to re-attach it. Then,.... be careful when pulling up to parking blocks in parking lots. It probably got damaged when it scraped one there. You pull in, hear the crunch, and then back away. By this time the damage is done. These old blocks were designed ages ago for high riding older vehicles. It's a shame that nobody has updated these things to the lower clearances of newer vehicles.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Prius
Looking for a Used Prius in your area?
CarGurus has 16,511 nationwide Prius listings starting at $1,750.
ZIP:

Search Toyota Prius Questions

Toyota Prius Experts

#1 raae
raae
Reputation 510
#2 TupeloMS
TupeloMS
Reputation 370
#3 jrdregs
jrdregs
Reputation 280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
996 Great Deals out of 76,494 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic"
557 Great Deals out of 60,489 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Corolla"
833 Great Deals out of 75,093 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord"
661 Great Deals out of 72,275 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota RAV4"
517 Great Deals out of 39,222 listings starting at $1,850
Used Honda CR-V"
651 Great Deals out of 62,138 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Fit"
111 Great Deals out of 12,688 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Focus"
832 Great Deals out of 79,218 listings starting at $650
Used Toyota Yaris"
87 Great Deals out of 4,608 listings starting at $2,470
Used Nissan Altima"
876 Great Deals out of 84,755 listings starting at $950
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
340 Great Deals out of 30,713 listings starting at $650

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Toyota Prius For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 3,683 listings starting at $15,589
2014 Toyota Prius For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 947 listings starting at $11,999
2013 Toyota Prius For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,473 listings starting at $10,800
2012 Toyota Prius For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,314 listings starting at $7,700