Air conditioning system has gone bad in it three times. First two were covered by warranty, and the last was after the warranty was out. This cost $1200.00 to fix.
The right headlamp has gone bad twice. The first time was covered by warranty, then the second was not. This was a cost of just over $1000.00. Imagine that, a thousand dollars for a headlamp assembly.
Right tail light wire harness shorted out. After warranty this was $850.00 to fix. WOW! $850 for a few feet of #14 stranded wire with a plug on both ends.
I'm saving the best for last.
The whole braking system has now died at 117,000 miles. My local Toyota dealer says that it needs two new relays and a brake system actuator to resolve the brake trouble codes. Since it is out of warranty, this will come to a total of $3500.00. OMG!!! I wonder if the new actuator that they plan to install in my car is made of 24K gold and diamonds. How can a problem like this cost $3500.00.
I took the Prius to Just Brakes and they told me that there is nothing they can do. The Prius requires a special computer system to diagnose and fix any problems with the Prius. Neither they nor any other shop could do anything for me. I would have to take it into a Toyota dealer to repair.
The reason they are charging me $3500.00 to repair my brakes is because they can. No one else can do it. They have that market cornered. That's dirty business man. Solution for owning a Prius is when the warranty is about to go out. SELL IT QUICK...