Prius v reliability - help us provide better information

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  1. mkaresh

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    I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that made the differences between cars clearer. So a few years ago I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now updates actual repair frequencies, not just dots, four times a year, to track cars closely as they age.

    Thanks to the help of this forum, for which I'm very grateful, we've been providing reliability stats for the regular Prius for years now. I'd love to do the same for the Prius v, just a matter of how soon enough owners get involved.

    Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, following the end of each quarter.

    To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Prius v, for free. I'll share results for the Prius v in this thread after each update.

    For the details, and to sign up to help out:

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    We have an initial reliability stat for the 2012 Prius v based on owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

    With a reported repair frequency of 16 repair trips per 100 cars per year, it's better than average. The sample size was a single car short of the minimum.

    We'll have further updates in February and May. The more owners participate, the better this information will be.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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    We have an updated reliability stat for the 2012 Prius v based on owner experiences through December 31, 2012.

    The reported repair frequency, of 17 repair trips per 100 cars per year, has been low.

    Thank you, again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. The more owners participate, the better this information will be.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2012 Prius v: 13, low

    We'll have further updates in August and in November.

    For the details, including the descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low, small sample size
    2012 Prius v: 8, low

    We'll have further updates in November and February.

    To view competitors' scores and descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low, small sample size
    2012 Prius v: 10, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2012 Prius v: 93, < 1

    We'll have further updates in February and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 6, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2012 Prius v: 94, < 1

    We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

    To see the repairs behind these stats, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    Our reliability stats for the Prius v now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 6, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2012 Prius v: 94, < 1

    Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.

    For a deeper dive, including the stats for other cars and repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 15, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2013 Prius v: 100, < 1
    2012 Prius v: 93, 3

    Next updates in November and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

    For repair descriptions, the stats of other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 19, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2013 Prius v: 100, < 1
    2012 Prius v: 85, < 1

    Additional participants always helpful. Especially need more 2014s and up.

    To view the repairs behind these numbers, check the stats for other cars, and sign up to help improve this information (next update in February):

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    New stuff this time. We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through the end of 2014. Plus we've added reliability trends graphs. These indicate how a model's reliability has changed as it has aged, and how different model years performed when the same age.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 18, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2013 Prius v: 100, < 1
    2012 Prius v: 86, 3

    We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

    For the details, including how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

    Toyota Prius v reliability ratings and comparisons

    To view the new graphs, select "reliability trends" in the breadcrumbs at the top of the linked page.
     
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    So, how have these cars been doing lately?

    Our reliability stats for the Prius v now include owner experiences through March 31, 2015. (Others are nearly a year behind.)

    In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year ("low" is best):

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 16, low

    Plus, the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2013 Prius v: 100, < 1
    2012 Prius v: 85, < 1

    No stat for a model year? Then we very much need more participants for it. Next updates in August and November.

    For repair descriptions, the stats for other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    Bring it in this lap for 4 tires and a splash of gas; everything else is green; you're good to the finish...
     
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    Our reliability stats for the Prius v now cover the year ending June 30, 2015. (Others are over a year behind, and so report how these cars were doing when a year younger.)

    Repair trips per 100 cars:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 11, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2013 Prius v: 100, < 1
    2012 Prius v: 89, < 1

    If a model year isn't listed, then we especially need more owners involved.

    For the descriptions of all reported repairs, results for other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 10, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2013 Prius v: 100, < 1
    2012 Prius v: 89, < 1

    We'll have further updates in February and in May. Additional participants are needed to provide precise stats for all model years.

    For the details, including repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better:

    2013 Prius v: 0, low
    2012 Prius v: 10, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2012 Prius v: 89, < 1

    No stat? Then we especially need more owners involved for that model year.

    For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the Prius v to include owner experiences through June 30, 2016. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year (lower is better):

    2013 Prius v: 9, low
    2012 Prius v: 16, low

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2012 Prius v: 85, < 1

    Additional participants especially needed for the 2014 and up so we can also cover these.

    For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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