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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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I have a fleet of prius v's 2014 taxis, Ive been running

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I have a fleet of prius v's 2014 taxis, Ive been running hybrid taxis for almost 10 years ford escapes, ford cmax, camry's. I was getting 100k miles minimum on the brakes with these cars, with my current priusv's, the brakes seem to wearing much sooner
, 30k miles any reason for this difference?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Are these the plain Prius, or the C, PHV, or V editions?

I dont see any service bulletins offhand on brake wear issues, but if you would let me know which editions you have, I can dig deeper and see if there is any explanation for the pad wear

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Prius v, pad life about 30k , previous hybrids I've owned about 120k miles
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


That wear rate is quicker than normal even for the Prius as they usually get around 80K to 100K miles on them before needing replacement. I have gone thru all the brake, hybrid and and other related service bulletins out by Toyota and none address any known issue causing this. I am going to open this up to other experts that may known something on the 2014 to be causing this type of pad wear

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanks any news let me know