Yesterday as I was driving up to Palomar mountain outside of Escondido, CA, the 2010 Prius I've only had for 2 weeks broke down on me. When I tried to start it up, all I got was "Check hybrid system". I was in a very inconvenient and unsafe place to break down, luckily I was able to pull just off the road and then someone stopped and helped me push it down to a place where I could wait for a tow truck... Unfortunately, Toyota roadside assistance fell through and the tow company they contracted never showed up, until I called back and they said they don't service the area I broke down in. Total time on side of the road at that point - 1.5 hrs Had to call my insurance company, USAA - the first company they called wouldn't do it because they didn't have a truck that could pick up myself, my wife and my baby son. So after a bunch of further phone calls they dispatched a company who finally showed up. I broke down at about 3:10 PM, the car was connected to the truck at about 7:50 PM. Cranky me, cranky wife, cranky 1-year old boy. Lucky we had some goldfish crackers and bottles of water. Towed us the hour drive back to the dealer, and of course the service dept. had gone home and so had the loaner vehicle people. The manager had an employee drive us home, and now I'm very relieved not to have traded in my old car, because both of those departments are also closed today. I considered a diesel but the reputation of VW TDI's put me off - joke's on me now right? I lost all confidence in this car, but I don't know if there's anything I can do to sell it because I paid for the extended warranty and gap insurance, which puts me underwater compared to the blue book value, which is just over what I would have paid for the car itself. Plus, if I sell it private party I can't ask for nearly as much as a certified used vehicle from a dealership, right? Guess the best I can do is insist they replace all the hybrid system components which are covered under the warranty I paid extra for. Had to foot a $180 bill for the tow, and Toyota charged me $140 even though they never showed up - definitely going to fight that and try for re-imbursement of the actual towing. If I have to keep driving this car I don't trust I'll have to get a AAA membership or start paying for roadside assistance on my insurance (wish I had done that in the first place, but I heard so many good things about these cars I didn't imagine it would ever have to be towed, let alone 2 weeks after I bought it and with barely 60k miles) From some reading it sounds like it might just be a fuse problem or an HV line to the transaxle, but if another part of the system goes out later, I might not be able to get off the road safely again. Any recommendations or people who have been through this before? The only other vehicle I had break down on me was a 27 year old Ford truck I bought for $1000, and all it needed was a new battery (and I knew it was on its last legs and barely holding a charge, but tried to run some errands with it anyway).