This is a safety issue that Toyota should be fixing. There are almost 700,000 affected vehicles in the class. Buy your next used motor from our qualified dismantlers, junkyards and used engines dealers. The vehicle is burning oil to the extent that I have to put a quart of oil in every 700 miles. A failed wheel bearing may cause a humming or rumbling noise.
I believe she claimed that the company maintained no such database. Toyota did an extended warranty for the corolla and Camry but refuses to do anything for the Prius. I was stopped at a red light on a city street in Chicago, il when the accident occurred, my vehicle was not in motion. When the vehicle was started, the instrument panel gauges did not display. I now know that I must add about a quart every 1000 miles to keep up with its demand. This appears to be the same problem with the inverter that has happened on later models, especially as ¿high thermal stress¿ featured in reports of those.
This was a complete surprise to me since that had never happened before and the usage had been at a normal rate up until then. The Prius engine runs on conventional 5W-30 oil and takes only 3. In the Prius, a 76-horsepower, 1. The vehicle would then restart without warning. While driving down the road the instrument panel went black. They did say they corrected the issue in the newer models.
In our 2004 Prius, we changed hybrid transmission fluid at 60,000 miles, and it wasn't even dirty. So much for the very undeserved reputation of many Toyota models! I cant get any gas because the pump will turn off as if the tank is completely full when its empty. The cost of replacing them exceeds the kbb value of the car, which is unacceptable for a 10 year old vehicle with average mileage that was properly maintained. Brake pedal worked but went all the way down and finally stopped with a jerk. There has been no related recall on this vehicle, but it's incredibly unsafe and I'm very happy I was not traveling with my children at time of accident. The Prius has room for five, with a roomy back seat and 14. They did say they corrected the issue in the newer models.
A battery with lower capacity may drain notably faster under similar conditions. We have replacement sensors, valves and other. Cons: Lack of driver's seat height adjustment, interior materials could be better, low clearance, not very good in deep snow. Within minutes of impact to right rear of car , the responding police officer saw fire under the car began in rear and the fire dept was called. No wonder, it's the best-selling hybrid.
There is no alternator and there is only one tiny drive belt that drives the water pump. The instrument panel is especially attention-getting, with a display screen that monitors the hybrid system and a small fingertip shift lever replacing a conventional shift knob. How the hybrid powertrain works: When you start moving slowly, the car drives on the electric power alone. Scroll down to the 'Resources' section for more detailed info. The cabin filter is also easy to replace it needs to be replaced every 30,000 miles or more often if driving on dusty roads.
The Prius engine runs on conventional 5W-30 oil and takes only 3. The ride is soft and fairly quiet. Oil changes need to be done every 3,000-5,000 miles, depending on your preference. I appreciate you taking time to review this case and taking steps to ensure Toyota addresses the issues with the Prius vehicles. The failure mileage was 30,000. Common problems: There are several often mentioned problems.
Or, is there a connector that I can separate to leave the harness connections intact to the engine? In both of these cases the temperature was also in the 90S. The second motor propels the vehicle at low speeds and supplies additional power on acceleration. What you can do is to test drive the Prius in all modes: slow on battery power alone, accelerating, coasting and decelerating. Within minutes of impact to right rear of car , the responding police officer saw fire under the car began in rear and the fire dept was called. I tried starting the car again; it started up as if nothing had happened so we continued, carefully, on our way. As you step on the gas, it kicks in again. Brakes last over 60K miles because of the regenerative braking.
All I remember for sure is that she projected no inclination to follow up, appearing to treat it as a one-off problem that didn¿T merit further attention. That specific problem has not reoccurred, although there were two incidents one earlier that day and one the day before when pushing 'start¿ failed to start the engine. Easy Returns Guaranteed We offer a no-questions 100% money back guarantee on all items returned within 60 days of delivery. Can you suggest a source if how to information for the task? The failures were not diagnosed or repaired. It looks like the weight of the hybrid battery over the rear axle adds stability. It takes care of the gear ratio changing, starts the gasoline engine when needed and re-generates electricity. No warning light on the Prius just have to keep checking it.