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#284 of 323 Re: 60000 Miles maintaince [rpaley]
Mar 03, 2010 (3:40 pm)
I agree...I think they came up with that to make more money for their dealers.
#285 of 323 Is the "Starter" BATTERY Dieing or Something Else
Mar 03, 2010 (3:47 pm)
Hello all. I have a 2004 with only 35,000 miles on it, with its ORIGINAL battery. Twice, on two different very cold periods (20 degrees F), and after sitting w/o starting it for 4-5 days. The following happened -- er, it would NOT START, or even try to start. Here are the details (if this was a standard car, I would surely think it was a dead or dieing battery, but this is STRANGE:
(1st time) dim dashboard and clock; could not make the transmission shift out of Park and into any gear; could not get "brake engaged" indicator to go off, even when I DID disengage the parking brake; it took a FEW tries to shut down this dim displays (e.g., it did NOT turn-off on the first insertion of the "Start" button. I cycled through the normal start and shutdown sequence to no avail. I let the car sit for a few hours while the outdoor temperature rose to the mid-30's F. Then I inserted the Start button, the car STARTED IMMEDIATELY and it acted normally during the next few days, including the dashboard lights, etc. were normal.
(2nd time) similar dim dashboard, including the warning light (big triangle with !! enclosed; seatbelt and shift location, gasolene level were all blinking; and brake engaged symbol would not disengage, even when I DID let the emergency brake off. When I cycled the car on and off about 3-4 times, and the above repeated. Then I pressed the Start button AGAIN (of course pressing the brake pedal this time AND each of the above times), and the dashboard lights came on brightly, and the car started and acted totally normally.
A month or so ago, I checked the battery's strength and it was pretty good. I followed the instructions on this board
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
#286 of 323 Re: Maintenence/Problems? [fseaver]
Mar 06, 2010 (6:04 am)
hi . hru , i use my car r400h but now appear on screen maint reqd , alrady i changed oil and filter but ats still on and written . and i programmed oil and filter setting but still written . how can i solve please . thanks
#287 of 323 Width of rear seat - can 3 car seats fit
Mar 11, 2010 (11:11 am)
Is it possible to fit three forward facing child car seats in the back row. I have the narrower car seats that are 17" wide so am wondering if there is at least 51" between the doors?
#288 of 323 Re: Width of rear seat - can 3 car seats fit [guy1974]
Mar 11, 2010 (8:49 pm)
The best bet is to take your 3 seats to the dealer and see if you can buckle all 3 in the back seat.
#289 of 323 2010 Prius Maintenance
Mar 30, 2010 (2:24 pm)
Can someone tell me when I should do an oil change on a new car? I have 5000 miles at this point. Thanks,
#290 of 323 Re: 2010 Prius Maintenance [sas9]
Mar 30, 2010 (2:46 pm)
my 2006 Prius has a 'maintenence required' light that comes on every 5000 miles. I use it for oil changes and tire rotations.
#291 of 323 Re: 2010 Prius Maintenance [sas9]
Mar 30, 2010 (3:38 pm)
It is is your maintenance booklet, or online at Toyota.com, then at the bottom of the page see "owner". Then go to "service maintenance guide", and download. Every 6mos or 5,000mi. when using "regular" oil. 0w-20 SYNTHETIC oil change intervals are doubled to 10K mi, 12mos. as per Toyota maintenance booklet ( "service maintenance guide" page 56)
#292 of 323 Re: washing prius 2004 [oldboy]
Apr 05, 2010 (4:46 pm)
What's the deal with taking a Prius thru the carwash? I have a 2010 and haven't had a problem with doing this... thanks.
#293 of 323 Re: washing prius 2004 [sas9]
Apr 05, 2010 (6:20 pm)
There is nothing at all to worry about. Drive on!