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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#81 of 127 Re: Failure of display screen [jshrieves]
May 21, 2008 (4:16 am)
Hi JS. You're right , there is a defect on the multi-display unit. Toyota detailed it in their Technical Service Bulletin EL002-05, January 10, 2005. A clever fellow has dissected a non-functioning Prius display unit and compared it to a working unit. Check out his website: http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/mfd. He shows that part of the circuit board was re-engineered in order to remedy the problem. The article goes on to show how the unit could be repaired. This is an open and shut case for Toyota - a rep explained to me that as far as Toyota is concerned, the lifespan of that unit is 36 months or 36,000 miles. A cover-up like this is bad business. Shame on them.
#82 of 127 Dim instrument panel
Jul 01, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Even with the brightness turned all the way up, it is very hard to see the the speedometer reading with sunglasses, let alone the smaller lights in the forward instrument section by the windshield on our 2007 Prius. Can anything be done about this?
#83 of 127 Re: dim display [railroadjames]
Jul 01, 2008 (3:51 pm)
Please clarify how I can find the "prius websites" you refer to about getting a screen.
Jul 01, 2008 (4:14 pm)
My 2008 Prius did not come with navigation,so I installed a Garmin GPS system. Works just great
#85 of 127 Answering phone in the Prius
Jul 19, 2008 (8:49 pm)
I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing the following with their 2008 Prius. I got the car about 6 weeks ago and am slowly getting used to all the bells and whistles with it. My question is this, my phone syncs up perfectly when I turn the car on. But when someone calls me while I am in the car it rings twicw and then the call is answered without me having to do anything at all.
In my last car I had to push the pick up button and expect to do the same. Since the screen does not show me who is calling or the number I do not want tp pick up until I have an idea who is on the line. I'm not given that chance it just plain picks up and I cannot finr in the settings anywhere how to change this.
can anybody help? Thank you!
#86 of 127 cell phone
Jul 20, 2008 (2:12 am)
My 2008 Prius works as you 'want' it to - in that when a call comes in I have to push the answer button on the steerning wheel to get the call. I would say you issue has to do with an 'auto answer' setting in the phone. I use a Motorola E815 phone, an older one.
Just be assured, it can work as you want it do. Just look around for the settings.
If you can not find the setting, or there is soimething different with your car, I'd head back down to the dealer, and try another Prius on the lot - just to test that car. You don't need to test drive it, just sit in the lot and test it.
#87 of 127 Re: cell phone [scottc3]
Jul 20, 2008 (8:29 am)
Thanks Scott, I'll look into it.
#88 of 127 Partial failure of display on hot days
Jul 21, 2008 (6:53 pm)
My Prius (2004 with 40000 miles) display has partially failed. A skeleton display appears on hot days with no data (MPG, miles driven, etc.). When the car is cool the display returns with all the correct data. Also the radio drops stations that have been set up. These too return. The car runs normally with the air conditioning and radio working (more or less). None of this happened before over the past four years with the same hot back country exposure. Te sevice manager at Mossy Toyota in San Diego says they cant work on it if its not working. It always seems to be working when I drive into the service bay.
#89 of 127 yellow dash symbol for brakes came on in my 2006 Prius
Jul 27, 2008 (6:11 pm)
is this serious? I checked brake fluid and it looks good. manual says to take to Toyota dealer, nothing about not driving the car but it worries me. any idea of whether or not this should be looked at immediately or if I have a couple of days to get it fixed? thx, m
#90 of 127 BRAKE, ABS & VSC lights on dash - Dealer can't figure out!!!
Aug 07, 2008 (1:34 pm)
I took my (2005 & 35K miles Prius) car in yesterday at 2pm (Phx time). It is now over 24 hours and the Dealer still hasn't figured out the problem. This is a relatively new dealership and I'm guessing their Prius technicians/mechanics aren't very much up to speed. My service person told me that they replaced the low voltage battery and still the dash warning lights are on (all 3- BRAKE, ABS and Vehicle Stability Control). He said they have a call into Toyota. This makes me nervous. Anyone else experience these problems? Should I take to another dealer to service?