Last post on Oct 02, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#633 of 674 Re: This car has been a nightmare! [lowflyer1]
Feb 07, 2012 (10:25 am)
I know that there is a SB about a design problem in the intake manifold causing noise during cold temp start ups caused by water build up from frozen condensation melt, but not a recall to the best of my knowledge. I recently found out from a Toyota service source that a production change for this problem is on our 2011 lll built in Oct. 2011. I believe an engine mount change design was also made. I hope this information will be of some use to you in getting this design flaw corrected in your Prius. It requires changing the intake manifold to the new design manifold. It may also require an engine mount change.
#634 of 674 I love it more everyday
Feb 27, 2012 (10:16 pm)
#635 of 674 I love it more everyday
Feb 27, 2012 (10:33 pm)
I bought a 2011 Prius hatchback I. So far each day gets better and better ----I can't believe the power of the gas engine, when you ask it to accelerate onto the interstate -----it's a rocket!!!! I gave my brother my all-wheel-drive 2000 Subaru ----and I am not sorry that I have front wheel drive ----the engineering of the vehicle is spectacular -----I drove a Volvo and that car doesn't move in cross winds, however, they use the highest grade of steel available, Boron ----and of course they can not get the mileage because of this. Two great manufacturers ----I would like to see them get their heads together to make an ultimate car!
I find that handling and not power has saved my life on many occasions. Only once, in my lifetime did I need power, and that was because of my poor planning in keeping up with everyone in traffic. Now, I try to stay away from the pack. And that is the best way to be safe and to be able to find a way out. Never let yourself get boxed in. Drive Safely
Feb 28, 2012 (12:55 pm)
A reporter is looking to interview parents who own a Chevy Cruze Eco, Toyota Prius V and/or Honda Civic Hybrid. If you are willing to share your experience with the car, please email PRedmunds.com no later than March 10, 2012.
#637 of 674 2011 Prius II Door closing sound
Mar 26, 2012 (7:12 pm)
I have a Toyota Camry. When you close the driver's door, it makes this nice thoomp sound. Our new Prius doesn't make the same sound. There's sort of a kind of metal sound when I close the door. I took it in for service, and they said it's normal. For those of you who have a Prius, how does your door sound when you close it?
#638 of 674 Re: 2011 Prius II Door closing sound [goprius]
Mar 28, 2012 (7:22 am)
My doors close with a solid thump. If it is all the doors, I wouldn't worry. One cool characteristic of my prius is that when sitting at a light in the rain, the wipers on high rock the car back and forth. How cool is that !!! Great car. No problems and lots of room.
#639 of 674 Re: 2011 Prius II Door closing sound [goprius]
Mar 31, 2012 (1:01 pm)
I've recently acquired a 2012 Prius II and noticed the same thing. It is almost like a hollow sound when you shut the door, like it's missing soundproofing or something inside the door. I am going to stop by the local dealer and shut the doors on some of their display models to see if it is the same. If it is, then I'll just live with it. Kind of hard to be upset with a car giving me over 52 mpg.
#640 of 674 Re: 2011 Prius II Door closing sound [bigbutr]
Mar 31, 2012 (1:16 pm)
Light weight = high mpg!
#642 of 674 Hybrid Northern Californian?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 19, 2012 (1:01 pm)
A news reporter would like to talk with hybrid car owners in Northern California. If you fit the description, please contact predmunds.com by Wednesday, April 25, 2012