Last post on Mar 09, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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Toyota Prius, Steering, Suspension, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#23 of 26 Re: Squeak in drive train [smt1]
Jan 19, 2008 (12:27 pm)
I have 2005 Prius and was bothered by a similar problem. You could rock the vehicle, in park, e brake off and hear the squeak within 5-10 minutes after turning off the car.I also could hear the sound, when the engine was off and I was going into my garage up a slight incline that required a bit of accelerator. The first couple of times the dealer could find nothing wrong, probably due to the fact that the car had cooled down. I suggested to the technician that he check the flexible connector in the exhaust system, since the sound appeared to be a dry squeak. Turns out that was the problem! They ordered a new part and now I have a squeak free Prius.
#24 of 26 vibration and rubbing felt in steering wheel.
Jun 09, 2010 (4:46 pm)
My used 2005 Prius drove great until I hit double RR tracks going a bit too fast. Now I can feel all the bumps and cracks in the road, there is a vibration but especially a "rubbing" feeling coming through the steering wheel. It is getting worse and can be felt on the floor and gas pedal now.
Five places have checked it out and find nothing loose. The last I had the tires rotated and balanced. Still the same vibration, etc. Everyone says the struts are fine, tires too. What could be the problem? Wheel bearings?? I'd like to take it on a trip soon.
#25 of 26 Re: vibration and rubbing felt in steering wheel. [sarge116]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jun 10, 2010 (2:25 am)
Nothing may be loose, but was anything bent? From my experience, a wheel bearing is going to be more noticeable as a noise than a feeling in the wheel. You might want to have an alignment done
#26 of 26 prius 2009 alignment problems
Mar 09, 2011 (11:13 pm)
I have a 2009 prius and had to replace 2 tires at 15000 miles and have it re-aligned. I had the alignment checked again in 3 months and it was out of alignment. Put it back into alignment and had it checked again in another 3 months and it was out of alignment again. Toyota was absolutely no help and just blew me off. Needless to say I am not happy about buying a $30000 new car that won't hold its alignment.
Anyone else having the same problems with Toyota Prius? Anyone able to get any help from Toyota?