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#115 of 261 Won't be getting 50,000 miles
Jun 03, 2008 (10:25 am)
My 2007 Prius stopped running at 5000 miles....Toyota won't fix under warranty. Say I jump started it wrong.....so I get to foot the minimum $4800 bill.
This does not make me as happy as I was the day I bought it.
Had mechanic walk me thru the jump....and I know difference between red and black. So why did the car die in the first place....at less than 1 yr old. How could one do $4800 worth of damage anyway on a jump start. Anyone have any ideas of how to get Toyota to fix my sick car under warranty.
#116 of 261 More data needed - Prius stops running
Jun 03, 2008 (11:02 am)
We all feel sorry for you. So, under what conditons did the Prius stop running? You came out in the morning, and it did not start? The gas engine did not some on? What happened when you pushed the start button? What error messages did you get? Why did you have to Jump the car? Did you jump the 12V battery - I assume? Was it dead? (zero volts) - I would guess you have a bad cell in the ELECTRIC battery - or more than 1 bad cell. Clearly that voltage was not up to par.. but I don't think you would try to jump start that battery.. you can't get enough voltage. What damage is the dealer saying was done? Is the battery now 'reversed polarity' from being discharged to low? Was there any warning signs before this happened? Even if you lost 1 cell in the Electric battery, I would think the car would still run under the remaining power.. but perhaps poorly.
I'm sure we would all like to get as much info as possible on this failure.
#117 of 261 Re: How do you keep the display screen clean? [rick294]
Jun 12, 2008 (10:49 am)
I bought a little (4" high) bottle of eyeglasses cleaner spray, and keep that and a minipak of Kleenex in the glove box. The wipes someone mentioned are probably a bit simpler to use.
#118 of 261 Used Prius Models
Jun 21, 2008 (9:08 am)
I am looking to buy a used Prius and needed to know if there are any model years that I need to stay away from due to problems. Thanks for you help. ricklo
#119 of 261 Re: Used Prius Models [ricko]
Jun 21, 2008 (9:34 am)
The current generation seems to have no issues at all. Not to sure about the first model. But why used? Many are selling used for as much as a new one or more. Heck I'll sell you my 07 that has 30,000 miles for what I paid for it, and I know here in California I can get more that I paid for it right now.
#120 of 261 Re: Used Prius Models [ricko]
Jun 21, 2008 (9:58 am)
With nearly 80K miles on an '04 Prius I'd say ..."Good Luck finding a used Prius (2nd Generation '04-08). I can't see buying an '03 or older unless it was at a great price. As with the other comment, I'd say ...put down a down-payment on a new one and wait for delivery. Used ones are going for premium prices (when you can find em).This last dollar in gas increase to over 4 bucks has made Prius owners one up on everyone else as I see it. I've saved in access of $10,000.00 in 4 plus yrs over a V8 sedan that averaged about 16 mpg.
By the way...I've seen a few used (damaged Prius) on ebay and/or auto finder listings, that could be a handman's special and save mega bucks if you're good at auto repair. Lastly...It might not be a bad idea to wait a few months and get an '09 Prius with what ever it may hold in styling and tech. improvements.
#121 of 261 have 07 Prius want to sell
Jun 21, 2008 (10:50 am)
Have an 07 with 5000 miles on it that I want to sell. Live near Boise Idaho if any one is interested. What would be a fair price. Ginny
#122 of 261 Re: have 07 Prius want to sell [ginnyerns]
Jun 21, 2008 (6:18 pm)
Ginny, I would put that car on E-bay with a reserve of what you paid for the car. Here in Los Angeles I'm seeing used 07's selling for $30,000. As much as I love my Prius I'm thinking it is time to sell it. The $8,000 more that I paid for it buys a lot of gas in a Honda Civic. Let me know what you get for it if you sell.
#123 of 261 unexpected screen changes
Jun 22, 2008 (7:27 am)
I have an '07 Prius with 13000 mi. A little quirk developed a couple of wks ago. If I go over a big bump there's a good chance my "Audio" screen will change to the "Consumption" screen ! I have also noticed... but not recently... a radio channel can also change over a big bump in the road ... this only happened once or twice...but my driveway has a large dip where it joins the street and if I'm not going v-e-r-y slow that screen jumps to "Consumption"! Anyboby have any ideas on this ? A friend suggests something may be loose (?)....thanks
#124 of 261 Re: unexpected screen changes [m_selectors]
Jun 22, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Your friend is right. Sounds like something is just loose.