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#63 of 104 extended service warranty
Apr 06, 2010 (3:07 pm)
MY 2005 PRIUS HAS 69k MILES. RECENTLY NEEDED NEW WATER PUMP $600 AND NOW NEW ECU $2,000.
i WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE CAR BECAUSE CAN NOT AFFORD SOMETHING ELSE AND AM AFRAID OF GETTING ANOTHER TOYOTA. WOULD YOU TRY TO GET A SERVICE WARRANTY AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME? WOULD ANYONE GIVE IT TO YOU? HOW MUCH DO THEY RUN? I AM JUST AFRAID OF MORE THINGS GOING OUT.
THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT
#64 of 104 Re: extended service warranty [shay2]
Apr 07, 2010 (11:19 am)
I have a prius that has over 177k...at about 151k, I got my inverter water pump replaced as well. That didn't solve the problem, then they told me it was my hybrid battery. Instead of spending over 4k, I found a third party company that provided both the battery and the ECU for only $2400. Now the dealer installed everything for $800 so total was $3,600...and that is with a new battery. I'm not quite sure why your ECU is not warrantied up to 100k? Also the battery is warrantied up to 150k (which I just missed). (TaylorAutomotive.com...just fyi)
So...the call is up to you. I actually had to go to four dealerships before they confirmed that it was the battery that needed to be replaced. First dealership was the Inverter, the other was the ECU, the other was a crankshaft sensor....
Not sure what to say shay 2...you should see what the original warranty covers for I got the platinum warranty and everything seemed to have expired just as the warranty ran out. I would simply suggest get a second opinion at another dealership and see what they find out and go from there.
#65 of 104 EFI Service & Throttle Body Cleaning
Apr 25, 2010 (7:57 pm)
What is EFI service as it pertains to a 2006 Prius? Is this a do it yourself type work? Also, is throttle body cleaning easy to do and what does it involve? Thank-you
#66 of 104 Toyota claims battery jumped wrong - anyone have this?
May 02, 2010 (7:53 pm)
We jumped our dead Prius and it started, but then had to jump it again the next day and it didn't start. Had it towed to Toyota where they said it was jumped wrong and we had to pay for a new inverter - $6100 for a 2 year old car - said because we jumped it wrong it was not a warranty repair. No way did we jump it wrong. Anyone else have this problem from Toyota?
#67 of 104 Re: Toyota claims battery jumped wrong - anyone have this? [amyg2]
May 03, 2010 (1:23 pm)
What did you tell the people at the Toyota dealership that made them tell you that you jumped started your Prius improperly??
#68 of 104 Re: Toyota claims battery jumped wrong - anyone have this? [bioman]
May 03, 2010 (1:29 pm)
We told them exactly what happened - that the car started the first time we jumped it but not the second time, and no AAA person could jump it either.
#69 of 104 Engine runs for 5 minutes when started
May 03, 2010 (2:37 pm)
When I turn on my 2002 Prius with 63K miles, the engine runs for 5 minutes but the screen shows nothing running. The dealer could not duplicate it. I have it back in today as on Sat. after turning everything off for 1/2 hour when I turned it back on it only ran for 1 minute but the green on the battery on the screen went down 1/2 the way. Anyone ever have this happen? I have to go as my car is ready. Will let you know what they say.
#70 of 104 Re: Toyota claims battery jumped wrong - anyone have this? [amyg2]
May 04, 2010 (4:03 am)
You should also ask the service rep what test did they perform that led them to the conclusion that YOU did something to void your warranty. Assuming that you did not tell them anything that would indicate that you did something wrong, the onus is on them to live up to the warranty. Don't let this dealer browbeat you in to submission. If you don't get any satisfaction call Toyota customer service or take the car to another dealer.
#71 of 104 Re: Belt to water pump pulley keeps shredding [herikson]
Jul 02, 2010 (9:43 pm)
We had almost exactly the same problem arise with our 2005 prius. The check engine light came on at 49K. So we took it in and they replaced the three way coolant flow valve, water pump assembly and belt. The car was running fine so it came as a shock when the price came in just under $1k. Of course the warranty ended in May. This seems insane on a car with less than 50k miles.
#72 of 104 Latest Prius Recall
Dec 01, 2010 (10:28 pm)
I do not know if you guys have heard about this latest Prius recall. On the 04-07 models, inverter coolant components needs to be replaced since it could result in loss of engine power. This tread showed that a lot of you, Prius owners, have already experience this problem. It also included myself over a year ago. I have to spend over $500 to have it fixed since it was already out of warranty. My question is, will Toyota reimburse me and other Prius owners who have to shoulder this repair expense now that Toyota finally admitted that this is a concern that warrants a recall?
Those of you you have experience filling a claim, perhaps you can share with us any procedure we need to do.