Last post on Nov 06, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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Toyota Prius, Electrical
#140 of 149 Re: Prius 2010 is Dead! [sarahap]
Sep 26, 2010 (8:01 pm)
Either you have a major problem or something is left on draining the small battery. Lights, glove box, door open? The jump you did is only to start the computer. Once that's on, the car can back up and should function normally using the big traction battery. The small battery should recharge after a short drive to work. It may be defective.
To make it easier, I modified one cigarette lighter to be always on (from Coastal Tech) and then I bought a very small 12VDC charging battery from Autosport. Keep that charged and it can easily furnish enough juice to start the computer and avoid the jumping. This happened to my 2004 once at the very beginning and once or twice since. It has happened to my wife's 2007 HH a few times lately so when I finally did replace the small battery in the Prius (with an Optima), I put the old one which was really OK, in the rear compartment of the HH with a set of jumper cables. It is a minor PIA but we're probably leaving something on every once in while.
#141 of 149 Re: Prius 2010 is Dead! [sarahap]
Nov 29, 2010 (4:34 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2006 toy highlander hybrid,bring the car back it is defective,i have had nothing but trouble with my hybrid,and the more miles you get on your car the less the warranty,these hybrids are deathtraps,i almost got killed when mine died on fwy doing 70 mph.i'm lucky to be alive,go on the highlander hybrid problems forum and read.
#142 of 149 Prius recall
Dec 01, 2010 (7:27 pm)
I was told that toyota is going to recall 2004 to 2007 prius's for a problem with some sort of pump. Anybody heard anything about that?
#144 of 149 Re: Prius recall [backy]
Dec 01, 2010 (7:51 pm)
OK, thanks. i just read the news article you sent and I'll wait for my "customer satisfaction letter" to come. thanks again
#145 of 149 Re: Prius 2010 is Dead! [myraf]
Dec 02, 2010 (5:48 am)
Why are hybrids any more death traps than any regular car? Things can go wrong on any vehicle.You can lose power for many reasons.
#146 of 149 myraferrante
Dec 21, 2010 (8:11 pm)
it is not a customer satisfaction,it a voluntary recall on the cooling pump which overheats the inverta and the hybrid system shuts down,go on rueters.com and you will see the newsrueters.com,650,000 prius hybrids recalled for heat risk,good luck
Nov 06, 2012 (7:45 pm)
A guy with a 2008 Prius turned on his low beams and they seemed very
bright. Were they HID's and if not, when did HID's become available?