Last post on Jan 21, 2010 at 1:13 AM
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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars
#9 of 13 Re: Prius ECM Problems [brokerbiker]
Oct 09, 2009 (5:56 pm)
Toyota's ECMs have been prone to reliability problems. I have a Toyota Matrix with 86,000 miles, and the check light has been going on. The problem is with the design of the original ECM, and since the car is 6000 miles out of warrantee both the dealer and Toyota have denied any adjustment. I know the problem is the ECM. Toyota issued Technical Service Bulletins in 2006 and again in 2007 describing the problem. But again, 6000 miles beyond warrantee, no adjustment.
I'm buying Honda next time.
BTW, I bought the part at another Toyota dealership, installed it in 10 minutes, and will have that other dealership register the VIN. All at a cost $250 less than the original dealer where I bought the car. So be careful and shop around. Service shops have been known to jack the price up so that they can claim to adjust it down.
#11 of 13 Automatic light control sensor failure
Nov 02, 2009 (8:48 am)
Hello, Prius owners!
I've got a red triangle warning and yellow "light icon" on the display for my 11/04 Prius.
it has 115k miles. In the repair manual it's described as an automatic light sensor malfunction, but I don't have this option installed originally from Toyota.
All the lights operate normally.
Any suggestions before I take it to a dealer.
#12 of 13 Re: please help [marinefireman]
Jan 21, 2010 (1:09 am)
Go to E Bay, and put prius ECM, or simular to that, in the search box. May find used one, with warranty.
#13 of 13 Re: Prius ECM problems! Please advise! [skyfield]
Jan 21, 2010 (1:13 am)
I would get a second opinion at another deaslership, myself.