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#35 of 65 It happened last night
May 07, 2008 (4:00 am)
The one night I didn't bring my cell phone to church!!! System failure on my 2005 Prius going about 65 mph on country highway. It slowed down in speed and I pulled over where I could. If there was an "update on the software" I was never notified. AAA came out and dropped it off to Toyota..on my way there this morning armed with the CNN article. What is this? I just made my last payment two days ago!!!! I had to walk in the dark for about 1.5 miles in heals before a neighbor passed...my fault on that!
#36 of 65 Re: It happened last night [annettes]
May 07, 2008 (6:04 am)
How long ago did this happen?
I have a 2004.
#37 of 65 Re: It happened last night [stevegold]
May 07, 2008 (11:55 am)
May 6, 2008 at 8:50pm. AAA towed to Toyota and they started working on the car before they called me. It started up for them but with the engine light on. I got a free rotation and oil change out of that because no one called me until 8am when I was already on my way in. Anyway, the air filter was heavily dirty and after running a computer check, nothing else noted. I didn't fall within the "system" recall of 2005's so we'll see what happens. The dealership was great though I must admit. So many Prius's here and I'm the first with something odd to happen. I still love my car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#38 of 65 Toyota Hybrid Error Light
Aug 17, 2008 (12:10 am)
When I park my hybrid and turn the engine off, a small red image of a car
appears just to the right of the normal lights, that blinks on and off. This
error light is not documented any where in the manuals that came with the
car. I can start up the engine after this, and it drives normally.
But again after driving, I turn off the motor, go into park mode, this little
red image of a car (facing left) appears blinking to the right of where the
normal running lights are. It is NOT documented and I can't see any
think wrong under the hood. This just happened on this 2008 model.
if anyone has a clue, please let me know. Email proactivatormac.com, my handle is foxzcar.
#39 of 65 Re: It happened last night [annettes]
Aug 17, 2008 (7:06 am)
My 2001 Prius has encountered "hybrid system failure" several times now. The fix is just to turn the car off and on three times, which reboots the computer, and all is well. The dealer traced the problem to a sensor providing sometimes erroneous data.
Try the engine off-on routine before doing anything else. That can save you a lot of trouble.
#40 of 65 Computer reboot?
Aug 17, 2008 (9:33 am)
Where did you find the information about the computer rebooting if the car is turned on and off 3 times?
#41 of 65 Re: Toyota Hybrid Error Light [foxzcar]
Aug 17, 2008 (12:25 pm)
This is the security light. It blinks to tell you it is set, alarm will go off if someone tries to steal your car.
#42 of 65 2002 Prius Navigation System out
Nov 29, 2008 (1:35 pm)
I am the second owner of this vehicle. I love my little car. I got it againts my husbands wishes as he was not ready for the technology. Now a year later and 80.000 miles on it all of the sudden as I am driving and my Navigation system and radio quit working the screen appears black. following this incident all light came on the triangle, the battery and the light sugesting air bags. Broken hart, I manage to get home and next day turn on the engine and all warnings disappear. Except I still do not have navigation and radio. I do not have the funds to take it to Toyota as I have been told it can cost $3,000 to $ 4,000.00. Has this happen to any body? any sugestions? I forgot to mention that the radio and screen tries to come on only for a few seconds on and off.
I also experience twice failure as i am driving. with out warning it quits working and the speed nly goes to 35mp having plenny of gas. I turn off engine wait an turn on and woala!! it works!!
#43 of 65 Re: 2002 Prius Navigation System out [belsy]
Nov 29, 2008 (4:26 pm)
Don't let the price tag scare you. This sounds to me like a faulty sensor -- one of the many sensors that the car's computer uses to run everything. Unfortunately, the reaction of the computer is to shut down when it gets a "bad" reading, leaving your car crippled. Turning everything off and on again resets the computer, and you're okay -- unless the faulty sensor again triggers that reaction.
Take it to Toyota, let them interrogate the computer to find out why it's croaking. Replacing a faulty sensor will not be such a big deal, certainly not in the $3000 price range.
-- Jack in DC
#44 of 65 2001 Prius failure
Jun 02, 2010 (3:54 pm)
My car died suddenly, with a red triangle, a car, and some other symbol showing up on the screen. The tow truck driver read the codes as hybrid system failure, and towed it on a flatbed to the dealer, as it would not re start. The dealer has it, and tells me that error codes p1325 for inverter, with info codes 287 & 303, and code c1259 for HV regeneration are coming up. They are recommending replacing the inverter and transaxel. Transaxel damage was diagnosed because the motor won't turn over, and vehicle can't be moved. The cost is $5000+.
Shall I sell it, as the dealer recommends, or get it fixed? Any other ideas?