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#42 of 65 2002 Prius Navigation System out
Nov 29, 2008 (12:35 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 (3:26 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 (2:54 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?
#45 of 65 2007 Prius won't start
Jul 09, 2010 (6:43 am)
The car ran for three years with no problems, three weeks ago the car won't start, the ready light would come on, but when I push it, the engine turned once and the dash lights would come on, but won't start? I had the car towed to a Toyota Dealer. The Toyota Dealer told me that it was the HV ECU. After replacing it and programing it for $1,000.00, the car still won't start. Now they are telling me that it might be the inverter or the transmission? Can anybody help?
#46 of 65 Re: 2001 Prius failure [priusgal]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:32 am)
Is that "p1325" or "P3125" ?
Do you still want an analysis?
#47 of 65 Re: 2007 Prius won't start [rayrico55]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:34 am)
Sorry, not enough information. Did they give you any error codes? What city is the car located?
#48 of 65 Re: 2007 Prius won't start [bwilson4web]
Jul 13, 2010 (10:29 am)
The error code is P0A1D, the car is located in Jackosnville, FL
#49 of 65 Re: 2001 Prius failure [priusgal]
Jul 14, 2010 (2:15 pm)
my 2001 prius died 3 weeks ago and the main battery had to be replaced. At the time they gave the car a once over and there were no other problems. 3000 poorer and last night the various warning lights come on. Towed to station an told today that due to stress on car due to battery that was replace (keep in mind we never had any warning lights until car would not start one day) that now our transaxel is shot and it would cost 6000 to fix. Help is there any recourse. This is crazy. if a low battery was going to caus a problem would there not have been codes when they checked car 3 weeks ago. This car only has 115K miles. Please advise.
#50 of 65 Re: 2001 Prius failure [piglets1]
Jul 14, 2010 (6:02 pm)
New Fusion Hybrid.
#51 of 65 Re: 2007 Prius won't start [rayrico55]
Jul 23, 2010 (11:41 am)
Sorry to be late. On the P0A1D, there should be a subcode but Google shows it to be "internal ECU faults." This is potentially pretty expensive.