Last post on Feb 09, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#59 of 65 Re: Problem with "B" Engine Braking on 2006 Prius [bobw3]
Jan 31, 2011 (11:06 am)
Thanks, this may be the problem. I've stopped using B except for long hills. Hopefully, the transmission can fix itself.
#60 of 65 2004 TOYOTA PRIUS
Nov 29, 2011 (8:02 am)
My 2004 toyota prius does not start. The light comes on the sreen, you can play the radio,blow the horn and do everything but the car cannot start. What happened was that, I was driving in traffic and I saw smoke coming out through the front (bonnet). We parked and checked and realized the coolant pump under one of the front headlights was burnt. We replaced the coolant pump and put in some coolant oil and the vehicle cannot still start. Does anyone have an idea what is preventing the car from starting and how much roughly it will cost me to get the car running.
#61 of 65 Skid icon prevents starting
Nov 29, 2011 (5:33 pm)
2010 V recently became hard to start. When I depress the brake and press the power button the dash lights up and a yellow skid icon comes on. The starter doesn't work. After maybe two or three or more tries of turning it off and on the skid icon doesn't come on and 'ready' lights up and all is fine. The first time it happened I thought maybe there wasn't enough juice in the starter battery and called out a AAA truck to jump start it. The guy said that the battery showed a good charge so that wasn't the problem. I've had it into the agency, and they couldn't replicate my situation. Anybody know what's going on? Both my wife and I have the same problem with it.
#62 of 65 Re: Skid icon prevents starting [louigi]
Nov 29, 2011 (9:16 pm)
I had the same thing happen to me once in my 2011 prius. A friend was with me and said take your remote fob out of your pant pocket...car start immediately. He said sometimes with the remote key fob in your pant pocket a certain way/position will on rare ocasions prevent the car from recognizing the key. I recall this happening with my 328i once or twice. Not sure this is your situation, but it may help repositioning the key on your person if this happens again.
#63 of 65 Why are CARB states longer warranties legal?
Dec 12, 2011 (1:16 pm)
Has this been tested in court? Perhaps this is old stuff, but it isn't right and should not be legal! Surely this has come up many times before, or should have. This political crap has kept me from seriously considering the prius and now that I'm taking another look, Toyota, in the name of safety, has placed an engine cutoff feature on all models if the brake and accelerator are depressed at the same time. What a thrill it would be to be driving on a multilane highway in a storm with big trucks bearing down on you and the engine suddenly and unexpectedly turns off!
#64 of 65 Engine runs on starting
Feb 09, 2012 (3:42 pm)
I have a 2002 prius and have 73500 miles without any big problems. Had regular maintenance, replaced tires twice and last year had fuel injection service. Have asked the dealer in 2010 & 2011 to check the battery (big) as the engine runs 5 to 6 minutes before stopping. They said the battery was fine but it still continues to run which it never did before. At the end of last year I was out of town for 6 weeks and as the car had only been driven once a week the small battery had to be replaced in January 2012. This mechanic also did the fuel injection service and told me again that the problem of the car running might be due to the big battery as it takes longer to charge as the battery runs down. If the battery has a 10 year warranty, it will run out in March. What can I do to insure that I don't have replace the battery soon after the warranty runs out? I love my car and as I don't drive many miles, I would love to keep it but I don't want to keep a 10 year old car if I have to spend 3K and worry about a lot of repairs.
#65 of 65 Re: Skid icon prevents starting [bimmer4me]
Feb 09, 2012 (4:52 pm)
No, it turns out it was the battery being defective. But now, if we forget and leave the dome light on in back by the morning the battery is flat. I mean, how many amps does a little light have anyway? This is silly. If I had a flashlight with a couple of D cells those dinky batteries wouldn't run down overnight unless it was a very bright beam. This whole thing with not being able to start this car has turned me very much negative about Prius. I also have a 2003 Tundra, and if I don't drive it for a week or so it will have a flat battery. Seems the computer in the engine is running and sucking juice out of the battery. Ridiculous, especially in the Prius where you have a godawful mess of batteries, and leaving a dome light on overnight kills the car??