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#384 of 433 Re: engine question [john1701a]
Dec 31, 2009 (12:01 am)
I will do a test again tomorrow and let you know.
My ICE will turn on way before I hit 40mph even starting with a fully charged traction battery. I will accelerate very slowly as to not set off the acceleration trigger. I can creep with the car in drive, no brake, no gas and get to 10mph.
#385 of 433 Re: engine question [stevegold]
Dec 31, 2009 (6:26 pm)
>> My ICE will turn on way before...
The emission system must be HOT before the engine will shut off while driving with only electricity.
Odds are, that's the part you've overlooked. Speed makes no difference when the vehicle places such a high priority on emission reduction. Draw must be in the "green" zone on the Eco-Meter too. The "white" will trigger the engine to start back up, since that indicates electricity demand has exceeded the kW threshold.
#386 of 433 Re: Prius jerks foward when I go through potholes! [donewithvws]
Jan 26, 2010 (7:12 pm)
I have a 2010 that does the same thing. I am ready for this surge most of the time and am prepared to brake if necessary. Am I right in suspecting that this racing of the drive wheel(s) as it restores contact with the road is the characteristic that leads to the shut-down on ice or gravel that I have read about? In other words, when the car senses free wheeling or next to no friction (because it is is airborne in a pothole situation), in order to prevent some kind of damaging runaway spinning, it shuts down. I have been on snow and ice a little bit so far and have not had this traction problem, though. I worry about it it happening, however. Generally, i like the car a lot.
#387 of 433 Solar roof is it worth it?
Jan 27, 2010 (11:02 am)
We are debating between Prius II or Prius III with navi and solar roof. Really only interested ni the roof, but is it worth 3800$? We live in central California where it gets over 100 regularly in the summer.Does the solar really make a difference in care temperature?
#388 of 433 Re: Solar roof is it worth it? [mlb10]
Jan 27, 2010 (12:20 pm)
If the inside is 120 degrees and it is 100 outside is it really going to matter if the solar drops the temp to 100 degrees? To me it wouldn't be worth $3800. Now if it was able to run the air conditioner and keep the car cool which I doubt the solar panel is strong enough to do then that would be a whole different ball game. Say be able to turn air on at set time and open roof to exhale the hot air then I'd pay $3800 but not now.
#389 of 433 Re: Solar roof is it worth it? [dmathews3]
Jan 28, 2010 (6:43 pm)
Yes you can do that as you walk up to the car before getting inside. There's an AC button on the key fob.
#390 of 433 Re: Prius jerks foward when I go through potholes! [john1701a]
Jan 28, 2010 (6:56 pm)
My new 2010 jerks forward after hitting larger potholes.
#391 of 433 Satellite Radio
Jan 28, 2010 (10:17 pm)
Is there a trick to tune into a station? I want to listen to Howard Stern on 100 or 101...the scan button jumps past these station numbers. I live in LA so it shouldn't be a reception problem. Any ideas how to get this station? Thanks,
#392 of 433 Re: Satellite Radio [sas9]
Jan 29, 2010 (6:14 am)
Could depend on which service you paid for. You need to check with sat. provider as there are different price ranges and you get different programing with each. Sounds like you need a different package.
#393 of 433 Re: Prius jerks foward when I go through potholes! [masterpanda]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:54 am)
Apparently others have experienced similar problems and Toyota may have a recall on the break system!! Like you, I am usually prepared for the surge forward, but others have experiences accidents because of it! Just hoping it doesn't get worse or I don't get caught in a bad situation before Toyota addresses it!