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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#394 of 433 Re: Prius jerks foward when I go through potholes! [donewithvws]
Feb 04, 2010 (2:26 pm)
It sounds like they (Toyota) has addressed it as they're saying that the problem was corrected on those delivered since late Jan.
#395 of 433 Re: Prius jerks foward when I go through potholes! [carnaught]
Feb 04, 2010 (2:54 pm)
After all of their lies you really believe them. Even if it is fixed as they say, most people in the back of their minds are always going to wonder, will it happen again and will I live to tell about it. To me I have enough to worry about these days without worrying if my car is going to take off like a bat out of he-- or worse yet, will it stop everytime I step on the brake.
#396 of 433 Re: Prius jerks foward when I go through potholes! [carnaught]
Feb 04, 2010 (4:18 pm)
And they knew about this last month, but are just now being forced to tell the truth.
Gosh, what is next?
#397 of 433 Well, I can't say all......
Feb 04, 2010 (5:07 pm)
...the auto companies aren't guilty of "fudging" (i.e., lying) on details that lead to their recalls.
But, issues involving their cars means time, liability and the litigation that goes with it, and the resultant cost monetarily. Because of this, risking perpetuation of bad public relations, I believe they will take care of it and they have the resources to do it.
If we were dealing with someone like Chrysler Corp., I'd be much more worried.
#398 of 433 Re: Solar roof is it worth it? [kdhspyder]
Apr 04, 2010 (4:49 pm)
I've looked everywhere on Toyota's and Edmunds' websites for more information on the solar roof. Does it use the solar panel to power the auxiliary fan while the car is operating? Or is it only while the car is parked? Does the 3 minute maximum operation only apply to the keyfob activation or at all times? Does the solar panel divert power to help charge the main batteries when not needed to run the little fan?
Thanks everyone for any help, sideman59.
#399 of 433 Re: Solar roof is it worth it? [sideman59]
Apr 06, 2010 (7:44 pm)
I just bought a Prius with the solar panel yesterday and today it was 84 plus! Talking about a perfect timing to test the sys out.
When I got back to the car after lunch, I noticed the fan was blowing when I got inside. The cabin temp was ok.. .. I have to encounter more hot/humid days to provide my final impression. So far so good but it was only one day experience.
The A/C button on the key fab is not the air circulation powered by the solar roof. From the user manual, a/c has a 3 min limit but not the fan powered by the solar roof.
Apr 28, 2010 (10:25 am)
If you own a Toyota, live in LA or Orange County, CA and have a favorite story about your car, please email your daytime contact information and year/make/model to jfallonedmunds.com.
#401 of 433 Prius IV or Prius V... that is the question
May 24, 2010 (2:11 pm)
My wife and I are considering trading in our '08 Prius (pkg. 6 Nav/Lthr) for the '10 Prius.
My wife has decided that the Smart Key system is necessary as a basic function of life itself (must be on both front doors and rear hatch)... which means we must choose from the Prius IV or V models.
The basic difference seems to be the V has larger wheels and tires, LED headlamps with auto-leveling, and fog lights. The IV has the ability to have the MoonRoof with Solar Panel (not available on the V).
For those of you who have chosen... why did you choose one over the other... and are you happy with your choice? ie: if you had to do it all over again would you make the same decision?
Does the solar roof keep the car ventilated and the cabin temperature down continuously or does it only operate for a short period of time. Having solar power available for ventilation sounds really neat... especially for us living in Las Vegas, NV... but does it really work... and how well?
If we go with the IV over the V... how difficult/expensive is it to add the fog lights afterward?
#402 of 433 Re: Prius IV or Prius V... that is the question [hihostevo]
May 24, 2010 (2:07 pm)
There are good reasons to prefer a 2010 but the Smart Key is not enough. I use the Smart key of my 2004 and leave it in the car in my garage which is fine but when I'm around town I keep it in my pocket so if I forget to put it back in it's slot when I get home, I have to go back into the house to hunt around for it in my clothes closet. I'm not sure the 2010 even has a slot so I would be even more prone to leave it in my pocket overnight.
May 24, 2010 (2:16 pm)
Steve we never leave the key in the slot... matter of fact I don't believe the key has ever been in the slot...
My wife leaves hers in her purse so that the car recognizes her when she walks up to it and it also prevents her from accidentally forgetting and leaving her purse in the car.
We currently have both an '05 and '08 Prius with the smart key system... and my wife gets quite annoyed when she walks up to other cars and they don't recognize her and unlock the door.....