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Car running sluggish and overheating
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Power steering doesn't working
Hi there. A common issue many owners of your particular vehicle face is the power steering quitting on them. Usually, it is accompanied by an alert on the Prius' multi function display. Commonly, the power steering module will be the...
Drove with parking break on
Hi. Driving with the parking brake engaged can cause some problems that may not automatically pop up. First and foremost, to answer your question if it's even possible the answer is; it depends on the car. Some cars have a...
Squeaky / noisy passenger-side chair
From what you've described, it sounds like you have seat track locating pins that are rubbing the floor pan where they operate. You have to remove the seat and follow Toyota's technical service bulletin 0288-08. This will show you how...
Cup holder in back seat keeps coming off
This is a fairly common problem for these cars, usually they aren't clipped into place completely. You have to push them quite hard into place to get the clips to lock on. If you're sure the clips are engaging, and...
Check engine, VSC, and the red triangle and another light is on
While the car may be safe to drive, I would not recommend driving it with these codes on as many of these can cause a chain reaction of issues when one component is failing. I suggest having a local expert,...
Something dragging underneath car
Hello, your car has what is called splash shields. They are attached to the bumper and cover the oil pan and transmission. Often, the plastic clips come loose or break, causing the splash shield to hang down. The splash shield...
Coolant control valve malfunction
The coolant control valve on your Toyota Prius controls the flow of coolant in and out of the coolant storage tank. By diverting coolant into the storage tank, it can keep the coolant heated in order to keep the engine...
Warning lights are on and battery is low
It sounds like you have a problem where the Hybrid battery is not getting charged. You may have an inverter problem that lets you drive using the gas engine but is not recharging the big battery or the battery. Have...
Display panel not working properly
There have been issues where the second generation Toyota Prius displays have failed over time. The solder joints where the vehicle wiring harness connects to the display can vibrate and break over time, leading to connection issues and malfunctions. Sometimes...
Coolant flow control valve and camshaft position
A camshaft position sensor is a sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. This is a small sensor that is usually easily replaced and fairly inexpensive. The coolant control valve controls the flow of...
I have been trying to verify a tsb has been done on this car but the dealership is a hour away.
Your TSB is a product update and any Honda dealer should be able to verify if your vehicle had it performed by using your VIN. You should be able to contact Honda USA in order to find out or at...
2005 Toyota Prius won't turn off
The symptoms you describe for your Toyota Prius lead me to believe you have a bad ground in your electrical system. A bad ground connection can create all kinds of electrical problems, as it prevents adequate voltage from reaching the...
Warning light on
Hi, the Check Engine Light turns on when the car's computer detects a fault somewhere. While you are driving the car, the computer is constantly checking all of the signals coming from the sensors throughout the vehicle. The computer knows...
What is a Eco oxygen sender and does it need replaced and cost
Hello. From your description it sounds to me like you are referring to the vehicle's oxygen sensor. Your vehicle is equipped with multiple oxygen sensors that are responsible for detecting the vehicle's air-fuel ratio. The sensors send the air-fuel ratio...
Code p-3190/3191
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I would start by having the engine battery tested. If it is low or dead then this will occur. If it is fine then there may be another issue with...
After a recent tire change and feeling a "floating" feeling, would a tire balance or tire alignment be more appropriate?
When you mention a "floating" feeling, the first thing that pops into my mind is that the tire pressure may be low. A low tire makes the car wander as though it doesn't really know where you're pointing it. As...
Can I drive my car even the brake and abs light on or not?
Hi, thanks for writing in. It is not recommended to drive the vehicle until you have the brake system diagnosed to find out the problem. If the ABS has a bad sensor then this disables the ABS system but the...
Location of oxygen sensors
Hello there, oxygen sensor faults are one of the most common on your 2007 Toyota Prius. The oxygen sensors are located in your exhaust system. Your vehicle uses two different types of oxygen sensors: upstream and downstream sensors. Without...
I bought a vacuum cleaner and attached it to my car while my car was ignited, I used the vacuum cleaner and the battery died
Hello and thank you for your question. It seems that the battery in your vehicle has a low charge and probably has an overcharged cell. I recommend replacing your battery then re-testing to see if it keeps on starting up....

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