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2011 toyota pruis; code c1391 abnormal leak in accumulator, brake light and abs light on, brake fluid tank full
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2011 toyota pruis; code c1391 abnormal leak in accumulator, brake light and abs light on
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Where can I go besides Toyota?
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My prius 2015 AC blows not-cold-enough air and also it takes 10-15 minutes to start cooling?
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hey i just change my car tune up but it went bad after 2 wks any advice
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Prius 2015 AC takes 15 minutes to start cooling on a hot day but it gets cold eventually, but at night it cools faster
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is it too late to get undercoating for a week old 2017 Toyota Prius
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Oil change labor cost
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Toyota Prius 2012 hybrid system light with master warning light, slip indicator, brake system warning and malfunction
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Warning exclamation and it says reset hybrid system. Will not start
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2014 Prius 2 transition electric to gas is not smooth while driving
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Coolant light
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I have a Lexus CT200h dose the in tank fuel filter require replacing or is there an inline filter that is changed for servicing
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