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Roommate getting ripped off by toyota dealership, can you provide additional info?
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Turn reverse beep to one beep.
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2011 Prius. Check hybrid system. Car still turns on. Just very little power. Barely get to 45 mph.
Hi there. Virtually every system on a Hybrid is computer controlled or monitored, which means that the best way to diagnose this problem is to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a warning light inspection. When that orange triangle is...
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My EPS light came on and then the indicator that my hybrid battery is low came on. Car lost power and won't start. Prius v
Hello, thank you for writing in. The main problem which needs your focus is the charging issue. The EPS light for your electronic power steering is being caused due to the lack of power available. This is also why it...
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2011 toyota pruis; code c1391 abnormal leak in accumulator, brake light and abs light on, brake fluid tank full
Hi Andrew. Thanks for the follow-up question. I've forwarded your question to our service and sales department so they can work up an estimate for you to have the actuator and accumulator on your Toyota Prius replaced. They'll contact you...
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2011 toyota pruis; code c1391 abnormal leak in accumulator, brake light and abs light on
Hi Andrew. Thanks for sending your question today. Typically this Toyota-specific OBD-II trouble code is due to an internal leak in the actuator circuit and the accumulator circuit. The first step in diagnosing this problem is verifying that there are...
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is it too late to get undercoating for a week old 2017 Toyota Prius
No it is never too late to get the car undercoated unless your car is already rusted out. You may need to have the under car washed of any dirt or salts that may have got on the undercarriage. ...
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Hi Troy. Thanks for submitting your question today. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department - to see if they can provide you with an accurate estimate for completing the oil and filter change with you supplying...
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Is it expensive to replace the battery on a Prius?
Hi there. Which battery are we referencing here? If it is the 12volt auxiliary battery, you're probably ok. However, if we are discussing the cost of the high voltage (hybrid) battery, then the dealership is the only place that can...
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Toyota Prius 2012 hybrid system light with master warning light, slip indicator, brake system warning and malfunction
The warning lights signify that trouble codes have set and been stored in the vehicle computer(s). Of course, the codes likely reflect the existence of an underlying fault, the severity of which will be unknown until the codes are read...
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Car is vibrating and clanking on start up.
If the car is moved when the engine is cold before it completes its warm-up cycle, then there will be moisture that is drawn into the engine causing the engine to shake and vibrate with a clanking noise. The issue...
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Warning exclamation and it says reset hybrid system. Will not start
I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient in diagnosing hybrid vehicle issues. It is very likely that the issue was related to the accident that the vehicle was in.
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2014 Prius 2 transition electric to gas is not smooth while driving
I would initially suspect an engine fault (or even something as mundane as bad gasoline; did the incident perhaps start after re-fueling?). There are some technical service bulletins relative to your model describing rough engine operation that was due to...
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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
Around the turn of the century manufacturers started using what we sometimes call "dead end" fuel systems. These systems put the pump, filter and pressure regulator inside the fuel tank eliminating the fuel return line. The fuel does not circulate...
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Water spilled in back of Prius. Worried about battery
I would suggest first vacuuming out as much of the water as possible with a shop vacuum to reduce the possibility of the water damaging the battery pack. This is unfortunately a fairly common issue with the Toyota Prius. I...
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Hi, my right side windshield wiper does not work? It’s. 2014 Toyota Prius. Please help! Thank you!
Hi Stephen. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few reasons why only one wiper is not working. Most of the time, the wiper arm is either stripped on the motor post or the post arm connection to the...
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Çar engine sound like its misfiring and shakes and vibrates whole car happened twice in last 8 months
Check with the dealer to be sure the vehicle ECM has the latest software calibration from Toyota. Check for any stored trouble codes. If the problem is intermittent (and not resolved by any applicable software updates), typically that means there...

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