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My battery is not fully charged and gradually decreasing with decrease in temperature in my 2012 Prius
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a programming issue. I have seen these cars need to be re-programmed for issues with the batteries not fully charging in cold weather. If the vehicles computer have not been updated...
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Shaking while braking going 60 or higher
This is most likely a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against...
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No hot air inside the cabinet ? Unbalanced air temperature comes from outlets 2010 Toyota Prius
Hi - your symptoms suggest the air blend doors in the heater air control box are not selecting the right proportion of heated air. This may possibly be aggravated by an engine that is not completely up to running temperature...
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Engine damage after oil change
Your question poses two general issues, the first relating to auto mechanics and vehicle reliability and the second to your legal rights. Let me first deal with the first issue inasmuch as a resolution of that may make the second...
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How to keep 2017 Prius hatchback from opening so tall? I am short and can't reach to close.
Using a stool is unsafe and thus we do NOT recommend that. The liftgate on the Prius is held open by two hydraulic supports. The OEM supports open (extend) 17.5 inches. It is possible to remove the two OEM supplied...
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Roommate getting ripped off by toyota dealership, can you provide additional info?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several aspects to consider in this situation. First of all, dealerships are known for insanely high labor rates, but labor should not be over $100/hr for most repairs. The technicians that work...
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Battery and Smell issue in PHV
I would recommend looking in your owner's manual or calling your local dealership to see what the recommended charge times are for this vehicle. It is possible that your vehicle's battery is being overcharged. This would result in a decreased...
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Turn reverse beep to one beep.
The beeping sound in the reverse mode can be very annoying. Click here to view the steps to disable the beeping alarm. If you need further assistance with your back-up alarm, then seek out a professional, such as one from...
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Tail lights arent working and fuse keeps blowing
Hi there. When a fuse keeps popping, it is because there is an exposed wire that is creating a short circuit. Since you hit something, it is possible that a wire somewhere behind the light may have come loose and...
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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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Where is the call history log on 2015 Toyota Prius
Hi there. Although this is not specific to the Prius, I believe the intelligence system is the same as explained on this video. I would recommend watching the video and referring to the Prius owner manual for steps on how...
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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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What does it cost to replace the spark plugs on a 2010 Toyota Prius?
Prius spark plugs are more accessible on the engine than many makes and models, so it is one of the lower cost engines to perform the replacement on. You can obtain an exact written quote for replacement, and schedule the...
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My prius 2015 AC blows not-cold-enough air and also it takes 10-15 minutes to start cooling?
It sounds like you may have a damaged AC compressor clutch. As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is a Suction...
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hey i just change my car tune up but it went bad after 2 wks any advice
Hi there. It really depends on what you did exactly with your tune-up that would determine what is going wrong or is causing poor performance on your Toyota Prius. Sometimes replacement parts sold at an auto parts store are the...
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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
The amount of refrigerant charge could be incorrect. The system might have moisture or air trapped within especially if the system dryer was not replaced (as is required) when the condenser was replaced. The condenser fan(s) might not be cycling...
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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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car accelerates on it's own
Hello, thank you for writing in. With some further investigation, you will see that there is a problem with Toyota and their hybrid vehicles pertaining to sudden acceleration or stopping. You will want to contact the service department again and...
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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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Drivers side window very unresponsive when engine is running. Works fine in accessory mode. Any ideas please?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few considerations we need to make during this process. One being the battery is responsible for providing power in the accessory mode, while the alternator provides the power while the vehicle...

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