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How to Turn Off the Reverse Beep in a Prius
The Toyota Prius is designed to shut off the engine when stopped as an energy-conserving measure. When the accelerator is depressed, it starts to back up, so you...
How to Move Your Cell Phone Contact List to Your Prius
Talking on your cellphone while driving is a dangerous prospect, unless you use a hands-free device to talk and even when trying to dial the phone number you need. If you...
How to Re-Start Your Second Generation Prius
Nobody wants their car to suddenly stop working. Unfortunately, Toyota recalled around 75,000 of their 2004 Prius cars because of some technical issues that were causing them to stall. This could be...
How to Use an iPod in a Toyota Prius
Gone are the days of toting around cassette tapes or CDs in cases to keep tunes on hand when you're on the go. Today, we have playlists on our...
How to Get Better Gas Mileage with Your Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is considered one of the cleanest, environmentally friendly vehicles to drive based on the amount of smog-forming emissions that most other vehicles put out....
Politics and Personal Driving Preferences: Do Republicans and Democrats Drive Different Cars?
Dodge Rams are the most popular car in Republican states; the Toyota Prius is the most popular in Democratic areas (as are hybrids and foreign cars).
How to Drive a Toyota Prius
For someone who has never driven a Prius, it may feel a bit like stepping into the cockpit of an alien spaceship when sliding into the driver’s seat....
How to Drive a Prius in the Winter
Driving during extreme weather conditions brings its own challenges. For example, snow and ice can make roads slippery, causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles. It can also...
How to Use Intelligent Parking Assist in a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is an innovative vehicle packed with features that make your driving experience smoother and easier. One such feature is the Intelligent Parking Assist which helps...
How to Quickly Stop a Runaway Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that uses a combination of a gas-powered engine and an electric motor to propel the vehicle. It is perhaps the most well-known...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in California in 2012
California natives are notably environmentally conscious, and this often shows in their choices of vehicles as well. While trucks rarely make it to the top spots, hybrid vehicles are frequently on...
How to Buy a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrid models on the automotive market, and it comes with an array of perks. A Prius is more environmentally friendly...
How to Use a Prius as a Generator
Being without electricity due to natural disaster or repair work being performed on electric lines in your region is at best an inconvenience and at worst life-threatening, especially when you...
How to Start a Prius
The Toyota Prius was a game changer when it was first introduced back in 2000. As one of the first commercially successful hybrid vehicles, it eventually helped launch an...
How to Replace the Headlights on a Toyota Prius
Your headlights are one of the most important safety components for your car. A broken headlight bulb can endanger yourself and others on the road.
Essential Things to Know About the Toyota Prius Hybrid Car
The Toyota Prius first came out in 1997. The current Prius gets 58 miles per gallon and can travel a mile without any gas when it's in EV mode.
The Best Used Cars to Buy For Fuel Economy
Saving money on gas is an important factor to consider when buying a car. The Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Ford Fusion all have great fuel economy.
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If you’re lucky enough to have a short commute to work, then you need to consider different factors when buying a used car than someone with a lengthier drive (or more...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Long Commutes
Most of us are faced with the prospect of commuting back and forth to work on a daily basis, but some have a much longer drive than others. When it comes...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind,...

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Hello I have a Toyota Prius hybrid 2003 and I checked in the engine and it doesn’t have the serpentine belt and it has been runnin
When a belt comes off it is most likely due to a failed pulley o tensioner and belt. I recommend getting a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to diagnose the reason the belt came off and what...
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Prius master warning light on
To resolve this most efficiently you have to start with a Toyota re-manufactured, dealer supplied, OEM battery pack. That is the only way to rule out the "possibility" of a fault, of some sort, in the battery pack. Once you...
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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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Check engine light P1121 code. Still get warm air. What's the est. to see if the valve needs replacing or if its a faulty wire?
Hi Willow. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The second generation Prius, model years 2004-2009, uses a 3-way valve to control coolant flow between the engine, the hot coolant storage tank (thermos), and the heater core - which is what causes...
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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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Where can I go besides Toyota?
Hi Veronica. Thanks for contacting us today. It really depends on what issues you're having with your Toyota Prius and where you live. There are several local shops that are starting to specialize in hybrid services. We also have several...
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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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Oil change labor cost
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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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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Prius won't turn on, go into drive or reverse.
Load test the smaller 12 volt battery, that is located in the rear right trunk area. Of course, be sure that 12 volt battery is properly connected, too, as it might have been disabled during the high voltage battery replacement....
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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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Throttle body cleaning
The only approved cleaner for the throttle body is "throttle body cleaner" (be sure not to use carburetor cleaner). The carcinogenic (and other notable adverse health effects) of this (or any cleaner) are linked to the dose. If you set...
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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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My 2004 Prius don't want to shift to D or N but stays on N
If this failure to shift into gear occurred immediately after battery replacement, somehow the removal and re-application of power to the shift interlock has caused a malfunction. Check to see if the brake lights come on. The brake light switch...
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Front bumper is down, how to fix on highway
Hi Nina. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It really depends on what is actually damaged on the front bumper. If you've hit something, were involved in an accident, or the bumper simply fell off, you really should call your insurance...
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My 2008 Prius is shaking very badly in the last 24 hrs. and we've hit nothing.
Hi Laurie. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on your feedback, you have a rather serious suspension or steering component failure. I would strongly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete an on-site inspection to...
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Notification on screen says parking brake is malfunctioning, even though the parking button works fine.
I would recommend having your parking brake system inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue. It is very likely that a computer issue could be causing this morning to show up on your dash....
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Q: often to change transmission fluid
For this model, based on Toyota's normal versus severe conditions maintenance schedule, you should change the ATF fluid, and the ATF filter, every 60,000 miles. If you desire that a certified mechanic from YourMechanic perform that service for you, on...
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I just need to know where the neutral switch or button for a Prius would be? Without turning on the car.
There is normally a small plastic piece that can be removed near the shifter buttons. This plastic piece after removal will allow access to a button. This button when depressed will enable the shifter to move into any gear you...

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