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Car lunged backward 10 feet in parking lot
A few different things can cause the transmission to lurch like this. The most common would be something obstructing the gas pedal, a transmission issue, brake fault, or a transmission range switch issue. The vehicle should not be driven until...
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Engine smoked and had unpleasant odor
Many different things can cause a bang noise and smoke to come from the engine. The most likely issue would be an oil leak, low oil level, engine mechanical issue, or a faulty water pump. The Check Engine Light will...
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Radio/navigation/telephone system freezes
When diagnosing cars technicians can only go off the symptoms they can duplicate. This can be complicated by intermittent issues such as this. Intermittent issues can be caught using various electrical testing procedures but the fault has to happen when...
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Car revved & lurched over curb while foot was on brake
Hello there, issues like this are very uncommon. When the vehicle does not stop like this it obviously makes the vehicle unsafe to drive and is a cause for concern. The most likely causes of this would be something obstructing...
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Auxiliary battery draining the hybrid battery
Auxiliary batteries can take awhile before symptoms may be noticed on a Prius. This is due to the hybrid system powering many of the components. In this vehicle the auxiliary battery is mainly used for starting. It could cause problems...
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Car lunged backward 10 feet in parking lot
My suggestion is to have a dealer look into it and see if they have a fix or even verify the cause of the complaint. You may have an active recall for your vehicle for the acceleration problem and the...
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Engine smoked and had unpleasant odor on 2013 Toyota Prius V
Hey there thanks for writing in about your 2013 Toyota Prius V. It sounds like you had a coolant leak and caused the engine or electrical motor to overheat and shut down. If you would like to have this looked...
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Car revved & lurched over curb while foot was on brake
Hey there, hopefully everyone was safe after this experience. My suggestion would be to have the vehicle towed to the nearest dealer to have the vehicle checked. There has been many possible complaints for this problem with other owners and...
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Radio/navigation/telephone system freezes
Unfortunately, the only way to have this covered is to leave it at the dealer for an extended time to let them try and verify the problem. The technicians at dealerships will not do any work to a vehicle if...

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