Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-33384-12l39fajs:173:8

Q: Engine smoked and had unpleasant odor on 2013 Toyota Prius V

asked by on

I heard a loud bang and thought it came from the tires. But it wasn’t from the tires - it was from the engine which had smoke coming from it. When I opened the hood of my car, there was both an odor and the smoke billowing from the engine. I got back in the car and turned the engine off and the smoke stopped. Then I turned the car back on. Everything seemed normal again so I started driving. But the engine light came on after driving around 5 miles. Fortunately I was near a gas station and I pulled over thinking it was probably a leak of water. I checked and it had enough water, but I put some more anyway. The engine light stayed on. I headed home and then would go to the dealership tomorrow. However, during my way home the car turned itself off. It wouldn’t start again. What caused this and what will solve the problem?

A: Hey there thanks for writing in about your ...

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 at, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to diagnose the smell and smoke in order to make the correct repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine rattling, shaking and loss of power

The VANOS unit or solenoid can cause a rattling sound from the engine. The VANOS is a camshaft timing system which runs off of engine oil pressure. If the oil is the wrong viscosity or the system has a buildup...

Q: 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...

Q: Service advancetrac warning light with transmission slipping and slamming pulling away from red light.

A weak battery may cause the several computers on the vehicle to malfunction due to the low voltage so if you have had the battery tested and it fails, it would be a good idea to start there. When a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...