The affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake system that has a parking brake cable that may disengage. The dealer told me to bring it back in and if it was the same problem same trouble codes , they would fix it free of charge hard to believe. At least the engine no-start issue seems to have been resolved thanks to the new spark plugs and throttle plate cleaning. The latest occasion was this past week October, 2002. This has occurred on numerous occasions 8-10 times , and the dealer has sent a tow truck out to either start the car or tow the car into the dealership.
On these occasions the dashboard warning lights have come on and the gasoline engine shuts down. While on the shoulder, the vehicle restarted without warning and reversed full throttle into the guard rail. If an owner experiences a failure of the inverter before the vehicle receives updated software, the dealer will replace the inverter assembly with a new one at no charge. I have driven 2007-2008 prius and love the ride but I am looking at the older 2001 prius right now. The car would also lock you inside and you could not get out. If not, maybe you can ignore that one for now. Outside have one or two slight golf ball size damage but hardly noticable and I'll get it fixed up.
Remedy: Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though. You are bound to get suggestions to replace the transaxle fluid if that wasn't done. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment. Unfortunately the car is no longer under warranty it's got maybe 140,000 miles , which is part of the reason I'd like to be able to take it to a competent independent mechanic in Portland.
The recall is planned to begin on, or about, May 7, 2013. After about 10 minutes I started the car up again and it was fine. Had it stalled in heavier traffic or in a different lane, we could have died there. Additionally, when in stalled slow traffic the battery seemed to drain excessively on only one occasion. Correction: Dealers will repair the electric steering gear box.
I had smelled a funny smell hours before, but thought it was something outside, so the fire had been smoldering for some time. The contact was advised to take the vehicle back to the dealer for further inspection. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2017. I took it in to the dealer where they told me I needed a new accelerator, which I decided not to have done. A weld in the curtain shield air bag inflator may crack causing one or both portions of the inflator to eject into the passenger cabin. There can be errors in the text. The recall involves 106,000 vehicles globally, of which about half are within the U.
Usually the traction battery is bad. The contact walked outside and noticed that the vehicle's windows were black. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion. They said they checked everything out and said it was fine. The consumer stated the computer failed on his vehicle after 1 year of service.
See a list of recalls for your model year below. The the triangle exclamation mark, the check engine, and the car exclamation mark lights are all on and the following trouble codes came up: P3191, P3000, P3101, P3006 From what I've read so far it sounds like the main traction battery needs to be replaced especially because of the P3006 code , but could there be other problems that need to be fixed? Remedy: Southeast Toyota will notify owners and provide a corrected label with instructions concerning its installation. Consequence: Loss of power steering, particularly when an operator is actively intending to steer the vehicle, may increase the risk of a crash. There seems to be a somewhat higher early battery failure rate in the 1G than in the 2G Prii and at 100k miles you're certainly at a bit more risk. The consumer also stated the gas pedal would become stuck at times, which caused the vehicle to increase in speed.
It also happened about one and a half years ago. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2016. The failure mileage was 32,000. Let people know that Prius cars are bad.
This is a very serious safety issue. If not under warranty, try new iridium spark plugs, and check the condition of the spark igniters. Because I'm in kind of a small town, I don't really have much of an option of taking it somewhere else, but I am seriously considering trying to drive it 100 miles to Portland where I might be able to get some decent service. Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly, free of charge. There have also been some transaxle failures in the 1G and it would be nice to see the maintenance manual for the car to assure that the transaxle fluid was changed at least by the book if not more often.
I'm still worried about the P3006 code since I thought it was specifically in reference to the cells in the traction battery. The vehicle's electric motor will continue operating in a limited capacity, so I can steer to the side of the road. There were fewer of the 2001-03 cars on the road, so the number of reported instances is less, but the internet contains many complaints from Toyota Prius owners regarding this issue. We had to spend the night in northglenn Colorado and went to the dealer. The contact has experienced multiple failures with the vehicle since it was purchased.