Toyota reacted by recalling all affected Prii and having dealers inspect the extension shaft and replace it if necessary. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. My mileage has dropped to 32mpg from my previous average of 55-58. I Almost Hit From Behind By Another Car. Wait time was due to the main drive battery was on back order.
Second dealer diagnosed and replaced faulty rad cap. I had just purchased it in May. Both Local Field Rep And National Declined Those Requests. Also, water pump had minor leak. Have attempted to take apart throttle control, difficult and complex to diagnose. No idea how long this repair will last, could be months or years from now. Repaired frayed wire to Inverter cooling pump.
While my car was being serviced for the recall, I mentioned the problem to the dealership, and there was a tsb out on the problem. The recall will be free. I declined repair due to the cost. This Recall Is Referenced As: Tech s : 20799 Recall Eoe Motor Generator And Power Management Update Perform Software Update For Mg Ecu And Power Management Ecu Agg09a 0. I don't trust Northridge Toyota.
The change was done under warranty. Dealer refused to follow Toyota Service Bulletin explaining the problem. The new motor mount seems to have made things worse instead of better. Workshop cleared codes and car started and ran without further issues. Replaced with warranted reman unit. Possibilities included the battery fan and high humidity in the battery compartment. Replaced Leaking Water Pump and cracked Belt.
Started running very very rough. Dealer did not lower price until I actually sent a tow to tow it somewhere else! Trouble code P0A80 This is the one all Prius owners fear. Toyota will also fit brake-override software to its cars, ensuring that pressing the brake fully slows the engine even if it is racing. The hybrid system no longer ran due to this issue. Coolant was lost and inverter failed and was ruined. Because Of A Slow And Sharp U-turn Which Precedes The Short On-ramp, I Disabled The Eco Mode For Better Acceleration.
Battery easily heats to or above this temp during normal use. Main battery and several other items replaced. After brain unit was replaced warning idiot light conditions still lit up intermittent. This Was The Same Type Acceleration That Caused All The Prior Accidents. Aug 01, 2012 Car Occasionally Unintentionally Accelerates When Hitting A Bump For Maybe A Second. The car was 2 months beyond the 3 year warranty. They had to replace the front right fender wheel well lining.
Replaced faulty cooling pump myself. May 13, 2014 Was Traveling About 65 Mph On Route 11 In Ct When Red Lights Come On And Car Slows To 20 Mph. Performed fuel ignition decarbonize 4 times. Was Unable To Regain Any Power But Was Able To Coast To Stop On Shoulder. Car runs exactly the same, which has always been just fine.
I got a 20% discount on repair as reward for using dealer for maintenance and repair. To correct this, try cleaning the throttle plate and bore of all buildup. Toyota says the brakes perform safely at all times, but the update will provide a better feel. They had at least 68K miles on them, the amount I put on the vehicle. This is because the brake pressure accumulator can crack from excessive vibration. The Car Required A Tow To The Nearest toyota Dealer. And if that gets it going again, seriously consider a new 12 V battery too.