2001 Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Toyota Prius ProblemsThe Fuel Gauge May Read Incorrectly
The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.
Premature tire wear is an concern due to the soft rubber compounds specified for original equipment tires. Our technicians tell us that most owners have changed to better wearing tires but fuel mileage has suffered as a result.
The hybrid transmission may fail prematurely. Our technicians recommend changing the transmission fluid every 30K miles in order to help prolong transmission life. There is a small square pan on the bottom of the transmission which should be removed to allow more fluid to drain. This service recommendation is over and above the Toyota recommendation to "check" the transmission fluid every 30k miles.
2001 Toyota Prius Questionscar looses power a few minutes after heading down the road and have to pull over and shut down engine. wait then restart and limp back home. code showing was not P3160.correction: code P3190 is the code in question.not P3160. also has p0171 & P0130 codes. (1 answer)
this is the second time in a row this car lost power and shut down. hoping someone can point me in the right direction on what to replace first then second etc. Thanks in advance for whoever can reply. kc>>
RED HAZ LIGHT COMES ON AND VECH LOOSES POWER. HAVE TO PULL OFF ROAD AND SHUT DOWN THEN RESTART AND LIMP VERY SLOWLY BACK HOME.
THIS HAPPENED TWO TRIPS IN A ROW. CODE CHECKER SAID P3160 BUT MY SCANNER CODEBOOK DID NOT GO UP THAT HIGH. OUT IN THE BACK COUNTRY. NEED HELP!!! THANKS KC>> 2:50 P...
This has happened 3 times now, and the codes said that it was a power inverter problem. I had the power inverter replaced, but it happened again. Why is using the A/C causing this problem?
2001 Toyota Prius RecallsPotential Loss of Power Steering
The steering linkage may loosen, resulting in reduced electric steering assistance when making a left turn. Loss of power steering assist may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the nuts securing the steering linkage to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin in early July 2011.