2002 Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Prius
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2002 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.
The center multi-function display may failure. This is commonly caused by poorly soldered internal connection. Our technicians tell us that these display panels can be successfully repaired or reconditioned by a shop specializing in such repairs.
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.
2002 Toyota Prius QuestionsWhy does the Heat/AC work intermittently? (2 answers)
The heat and the AC work intermittently on my 2002 Prius with 245 K miles. The radiator was just flushed and a new thermostat was installed 2 weeks ago. After this, the heater didn’t work at all on a very cold day (3° F) and did finally work after running about 15 minutes the next day (15° F).
there seems to be a water leak inside, in the middle of the car under the dash. Checked water and it seem low so I think there is a leak in the heater??? does anyone know about this problem?
Why can't someone who lives IN California get a catalytic converter that doesn't cost almost as much as the car its on ? One can get an aftermarket converter in 49 states for as low as $ 68 but if you have your car registered in California, you're forced to go to the dealer ? Why does...
2002 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.