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.
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2003 Toyota Prius
2003 Toyota Prius Problems
The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.
A no start or loss of power issue may develop if debris falls into the mass air flow sensor when changing or inspecting the air filter. Care should be taken when changing of replacing the air filter in order to avoid this issue.
Starting difficulties may develop, mostly noted if the car has been parked for several days. Toyota has changed the 12v battery size specification to help correct this concern. Our technicians tell us the battery tray will need to be replaced to accommodate the larger battery
The high voltage hybrid battery may develop corrosion of the electrical harness resulting in premature failure. Our technicians tell us the hybrid battery must be replaced to correct this issue.
2003 Toyota Prius Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2003 Toyota Prius Questions and Answers
the dealer is recommending a 170 flush, do I really need a flush or will a fluid change be just as good?
Anyone has been having problems with their HID lights? I have one on the passenger’s side that keeps going out when I use the high beams. I already changed the bulb so the next step is a bad ball...
replace catalytic converter, O2 sensors?
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It is my first car.Really i had expectation my car will go 40 or up mile per gallon but im so disappoined about that only 24 mpg?That not really great for me.Why slould be like that even most of pe...
2003 Toyota Prius Reviews
Overall excellent reliability. I'm up to 150K miles and still running well. I have had to replace the catalytic converter (@120K miles), and have had some trouble with a seat belt anchor and a drink holder. Occasionally the vehicle starts up with the problem warning light on (!) but this resolves by itself in a few minutes.