2006 Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Toyota Prius
- will changing out of 12V bat. clear codes and allow restart?
- Are there any recalls affecting 2006 Prius's?
- Dash lit up. couldn't start car. had towed 95 miles home.
- Who fixes the MFD screen. I press one button and the one next to it goes on. That's great , but I press english and French shows up and I can't change it.
- Can a used Hybrid Battery Control Module be re-programmed to work with my 06
2006 Toyota Prius Problems
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.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a fault code P1121 stored. It is commonly caused by a failed three way coolant control valve. Valve replacement is recommended if this occurs.
The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.
2006 Toyota Prius Questions
Car Fax didn't show any when I got this car 13 months ago. I am 2d owner.
Had Toyota dealer scan car. $100.+
DTC NO. INF CODE
POAA6 526*1 and 611*2
Dealer said they cleared codes, car now runs. But, to find fault they wanted me to pay them to chase down the 14 possible causes. LOL.
$100+ to clear the codes and they di...
2006 Toyota Prius Recalls
The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft manufactured with metal splines that may have an insufficient hardness. Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Toyota dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace if necessary.
During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water (coolant) pump at the coil wire, resulting in corrosion. The corroded wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit in the pump resulting in a blown fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the electric water pump to correct this concern.
Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.
2006 Toyota Prius Reviews
Incredible car. Only problem that has cropped up is that one of the two HID headlights goes out intermittently, requiring them to be switched off, then back on to restore the failed light. This problem was easily fixed by the dealer with a simple bulb replacement.
Great car, very reliable, did have some computer problems with the headlights going out. SF Toyota took good care of the problem, though, with no additional cost and no hassle. It's not a super fun car to drive, but it more than makes up for that by being very economical. GPS system and bluetooth are great features.
Good car, great gas milage, comfortable, surprisingly good pick-up. The downsides: 1) very noisy - dealer said Toyota did not insulate as it increased weight (dec MPG). 2) GPS not worth the cost - displays a "there is no house at this address" for homes/businesses that have been there for 20 years. 3) it costs a fortune ($375 in my area) to replace the smartkey remote. 4) many friends will ...