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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Toyota Prius

2006 Toyota Prius

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2006 Toyota Prius Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The power inverter coolant pump may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light associated with fault code P0A93 stored. Our technicians tell us the power inverter coolant pump should be replaced if this occurs. A revised pump is available for 2004-2006 models, Toyota service bulletin #EG001-07.

2006 Toyota Prius Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2006

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On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 31, 2009

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Toyota is recalling 2004–2010 models for an accelerator pedal that can get stuck in the wide open position due to problems with the floor mat. This may cause high vehicle speeds that make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which can result in a crash. In order to correct the problem, dealers will replace the pedals, alter the shape of the floor, and/or replace the floor mats. Toyota will also modify software on certain models to ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event that both are applied.

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Suspension & Steering, November 14, 2012

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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. 


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Suspension & Steering, June 9, 2006

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The intermediate steering shaft and slip yoke may crack when large forces are applied and the connection may separate. This could result in a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft and inspect and replace the sliding yoke if needed. The recall began June 9, 2006. The Toyota recall number is 60C.

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2006 Toyota Prius Questions and Answers

Oldgeazer, 2006 Toyota Prius, Hermiston, OR

I had my Prius serviced and the service tech could not resent the maintenance light

dollron, 2006 Toyota Prius, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Edwardsville, IL

displays sreen lights up, but when you touch the screen you may get almost any result--radio on/off, a/c off, etc. All the controls on either side of the screen work, as well as the controlls on s...

LJK859, 2006 Toyota Prius, Carmel, NY

If you are only replacing one tire do all four tires need to be(re) aligned?

lionupa, 2006 Toyota Prius, Peoria, IL

The driver side glass was broken and GPS robbed during this year Thanksgiving holidays. I bought it from Ebay from another Prius owner. Need to get it installed. How much would it cost to install t...

johnWB, 2006 Toyota Prius, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Bronx, NY

Hi. I have a 2006 Toyota Prius. There is a blinking light on the dashboard when the engine is off. The light turns off when the car is started. The light is a car symbol with a vertical line inters...

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2006 Toyota Prius Reviews

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 not ride with me if they have to sit in the back seat - it takes a long time to heat or cool.

This replaced our Ford Explorer. Comfortable seating for 5 and luggage space for 4. I've even hauled a 10x12 shed kit with the back seats down. MPG varies greatly with the season. Hwy in winter avgs abt 42MPG while summer avgs 47MPG (flat land). Strange as it sounds we got about 4 MPG better in hilly Wisconsin Interstate. City MPG is about 7 MPG less than HWY but depends greatly on the number of stop&go's or if a straight open road. If we hit the city stop lights just right we get over 70MPG on a 5 mile stretch of city street..

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.

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