2006 Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Toyota Prius

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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.

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I think I might have over filled my tank cause it surged the gas up at me when I was finished,

Suddenly all these lights came on at once but car still drove fine. A mechanic hooked to a diagnosis scanner and it read P0A80 code. The next day the lights came back on and suddenly the gas engine will not shut off and the rear vent stays constantly on. Went to O'Reilly to get 12v battery te...

more money than the value of it is

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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. 

 

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.

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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.

Best car I've ever owned. 215K miles @ 9 years old and have done little to it. Front brake pads first time @ 150K miles. Exhaust pipes @ 170K 1 Rear Shock blew at $165K (so replaced both). Catalytic converter code just came up at 212K miles and suspension is only now just sounding like it may need attention. Body is in great shape, no rust, and car lives outside in coastal CT. ...

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