Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance
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Toyota Prius ProblemsDrivers side wheel bearing replaced
Noticed low noise in front of vehicle. Had it looked at by a mechanic, as I was out of town, who said the tie rods needed to be replaced. Took it to Toyota for inspection when I got home. Turned out to be a bad drivers side front wheel bearing. Bearing was R&R'd and car is fine now. Cost was $500.00
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.
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.
Toyota Prius QuestionsReplace radiator or just upper hose? (1 answer)
Brought car in for coolant dashboard light warning. Toyota dealer diagnosed "Radiator leaking from upper outlet hose. Radiator will need to be replaced." Does the whole radiator need to be replaced or possibly just the upper hose? Seems like the cost difference could be +/- $200.
The area under drivers feet is moderately wet after long drive. Could it be related to a/c condensations?
What could cause the left head light to come on and off and the right headlight to flicker?
Toyota Prius RecallsSide Curtain Air Bag Inflators Eject Into The Passenger Compartment
The side curtain air bag inflators may crack and fracture. Dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield bags free of charge to resolve the concern.
For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.