Help - 2010 Prius-III will not Start - With Video

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Family' started by LadySpirit, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    It is now two weeks since the 12V replacement and not a single hiccup. To have to go through 2 tow ins and 3 more visits for the non-starting issue over the past two years, at least it is behind her now...

  2. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    Good news! It's too bad your mom had to go through that, but I'm relieved that it really was just the old 12V thing.

    An another note, how hard would it be for the system to detect low battery voltage at startup and flash a plain-english warning on the MFD? Toyota hybrids always get screwy when the 12V weakens, so you would think they could have done something like that before the millionth vehicle went out the door.
  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Note to self :
    Once in a while , set SG to show battery voltage. Oh yeah , and check battery water level.
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    The battery is on the PriusChat "questionnaire", a list of questions drivers asking about low mileage are asked to answer.

    Maybe this is one of those dealer-friendly features that gets people to come in and pay for unnecessary diagnostic work.

    Given the "Key found in vehicle" and "Shift to P" erroneous messages I think the best you could expect would be something like "Please turn off the stereo".
  5. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Great news!!! I'm sure LadySpirit will get many more years of reliable service out of the vehicle (provided she wishes to keep it that long).

    How's the Accord?
  6. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Herm:

    She has an SG-II.


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