Well, I was towed in ($78),
Well, I was towed in ($78), and they found BOTH batteries were DEAD DEAD DEAD. No explanation found as to how it happened.
However I learned that under both warranty and extended warranty (if you have one), the towing bill to nearest Toyota dealer is paid
-- which is a great relief for I drive often thru W Kansas,E Colorado where is sometimes 200 mi to the nearest Toyota dealer. I'll tell you those farmers out on the plains drive Chevys and Fords, NOT Toyotas. Only thing done to my Toyota was to spend 2 days charging both batteries.
I remember day I bought it when saleswoman was showing me the controls, I observed the battery indicator and asked what if it went to empty; her answer, "Dont' worry, NEVER HAPPENS". Never take the word of a salesperson re mechanical details.
My daughter's 2007 Prius is
My daughter's 2007 Prius is making wierd noises when it idles but not when driving. She is worried that it may be the battery which she says is terrfically expensive to replace. How can you tell when the battery is dying?
Prius has several warning
Prius has several warning beeps built in. Depends on what warning light is also showing on the dash.
Putting the car into reverse.
Pulling your seatbelt off before shutting down the engine.
Opening the door with the key still in the ignition.
Opening the door when the engine has not finished shutting off yet.
Attempting to lock the doors while a door is still open.
Any one of these warning systems might malfunction and "false alarm" during engine shut down.
Anyone have this problem?
Anyone have this problem? We've a 2009 Prius...for the second time in three weeks. I turn it off...get a beeping sound as I exit the car...like something's not off...turn the car on/off again...seems to be OK so I leave....next day when I try to use the car it is dead and will not start.. dash displays all lights with the warning ! but it will now start. Have had to have it jumped and towed to the dealer...they blame it on something left on..duh...but what and how do you turn it off??? Nothing unusual was on when the car was turned off.
...make that it still will
...make that it still will NOT start.....