I work at a Toyota
I work at a Toyota dealership and I have a customer who seems to be having he same problem as your with their 08 Prius. I was wondering if you have a copy of a repair order from the dealership detailing exactly what parts they replaced. Our fax # is 508-759-8504 and phone number is 508-759-1900 x156
290 MacArthur Blvd
Bourne, MA 02532
hey that's so true, i had
hey that's so true, i had just bought it but the battery i used and must be 5 years old. however, i couldn't start it so i jammed the power button and held it down to shut off the car. then the second time i tried to start it it started,
Darrell, I have a 2005 that
Darrell, I have a 2005 that has had to be jump started 3 times in the past three months and the last time, yesterday, even using our battery charger and then jumping from my son's car wouldn't work. Somehow, after about an hour of trying, the car mysteriously started. I was actually told by roadside assistance the first time that the Prius has three batteries, one under the hood, (charger/jump start) availiable by removing the lid from the fuse box. Now, I have determined that the car has two batteries, both in the trunk, the big/expensive Hybrid battery and the 12-volt hidden in the right read corner that you mention above. The car, being a 2005 and, with about 85,000 miles, the 12-volt needs replacing. Since you say in you post that the person was giving bad advice, what GOOD advice do you have for me with my situation. Here in So. Cal, it looks like every other car on the road is a Prius so I'm wondering why what with all of the battery problems people seem to have. What is the secret. I've read all of the postings and various things seem to have worked for different people. Thanks for your time. Can you please respond to the above email address?
Also, when I put my charger on the positive connection under the front hood and the negative on metal, it read 7.7 volts, but when I put the charger directly on the battery in the rear trunk, it read 12.3. Something must be going on between the front and the battery itself.
I have a 2010 Prius doing
I have a 2010 Prius doing the same thing but have not found out what the problem is yet. The dealer says that they haven't seen that problem before.