Re: 2001 prius malfunction
- 1) what was the code - you need to read the OBDII code. If P3191
then there is a TSB and it may be replaced under this TSB.
2) the hybrid battery recall is simply applying some silicone
sealant around the positive terminal to prevent leakage.
3) drama is great on TV, but here we like facts.
02 super white 76k miles
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cooldude29th"
> I have a 2001 prius. I bought it two years ago. Today the whole
> malfunctioned on me! THe lights, beeped on and off like a timebomb
> the car would not start, and the master warning signal came on.the
> Eventually everything has died. The auto door locks do not work
> either. IT seems like the main computer function is down. It is
> awful. By the way, I received a letter from oakbrook toyota that
> hybrid battery in the 2001 prius has been recalled. I should getit
> fixed and they will do it free of charge. Has anyone gotten this
> Any help or suggestions onthis problem?
- just call any dealer with a prius tech, give them your vin number and they
will tell you if you definitely need the recall work performed.
had this done a couple of months ago.
----- Original Message -----
From: "bhamilt" <bhamilt@...>
To: <email@example.com>; "cooldude29th" <cooldude29th@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: [toyota-prius] 2001 prius malfunction
> Perhaps someone else has information about "battery" recall, but the
> "recall" most of us received was the need to add *sealant* to a specific
> place on the current battery. I think the only reports of battery
> replacement was in one or two instances where there was a leak prior to
> getting the car into the shop to apply the sealant. In that case, I seem
> recall that the battery was replaced instead of just having sealant
> When I took my Prius in for the "recall" they applied the sealant and it
> ready to go in a few hours. I asked if there were any leaks and they said
> no -- but applying the sealant was a safeguard against the possibility of
> My Snowflake is still just humming right along as smoothly as ever.
> Snowflake, 2003 Super White Prius (hybrid), 21,000+ wonderful miles (and
> still on OEM tires)
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