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My 2012 Prius v suspension / engine mount issues.

Discussion in 'Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by macguyft, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. macguyft

    macguyft Environmental Wacko

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    Hello everyone...

    I have an issue that I wanted to share here and would like hear any comments you may have. I'm also very curious if anyone else has this issue.

    When driving my Prius v3 (2,700 miles) I can feel some vibration / wobbling / modulation directly under my left foot. It seems to be fairly consistent regardless of road conditions. I took my car to the dealership today and they told me that they also felt the "issue"... stating that it appears to be coming from perhaps the engine mounts. They also said that they could feel in in the gas pedal. However, after all of this, they also said however that this was normal. In other words, they could not find anything wrong mechanically with my car. So... Good news and bad news. This is "subtle" but definitely there. I think now it's bothering me even more. I find myself moving my left foot around to try and reduce the modulation. I'm even afraid because so, it could cause an accident.

    Oh... one more thing. After leaving the service department I saw my sales guy and we took another new v out for a test drive. Sure enough, I felt it in this car as well. He encouraged me to file a complaint and take it "up the ladder".

    I love the car in every other way... But this is really bothering me.

    Comments?
  2. bear4

    bear4 Junior Member

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    I am with you - I have a similar minor issue with my 2011 that is driving me crazy. It is some kind of rumble from MG2 - the issue is described in this thread:
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii...ubleshooting/101818-mg2-rumble-vibration.html

    and this one:
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...leshooting/102410-need-your-input-please.html

    I am actually working with Toyota trying to collect more data on this issue. I am hoping for a TSB in the future. Don't give up, and hopefully you can get them to resolve it.

    BTW, since Prius v has the same drivetrain as 2011, do you experience any rumble/vibration described in the threads above?
  3. Britishprius

    Britishprius New Member

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    I just bought a 2012 Prius 3 same issue same answer. I have taken this up with Toyota corporate and if they cannot resolve am going after them through the lemon law
  4. JChag

    JChag New Member

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    I am experiencing this too! The sensation is that one or more of the wheels are slightly out of balance. I will have the dealer balance the wheels at the 5k service and see if this corrects the problem.
  5. Dick Aslin

    Dick Aslin New Member

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    YES!! This is the same problem I'm experiencing with my 2102 Prius Two. Funny thing, this only emerged AFTER my 20,000 mile checkup. Alignment and wheel balancing did not fix it. Is it possible that ONE of the engine mounts is faulty/cracked or the engine mount PAD is worn, setting up a torquing effect that feels like vibration?
  6. sparky12

    sparky12 Junior Member

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    My 13 Prius v has a vibration in the driver's side floorboard area when I get on the gas in pwr mode. I've only got about 6500 miles on the vehicle so I don't think it's something worn or broken. I'll mention that when I take it in to the service dept this coming Monday...
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