(1)Err displays: red triangle,BRAKE,screen icon in Uppr L (2)Only P & N (3)engine won't run (?!)

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Gray Badger, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Gray Badger

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    Driving into driveway to park, these errors occurred 'out of nowhere'. Error displays listed occurred & car would/will only shift between P & N. Brake fluid is between min & max levels. No audible or historical reason to believe a brake failure. Car last driven a week or two ago without a problem. Although shiftable into N (as well as P), the car seemed 'locked up' and not pushable in N (emergency brake deactivated) to let other cars exit the driveway, until turning on the heat/air cond to try to get enough "loading" to activate the engine. Engine never audibly activated- but 'transmission unlocked'(?) somehow, to permit pushing the car 10'.

    Approx 110K miles. We had squirrely error displays on 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid with Toyota system when we had damaged suspension sensor(s) from lousy roads. This can be non-BRAKE failure? Any ideas welcome. Please. Thanks.
     
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    you will need to have the trouble codes read at a dealer, or hybrid shop with tech stream software. start by making sure the 12v is healthy and has good connections.
     
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    Not only "can," it's likely. @bisco is right. You need to read the codes. You'll either go broke or die of old age trying to guess. Make sure it's a code reader fluent in Prius. Most can't read the proprietary hybrid codes involved. There are lots of options that you can explore here on PC.
     
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    Will check batt & if good get the codes read. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Will check 12V batt & get codes read. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    On the pro side, the guessing will stave off boredom through those golden years.
     
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    I need to make a note of that. I'm getting close to that age. :LOL: But will I remember to check the note? Hmmm. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Did you find the reason behind this? I am having the same issue :/
     
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    If you don't know what trouble codes you have and what codes, @Gray Badger had/has, then you might have the same symptoms, but might have a totally different malfunction. You need to read the codes with a reader that's made to read the special codes a hybrid car can generate.

    But it certainly would be nice to know if and how Gray Badger's issues turned out. People here really do care.
     
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