100,000 Mile Club

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by efusco, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. James1964

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    At what approximate mileage does the dreaded brake actuator give up the ghost? That's a big $ repair I understand.

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  2. Dacus_Malus

    Dacus_Malus Junior Member

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    Hello,
    I am Raul, from Romania.
    I own and drive a 2006 red Prius Executive.
    Now it have 280 000 km, meaning around 175 000 miles.
    During the last year:
    - i changed the front shock absorbers, front and back brake disks
    - change the engine oil, the gearbox oil and all the filters.
    -and now i replaced 2 battery cells.
     
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  3. bisco

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    no trend that recall reading about, can happen anytime, or not at all
     
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  4. James1964

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    I'll take "not at all" for $500 Alex!

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  5. bisco

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    i hope you win the lottery!(y)
     
  6. spdracrm3

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    Just purchased a 2004 #9 Prius with the dreaded warning triangle on with HV battery code and bad 12v . I work as a auto tech here in Oregon and this vehicle was towed to our shop after sitting many years unused (tabs expired 2015 ) 166k rough miles on it customer didn't want to fix it so gave it to shop owner (it was put in storage area until a decision was made what to do with it) .We had another 2007 132k towed in month or so later with bad HV battery which a new Toyota Battery was sold and installed out the door it went so I had this HV battery sitting on my bench ,never opened one up so started googling and decided to look inside, lots of corrosion on buss bars which I took off and started measuring voltages on the cells and after watching how to charge and cycle them started messing about with them (lightbulb went off in my head think about the prius in storage lot and rebuilding its battery). Next day what gets towed in but a 2006 Prius with only 70k and another bad HV code , I had also learned how to read the HV battery scan data and watch the cell voltages so ran a couple full throttle accel runs in reverse (best load test) while graphing the battery cell voltages and it confirmed which cell was bad on low mileage batt pack (for liability issues a new battery was installed and out it went) . I now had two batteries on my bench. Having learned all this I took data i had and swapped four of the best cells from first battery into low mileage unit and put it into the freebie pruis on my own time and it's all happy now so purchased the vehicle from my boss and it's now my daily commuter 1000 miles later no battery issues and voltages inside are all even(went from 24 mpg AWD sedan to 50mpg on my 28 mile commute to work, was looking at going all electric but this will make a good transition vehicle)

    Had a dead MFD which i had circuit board connector reflowed at local computer shop and it now works perfectly ,has navigation and 9 speaker CD system . Body is a bit rough but it's perfect for a commuter. Looking forward to many more miles on this Prius

    SM-G960U ?
     
  7. jenesuispasbavard

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    Fingers crossed! Mine died just before the ZG2 warranty expired, thankfully, at ~149,000 miles, just fyi. They replaced it even without the dash lights because the symptoms were exactly the same.
     
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  8. kdmorse

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    Very late to the party, as my 2006 Gen 2 was a low mileage car (10 miles a day) for 3/4ths of its life. But I caught up in a hurry now that it's a 100 miles/day car.

    Purchased new, January of 2006. Hit 100,000 miles in Sept 2019. Lifetime mileage is ~47mpg.
    (I've never kept a car to 100,000 miles before, so yes, I took a picture at 999999 and 1000000)
    Runs in good condition, but it shows its age in many other ways.
    On my second traction battery, installed at about the 10 year mark.
    #*%( these HID headlights, of all the fancy things on the car, these are the only things to have given me any grief, over and over, to this very day.
    No hybrid problems, no MFD problems, no brake work, none of the things that were considered new and strange and potential future failure points back in 2006 have given me any grief.
    Very few minor things as well - On my 3rd 12v battery, the rubber cover on the hatchback release keeps falling off and being glued back on, and I had the trunk release spring go out on me - that was amusing. Maybe on my 5th set of tires? (I've lost count)

    All and all, exceeds expectations in the trouble free category. Except for those damn headlights.

    I am however looking forward to something new, I just haven't decided what. I may turn traitor and go Honda Hybrid next time, and if I do, it will mostly be because of the current state of Entune - I hope Toyota knows the disaster they've inflicted upon themselves there.
     
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  9. jerrymildred

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    If you get tired of monkeying with the hatch release cover, they make an inexpensive replacement. I put this on my wife's '07. You will want to take the plastic off the inside of the hatch to get to the back of the garnish and install it properly, but it was worth it to me to get it working and feeling like it should.
     
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  10. Ryu.rules

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    My 2007 Gen 2 is currently at 144,789 mi. No problems what so ever. It's on it's 2nd set of tires. Still going strong on the original battery pack, each module(set of two cells) reads 16.xx Volts. 12V replaced last year. That's about it. I am currently doing 1100 miles/week, so hopefully will reach 200,000 pretty soon. fingers crossed....
     
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