2006 low mpg. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Matt P, Jun 11, 2019 at 6:57 PM.

  1. Matt P

    Matt P New Member

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    Having this problem with my 06 just calculated 34mpg at the pump not sure why. Tested the 12v and its good at 12.8

    Any ideas??
     
  2. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

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    How many miles on it?

    Sometimes as the traction battery gets near the end of its life, mileage goes down as the engine works harder to maintain a charge.
     
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  3. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    what were you getting previously?

    any other changes? driving route, weather, tires and pressure, oil change and level, etc.?
     
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    I had a bad wheel bearing take my mileage from ~41 to ~38.
     
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