2011 Prius IV - before I buy?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by AltraStache, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. bisco

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    we only know what is reported here. there is no data regarding percentage or quantity of vehicles affected.

    this is where you come when your egr is clogged, you have a misfire, your head gasket blew.

    very few join here to tell us their egr is clean
     
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    I believe for every bad one you hear about here, there are thousands out there that nothing happened to...I see so many for sale with 200k+ miles and report they've pretty much just kept the oil changed, maybe brake pads, and regular scheduled maintenance.
     
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    Thanks. The squeaky wheel. Any idea if that is included in a cpo inspection?
     
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    Also, what are the symptoms? The misfire or cylinder slap noise like is some others that have valves coked up from the egr return to intake manifold?
     
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    There's the inverter failure that all prius gen 3 will eventually die off due to over heating, the TSB doesn't fix it either and the momentary loss of braking when you run over a pot hole and rear end the car in front of you. Some have reported it on here, I'd stay away from gen 3s in this day and age.
     
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    Don't do it......
     
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    Can u gimme some tips? my prius car fob battey alway dead again and again after i change it new 10days?
     
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    Are you buying economically priced batteries? I bought some of those and each button battery last no longer than 3 months. The more expensive ones last up to 2 years, got what i paid for.
     
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    Somehow I've experienced the quick switch-to-friction "whoopee!" hundreds of times in my Gen 3, just as I had in my Gen 1 before it, and my mom's Gen 2, but never in a Gen 4 because I haven't driven one, and on none of those occasions have I used it as an excuse to rear end the car in front of me. I suppose the only thing I've lacked has been motive.
     
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    perhaps you lacked tailgating
     
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    :ROFLMAO:
     
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