2012 inverter trouble

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by Land1, Mar 19, 2021.

  1. Land1

    Land1 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2014
    3
    0
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    4 yellow indicators on dash, slip, engine, brake, hybrid. Drove car to Toyota dealer for repair, dealer orders parts for inverter on Saturday and done on Wednesday no charged . Car only had 55.5 K miles. Car now run normal, happy with Toyota enhanced warranty on Inverter. I wonder without this special warranty how much does it actual cost for the repair ?
     
  2. rjparker

    rjparker Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    4,013
    2,095
    2
    Location:
    Texas Hill Country
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    $2250 plus or minus
     
  3. ChapmanF

    ChapmanF Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    14,564
    10,254
    0
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    What they do is covered in T-SB-0036-16, which in turn refers to the Repair Manual (more info) for the gritty details.

    You can see that what they do exactly depends on just how spectacularly your particular inverter happened to bite the dust.

    If it blew the side right out of its metal case, you get the whole assembly, around $2650, or $2200 at discount, if you can find a dealer selling one.

    [​IMG]

    If it didn't go quite that dramatically, they may just open it up and replace the intelligent power module (transistor kit), $1500-ish or $1100-ish at discount:

    [​IMG]

    or perhaps that and the MG ECU ($185 to $226).

    [​IMG]

    and maybe a couple other miscellaneous parts.

    Labor-wise, replacing the whole assembly is easiest. Any of the crack-it-open-and-replace-parts alternatives will be a much bigger deal, where you really hope the dealership somehow has a technician with experience in power electronics assembly because it's much more like that than it is like auto repair.

    Note: don't rely exactly on the part numbers I have linked here. In some cases there are different part numbers that have to be matched to the car.
     
  4. Willy Toast

    Willy Toast Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2021
    45
    23
    0
    Location:
    Brossard, Quebec
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    In Canada the warranty ref is SOSH-W05-1A. Coverage is 15 years without millage limitation.
     
    Air_Boss likes this.
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sand Pounder

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    45,440
    32,438
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Do you have a link you can share?
     
  6. Willy Toast

    Willy Toast Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2021
    45
    23
    0
    Location:
    Brossard, Quebec
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    Toyota sends me new vehicle warranty extension notices in letters saying "Warranty Enhancement Program" applicable to the 2012 Prius V. In May 2017 they sent me W11 about the EGR. In Sept 2017 they sent me W05 as noted above for the inverter issue.

    The warranty enhancement is fully transferable to new owners of the vehicle.

    If you do not have access to this I could scan and upload the general text of W05.

    Please confirm and I shall scan and upload.
     
    Mendel Leisk likes this.
  7. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sand Pounder

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    45,440
    32,438
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Hang on. I should have it too. :oops:
     
  8. Willy Toast

    Willy Toast Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2021
    45
    23
    0
    Location:
    Brossard, Quebec
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    Did you find W05?
    A link would be an address to a website right? I have a scanner and can upload copies of stuff without too much trouble.
    I bought an extended care package (7 years 120,000 km) when I purchased the car. Does that mean I got any special warranty consideration? Not sure if Quebec and BC get the exact same warranty.
     
  9. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sand Pounder

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    45,440
    32,438
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Yeah, from may of 2017, for Exhaust Gas Recirculation :

    C0833997-3A82-4AF2-9CD7-5F7C2BF4B9AB.jpeg
    Don’t seem to have sept 2017 paper, for inverter. Might have misplaced.
     
    #9 Mendel Leisk, Apr 1, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2021
  10. Willy Toast

    Willy Toast Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2021
    45
    23
    0
    Location:
    Brossard, Quebec
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    Attached below are the four pages of W05.

    In the text you will see that they refer to a software recall R08 which I may have gone to the dealer for.

    On another subject my rumble on light acceleration turned out to be a loose middle exhaust shield.

    The shield resonated almost perfectly with normal engine vibration during low speed acceleration.

    I was convinced I had the same issue as GearHead600. His excellent account of his troubles matched my situation. So I had went ahead and bought a new damper. I am thinking it will make a good Christmas tree topper. Luckily I checked for obvious loose parts before I began building a gantry crane to support the engine while the transmission was out.
     

    Attached Files:

    tvpierce, Air_Boss and Mendel Leisk like this.
  11. Willy Toast

    Willy Toast Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2021
    45
    23
    0
    Location:
    Brossard, Quebec
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    Sorry I doubled up on the attachments I left the page before printing and when I came back the text and attachments seemed to have disappeared so i redid everything.
    The correct order is willy1, willy2, willy3, willy4.
     
Loading...