2012 Prius C owners - What is your mileage and repairs to date.........

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by orenji, May 12, 2015.

  1. icspots

    icspots Junior Member

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    2012 Pc4, 135,000 miles.
    Front/rear struts/shocks
    Front/rear brakes
    Various lightbulbs here and there
    Body work to front and rear left corners with headlight and tail light replacement (two different collisions)
    Stereo replaced with aftermarket when the OEM Navi unit crapped out
    Oil/filter, air filter, cabin air filter
    3 sets of tires

    Mostly just expected wear items given it was daily driven in and out of DC in heavy rush hour traffic for several years.
     
  2. rjdriver

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    Can I ask what brand and model you replaced the the stereo with?
     
  3. Matt H

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    The stock 12V battery will most likely go 4 years, maybe even 5. When I work on these cars, the goal is to have them not break down, ever. So I change the aux battery at three years. This ensures that even the people who like to sit and run the audio for extended time won't experience a no-start due to a faulty battery.

    The bigger issue is people not changing the brake fluid on the recommended schedule. This almost guarantees premature failure of very expensive brake components.
     
  4. bilzhorse

    bilzhorse Junior Member

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    230K and my inverter just took a crap. That is the only thing that has ever been replaced other than routine maintenance. I got 220k out of the front brakes and the rears still have 70%
     
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  5. 2012PriusCOhio

    2012PriusCOhio New Member

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    Sitting at 371,000. Used to drive over 1,000 per week for work. Have slowed down to 250-500 a month.

    Multiple Tire Changes. Spark plugs. Swapped out the Fan Blower. Had the brakes replaced once. Both my front doors lock actuators havent worked in a few years and I believe my 12v battery is on its last leg. Plan on fixing both of these issues this week.
     
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  6. icspots

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    I installed the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX. It happened to be on sale at the time, and was significantly less expensive than some of the other units which offered HD radio. It is not a CarPlay or android auto capable unit. I don’t drive that car often, and honestly I get annoyed when driving it.... when I’m listening to the radio and receive a text or an email the unit flips into Bluetooth mode (since my phone made a noise), then it sits there and makes me manually switch back to the radio. I don’t have that issue with other pioneer stereos I’ve used over the years, though those were all CarPlay stereos so maybe that’s the difference..... still it wasn’t an issue when connected via Bluetooth either.
     
  7. tankyuong

    tankyuong Senior Member

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    150k front brakes tires tranny flush plugs
     
  8. PriusII&C

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    2012 Prius C model Two, 110K miles. Besides the regular maintenance items (oil, tires, coolant, ATF), just changed two burned rear light bulbs. With the car parking in the garage for the past 8 months due to the Covid-19 lockdown, I plan to do a brake fluid flush.

    Has anybody done a brake fluid change/bleed on model Two (no power button)? Just like to know how it is done and how it works out.
     
  9. cutter44

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    Silver 2012 C Four with 149k miles on it (bought used with 34k).

    Outside of oil changes every 10k miles, I've done two transmission fluid changes (at 36k and at 147k), replaced a few bulbs, replaced wiper blades one or twice, cabin air filter a few times, replaced a couple of leaking taillights, and bought two sets of tires. New 12v battery at 145k miles. I consider those things routine maintenance.

    As for repairs, I had the passenger side lower control arm w/ball joint replaced at 108k miles (result of a pothole, I believe). And I had to have the charcoal canister assembly replaced twice; once at 51k miles, and again at 60k miles (I'm assuming they screwed up the first time because it's been fine since). Both replacements were done under warranty.
     
  10. fermuscolo

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    2012 C One, Dark Gray 100.000 miles, Apart for regular maintenance started having problems with warning in the Hybrid system at 60.000, Dealer replaced Hybrid battery in warranty and problem persisted, after a month they discovered there where little cockroaches in the battery controller that where causing the errors, so new battery from 60.000, Changed 12v battery also at same time, at 80.000 the cooling fan failed so new fan and coolant, at 90.000 replaced struts, very bad streets in Puerto Rico.
    Im doing Uber with the car since 75.000 miles and car runs great.
     
  11. KevinD

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    2012 C Three with 120k miles, Parts replaced- Front brakes at 100K , Left rear wheel bearing replaced at 109K miles, 12 volt battery at 120K.
     
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