1. Attachments are working again! Check out this thread for more details and to report any other bugs.

2012 Prius C with 245,000 just stopped.

Discussion in 'Prius c Technical Discussion' started by Joni Renee, Apr 11, 2024.

  1. Joni Renee

    Joni Renee Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2013
    1
    0
    0
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    The yellow check engine light came on...then the check ev system in yellow. Then a bunch of light and it won't start. Someone ran a code machine and it cited the H20 pump? Is there a system / battery shut down that overrides the car and keeps it from starting? IMG_20240408_083325392.jpg
     
  2. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    7,104
    6,658
    1
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    Technically there are many.

    Somebody is going to have to connect to the onboard diagnostic system and ask the car what it thinks is preventing the car from going into READY mode.

    You can get inexpensive bluetooth devices and smartphone apps that can do this on your own. Some are better than others. There is a thread on this board with details, but I do not keep current on the results.
     
  3. Sonic_TH

    Sonic_TH Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2020
    541
    86
    7
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    One
    Probably the hybrid battery if it has not been replaced. Or maybe the inverter, i suspect 1 of the 2.
     
  4. Brian1954

    Brian1954 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2021
    754
    289
    0
    Location:
    South Central PA, USA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    III
    https://priuschat.com/index.php?posts/3246758
     
  5. Chucktr

    Chucktr Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    11
    2
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius c
    Model:
    N/A
    OK, not answering your question. Sorry! But 245K?!? Is this in the "normal" range for a Prius?
     
  6. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    7,104
    6,658
    1
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    I tell everyone to pay attention to the calendar rather than the odometer.

    The normal range for a Prius is all the miles you can drive in about 15 years.

    A few only go 12 and a very few make it past 20.
     
    Chucktr likes this.
  7. Chucktr

    Chucktr Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    11
    2
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius c
    Model:
    N/A
    Our outstanding 2015 was totaled last week. Now looking for a used 2015. Don't like the styling changes since. Seems there are a few around.
    Insurance will pay.
    Thanks!
     
  8. rjdriver

    rjdriver Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    406
    167
    0
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    If I'm reading your code result correctly, then the car will not start if the water pump has failed. You can probably override it by having a mechanic reset the code, or maybe even by disconnecting the battery for a few seconds. But I wouldn't do it. It will just shut down again when the coolant reaches a certain temperature, and you risk damaging the engine.

    It's probably close to $1000.00 to replace the pump. I would get a second code reading to confirm, and then decide if you want to make the investment.
     
  9. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    55,281
    38,571
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Did someone seriously call it that?
     
  10. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    7,104
    6,658
    1
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    Sorry to hear you lost the car, glad you made it!

    Let us know when you find a replacement?
     
  11. rjdriver

    rjdriver Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    406
    167
    0
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    It had me confused at first. Was thinking "is that some kind of new code I haven't seen before?". Then it hit me "Water Pump!" Maybe its something entirely different, but figured I would offer my two cents just in case.
     
    Mendel Leisk likes this.