2012 Prius V Inverter Failure @ 210,000 miles

Discussion in 'Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by PilotMKN, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. PilotMKN

    PilotMKN Junior Member

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    Just wanted to share my experience with the forum:

    I have a 2012 V with roughly 210,000 miles. Backed out of my driveway and got about a block down the street when I hard a 'thud' sound and the car kicked into neutral and every light on the dash went off. I couldnt shift it into anything other than Neutral or Park (unlike some reports I've read on here of owners being able to limp in EV mode - my car wouldnt move at all). Had AAA tow it to the dealership and they said the inverter and some other hybrid components had failed, $5,000 worth of repairs, but it would all be covered by the extended hybrid warranty. Should have my car back by Wednesday
     
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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    wow, great deal! what warranty is it? you drive a lot!
     
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    Very generous of your dealer. I have 220,000 and incredibly few problems however recently shock absorbers don’t seem to be absorbing much. Wondering if you have experienced this yet?
     
  4. m.wynn

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    ZE3, inverter IPM warranty. 15 years, unlimited miles. (y)(y)(y)
     
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  5. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    OK, 2 acronyms that aren't in the Prius Chat Glossary. Help with a translation please.
     
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