2012 Prius V Shaking during acceleration

Discussion in 'Prius v Technical Discussion' started by KingKhan, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. KingKhan

    KingKhan New Member

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    My 2012 Prius V is Shaking during acceleration when the vehicle stopped. When it switches from battery Power, it shakes pretty bad. When I press the accelerator more it will drive fine.

    So what I’m doing now is to hit the gas hard to avoid slow transfer from battery to power on acceleration. Once it’s in motion it will be fine.

    Every time when I have to stop at the light. I have to hit the gas more. It looks like I’m trying to speed up on Green light.
     
  2. Air_Boss

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    Does selecting POWER make any difference from ECO? Have the IMG/Inverter TSBs been accomplished?
     
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  3. bisco

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    how many miles on her?
     
  4. Raytheeagle

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    Putting your 2 threads together, I’d say it’s the head gasket;).

    There are plenty of places in LA to get this attended to, like at @Avi's Advanced Automotive :).

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
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    Have 2012 Prius V 148k mileage same issues and it’s head gasket leak. A cursory review of this forum pretty much shows it is a common issue. Did you get it fixed OP? How much did it cost?

    I have a quote of $3400 for gasket replacement. Waiting on quote for new-to-this-car engine. One repair shop won’t do head gasket repair based on mileage and that it’s a common problem but quoted $5k for engine replacement. Waiting on another shop for a quote.

    Before I bought this car I researched it pretty well, but not well enough as I did not see the head gasket issue. I was more worried about the battery. Ironic it’s the combustible engine that is the problem - at least to me. Says Toyota and I assumed it would be good for a few hundred thousand miles. Silly me!

    I’m reluctant to replace the engine to have the same issue in 80k miles. Expensive mistake/learning experience.
     
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