2013 Prius V all dash lights on, won't start

Discussion in 'Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by maxthehammer, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. maxthehammer

    maxthehammer New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a 2013 Prius V with about 52,000 miles. Today, out of the blue, it won't start. The dashboard lights up with all the warning lights. The engine won't start. I can physically move the shifter but nothing happens.

    Any ideas? Much appreciated!
     
  2. rjparker

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    First thing to do is to check the 12v voltage under the hood in the fuse box. This is the jump start point. Hopefully it is 12.0 vdc or better indicating a decent 12v battery. Much lower and it is partially or fully discharged. If the battery is six or more years old, there is a good chance it is worn out.

    While the manual shows jumping with a car battery, the better and safer jump is with a lithium jump pack. Also note the red arrow, a badly discharged battery may need a few minutes of jump time to bring your battery to a decent voltage. With a jump pack, just connect and let it "charge" your battery for a few minutes if it does not immediately work.

    If this is the least bit confusing, stop and get assistance. A switched polarity can do serious damage.

    Jump point gen3 Prius.JPG
     
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    #4 Georgina Rudkus, Jun 6, 2021
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