2016 - Strut Nut - Technical Bulletin

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by TLCESQ, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. That_Prius_Car

    That_Prius_Car Austin Kinser

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    They were all so fun and quirky in their own ways. This new one is no exception. I still wanna own all four at the same time one day.
     

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    Austin you're obsessed! Why did you trade the 2010 Blizzard Pearl for a 2015 Sea Glass Pearl?... I did similar when I sold my 2010 BP (88,000mi) for a new 2014 BP. Regretted it later because I chose a lower trim. My new 4 touring w PCP is top level I love it. Lesson learned: trade up not down.
     
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    Not suggesting it''s the case, but sometimes economy dictates cutting back on expenditure.
     
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    That_Prius_Car Austin Kinser

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    I wasn't sure if I'd like the Gen.IV or not, since in the early test mules, they had generic looking dashboards with analog gauges, so I thought they may go to that. So I bought one of the 2015 in April of 2015 because they had some great deals going on.
     
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    That_Prius_Car Austin Kinser

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    Would you also call me obsessed if I told you I built a 2007 Gen.2 from the ground up using nothing but spare parts from other wrecked Prius cars. Took me one a month and a half to do, and while I was at it, I was also helping build a Prius limo. (I was sitting in the very back in the one photo.) It was taken at the Scottsburg State Fair. But it was cool sleeping in a warehouse full of Prii. ☺️☺️
     

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    Yes. Yes, and wow a Prius limo!! Thanks for sharing the photos.
     
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    +1 :)(y)
     
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    That_Prius_Car Austin Kinser

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    7 passengers, and 45 mpg! That's the average we always seemed to get with it when I was around it. The middle row we made basically like the front seats, with the console and cup holders in the middle.
     
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    I purchased a used 2016 Three Touring at the end of December. Aside from the dashboard rattle, related to the HVAC under the steering column, I have not had any issues. I brought it to the dealer, and they performed the TSB, and now it is rattle free. I absolutely love the GEN4, and I have no complaints, what-so-ever. The only thing I miss is the rearview mirror with the garage door openers and the auto-dimming.

    The Active Cruise rocks! For someone that does a lot of driving, it's like the old Ron Pappel commercial selling the rotisserie chicken cookers... "Set it and Forget it!" It has actually made me less aggressive on the road...
     
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    Jeez, my 2016 Prius hasn't had any issues so far, but I still haven't cracked 10K miles, mainly because I'm not fond of driving around here. Maybe I need to take a road trip to Colorado.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Nope. In the Gen 4 Prius at least (as opposed to a Prius C or Prius V, about which I know nothing), the shock is completely mounted outside the cabin. The job is done from the wheel well - you take out the shock assembly to tighten the nut. See Rattling noise from rear suspension | Page 4 | PriusChat for my writeup on fixing it as a DIY job.

    The TSB does not involve replacing the shock itself, though if yours is bad that would certainly be a fine time to do it. Either not enough torque during assembly or bad/insufficient thread lock seems to be the cause. Doesn't really seem like a bad design, I love my 2016 Four.
     
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