Blank in the 1 Min Consumption Display

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  1. jsfabb

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    I have seen this several times but never took a picture of it. There is a blank in my 1 min Consumption Display. This was on my commute home from work yesterday. I never stopped moving! I was in some traffic last night, where I was using mainly EV (not EV Mode), but I was always moving.

    I noticed this at least once before, when I was transitioning from one highway to another in which I came down an off-ramp, got onto a service road and then immediately got onto another highway.

    http://priuschat.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=36468&stc=1&d=1333734851

    I also attached a picture of my trip home from work in which I got 66.8 mpg over a 34.7 mile trip, averaging 41 mph.

    http://priuschat.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=36469&stc=1&d=1333734851

    I hope this all comes out since it's my first time posting a picture.
     
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    The only time that I have seen a blank space in mine is when I have not moved and the ICE is off. I have never seen what you display above while moving.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. Like stopping for a Red light. I see that all the time, but I have seen blanks like this at least three times, when I'm moving. It's very strange!
     
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    You may want to take your photo to the dealer and have them take a look.
     
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    So on your whole drive home you never stop? That sounds like a dream to me.
     
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    I live on Long Island and my trip each way is about 35 miles. The first two miles and the last two miles are on local roads with lights and stop signs etc. In the middle is all highway. Do I ever stop on the highway if there is bad traffic/accidents, absolutely. But most of the time there are just slow downs or creeping along. Yesterday when I took this picture, I was never stopped on the highway portion, where the blank occurred.
     
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    You will have to watch it on your drives and see when it happens.
    The only time it happens to me is if i'm stopped for the whole minute. With or without the ICE running.
     
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    This situation happens in creeping traffic with a charged battery. Creeping along as an EV 0 gas is consumed in the minute. The car is also going slow enough so there isn't enough distance to measure in that minute.
     
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    go do a test drive


    drive for 5 minutes,pull into a parking lot, stop, wait 5 minutes, drive 5 minutes, then report back
     
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    OK, it happened again today. I recently got an HOV sticker for the LIE, so I have been taking that route to work. So today I get in the HOV lane and happened to glance down at the 1 min chart after about 3 minutes in the HOV lane. There it was, another blank in the bar chart.

    Sorry about the fuzziness of the picture, but I took it while I was driving, because I knew it would disappear off the screen by the time I got to work.

    As you can see in minutes 7 & 8, this is where I was getting onto the LIE and moving over to the HOV lane. There was no traffic at this point, so I was able to do this with no problem. In minutes 1 thru 6, I was cruising along in the HOV lane. I still can't figure out why a blank appears (min 4) in the middle of this.

    Has anyone else every seen this?
     

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    This may be anecdotal, but I've also seen the one min blank column too.
    I've recently been using my Prius in Power mode only- and I believe the two are related because I used to drive in ECO mode exclusively and never witnessed the one min blank column before. Now that I'm running in Power mode- I've seen the one min blank column several times- including yesterday.
     
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    Maybe it's just a Long Island thing! :)

    I've seen this in ECO Mode and Normal Mode (which is all I drive in now). So, I don't think it makes a difference.
     
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    I'll try to keep more of an eye on it now that I see others are experiencing it too.
     
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    I have a 2011 model five with Nav. I have only been able to view the 1-min or 5-min consumption histogram on my display up near the windshield. I have not been able to figure out how to view this on my Nav. display. Should I be able to view this on my Nav. display? Or, is this not possible with my year/trim/package?
     
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    I have a 2012 model 3 which has the entune system. I get to it by selecting the Car button on the radio (lower screen), then selecting the Consumption tab on the screen. Your system may not have these selections.

    I like to ride with the 1 Min Consumption screen on to see how I am doing. I call it my 1 Min Report Card!
     
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    Cleared my display in the driveway this morning.
    Drove with no stops for four min, saw four columns in the display- then hit a very long traffic light- once I finally got going again... there was the one min blank column in the display.
     
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    That's typically the way it should work, because you went 0 miles and used 0 fuel. Both of my observations were while the car was continually moving.

    Off topic, but, the 100 mpg line on the charts is really from 100 mpg to infinity. For instance if you go 1 mile all in EV (use no fuel) then you are getting infinite mpg.
     
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    I only have a 5 min display on the 2011 III non nav. Or do I have to do something? I've cycled all the DISP settings.
     
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    Found this online:

    Press and hold the “DISP†switch
    while either the 5-minute interval
    or 1-minute interval display is
    being shown.

    The display will alternate with
    each press of the button.
     
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    OK! It's the three month anniversary of my car and there was another blank this morning. In that time period I was going from one highway onto a local road and then onto another highway. At no time did I ever stop for more that a second.

    The saga continues!
     

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