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  1. bill188

    bill188 Junior Member

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    Its 19° in Denver, CO right now, at least that's what my Prius Prime says. My car had been sitting outside for a couple of hours and when I got into the Prime and pressed the start button, the Temperature number was blinking. It blinked about 5 time and then didn't blink any more. I wasn't sure what that mean but I took my car out of The default EV move and switched it to HV mode and the engine came on. Any thoughts out there in Primeland?

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    It blinks when it's below 32 F
     
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    1. it might be a frost or freezing warning.
    2. might be a fault with the sensor and or wiring.
    thats all i can think of right now.
     
  4. bill188

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    I've never noticed that before. What does it supposed to mean , other than it's cold out?

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    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    It blinks when the outside temperature is below 32 degrees F. That's just what it does. There is no fault in any wiring.
     
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    Owner’s Manual (PDF), page 197: “The temperature display flashes for approximately 10 seconds when the outside temperature drops to approximately 37°F (3°C) or less, and then stops flashing.”
    Beware of ice on the road. It’s a standard safety feature; my German car, for example, had a snowflake that appeared when the outside temperature was below 41 °F.
     
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    On the Gen 4 it blinks at 37 F or less for 10 seconds, according to the manual.
    It is warning there could be ice on the roadways.
     
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    It is telling you to be careful. Black ice can form when at the blinking temp or below.
     
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    It's just a reminder that it's cold out. Don't sweat it.
     
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