Brake accumulator, TPMS, Radio and locks.

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by alanwagen, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. alanwagen

    alanwagen Member

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    Well my '10 was getting squirrelly. Lock actuator acting up and not unlocking on drivers door. The radio has been freaking out for years. Work then doesn't work. TPMS would flash and then stay on, I assume it may be batteries and then go away Last but certainly not least, the brake accumulator buzzing every 15 seconds.
    The brake accumulator is a very expensive part with labor, I've heard around $3 to $4k. I may of qualified for a extended warranty but screw it. I traded for a normal Camry LE. Sure it doesn't get the mileage but it does ride better, quieter and has more power. It does get 39 hwy which is pretty good for its class.

    BTW, the Costco Auto program is awesome, I got $5600 off including rebate an extra year bumper to bumper and a 7/70 powertrain warranties

    Good luck and best regards.
     
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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    great car, all the best!(y)

    how many miles on the prius?
     
  3. alanwagen

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    It had 114k. The Prius is a good car. I got tired of the complexity and problems from it.
     
  4. Mendel Leisk

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    That brake accumulator is scary. I think I've got till November of 2020 to get it warranty repaired, the 10th anniversary, if I'm reading the notices correctly. Ours has been making noises off and on.
     
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