Common Problems with the Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by boostin, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Mozaffor Sarker

    Mozaffor Sarker New Member

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  2. Mendel Leisk

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    P0AA6 Code / 526 Information Code--need help! | PriusChat

    ^ This thread involves the same code P0AA6. I just skimmed, but the story as far as I read:

    Car displayed this code.
    Dealership proposed to replace battery
    Battery was replaced
    Problems came back, with code--613 (as well as the standard DTC POAA6/info code 526)--which indicated a faulty transaxle
    Transaxle was replaced

    No further problems reported. While the owner was happy to have a gratis new battery, that appears to not be the problem, it was in fact the transaxle.
     
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    I guess it could be the battery, the transaxle, the computers, hopefully they can eliminate guesswork. Is this all coming out of your pocket?
     
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    From my experience with a 14 year old Prius: Don't loose the FOB. A new FOB and a new (small) small battery cost me $600. The other thing is tire wear if you don't rotate the tires. My thought used to be that seldom rotated tires meant you could "read" the tread and correct alignment issues without ruining all four tires. However, on some tires the back tires develop cupping if not rotated. It could also be caused by structs that need to be replaced after several years. I have a few tips if you do your own maintenance. But basically, the Prius is tops for reliability and I seldom visit the dealer except for recalls. My '18 Prime is my third Toyota and this is the first time that I decided NOT to buy the expanded warranty. Only time will tell . . . Good luck.
     
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    One of the downsides of owning the Gen 4 Prius is finding a place to drain off some of the extra gas this excellent mileage provides. People look at me funny when I try to just drain it out along the road.
     
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