Contemplating the v...

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by palmer976, May 21, 2014.

  1. palmer976

    palmer976 Junior Member

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    So I am contemplating the move from gen iii to v. Has anyone experienced the cold start knock that happens in the gen iii?

    I didn't see anything in search, but sometimes it is user error.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rdgrimes

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    No, why, is that a problem?
     
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    I have 16,000 miles on my 2013 Prius v. The cold start knock happened to me twice during the first 1,ooo miles.
    The first month I had the car, I was trying to learn how the nav and voice commands worked. I had the car in ready mode and the engine started. I shut it down after a few seconds. I did that a couple of times. The next time it started I had the cold start knock. I sounded like the engine was going to self destruct.

    When the engine starts in ready mode, I always let it run until it automatically cycles off. Haven't had the knock since. Not exactly a user error thing but it appears it can be avoided through user intervention.
     
  5. crpriusv

    crpriusv Junior Member

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    Yup. Twice in the first 1000 miles or so and once recently at around 19,000 miles. When it happens I shut the engine off, let it sit a minute and restart without further problems. I agree it sounds like the engine is going to self-destruct but I've not read of any long term consequences.

    I brought it up with my dealer when the car was new but he hadn't heard of the problem.
     
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    Knocking happened to my v a couple of times at around 30-40,000km. That was just over 1 year ago, has been fine since. At 71,000km now.
     
  7. csp1971

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    I had this happen once with my 2012 Prius. I pulled it in the garage the night before, the engine started and I immediately killed it. The next morning, backed it out and it shook like hell for the first 10 seconds. I wasn't too surprised since my old 2000 Honda Civic had done that numerous times for the exact same situation. I now let the engine go for about 10 seconds if it happens to start when I move it.