Got a new 2012 Four!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by brzy25, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. brzy25

    brzy25 New Member

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    Picked up a 2012 with only 75k miles and a full 5k oil change interval service history. It was either this one or an ATP Five with 120k miles. Really wanted the radar cruise but went with the lower miles and solar sunroof. Loving it so far. Price wasn't great but it halved my monthly gas cost and the tech and interior upgrades are nice compared to my old Corolla. Swapped over my CarPlay radio from my old car so I have my precious Waze. Plan to keep this thing for as long as I can.
     

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    gorgeous!
    congrats and welcome!

    jump on the egr cleaning and oil catch can asap, before she blows the head gasket. you got her at the perfect mileage!

    all the best!(y)
     
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    Congrats!

    Magnificent looking car!

    Welcome to PC
    Scroll around the forum and read up on the Gen 3
    Many hear can answer you questions and help out with anything.

    Take care of her, and she will put out the mpg!
     
  4. brzy25

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    Catch can install on YouTube looks easy enough, ordered the hoses, Ruien catch can, and a new pcv valve while I'm in there.
     
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    Just to update, got the dreaded "CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM" alert driving home from work the other day along with the P0A94 error code. At 93k miles. Dropped it off at Toyota after confirming it wasn't a water pump code, got quoted later that day $3700 to fix it. Informed them of the ZE3 warranty enhancement program, and looks like Toyota is covering it. There's apparently a ton of parts on order including some brake part. Will update on what happens.

    My HUD projector also apparently died back in December, but since it doesn't affect anything else I'm too cheap and lazy too rip the dash apart to replace it.
     

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    Car is still in the shop, Toyota is covering it. Unfortunately I'm still waiting on some kind of gasket and they don't have an ETA for it. Getting kind of annoyed I need that car.
     
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    ask for free loaner?
     
  8. brzy25

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    They said no. Apparently the part I was waiting on was a $90 tube of gasket maker, Packing seal 0882600100. I called the other Toyota dealer and they had it. Called the closer one with my car back and they said they'd call them and see if they could start the work Monday. Little annoyed they've been sitting on my car for 2 weeks waiting for a $90 tube of goop the other dealer had.
     
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