Help need with Prius 2008 when unused for couple of days it won't start?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by mikaM2008, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. mikaM2008

    mikaM2008 New Member

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    I am the 2nd owner of a 2008 Prius, I brought to a TOYOTA dealer , for fixing. $$$ they charge me to fix and change the battery but the problem when i drove the car over 150 miles the lights turn on like a festival light, red green orange the whole dashboard and it won't start. I took it back in and they worked on the battery check everything and said it's all good. and then it happened 3 times before I decided to see my local mechanic he can't find any fault either, now my car doesn't start. Can someone help me please!
     
  2. PriusCamper

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    Classic Toyota Stealership move... Charge you the big bucks for a new battery pack before they've tried to diagnose it as a cheaper repair. Of course they'll act like what I'm saying is not true.

    Anyways, if you can get the error codes and subcodes we can help... You can do that with Dr. Prius app and one of these inexpensive devices: Hybrid battery diagnostic and repair tool for Toyota and Lexus

    Also in Wisconsin the best place for hybrid work that I know of is: EV Powers | Hybrid Battery Service, which is owned by Erci Becky. Super cool dude who always answers the phone in three rings or less during business hours.
     
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  3. dolj

    dolj Senior Member

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    I think you'll find it is the 12V aux battery they changed.

    But still, not good the car still doesn't work.
    Sure, if you can detail the DTCs (diagnostic trouble codes) if any, that you have. With trouble lights on the dash, there will be at least one DTC to share.
     
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