Hey all just got a 2012 prius v had a few questions

Discussion in 'Prius v Fuel Economy' started by cybordemon, May 11, 2016.

  1. cybordemon

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    hey just got a 2012 Prius v and my gas light came on what is the reserve tank.
    I got 400 mile or 640 km on a tank is that what other 2012 can do (90%hyw 10%city).
    Also is there any way to turn off the ac when you turn on auto
    is there any heads up display that are integrated or i should look at
     
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    Did you fill the tank yourself? If it looked full on the gauge, it may not really have been full (a car I drive regularly will go 120+km before the gauge moves from full).
     
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    400 miles is a long tank for me.

    I never want the A/C off in Mississippi, but on Auto it does not run unless needed.
     
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    congrats! all the best.(y)
     
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    400 miles is about average I would say. Yes, press the AC button when in auto and the AC turns off, the auto light should still be lit.
     
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    ty all i filled up 40 liter meaning there is a 5 liter reserve minimum 80 km more once the gas light come on ty all
     
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    I'd not be concerned with one tank - just fill it to the first click every time, if possible at the same bowser (gas pump), and see your average over 2 or 3 tanks.

    Have you checked your tyre pressures? I notice that some on PriusChat run a little higher than TOYOTA's recommendation - search for it in the forum search.
     
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    My last great tank was 475 miles, right at ten gallons. I could go further, but my typical tank is under 400 miles winter, 425 or so summer. I believe my largest fillup was 10.5 gallons or so, and the light had been on for some 30 miles or more.
     
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    I just had my best tank on our v, 496 miles and 10.1 gallons. We have 4650 total miles and our mileage has been climbing every tank since March.
     
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    I've been getting around 680km per tank, (90% City Driving) But i typically go fill it as soon as i drop to the last bar on the Fuel Gauge. I seem to remember seeing somewhere that it flashes when it gets really low. But i doubt that's good for the fuel components inside the tank to run it that low.. Or maybe i'm just over cautious.
     
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    Running until the last pip is flashing isn't an issue, but it's a good idea to head toward a station pretty soon! 25 miles after it begins to flash is attainable, but don't tempt fate.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    About 10 miles before it estimates you have 0 miles, an orange gas pump lights up. It never blinks.
     
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    Gen 3 does that? Glad to know!

    XT1254 ?
     
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    A few days ago I got 500.6 miles, showed 16 left on the tank and pumped 9.98 gal

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    No. The Prius v does that, this is a Prius v thread.
     
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    I get similar results. I have a 2012 v 5.
     
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    Glad to see folks are frequently 'beating' the EPA estimates. Frankly, I hope I can do that on our 2012 v. Still having a hard time 'adjusting' to the decreased MPG versus our 2010 liftback! (y)

    Also doesn't help that I just put new tires on the car...took a bit of an MPG hit.
     
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    My v is on its second set of tires for age reasons, not wear. I didn't notice a big hit on MPG with the changeover but I did use LRR tires.
     
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    The dealer can use Toyota TechStream software to access settings that allow you to NOT link the AC on to the AUTO being pressed. I did this and now I don't have to look down and play with the AC button when I want to start with Fan Only at a high(er) temp setting and press AUTO.

    The Dealership may try to recoup some $$ from the license for TechStream and charge you for this service, but a lot do not. I think of it as a service test. If they don't charge for simple setting changes they pass the test and they can service all my family's Prius.
     
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