Maintenance message Hybrid cooling part

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  1. dyun1dyun1

    dyun1dyun1 Junior Member

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    So I received the a maintenance message to take my car to the dealer for hybrid cooling part. Adjustments.jpg

    I found a you tube video to clean the battery vent. Wife had a 6 hour round trip drive and I had to head to work. So I went ahead and tried to clean the intake filter screen. The message which did pop up twice the last two days during short 10 min drives did not return.

    I’ll make some time to clean the actual fan when I have more time. Just wanted to share what happened.


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    I got this cartoon book "strange planet", for Father's Day, and gotta say: that message sounds straight out of the book. I would definitely clean the fan. It may be not bad, or seriously clogged. Either way it's good to know.

    Google search:

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    Cool comic strip!


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    i believe they want to change your filter due to reduced airflow
     
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    Make sense due to reduced airflow. And btw, there was no filter, just a screen so air can flow to the fan.


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    i wonder if they program that message every so often to get you to a dealer
     
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    Totally.


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    I've never seen it.
     
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    me neither, seems to be on the v a lot iirc
     
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    I got the same notice on my 2017 Prius V; called Cabe Toyota in Long Beach, California where I live; the service tech said there might be something blocking the vent under the rear, passenger seat. I took a look under the seat and the grate / filter assembly in front of the vent was caked white with what I can only guess was ash particulate; as, I had just completed a 3-day roadtrip to Sonora, California; that's right in the middle of the current, California fires. I thought about cleaning it myself until I also looked at some YouTube videos & realized the rear seat had to come out; so, I took it to Cabe Toyota today. They charged me $200 to service the hybrid battery vent; drove away & went to a next-door drive-in car wash; afterwards, I popped my head inder the seat again to look at the vent. The filter was gone; only the grate was there; I could see straight into the vent's housing. I called the service tech I'd dealt with to tell him there was no filter on the grate. He spoke to the service tech and that man told him the 2017's did not come with a filter on the grate in front of the vent's housing; but, I'm positive I saw a filter on the grate caked with what was white, ash particulate, as I mentioned. I've joined this forum exactly for this experience; as, I'm hoping someone can tell me if the 2017 Prius V's do come with a filter over the grill that leads to the vent for vent that cools the hybrid battery. Anyone care to comment?
     
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    Here is a picture of mine. Does yours look like this? 453342C9-2AF6-4665-ACB1-CBDD34E44C78.jpeg
     
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    It’s a little hard to see But that looks about right but I am not 100% until I need to clean it again.


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