New 19’ Prius Prime dead after 700 miles.

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  1. Geeforce

    Geeforce New Member

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    First post.

    Wish it was a positive one was gonna wait to post until my first fill-up and give my review, but its back at the dealer after 700 miles.

    Went to start it up one morning and got a brake fluid low malfunction error and all the lights on display stayed on, heard a constant clicking. Display said “ignition on” but couldnt put into D, R, N. AAA came out stuck a battery to it thinking low battery but did nothing. Since the car wouldn’t go into N a different AAA truck had to come out.

    Called the dealer and they said the battery ecu was bad. Gonna take few days to get the part and they will check it to make sure it fixes the problem.

    Was wondering if anybody else had issues with battery ecu for 19’ Prius Prime? Literally has around 700 miles and been driving for 2 weeks everyday.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Skibob

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    That what warranty’s are for. It’s obvious your part was defective. Ever hear of the bathtub failure curve?

    Bathtub curve - Wikipedia

    You just happened to get a part that was an early failure. I’m sure the car will be fine after it’s fixed.
     
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  3. bisco

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    welcome! sorry to hear it, that's a first for me. i was gonna say brake switch when it would only go to ig on.

    all the best!(y)
     
  4. Geeforce

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    Got car back after 2 weeks and seems to be driving like a new car. Was told it was the battery ecu and dash assembly that was not making a handshake. Drove around with uncharged battery for awhile to make sure it would start. Hoping problems been resolved.
     
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    2 weeks? I hope they gave you a loaner car.
     
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