Not sure what the problem

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Technical Discussion' started by Tariqluhaidan, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Tariqluhaidan

    Tariqluhaidan New Member

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    I have a 2004 Prius base , recently I was driving and the master red triangle light came up and then the car got slower while I was trying to press the gas and then it suddenly stopped , and on the info monitor the battery bar was low and the car won't move forward or backward if but the car does start and battery looks like it OK because it starts thou but doesn't move what could be the problem , I showed it to the Toyota dealer they charged me 125 for 1 hour diognoses now they need more time to know what the problem they are saying that battery is not the problem it's some kind of power connection . Can someone tell me what could possibly be the problem

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    You should just wait for Toyota to tell you, they won't be guessing like people here
     
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    But Toyota is charging 125$ for each hour for diognoses if they check for 3 hours thats 350$ just for checking

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    The car is with them now right?
     
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    how many miles on her? can you diy, or will you be depending on toyota to do the repair after the problem is properly diagnosed?
     
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    there are so many things that could be wrong, but before the dealer charges you more, get a diagnosis update from them in writing if possible.
     
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    Well.......like hundreds of other posters you paid $$$$ and never got what you paid for.....the codes stored.
    Go back to the dealer and get in writing the codes that were logged. They harvested those codes.
    Post them here and we can tell what's probably going on.

    That and maybe some tiny info like how many miles and how long have You owned it.
     
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    If you're having the dealer fix it, I don't think I'd be too worried about the diagnostic fees. They typically deduct those from the total cost. But I'd for sure find out about that before letting them go any father. Finding out what's wrong is supposed to be part of the repair process. The possibly good part is that, if they're right about it not being the battery, there's a chance it might not be as expensive as it might have been.
     
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