Odometer sticks at 299,999???

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by mcbrunnhilde, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. mcbrunnhilde

    mcbrunnhilde Opera singin' Prius nut!

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    607
    16
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    I just found out from a dealer that my odometer (2004) does not go above 300,000 miles. I guess if I had been on Priuschat more regularly I would have discovered this long ago! Has anyone gotten an answer from Toyota as to why this is so, or what (if anything) they are going to do about it? I'd think it would be fairly bad publicity for them to have it publicized that they don't expect the Prius to last more than 300,000 miles...
     
  2. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    23,114
    12,965
    0
    Location:
    Huntsville AL with 2014 BMW i3-REx
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Huh? You don't get a free, new Prius?

    Bob Wilson
     
    mcbrunnhilde likes this.
  3. Kurzweil

    Kurzweil Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    109
    33
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    III
    A lot of us have had our multi-displays replaced under warrantee and it is my understanding that the refurbished units perfectly preserve that particular defect. At 260K, I see this looming ahead.
     
  4. mcbrunnhilde

    mcbrunnhilde Opera singin' Prius nut!

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    607
    16
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Yeah, I had my display replaced, and I'm bummed that they didn't decide to correct it. I'm at 224K right now, and I intend keeping this until it's totally dead, so I was really disturbed when I found out about this REALLY STUPID problem. What, they couldn't afford to make the LED go higher than 2????? Sheesh! It's even worse for those countries that go by KMs instead of miles.

    Bob Wilson... :-D
     
  5. paprius4030

    paprius4030 My first Prius

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    2,075
    288
    0
    Location:
    Ormond Beach,Fl.
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    When your Prius hits 300k print this out and take it to your local Toyota dealer and tell them that Bob Wilson says you get a new Prius for free ROFLMAO

    That was a good one Bob
     
    mcbrunnhilde likes this.
  6. Scallywag

    Scallywag Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    107
    21
    0
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    From what I remember reading, the 04-05 models just stop there. You can get it "rolled over" by Toyota I think for a couple hundred, but I don't think they have a fix to make it display accurately.
     
  7. kammssss

    kammssss Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    287
    84
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Be happy...most cars don't make it to 200k without serious repair bills. Mine 05 has 285k and it has been the most cost effective vehicle I've ever own. Most expensive part for me was the water pump ($150).
     
Loading...