parking prius for two weeks in garage

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by [email protected], Jun 30, 2007.

  1. jjones811@hotmail.com

    [email protected] Junior Member

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    i am going on vacation for two weeks, and parking the prius at the airport.
    will there be any problems with the battery not maintaining a charge and starting right away on my return?
    thanks- jj
     
  2. Jim1eye

    Jim1eye Shaklee Ind Distributor

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(speech path @ Jun 30 2007, 11:33 PM) [snapback]470855[/snapback]</div>
    Only thing I did was turn off the SKS Switch at the bottom of the dashboard. No problem starting on return.
     
  3. jjones811@hotmail.com

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jim1eye @ Jun 30 2007, 08:41 PM) [snapback]470858[/snapback]</div>

    yikes.
    sks switch? will the manual explain what that is and where that is?
    many thanks- jj
     
  4. Bill Merchant

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    IF you have SKS, the switch for it is under the steering wheel at the bottom of the dash. 'Out' is ON, I believe, though I'd have to go out and check to be sure. Two weeks, even if left on, shouldn't be a problem. DO switch off your headlights and make sure all interior lights are off.
     
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    I agree with Bill. I've left my Prius parked (with SKS on) for two weeks many times at the airport with no problems.
     
  6. fortheanimals

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    i've left my car parked for a month twice. nothing adverse occurred when i got back in it. first time, i made sure everything with an off button was off (mainly the lights). 2nd time i left as is.. but made sure headlights off. i don't have sks. if you do, i 2nd turning that off. 2 weeks is nothin to worry about. have a great trip!
     
  7. darelldd

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    Hell, I only drive the gas car once or twice a month max. I used to be really good at switching off SKS, now I don't even bother with that. No problems yet... knock on wood.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(speech path @ Jun 30 2007, 10:33 PM) [snapback]470855[/snapback]</div>
    I have left it for six weeks and no problems at all - there was heaps of charge in both batteries.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(LongRun @ Jul 5 2007, 02:53 AM) [snapback]473363[/snapback]</div>
    Smart Key System.
     
  11. judymcfarland

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    I'm happy to report that Fiona was just fine after sitting (with SKS off) for 3 weeks, being driven about 10 miles & then sitting another 3 weeks in my garage. I am driving again after my knee surgery & it feels great to be back in a Prius! One tire was low, however. Will have to watch for a slow leak, perhaps? Never had tire pressure issues before this layoff.
     
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