Please help! Codes P0A7A, P0A94 CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM STOP THE VEHICLE IN A SAFE PLACE

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  1. Dimikill

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    Prius 2012 standard, Canada. Bought at 160K. now ODO: ~180K. Changed oil 6800km ago for 5W-20. 0W-20 was used before. June 30, 2017, Toronto, +30c. Driving in a city. Eco regime.

    “CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM STOP THE VEHICLE IN A SAFE PLACE” message came up. With Orange triangle, Slip indicator sign, engine check sign and exclamation sign in a circle.

    AC is working and all electrics too. Car is going ok. Starts/Stops.

    Hybrid system does not work. Consumption monitor shows use of engine only. No regeneration. Drove it for 18 minutes home. While driving I can feel it’s hard for car to speed up. It feels like it couldn’t change gears.

    Codes read: P0A7A (Powertrain / General Inverter Performance ) and P0A94 (Powertrain / DC/DC Converter performance).

    People please let me know if you know mechanic in GTA to address this issue. I dont think simple deleting of codes will help.

    Thank you for any info.

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    did you folks get the inverter imp module recall up there? not sure if 2012 was involved.
     
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    I saw that recal on internet but I dont know about my car. need to call dealer
     
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    I hope Canadians get this recall, sounds like the same problems the American cars are having
     
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    plug your vin into the toyota owners site.
     
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    had this same problem when my inverter blew. Fortunately, I had the recall done. My understanding is they just replace a driver module, but I don't know if you can get that separately. They took good care of me
     
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    Did the dealer fix your Prius under warranty?
     
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    UPDATE. happy one.

    Warranty covered my codes and one of Ontario Dealers fix it up with no charge at all. Kudos to Toyota! my faith in brand restored!

    Cheers.

    BTW 12v batetry dies in one month of stationary existence.
     
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    uh-oh, i have been leaving mine for 5 weeks every winter since 2005.(n)
     
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    fair enough. in any car it shouldnt die. Mine maybe old or something. I was able to simply connect to the other car to charge it a bit. no biggie
     
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    That is usually an indication it is dying. Many people have started having issues after jump starting one too. The 12V battery is not too expensive but you need to get a vented AGM one since you do not want it venting into the passenger compartment.
     
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