Prius v: 300,000 miles club

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  1. Estela13

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    Update had a tech take a look at my Prius v , it was not hybrid battery that failed,
    It was the engine I replaced it 2 yrs ago and a month after I replaced it started burning oil, I was told it had low mileage but burning oil so soon proved otherwise, I was topping off every week.

    When this happened I had just checked the oil the day before and noticed the pink coolant on left side was low so I topped it off .

    I’ve had a rental trying to decide if I want to fix this Prius v or buy a new one.

    It was a hard choice but yesterday I went and picked up a 2017 Prius 2 for 20414 not including tax that’s with $2000 incentive

    I may end up selling the Prius v as is...
    I loved my v but given the miles I drive and my job not requiring extra space I opted for a regular Prius.

    ~Estela
     
  2. telmo744

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    You'll be better in consumption, congrats on the pick 2017 Prius. And comfy too.
    Hope you make a good decision on the Prius v. Thankl you very much for keeping us posted.
     
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  3. 2 fas 4 u

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    I am officially in the 1.2 million mile club.
    2009 Prius 369000
    2012 Prius 469000
    2014 Prius currently 380000
    The Prius I must admit has been good to me.
    Happy New Year to all.
     
  4. farmecologist

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    Wow great stuff here. I'm finalizing a purchase of a 2012 prius v with 127K miles. Looks like it will have lots of life left in it!
     
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    This is an interesting read. I hope to make it, but have a long way to go.
    My 2016 V has 18,000 miles on it now.
     
  6. lonelymango

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    enjoy!!! my 2012 v is about to hit 200k miles and so far, not one single major issue. :)
     
  7. 2 fas 4 u

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    Greetings to all.
    Started prius got my first engine studder/shaking, gas was low taught that my be the problem with maybe water.
    it did it again a week later put in some injector cleaner .
    Week later now what is happenining is after start up drive off when engine engages the studder happens foot off gas engine stops still driving engage motor again studder goes away happened three times including this morning
    before i go to dealer or start experimenting can use some advice. Thanks
     
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  8. farmecologist

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    Have you done maintenance such as replacing spark plugs, cleaning the intake manifold, and inspecting the EGR passages? The latest consensus around here is that the engine can eventually get clogged with 'stuff' from the EGR system, etc...eventually leading to knocking, etc...

    Here is a good thread to get you started :
    EGR Cleaning: What did I get myself into? | PriusChat

    Also, here is a thread about installing an oil catch can (OCC) one you have things cleaned up...which *in theory* should keep things cleaner :
    Oil Catch Can, Eliminate that knock! | PriusChat

    And here are some great videos on how to do this stuff :
    Intake Manifold Cleaning :

    EGR cooler cleaning :
     
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    On my way to work started up with engine studdering for about 10 sec.
    Check engine light finally came on will check an give update.
    Thanks.
     
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    P0300 random misfire
    let the process begin
     
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    update
    took car to dealer for oil changes after about 2000 miles or so, oil level was higher than usual.
    removed about 4 ounces of oil. level is where its supposed to be. so far no misfire or studder on start up.
    hope no further damage was done to engine.
    keep u posted. p.s can 4 ounces over cause engine damage.
     
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    keep u posted. p.s can 4 ounces over cause engine damage.....
    Fingers crossed....
     
  13. stephensprius

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    Hope it is ok!?
     
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    replaced spark plugs
    cleaned mas air sensor
    replaced air filter
    2 days no problems keep u guys posted.
    next step either remove an clean intake or just take off throttle body an clean out oil if any.
    forgot i need to change pcv .
     
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    update
    the head gasket i believe is bad
    losing coolant smoke out the tail pipe an misfiring
    not sure what i am going to do anyways it is what it is
     
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    I’m sorry man... But I have to admit your Prius had a good run.:cry: So what you will do now? Engine replacement or another Prius V?
     
  17. telmo744

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    HG leak events fit in the known failure modes of the 1.8, we've read it happen before here in Priuschat.
    It is not frequent, but it deteriorates worse with high mileages. of course.
     
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    dont know yet might put some bar stop in there to see if it temporary holds and try to trade in.
    still have options
    keep u posted
     
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    If the oil consumption is still acceptable, the repair can be a viable option.
     
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    was not burning any oil
     
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