Posted by TKM on February 24, 2008, 11:28 pm
After a week of sitting in the garage, we got into our 2006 Prius and found
there was no power--everything was dark and dead. After finding and
uncovering the 12 volt battery, I checked the voltage and found it to be 2.5
volts -- definitely discharged.
A jumper from another car got the Prius going; but I'm curious. Has anyone
else had this experience? The car was turned off normally. No lights were
left on and we we just do the usual city/country driving . The propulsion
battery was fine and showed a normal charge as soon as the car started.
Posted by Michelle Steiner on February 24, 2008, 11:45 pm
I had it happen once, when the car was about a year old or so. I don't
know why it happened, either.
Support the troops: Bring them home ASAP.
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on February 25, 2008, 12:51 am
Just about everyone who didn't bother to read the owner's manual.
Your car has the Smart Key System (fortunately, my base model doesn't).
It runs all the time, using up battery power. If you're going to let
your car sit, the documentation specifies that you turn the SKS off.
Posted by back on March 29, 2008, 7:35 am
On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:51:49 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
Shame McGoofus can't turn off his Dumb Key Self...
Posted by Shawn Hirn on February 25, 2008, 1:00 am
Keep in mind that some systems such as the Smart Key system require
power even when the car sits unused. This is why the owners manual
recommends turning off the battery when you know you won't be using the
car for a week or more. The switch is under the steering wheel near your