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Is Shudder Normal?

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Posted by Chris Shearer Cooper on February 16, 2006, 10:21 pm
My (almost) new '05 Prius shudders every time the gas engine shuts off -
just a few times, but noticeable.  Dealer says this is normal, happens to
everybody, and that it has actually been happening since I bought it, I just
didn't notice it at first.

I think he's full of you-know-what.

How do I "prove" to my dealer that the shudder isn't normal?

Posted by Statesman on February 17, 2006, 1:28 am
The brand new 05 prius that I borrowed for a 24hr test drive had 40Kms on
the clock and it did the same thing.

The Toyota dealer ship also told me it is normal.

I will see what it is like when I get my 06 i-Tech at the end of April.

Posted by Steve on February 17, 2006, 2:53 am
 My '04 Prius has done that since it was new, and it now has 25K miles on =
It's perfectly normal.


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Posted by Icky on February 17, 2006, 5:51 pm
 I just bought (in Jan) a new 2005 and it shudders - I hate hearing that
it's "normal" as much as I dislike the shudder. Funny how the demo I
drove in the fall didn't do that!

Posted by Bill on February 17, 2006, 6:54 pm

In this case, "normal" was used instead of  "universally abnormal" or
"common".  Toyota didn't achieve perfection but did manage to produce a
great hybrid.

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