I had my 2004 Prius taken to the dealer a few months ago due
to some "excess oil in the engine" which caused the engine
to shutdown. Anyone has a similar problem occurred before?
His explanation was not very clear to me. I am a bit of
mechanically impaired, BTW.
Before the incidence, the car was parked on a very steep
hill facing upward for over two days.
When I first started the car I realized the average MPG and
mileage it eh Performance display has reset itself. Would
this be related to the problem?
Anyway, they recalibrated the engine and the car has been
working normally since. The odo was about 5000 when I took
to the garage, and was about 43 mpg (in the winter). Now
that the temperature is creeping up, I have been averaging
about 52-54 mpg.
It's been discussed in http://www.priusonline.com and
http://www.priuschat.com . Search there or google the subject.