Hybrid Car – More Fun with Less Gas

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Posted by Jean B. on January 1, 2006, 3:15 pm
What was the upshot with your car's woes?  Cause and effect?
Jean B.

Posted by Bill on January 1, 2006, 3:36 pm

Hi Jean,

With the hybrid warning alarm on, I parked my Prius in the garage and drove
my Explorer for a few days.  Friday before xmas I backed it out to drive to
the dealership in Fargo.  All alarms were cleared.  Uneventful 65 mile drive
to dealer.  Dealer read error codes and said they were consistent with the
errors arising out of the problem for which the '04s and early '05s had been
recalled.  They upgraded the firmware.  It idles a bit faster now and there
is a bit of a clunk when the gas engine engages.

From what I gather it was simply a coincidence that the series of alarms
immediately followed being pulled out of that snow bank.


Posted by Jean B. on January 1, 2006, 7:08 pm
 Bill wrote:

Odd.  Thanks for the update!  I thought of you today as I
crunched through some snow....  :-(  Luckily, things seem to
be okay....

Jean B.

Posted by Bill on January 2, 2006, 5:23 am

Took it for 20 miles today and the clunk seems to be gone now.

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