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Posted by Jean B. on October 14, 2005, 12:05 pm
So what do y'all think of this?  It affects 2004-2005
vehicles.  Is this the same problem that has been discussed
here?  If so, I thought it had been fixed.  Or maybe this just
affects the earlier 2005 vehicles?????

I do have to say I have seen some signal flicking off on my
dashboard.  It is so quick, I can't catch what it is.  No sign
of a problem though....
Jean B.

Posted by B. Peg on October 14, 2005, 1:01 pm

Haven't seen or gotten my notice yet (late '05 model bought in August).
I'll just wait it out as I haven't had any flickering warning lights or odd
behavior problems....yet.


Posted by Bill on October 14, 2005, 2:17 pm

I've been wondering about this too.  I've had two instances where my Prius
stalled momentarily, both at slow speed in residential areas and with no
warning lights.  The stalls lasted for 5 to 10 seconds, not long enough to
have much effect on my driving.   I'll press slightly on the accelerator to
maintain speed.  I sense what feels like a slightly rough idle and the car
fails to accelerate.  My speed drops slightly.  After 5 or 10 seconds the
sensation of rough idle goes away and the car accelerates to my target
speed.  I've got about 6500 miles on the car now so you can see this isn't a
common occurrence.

Posted by Nav Anon on October 14, 2005, 3:17 pm
This is interesting.  It almost describes what happened to me earlier this
week on my new, late 2005 model.  One additional item to add though, is that
it had been raining pretty good here, thus it was pretty slippery in places.
Specifically, I was stopped at a light (the first one in line).  I just
tried to accelerate normally, then the car started to buck a little & stall.
I noticed the VSC light winking on my dash.  I backed off the gas and in a
couple seconds everything was back to normal.  I've tried to recreate the
situation, but without any luck.  I'll keep trying.  I suspect that this is
the way the VSC is going to always work.  I'll just have to wait and see.  I
don't like the noises that it makes though.


Posted by Bill on October 14, 2005, 7:39 pm

To the best of my recollection I was on try pavement.  My VSC has only
kicked-in once and that was when I tested it on a snow covered curve at
about 20 mph.  It worked as advertised.  :-)

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