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Posted by dbs__usenet on May 20, 2005, 8:09 pm

Most cars have at least one mode where they will stall without warning.
I had a 92 Ford F150 pickup.  The distributer wire shorted to something,
killing the engine instantly at 65 on the freeway.

Had it happen at 70 MPH on the freeway with my Mazda RX7.  The rear
differential gears shattered as I was accelerating up to speed.  This one
also had a fuel filter that got clogged with gunk from a brand new gas
station's tanks.  Engine sputtered and died when going up hill.

Had a mid 70's ford LTD that would die for no reason when it was cold,
but would then start and run for hours.

The Prius problem has been isolated to a software error, and patches are
available.  Since most people are getting the car serviced frequently, the
patch should be applied as it's serviced.

Posted by richard schumacher on May 19, 2005, 1:26 pm

You mean, an incompetent dealer, one who didn't know enough to hook up a
diagnostic computer and read the trouble codes from the car?  No.  My
2004 Prius hasn't shut down, either.

Posted by David Norton on May 20, 2005, 1:30 am
 richard schumacher wrote:

They claimed to hook the car up to a diagnostic computer, they claimed
the code was for running out of gas.  Which I had done, about 7K miles
before this happened.  Good thing about a prius, if you run out of gas,
you get to limp along on battery for awhile.  The battery dies fast, so

Posted by flosky@gmail.com on May 20, 2005, 1:42 pm
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