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Service After Purchase 2004 Prius? Two Questions

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Posted by Robert D. Vanderslice II on May 23, 2006, 4:29 am


I just purchased a used 2004 Prius with 14,850 miles on it from a Toyota

It had been "certified" by the dealership prior to sale, and it runs well.

The oil and filter had just been replaced, as well as the tires rotated. It
was also inspected, and perhaps had other things done.

It is still under the original factory bumper-to-bumper warranty.

The maintenance guide mentions that all that they are going to do is what
was just done 150 miles previously.

I haven't asked the dealership these questions yet.

1.) As 15,000 miles is almost upon it, do you think I need to have a 15,000
mile service performed?
2.) Would it be prudent to have it serviced at 15,000 miles or wait until
20,000 miles (warranty issues)?

Thank you.

"Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas."

Posted by Bill on May 23, 2006, 4:34 am

Robert, apparently the dealership performed the 15,000 mile service at
14,850 miles.  Your next service will be at 20,000 miles.

Posted by OscartheGrouch on May 23, 2006, 8:11 am

Am I the only person here who gets service every 3500 miles instead of 5000?

Posted by Michael Pardee on May 23, 2006, 12:48 pm

I do the 7500 mile intervals on our 2002.


Posted by Bill on May 23, 2006, 4:26 pm

I doubt it, but the U.S. warranty uses 5000 mile intervals (which I use) and
Robert's question involved meeting the warranty requirements.  FWIW, people
aren't likely to hit the 5000 mile increments precisely.  Certainly 14,850
is close enough to 15,000 to qualify as the 15,000 service.

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