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Posted by Just Me on January 27, 2008, 9:57 pm
Are owners still having problems with the software or has Toyota fixed that?
I have read where the programming pretty much would shut down the vehicle.
Also, are there any issues with the generators that are used for braking?


Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on January 27, 2008, 10:25 pm

The reported problems with the 2001 and 2004 model years were repaired
when the cars were brought in under warranty. It was a completely free,
warranty repair.

Identify the source? It is very much out of date and inaccurate. We need
to know to make sure we can warn you and others away from such
incomplete reporting.

None at all but we call them motor-generators. There are two in each
Prius and they work great.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on January 28, 2008, 12:08 am

Links?  I'd like to hear where you "read" that the programming would
"pretty much shut down the vehicle".

'Cuz in all my research and in owning the car for almost a year now,
that has never, ever come up even as a remote suggestion.

Posted by Just Me on January 28, 2008, 1:58 am

Here are the sites I was referring to:


http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f13e971  - read past the first
post on this page.

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ef64fbc/0  - this is the first
page of the forum.

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0db60b/0  - this page starts
the thread on the brakes.

I'm hoping that these are old posts WRT to the software issues.


Posted by richard schumacher on January 30, 2008, 11:15 pm

[this is the same as the 1st thread above]

Old posts and dead issues.  

A dead 12V battery will prevent a Prius from starting, same as any other

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