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really bad MPG after 5000-mile checkup

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Posted by Jean B. on December 19, 2005, 2:13 am
 
I guess I need to check the oil level and the tire pressure.
Any other thoughts?  I am suddenly down about 10 mpg--that
AFTER what I gather is a normal wintertime drop in MPG.
--
Jean B.

Posted by Michael Pardee on December 19, 2005, 11:49 pm
 

A recent post (here? in the Yahoo Prius group?) with the same complaint
turned out to an over-tight parking brake cable! An astute reply suggested
applying the parking brake as firmly as possible a half dozen times to work
a little "breathing room" into the parking brake, and it worked.

Mike



Posted by Jean B. on December 20, 2005, 12:35 am
 Michael Pardee wrote:


Do they fiddle with that cable at the 5000-mile checkup?

--
Jean B.

Posted by Michael Pardee on December 20, 2005, 3:52 am
 
It isn't really part of the schedule, but it could be part of a dealer
policy to check over simple areas that could be overlooked when the car is
delivered - which is a good thing. Rotating the wheels is part of the 5K
service, so it is plausible.

Mike



Posted by richard schumacher on December 20, 2005, 4:28 am
 wrote:


They're not supposed to, but it's not impossible.  Low tire pressure is
much more likely.  They all fiddle with the tires unless you warn them
sternly not to.

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