Toyota Prius V needs Fix

Apr 16, 2012 Full story: TreeHugger 141

Toyota is up to its same old tricks. Who can blame them? The Oriental company remains tainted by recent poor quality recalls.

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liner

Brooklyn, NY

#123 Jun 5, 2012
Happy and Laughing wrote:
<quoted text>Here is a link that explains the problem and how the EGR valve plays a role stuck open.
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075429_2...
I can't find anything about the safe mode on the internet. BUT you can call a dealer tomorrow and ask them.
Thanks for the link. I'm not sure I agree with their synopsis, the EGR system has nothing to do with the engine cooling system. When I get some time, I'll do a little research.
I can't find anything on safe mode either, which is odd. I wouldn't count on the dealer for much help on that one.
Truth Be Told

Windsor, Canada

#124 Jun 5, 2012
Root wrote:
<quoted text>Iíve seen everything now. The site made up a lie that makes you wrong? Oh and so did the tech. lol
Look--I don't know what's got you so bent out of shape about this issue and my comments about it, but whatever I've done that upset you, it sure wasn't intentional.
If you disagree with what I've posted, that's OK with me, but why all the vitriol?
Everything I've said is straight out of the Toyota Repair And Service Manual, so if you have issue with any of it, maybe it might be better to challenge the Manual.
In the meantime, I have no axe to grind with you or anyone else, so can we just agree to disagree and knock off the insults?
Really--that kind of nonsense doesn't really add much to any discussion.
Happy and Laughing

Las Vegas, NV

#125 Jun 5, 2012
Ok I just found some more information. Iíve been talking to the Toyota Help Center. When the faulty actuator lets the coolant gets hot, the EGR sticks causing the higher emissions. At this time a warning light comes on and the car goes into safe mode. The car gets tiny bubbles in the coolant system then the steering wheel comes off and the car goes flying into a ditch.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#126 Jun 5, 2012
Happy and Laughing wrote:
<quoted text>Here is a link that explains the problem and how the EGR valve plays a role stuck open.
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075429_2...
I can't find anything about the safe mode on the internet. BUT you can call a dealer tomorrow and ask them.
I've emailed the editor of Green Car Reports and asked him to clarify his information. He did respond to me and asked for the URL that you provided, which I replied with. I'll let you know what he says.
Truth Be Told

Windsor, Canada

#127 Jun 6, 2012
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
I've emailed the editor of Green Car Reports and asked him to clarify his information. He did respond to me and asked for the URL that you provided, which I replied with. I'll let you know what he says.
It will be interesting to se what they have to say about their article.
We maintain a service library of most makes and models.
What I posted is straight out of a PriusV service manual, and it says different.
I was blasted by a couple of posters for not providing a link to our info.
Unfortunately, in order to access Toyota's manuals or their on line service database, manuals must be purchased, and/or the on line service requires a paid subscription.
All automakers do essentially the same thing for independents like us.
If I post the URL in this case, it will request a purchase or subscription ID, and if the query doesn't provide it, access isn't granted unless they are a subscriber.
So those folkss looking to have a link simply won't be allowed in.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#128 Jun 6, 2012
I called the Toyota Prius V customer service and polishing center. They tell me if you search deep enough you can find a kernel of sweet corn in the bottom of that turd.
Truth Be Told

Windsor, Canada

#129 Jun 6, 2012
Root wrote:
I called the Toyota Prius V customer service and polishing center. They tell me if you search deep enough you can find a kernel of sweet corn in the bottom of that turd.
This is what the service manual says....
Have prunes for breakfast.
It'll help your bowels work better.
If you continue to find kernals after 10 days, see your doctor.
Truth Be Told

Windsor, Canada

#130 Jun 7, 2012
Before going too much farther into the bickering about the Prius V exhaust heat recovery system, people need to check the attached link.
It explains how the system works in detail.
It can be seen that the EGR valve plays a role in the system, but it dosn't control the system as some would have us believe.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/ ...
Truth Be Told

Windsor, Canada

#131 Jun 7, 2012
If the above link doesn't get you to the right page on the site, try this one.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/...
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#132 Jun 7, 2012
Truth Be Told wrote:
Before going too much farther into the bickering about the Prius V exhaust heat recovery system, people need to check the attached link.
It explains how the system works in detail.
It can be seen that the EGR valve plays a role in the system, but it dosn't control the system as some would have us believe.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/ ...
Thanks, seems interesting.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#133 Jun 16, 2012
Truth Be Told wrote:
Before going too much farther into the bickering about the Prius V exhaust heat recovery system, people need to check the attached link.
It explains how the system works in detail.
It can be seen that the EGR valve plays a role in the system, but it dosn't control the system as some would have us believe.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/ ...
Nobody said it did.
Happy and Laughing

Las Vegas, NV

#134 Jun 16, 2012
Yes wow sorry but did someone say the EGR valve conrtols the whole thing?
Happy and Laughing

Las Vegas, NV

#135 Jun 16, 2012
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
I've emailed the editor of Green Car Reports and asked him to clarify his information. He did respond to me and asked for the URL that you provided, which I replied with. I'll let you know what he says.
I'm not sure why they would get back to you. The story is right. I am a tech and work on these things. That is how it works.
avidkarma

United States

#136 Jan 10, 2013
People will base their decisions on what they read in consumer reports, and other reputable car review magazines and sites. The prius V , the prius and prius plug in are highly recommended by consumer reports. There are recalls with many cars. And those are important because the manufacturers are taking responsibility for potential issues. They do not reflect on the overall reliability of a car. I have owned a honda pilot, a toyota rav 4 and a dodge dakota pick up. The only serious problems I had was with the dodge. I never had and issue with the honda or toyota.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#137 Jan 11, 2013
avidkarma wrote:
People will base their decisions on what they read in consumer reports, and other reputable car review magazines and sites. The prius V , the prius and prius plug in are highly recommended by consumer reports. There are recalls with many cars. And those are important because the manufacturers are taking responsibility for potential issues. They do not reflect on the overall reliability of a car. I have owned a honda pilot, a toyota rav 4 and a dodge dakota pick up. The only serious problems I had was with the dodge. I never had and issue with the honda or toyota.
This information might help the Prius V to sell.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#138 Jan 14, 2013
Was this the recall that they had to pay the money for not reporting?
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#139 Jan 14, 2013
Root wrote:
Was this the recall that they had to pay the money for not reporting?
Nice try JJFADS/Root.
But no, the Prius was not part of the "money paid for not reporting"
But you knew that before you even asked the question.

Are you ever gonna get over this thing you"be got about dissing Toyota?
Root

Shreveport, LA

#140 Jan 14, 2013
Which cars was it? I donít think the not reporting a recall and get fined for it should be something held against Toyota.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#141 Jan 14, 2013
Root wrote:
Which cars was it? I donít think the not reporting a recall and get fined for it should be something held against Toyota.
JJFADS/Root:

You posted as link about that.
Don't you read your own links?

Or is this just another one of your backhanded ploys to diss Toyota?
Root

Shreveport, LA

#142 Jan 14, 2013
?? I did not post a link on here. Toyota was just fined again last month for not recalling vehicles like they should. I was wondering what car that was.

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