2004 Toyota PRIUS Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Toyota PRIUS Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID544328
 Internal NHTSA #10123793
 ManufacurerTOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
 BrandTOYOTA
 ModelPRIUS
 Model Year2004
 File date08/04/05
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn four separate occasions the prius has had a complete loss of power to the gasoline engine, all the warning indicator lights have been illuminated and the car was able to travel only on battery power for a very short distance before draining the battery. Twice this has occurred after stopping at a stop sign and attempting to proceed forward. Twice it has happened while driving on the highway at 60-70 mph. When it occurred on the highway the car lost power except from the battery that allowed only 40-42 mph maximum speed. Twice the car was towed to the dealer. The first time they performed a software update the second time they reset the computer. The last two times it has happened i have been able to stop the car, disconnect the 12 volt battery which has reset the system and the car performs as expected. This would appear to be software
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure41900
Number of Occurences4
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateOFALLON, MO
VIN pattern JTDKB20U640XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase20/10/03
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed60
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's namePAPPAS TOYOTA
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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