What I learnt from charging my Prius
0. Some people in the newsgroups write things they don't have a clue about. 1. The Prius batteries are somehow interconnected. When I forgot to switch off the light, *both* were discharged. 2. It is hard to charge the battery. When you connect your Prius to another car's battery, the system thinks that there is ... 18 Jan 2010 22:12
I started my 2010 at -24F last night. It shook violently with the engine making a chug-chug sound, sort of like an old John Deere one-lung tractor. I'm thinking it was running on two cylinders. After about 30 seconds the shaking and chug-chug sound diminished somewhat. I'm thinking a third cylinder started f... 18 Jan 2010 19:58
Yesterday, while pulling away from a light, my 07 Prius lurched as if the brakes had been put on, had no acceleration, and several dash lights came on (Red triangle with an exclamation point in it, the check engine light, the yellow circle with an exclaimation point in it, and the VSC light). No brake warning ... 7 Jan 2010 06:53
Toyota is #1: in Safety-related Recalls
"In a first, Toyota led the U.S. auto industry in recalled vehicles this year, thanks to its largest safety-related problem since it began selling vehicles in the United States. The Japanese automaker has struggled with the fallout from the recall of 4.3 million Toyota and Lexus models for unintended acceleration... 6 Jan 2010 10:26
Detroit Bureau: Is Toyota�s Image About to Crumble?
On Wed, 30 Dec 2009 07:42:23 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop(a)nastydesigns.com> wrote: In article <1c3a5fc1-93bd-49e0-9e56-c28f44bc59ad(a)a21g2000yqc.googlegroups.com>, john <johngdole(a)hotmail.com> wrote: �It was a sensation of losing control,� reports 39-year-old Robert Becker, when he recalls wha... 30 Dec 2009 15:26
Detroit Bureau: Is Toyota¹s Image About to Crumble?
Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote: In article <1c3a5fc1-93bd-49e0-9e56-c28f44bc59ad(a)a21g2000yqc.googlegroups.com>, john <johngdole(a)hotmail.com> wrote: �It was a sensation of losing control,� reports 39-year-old Robert Becker, when he recalls what happened when he tried to slow down at an intersection n... 30 Dec 2009 20:59
Detroit Bureau: Is Toyota’s Image About to Crumble?
It was a sensation of losing control, reports 39-year-old Robert Becker, when he recalls what happened when he tried to slow down at an intersection near his home on the west side of Manhattan. All was going smoothly until he hit a pothole and suddenly, the brakes seemed to release. The human resources execut... 30 Dec 2009 00:09
Brake failures alleged for Toyota Prius
"Dozens of owners of the latest, third generation Toyota Prius hybrid have filled complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alleging that they have experienced brake failures, according to TheDetroitBureau.com." http://www.freep.com/article/20091228/BUSINESS01/91228016/Brake-failures-all... 31 Dec 2009 16:35
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