2001 Toyota PRIUS Electrical System Battery problems & defects.

Toyota PRIUS Electrical System Battery problems : 4.

After Sitting For As Many As 2 Days Without Driving, There Is A Battery Failure. This Has Occurred On Numerous Occasions (8-10 Times), And The Dealer Has Sent A Tow Truck Out To Either Start The Car Or Tow The Car Into The Dealership. At One Point, The Car Was In The Dealership For 3 Weeks While They Worked On Solving The Problem. They Have Put In Several New Batteries, But The Problem Continues. The Latest Occasion Was This Past Week (october, 2002). I Was Without The Car For 3 Days. No Problems Were Found At The Dealership Except For Battery Failure. In The Past The Dealership Has Provided Me With A Battery Charger, But The Battery Charger Is Currently Not Working Properly. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U510. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dt: Vehicle Stalled/died, And Lost Power While Driving 5 Mph. Throttle Body Module Failed. There Was A Nhtsa Recall But This Involved A Chemical In The Pruis Car Battery.*ak L. Yes. Car Has Broke Down Several Times Since. The Stalling Is Still A Problem.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U710. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in ATLANTA, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010313. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ATLANTA TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 770-622-7984 . DEALER’S CITY: DULUTH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 30096 .

July 25, 2005

My Car (2001 prius) Was At A Dealership (marina Del Rey toyota) For Service. While Parked, With No One Inside And The Ignition Off, The Main Propulsion Battery Caught Fire And Burned Through The Vehicle Interior, Causing A Total Loss. toyota Blames The Fire On A Battery Defect. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 83910 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12UX10. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in CULVER CITY, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20031018. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MARINA DEL REY TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 310-821-8979 . DEALER’S CITY: MARINA DEL REY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 90292 .

Aug 24, 2005

Auxiliary Battery On toyota prius 2001 And toyota prius 2004 Fail If The Car Is Not Driven At Least Every 7-10 Days. This Prevents The Car From Starting. We Purchased A 2001 prius Used March 2004, And A New 2004 prius In June 2004. The Auxiliary Battery Failed On The 2001 prius Twice, And We Replaced It Once. Recently The Dealer Service Rep Told Us That It Is A Known Problem That The Battery Will Not Hold A Charge Unless Driven Every 7-10 Days, And Should Be “disconnected” If Parked For “prolonged Time.” This Is Potential Safety Problem For Car Not Starting, Such As If Returning On Plane After 2-3 Week Vacation And Not Being Able To Start The Car, Risk For Vulnerability Awaiting Jump Start. toyota‘s Only Response Is “well, It’s A Hybrid.” They Say The “hundreds Of Computers In The Car Drain The Battery When Parked.” They Could Have Designed In Some Automatic Or Simple Switch To Address This. They Also Could Notify The Potential Customer Of This Design Flaw. They Did Not Inform Us, Or Any Of The Other prius Owners We Have Recently Discussed The Issue With. The Owner’s Manual For 2001 Model Makes No Mention Of It. In The 2004 Manual, There Is A Brief Mention Of Need To Disconnect The Battery If Parked For “prolonged Time” But Does Not Define That. Although We Have Been Happy With Other Features Of The prius And Other Toyot As We Owned In The Past, We Consider This To Be A Serious And Risky Design Flaw. Furthermore, We Consider toyota‘s Sales People And Sales Brochures Failure To Notify Us Of This Problem To Be A Significant Breach Of Goodwill And Respect For Customer Safety And Satisfaction. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U310. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in ROSEVILLE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040314. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ROSEVILLE TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 916-774-4843 . DEALER’S CITY: ROSEVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 95661 .

June 04, 2007

2001 Toyota PRIUS problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota PRIUS, driving a 2001 Toyota PRIUS, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Electrical System Battery problems and defects.

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