A breakdown in isolation can be caused by ruptured or leaking cells, high voltage cabling insulation that has rubbed off and come into contact with low voltage systems, condensation, use of non-isolated equipment, other causes or by an intentionally non-isolated design. There are approximately 736,000 Vehicles covered by this Warranty Enhancement Program. Here's hoping it'll offer up a more specific code when they power it on today. Hi Julie, Thanks for the update. But as long as it behaves, I'm happy to keep it for several more years. If either sensor isn't working correctly, the car will run rough and the engine will be less efficient.
I wondering if these warning lights are so reliable why are they not lighting up for an obviously malfunctioning actuator? They're going to keep it for a few days, and again try to see if they can get the code to pop back up. Patrick--thanks for the stern talking-to. Fortunately, removing the entire fuse box assembly from the trunk was fairly easy. The odor led him to a fuse box in the left rear corner of the trunk. Other isolation fault detection circuits operating on the same battery pack may interfere with each other and cause false readings.
Reimbursement consideration instructions will be provided in the owner letter. I am wanting to confirm that no matter what, if you are an owner of a 2004-2009 Prius, then this ext warranty can apply to you even if you are not the original owner? Maybe I'm taking it too easy on them, but I can understand their hesitation when it comes to replacing such expensive parts. The specific condition covered by this program are repairs related to an internal malfunction of the Brake Actuator Assembly. Nevertheless I certainly would not argue if they want to install a new traction battery in your car. Someone told me that the car turned off non-essential services when it had an error, so the loss of these services could have been due to that.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. The noise is getting worse and when even moderate braking which I try to avoid as much as possible , it creates a jerky stop - almost like it would feel if the brake pads were pressing on an oval shaped brake drum, rather than a round one. The circuit had burned open! For example, if a battery charger can be disconnected or fully solated from the battery pack, disconnect it and look to see if the isolation improves. I think I'll get more info from the corporate number than I will talking to the dealership service dept, they just seem to want money. Of course, using this kind of fastener is convenient because it cuts its own hole and forms its own threads. The fault is triggered when the 60 second average of the? To fix this Prius, Monte removed the self-tapping screw, sealed the hole in the floor and replaced the high-voltage cable. Background: In these vehicles, Toyota has received some reports where various brake system related warning lamps illuminate due to internal malfunctions of the Brake Actuator assembly.
While this error tends to indicate a real problem, there are certain situations that can cause a false positive. I turned the car off, and just like the Aux battery issue, I couldn't get it to restart. What is Toyota going to do? My car has been sitting on the lot, undriven, since Monday afternoon, in an attempt to replicate that possible pattern. If so, do I just ask about this warranty enhancement program? Now the boss tasked Gil, a senior tech, with diagnosing and repairing these problems. Eventually he saw something abnormal around circuit C40 on the board. I need to bring this to the attention to the regulatory agency over recalls or enhanced warranties about this dogmatic narrow-minded stipulation restriction. Each car maker uses a different techniques to check, but most often it's some type of fuel tank pressure sensor.
This website is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or supported by Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, U. The pattern has been broken! But I don't want to be driving an unsafe vehicle waiting for the mysterious codes to appear. The first is limited space. Disconnect the total pack voltage sensor connector the 8 pin connector with 2 wires and ensure that the? Here's hoping that will change in the next couple days. Has anyone else had this issue? Did you every get a check engine light on because of your issues? Toyota bled the brakes with the scan tool hooked up to clear any trapped air in the actuator but the problem continued and they concluded it must be a internal defect or leak in the actuator assembly not allowing for it to accumulate enough fluid therefore continuing to run excessively.
The following list shows all possible trouble areas given info code 526. ~8k worth of parts, and hours of labor, all on Toyota's dime! I have a 2004 Prius that I took in to Toyota to get the brake actuator replaced under the enhanced warranty. Prickly Prius Problem My pal Monte, the foreman at a Toyota specialty shop, found a blind drilling blunder on a 2010 Prius. Evaporative emissions systems test for a leak in the fuel tank and associated hoses. I forgot to mention this in the original post, and I don't know if it matters, but after my car coded on Monday, I wasn't able to use cruise control, and my Bluetooth was also disabled. You'll be glad to know that your vehicle is equipped with an early warning system that could save you time, money, and fuel in addition to helping protect the car! Toyota is now extending the warranty coverage for repairs related to internal malfunctions of the Brake Actuator Assembly. If an owner thinks that they have experienced the condition described in this Warranty Enhancement Program, they should contact their local Toyota dealer for appropriate diagnosis and repair.
They won't waste money on replacing parts unnecessarily if they actually follow the tree to determine which is the most likely cause first. I'm heading to the dealer now to drop off the rental, and to see if they've had any luck with my car. I think I'll get more info from the corporate number than I will talking to the dealership service dept, they just seem to want money. When Gil removed the self-tapping screw approximately 1 in. I have the brake problem.
I called customer service which was like speaking to a robot reading prepared scripts, talking over me and basically blowing me off. You can do it but the consequences may be dire. So if no warning light are on according to them it must not have any problems thus safe to drive even though their own mechanics identified a problem through physical diagnosis. Step 2 Check the instantaneous isolation? Said codes were wiped out when we replaced the battery. Note: A false positive may be triggered if a large amount of capacitance is present between the battery pack and the low voltage system causing the signal to degrade. Gil found that it was enclosed in a plastic case. And that was the point of my posting—not to complain—but to inform other owners of my experiences, and hopefully give them some direction, and possibly even answers.