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2003 toyota prius

Car starts but shuts right off. warning light with battery icon on. wont back up when in reverse. what should I check? Battery shows still has charge.

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  • W_D_Arnold Feb 18, 2009

    The warning display came on and the engine quit while I was driving on the interstate. I pulled over to the side. The engine restarted but shutdown after only 10-15 sec.

    My mechanic doesn't have the tech data and can't determine the problem. I'm thinking the dealer is my best next option.

    Any ideas?

    2003 Prius, Hampton, VA


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