Question about Toyota Prius
Clean the inside part of the battery connectors really well. Even if you think it is ok. I mean clean it really well until all you see is the metal without moisture, oil, or any corrosion. Since it is a new battery I asume the terminals are free of contaminants.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
Generally the only reason a key will become stuck is a bad tumbler. We see this alot . Always it requires replacing the tumbler.
You may need to have this replaced.
I'm assuming the reason battery went dead was because the key was stuck in the on position.
Also maybe a brake switch is intermittanly bad or the transmission interlock is not activating.
I know you would like a definate answer but if the dealer looked at this then they have tested things and have the most up to date service bulltins to address this.
Even if we suggeseted a fix that would not be a guarentee that it was the problem. You would then need someone to replace something but the shop will not guarentee the fix based on our guess.
If it was my car I would replace the brake switch first or with a diagnositc scanner look at the data to see if the trans is actuallly in park when the shifter is in the park position.
Without usung any diagnostic equipment its all going to be a guess since everthing comes thru computers and its possible you have a bad computer.
There are some shops that deal with just hybrids. You should call one to see if they have any insight since many of them have more experience than the dealer mechanics
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
Sounds like the steering lock needs changing ,the tumblers in the barrel are worn or sticking .i would try putting some engine oil in the key hole and work it in a bit with the key.If this doesnt work then a new barrel is the order of the day
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
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