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Retrieve the trouble codes with suitable scan tool to reach the trouble area.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 13, 2019


This could be related to the alternator not working as the electric system fails. How does the car run? If it is rough then it could be engine trouble, otherwise alternator or electrical drain.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 02, 2018


Check your hybrid drive coolant reservoir for coolant level. top off if needed using only Toyota coolant. Also common for the auxiliary water pump to fail. I think there is a recall free replacement. Check with your dealer if your car is included in recall.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


the cruise control limits have been exceeded
the rad speed drops going up hill, the transmission shifts , that exceeds the rpm so it drops back the gear s shift again and the cycle is repeated
nothing really wrong , just incorrect driving practice
good practice is to turn of the cruise control when going up hills that puts the control outside parameters for the operation

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017


get the company original service and repair manual from the given link it will help you to fix the problem and also which part should be replaced with part number even you can do it your self http://toolsnyou.com/

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017


Yours may be different but on my 2007 prius I found out that the rattling or clicking type noise came from the dash rubbing against another piece of plastic somewhere up by the windshield. I just lived with it.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017


You will need to remove the touch screen module and have it repaired or replaced, no other solution to this failure.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 30, 2016


1. Start with the key out of the ignition, drivers door is open all others closed and
drivers door is unlocked.
2. Perform these steps within 5 seconds.
A. Insert the key into the ignition and Pull key out twice (Do NOT Turn)


3. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Close then open the drivers door twice.
B. Insert the key into the ignition(Do NOT Turn) Pull key out.
4. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Close then open the drivers door twice.
B. Insert the key into ignition and leave it in ignition.
C. Close the drivers door.
D. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF.
E. Remove the key from the ignition.
5. Within 3 seconds, the power door locks should lock then unlock automatically
indicating successful entry into programming mode.
Return to step 1 if the locks do not cycle at this point.
6. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Press the lock and unlock buttons on the remtoe simutaneously for 1.5 seconds.
B. Immediately after letting go of the lock and unlock buttons,
Press the lock button by itself and hold for 2 seconds. Within 3 seconds, the door
locks should lock and then unlock once indicating successful programming. If
the door locks cycle twice, repeat steps A and B in step 6 as the remote was
not accepted.
C. Repeat steps A and B in step 6 for each new remote.
7. Open drivers door.

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 02, 2016


1 check the 12 volt battery
i have replaced 3 car batteries on my 2001 Prius, purchased in 2001 15 years ago,
that small battery is the primary battery for all onboard computers and must have 11 volts when starting, I noted a poor response when that battery gets week.
2 check your codes with a scan tool or take it to a shop who will read it for free. Note all codes and write them down
codes that start with P3000 and up may indicate something wrong with the Hybird system, common codes like P3011 - P3019 indicates a faulty battery pack.
once I got a P011 and P013 with the master warning was on. It was time to replace the Hybird HV battery. 188,500 miles
hope this helps

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 05, 2016


It would need to have the engine running and have an exhaust leak to cause this, it is an unheard of problem in the Prius. Was the car parked and running when this happened?

2008 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 30, 2016

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