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Will battery die when on vacation? - Sorry if this has already been discussed...can't find it. I will be going on extended vacation (14 days) and heard that the battery will die because car is not being used. Called dealership to see what I can do to prevent this from happening...one guy said to disconnect the 12v battery and another guy said don't disconnect the 12v battery just go into car settings and turn off the key system. Wanted a third opinion so, I called Toyot... http://ow.ly/2RtMvP

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Does actual capacity of traction battery decrease linearly with age? http://ow.ly/2RtMvO

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Getting ripped off? - Hi, everyone. would be interested in your opinions. My 2012 Prius IV showed a check engine light. Went in for a $120 diagnostic that turned up a loose gas cap (we have only full serve in my area). I suggested that A) this was a known issues: why didn't they just check that first? B) Most gas stations might have thought to do that (I was at a dealership). The response was: A) Not a known issue. B) We still have to run the diagnostic since that's the... http://ow.ly/2RtMvQ

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Enginer plug in? - I just got my first prius (2008) and I love it! I have also learned of a shop that does the Enginer plug in conversions. Has anyone done this? And if so, how do you like it? Thanks for the input. http://ow.ly/2RtriK

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GM releases some teasers for Volt 2.0 - 2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details They don't give specifics, but they're hinting at various things, such as a more efficient battery, an engine that uses regular gas, and attempting to eke out more electric range miles. I'm really curious to see what the new stats will look like, and if it will spur more... GM releases some teasers for Volt 2.0 http://ow.ly/2RtriJ

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My 2013 Prius TWO Build - Hello, new to this forum and to the Prius community. I just bought my prius a month ago and couldn't leave it stock when I got it home I took the hubcaps off first. Didn't even sit in my garage for 10 minutes before me ripping at the car. I bought black lug nuts to match the stock black wheels. I also bought LED's installed throughout the car. Bought "Prius" all weather floor mats. And installed a 6000k HID kit, have 8000k on the side may switc... http://ow.ly/2Rthrb

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Blizzard Pearl and Dr. Colorchip - This is my second Blizzard Pearl. First was a 2010 Prius, and other than a few spots on the bumper I didn't have any major damage to the paint. When I bought the 2014 Prius I didn't hesitate to get my preferred color again... Blizzard Pearl. Fast forward 6 months when I get a rock chip. I have some touch up from the last one but not sure whether I want to use it knowing its old and a tri-color application. I google around for how to re... http://ow.ly/2Rthrc

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What did you do to ur Gen III Prius today???? - I thought we can have a thread where we can share what we've done to our Prius on a daily basis. So today I stripped my front end to get the bumper lic plate holes filled & re-sprayed. Also getting the signal mirror covers painted so that they will match: http://ow.ly/2Rthr8

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Recommended Repair Stations, Northern VA wheel bearing front http://ow.ly/2Rthra

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HV battery capacity decreasing over time? - Back in 2012 when I first bought my PIP, the battery charge level as indicated by range was 17-18 miles. The energy to fill the battery has been consistently ~2.5-2.7 kwh. Earlier this year it dropped to about 15 miles. And just recently it's dropped to about 13.5 miles. The weather has gotten cooler in the last few weeks here in SF, so I don't know how much of this is seasonal as I haven't been keeping track that closely. I e... http://ow.ly/2Rthr9
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