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The most common problem with first generation Prius transmissions are shorted stator windings. While dealers and most independent shops recommend transmission replacement, here at Hybrid Fix, we offer on the car stator replacement. Below you can see the charred area on a stator we removed. Just like several others we've done, this one was replaced and another Prius was put back on the road :-)
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1050 La Brea Ave Inglewood, CA 90301
1050 La Brea AvenueUSCaliforniaInglewood90301
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Hybrid Fix is a hybrid repair shop built from the ground up using experience gained from Avi's Advanced Automotive. Our beautiful 3000 square foot facility is equipped to handle repair and maintenance of all hybrid vehicles. We also welcome electric vehicles.
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11 months ago
If you're like me and don't happen to live or work in the area, it's worth the drive. 2007 Prius. Needed to do was replace the headlights. Dealers will charge at least $150 per headlight plus another $300 at least for labor. That labor charge is high because they, and most other mechanics, will take apart the entire front bumper just to get access to the headlights and supporting electronics like the ballast. In fact, some mechanics like Avi at Hybrid Fix know that a much easier and quicker method does NOT involve removing the bumper. As of writing Hybrid Fix charges $125 per high-quality headlight including labor and year-long warranty. That's the best you'll get in LA unless you want to take your chances and try to purchase and install them yourself and have zero warranty. Take it to a dealer, as mentioned above, they'll charge north of $600 for unnecessary labor and a generous self mark-up for parts. You'll also get excellent hybrid-specific advice by a shop genuinely interested in the well-being of their customers instead of milking non-mechanics for their hard-earned pay. That's the business model we all want to support.
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Peter Landerman
a year ago
I love driving a Prius ever since I bought my first one in 2002. The problem is when you need service or repair, you are largely limited to Toyota dealerships. Over the years I have dealt with four different ones, and at one time or another each of them was guilty of over-diagnosing [all the way from guessing that the problem is the most expensive possibility to recommending totally unnecessary work] or overcharging. So I was really pleasantly surprised to to find Avi's Advanced Auto, a small, independent shop in Tujunga, where the owner proved to be: 1. Knowledgeable and experienced [more so than any of the Toyota agencies I have dealt with] 2. Well-equipped [with better computer diagnostics than the Toyota agency I went to with the same problem] 3. Helpful [willing to share that knowledge with the customer] 4. Honest [up front about the least expensive way to solve the problem] An example: my 2002 Prius engine warning light [the triangle] came on and stayed on. Toyota (Riverside) charged me $100 to diagnose the problem and told me I needed a new Main Battery (cost $3500). Avi determined the battery was fine; the problem was corrosion on the copper harness (turns out kids had spilled Coke in the trunk). He offered to clean it off but let me know that from past experience once corrosion starts, it eventually comes back. I opted for a new harness to be on the safe side. Bottom line: just over $400 parts and labor, good as new, out the door. The main negatives about Avi's are the small, cramped size of the shop and the fact that there is only one of them. Both of these problems are resolved by the new location, Hybrid Fix in Inglewood, where there is ample space for working on a number of cars at a time. In short, I would highly recommend either of these shops to any hybrid owner. I could not be more satisfied. Peter Landerman, PhD
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