It started using excessive oil at 87000 miles. This issue has been happening since I bought the car in Sept with 94,000 miles on it. Commenced a 2nd Oil Consumption Test and came in for a reading at 97,247 1,229 m later and was told the seals had been tempered with and it was an invalid test. I have a 2011 prius and at 90,000 miles started having the same issue everyone on this board is having. I do know that you have two chances to prove i.
The tech noted that my oil was low. The Toyota service department recommended that I monitor oil usage. I spent the day on the phone getting no help frpm Toyota or the warranty people. The exhaust heat recovery system was installed in the exhaust behind the catalytic converter and employed an exhaust control valve and thermostat to monitor and manage the flow of gases and coolant through the system. Usually when I was braking or cornering. If there is class action lawsuit concerning this issue, please include me. Sometimes i think i smell a little smoke but i could be over exaggerating.
Of course the dealership says they haven'the heard of any oil consumption issues with 3rd gen priuses and that I would need to pay for any repairs associated with this out of my own pocket. Toyota acts as if this is normal and no problem exists. Curious how your car is now performing or if the dealer is considering replacing the pistons as stated in the warranty extension? They have sold almost 1 million Prius since 2010 and it seems like all the engines take a shit after 100k miles. I take it in assuming the dealership made a mistakr this time under filling. This has happened to me countless times, almost always on the freeway or exiting and while traveling at a high speed.
The ratchet-type chain tensioner had a non-return mechanism and used a spring and oil pressure to maintain chain tensioner; the tensioner also suppressed noise generated by the timing chain. I am now having my oil changed every 3,000 miles. I'll ping the 2az lawyers to see if there's any 2zr lawsuit being planned. Many of these vehicle manufacturers stating the engine warranty will be voided if the proper oil, synthetic , is not used for all future oil changes. I opened a case number with Toyota America who also refuses to deal with the issue.
The threshold for the repair is if the engine is burning more than 1 quart in 1,200 miles, which your engine is. Sometimes the vehicle would start back up after a few minutes of being turned off. Serviced every 5,000 miles by Toyota dealerships. Like an idiot, though, I didn't check the oil regularly. Most mechanics don't recommend this since it could damage the upper parts of the hybrid engine. At lower throttle settings, it seems to consume very little oil, but that is still a mechanical problem.
I was promised to get a brand-new engine block; not a rebuilt and that Toyota would assume all costs. Burning that much oil I feel like I should be driving a hummer. Not going to happen with my 2010 Prius. I have a 2012 Prius that started consuming oil at around 100K miles. At 125K miles, my car was burning. I also understand that engines con consume more oil while breaking in and and specially during high speed hwy driving.
They told me it was dry, near 0 oil in it, if they did fill it correctly it ate over 3 quarts in 1000. We are having the exact same issue. So many oil consumption tests, it wasn't funny. The ratchet-type chain tensioner had a non-return mechanism and used a spring and oil pressure to maintain chain tensioner; the tensioner also suppressed noise generated by the timing chain. Toyota needs to step up and fix the problem.
That means I can't trust it for a road trip, a 2010 model in 2017 non-road ready is rediculous. Toyota needs to stand behind it's name and solve the engine malfunction. I just noticed my oil consumption was bad after my last service at about 115K miles. What is different on the 2010 Prius that makes it burn more oil than the other years? But if it's a gasket or seal, you can often find where the leak is, then determine if it can be easily repaired. Around 79k miles, I would get a hazard light come up but then disappear very quickly. So, all said and done, I chalk it up to the engine wearing in, and I'm not worried.
I loaded my 15 yr. It's very, very worrisome because we have four yes 4! The configuration will allow you to develop 200 horsepower, at pressure boosted to 7 psi 0. Since that oil change with synthetic, I notice I'm burning 1 qt every 1K miles. When I contacted the Consumer Hotline they seemed to not care about my problem as if they wanted to throw me under the bus when specially I demanded to get this problem fixed. The vehicle was towed to penske Toyota of covina 1800 E garvey ave S, West covina, ca 91791, 626 859-7400 to be repaired. My brother's Prius doesn't do this.