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Old 05-03-2014, 03:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Wow, this month makes 2 full years 'C' ownership.. No recalls yet.
And, every time we drive by a gas station with higher and higher prices, we are thankful..

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Just a suggestion but you might consider having the transaxle oil changed. If you do, provide a clean, dry, sample bottle and ask for (and write on table) that you need 1 cup sample of the old oil.

The reason is I had our new 2010 transaxle oil changed with the first, dealer oil change. Testing revealed some left over manufacturing debris, some early wear material, and early loss of sealant in the oil. By doing the early change, these small particles were removed before the differential and other gears had a chance to grind them up into the 'smoke sized' particles found in other Prius samples. But of course, it is your car.

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Old 05-04-2014, 10:32 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Hi Bob,
If that suggestion is meant for me, I'm not sure we have to be worried about the transmission just yet.
Since the Prius C only has about 6,500 miles on it so far..

Just the same, I rotated the tires and changed the oil and filter last summer..
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:47 PM   #34 (permalink)
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2 years and 6500 miles? The Honda hybrids caution you about not driving the car and how parking it for more than a month can lead to damage to the battery pack. 270 miles a month on average.
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The Prius gets driven just about everyday. Just not too far.

The Ford is the one that only gets used once or twice a month.
I have a battery tender connected to it. Otherwise, it goes dead.
Next year the battery will be 7 years old and I'll get a new one.

I think the Escape has got around 7,000 miles on it.. Almost broken in..

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