Six weeks later I started getting a beep and a flash of a warning light on my dash that was to quick to make out. It seemed to happen going around curves, turning etc. Very disappointed as the car has been without problems until now. I suspect the reason is that the engine works a bit less to overcome the resistance caused by the oil itself Oil with a high viscosity has a higher resistance to flow and is thicker than lower viscosity oil. My car wasn¿T making such noise before the stall on the road.
Then around 82K miles, the same thing started happening again and I noticed my car was low on oil by about 2 quarts. I googled this problem and saw many reports of this issue with Gen3 models starting around 80k miles. We'll hook you up with the right oil at the right price. I have contacted Toyota about this and they tell me it is out of warranty and not eligible for the warranty enhancement. Now they made me get yet another oil change and go through an oil consumption test. Now there is some some debate on the forums as to how much oil you should put in.
Owner's manual, the recommended engine oil grade for Prius is clearly 0W-20 However, over here, the owner's manual is kind of vague. Either it throws a rod or starts knocking. People to die in seized up cars that burn to make right on faulty pistons and valves? Donations are not tax deductible. He has assured me that 0W20 oil has been entered in the computer database for my Prius and this problem will never happen again. The owner of capistrano Toyota as well as other Toyota dealers have written to Toyota that the invertor needs to be replaced.
I called Toyota headquarter and the ask if I have done an oil consumption test I did, but they want a new one, so I took it to the dealership again. I also have a 2011 Prius that is using one quart of oil every 600 miles. I am not a car expert, but I know that the Prius uses synthetic oil which is supposed to last for longer than normal car oil, and I have never had any kind of car that went through oil this quickly. So if you do a lot of short trips like this then 5w30 or 0w20 could give a meaningful improvement. We had not had any recent work done and the vehicle was fully operational until the time of the fire. They only work on Toyota and Honda vehicles and have 5 star rating.
You haven't said what temperature ranges you experience there, but if you're mostly above 0C then you've definitely got no problems. It started burning excessive oil at 93,00 miles. Or do we really have to wait for disaster to react to make things right Toyota? Took it to Toyota and they want to do an oil consumption test. I broke off three of these fasteners before I quit. Please keep me informed when a class action plan is executed. So after reading others comments, I'm just going to have to keep and eye on it until I can afford to trade it in.
At the last change, I went from 0W20 oil to 5W20 which seems to have reduced consumption in my case by some. However, I wouldn't go much higher than 0w30 for what my opinion is worth. I was told that Toyota dealers have launched class action against Toyota. Your own manual specifically says. These bearings are held in place by a small tab that protrudes from the bearing shell and is locked into a wedge shaped slot in either the bearing cap or the engine block. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist.
I am appalled that Toyota is not dealing with this issue and would also like to join a class action if one is started. Now it's at 3000 but I continue to put oil in it weekly and have many times not been able to see oil on the dipstick! While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and the check pcs and check hybrid system warning indicators illuminated. So happy to have found this! Yesterday, another quart at 1048 miles. Obviously, I am not going to spend this amount of money for a 7 years old, 109,000 miles car. The plastic fasteners holding on the plastic under-cover are made of two plastic pieces.
Checked the oil, and had to add 2. A:Before there is any affect of the burner's operation, the concentration of synthetic would have to exceed 50% and that won't happen for at least a few years. Of course Penrite may be lying shamelessly, or their product may have other large deficiencies. They advised it was normal for an older car to burn more oil. Not sure how it is going go from here. I had the dealership do one of those oil consumption tests a year ago, and they told me it was natural for a car as it aged to start experiencing this problem. Finally I saw it was oil light on, checked and no oil on dipstick! They recalled other models and need to fix it for all these vehicles.
About a week ago I noticed during wide turns a light coming on, but it would come and go so fast that I was unable to read it. I have heard that the new oil filter is now a removable cartridge and not the easy screw in type. It is far easier to add more oil into the engine than to drain some from an over filled engine. I have always had the oil changed at Toyota dealerships, on time, and with synthetic oil. They notify and let me know that this is a manufacturing issue that the dealership is responsible for fixing. If you haven't already, replace the dipstick and twist on the oil filler cap.