If your vehicle overheats

The following may indicate that your vehicle is overheating:

l The high coolant temperature warning light comes on or flashes: The engine may be overheating.

l "HYBRID SYSTEM OVERHEAT" is shown on the multi-information display:

The power control unit may be overheating.

Follow the correction procedure as described below.

| Correction procedures n If the high coolant temperature warning light comes on or flashes stepQ Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the air conditioning system.

STEp2 Check to see if steam is coming out from under the hood. If you see steam: Stop the hybrid system. Carefully lift the hood after the steam subsides and then restart the hybrid system. If you do not see steam: Leave the hybrid system operating and carefully lift the hood.

step]~3 Check to see if the cooling fans are operating. If the fans are operating: Wait until the high coolant temperature warning light goes off and then stop the hybrid system. If the fans are not operating: Stop the hybrid system immediately and call your local Toyota dealer.

After the hybrid system has cooled down sufficiently, check the engine coolant level and inspect the radiator core (radiator) for any leaks.

/ ITO52P130

If necessary, add engine coolant up to the "FULL" line.

Water can be used in an emergency measure if engine coolant is unavailable. (^P. 562)

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Do It Yourself Car Diagnosis

Do It Yourself Car Diagnosis

Don't pay hundreds of dollars to find out what is wrong with your car. This book is dedicated to helping the do it yourself home and independent technician understand and use OBD-II technology to diagnose and repair their own vehicles.

Get My Free Ebook


Responses

  • haylom
    What to do if your prius overhears?
    8 years ago
  • jemima
    How to check coolant level in toyota preas?
    8 years ago
  • MARKO
    How does a prius indicate overheating?
    4 years ago
  • semrawit
    What is is hybrid system overheat?
    1 year ago
  • russom
    What is prius cel code for engine overheat?
    5 months ago
  • hayden
    Why is my 2010 prius overheating after replacing thermostat?
    4 months ago
  • ELVIA
    How to tell if a 2010 prius is over heating?
    2 months ago

Post a comment