Having problems with your 2002 Toyota Prius ?

I got toyota prius 2002 and the mileage on it is 184,000 and the battery hasnt asked for any replacement or repairs. Do you think i may encounter some problems soon? i read the manual and it said it was good for 10 years 100,000 miles, but it obviously is over the warranty. Do we also need to replace the timing belt? How much mileage does it take for me to replace the timing belt? thank you.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 17-06-2019

Answers :

You don't have to replace the battery unless there is a problem with it. Just because toyota only warrantees it for 10 years/100,000 miles doesn't mean that's when it will go bad. The dealer can test the battery for you and tell you the condition of it, of course you'd have to pay for them to do this.

Most manufactures recommend changing timing belts at anywhere from 60,000- 80,000 miles. A timing belt may last 100,000 miles or more but waiting this long is a big risk. If a worn timing belt snaps it can cause serious engine damage. Even if your belt was changed at 60,000 and 120,000 miles, at 180,000 miles its probably te for a new one again. Have a mechanic inspect the belt and check for a date on it to determine if you should replace it.
The engine has a timing chain and the battery will turn on warning lights if necessary fo attention ive seen more than 250k without battery problem drive until it dies hope this helps please rate
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