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Toyota Prius hybrid: Why is there a red triangle with an exclamation

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Why is there a red triangle with an exclamation mark plus a red car sign also with an exclamation mark on the dashboard and display screen of my 2005 hybrid Toyota Prius
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

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These warning symbols indicate there is a malfunction in one of the on board computer systems. This could be anything from something in the engine control computer or the hybrid control computer. Do you have a scan tool or any way to check for malfunction codes at least in the engine control computer? if you do not try pulling to a safe area and shutting the vehicle off then starting it back up so the ready light comes on several times in a row and see if the warning symbols go out. If they do not and you cannot get the code numbers remove the negative battery cable on the 12 V battery in the trunk and reset the system and try driving it again.

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