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Experience:  Licensed Master/Hybrid Technician at Mendes Motors
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I just went out to check my 2008 Prius because I forgot to

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Hi I just went out to check my 2008 Prius because I forgot to lock it and noticed that a red light in the shape of a car was blinking. What does that mean?
JA: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?
Customer: It does not stay steady. It is on the right side of the steering wheel. It does not have an exclamation point in the middle of the car.
JA: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything. It just came on.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I had a yellow blinking light on with an exclamation point before this. I was told by a Prius specialist that it was pressure in the tires, so I had them recalibrated to 35 but the light stayed on. So I need to take the car in to have the tire pressure system recalibrated. I feel terrible that I didn't do that immediately, and now the red light shaped as a car is blinking, and I am really scared I have done something terrible to the car.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Pedro Goncalves replied 10 months ago.


That simply means that the immobilizer or safety of the car is active. It turns on and starts blinking as soon as you lock your vehicle.

Completely normal.

I hope I helped. Thank you

Expert:  Pedro Goncalves replied 10 months ago.

Don't to forget to rate a positive review in order to close the question.

Thank you once again

Expert:  Pedro Goncalves replied 10 months ago.
Hi,Just wondering if I answered your question. Is there anything else I could do for you? I still have the question open.