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It won't start for a while then I open door go inside again…

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It won't start for...

It won't start for a while then I open door go inside again then it starts,may I know why

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Not really

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

I just got it last week it's a 2012 toyota prius c I haven't had time to give a good check up

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?

It just did it twice but I kinda freak out cause I'm on the road, no I'm not fixing it myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No its fine that's all the questions I have

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 months ago
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Thanks for posting

The 12 volt auxiliary battery may be getting weak, it's located in the trunk, have it checked and replace it if the voltage is below 12 volts.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok I'll do that thanks I hope that is what's causing the problem
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 months ago

Kind of common on the batteries when they get to about 5 years of use.

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