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Toyota prius will not start. Get malfunction in parking

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Toyota prius will not...

Toyota prius will not start. Get malfunction in parking brake message. Vehicle is now in parking lot half mile from my home

Mechanic's Assistant: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?

My father's car, let me check

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Prius?

2013

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

Car was just inspected no problem temp is about 3 degrees f

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago
Pete
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Are you seeing a message that says park brake malfunction or does the message say anything else?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
park on level spot.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am at home now. The vehicle is in a parking lot half mile away.
Toyota Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Is the message saying park on a level spot?

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Toyota Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Did you try to set and release the park brake at all?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
didn't have parking brAke on, put and off, nothing happened
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
whistle , alarm is blowing
Toyota Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Have you tried to lock and unlock the vehicle with the key or remote to turn off the alarm?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
as I said the car is a half mile from my home. the remote doesn't function
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
tried to lock and unlock didn't work
Toyota Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago

O.k.,let me see if anyone else can help with this here as some of my info is limited on this issue.

I will open your question up for others here to see if someone else can assist further on this as there may be others here that may have more info on what to check or do with this issue.I hope you can get this resolved with ease.No need to reply to my last post here unless it is a last resort as it will keep your question locked to me and others will not be able to view it.If you feel you want to continue to work with me on this feel free to reply at any time but keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair this without seeing your vehicle.

Thanks Pete

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Toyota Mechanic: Boxer54, Toyota Technician replied 4 months ago
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This is not an uncommon occurrence with a drained battery. Due to the stated temperature, the 12 volt battery could be the issue. Have you attempted to jump start the vehicle?
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