I would say the suspension can easily handle 1,000 pounds though with the 1,300 pound load it did softly bottom in the rear a few times. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Recall Date 2013-12-12 Description Genera Corporation Genera is recalling certain aftermarket replacement tail lights, model 11-6468-00 driver-side , and model 11-6467-00 passenger-side , sold for use on 2012-2013 Toyota Prius V vehicles. On the other hand, Toyota recommends that you do not tow anything with this vehicle, as it is not designed to do so. Part 3 of my manual is on p.
The whole space behind the front seats was filled to the roof with gear. Assume they are loaded equally and add all four. New for 2013 A Special Edition version features a new Black Cherry Pearl exterior color, 17-inch alloy wheels and charcoal-colored seats with black accents and dark red stitching. The car tested by Toyota was designated as a 2012 model but included the front and rear door trim changes of the 2013 models. After that incident I only carried 10 boxes of laminate 350 lbs , dist equally, and had no more problems.
You can learn much, but you need to develop a good working feces detector to filter out the trash. A car that is designed to tow has at least been thought about with these considerations and the load of a trailer in mind. After performing an oil change the maintenance data will need to be reset. On the other hand, Toyota recommends that you do not tow anything with this vehicle, as it is not designed to do so. Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset. I believe the vehicle chassis and suspension is capable of handling the 1,300 lb, the issue may be braking capacity which is why it is listed as 915 lb load capacity in the Owner's manual. It is derived from the Toyota Prius but is longer and taller to provide more rear seat room and cargo-carrying capacity.
Toyota also does not recommend the installation of a tow hitch or the use of a tow hitch carrier for a wheelchair, scooter, bicycle, etc. The brake light and tail light circuits are switched causing the brake lights to be illuminated continuously until the brake pedal is pressed, when the brake lights will go out. But can the brakes bring that truck to a stop from 60 mph. New for 2013 A new Seaglass Pearl exterior color is available on the 2013 Toyota Prius V, and a SofTex-trimmed steering wheel is offered for 2013. The dash and doors have a matte-style finish, and the steering wheel has tilt and telescoping adjustments. Units Affected 807329 The funny thing about this comparison is that Toyota didn't want us to do it.
If an owner experiences a failure of the inverter before the vehicle receives updated software, the dealer will repair or replace the inverter assembly with a new one at no charge. Seriously, I think lots of people overload their vehicle sometimes, although not a lot. However, it may be possible to add a draw bar in the appropriate size that can accept a trailer ball. Again this is a judgement call, if you don't climb steep hills at altitude on hot days it may not matter at all. Toyota calls it Touch Tracer, claiming it helps drivers keep their eyes on the road. If an owner experiences a failure of the inverter before the vehicle receives updated software, the dealer will repair or replace the inverter assembly with a new one at no charge. All that weight on the seat back did not hurt it at all.
New for 2013 A Special Edition version features a new Black Cherry Pearl exterior color, 17-inch alloy wheels and charcoal-colored seats with black accents and dark red stitching. The Prius v has a maximum of 67. Reviewers were very impressed with the spacious rear seats, which slide and recline. There are several threads already started on this. Toyota's number for this recall is J0V.
Lower intrusion measured as much as 35 cm at the lower hinge pillar, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 17-22 cm. Ensure Trip Metre A reading is shown. Gross vehicle weight is max. When doing the oil change and topping up fluids you will need to use the following specifications: Engine Size 4 Cyl. Spoiler Alert: I pity the dealer that would try to invalidate a warranty for my car due to a bolt-on carrier or a hitch receiver.
If you want to follow Toyota manufacturing spec, you should not tow with your car. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. When doing the oil change and topping up fluids you will need to use the following specifications: Engine Size 4 Cyl. When I took my Prius to Burning Man, it was so overloaded with stuff that the hitch bike rack on the back of the car was only a few inches off the ground. Ensure Trip Metre A reading is shown. The Prius v, Prius c and Prius Plug-In are covered in separate reports in the Cars. I believe I neglected to distribute the load equally and that caused the prblem.
I carried 13 laminate boxes plus a pad plus self. I'm trying to figure out a way to answer this question without sounding overly snarky, and I mean absolutely no insult here, but if you're asking the question as a 'go-no go' for towing with a Prius-sized-vehicle then you should probably not tow anything yet. Tested vehicle specifications Tested vehicle 2013 Toyota Prius v Three wagon Weight 3,274 lbs. A component within the hybrid inverter assembly may overheat, causing the hybrid system to reduce output power allowing the vehicle to only drive a short distance. I would trust their judgement if it is, or will be, in their fit charts. If this occurs, various warning lamps will be illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle will have reduced power allowing it to only drive a short distance. The Prius v, Prius c and Prius Plug-In are covered in separate reports in the Cars.