Get it replaced. I had one of my customer's car with the same symptomDiana_04Prius said:My MFD is a multifunction display any more, in fact it’s no function display.
It started cutting in and out yesterday, the radio stopped, the display froze and then it would come back on. Now the screen just says something like, “Check System Function”
Does that......."Audio off" is shown on audio screen while the audio system is
Does that.......Climate control is not responsive and may say "Check connection of
the air conditioner."
Does that.......Map, Destination buttons are inoperative and may display "External
system not connected."
Does that.......When pressing any button on the multi-display, the system takes 5
to 10 seconds to respond to the user's input.
Does that.........Outside air temperature not displayed.
I think I'd start with a phone call to the service dept. and see how they respond. Call them with a clear description of the symptoms, tell them how it matches the TSB (have the number ready so they know you know what you're talking about). See what they say.Fordman789 said:I have a display failure with all of the symptoms above on my 04 with over 100k miles so I'm not under warranty anymore. My question is if I take it to the dealer are they going to charge me to do a diagnosis that tells me what I already know? Should I just order the part from the dealer and have them install it? Seems like if it's a known problem Toyota would have replaced it under a recall but that didn't happen.
We should all turn off our MFDs for a few days to remind ourselves that it isn't necessary for making the car go.Fordman789 said:Also make sure they order a refurbished MFD..should be around $700...new will be close to $3000.
Let me add that you have another option...buy one from Ebay..a salvage. One on there now for $950 (which seems darn high for a salvage IMO):
If I'm going to have to pay for diagnostics, then $700 to $950 for a used one or $3000 for a new one I think I can live with it the way it is for a while. I have two daughters in college and the money tree in the backyard is a little bare right now. Thanks for the replies.