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Anybody had their computer re programed on the 04 re call?
I received the re call notice for my 04 and brought it to the dealer this morning. They wanted 3 hours to re program the computer. Left the 04 and went to the mall. Walked around for an hour and then had lunch. Returned to the dealer to find that during the re programing the computer in the 04 shutdown and now needed to be replaced! Of course the dealer does not have the part so I will have to wait until the new module is shipped from California to here (Arizona). In the mean time the dealer has me in a bottom of the line no power anything (yuk) Echo!

signed "not happy"
 

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Some toyota dealers are really crumby - But hey - AT LEAST YOU HAVE AN '04 Prius and DONT HAVE TO WAIT FOR ONE!!!

You will get your part soon!
Sooner than most of us waiting will get a Prius : - )
 

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macreative said:
Some toyota dealers are really crumby - But hey - AT LEAST YOU HAVE AN '04 Prius and DONT HAVE TO WAIT FOR ONE!!!

You will get your part soon!
Sooner than most of us waiting will get a Prius : - )
Problem is, I don't have it! The dealer has it!
 

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That wasn't so painful! The dealer had the new module shipped in overnite and in the car this morning. After driving that Echo yesterday and this morning, I really appreciate my Prius.
 

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Recall?

Is there a place I can look to find out if my vehicle is on the recall list? I have not been receiving any information from Toyota. Thanks.
 

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One thing to note - this is NOT a
recall. A recall is something that
has to be reported to the NHTSA, as
a potential safety problem. The
SSC-40a Special Service Campaign is
for a case where you may not be
able to start your 2004 Prius because
it is locked in a fail-safe mode.

The usual time listed by folks on
the 2004-Prius yahoogroup seems to
be about 2 hours for the ECU reprogramming.
However, should your 12v accessory
battery go dead during that 2hr
reprogram time, the flash upgrade
will be stopped mid-way, making the
ECU unusable (and therefore a dead Prius).
The only fix at that point is to
replace the ECU. If you are going
to a dealer for the ssc-40a upgrade,
ask that your 12v battery be put on
a battery minder if possible. Also,
if possible, get a look at their
tester and make sure it does not
say "B" on it (dead battery), as
then the tester will draw from your
car's 12v system as it can no longer
draw from its own battery.
 

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mrv said:
One thing to note - this is NOT a
recall. A recall is something that
has to be reported to the NHTSA, as
a potential safety problem. The
SSC-40a Special Service Campaign is
for a case where you may not be
able to start your 2004 Prius because
it is locked in a fail-safe mode.

The usual time listed by folks on
the 2004-Prius yahoogroup seems to
be about 2 hours for the ECU reprogramming.
However, should your 12v accessory
battery go dead during that 2hr
reprogram time, the flash upgrade
will be stopped mid-way, making the
ECU unusable (and therefore a dead Prius).
The only fix at that point is to
replace the ECU. If you are going
to a dealer for the ssc-40a upgrade,
ask that your 12v battery be put on
a battery minder if possible. Also,
if possible, get a look at their
tester and make sure it does not
say "B" on it (dead battery), as
then the tester will draw from your
car's 12v system as it can no longer
draw from its own battery.
Sounds very much like that may have happened to my 04!
 
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