Apparently, this post got lost in the shuffle. For those classic Prius owners who haven't received it yet, the following is an extract:
"On certain 2001 through mid-2003 Model Year Prius vehicles, there is a possibility that a very small amount of electrolyte may seep from the HV Battery around one or more of the positivie HV battery terminals. If this should occur under high humidity conditions, the HV Battery Computer will detect a drop in the resistance and illuminate the Master Warning Light and Hybrid System Malfunction Warning Light...
"To insure that you are not inconvenienced by these symptoms, Toyota would like to inspect and repair the HV Battery in your vehicle by opening, cleaning and re-sealing the positive HV battery terminals. Your Toyota dealer will conduct this service at NO COST to you... The labor time necessary is approximately 5 hours. However, depending upon the dealer's work schedule and the ambient temperature, it may be necessary to make your vehicle available for a longer period of time..."
Has anyone experienced the failures noted or had this repair done, yet?
In Florida I got a morning appointment in less than a week,they said it needed to be "overnight cold" so it would take more than a day.After the second day I called and they had done nothing because they had to special order the parts.They provided work order and price for parts is $389 which is covered.Toyota should send dealers the parts when they send out the notices,they should also tell dealers how to conduct service campaigns.This experience highlights how dependent on the dealership and their supply chain I am which is what I tell people first when asked about the car.I will keep all y'all notified of the completion.
Good to know; I can let my dealer know far enough in advance so that they can order the parts early, I can drop it off the night before, and still pick it up when I'd expect to (since it's my wife's car and will affect her more than me).