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Prius MFD Discussion

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sorka, May 11, 2017.

  1. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    That isn't the screen that went out but the combination meter which is a printed vacuum fluorescent digital display. Toyota eventually did a warranty enhancement on it to 9 years unlimited mileage. I was just about to send mine in for repair when they announced the warranty enhancement.
     
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    Not so. The combination meter display which is was the epidemic failing part on the 2nd gen Prii lists for $250 but can now be had at discount for $175 or so. When mine failed, the dealer wanted about $500 to replace it about half of which was the cost of the part. I opted to send it in to have it repaired for $100 but just as I pulled it out, Toyota announced the enhanced warranty.

    The LCD screen on the Prius is the MFD(Multi Function Display) and they were never a problem.
     
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    Not back when they first stared failing in '08 or so. They were thousands at that time.
     
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    '08 is a little premature.There are a few single reports in '08 of failed units. They started trickling in around '09. The earliest report of what anyone had to pay to have the CM replaced:

    Replaced Combination Meter at 195,000 km

    was $700.

    The MSRP for the part has always been $250.72 but is pretty heavily discounted in the $175 range.
     
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    MFD failure; options?
    MFD failure not covered by extended warranty

    Many people were quoted thousands and thousands before the cheap, refurbished units were made available.

    Here are some current price for a new MFD depending on trim:

    MULTI-DISPLAY ASSY made by Toyota. #8611047071

    MULTI-DISPLAY ASSY made by Toyota. #8611047220C0
     
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    The MFD is not the CM. The CM is what toyota covered by the enhanced warranty and had a high failure rate. MFD failures are rare. DId you not read post #85 above??
     
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    The failure is a poorly designed soldered connection inside the MFD on the 04 and 05 Prius, that's what I've been talking about the entire time. The CM is the speedometer and fuel gauge. There have been a few CM issues but lots and lots of 04 & 05 cars had failures of the MFD.
     
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    I have no idea what you are talking about. I was specifically taking about the MFD failures on the '04 and '05 models that were caused by poor solder joints between internal boards. I never said that there was an extend warranty nor did I ever mention the CM. Do a search on Priuschat for MFD failure and you will find plenty of posts as well as DIY fixes by Hobbit and others.
     
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    I can understand your confusion. You said:

    This was never true. The MFD never had a high failure rate and didn't fail thousand at a time. The CM did.

    There were cheap refurbished CMs made available by third parties but was not the case with the MFD.

    The CM failed by the 10s of thousands because of bad solder joints. I'm not aware of any MFDs failing because of bad solder joints. If you are, I ask you again to please post a link.

    You've said multiple things about a Toyota component that are true for the CM but not for the MFD.
     
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    I never said there were thousands of failures, I said they were thousands of dollars.

    Prius MFD

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    Gen 2 Prius MFD Screen Repair - Luscious Garage | Hybrid Specialists
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    letter to Toyota re: MFD failures
    Help MFD failure 2004.. anyone exchange theres?
    Reconditioned MFD?
    dreaded MFD failure & now steering wheel buttons failing too!
    Refurbished 2004 MFD
     
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    Start at the top.
     
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    Thanks for that. First I've seen of the MFDs confirmed to be fixed by repairing a cracked joint. But I asked and you provided :)
     
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    Moderator can you please move most of the recent posts to the Prius forum?
     
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