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2003 Toyota Prius Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134128
TSB ID: TSB-0012-13 Rev2

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bull
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134223
TSB ID: T-TT-0362-15

Tt: the vehicle may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ecm has been interrupted.
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10132529
TSB ID: T-TT-0086-11

Techtip: condition - the vehicle may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ecm has been interrupted.
03/28/17 NHTSA ID: 10096556
TSB ID: T-TT-0362-15

Tt: the vehicle may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ecm has been interrupted.
03/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10096036
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 REV

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bul
09/26/11 NHTSA ID: 10041274
TSB ID: TCS-11-022

Toyota service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. unusual steering vibration when the driver releases the steering wheel. 2001-2003 prius.
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09/26/11 NHTSA ID: 10041273
TSB ID: POL-11-03

Toyota: unusual steering wheel vibration when the driver releases the steering wheel. warranty extension.
11/01/10 NHTSA ID: 10034284
TSB ID: TSB-0064-10

Toyota: techstream ecu flash reprogramming procedure. flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures de
05/14/07 NHTSA ID: 10021528
TSB ID: 02307

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p3130, and information code 346. updated 10/26/07. *nj
08/18/05 NHTSA ID: 10015979
TSB ID: 05004

Engine oil specifications.
07/29/04 NHTSA ID: 10008386
TSB ID: 02204

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on diagnostic trouble code p3130. *mj
10/16/03 NHTSA ID: 10003359
TSB ID: 01103

Master, hybrid, and malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p3190, p3191 and p3101. updated 10/26/07. *nj
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133836
TSB ID: T-SB-0391-08 Rev

This bulletin contains general vehicle pulling diagnosis and repair procedures along with specific information to help correct pulling complaints.
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10134454
TSB ID: T-TT-0086-11

Techtip: condition - the vehicle may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ecm has been interrupted.
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109589
TSB ID: T-TT-0303-14

Tech tip: when a dtc is detected by the hv battery ecu, the hv control ecu will automatically store a p3000, information code 123 ?hv battery control system malfunction? dtc. the purpose of the p3000/123 is to capture the state of the hybri
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133897
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13

Flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bulletin de
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133917
TSB ID: T-TT-0118-11 Rev

Technicians should confirm the following key points to minimize the potential for future mil "on" concerns after hv battery replacement.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133860
TSB ID: T-TT-0226-13

The customer is having difficulty changing the multi-display screen from day mode. if the multi-display screen is set to day mode when the headlights are on, the setting we be memorized when the engine is turned off.
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134452
TSB ID: T-TT-0303-14

Techtip: when a dtc is detected by the hv battery ecu, the hv control ecu will automatically store a p3000, information code 123 ?hv battery control system malfunction? dtc. the purpose of the p3000/123 is to capture the state of the hybri
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133654
TSB ID: T-SB-0229-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 22, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2014 ? 2018 model year vehicles. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. in the event that a toyota vehicle becomes submerg
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133878
TSB ID: T-SB-0064-10 Rev

Flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bulletin de
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134227
TSB ID: T-TT-0365-15

Tt: a vehicle may arrive to the dealer with a mil ?on? condition and p0a80 stored in the memory. some cases have been identified with internal modification done to the hv battery. modified or altered parts are not covered under warranty.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133915
TSB ID: T-TT-0213-13

Toyota vehicles are equipped with srs, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. if a customer expresses any concerns that the srs airbags or pretensioner devi
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134140
TSB ID: T-TT-0381-16

Tech tip: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131769
TSB ID: T-TT-0365-15 Rev

Tt: a vehicle may arrive to the dealer with a mil ?on? condition and p0a80 or p1ac000 stored in the memory. some cases have been identified with internal modification done to the hv battery. modified or altered parts are not covered under
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131961
TSB ID: T-TT-0213-13

Toyota vehicles are equipped with supplemental restraint systems (srs), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. if a customer expresses any concerns that the
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132930
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 Rev

Tsb: obsolete notice: september 14, 2016: this bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0134-16.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132527
TSB ID: T-TT-0303-14

Techtip: when a dtc is detected by the hv battery ecu, the hv control ecu will automatically store a p3000, information code 123 ?hv battery control system malfunction? dtc. the purpose of the p3000/123 is to capture the state of the hybri
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132715
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132762
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 Rev

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bullet
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132708
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132812
TSB ID: T-TT-0010-10 Rev

Tech tip: low battery voltage can contribute to a mil "on" condition for p0335 (crankshaft position
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132319
TSB ID: T-TT-0118-11 Rev

Technicians should confirm the following key points to minimize the potential for future mil "on" concerns after hv battery replacement.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111416
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111390
TSB ID: T-SB-0101-11 Rev

Tsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111562
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111197
TSB ID: T-SB-0101-11 Rev

Tsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111179
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111126
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
03/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10096566
TSB ID: T-TT-0365-15

Tt: a vehicle may arrive to the dealer with a mil ¿on¿ condition and p0a80 stored in the memory. some cases have been identified with internal modification done to the hv battery. modified or altered parts are not covered under warranty.
03/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093479
TSB ID: T-SB-0119-15

Tsb: this bulletin includes basic procedures for performing a rescue charge on ni-mh high voltage (hv) batteries. this bulletin should be used in conjunction with the repair manual while performing rescue charge. the grx-5100 should be used
08/21/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10045140
TSB ID: TSB-0087-12

Toyota: accelerator pedal sensor assembly information regarding the inspection, removal, and installation, if lubrication or oil, is applied.
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12/18/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030908
TSB ID: SB-0180-09

Toyota: some vehicles may exhibit a mil on condition if an abnormally low engine power output or failure to start has been detected during a particular ths drive cycle.
08/19/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10016049
TSB ID: 4415B

Body electrical - combination meter repair manual correction for 2003 toyota prius. 00400-rm957-u2.
08/15/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10015830
TSB ID: 05005

Special service campaign (ssc) 40g - battery modification chemical update.
11/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10010440
TSB ID: 04014

Special service campaign 40g. hv battery modification dated 07/19/2004. (revised).
12/17/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004515
TSB ID: EL01403

Customer may complain of not being able to start their vehicles after extended parking times and/or repeated short driving times. the purpose of this bulletin is to inform of a new battery and mounting hardware to improve the storage capac
12/09/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004424
TSB ID: 00101

Maintenance for hv and auxiliary batteries at port and dealers. revised.
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10/21/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10003486
TSB ID: TC03015

The throttle body motor may malfunction causing the malfunction indicator light (mil) to illuminate on the dash, and the engine control module (ecm) will store a trouble code and place the vehicle into a limp home mode. toyota will initiat
10/16/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10003360
TSB ID: AX00203

Cd fitting kit adapter harness.
07/30/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001992
TSB ID: 00803

Fuel gauge inclination meter reset. *jb
05/02/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001390
TSB ID: 032503

Multiplex communication system - repair manual correction vol i.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133867
TSB ID: SST Requirements

Ssts are key elements to provide your customers with swift and accurate repairs resulting in superior customer satisfaction.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133901
TSB ID: T-SB-0064-10 Rev

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0012-13.
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133649
TSB ID: T-SB-0144-08_Obs

Tsb: obsolete notice november 21, 2017: this bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0304-17.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131928
TSB ID: T-TT-0132-11

A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. the following recommendations are intended to provide general
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132410
TSB ID: T-SB-0218-17_Rev

Tsb: revision notice july 20, 2017 rev1: applicability has been updated to exclude 2007 ? 2017 model year avanza vehicles. some hazardous material treatment and handling regulations at the state and local level define the pre-disposal deplo
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132295
TSB ID: T-PG006-00 Obsol

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0054-13.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132287
TSB ID: T-SB-0054-13

California (ca), federal (fed), and 50 state certified emission control underhood labels (emission labels) may be obtained through your dealership?s parts department utilizing standard replacement parts ordering procedures. follow the guide
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132641
TSB ID: T-TT-0365-15

Tt: a vehicle may arrive to the dealer with a mil ?on? condition and p0a80 stored in the memory. some cases have been identified with internal modification done to the hv battery. modified or altered parts are not covered under warranty.
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132281
TSB ID: T-SB-0141-10 Rev

If a creak, tick, or rattle noise is heard at the top or bottom of the windshield, or at the top of the rear glass, the source of the noise may be the two stoppers bonded to the top of the windshield/rear glass, or the windshield retainers
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131988
TSB ID: T-SB-0185-13

The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132136
TSB ID: T-TT-0269-13

The appearance of spots in tempered glass (when viewed at certain angles) is the result of the heat treating and quick quenching process during manufacturing.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132055
TSB ID: T-SB-0122-11 Rev

Beginning in 1998, toyota introduced side airbags as optional equipment. toyota does not recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-toyota leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: seat covers not
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131984
TSB ID: T-SB-0141-13

A new special service tool (sst 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. this bulletin references the correct method for installing the b
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131993
TSB ID: TS-BO030-01 Obso

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0185-13.
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03/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096097
TSB ID: T-TT-0381-16

Tech tip: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
02/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092768
TSB ID: T-TT-0395-16

Tt: hv batteries have liquid filled cell modules, to prevent leakage from cells, it is very important to confirm the proper orientation mark of the drc.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062051
TSB ID: TC13-019

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10061270
TSB ID: T-TT-0303-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
12/16/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10042555
TSB ID: TSB-0122-11

Toyota: information provided for replacing the seat covers for vehicles equipped with side airbags.
07/06/07 Other NHTSA ID: 10022143
TSB ID: 00207

Techstream ecu flash reprogramming procedure.
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08/17/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10015966
TSB ID: 004009571

Repair manual correction. *sc
11/01/02 Other NHTSA ID: 635871
TSB ID: PG02302

This service bulletin has been prepared exclusively for pre-delivery service on the hybrid vehicle.

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Toyota Prius TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.