Some people complain about hearing chirping noise when they press the brake pedal or come to a stop. That noise is usually made by one of the valves that is not opening or closing properly. Sometimes you can fix the problem by completely flushing the brake system (doesn’t work every time though). Even if your car isn’t making that noise it is a good idea to change the fluid after 100,000 miles. The brake system on a Toyota Prius is very different from what we are used to.
As you can imagine changing the brake fluid from all the lines is not as easy as it is in most non-hybrid cars; it does require the use of a scan tool.
If you are an adventures type, and want to try it yourself, I am providing the step-by-step instructions on how to flush the Toyota Prius Gen2 brake system. Please read the instructions from start to finish. If you don’t understand something, or don’t have the right tools; DON’T DO IT!! Call us to schedule the time to service your vehicle.
TOYOTA PRIUS GEN2 BRAKE SYSTEM FLUID REPLACEMENT
**THESE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY VARIOUS TECHNICAL GUIDES. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN PERFORMING ANY WORK ON YOUR VEHICLE.
**Exclusively Hybrid and the administrator for this website cannot be held liable for any problems, accidents or injuries that may occur while you perform the work yourself. We suggest that you contact us or other professionals to perform the work for you.