Re: Truck shakes on start up... Engine light flashing/ON
I got engine shaking for ya! The current 3rd generation Prius (2010 and later - mine included) has an intermittent problem with very rough starts that sound like the engine is beating itself to death. It appears to be caused by starting the car, allowing the internal cumbustion engine to start (the ICE usually starts about 14 seconds after hitting the start button), and then turning the car off before the ICE fully warms up. The next startup is filled with bangs and shudders which may smooth out after 30-60 seconds. If I have to move the car a short distance, say out into the driveway to wash, I try to move it quickly in EV mode before the ICE fires up. If I'm not quick enough, I let the ICE run for about 5 minutes to ensure that the next startup isn't noisy.
Yes, it's a PITA, but preventable. Toyota hasn't figured out a fix for it yet. It's a quirk that I live with given that the car delivers between 45 and 50 MPG for my long commutes.
'12 Ridgeline (sold)
'13 Fit (wife's)
'16 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel