Problem with low mpg on Prius 2012

Asked by May 20, 2016 at 03:21 PM about the 2012 Toyota Prius Five

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My wife  is complaining  of low mpg with her 2012 Prius.  Her driving  habits  
have not changed.  Even has new Michelins.  One mechanic suspects
sparkplug and/or fuel injector problem.  Not sure where to begin.  Any
thoufhts.

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I would take it to a Toyota dealership and keep it away from independent mechanics. Toyota knows their vehicles, others no so much. Buy her a bicycle and tell her to ride it, they get really great mileage. Best of luck with it..

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