Sven Nielsen, Technical Director from MEYLE, says the following difficulties may arise with the Toyota Prius XW20:
Stabiliser links often worn out
Intense strain and high surface pressure wear and stress on the ball joint. This causes a premature failure of the ball joint and generates noise at the front axle.
MEYLE-HD solution: Stabiliser link
MEYLE in-house engineers increased the ball pin diameter to 22 mm, in addition to using wear-resistant synthetic ball sockets with high-tech grease. The reduction of the surface pressure ensures a significantly longer lifetime.
Damaged water pumps
Worn out ball joints
Ball joints fail prematurely due to heavy load and a high dynamic strain, especially a high surface pressure that wears on the tie rod end.
MEYLE solution: Ball joint
Thanks to the use of extremely long-wearing plastic ball joint sockets, a MEYLE high-tech grease and an increased ball head diameter, MEYLE can provide quality ball joints for the Toyota Prius XW20.
Worn out brake discs
Toyota Prius´ brake discs usually perform well. Due to the fact that the Toyota Prius is recuperating its breaking energy back into electric engery to charge the batteries, the wear of the brake discs is low. The only major problem is the corrosion on the surfaces. The appearance of the brake discs gets worse and finally the rust wears them out.
MEYLE solution: Corrosion-resistant platinum brake discs
Brake discs are subject to demanding external factors including heat, salt and moisture, making utmost resistance of the coating an essential performance criterion. The MEYLE Platinum Disc’s special UV finish, better than any conventional coating, ensures excellent anti-corrosion protection.