Ran out of gas, filled, now won't start

journeygirl73journeygirl73 Member Posts: 1
edited July 2017 in Toyota
My 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ran out of gas. I had AAA bring me gas and tried to start it, but it wouldn't start, then completely lost power. No lights, flashers, auto Windows, etc. Do I need to bring it to a dealer, or is there a way to restart it myself?


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Sounds like you might have run the battery down from repeated attempts to start the truck?

    Anyway, running completely out of gas in a hybrid is generally a very bad idea.

    While all hybrids are different, I suspect that on your Toyota the truck is in an automatic shut-down, and will have to be towed to the dealer and be re-activated by resetting the fault code. Not sure, but that's what I think. The truck is trying to protect its battery pack.
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