I have a 2007 Toyota Prius with just under 30,000 miles. Yes, I don’t drive all that much, which makes the Prius the perfect car. I get it serviced every 6 months by the dealer. So far, other than oil changes, the only actual maintenance has been tires, a 12 volt battery, and a $300 “inspection”.
A few weeks ago the “Check Engine” light came on. I pulled the code P0301, which translated to “Misfire on cylinder 1”. The car was running great at that time, and since clearing the code it has continued to run without the light coming on again. Given that my maintenance is more time-related than mileage-related, it’s possible that the ignition system needs attention. However I’m reluctant to bring that up at my next maintenance appointment, because the guy writing up the service order will always answer “Yes” to every “Do I need …” question.