Battery question

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  1. PePrice

    PePrice New Member

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    So I just bought a 2014 Prius V with 34k miles on it and I’ve noticed that the very top 2 battery bars have not lit up since I have bought it. Drove over 400 miles to go get it and all the way home and just driving around those top 2 battery bars have not lit up still. New to this forum also so I’m sure it’s been talked about.
     
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    You are good. That HV battery capacity is normally reserved for a high amount of regenerative braking power usually obtained on long downhills. If your battery was fully charged by the engine on a normal basis, you could not store regenerative braking which would lower your mpg and wear your brakes fast like a normal car. My brakes and rotors are factory original after 210k miles. Another savings Prius brings to the table in addition to no belts to worry about.
     
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    How much meat you got left on your pads?

    Here’s the brake inspection results on our 2010 with 193 k miles:
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    Original pads too;).

    I love regen braking(y).
     
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    Not sure about the pad thickness but every oil change at the dealer they come out ok. Last time they said I might have a leak on one of the struts but the ride and handling seems is good as new so far. Probably sell it in late 2019 so don’t need to go crazy. Might spring for the third set of tires soon. About 110k miles on these Michelins and 100k on the original factory tires.
     
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    I’m at 74 k miles on the Bridgestone turanza serenities and they are at 7/32nds so I’ll get about another year out of them before they are spent and need replacing.

    The ecopias that came with ours only lasted 55 k miles, which got replaced with a set of Coopers that lasted 65 k miles.

    Happy to see the serenities last as long as they have.

    Whatcha thinking of replacing the Prius with:whistle:?
     
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    Rav4 hybrid, new Prius or a good long range electric. Hope Toyota goes EV soon.
     
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    I’m hoping the same on the toyota / Lexus EV:).

    I figure by 2022 they should have something and I’m hoping our 2010 will hold out that long;).

    If so, I’ll jump on it and not look back(y).
     
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