Hybrid Battery Fail after JOV recall

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  1. August West

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    2010 Prius original owner purchased in July 2009. Only at 90k miles

    All service has been done at a Toyota dealer, except for tires from Costco

    Had the JOV software recall
    Within a few weeks the dashboard lit up with ‘Check Hybrid System’

    Got the code P0A80

    This was also just a few weeks after the 10 year hybrid battery warranty ended

    Anyone else seeing hybrid battery fails after the JOV software update?
     
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    welcome!

    not that i recall. what are you reading the codes with?

    start with the 12v health, then tech stream. if you're lucky, it might be something simpler/cheaper
     
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    I sure others can chime in, but it seems Toyota has been pretty good with warranty just past the expiration,
    if that may be the case.

    But I agree check that 12V especially if it has not been replaced recently.
     
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    The code was read by a Toyota dealer

    Toyota Corporate HQ offering to pay $2000 of a $3000 bill to replace the hybrid battery
     
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    That sounds fantastic! $1k for a brand new toyo batt!
    I would be happy and agreeable with that outcome.
     
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    What is the "JOV software update"? Is that the latest inverter update? Google isn't helping.
     
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    Shoot, my Prius just had J0V update, anyone else who had this hybrid update applied ?
     
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    Sure, I did. Completely uneventful here. The updated firmware version shows up when I query in Techstream.
     
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    I had it done on our 2010 and put over 5k miles on our Prius with no issues;).

    Uneventful as it should have been(y).
     
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    Found from Toyota tech support that there is some IMA extended warranty that is applicable, unlimited mileage, up until 15 years (have a case open for brakes honking when braking in spirited manner)
     
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    That post is a strange mix of issues.

    The warranty extension to 15 years on a component inside the inverter is the warranty extension ZE3. It only applies if the recall E0E firmware update has been performed on the car. An inverter that fails because the owner never applied the E0E update would not be covered.

    No relation to brake honks.
     
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    I meant I was on call for my brake issue and then mentioned this issue which occured after the j0v recall, that's when the tech support mentioned about this invertor ext warranty
     
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    OP may have used O instead of 0. In the IT field, we designate a circle with a forward slash thru it signifying a zero number value.
     
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    is there a recall for the horn honking? tsb? extended warranty?
     
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    Yeah I was idly wondering about that too.

    Either way, I'm still in the dark: maybe someone can describe what the heck it is, in colloquial English? I'm guessing inverter software update, the latest one, that came down from Toyota in the last year??
     
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    Mendel, you were in that thread! :)
     
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    I went to have the joh update done and after they did their complimentary “inspection” advisor says I need a new hybrid battery. Apparently their software is showing like literally all cells are below threshold. No lights or anything prior to me taking it to them. Battery was operating fine. Hell the average mpg was 47.5mpg so I’m calling bull shits.
     
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    is it running fine after the recall work?
     
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    It was. But something else happened. Which I’m not sure yet if Dealer tech screwed up. Or what. But not battery issues that’s for sure.
     
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    I have not had the latest recall work done yet. Last time I was at the dealer, they came up with that $2k to repair some oil seepage over on the passenger side. Alternative is "just watch it." So, I am watching. No oil on garage floor but I expect them to bring it up again when I go back in. Now wondering if they will try to push a new hybrid battery. My car is a 2010 purchased new in October of that year. I replaced the small battery in 2015. Should I start to worry about the hybrid battery? I haven't noticed any issues. I am under 130k in miles. Wondering if it is time to trade the 2010 in...... Are 2010 owners seeing the batteries fail?
     
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