Hybrid battery is toast

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by sigzephyr, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. sigzephyr

    sigzephyr Junior Member

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    I've just been informed that my Hybrid battery needs replacing. I'm not impressed, as my car is 6 months out of warranty, and when I asked this question at purchase, I was told this rarely happens.
    Well it's happened. Here in Australia I have been quoted $4500 to replace with a new one ot $2500 for reconditioned.
    As my car is worthless at the moment I guess I have to choose an option and sell at a loss.
    I have learned my lesson. Always sell while still in the warranty period. I won't be buying from Toyota again. I love my Prius, but they have not looked after me on this.

    Prius iTech, 2007, 147,000 kms.
     
  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    understood. it's no fun being the guy who gets the bullet in russian roulette. it was a great experiment that failed. all the best with your next vehicle!(y)
     
  3. ozmatt

    ozmatt Active Member

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    hi sorry to hear this happened to you, I picked up a couple cars in the last 6 months with dead batteries, I know its not what you want to hear but in reality 9 years for any battery is a good innings
     
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