Prius battery warranty ?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Superdrol, May 15, 2012.

  1. Superdrol

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    I have a 2010 Prius and I was wondering how long the manufacturer's warranty is and if I did not originally purchase an extended warranty for the battery is that is something I can do later on.
     
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    For the HV battery, in Ohio, 8 years or 100,000 miles which ever comes first.

    Extended warranties are just money makers for the issuers, so I have no opinion about what they may claim, on paper, to cover. (they never do)
     
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    Extended warranty won't cover the traction battery itself, but may cover other components of the hybrid system.
     
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    So if past 8 yrs or 100,000 miles the battery goes then it is out of pocket ? I'm pretty sure my insurance policy wouldn't cover the batteries going out.
     
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    Would your insurance cover the transmission in a Chevy pickup when it breaks? :confused:
     
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    You're basically SOL once you past 100k if you are not in a CARB state where the warranty is 150k. In Ohio I would not be too concerned since the climate is not exceptionally hot.
     
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