Prius C HV battery warranty

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  1. JC91006

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    I'm trying to find out the warranty on the Prius C HV battery, is it shorter than the regular Prius battery warranty?

    I had someone contact me about a hv battery failure on their 2012 Prius C with 105,000 miles, the dealer told them they were out of warranty. In CA, the CARB warranty for the regular Prius is 10yrs/150,000 miles.
     
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    i have never heard that there is a different warranty, and i believe all carb state hybrids have to have it.
    sounds like a bad dealer to me, probably looking at the 5/60.
     
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    I was surprised to hear it in another thread but the 2012 Prius C doesn't meet the full PZEV emission requirements for the 10/150. It has a SULEV cert.

    Toyota Prius C - Wikipedia

    I would suggest entering the VIN into the owners site and reading the warranty information for final confirmation.
     
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    I think fotomoto is correct, it does not meet the pzev requirements. Contacted Toyota corporate and getting a goodwill warranty request.

    Buyer beware, I don't think many people know about the shorter warranty when buying this car
     
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    All hybrids do not have the same warranties.

    We just bought the RX450h and its battery warranty is 8/100.

    It all depends on how the car is classified.
     
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    Yes but the Prius C really is a gen2 Prius with a smaller HV battery pack. Same motor.

    I wasn't aware the new RX is 8 years, did you know that before you purchased? That battery is $6000 or something crazy
     
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    I heard the salesman say that and went on my smart phone to research ;).

    After driving it, it was hard to say no:).

    I'll grid charge as it gets older, but if nothing else, the RX is such a nice car, it deserves a new battery if it fails.

    We expect 15-20 years out of it(y).
     
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    is this what happened to the volt when it first came out?
     
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