I have a 2012 HyCam with 121k KM. Over the past month I've begun to notice my SOC dropping below 39% ocassionally. It might have been happening before but maybe I wasn't paying as much attention. I've noticed it most often at startup if the engine is still in stage S1A/B warmup and I was already at a low SoC from the previous trip. If I start driving immediately it'll dip below 39% until S2 when the engine starts charging it back up especially if the AC is on. Here's an example when I was coming out of a supermarket parking lot. the first couple mins were on battery because we were going very slowly till we got to the gate. It's still a bit surprising though because the engine should still have been warm from our trip to get there. Unfortunately I have no way of knowing what state the system was in. But the engine was relatively warm I think: However , the same day, I saw it happen after an 15 min drive down a steep mountain road. I purposely engaged B mode to reduce the amount going into the battery and keep the temperature low but by the base of the hill I still hit 45C. From there I ran into slower moving traffic and was coasting along from 15-30kph which used some of the extra charge available. Unfortunately it seems the decreased Charge Current Limit due to the 45C temp severely limited the amount of charge the battery would take when SoC reached 39% and the engine turned on. The AC was still running too : As you can see it eventually came back up but it spent about 2 minutes under 39%. I know the system is designed to keep SoC betwen 40-80% for battery durability. Should I be concerned about these dips? Now that I'm paying attention I'm seeing them happen at least once a day. In nearly all cases the AC is on but it's summer here so that's a necessity, esp to keep the battery cool.