U.K. Prius gen 3 hybrid battery repair

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  1. Peter E

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    Guys,

    I have been told my hybrid battery needs replacing by the main dealer today, are there any options other than paying the dealer £1700?

    I am in the U.K.
     
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    There are options. You can attempt to replace the bad cells, you can get a refurbished pack from a different seller, or you could go new from dealer, etc.

    There are lots of opinions on each option, so it's probably best to do your own research. If you are not a D.I.Y type of person I'd go new, or at least one with a good warranty.

    If your dealer is offering a NEW pack for 1700 pounds installed, that's actually a good deal, I would just be absolutely sure it's NEW and not a refurb.
     
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    welcome!

    did you have any symptoms?
     
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    I got a "check hybrid symptom" message that i couldn't clear so took it into Toyota for diagnostics. They told me it failed the battery health check and told me the hybrid battery pack needs replacing.
     
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    I got a "check hybrid symptom" message that i couldn't clear so took it into Toyota for diagnostics. They told me it failed the battery health check and told me the hybrid battery pack needs replacing.
     
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    it's a bit different in the u/k than here it think. but if you're no longer under warranty, the options in post #2 are all that is available.
    you can either put in a new one, repair ir yourself (cheap but time consuming and a large learning curve)
    or look around for rebuilders.
    but be careful, there are a lot of scam artists who throw in a new module without doing a proper balancing job, leading to a short lifespan.
    others offer warranty, but every time your battery dies, you're on the side of the road until they come fix it.
    that is, if they're even around or return your phone calls.

    another possibility is that the dealership might have misdiagnosed. a second opinion is usually recommended, but not cheap.
    you can generally drive it no problem for quite a long time with the bad module(s)

    how many miles on her?
     
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    She has done 180k so high mileage
     
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    To be honest check hybrid means a lot of things. It can be many ither things that set off the light.

    Im About to install some modules on mine found them On ebay with 6 months guarantee.
    Other option is if you want brand new i know someone that fits for 1000 all in with 100k warranty.

    For someone to repair is long and not cheap. The only time i would advise is if doing it yourself.
     
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    I had similar message on dashboard take it to my trusty mechanic who is specialist on hybrid cars . The fault was with 12v battery which was very cheap . I changed the battery and all message clear now .
     
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    I'd second that, currently converts to about $2250 USD. (y)
     
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