Tag: hybrid repair

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Prius battery life
May 26, 2016

Is Battery Life a Deal-Breaker on a Prius?

Dear Car Talk

Lois wants a new Prius and needs to know if the battery will go the distance. 

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Prius needs new battery
Nov 01, 2011

Today: Daphne's Prius Needs a New Battery

Dear Car Talk

I just got word that my Prius with miles needs a new hybrid battery. I got the car new and it's been well-maintained but the battery has not given us the 150,000 or 180,000 miles that we had hoped we could get.

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Prius braking ABS system
May 01, 2010

Is the interrupted braking sensation on Betsy's Prius really "normal"?

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Every time I am braking and go over a bump in our 2008 Prius (a frequent occurrence in hilly San Francisco), the anti-lock braking system kicks in. The problem is that when it does so, it feels like the brakes disengage...

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Is recommended service necessary
Jan 01, 2009

Did Dennis almost get taken for a ride on his Prius' 55k service?

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Today I took my 2005 Prius in for its 55,000-mile routine service. I have been basically faithful in getting service done on schedule since getting it new in May of 2005. In addition to the routine maintenance items, they suggested...

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Jun 01, 2008

Today: A Prius guinea pig gets a raw deal.

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So, I was driving home in my beloved 2003 Toyota Prius on Friday. I turned right a few blocks from my house, and the wheel froze in the turned position ... I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a...

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Apr 01, 2007

Can hybrid engines start, even with the ignition off?

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I took my 2006 Honda Civic hybrid to a store for an oil change. The manager told me he could not do oil changes on hybrid cars, because the engine can start even with the ignition turned off and the keys...

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is extended insurance for my car a good investment
Feb 01, 2005

Is an extended warranty worth it for a new-to-me used Toyota Prius?

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I have purchased a Toyota Prius hybrid with miles and the dealer is urging me to buy extended insurance that covers everything parts and labor to miles It costs and I wish I could determine whether that's a good investment...

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Jun 01, 2002

What is the cost of a new battery pack for a Toyota Prius? Nobody's telling.

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I recently purchased a Toyota Prius and I am very happy with it However I cannot seem to find any information concerning the cost of replacing the hybrid battery pack I usually drive my cars years at least and in...

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Apr 01, 2000

Any thoughts on whether it's too early for me to consider buying a hybrid?

Dear Car Talk

Being the crunchy granola bicycle-riding tree-hugging kind of person I am I'm considering one of the new gasoline electric hybrid cars that are coming out Do you have an opinion on these hybrids and on the idea of purchasing a...

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