But at this stage you will need to wiggle the whole hold down clamp off and up. You lose more hard currency on a Prius than a equivalent 4 cylinder Corolla, The Pruis is much more car than a Corolla — more in comparison with the Camry in terms of usable interior space. Yep each generation has used a slightly different battery configuration. The Toyota Prius includes two batteries inside, the small battery and the large battery. They will probably have someone who can rebuild a battery and replace damaged cells at a reasonable cost and it will not be Toyota who will just want to change the whole battery.
Dorman sells its replacement batteries with a full warranty that last three years and has no mileage or pro-rating limitations. We should know where it is and what has to be done in order to provide access to it. When I bought my hybrid I had a couple of friends give me a hardtime about what I will do when the battery fails, I replied that I'm pretty comfortable the battery will outlive the car. The battery replacement cost is too high. In regard to 'replace' vs 'swap out cells'. Furthermore there is no clutch to wear out and no gearbox in the conventional sense.
Check the customer's vehicle, battery installation could take up to 45 minutes. Does this price sound reasonable? Corollas, Mazda 3s, Golfs are in the 62-68% range. This has little to do with the way most electric cars are designed, depending on the model and driving style. The Prius being a hybrid has a far smaller battery than a pure Electric car and I suspect its battery is far cheaper. Keep in mind that you don't actually have to do a full battery change and can instead just swap out a damaged cell which is much cheaper. Except for the Prius-v, which is lithium ion located under the centre console.
Terry's experience is a bit of a concern as my car is approaching that age but wil lower mileage. Other dealers such as Glebe Toyota quoted the price without the rebate and did not mention the rebate. I think a brand new battery is 3 to 4 grand installed. Fuel economy started to get worse at about 140000km — when we were in town I always got under 4. I'm currently a Registered Nurse, although I have previously been a Software Developer and a Music Teacher — I also hold a Ni Dan in Nihon Kobudo Iaijutsu. Also doesn't give you much time to save for the repair cost! We can find the lowest cost if remain away from your Toyota dealer and search to get the new 12V battery at a couple of local auto parts shops.
This battery was the original too. On the drive it was obvious battery was not charging at all so it was pretty shocking up any sort of a hill or from a standing start but managed to get it to the dealer but certainly wouldn't have wanted to be any further away or have to go up any big hills! I wouldn't care if it lost some setttings- but I would care if it wouldn't restart. Just get the correct tools ready and it should be an easy task. Overall fuel economy of the 2001 model was 40. An average battery may also negatively influence the gas mileage. Too late for me as the car is currently in the workshop.
It will generally be either a sticker or little card from the booklet. Also keep in mind that it isn't just fuel where the prius can save you money. We were considering buying another Prius early next year oldest daughter getting license then — we were going to get a newer one and let her use the older one but now I am not so sure as not at all happy with how Toyota have handled this so far. They only cover total failure caused by manufacturing defects. We use a large 200-volt battery to drive the vehicle in the electrical drive. Our source, Chris at 1A Auto Sales also says that high-mileage Prius cars are not be underestimated. I wonder if people predict that the lithium ion batteries in the Prius V will suffer a similar fate at a certain age or be more likely to last the true lifetime of the car.
Might take more arguing and time than warranted. Just considering a Prius and curious what people's thoughts are on buying an 8 year old model with 90k on the clock? If you getting quoted much more than this then shop around and mention the rebate as some dealers won't give it to you unless you demonstrate you know about it. From what I've heard, there was nothing wrong with them. And the one with a small 12-volt battery we use it to run the accessories like lights, radio, etc. Did you go through the battery balancing exercises recommended for the rebuilding of the pack? You should be more worried by the appalling resale figures on Prius. I have a 2006 Prius which has now done over 280,000km.
I love the technology but without the prius image. The bolt to the 12V battery pole only has to be loosened. Call your friendly Toyota dealer, they should ge able to give you an exact price Given it would only be an inquiry and I wouldn't be placing an order, I'd rather see if I can find any information from other owners first. The Toyota warranty staff don't talk to the general public, Hi Pinz — have you heard many other reports of battery pack failure? If one ends up buying a battery pack, Toyota's replacement beats Dorman's by a fair bit. We have a 2005 and in August it will have been five years since our purchase.