I own a 2012 Camry but it has not been run for about two years, and now it wont start. Is the hybrid battery at risk?

Asked by Nov 24, 2015 at 06:25 AM about the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

35,075

Define "won't start". Is it cranking over and over but not firing up? Or is it just dead. Like it won't crank over due to a totally spent battery?

35,075

Your battery should be fine. If not, I believe it's covered under warranty. Here is an article from Popular Mechanics........................ All batteries wear out over time, but several factors influence when that happens. Battery chemistry, the number of charge and discharge cycles, temperature extremes, even humidity. Your Prius carries a 10-year, 150,000-mile warranty on the hybrid battery. You'll notice two things when it's time for a new power pack: The engine will run almost constantly, even under light acceleration, and your fuel economy will drop off significantly. The good news is the car will still run with a bum battery, but a new one should keep your car running like new for years. Retail price for a new hybrid battery is $2589; with labor, it should be less than $3500 total. You may have to pay to dispose of the old battery too. It's a big hit to the wallet for a single repair, but still cheaper than a new car.

I seem to recall there is also a small 12 volt battery which needs to be charged to at least 12 volts in order to activate a relay thus allowing the Hybrid battery to start this vehicle. You might consider putting a SLOW charge(no more than 2 amps) for about 24 hours on the 12v battery....then attempt a restart.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 97,263 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 11,080
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,560
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,009 Great Deals out of 75,623 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
997 Great Deals out of 68,488 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
855 Great Deals out of 70,836 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,091 Great Deals out of 83,136 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Avalon
304 Great Deals out of 13,886 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota RAV4
761 Great Deals out of 55,995 listings starting at $2,488
Used Hyundai Sonata
704 Great Deals out of 49,237 listings starting at $1,989
Used Nissan Maxima
399 Great Deals out of 24,556 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Highlander
586 Great Deals out of 23,103 listings starting at $2,944
Used Honda CR-V
895 Great Deals out of 63,713 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Tacoma
716 Great Deals out of 32,215 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota Prius
327 Great Deals out of 23,229 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Fusion
1,100 Great Deals out of 76,749 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,182 Great Deals out of 83,205 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota 4Runner
377 Great Deals out of 20,971 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE For Sale
2,300 listings starting at $24,000
2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE For Sale
161 listings starting at $20,900
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE For Sale
85 listings starting at $15,774
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 155 listings starting at $11,489
2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $8,950