I'm considering a used Prius. What does anyone know about the reliability of the battery?

Asked by Jul 26, 2016 at 01:51 PM about the 2012 Toyota Prius v Five

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Do the batteries have a general lifespan?

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Read up before buying a Prius. "The battery pack in any hybrid Toyota is warranted either for 10 years or 150,000 miles (in states with California emissions laws) or 8 years or 100,000 miles in all other states."Toyota hybrid battery replacement costs 2001-2003 Toyota Prius (1st generation) - $3,649 2004-2009 Toyota Prius (2nd generation) - $3,939 2010-2011 Toyota Prius (3rd generation) - $4.080 2012-2015 Toyota Prius Liftback - $3,939 2012-2016 Toyota Prius V - $3,939 2012-2016 Toyota Prius C - $3,807 2007-2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid - $4,892 2012-2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid - $4,892 2013-2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid - $4,892 2006-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid - $6,198 2011-2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid - $6,353 Many additional dangers inherit in these vehicles. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_prius.html

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I have a 2006 Prius with almost 240,000 miles on it. I had no major issues with it (except wear and tear items). Except, once the car wouldn't do anything and smelled like rotten eggs. It was the 12 volt battery in the trunk ($165). And at 235,000 I had to repair the hybrid battery pack. It took 2 cells ($80) and about 3 hours (mostly spent watching and pausing YouTube to find out how to get to the battery).

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