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Forum: Driving, Maintenance & Safety Issues (for All Hybrids)

Issues related to the day-to-day operations of hybrids. If the post concerns a specific vehicle, then it belongs in the "Cars" forum (above) for that vehicle. This section is about hybrids in general.

  1. Automatic Door Locks

    Does anyone know how to program the doors to lock automatically when the car is in Drive?

    Started by ‎, 06-07-2006 04:46 AM
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    02-03-2008 06:04 AM Go to last post
  2. qualified hybrid technicians

    where can i find one in my local area? should i be aware of any certificates? thanks

    Started by ‎, 06-29-2006 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-13-2008 01:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Batteries need replacement?

    I was informed that the battery of a hybrid vehicle can expire requiring replacement in 8-10 years. This sounds like a huge disincentive for someone...

    Started by ‎, 04-25-2005 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-26-2005 01:51 AM Go to last post
  4. Water

    I live in Houston, where we have yearly periods or heavy rains and flooded streets. How would driving thru heavy rains and high water effect the...

    Started by ‎, 07-03-2006 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-08-2009 04:37 AM Go to last post
  5. snow tires

    I find the stock tires are really not that good in the snow....any suggestions? Have used Bridgestone Blizzacs on my older van and theyare great,...

    Started by ‎, 12-10-2005 09:32 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-15-2006 07:13 AM Go to last post
  6. Jaws of life

    I just heard recently that hybrids can or could kill fire or policemen when rescuing people with the jaw's of life. I was wondering if someone could...

    Started by ‎, 06-24-2005 12:06 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-07-2012 12:03 AM Go to last post
  7. audio in hybrid vehicles

    For people like myself who like listening to base from a couple of good high end subwoofers, along with crisp mids and high's on an aftermarket sound...

    Started by ‎, 08-16-2004 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-17-2004 02:55 AM Go to last post
  8. Electrical Fire

    I have seen several cars demolished by electrical fires, and have heard of more these days. Has there been any reports of this with the Toyota Prius,...

    Started by ‎, 07-02-2005 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-09-2005 08:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Hybrids in the mountains

    I drove my 2003 HCH out to Wyoming this last fall and all I can say is I was very disappointed in how the car performed driving over mountain passes....

    Started by ‎, 01-21-2006 02:20 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-03-2006 01:41 AM Go to last post
  10. Oil Change for Hybrids

    At the dealership which I purchase my HCH, also does service. The charge for oil change is $20 higher for hybrids. I asked the reason and they...

    Started by ‎, 07-23-2005 03:43 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-28-2005 04:30 AM Go to last post
  11. hybrids and smog check

    just curious: how to perform a smog check on a hybrid? what's the "idle"? and what's the requirement for hybrid smog check in CA, i.e. when is the...

    Started by ‎, 09-20-2006 09:54 AM
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    09-23-2006 12:13 AM Go to last post
  12. my highschool project

    Have you ever driven a hybrid or ridden in one, and what is it like? How do you get all of your information about hybrids? Do your experiences...

    Started by ‎, 09-28-2006 11:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-08-2008 10:22 AM Go to last post
  13. Tires for best MPG

    Some info you might be able to use: My car came standard with Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires. I just changed tires (after 63,000 mi., good tread...

    Started by ‎, 11-12-2004 10:14 PM
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    12-14-2011 08:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Is Silence Deadly?

    Isn't there a highway safety factor in hybrids? Driven only by an electric motor, which is almost silent, no one will 'hear' them coming. Should they...

    Started by ‎, 08-17-2005 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-02-2008 12:59 AM Go to last post
  15. CA Insurance Discount For Hybrids?

    Has anyone found a CA auto insurer that povides a hybrid car discount to attract customers?

    Started by ‎, 02-14-2006 03:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-25-2007 05:09 AM Go to last post
  16. Carbon Fiber Aftermarket Parts

    I recently thought about installing a carbon fiber hood on my honda civic hybrid. Does anybody have any experience or know how on this subject. Say...

    Started by ‎, 02-26-2006 10:55 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-09-2007 03:35 PM Go to last post
  17. hybrid top speed

    I am just curious what the top crusing speed for some hybrids are. It seems to me that if you wanted to go faster than the ICE could take then then...

    Started by ‎, 01-08-2005 03:14 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-21-2011 10:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Hybrids and water

    I'm considering buying a FEH, but I'm concerned about water. Specifically I have two creeks to cross to get to my vacation cabin. In the jeep that...

    Started by ‎, 09-16-2005 08:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-16-2005 08:52 PM Go to last post
  19. Fast Driver

    I am very interested in buying a hybrid car. However, the speed does concern me a bit. I am willing to change my habits as a fast driver, but it...

    Started by ‎, 01-18-2005 12:22 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-21-2005 01:33 AM Go to last post
  20. Hybrid (esp. Escape) Mountain Driving?

    Have any of you lucky owners driven in real mountains yet? I'm wondering how it will behave. Going uphill: When the battery runs out, will it get...

    Started by ‎, 01-20-2005 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-20-2011 06:25 AM Go to last post

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