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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. AAA roadside service and hybrids

    I found out the hard way recently that AAA in my area provides very limited roadside assistance for hybrids. When my 12V battery was dead, I called...

    Started by kea‎, 07-04-2007 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-20-2007 08:57 AM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    02-03-2008 06:04 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Battery life, define replacment parameters

    I posted this in TCH ...got a few views..no responses... this may be the better forum.. Most rechargable batteries wear out slowly and...

    Started by bruegge‎, 08-01-2007 05:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-01-2007 07:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Best Air conditioning and fuel economy for hot climate??

    Living in the heat of Arizona, more or less the air conditioning is on most of the year. Any body have a hybrid in these circumstances? I know some...

    Started by tbone‎, 02-28-2008 08:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-18-2012 01:20 AM Go to last post
  7. CA Extended Warranty On Hybrid Battery

    CA vs Nevada Extended warranty Has anyone read their extended warranty and can verify if it is true that CA offers a longer extended warranty...

    Started by ‎, 01-25-2006 11:45 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-08-2012 04:40 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. California extended warranty

    I know that California requires an extended warranty on hybrid batteries, but is it available from out of state dealers if I live in California? I...

    Started by sno_cat‎, 04-24-2007 12:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-16-2010 09:16 PM Go to last post
  10. Can a hybrid jump-start a NON-hybrid?

    My family has three cars -- an 02 Prius, an 07 Camry Hybrid, and an 05 Honda CRV. Now the battery is weak on the CRV, and it won't start. I've...

    Started by PhxPrius‎, 12-26-2007 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-26-2010 07:16 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. eCVT/Hybrid Newbie

    Hey All, New to hybrids. I bought a 2008 Nissan Altima last week and I don't have a lot of experience driving the vehicle. A couple of things...

    Started by frankg962‎, 07-01-2008 02:56 AM
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    08-04-2009 03:30 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. Environmental impact of hybrid car battery

    Though hybrid cars take in substantially less petroleum than conventional cars, there is still an issue regarding the environmental damage of the...

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-01-2008 05:56 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-30-2009 05:24 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Helpful Information about Extended Warranties

    Hey, Guys! I've been shopping around for an extended warranty for my hybrid car and finally found a company that would cover alt-fuel cars like ours....

    Started by Hybrid-Baby‎, 06-26-2008 12:48 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-26-2008 12:48 AM Go to last post
  17. High speed-long distance driving??

    Does anyone have info on the Hybrid's performance/reliability if it is used for a cross country trip? ie: North dakota to Orlando in three days? ...

    Started by ‎, 12-21-2005 09:28 PM
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  18. How many miles on your hybrid

    Hello everybody, How many miles do you have on your hybrid? How's it doing? Anybody got over 100,000 on theirs. Thanks, Steve

    Started by SteveC‎, 04-19-2007 07:35 PM
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    03-12-2008 11:33 PM Go to last post
  19. how much?

    Im just asking how much r hybrids now? R they a lot of money cause im 13 and wanna save up for on one!!!:)

    Started by michaeljordansgurl‎, 08-31-2008 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-10-2015 08:11 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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