My battery just died and had
My battery just died and had to be replaced after 3 years of normal use. The dealer changed it at no cost to me (had to pay car rental for one day). Now I have 5 years on the warranty left and that worries me. A new battery costs $3,500! I have to get another car for my daughter soon and though the Prius gives great mileage, I am hesitant on getting another one.
How do I actually work
How do I actually work to disconnect the prius 12V battery in the back trunk and stop it running.
we are going out of town for a week!
last time I gone out of town for 3 days, it die on me!
Just got a 2008 Prius and I
Just got a 2008 Prius and I noticed this morning (after three days of driving) the battery s down to two purple bars. I had noticed that the blue bars (no legend on the manual) never rose above one over the halfway. I drove around town for an hour and let the car sit...just checked and I see two purple bars (down from half). We will see in the morning...
Update -- the battery bar
Update -- the battery bar drops to two and turns purple each night but the Prius seems to not notice at all.
I just had the aux battery
I just had the aux battery replaced on my 05 Prius with 42K miles on it. The dealer charged $300 to replace it. I have the smart key option. Has anyone else had to replace the aux battery this soon? The car is four years old. Manufactured in Oct. 05.
And once again... One of the
And once again... One of the basic traits of the prius is that it DOES NOT use the 12 volt battery to start the engine. (starter runs on the 200v traction battery).
so there is NOT the traditional warning (slow engine cranking) as the 12v battery starts to go dead from age.
Prius owners need to have their 12v battery checked from time to time (annual maintenance?).