Can anyonen confirm what I
Can anyonen confirm what I seem to deduce from the discussion on (main) battery life i.e that the Prius battery is soley determined by milegae and not length of time it existed?? I have a 9 year old car with only 62K on it but am slightly conscerned that the vehicle's age might edetermine hwne the battery wil diie. If teh battery will last 100K-150K miles then that should mean I can keep teh car for anotehr 5 years or so given my low mileages.
Did you ever get the answer
Did you ever get the answer to your question? I have the same question.
2005 Prius battery died at
2005 Prius battery died at 75000 miles; red triangle, check engine light with the brake icon showed on the dash; was first told by the toyota guy that it was the water pump; I checked my records, and the water pump was replaced when I took it in for the recall of the floor mat/pedal problem; later the dealer called me and said that the main battery needed to be replaced and it would take a month...and it was under warranty. the dealer rep at Longo's toyota in southern Calif, the nation's largest toyota dealer, said that they've only replaced two main batteries so far...I wonder.
1) a new battery is a couple
1) a new battery is a couple grand if it's not replaced under warranty.
2) installation is probably an hour or two, so tack on a couple extra hundred dollars.
You can decrease cost of those if you replace it with a used battery instead of new.
3) the battery is warrantied for 10 years, 100,000 miles, I think.
4) no harmful gases. It is completely sealed.
5) i assume it goes to a battery recycler, just like all other car batteries.
AAA sells them installed for
AAA sells them installed for $54.95