Normally I'm a very satisfied Prius owner. It's a silver '04 with
package group 6 and at 41,000 miles hasn't even needed a brake job.
So, I was a bit surprised the other day while driving home from a
client's office when the Master Alarm went off and my battery level
meter started taking a (rapid!) nosedive. Drove it straight to the
dealership where wifey was nice enough to pick me up. The culprit?

My hybrid battery pack died.

Uggh. Rats. Shoot. I can just hear the snickers from all those
people that tried to warn me. Warranty covered it (jeeze, what
happens after 41,000 MORE miles?) but these things do die.

Just thought you'd like to know.