As of 1/1/2016 all purchased Toyota OEM replacement Prius hybrid batteries (non-fleet) come with a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty.
This is an increase from the 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty previously being offered on replacement Prius hybrid batteries.
While I currently do not have any written documentation, I independently confirmed this information through several Toyota sources, including calls to multiple dealers, Toyota Corporate, and Toyota Warranty Department.
The Prius hybrid battery warranty increase information originally was identified in an email that went out to dealers in late December 2015. Admittedly, some dealers may have missed the email or inadvertently been left out of the mailing, so don’t be surprised if you find a dealer that is initially unaware of this update.
The hybrid battery warranty increase applies to more than just the Prius. All Toyota hybrid batteries are included: Prius hybrid battery, Camry hybrid battery, Avalon hybrid battery, etc.
The first hint I had about the increase in the Prius hybrid battery warranty was because a user on Priusschat mentioned it in a post. Hat tip to Mark and his eagle eyed parts department folks.
EV Powers has installed plenty of replacement Prius hybrid batteries, and none of them have ever had any issues. The increase in the Prius hybrid battery warranty will ease the minds of many Prius owners.
If you have any hybrid battery or hybrid car questions or needs, feel free to call EV Powers at 608-729-4082! I’m always happy to help.
With the weather turning cooler I have been seeing more instances of rodents bedding down in hybrids. Sometimes their nests can lead to severe damage.
The latest one I saw blocked the fan so badly, it was certainly a contributing factor to the ultimate demise of the battery. The fan was so blocked that the battery overheated and was damaged beyond repair.
Blocked hybrid battery fan
Eric Powers, The Hybrid Battery Hero, is headed to Boston to speak at the national Prius gathering “To Go Before”
I’ll be discussing batteries, maintenance chargers and more! I’m back in Madison on Tuesday to help with all your hybrid repair needs.
Every day I receive emails via our Contact Us page regarding hybrid batteries.
The questions can be everything from someone who is thinking about buying a hybrid car, to someone stuck on the side of the road asking about options for replacing their hybrid battery.
No matter what the question, never hesitate to ask. I can help you sift through the oceans of information (and mis-information) out there and help prevent you from being ripped off by unscrupulous people. A quick email to me, can save you lots of time and money.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Eric Powers, your Hybrid Battery Hero
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, EV Powers, the Hybrid Battery Hero will be rescuing hybrid batteries at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association energy fair in Custer, WI. (June 21-23)
Stop by our booth in the transportation area or bid on our $100 gift certificate in the Fair’s silent auction.