Problem Description and Possible Solution
The high voltage hybrid battery may develop corrosion of the electrical harness resulting in premature failure. Our technicians tell us the hybrid battery must be replaced to correct this issue.
Average mileage: 154,333 (130,000–186,000)
10 people reported this problem
All warning lights came on in the dash panel. Seemed to run fine but made appointment to have it looked at. When taking it in the next day, the lights were no longer on but they were able to get a code that said the hybrid battery may be failing. Just bought this car less than a year ago for my daughter due to an almost (could have been) fatal car accident 6 months before. She previously had a Honda civic Hybrid that the battery acted up in the extreme cold. Is it common with hybrids to act up in cold weather. Has anyone else had any problem like this? DO NOT want to have to spend $2000-$3000 for that battery.
This happened about a year ago. I came out of work one day and the battery was just done. Had it towed to the dealer who quoted a price higher than I could afford and more than the car was worth at the time so I had it towed home and shopped around. I eventually found a place that deals specifically with this issue, the replacement was around 900$ not including the cost of the tow to the place. Now it seems my transmission might be slipping.