- Nov 25, 2012
- MS Gulfcoast
- TDI sold, Mazda 3 purchased
True . I made the point because of how many times that I have been asked variations on “but what about the battery?” Usually followed by “where does your electricity come from?”.We were doing that with Prius batteries 15 years ago.
But that was largely due to the ridiculous price of replacement battery assemblies. Since the impending lawsuit, Toyota caved and set up their exchange program for them. Now they are about 1/3 the price they used to be, and they recycle as much as they can.
Toyota didn't sanction any cell replacements, despite having a very detailed OBD regimen to allow for diagnosis and such. Funny how some 50+ DTCs that the hybrid battery ECU can store all lead to the same solution: replace the battery.