NOW SERVICING HYBRID VEHICLES!
We’re now replacing hybrid vehicles battery packs. On a budget? We offer remanufactured batteries with 12 months warranty or new ones with 48 months warranty.
NOTE: A/C is blowing warm air? We also repair or replace hybrid vehicle Air Conditioning System.
My Hybrid Battery Is Dead! What Can I Do?
Manufacturers stand behind their products better than ever. Toyota, for example, has an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for hybrid battery repairs in most states. In California, it’s even a better warranty of 10 years or 150,000 miles. So a hybrid battery should last at least eight to ten years! But be aware that sadly when your vehicle is outside the warranty criteria, you’re on your own.
The good news is within the past few years, hybrid battery repairs have been developed and you can find remanufactured battery pack with a good warranty and independent repair shop able to install them.
A little history about hybrid cars
To better understand why a hybrid battery costs so much, we need to understand what a hybrid car is. The word hybrid is defined as a thing combining two different elements, or a mixture. In a hybrid car, this means that it uses at least two forms of energy to drive down the road. Usually, these are your typical internal combustion engine combined with an electric motor and hybrid battery. This gives many hybrid cars large fuel economy boosts. Some common hybrid car models you may see on the road are:
- Toyota Prius Prime
- Toyota Prius V
- Toyota Prius C
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Camry Hybrid
- Toyota Avalon Hybrid
- Toyota Highlander
- Smart ForTwo Hybrid
- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
- Chevrolet Bolt EV
- Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
- Chevrolet Volt
- Hyundai Ionic
- Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
- Nissan Leaf
- Kia Optima Hybrid
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Ford Escape
- Ford Fusion Hybrid
- Ford C-Max Hybrid
- Ford Fusion Energi
- Ford C-Max Energi
- Honda Insight
- Honda CR-Z
- Honda Clarity
- Kia Niro Hybrid
- Lexus ES 300h
- Lexus RH 450h
Hybrid Batteries versus Conventional Batteries
Not just your grandfather Cadillac battery anymore. Hybrid vehicles are equipped with not just a gas engine but an electric motor also. These hybrid cars are able to travel for short distances - typically 25 miles or less - on electric motor propulsion. Obviously, it requires more energy than the typical car battery power alone.
It requires a battery pack that’s capable of providing large amounts of energy. And above that, it also has to be designed to fully discharge without getting damaged and recharge quickly. Where a normal automotive battery is used to power a 12-volt system, the hybrid battery is much more powerful - the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, for example, has 288-volt capacity but an inverter increases it to 500 volts!
How is it made?
There are different materials used in hybrid batteries too. Toyota, for example, uses Nickel Metal Hydride. Older cars might use sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries. Newer vehicles may use Lithium-Ion batteries for their hybrid drives. Each one has different manufacturing costs, and that translates to a wide range of hybrid battery replacement costs.
How much does it cost and how long will it last?
Like any battery, how much it is used and how it is charged plays a huge role in a hybrid battery’s life expectancy. Regularly charging the battery, preventing it from being completely discharged, and ensuring it isn’t exposed to extreme temperatures for extended periods can prolong its life.
Your everyday car battery has an average lifespan of about two years in the Phoenix metro area (worst in the nation). Some can last longer, but that’s what you’d consider bonus time. That’s fine for a component that only costs around $100 to replace but hybrid car batteries are much larger and several times more expensive.
Car manufacturers assign a longer warranty to their hybrid batteries in nearly all cases. The good news is that time frame is usually eight years, which is the minimum life expectancy for how long a hybrid car battery should last. However, like everything else you’ll also find that hybrid car batteries that have been taken care of can sometimes last longer than the rest of the car’s mechanical systems! There is a wide range of prices for hybrid battery replacement. It’s because each car manufacturer uses batteries that are built for their individual needs. What works in one car isn’t ideal for another.
That said, you can expect hybrid battery replacement costs to be from $1,000 to beyond $6,000. In addition to the battery cost itself, there will be costs for testing and diagnosis. The labor to change the hybrid battery in some cars can be $1,000 or more, making the replacement cost even higher. If you drive one of the common hybrid car models, it might be lower. Toyota hybrid battery prices, for example, are among the most popular models so might be cheaper.
Toyota Prius Hybrid Battery Replacement (including the Toyota Prius C and Toyota Prius V)
The Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric automobile, which means it gets great miles per gallon. The Prius has proven to be one of the most popular hybrid car models, and because of this Toyota has expanded the family of cars to include a Prius V with an extended hatchback, and the Prius C as a subcompact hatchback. The Prius Prime is a plug-in variant and gets the best MPG for a hybrid car yet.
If you're a proud Prius owner you may run into hybrid battery failure. Toyota Prius battery replacement cost isn't cheap and can cost you between $2,300 and $2,600 for a Toyota Prius battery pack. That's without labor or inspections costs. Replacing a hybrid battery in a Prius is one of the drawbacks to saving all that money on miles per gallon. Because of the nature of the hybrid batteries for Prius', replacement is usually the only option, so a Prius battery cost is just another hidden repair cost for the car owners. Models that may experience a dead hybrid battery include the 2010 Toyota Prius, 2011 Toyota Prius, 2013 Toyota Prius, 2012 Toyota Prius, and a few others if you put a lot of wear and tear on your car.
Hybrid Battery Replacement for a Honda Civic
Cost of hybrid battery replacement for a Honda Civic can be expensive. You can pay up to $2,000 for a replacement hybrid battery pack. As the vehicle gets older and puts on the miles you may have to endure the cost of a Honda Civic hybrid battery. Because the Honda Civic Hybrid has been in production for a while, you may need a hybrid battery for the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid, or even the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid.
Ford Fusion Hybrid & Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid Battery Cost
The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi have a good reputation as fuel-saving cars. If you perform proper maintenance on them, they can last a while. However, when the vehicle starts getting past 100k miles you might need to replace the Ford Fusion's Hybrid Battery. The cost of a hybrid battery replacement for a Ford Fusion can be between $1,000 and $6,000 depending on the model and year of the car. Some of the models that may experience hybrid battery failure are the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and older.
Nissan Leaf Battery Replacement Cost
The Leaf may be an all-electric car, but you will still need a battery replacement for your Nissan Leaf at some point. Replacing the battery will cost you up to $5,500! If you bought the 2012 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Nissan Leaf, or older models, this may be a substantial portion of the car's value. The Nissan Leaf's battery cost can come as a surprise to many Nissan Leaf owner's. When it's time for your Nissan Leaf Battery replacement, be sure to carefully evaluate the best options, as you may get more selling than repairing.
Chevrolet Volt Hybrid Battery Replacement
A newer entry in the hybrid car market, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was the first model sold in the United States. As a plug-in hybrid car it relies on the electric battery until it's depleted, and then utilizes the internal combustion engine to power an electric generator to recharge the hybrid battery. However, the constant recharging of the Volt's battery can eventually lead to hybrid battery failure. When this happens you will need to undergo a Chevrolet Volt battery replacement. If you have a 2012 Chevrolet Volt you could start facing these risks, and the cost of hybrid battery replacement for a Chevy Volt can be up to $3,500.
Hybrid Battery Replacement for a Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Toyota Camry hybrid battery's life can be expected to last a decently long time, but when the electric battery eventually runs its course you'll need a plan of action. The cost of a hybrid battery for a Toyota Camry can be up to $4,400 when you need to replace it. If you have a 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid, 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid, 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid, or older models you may face this issue.
Kia Optima Hybrid Battery Replacement Costs
The Kia Optima Hybrid is the hybrid version of a popular regular combustion engine car. Because of the popularity of the model, the hybrid battery replacement for a Kia Optima Hybrid should be around $2500 including labor. This range is more than some models, but generally on the cheap side of hybrid batteries. Start checking on your battery if you have the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid or 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid or newer shouldn't have battery problems, but if they do you can probably resolve them under warranty.