Battery Replacement Options for Your Toyota Prius (2004-2009)
When a Toyota Prius hybrid battery official “dies” (sets trouble code P0A80), you should contact our shop immediately to get a quote on a battery replacement option at a fair price. If you are a 2nd Generation Toyota Prius Owner, you may be reaching the point where your Toyota Prius is experiencing hybrid battery problems. The failure point of a Prius hybrid battery is more frequent in vehicles over 10 years old and cars with miles over 200,000 are also known to experience battery problems. At Maxat Hybrid Repair, we offer solutions to get your vehicle functioning properly again at a reasonable price point.
The Toyota Prius is generally known as a low maintenance and reliable vehicle with very little problems. However, no vehicle is perfect and the Prius does have its flaws in the form of a hybrid battery replacement. Whether you are planning ahead or looking to fix a dead hybrid battery currently, consider the following options:
Order a Brand New Prius Hybrid Battery from Toyota
The Prius hybrid battery carries a 1 year warranty with Toyota. If a failure occurs before either of these thresholds, Toyota will replace the battery free of charge. The problem is that a majority of these battery failures are occurring after these marks. While various resources are available for battery replacement, a majority of these will be somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000 for the battery and installation.
Vehicle owners should run a value check on their vehicle at this point. Some might realize that replacing the battery with a brand new one will cost close to half the value of the vehicle in resale, depending on the age, condition and mileage. If this idea bothers you (which is understandable), you may want to consider other options for battery replacement like visiting a hybrid repair shop.
Buy a Used/Refurbished Battery from a Third Party Source
Rather than spending a large amount of money on a brand new battery to place in to your 10+ year old vehicle, consider hybrid battery repair with our shop. Our shop offers services for your Toyota Prius at a fraction of the cost the competitors will charge you. Our hybrid repair shop will perform a battery repair for $950 or perform a factory rebuild on the battery for $2,250 as of April 2016. While the repair or rebuild are not inexpensive fixes by any means, they are significantly cheaper options to fix the vehicle without losing too much value in a future resale.
Know Your Options
Car problems can be a frustrating part of life. They are bound to happen and vehicle owners often do not have the appropriate funds in their budget for a big fix like this battery replacement. Warranties do exist on the Prius for a limited lifespan and certified used Priuses will vary on warranties. Either way, it is good to know your options for replacement or repair. Run a price check for replacement or repair, check the value of your vehicle and consider the option that works best for you and your budget. A well-researched decision will likely leave the vehicle owner feeling better that they made the best decision to fit his or her current needs. Upon reaching a final decision, feel free to contact our shop to see how we can help you out.