Posted by B. Peg on July 14, 2007, 3:00 pm
. "Fathergoose" wrote:
I keep most of my cars 6-7 years before I get another. The Prius main
battery is fully covered for 8 years in California so for me it's a
Posted by notaguru on July 14, 2007, 3:25 pm
I have a bad case of mixed emotions...
1. An enormous warranty on the battery (the whole hybrid system
is covered for 150k miles). And, it's an utterly reliable car
with a ~100% confidence level.
2. A serious engineering interest in ripping the system apart
and installing 2-4 more batteries from wrecks, with associated
modified electronics. Even more aggressively - when I got the
car\ three years ago, I did a design for about $5k in lithium
cells with plug-in charging and 100 mile range. That
modification would be half the price today. Such projects are
very, very tempting.
Posted by email@example.com on July 15, 2007, 12:56 am
No, in the US the hybrid system warranty is 8 years/100,000 miles.
If in a CA emission state, the hybrid battery pack itself (not the
whole system) is further covered by the CA emissions warranty out to
10 years/150,000 miles on an AT-PZEV Prius (2004 and newer).
Posted by notaguru on July 15, 2007, 1:31 am
I see a "150,000 mile durability demonstration", and that
warranty of 10Y/150kmiles for CA cars. I bought that <$k
platinum 7Y/100kmile warranty offered to the online community,
but don't expect to use that, either.
Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 14, 2007, 4:00 pm
Ten years in California (and those other states that have adopted
California's emissions laws), and is eight years in the rest of the
Support the troops: Bring them home ASAP.