Hybrid Car Battery Charging System

Volvo Develops Wireless Battery Charging System

The Hybrid Car Battery: A Definitive Guide

Hybrid cars recharge battery – A hybrid car battery is like any other battery—except that it is rechargeable and has enough juice to move a large heavy vehicle down the road for a few feet or a few miles.

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Toyota Prius Hybrid Battery

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Battery

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Ford Escape Hybrid Battery

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Honda Insight Battery

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Charging System Issuse

Hybrid cars recharge battery – Battery Pack was replaced around 95,000 Miles. Note: there was never a battery problem. Turned out to be a bad relay. But it was all under warranty and I got a free battery so I never complained.

Present Day:

My car has been running great and I’m now at 160k Miles. The other night the 12Volt Battery Light came on and then the car died. If this had been a regular car I would have sworn it was the alternator. If you charge the 12V battery the car will run for a little while and then die.

Here is the crazy part though. There are no check engine lights nor has the IMA light came on. So I take that to mean the battery pack is just fine. In addition the pack is not that old.

Any thoughts? I have a buddy who is a former Honda Mechanic. Him and a buddy of his who still works at Honda took a look at it. Their conclusion is that I should replace/rebuild the battery but they fully admit that the problem has them stumped.

The next step is taking it to the Honda dealership….But frankly they are not too good with hybrids. They already replace the battery pack once when it was not a problem. I’m trying to educate myself a little before paying them a visit.

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