Toyota Extends Hybrid Battery Warranty To 10 Years / 150,000 Miles

Toyota has announced that it will extend its hybrid battery warranty to 10 years or 150,000 miles (241,401 km) up from the previous eight-year or 100,000 mile (160,934 km) warranty.

All 2020 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full cell electric vehicles will receive the new warranty. That means the latest Toyota Prius, Prius Prime, Corolla Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, and the current Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle.

Other parts that make up a hybrid powertrain, such as the electric motors, power electronics controls, inverter, and other parts will have an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty.

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“Toyota introduced the first hybrid vehicle in the world more than 20 years ago, but people still have hesitations about owning a hybrid vehicle,” said Toyota Vehicle Marketing & Communications general manager Heather Updegraff. “Our goal is to minimize that concern and this new warranty extension for the hybrid battery is just another way we are leading the industry and putting our customers first.”

Toyota remains the market leader for hybrid-powered vehicles and last year in the United States, its vehicles accounted for 44 per cent of all hybrid vehicle sales. Evidently, some people are still trepidatious about buying such a vehicle and Toyota will hope to convince those on-the-fence buyers that a hybrid vehicle is the way to go with this new 10-year warranty.

In other news, Toyota recently previewed its second-generation Mirai in the lead-up to the Tokyo Motor Show with the unveiling of a sleek and attractive concept.

  • Six_Tymes

    So, you better sell your car before its tenth year, or you may be in for a giant battery debt.

    • PhilMcGraw

      I believe the price is around $2500 for a Prius battery.

  • charlotteharry57

    Yes, the warranty increase is nice, but that’s not the issue. Why would I spend extra $ when gas prices are this low? Even worse, an EV. Not a chance.

    • Mr Mister

      Extra $ on what? The Prius is cheap enough that its not like you’re paying a premium like you do on a fully electric car. If you do much driving at all you can probably makeup whatever cost difference fairly quickly (especially if you have a city commute where you’ll probably get maybe 30MPG in even a pretty economical car, you’ll nearly double that in a Prius, should easily get 50-55MPG in city driving unless you have to use the AC or heater excessively). Factor in the overall reliability of a Prius, and you can easily save thousands over the length of the battery warranty period compared to even a similar sized ICE economy car.

    • PhilMcGraw

      Your logic sounds an awful lot like the people in 2005 who were driving Hummer H2s and giant Suburbans thinking there was no way gas would reach $3 or more a gallon.

      The problem is that it has happened before and will happen again. There is only so many places that we can drill for oil in before we run out.

  • Mr Mister

    I think they did this awhile back. I had to look for someone who’s battery went bad in a 2005 one (so about 15 years and they had 175k miles on it) earlier this year, and Toyota had increased the warranty maybe last year. Which shows how confident they are the battery will last (and from what I’ve gathered most Prius drivers should get that and possibly even more).

  • Сафиуллинь-Мухамед Рамазанов

    Amazing move

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