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#125 of 148 Re: Miles on Hybrid battery [lmlh]
Feb 05, 2012 (8:13 am)
I also have a 2007 TCH with 183K miles and had all the options available. So far do not see any issues with the hybrid battery. Just had my rear brake pads changed. With these many miles, I am on the highways a lot and do not use the brakes that much. Have changed oil with synthetic Mobil 1 5W 30 almost every 6-8K miles. Have not changed spark plugs yet. Any expert want to comment/help out on the spark plugs? Get an average of 35 mpg these days on Kumho tires that I keep 1psi higher then recommended on the door. First set of my Kumho tires replacing michelins and they have been great on wear.
#126 of 148 Hybrid Full Battery Charge?
Apr 23, 2012 (12:58 pm)
Just purchased a 2012 Hybrid Camry and I noticed the battery indicator on my display never shows a FULL charge. It is always 2 'bars' short of full no matter if I've been at highway speeds for an hour. Is this normal? Thanks everyone as I'm new to the HYBRID world.
#127 of 148 Camry Hybrid Battery Life
May 24, 2012 (3:58 pm)
I have owned a 2007 Camry hybrid since March 2007 and driven it just over 50K miles. No trouble with the 240 volt hybrid battery but did have to replace the 12 volt battery in 2011 at a cost of $385 which is ridiculous. There is an Optima battery that will work fine to replace the Panasonic in spite of what the dealers tell you. You should know, the Panasonic replacement battery you get at a dealer has a one (1) year warranty only! Not acceptable If enough people complain to Toyota American in Compton, CA. this may change! Also, there is no one who can tell you how long the 240 volt battery will last. It is a mystery.
#128 of 148 Re: Camry Hybrid Battery Life [bison58]
May 25, 2012 (3:02 am)
Did you have any warning when the battery died?
#129 of 148 Re: Hybrid Full Battery Charge? [mkdorf]
Jun 08, 2012 (4:14 pm)
Yes. Under normal circumstances, the system will keep the battery between 20-80% of charge to maximize battery life.
#130 of 148 Re: Miles on Hybrid battery [devy1]
Jun 19, 2012 (10:00 am)
Spark plugs are due at 150k miles per manufacture recommendations. There is no set life expectancy for the HV battery life. The federal warranty is 100k miles and 150k miles in CA. The brakes last because they are only responsible for 10% of the braking force. The HV motor is what slows the vehicle down, thus saving brake pad life.
#131 of 148 Re: 2010 Camry Hybrid 12V battery problems [keithl]
Jun 19, 2012 (10:21 am)
For future readers, they actually use an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery, NOT a Lead-Acid battery like most cars. There are many Technical Service Bulletins released from Toyota on how to care and charge the 12V battery in cases where the vehicle sits for extended periods of time.
#132 of 148 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid sudden shutdown
Jun 20, 2012 (7:01 pm)
I have a total of 1800 miles on it. I wanted to see if anyone else had a problem like this. Driving today in Phoenix and everything operated normally. This was the hottest day yet. Outside air temp reading was 113 degrees. Parked it for an hour, then came out to go home. Made a very fast left turn onto busy street. Easily the hardest turn I had made to date in the car. The hybrid system died, and put up a red battery light. I figured I could drive home on the gas engine - WRONG. The gas engine engine will shut down a few seconds after the hybrid battery light goes on. I had to re-start gas engine about 7 times to get it to a safe spot.
I don't think the 250V battery died as it powered the AC compressor just fine and I had cold AC. The dealer has it now. If I do not get a satisfactory explanation I plan to trade it in and pressure dealer to give back what I paid for it. Will definitely get a gas-only engine.
Does anyone have a similar experience? Searching the Internet, the solution may be a loose connection or failed inverter. But I am wondering if it is a thermal problem.
#133 of 148 Re: 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid sudden shutdown [mthomas3]
Jun 21, 2012 (8:25 am)
Doubt it's thermal - I live in PHX with a 2007 TCH I bought in June 2006 and it is fine at nearly 100K miles. Battery still charges fully.
You most likley just have a faulty component, and when replaced, the car will be good to go.
#134 of 148 Re: 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid sudden shutdown [mthomas3]
Jun 21, 2012 (10:04 am)
The service manager called me this morning. There were no obvious things wrong like loose connections. They have opened a case file with Toyota headquarters to diagnose and fix problem. He indicated that it will take a few days. I will keep you posted with results.