I have a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid with about 61k miles. I’m wondering what kind of battery life people experience with the hybrids. I’m 6 years into this and wonder how much longer I can expect before having to replace the batteries.
We have Civic Hybrids just like yours in our fleet. Many of them have already had the main battery packs replaced.
I don’t mean to imply that it will soon happen to you
I’m just giving you my observations
Honda hybrids seem to have more battery issues than Toyotas. But who can tell about your particular car?
I agree with @texases
We also have Priuses in our fleet, and they haven’t needed battery packs yet
You are probably at the age to expect the battery to start failing, might not but if you need a replacement you can buy reman online and they can have one of their installers come swap the battery for you depending on where you live.
Honda packs are plagued by inadequate cooling. We are finding that sticks in the middle of the pack and cells in the middle of the sticks have been damaged beyond recovery. Gen 2 Prius does not usually have these problems.
There are a number of Prius taxis in our area and many have already gone 300,000 miles or more on the original batteries. The operators have already saved enough money to replace the $3000 or so batteries several times.
Not sure how long those batteries in other hybrids will last.
Neighbor of mine has an 07 or maybe it’s an 08 Civic Hybrid. He still has the original battery. Last I knew he had about 130k miles on his Civic.
I looked and Honda warranty on the web for batteries, 3 year 36k, is that right for the hybrid, and replacement cost is $2k?
The battery warranty is 8 yr/100,000 miles. The Civic hybrid battery has been a real problem: