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The Toyota dealer sells replacement Prius batteries new, and retailers such as The Hybrid Shop and CARiD sell refurbished battery packs. The expense of a new battery, which is around $5000 as of April 2015, makes purchasing a refurbished battery or having the existing battery reconditioned an attrac


The Toyota Prius requires two batteries: a 12V lead/acid battery and the main hybrid driving battery. The first battery is typical of those found in gas-powered vehicles, while the second is a nickel-metal hydride unit designed specifically for electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.


To choose tires for a Prius, go to Toyota.com, and click the Owners link located in the upper right portion of the Web page. Choose your Prius model, and click the Go button. Hover your cursor over the Parts and Service link, and select Genuine Toyota Parts.


The center multi-function display failing, the fuel gauge giving incorrect readings and stalling or loss of power due to debris in the mass air flow sensor are common problems with the Toyota Prius, states Repair Pal. There are also recalls for issues such as faulty passenger airbags and seat heater


According to the Toyota website, the curb weight of a 2014 Prius is 3,042 pounds. Curb weight is defined as the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment and all necessary fuel and fluids, but without passengers or cargo.


The official plural of Prius when referring to the car is Prii. In Latin, the plural of the word pruis is priora.


The 2015 Toyota Prius receives only a couple of changes compared with last year's model, including a newly standard rear-view camera system as well as the debut of the luxurious Persona Series. A more efficient Prius with an all-new platform is expected to debut for the 2016 model year.


As of July 2015, 2012 to 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids qualify for a $2,500 federal tax credit, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Taxpayers wishing to claim the credit must fill out Form 8936, Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit, states the Internal Revenue Service.


Replace the batteries in any device by removing the old batteries and inserting replacements into the compartment. Always use batteries of the appropriate size and type.


Use websites such as NapaOnline.com and AutoZone.com or visit the automotive center of department stores such as Walmart to locate car batteries that match the size, shape, type and CCA of the previous battery. The term "CCA" stands for "cold cranking AMPS."