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A drivetrain type that includes both a petroleum fueled engine and electric drive motors.

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How to find a wire that's energized when Toyota hybrid is in Ready mode?

I've got a 2014 Toyota Auris hybrid. AFAIK, it is pretty much like a Prius under the hood. I want to install a 12V to 230V inverter in the trunk, but only allow inverter to work when car is in Ready ...
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Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid 2024 - No RPM signal from On Board Diagnostic Computer System

Today I took my car for the safety and emission inspection. Although it passed, I see the following details in the inspection report. It is important to note that I just bought the car. Based on the ...
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2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige makes a loud noise when accelerating

It's a new SUV, and I've noticed that loud gear-like noise when accelerating from 20 to 30 mph. I'm concerned about this. Could it be related to switching gears? Is it normal? Should I take it to the ...
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Suzuki Swift 2021 1.2 Hybrid - Strange Knocking Sound?

Im driving 2021 Suzuki Swift Hybrid, the moment i got out of the dealership with 0km, the engine started to produce strange knocking sound but only when the car is warmed up, when its cold its great. ...
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Trying separate the Oxygen Sensor electrical connector

The rear O2 sensor needs replacing. I cannot figure out how to get the connector to separate. 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid I have tried pressing on the spot I think needs it. I have tried prying up on the ...
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What does an NG Ground Fault error status indicate?

This is for a Honda Clarity 2018 PHEV non-touring. Error shows up in the diagnostics screens. EDIT: adding photos... Furthermore, it should be noted that while the error appears to be persistent (I ...
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Temporarily disable a Toyota Aqua?

Is there a way to sort of "Disable" a Toyota Aqua, in such a way that it won't start, but can easily be re-enabled? e.g. by removing a part that can easily be put back in? The idea here is a ...
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Difference between normal oil and hybrid oil

Trying to buy some oil for my 2020 hybrid toyota camry after finding out its MUCH more expensive in the dealer and they only fill it with semi-synthetic oil. I found the same oil from shell, both are ...
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Why don't we see many diesel hybrid cars?

Car manufacturers are constantly trying to improve the efficiency of their cars to reduce fuel consumption and meet ever stricter emission standards, diesels are by design more efficient than ...
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Reconnecting "starter" battery sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

I have a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid with a 12-mo old 151R starter battery. I disconnect the negative wire from the post after each use because the car sits 3-7 days between uses. The negative clamp is ...
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Toyota CH-R fuel consumption confusion

I have a Toyota C-HR Hybride Edition 1.8L 2020. I see in the specification that the fuel tank is 43L. With every trip, when I turn off the car, I get fuel consumption statistics for the current trip. ...
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My first hybrid, strange electrical problem, 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

Just bought my first hybrid, a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid. Regrets already. Need help diagnosing this behavior. I'm about 80% sure the "starting" battery is dead, but hybrid... Day 1 Turn ...
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Wheel slippage when accelerating from stop

I drive a 2018 Ford Fusion Energi. I've noticed that occasionally when accelerating from stop, my wheels slip a little. My tires don't have a lot of wear on them, so I don't think it's a traction ...
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Gen 2 Prius hesitates ... Is there a problem with the HV Battery? [closed]

Is there a problem with the HV Battery? Gen 2 Prius hesitates.
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Clicking sound after changing struts. 2008 Ford Escape hybrid

I have a 2008 Ford Escape hybrid. I recently changed out my old struts for brand new ones. After the new ones were installed, I hear a clicking sound when I accelerate and when I brake. There will be ...
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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid, error lights on dash, and codes

A few months ago, my Civic Hybrid started giving me issues. When I start it in the morning, I have to hold the key for a few seconds before the engine catches. Once the engine is running, my IMA light,...
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What systems are powered by the traction battery in a 2020 Rav4?

Obviously the traction motors are driven by the battery - that's the whole purpose. I suspect that the power steering and air conditioner compressor are driven by the traction battery (vs the 12V ...
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Are there any issues with treating a 2013 Chevy Volt as a gasoline vehicle?

What I mean is, if one never charges the car and only uses it like normal gas-operated vehicles, would one run into problems?
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Dashcam parking mode settings for hybrid?

I am installing a Thinkware F800 dashcam in a 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. To enable recording while parked, the camera has two power inputs, one that should be ignition-switched and one that should ...
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Do I need a battery maintainer, a portable jumpstarter, or a completely new 12V battery?

Hybrid vehicle has not been used for several months due to COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicle has a 3 year old 12V AGM battery. Battery is not used as a true "starter" battery; it just boots the ...
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Is it damaging to a hybrid's gasoline engine to let it rev high before it warms up?

Generally, it is not a good idea to let an engine reach high RPMs when it is cold. The potential issues with a cold engine under full throttle are well documented. I have a Fusion Energi and the car ...
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Do hybrids perform better than (Internal Combustion Engine) ICE cars on a long drive?

I was really interested in the exceptional fuel average of hybrid cars and was considering to buy one as soon as I got my hands on some savings but I read somewhere that hybrids are better for city ...
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Pros and cons of driving a vehicle with a misfiring cylinder

Check engine light came on for a Toyota Prius that is only being driven about once a month since COVID-19 pandemic began. OBD-II scanner shows P0302, which indicates the problem is a misfiring ...
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Honda Accord Hybrid 2017 blinking red light on instrument panel

The vehicle is a 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, purchased new in California. Last night, after locking the vehicle in the driveway, a slowly-blinking red LED appeared on the instrument panel. The light is ...
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Honda Accord 2017 Radio Black screen

I have a Honda accord hybrid 2017 and I was checking the hidden screen settings and suddenly the screen went all black as attached pictures can you please help me with resetting the radio screen or ...
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'09 Prius II - No Start. Hybrid light and CEL on

I got a new (used) prius a couple weeks ago. Apparently sold by a weasle. It's never started reliably, and the red triangle light comes on / off. Jumping it would start it though. I replaced the low ...
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Car headlights flickering

I got a Toyota Auris hybrid, about 5 years old. The headlights are flickering sometimes. I can not seem to connect it to a certain moment. I have encountered it when driving 80km/h on the engine, but ...
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How to drive a hybrid in a flood? [closed]

In a traditional IC car when driving through water such as a flooded road or a ford the recommendation is to keep the revs up by using more throttle than is necessary. This ensures that the exhaust ...
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Is driving a BMW 330e with only the gas engine detrimental to the car?

I have my eyes on a 2018 330e. But, it would take about 3 months to get the approval from my HOA to install the charger in the parking garage. Would it be detrimental to this car to drive it ...
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Is stale gas a real problem with plug-in hybrids?

Due to environmental considerations, I am planning to purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle when the vehicle I want becomes available (RAV4 Prime). However, I am concerned of the gasoline in the ...
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Do manual transmission hybrid cars exist (or could be built)?

As I was reading this question about manual transmission electric cars, it dawn on me that the question did not really address the question of hybrid cars with manual transmissions. Hence, are there ...
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Problem diagnostic on Toyota Estima

In relation to my previous question: Hybrid battery not charging fully This morning I took the vehicle to the mechanic who has serviced all of my cars for the last 10 years. He called me later in ...
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Hybrid battery not charging fully

I have Toyota Estima 2.4 petrol/electric hybrid 2010 (UK 60 reg) that I bought about 4 months ago. So far I had no problems with anything until a couple of days ago the HV battery stopped charging ...
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Ford Escape Hybrid - "Stop Safely Now" messages

In Brief In my 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, the car will occasionally jump to a noticeable decrease in power and display a "Stop Safely Now" message. I have to restart the car to resolve. But how can I ...
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Recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 --- store gasolines to extend the range

What are the recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? I search online for a while, but I am not sure what are the types of gasoline we can use for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? Is it ...
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2007 Honda Civic warning lights all on and stiff steering wheel?

I was trying to diagnose my AC compressor issue and was pulling some of the circuits and fuses to see if they possibly went bad. Thankfully I identified the problem being the blower motor not ...
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Honda Fit GP5 Hybrid battery not charging

Last two days in my Honda Fit GP5 (2014, hybrid, 1490cc) I noticed engine isn't stop when car is in parking mode and hybrid battery meter doesn't get over 3/6 even though engine was on for half an ...
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Hybrid car design: simplifying the gasoline motor

Although in the popular mind a hybrid car is a gasoline car with an electric motor, I imagine that there's some space for simplifying the design of the gasoline motor, once you have the electric once. ...
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I have a dead Toyota Prius

2007 Toyota Prius blown engine need to put in neutral to move but can’t turn on. Does anyone know how to put in neutral?
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Need to change engine oil type depend on kilo in honda hybrid

Our Local car Mechanic suggest to change engine oil depend on kilo. For example, After My Honda Hybrid car has over kilo 100,000, they suggest to change another engine oil type such as 5W-30. But I ...
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Honda Civic hybrid won’t start with new battery

I have a 2007 Honda Civic hybrid that I just got a new battery put in. After the battery was placed in my car I was able to drive home. The next day when I went to start my car everything went black ...
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how does mileage affect the price of a used car? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask but I'm not sure where to ask this. so I'm looking at two cars. Both the same make, model, year and trim. (2012 Toyota Prius) according to the carfax ...
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High Mileage GMC Yukon hybrid

What is considered high mileage on used Hybrid GMC Yukon? I am considering the purchase of a used Hybrid GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Tahoe. Is 125,000 high mileage for a Hybrid, like a standard gasoline ...
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2008 Prius: how often change full synthetic oil and filter

I have a 2008 Toyota Prius. I've looked at the manuals: Scheduled Maintenance Guide Manual Neither mentions synthetic oil at all. The Scheduled Maintenance Guide recommends changing oil and the ...
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2010 Ford Fusion hybrid-- terrible gas mileage

I bought my 2010 Fusion Hybrid in June. It has about 55k miles on it. It's supposed to be getting ~40 hwy/36 city. I drive almost exclusively in the city, but ever since I bought it it's only been ...
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What are problems, if any, in connecting accessories to 12v battery in Prius or other hybrids?

I am thinking of getting a portable air compressor (for filling tires) that clips directly to the battery because it can draw up to 20A. (As I understand it, the usual max in many vehicles for the ...
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How do I store my Toyota hybrid for 3 months?

I have a 2016 Toyota Auris hybrid and I need to leave it parked in my garage for 3 months. Do I need to take any special precautions? A few years ago I parked my VW polo diesel for 3 months outside ...
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Is it necessary to put dual clutch transmission to park gear on stop and go traffic?

I was advised to put my car which has dual clutch transmission, to park gear on heavy traffic to reduce stress on clutches. Is this correct? As far as I know holding brake will do the job. Since my ...
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Do hybrids brake less effectively than non-hybrid cars?

I drove a used '07 Civic Hybrid yesterday, and the brakes felt weak compared to other cars I've driven (2006 Lexus IS250, 2016 WV Jetta, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark, even an '03 Corolla if I remember ...
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Could a car be slowed by the drive shaft?

Could enough electromagnets be place around the drive shaft to slow a car and generate electricity? Or a switch that would engage electromagnets going down hill? When you apply the brakes the drive ...
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