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

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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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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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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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Why do I hear sound from the ABS on RAV4 hybrid when pressing the brake pedal at standstill?

I have a two and half months old Toyota RAV4 hybrid. I have noticed that occasionally when pressing the brake pedal when being stopped, I can hear sound that seems to come from the ABS. It is ...
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Honda Civic Hybrid 2010 oil life indicator

I'm unable to see the Oil Life percentage of a Honda Civic Hybrid 2010 (UK model) in the display although I followed correct instructions. I saw following instructions to see oil life of a Honda ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid leaking at transmission seal -

Our 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a leak that the local Toyota dealer (in Spokane) says is at the silicone transmission seal. The shop manager indicated that they have never seen this before and ...
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honda civic hybrid 2006

I drive a Honda Civic 2006 hybrid. The transmission is faulty. I notice a loud noise while accelerating and it wouldn't change gears while accelerating. But I've been using it like this for the past ...
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Has anybody converted a bus from diesel drive to electric drive (hybrid) converting the old engine into a generator?

I am aware that the vehicle will increase weight and that older engines must be modified to operate with less harmful impact to the ambient. I rather wonder about the accompanying effects and ...
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Honda Grace, temperature problem

My Car is a Honda Grace,well checked and we'll maintained.Morning when I start the vehicle,engine temperature bulb(along with other indicator bulbs)comes in blue and disappear.After a hour of ride,...
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Parking pawl or parking brake creak

I have recently observed a slight creak in my car which I think comes from the parking pawl in my 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. It doesn't have a conventional automatic transmission, but I still believe ...
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Would the GM extended-range electric VOLTEC system be practical in a truck or SUV?

Last December, I became owner of a 2014 Volt which uses GM's "voltec" system, where the first ~40 miles after plugging in are pure electric and the vehicle switches to gasoline afterward at ~40 MPG. ...
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High pitched sound coming from car when heat is on

Dont know whats happening with my car. Every time I turn the heat on I hear slight rattling sound coming from my car. When AC is on then its less noticeable but with heat its quite loud. Btw its a ...
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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid - Ignition, electrical issue

Sometimes when I try to start my 2008 ford escape hybrid rather than starting the electrical system freaks out. Lights flicker, fans stop, doors lock, there is clicking from the steering column and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Engine knocking, or......?

I've got a 2012 Sonata hybrid (93k miles) that's been making some intermittent engine noise. I can't hear it inside the car when I'm driving, but will hear it sometimes reverberating off of cars next ...
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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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