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Toyota guarantees its hybrid batteries will last at least 10 years

Battery warranty for Toyota/Lexus hybrids extended to 10 years/240,000 km

Published: October 12, 2019, 10:30 PM
Updated: October 18, 2019, 1:23 AM

2016 Lexus RX 450h battery

It’s been almost 20 years since the first Toyota hybrid made its Canadian debut and after nearly two decades of answering questions about battery longevity with a resounding “we don’t know how long they’ll live,” Toyota is stepping up with an extension to battery warranty that guarantees batteries for 10 years.

Toyota Canada has extended its battery warranty for Toyota and Lexus hybrids to 10 years or 240,000 km (previously, 8 years or 160,000 km), starting with 2020 Lexus and Toyota Hybrid electric vehicles. Other hybrid components (battery voltage sensor, power management control module, inverter with converter) retain the 8/160k warranty. The warranties are transferable to future owners.

Toyota Prius Prime hybrid components

“Toyota hybrid vehicles have been on our roads for almost 20 years and this new warranty extension is a testament to the benefits hybrid technology brings to our customers, our communities and our environment” said Cyril Dimitris, Toyota Canada’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. “In Canada alone, Toyota’s hybrid vehicle sales continue to grow every month. Just last month, we broke our annual hybrid sales record a full quarter early.”

Toyota encourages its Toyota and Lexus customers to consult their Warranty and Maintenance Guides for more information on the New Vehicle Limited Warranty that accompanies each vehicle.

2012 Lexus RX 450h energy usage display

“In 2005 Canadians embraced the Lexus RX 400h, the world’s first hybrid performance luxury crossover, and now almost 15 years later, we are pleased to offer a range of self-charging hybrid electric vehicles for Canadian drivers” said Robert Tsang, Director of Lexus in Canada. “The new hybrid warranty extension for all 2020 Lexus models gives our Guests even more peace of mind and another reason to enjoy our truly no-compromise electrified luxury experience.”