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Hi, 

I recently got engine light on on my Toyota estima x 2006 petrol hybrid imported car, so took to local garage where I normally go to, after diagnose he said replace hybrid Battery pack, 

while I thought hybrid Battery is for life, 

anyway my questions are

1. Do I have to replace Battery? Can’t I just run the car as it is now? If I have to change battery then where To get it from? 
2. Is this safe to run the car without hybrid battery pack? Although it’s running on patrol fine, the only difference is it is not running on hybrid for 1st when you are at speed of 30 or less miles per hour, 

3. If I don’t change battery and just run on patrol, how to switch off engine light, I believe having engine light on is mot failure, please confirm, 

4. has any of you come across in my situations and how did you deal with it? 
 

thank you for reading and replying

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I'd get a 2nd opinion first - The packs don't usually die that easily and hybrids usually won't work at all if there's something wrong with the traction Battery as they need it just to start the engine!

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If Battery pack is under 70% then Toyota will change faulty Battery cells modules under warinty.

If your high voltage Battery fails your car wont start.

What level ov voltage is displayed from your High voltage pack 3 pars or more will be normal.

When was the 12 volt battery last changed as this also gives you starting problems/

 

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2006+15=21

Hybrid warranty?

Plenty of 15 year plus cars around so non franchise repair outfits may be the way to go. 

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Also it's an Estima, so an import (Probably JDM) so the warranty wouldn't apply even if hadn't expired!

Alas, need to find a third party specialist as most Toyota dealers won't touch it due to being an import.

The Estima is a very popular car to import, so I'm sure there are people that specialize in repairing them - finding them is the trick!

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The one that keeps popping up as an expert in the hybrid is

Kaspars Krumins....Wigan based (Liverpool Road).no phone number I'm afraid..might also come under Big Boys Garage...I'm afraid you'd have to do some searching but he has lots of good reviews via Facebook.

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I have Kaspars phnone number. PM me if you still wish to contact him.

 

I will not post his number here as I'm not sure if he wants to.

But from business point of view he probably will want it.

 

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