A local independent mechanic shop checked codes and found POA80, which they said needs a new battery pack. They don't have anyone trained to work on hybrid batteries and recommended I find a different independent shop with a specially trained hybrid mechanic or a Toyota dealer. After doing a bit of research (not much makes sense to me) a specialist too far from me recommended I ask if they checked ABS codes as well. After 5:00 pm. So, I took it to O'Reilly, also local, but still open. The only codes O'Reilly found were also POA80 (pending and stored) "checked hybrid system" and ABS code C1365 (1/1) Current, Accumulator Pressure Sensor.
I'm trying to weigh options without knowing enough to understand my options. 1. Toyota dealer charges about $160.00 to diagnose problem - says "it might not be/need hybrid battery replaced" but if it does it's over $5,000.00 and they have some on backorder so it could be weeks. 2. An independent shop says it'll cost me $140.00 to diagnose the problem before they estimate what it might cost.
Car "maybe" hesitates after pressing accelerator but otherwise, as of yesterday it still runs.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 AT 7:19 AM