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SP:"That would seem to vindicate Tele's prediction of the likelihood of battery failure by cars like these.

Admit it now --- he's quite a guy!"

It was mainly the not so great engineering in the Civic Hybrid and the weak hybrid system they put in.

so far, Toyota has had about a 1 in 100,000 failure rate on its battery system, and many have reached well over 100,000 miles with no failures. They've replaced something like 0.002% of all the batteries in Priuses and that is for some more than 9 years old now.....

It's just that Honda screwed up, then tried to protect its butt and tried to not have to replace batteries under warranty, and messed up the MPGs of EVERY car they 'modified'.

The Prius car is doing just great with near zero battery failures.

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