FAQ'S

 Where is GoGoHybrid located?
  • We come to you. We will install the battery at your home or wherever required

  • What battery does GoGoHybrid use? We provide an OEM factory original battery for your replacement. It is not refurbished, it is a direct-from-factory Toyota Manufacturer new battery.

 What makes GoGoHybrid different?
  • We provide a 5-Year Warranty. We are a local business and we stand by our work and equipment. If you own a Prius for its full lifetime, you may need to replace the battery twice, we are there for you for all of your Hybrid battery needs.

 
 What is the "Red Triangle of Death"?
  • The "Red Triangle of Death" is a common term used by Toyota Prius owners to refer to the red triangle warning light on the dashboard. This warning light indicates that there is a critical issue with the hybrid system that needs immediate attention. Some key points about the red triangle warning light on Toyota Prius:

    What it IndicatesThe red triangle light illuminates when there is a major problem detected with the hybrid system components such as the battery pack, inverter, or control systems. It is essentially the hybrid system's version of the check engine light for conventional gasoline vehicles.

    Common CausesSome of the most common causes that trigger the red triangle include:

    • Hybrid battery pack failure or deterioration

    • Issues with the battery cooling system/inverter coolant pump

    • Problems with hybrid system control modules or wiring harnesses 

    • Low engine oil level

  • ImplicationsWhen the red triangle appears, it means the hybrid system is not functioning properly and the vehicle may go into a "limp" mode with reduced power and efficiency. Continuing to drive with the red triangle on can potentially cause further damage to the hybrid components.

  • Diagnosis NeededThe specific fault code needs to be retrieved by a professional technician or using an OBD2 scanner to pinpoint the root cause. Simply resetting the codes temporarily may make the light go off, but the underlying issue remains unresolved. In summary, the red triangle of death on a Toyota Prius is a serious warning that the hybrid system has a major fault that requires prompt diagnosis and repair by a qualified technician to avoid potential damage and safety risks. Ignoring this warning light can lead to costly repairs down the line. 

 

 How long does a hybrid battery last?
 Common symptoms of a failing hybrid battery:
  • Increase in engine runtime – If you notice that your car’s combustion engine is running more than usual, there may be issues with your car’s battery or high voltage system. Although it is normal for your engine to run frequently on highway conditions, it shouldn’t be running very often when stopped in the city. If it is, it may mean that the engine and generator are not charging the battery properly.

  • Increased fuel use – As the engine begins to run more often, more fuel is used. If you notice an increase in fuel consumption, it may be a good idea to get the battery examined.

  • Sudden changes in charge – If your car’s state of charge is constantly changing, it may be a sign of a defective battery. Keep an eye out for the state of charge dropping to around 20% and then quickly charging back up to 80%.

  • Red triangle on the dashboard – Commonly known as the “red triangle of death”, many Prius owners report a red triangle icon on their dashboard when the battery isn’t functioning properly. A diagnostic tool can be used to determine what is causing the warning to appear. You may also see warnings on your dashboard saying “check hybrid system”.

How to increase the lifespan of your hybrid’s battery?
  • Drive your car regularly: Hybrid batteries benefit from regular use. Extended periods of inactivity or leaving the vehicle unused for prolonged periods can have a negative impact on the battery’s performance. If possible, try to drive your hybrid vehicle regularly to keep the battery engaged and functioning optimally.

  • Avoid deep discharges: Minimize deep discharges of the hybrid battery. Deeply discharging the battery frequently can put additional strain on it and decrease its overall lifespan. Aim to keep the battery charged above a certain level, typically around 20-30% or higher.

  • Brake smoothly to charge the battery gradually: When charging your hybrid vehicle, it is beneficial to use gradual or slow charging methods whenever possible. This gentler charging process helps reduce stress on the battery cells and promotes better longevity.

  • Optimal temperature management: Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can impact the performance and lifespan of a hybrid battery. Whenever possible, park your vehicle in shaded or covered areas to minimize exposure to high temperatures. In colder climates, consider using a block heater to pre-warm the engine and battery in cold weather.

contact: info@gogohybrid.com