Hybrid Powertrain Warranty (California)

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Wynn, Aug 28, 2018.

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  1. Wynn

    Wynn New Member

    Confused about the coverage provided for the Hybrid Powertrain. One page of the warranty book mentions Hybrid Powertrain System, with a footnote of PZEV vehicles 15 years or 150,000 miles. Another page mentions Hybrid Powertrain, including Integrated Motor Assist System (IMA) covered for 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first in California.

    Which one is it 15/150k or 3/50k?
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  3. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    Way back when we had our 2008 Prius I heard California demands 150K miles. Perhaps someone else will have document references.
  4. Atkinson

    Atkinson Active Member

    Bumper to bumper warranty is 3 years 36k miles
    Powertrain warranty is 5 years 60k miles
    California (and Mass, yeah) Emissions Defects and Performance Warranty for PZEV is 15 years 150k miles
    So the question is, what parts of the hybrid system are emissions related?
    The manual states: Major Hybrid System Components.
    My *very* non-authoritative answer is that most if not all of the hybrid powertrain is emissions related because it was designed comprehensively as a unit to achieve extremely low emissions.
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  5. Ivan Alberto

    Ivan Alberto New Member

    It looks life everything except for the battery (10 years /150k) is covered for 15 years/150k miles. I wonder though if the charging cable they refer to is the evse because it seems that it too has warranty for 15 years.

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  6. ywallet

    ywallet New Member

    Does these mean for folks in PZEV states purchasing extended warranty is pointless?
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  8. rodeknyt

    rodeknyt Active Member

    Not really. There are plenty of things not related to emissions on this car that can go wrong.
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  9. lanb

    lanb Active Member

    Also, is the California warranty based on place of purchase (CA) or place of registration ?
  10. marshall

    marshall Active Member

    The pdf above says registration and normally operated in the state.

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