I'm new to this forum (obviously). I appreciate all of the information you guys provide to each other. It's a wonderful wealth of knowledge for a subject on which not many people are sharing!
So my issue today is that EV mode is not kicking in. At all.
I've checked off the list of common causes, such as the defroster, the A/C, the outside temp (mid to low 90's Fahrenheit at the moment), and everything as far as that goes checked out. Defroster is not on. A/C is off. Outside temp is within operating range.
The only thing I can figure is that it's the 12V Auxiliary Battery (passenger side under the hood).
That being said, I called the dealership to ask them what the price would be to replace this item (since, apparently, it's not covered on the 10yr warranty and I'm out of my new car warranty).
They're saying itS $700.00, plus tax and install, which would bring it to $800.00. I mean, seriously. That's absurd for a battery that's smaller even than a regular car's battery.
I can't find ANY information on what battery would be a suitable replacement for it. Does anybody know?
Any help would be much appreciated, as even the dealership was stumped about finding a model number I could shop for.
Thanks so much for any help,
tldr; Auxiliary 12v engine restart battery is expensive. Anybody know of a suitable replacement?