The Motorcells™ Guide to Lexus Hybrid Batteries

UPDATED OCT 20, 2020

Do you own a 10-12 year old Lexus hybrid? Did several of your dashboard indicator lights just come on? Ugh. Well, we knew this was coming. The Lexus hybrid battery typically fails after 10-12 years (specifically, the large high voltage traction battery). The individual battery cells begin losing their ability to hold a charge – and one by one they drop below the required voltage to operate properly. So what are your options and how should you think about this problem?

Lexus hybrid battery dashboard indicator lights - P0A80 error code
Lexus hybrids have High Voltage (HV) batteries that are made up of multiple individual cells that can be repaired or replaced when you get the P0A80 code
Lexus Hybrid High Voltage (HV) batteries are made up of 28+ individual battery cells that be renewed or replaced to extend the life of a battery.

The Problem with Lexus Hybrids

Lexus makes amazing cars that last a very long time. Not only that, a renewed (refurbished) high voltage hybrid battery is likely all you need to drastically extend the life of your CT 200H, HS 250H, GS 450H, etc.

And that’s great news! Because a 10-12 year old Lexus hybrid is still very valuable – usually, $10,000+. As a result, you don’t want to get rid of your car when the only thing it needs is a new battery. BUT, there’s a catch…

Did Lexus just quote you $6,000, $7,000, $8,000+ to replace the hybrid battery?

That’s. A. Bummer.

The issue with Lexus hybrid batteries, just like other Toyota hybrid batteries (Prius, Camry, etc.), is that the cost to replace the hybrid battery often comes close to the value of your vehicle.

And now you’re starting to question whether or not that better gas mileage was worth it.

The Problem with Hybrid Battery Diagnostics (P0A80 Code)

Not all diagnostics are the same – they vary from mechanic to mechanic. First, the dreaded P0A80 code is a generic hybrid battery code that requires further diagnosis. For example, what is causing the hybrid battery to fail? Is it actually the hybrid battery? Usually, yes it is; however, sometimes it can be another underlying issue causing that battery to fail – so if you replace your “bad HV battery,” you’re going to end up with the same problem. It’s very important to rule out underlying issues before deciding to the replace the battery, otherwise a battery replacement could end up being a total waste of money.

Also, even if you do need a new Lexus HV battery after , it does not mean that the best option for your vehicle is to actually replace the hybrid battery. We think it’s important to take into consideration the whole health of the vehicle, it’s current value, and it’s realistic expected lifespan when deciding whether or not you want to invest over a thousand dollars to get it repaired. Otherwise, any hybrid battery repair could – again – end up being a total waste of money. We consistently give honest assessments of the vehicle, the value of the car, and whether or not it’s worth spending money on a repair.

While most dealerships are honest, they also buy and sell cars – and this is a potential conflict of interest. Lexus dealerships tend to undervalue your hybrid when it has a P0A80 code – and it’s a great way to force you to trade it in. It’s much better to sell or trade-in your Lexus with a good hybrid battery and no P0A80 codes. We recommend that you get a second opinion to avoid any scare tactics (and costly mistakes).

a Motorcells mechanic performs a hybrid battery diagnostic on a Lexus hybrid vehicle - the dreaded P0A80 code
The Motorcells™ diagnostic for Lexus hybrids checks for underlying issues that could prevent a successful vehicle renewal, saving you thousands of dollars.

The Motorcells™ Solution

Motorcells™ professionally diagnoses your Lexus from a whole vehicle health perspective, and we can renew (refurbish) your used Lexus hybrid battery extending its life and saving you money. After a mobile installation at your vehicle’s location, we’ll get you back on the road with a straightforward, no-BS warranty – without the hidden fees (we just charge for travel).

We are happy to give you free, over-the-phone advice on your particular Lexus make, model, & year. Please don’t hesitate to call us for a second opinion on your Lexus after an initial diagnosis.

You can also call or send us a note to get an exact quote based on your make, model, and year.

Call now to chat directly with a technician – if you have ODBII codes, please have them handy for an over-the-phone diagnosis. We can diagnose the P0A80 code as well as many others.

We currently renew hybrid batteries (HV) for the following Lexus models:

  • CT 200H Hybrid Battery (HV Traction Battery)
  • HS 250H Hybrid Battery (HV Traction Battery)
  • GS 450H Hybrid Battery (HV Traction Battery)

If you don’t see your make & model, please feel free to call and ask if we’re able to service your Lexus hybrid’s make/model/year. We update our services on a regular basis.

Motorcells™ is located in Indianapolis, IN and our mobile hybrid battery diagnostic & renewal service covers greater Indiana, including Champaign, IL, Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Dayton, OH.

WE CURRENTLY SERVICE THESE LEXUS HYBRIDS:

Renewed Lexus Battery+ Mobile Installation & Warranty


Renewed Lexus CT 200H Battery
+ Mobile Installation & Warranty

$1195.00* +

LIMITED LIFETIME Warranty

*PRICE MAY VARY BASED ON LEXUS MODEL YEAR & LOCATION

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Coming SoonNew Lexus Battery


Renewed Lexus HS 250H Battery
+ Mobile Installation & Warranty

$1895.00* +

LIMITED LIFETIME warranty

*PRICE MAY VARY BASED ON YOUR Lexus MODEL YEAR & LOCATION

CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE

Renewed Lexus GS 450H Battery+ Mobile Installation & Warranty

Renewed Lexus GS 450H Battery
+ Mobile Installation & Warranty

2495.00* +

LIMITED LIFETIME Warranty

*Price MAY VARY BASED ON YOUR LEXUS MODEL YEAR & LOCATION

CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE

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Had great, responsive, and knowledgeable service. There were some annoyances at first in the quality of the initial battery installed, but because of their warranty, they replied swiftly to fix any problem that came up and fixed it proper. I would recommend this place to anyone again, and I will continue to use them for future hybrid needs.
Matt “Sykes” McLeish
04:25 22 Sep 21
When Toyota wanted 3700 for a battery replacement I had to look elsewhere. Chad was able to come to my house, install the new battery same day and under 1000 dollars. All the dash lights have been reset and the car runs like new even with 200k miles on it.
Chris Straw
19:31 26 Mar 20
Melissa Rogers
22:57 30 Aug 19
Philip Rowe
17:23 16 Oct 20
After a diagnosis at the Toyota dealership of failed hybrid battery on my 2007 Prius with 140K miles and an estimate of $4500 to replace , I took a week to research options. Found Chad at Hybrid & EV Battery Repair, an Indianapolis area local shop that repaired my hybrid in 24 hours at a huge cost savings of several thousand dollars over replacing with a new battery from Toyota. With an 18 month warranty and GREAT customer service, I am very pleased and recommend CC Motors highly.
Emily Mattler
19:28 21 May 18
Was quick! Delivery and installation in my drive way was more than i thought could be done. Very helpful indeed. Would of been 5 stars but one of my seat bolts needed rechased, the tool needed to do it was forgotten (not an event expected) as a result I now have to drive into Indianapolis to there shop to get it done.#thus4outof5
Tom Derrickson
11:57 09 Jan 19
Chad and Tim were great to work with. Simple and easy to schedule and get the work done and both had a ton of knowledge and information to share. I highly recommend Motorcells.
Aric DeGroot
14:26 30 Jul 21
They came to the car and got the battery and came back and installed a new hybrid battery! Great prices and great people!
Mallory Toon
13:38 21 May 21
Fast, friendly. Tech was very friendly and knowledgeable. Local and warrenty is great. Would recommend. Competitive Pricing is better than others for hybrid battery.
Becky Flick
22:23 01 Jun 21
I am so impressed with their knowledge & customer service! They drove to my house to grab my hybrid battery and brought it back and installed it! Went out of their way to give me informed answers regarding my car and even drove around with me to make sure everything is working! Hands down recommend Motorcells!
Crystal Burger
23:06 19 Oct 21
Chad did a good job and saved us a lot of money. Our Prius is running great after he repaired the battery.
Lynette Quinn
15:26 21 Oct 17
Our Motorcells experience was amazing. After a brief phone conversation, he was able to come to the car with the all the tools and parts needed for a complete repair. The work took about an hour. I would definitely recommend this service and would use it again.
Adam Yoder
12:44 22 Mar 21
Was able to get my hybrid battery replaced for 1/4th of the dealer estimate and battery is working great. They also went above and beyond solving a safety problem with my back seat that was discovered in the course of replacing the battery.
Shannon O'Dell
14:02 10 Oct 20
Chad provided quick efficient service and is a great guy all around. I felt like I was having my best friend over for a huge favor! Excellent pricing, I saved over 4000 dollars! Vs Toyota’s ridiculous quote!
Sigmund Brewer
00:43 14 Mar 21
Hi Chad!I wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with the service that I received on my 2006 Prius. Tim worked quickly, was very knowledgeable, thourough and professional. I'm thrilled to have my Prius up and runnin in no time! I would recomend your services to anyone.Dawn
Dawn Murphy
21:27 15 Apr 19
Was quick! Delivery and installation in my drive way was more than i thought could be done. Very helpful indeed. Would of been 5 stars but one of my seat bolts needed rechased, the tool needed to do it was forgotten (not an event expected) as a result I now have to drive into Indianapolis to there shop to get it done.#thus4outof5
Tom Derrickson
11:57 09 Jan 19
Chad was phenomenal! Would recommend 100x over. Friendly, easy to work with and did an awesome job with my Prius. Went above and beyond. First person I completely trust with my car! Can’t say enough good things
Alexandra Serpe
20:49 15 Jun 20
I was calling and and asking for information before I even bought my Hybrid. Chad is great , honest and was very helpful. I really appreciated that he spoke with me even though I had not purchased the Hybrid Truck Yet.
David Hazen
17:46 09 Jan 19
Great experience, great price and great convenience. They got us in quickly and came to us for the battery replacement- for a fraction of the price of a dealer. Highly recommend!
Drew Myers
22:32 12 Aug 21
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