Hybrid News

We've collected a list of links of interest for Hybrid owners.

Good Luck Filling Up a 5th Generation RAV4 Hybrid


The 5th generation RAV4 hybrids have a range of 580 miles thanks to its 40mpg rating and 14.5 gallon fuel tank. One problem – you allegedly can't fill the tank up because of its latitudinal design. A new lawsuit says the best you can hope to get is around 10 gallons which cuts the vehicle's range by 180 miles.

I know hybrids are supposed to help owners use less gas, but that's a strange way to go about it.

Close-up of car with gas nozzle in the tank

Toyota Sued for Busted Brake Boosters


Over a million Toyota hybrid vehicles are at risk of developing a small leak inside their brake boosters which can significantly delay the car’s stopping power. And the worst part? Toyota knows all about it.

Toyota logo on the side of a glass building

Volvo Wins Motion to Dismiss XC90 Hybrid Lawsuit


Xavier Laurens paid $72,000 for his Volvo XC90 T8, in part because he expected it would save him money driving to and from work. Instead, Mr. Laurens found his fancy new SUV only got 18 miles on a single battery charge. That’s 7 miles short of the number marketed by Volvo.

The side of a white XC90 Hybrid at an auto show

BestRide.com's First Look at The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

The midsize sedan has been shown the curb, at least in the USA. All hail, your crossover-lords. So it’s no surprise that automakers are looking to expand their crossover offerings. Take Nissan, for example, which recently announced the 2017 Rogue Hybrid.

Busted Parking Brakes in Prius


Toyota is being skimpy on the details, but they did announce a parking brake recall for the 2016 and 2017 Prius. Dealers will add some clips to the top of the brake cable dust boots to hold things in place. Owners should start getting notices in November 2016.

Side view of a bright blue Toyota at a car show

Ford Tells Hybrid Owner to Hit the Gas

Lisa Sweeney bought a Ford Fusion Hybrid because she wanted to do her part to help the environment. But now her car has a problem. Good news – there’s an easy solution. Bad news – that solution defeats the reason she bought a hybrid in the first place.

3/4 front view of a Fusion Hybrid on a white backdrop

Prius Airbags Can Deploy At Any Time


2016 has not been a favorable year for airbags. Some deploy with too much force. Some don't deploy during crashes. And then some, like those in the 2016 Prius, can deploy at any random time --- even if the car is parked, turned off, and unoccupied.

A pale blue Prius parked sideways on a road

Murano Hybrid Fire Risk


Nissan is recalling 120,000 vehicles, including the Murano Hybrid, because brake fluid can leak onto circuit boards, short them out, and start a fire. I know what you're thinking --- wait, there's a Murano Hybrid?

A bright orange Murano in front of the Nissan logo at a car show

C-Max Door Latches Recalled


Ford just can't seem to shut the door on a latch issue that prevents doors from closing. They recently expanded a recall by 2.3 million vehicles, including the C-Max. There's an appalling pawl shortage (which is much more fun to say than it is to experience). This means owners should receive a first notice about the recall, then a second notice when the parts are available.

Blue C-Max Hybrid on the road near a beach with the sun in the background