2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited with Premium Package
This past weekend I went to a music festival and was camping for 4 days. My 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid limited was sitting for all 4 days and nothing was drawing any power that I’m aware of so my car was simply just sitting like it would at home in my driveway. Monday morning I pack my car up to head home and my car battery is completely dead so I hit the 12v reset button and it starts right up but because I wasn’t packed and ready to leave yet, I turned it back off but about 30 minutes later when I go to try to start it again the battery is dead again so once again I have to push the 12v battery reset button which starts it right up. I then drive home 8 hour drive and everything is fine but I took it to the Honda dealership today as a precaution to have them check everything out and they tell me everything is fine. This is my first hybrid and every car I’ve ever had had a 12 V battery under the hood that you just simply replace when it goes bad. But apparently the Hyundai Ioniq the 12 V battery is part of the main hybrid battery so I’m a bit concerned that once my warranty expires in about 30,000 miles (because I’m the 2nd owner it’s not covered by the lifetime warranty) then everything is gonna start breaking and I’ll be hit with an expensive repair bill. This is probably the 4th or 5th time I’ve had to push the 12v reset button by the way so i’m not really sure how that even works and how it’s aging my battery every time I push it. I admit it’s way simpler than trying to find somebody to jumpstart your car like a normal car but I guess my biggest question is how often do these batteries go bad and what do they cost to replace? Can the 12v battery even be replaced without replacing the whole hybrid battery pack? My car only has 48,000 miles on it.