What problems do hybrid cars commonly suffer from?

I've owned many vehicles, but I have my eye on a hybrid. Although I read great reviews, I want to know if hybrids suffer from any problems so I can keep an eye on certain components. What issues do hybrid cars potentially have?

Answer
Hybrids can be great cars, but it’s smart that you’re doing your research.
Though some models are consistently ranked among the most reliable in the auto industry, hybrid cars commonly suffer from these problems:
  • Leaks in the evaporative emissions system
  • Catalytic converter replacement more common
  • Oxygen sensors tend to wear out more quickly
Although hybrid batteries are made to last about 100,000 to 200,000 miles, they’re super expensive to replace—sometimes costing up to $6,000.
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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