2018 Toyota Prius Prime in grey driving on a long and empty stretch of road

How do I jump start a Toyota Prius with a dead battery?

If you find yourself stranded in a parking lot for the first time with a dead Toyota Prius battery, it can be kind of confusing. Because the Prius is a hybrid, the process will be slightly different than jump-starting a traditional gas-powered model. Follow the steps outlined in the short Toyota video below and you should be back on the road in no time.

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If you do need to jump-start your Prius, it’s always recommended that you driver for at least 20 minutes to recharge your battery completely or you may be back in the same situation the next time you turn off your car. It’s also a good idea to make an appointment at your local Toyota service center to have your battery inspected to see if you need a replacement. Drivers in the St. Louis area can schedule an appointment at the Ackerman Toyota service center online using our appointment scheduling tool or by phone at 314-351-3000.