Heat/Defog mode prevents regen?

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by Mendel Leisk, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Babysitting our ex 06 Civic Hybrid for a bit. The hybrid battery (replaced about 6 months back) seems to be performing fine, going up and down through the upper half of range uneventfully, good!

    Then I started fiddling with the vent mode, set it to heat/defog. A few minutes later, noticed no green bars (regen) when going downhill, applying brakes. Some consternation.

    Then something in memory clicked, I set it back to Auto (and switched AC off). Green bars immediately reappeared. Set it then to High/Low mode, still ok. So:

    Heat/defog seems to lock out regen. I guess that's by design? Can't remember.

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