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My 2009 prius starts when jumped. The battery is 29 month

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Hi. My 2009 prius starts when jumped. The battery is 29 month old and, when taken out of the car, checks at 12.9v. When put back it, it drains down to 3.9.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Derek Werner replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome!

It sounds like there is a bad cell in the battery.

I would recommend getting it tested or replaced.

How long does it take for the voltage to drop down to 3.9volts?