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Saturn saturn vue: I have a 2007 Saturn VUE Green Line the

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I have a 2007 Saturn VUE Green Line the Hybrid battery has been replaced twice. Two questions.

1. If hybrid battery or system fails does the vehicle continue to work.

2. Can I just remove the Hybrid battery and remove a hybrid circuit breaker and operate it that way??



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1. Yes, if the hybrid battery and system fail the vehicle will still operate.


2. You wouldn't be able to remove the hybrid battery and have the system still work. The battery needs to be in place and functional for the system to work.


If you've had the battery replaced twice then you likely have an updated, redesigned battery now. There were some problems with these batteries and they have been redesigned, a new replacement battery now should last much longer.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank You,


As respect answer number one will the car continue to operate or will the 12 volt battery run down and then the car quit. I read some where that the 12 volt battery is charged by the hybrid system and after that fails the car will only operate for an hour or so until the 12 volt battery goes dead.





The 12v battery is charged by the same alternator (generator) as the hybrid battery but through a different part of the system. If the complete hybrid control system was down then it would kill the 12v battery, but a failure of the hybrid battery and some other components wouldn't cause the 12v battery to die.
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