How Long Can a Hybrid Sit?

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This may be a dumb question, but I’m curious.... So my aunt and uncle are leaving for 6-7 months, and I’m in charge of taking care of their house/starting up their cars every so often...


One of their vehicles is a Lexus RX450h. I’m wondering if it’s possible for the hybrid battery to discharge if it’s not driven for that long?... Especially over the winter.

Has anyone here had issues with a hybrid vehicle sitting for long periods of time?


I’ve read some horror stories of hybrids sitting for too long, causing the hybrid battery to discharge, then having to have the vehicle towed to the dealership to recharge it???

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