DS5 hybrid4 battery

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antonioprm
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DS5 hybrid4 battery

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Hi. I’ve been looking on and off to get a DS5 because I really like the car (the Citroen version much more than the DS one), but I keep worrying about the hybrid system’s battery. I haven’t seen reports on any of:

- how well they hold up
- whether a full charge indicator means the battery is still in its prime, and vice-versa
- if the car can run at all with an old, non-charging battery
- how much does it cost to replace or repair the battery
- whether regular Citroen/PSA dealerships can replace or repair it, and if so how easily or does it take weeks

It seems to me these questions would deserve answers, but I haven’t found anything online. I figure they will be the same as for other PSA models with the hybrid4 system, but I haven’t found any for those either. Does anyone here have any pointers?
Thank you.
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Re: DS5 hybrid4 battery

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

antonioprm wrote: 18 Sep 2022, 03:09 Hi. I’ve been looking on and off to get a DS5 because I really like the car (the Citroen version much more than the DS one), but I keep worrying about the hybrid system’s battery. I haven’t seen reports on any of:

- how well they hold up
- whether a full charge indicator means the battery is still in its prime, and vice-versa
- if the car can run at all with an old, non-charging battery
- how much does it cost to replace or repair the battery
- whether regular Citroen/PSA dealerships can replace or repair it, and if so how easily or does it take weeks

It seems to me these questions would deserve answers, but I haven’t found anything online. I figure they will be the same as for other PSA models with the hybrid4 system, but I haven’t found any for those either. Does anyone here have any pointers?
Thank you.

Don't know anything first-hand, others on the forum may. The wiki page on it wouldn't make too encouraging reading...

English Wiki on PSA Hybrid4
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_HYbrid4

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Re: DS5 hybrid4 battery

Post by GiveMeABreak »

The batteries are different depending on whether the vehicle is a Euro 5 or Euro 6.1 vehicle, but the batteries are supplied as a kit with the battery ECU and other parts and are both around £2600 new. These can be obtained from Citroen or DS, they are the same company.

As with all battery technology they have a maximum number of charging cycles that decrease over time so ultimately will need replacing - but that is something that can't be answered here as life will change with the driving mode used (all electric / hybrid mode etc). Of course the vehicle will run without the battery component in normal ICE mode.

I suspect that the battery capacity system will show you the remaining charge and what that capacity it is at when fully charged.
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