Hybrid repairs continue to drop with increased volume of hybrids on the road, as well as more parts available and people trained to service them.
Hybrids account for four of the top 10 most expensive repairs, but no longer hold the no.1 spot.
- A year ago, the most expensive repair was “replace hybrid inverter assembly” ($4,098)… a repair which has cost as much as $7,391 in previous years.
- This year, the no.1 most expensive repair is “Replace Transmission Assembly and Reprogram Electronic Control Module” ($5,474). This repair, which applies to select vehicles, including 2001 Honda Civics and some 2001 Volvos, is indicative of the fact that cars are being made to outlast parts such as their transmission.