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IMA stopped working

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The IMA system stopped working on my car the other day. It has aorund 125000 miles on it. I still runs ok without the IMA. I called the dealer and he said that the car is running in Safe Mode. It is running like a regular car instead of a hybrid car. Since it is running okay can I drive the car in Safe Mode indefinitely without screwing up the car? Just curious if anyone knew the answer to that.
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I'm also curious about this safe mode...Does your car startup using the
IMA motor as usual or does it now use the starter motor like the ones
on normal cars that you have as a backup?...When you hit the brakes
does the charge meter still work with just no assist when accelerating?

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Now with a new battery, you should be able to go another 125,000 miles.
My only fear about driving it with no IMA would be if the motor acting as
a generator fails to charge the battery...Long term you may get stuck on
the road as Rick mentioned.

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