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#30 of 90 new ima only allows 45 mpg now
Feb 21, 2008 (5:49 pm)
my 2000 insight needed a new ima at 120000 miles. this is a $7000 fix but warranted by honda. so we did not pay any of that. the problem is we notice that our mileage has dropped from 65 mpg down to 45 mpg. Honda says that was their intention as the old ima contributed to battery heating. Since they designed it to correct the heating problem they will do nothing about our loss of gas mileage. Are we being snowed by an uninformed dealership or has honda really sabotaged their own car?
#31 of 90 Re: new ima only allows 45 mpg now [ulyses]
Feb 21, 2008 (9:57 pm)
I just had the IMA battery components replaced a couple of months ago, but the mpg has only dropped to the level it usually does in the winter on my 2002 Insight CVT (mpg is lower 60's in summer; mid 50's in winter.) You might want to give American Honda a call, if you're not happy with the Dealer's response. BTW, my lifetime average mpg is 59.5 right now, but it usually goes back up to 60-61 by mid-summer.
Apr 09, 2008 (9:10 pm)
I have a Honda Insight with a dash light reading "maintenance required." My manual is temporarily missing from a recent move. Is that a normal warning light for an Insight approaching 55,000 miles (which mine is doing)?
Also, in case I cannot locate my manual soon, what important servicing must be done to the Insight at 55,000 and what should I be watching for in a car of that mileage?
#34 of 90 Busted auto/trans mount due to flywheel replacement?
Jan 09, 2008 (3:49 pm)
My Honda 2002 Honda Insight has 116,000 miles on it. When fixing a judder problem they needed to replace my flywheel. As I drove home from that repair I felt a bumping feeling and later on the freeway there's been an intermittent juddering feeling at higher speeds (the recent judder problem was regarding juddering from idle to acceleration). My Honda dealer says this recent problem is due to busted transmission and engine mounts. I have a lot of miles on my car, but it's strange that the bumping etc. started when I left the last repair. Could they have busted these mounts when replacing the flywheel? Do they have to take out the engine to replace the flywheel?
#35 of 90 Climate Heat Control
Jun 19, 2008 (7:54 am)
In cold weather, the heater has failed to produce any heat for at least a half an hour. After that it often works, but not often enough. Has anyone else had this problem and/or know the solution. Would love to have an idea before I approach the Honda Service shop.
#36 of 90 reset maint light
Jul 12, 2008 (8:27 am)
I am a new owner of a 2002 insight. Does any one know how to to reset the maint. required light? The car has 66K and I just changed the oil and ck all fluids.
#37 of 90 Re: reset maint light [airdog3]
Jul 12, 2008 (8:02 pm)
If you got the Owner's Manual with the car, it's on page 59:
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Press and hold the trip button in the instrument panel, then turn the ignition switch ON (II).
3. Hold the button until the indicator resets (approximately ten seconds).
#38 of 90 Re: Insight leaks into passenger seat belt! driver mirror question [jbinsight]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:39 pm)
My '03 Insight has a water leak too! I've determined that the water is coming from the passenger side quarter interior trim panel (just below the pass side rear glass). The water ends up on the right side of the hatch's floor, under the trunk carpet. The passenger side seatbelt gets wet (water travels to where the belt winds up near the floor).
Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any fixes known?
#39 of 90 Re: Water leak in hatch area [plambo]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:49 pm)
Did you ever get any answers on your water leak problem? Mine's doing it too!