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#310 of 496 My 03 Honda Civic Hybrid now at 422,000+ km ...
Mar 14, 2010 (11:57 am)
Purchased in 2002 and driven in Canada only by me since, with maintenance and numerous repairs; I appreciate the effort by Honda and other car makers to address the technology as gas supplies will runout eventually, but more must be done to improve quality! The car is on its 2nd transmission and has had many component failures over its life. The IMA is gone and the computer and sensors cannot control properly, but it is still quite driveable (with low horsepower); the 'mild' hybrid design probably was a good decision by Honda. For the environment considerations and our future, I would recommend the car, but for the quality and reliabilty and lifecycle cost, I would not. Has anyone driven their vehicle this much? What is your experience to date?
#311 of 496 Re: My 03 Honda Civic Hybrid now at 422,000+ km ... [gregcook]
Mar 14, 2010 (4:42 pm)
My experience to date is that purchasing the '03 HCH was a HUGE mistake. As a sales rep, I have driven many vehicles and put substantial mileage on all of them (including an '85 Civic). The minute I had my first transmission failure ( and it was under warranty), and the way the dealership tried to trick me into a new IMA battery (by doing a partial transmission repair) I hardly use it anymore. I purchased a used vehicle cheaply ('92 corolla) and use that (it runs great). Mind you, I am still paying off the loan for the "03 HCH. But, it's going to be someone else's headache. Putting a motorcycle transmission (the CVT)in the HCH is a total failure. It does not work, and Honda knows it..!! In Japan they had a recall, in the USA nothing was done. As you can imagine, I will NEVER purchase anything made by Honda ever again. They are living off of past glories.
#312 of 496 Re: My 03 Honda Civic Hybrid now at 422,000+ km ... [gregcook]
Mar 14, 2010 (5:20 pm)
I drove mine to 103,000 miles before I sold it. I had not had any transmission or battery problems up to that point except for the ima light coming on a couple times. It was a good car for me, I don't know how good that car would be for the next 100,000 miles so I sold it and I'm getting a fit. I hope to put 200,000 miles on that with much less worry than the HCH.
#313 of 496 Connecticut HCH Transmission mechanic NEEDED
Mar 18, 2010 (9:33 am)
I was wondering if anyone viewing this knows of a CT mechanic that will work on hch transmissions. Our regular Honda mechanic does not have hybrid or transmission experience. His transmission acquaintances do not want to work on a hybrid.
#314 of 496 Re: Connecticut HCH Transmission mechanic NEEDED [sara_in_ct]
Mar 18, 2010 (10:25 am)
I have a very gifted mechanic who is making a nice living rebuilding all the defective transmissions that Honda knowingly has saddled us with. However, he refuses to touch the HCH (CVT) transmission. Since the CVT transmission of the HCH has more in common with motorcycle transmissions than automotive ...perhaps there is a place that repairs motorcycle transmission in your area. They might be able to help you.out. good luck. I am not a technician.
#315 of 496 Re: hi to colleagues by misfortune! [andy_by]
Apr 06, 2010 (8:58 am)
I have found out a cause of defect.
There was a flywheel destruction - Quality of iron the disgusting!!!!
- Here real quality Honda:
#316 of 496 Re: hi to colleagues by misfortune! [andy_by]
Apr 06, 2010 (11:43 am)
don't hold your breath waiting for Honda to admit anything...! they should be roasted like Toyota for not admitting their defects. Meanwhile, we pay for their defective equipment and manufacturing.
#317 of 496 Re: hi to colleagues by misfortune! [rikfre]
Apr 06, 2010 (9:11 pm)
Yes, it so!
#318 of 496 No Reverse on 2003 HCH?
May 22, 2010 (4:51 pm)
After a long drive over the mountains today, I pulled into a parking spot. I couldn't pull out -- my reverse gear appears to be shot. After much pushing against the incline, I was able to back it up enough to confirm that my drive gear works. So I can go forward, but not backward? Among all the online discussion of transmission problems with this model, I haven't read about this particular issue. Any advice? It's a CVT car with just over 100,000 miles.
#319 of 496 Honda trans or something
Jun 13, 2010 (8:58 am)
driving down the road heard a loud clunk and then nothing. she will start but wont move been reading alot of blogs heard that they have had problems it has less than 70000 miles on it anyone have a fix. any help will be appreciated thank you for any help.