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Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars, Coupe, Sedan
#1403 of 1484 Re: The update that broke my car [thereigo2]
Jul 16, 2012 (11:48 am)
As you can see this has been going on for a number of years, mine is an 06, went to crap after the updates. Same issue, especially if the air conditioner is on and trying to get across a lane or on the freeway. Honda does not care that this is a safety hazard! I will never buy another Honda.
#1404 of 1484 Re: High RPM's going up hills [bossless]
Jul 16, 2012 (11:56 am)
Still bottom line is Honda broke our cars. Period. If it were just one or two that have this problem after the update that would be one thing, but there area MANY!
#1405 of 1484 Re: The update that broke my car [lowbrid]
Jul 16, 2012 (12:00 pm)
You are very lucky with yours and apparently not had the update done. I had it done as did many others and the complaints are all the same, greatly reduced gas mileage, no power, random auto stop, lack of assist. My dealership after they did the IMA service update, replaced the IMA battery, replaced the transmission and it still is having these problems. It DID NOT have these problems before the update. I loved my car, now I hate it and am stuck with a "Hybrid" that gets worse gas mileage than non-hybrids.
#1406 of 1484 Re: The update that broke my car [thereigo2]
Jul 16, 2012 (5:11 pm)
Same here for my '07. Loved my car for the first 3 years, then abruptly I had no power one day pulling out onto a 2-lane hwy with a car coming at me. Registered written complaints with Honda of America and with the Texas Attorney General. When I took it to the dealer, they did the software update, and not only is it NOT better, but the gas mileage is worse. The engine rarely shuts off now at stops. The dealer said they couldn't find anything wrong with its power.
It's been over a year now, and I've gotten used to the lack of power but still pisses me off I can't drive like normal people, and it can still be scary at times. I would like to get another vehicle, but can't afford to take the hit. It goes without saying that I'll never buy a Honda on principle.
#1407 of 1484 Re: The update that broke my car [markrock]
Jul 16, 2012 (6:19 pm)
I have an 06 and seemed to have fared better than most with the update. I have noticed that my mpg drops off when the charge is under four bars which happens for short periods of time occasionally. When that happens I make it a point to drive more conservatively. I usually average around 50 mpg.
#1408 of 1484 Re: If you were to purchase an '06 HCH... [titanjeff]
Jul 20, 2012 (8:09 pm)
Please, stay away from any HCH. RUN. DO NOT even consider buying one. Save yourself the misery.
I have a 2009 HCH with 69,000 miles and I have had two batteries fail. Honda has replaced them, but it is pretty obvious the batteries are inferior.
STAY AWAY, STAY AWAY, STAY AWAY
#1410 of 1484 Re: The update that broke my car [hybrid8383]
Jul 21, 2012 (10:31 am)
Could some of the poor mileage problems described here be due to transmission problems?
#1412 of 1484 IMA issues with 2010 Honda Civic Hybrids
Aug 21, 2012 (5:23 pm)
I purchased a 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid in Jan. of 2011. Car ran great! I got the mpg up to 45.9. Then I got a warning light for the IMA system at about 36, 000 miles. I took the car to the
dealership and they said the Hybrid battery was bad. Since it was under warranty (8 years, 80,000 miles as per federal mandate) it was replaced. Since then the car has steadily declined in mpg and performance. The system is not assisting the engine as previously done and my mpg is down to 38.4 and declining. I took it back to the dealership and they cannot find anything wrong. I am so disappointed that I am considering selling the car. I may also look for possible legal action if I cannot get any satisfaction from Honda.