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Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars, Coupe, Sedan
#1423 of 1535 Re: Good news from this owner [vageologists]
Sep 27, 2012 (8:21 am)
How did you get them to replace a battery from 2003? How many miles do you have? When did you but it? I am in Northern Virginia and I have received notice that I need the software upgrade for my 2005 HCH. I have the IMA light (on for a year) and error codes (P2000). My problem is that the car won't pass emissions with error code - but I don't want to get upgrade. Looks like i have no choice - but I'm very happy with the way the car runs now - getting about 43 in everyday driving. Does anyone know what Honda claims this upgrade will do? besides fix error codes?
#1424 of 1535 Re: Good news from this owner [valaxman]
Sep 27, 2012 (11:40 am)
P2000 is a failed catalytic converter and has nothing to do with your IMA light.
Find out what other codes you have that may be lighting the IMA light. Your 2005 IMA battery is warrantied until sometime later this year if you have less than 80,000 miles. California vehicles are 10 year, 150,000 miles. If you have a P1447, P1449 or some other errors, you are eligible for a replacement battery.
The software update for a P1420 or P2000 reprograms the car to be less sensitive to the efficiency of the catalytic converter and it may actually correct the problem (turn off the check-engine light).
Lastly, 2003-2005 Civics are different than 2006-2011 Civics. The 2003-2005 models do not have a problem with software upgrades, just the 2006-2011 cars do.
#1425 of 1535 Re: This Problem Began in 2000 [gremlin1]
Sep 29, 2012 (1:12 am)
I bought 2 honda civic 2006 hybrid
both got the same malfinctions:
1-they could not climb a hill if they stopped while climbing, i.e. they couldnot resume climbing after the stop!
2-when autostop runs the aircondition fails
I asked a freind who owns civic hybrid 2008 and he said that he is suffering the same with his car!!!
it seems that this is general problem in honda civic hybrid 2006-2009
any body knows the solution??
#1427 of 1535 Re: IMA issues with 2010 Honda Civic Hybrids [therosc]
Oct 01, 2012 (12:19 pm)
The problem you described is very similar to what I experienced with my 09 HCH. It had an update applied around the time the battery failed and now I'm lucky to get over 38 MPG in town and over 35 on the highway. Had 47/55 for the first 2 years. Check out my previous posts on this thread about the higher than usual RPM and different gear ratio. Does your HCH seem to rev higher than it used to?
Going on 18 months of back and fourth with the dealer & Honda with no resolution. Honda CS is useless and has a very poor escalation procedure (non existant I should say) The "case managers" are a joke and refuse to do anything to help. I submitted a BBB report against them but doubt the issue will get fixed but might as well make the complaint public. I plan on opening a flickr account with screenshots of the problem occurring too.
No more Honda cars for me after this bad experience.
#1428 of 1535 Re: This Problem Began in 2000 [diab]
Oct 01, 2012 (12:56 pm)
Diab and others - please let me know if anyone starts a class aciton suit. I would join in.
I read of my first Prius battery replacement in all places "The Costco Magazine". The car was 11 years old if I remember. The dealer quoted a price of $2700+. The person who wrote the letter said that he contacted his Costco membership and found that if he ordered his replacement battery through them, he would get it for $500 less than the dealer quoter. Hope this bit of info might help someone out of warranty needing a new battery.
I got taken to the cleaners financially and emotionally on the Honda Hybrid that I bought.
#1430 of 1535 Re: Hybrid Battery Replacement Alternatives [sean_ny]
Oct 03, 2012 (10:47 pm)
When did they make the replacement for you? The batteries became Honda's proprietary property not too long ago - more ($) for them, less for everyone else, even less ($) for the owners...What was the charge, please, from hybridrevolt.com and what is their warranty? Is the warranty owner-transferable?
Sorry for the question-filled reply. I'm a bit suspicious after my history with Honda, the dealer, and my vehicle. Thank you for your information.
#1431 of 1535 Re: Hybrid Battery Replacement Alternatives [missdismayed]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 04, 2012 (10:29 am)
That was a bit of sneaky advertising disguised as a customer endorsement.
#1432 of 1535 Re: Hybrid Battery Replacement Alternatives [kirstie_h]
Oct 06, 2012 (4:29 pm)
My posting was a bit confusing. I did not own the Prius. Only the lemon 2000 Honda Insight Hybrid. I read a letter in the Costco Magazine where a guy had been quoted $2,740 plus tax for a new battery for his 2001 Toyota Prius. He got the quote from the dealer and was going to think about it. He read in the Costco magazine about a program offering members a 15% discount on parts and services at select dealerships. He went to the Costco website, located a dealer and saved almost $430 on that battery.
Just put this info out there in case it would benefit anyone - did not mean this info as an endorsement.
My Honda Insight went through 6 batteries and the last failure was just a few months out of warranty. The excuses given me were that 1) I drove it too much or 2) I didn't drive it enough, but never that Honda had a problem. And looking back, I believe (couldn't prove it) that I was given reconditioned batteries each time.
I would never buy another Honda hybrid. My transportation now is my 1985
Honda Civic that I bought new. It was the dependable car all the time I owned the 2000 Honda Insight which was just over 10 years.