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Honda Accord, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#2 of 33 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid IMA batteries [r_ace1]
Dec 28, 2009 (9:36 am)
It really depends on what kind of terrain you are driving.
Can you charge the battery at home? No. There is a charger available for 2000-2006 Honda Insights, but not for other models yet.
#3 of 33 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid IMA batteries
Dec 28, 2009 (11:15 am)
Please keep us posted with updated info. on Accord Hybrid IMA battery. Thanks.
#4 of 33 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid IMA batteries [viet]
Dec 29, 2009 (12:37 pm)
Remember that the battery is functionally identical to the Civic battery. There is quite a bit of discussion in the Civic Hybrid forum.
#5 of 33 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid IMA batteries [Ogre_GEV]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:08 pm)
Thanks for your instruction. Do you think the Accord IMA battery should last long for many years? I heard Toyota hybrid battery lasts very long for 150K - 200K miles.
#6 of 33 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid IMA batteries [viet]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:27 am)
Based on my experience with other Honda batteries, I expect it to last an average of 7 years if the car is driven frequently, and three years if driven infrequently. Mileage has nothing to do with the longevity.
Aug 31, 2010 (6:12 pm)
My car seems to be unable to switch between the gas and electric engines at lower speeds. My gas mileage is lousy (averaging 23 m intown where it used to be 26 ... even that wasn't anything to brag about). The battery symbol never seems to be full; why is that? Has anyone had this experience?
Also, on a road trip doing 75, I watched the miles per gallon drop from 34 to 24... I was horrified!!! The Honda dealer has no answer to this, and I'm leaving on a 2,000 mile road trip in 3 days. Help!
#8 of 33 IMA Battery Replacement in 2005 Accord Hybrid
Nov 04, 2010 (12:46 pm)
All I've read about on IMA battery replacement has been negative so wanted to pass along my 'good' experience.
IMA battery and engine lights came on 2,000 miles past warranty. Had the battery replaced at the dealership at a cost of $3,500. Was reimbursed $3,000 through American Honda Motor Company. The $500 is still pricey but much better than what I originally paid. The car was purchased and resides in FL. Not sure if special consideration given due to the extreme heat in our area.
#9 of 33 Re: IMA Battery Replacement in 2005 Accord Hybrid [silver_streak]
Nov 09, 2010 (7:59 am)
I've a 2005 Accord Hybrid also and it is also 2000 miles past warranty. Believe or not, I'm also lived in FL (orlando). The IMA light cames on this morning accompanied with the malfunction light. I'm planning to bring the car in, please share on how you get your AHMC reimbursed?
#10 of 33 Re: IMA Battery Replacement in 2005 Accord Hybrid [accord_h]
Nov 10, 2010 (6:47 am)
I called American Honda Customer Service and they opened a case with a case manager. 800-999-1009. Told them what was happening with the car (had taken it to the dealership for a diagnostic) and faxed them a copy of the battery replacement invoice from the dealership. The process took about 6 weeks but there was a complication of our dealership being sold between the time we purchased the new battery and the claim was opened. There's no impact on how the claim is processed whether or not you go ahead and have the battery replaced before the claim is finalized. I found the case manager to be very helpful - staying in touch with update calls. Hoping your outcome is as good (or better!) than mine.
#11 of 33 Re: IMA Battery Replacement in 2005 Accord Hybrid [silver_streak]
Nov 10, 2010 (10:27 am)
Thanks for your help. It is start getting a bit annoying to me. Just last month I've to replace my Noise Cancelation Speaker from the 2005 Accord hybrid out of my own packet. Again, thnaks for the info.