We've heard this is a common problem for these hybrids 2002-2005. During deceleration, the synchro piston disengages the lift-mode rocker arm so that the valves remain at rest, effectively sealing off the cylinder. When the interior temperature is stable, air conditioning is provided by the battery solely. Also, when the transmission fails, I have almost gotten in a serious accident on the freeway. I will contact Honda Customer Service and complain like hell.
A Group N spec Honda Civic hybrid raced in the and took second in class. The transmission failed again at 124,700 miles. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Clean the bolt while fluid is draining has a magnetic end which attracts metal particulates. Unknown to me, it came that way from the dealer. The engine would start just fine but the car would not move.
The failure mileage was 117,000. A couple Honda Dealerships acknowledged the problem. An additional compressor that is powered by the petrol engine also engages if rapid cooling is required. I will never buy a Honda again…… Update from Sep 12, 2014 : Also, when the transmission fails, I have almost gotten in a serious accident on the freeway. Stevens Creek Honda cleaned the transmission with a special detergent and replaced the fluid. When compared with Insight, a wider tire improves stability at highway speed. I could manage to drive it to a safe spot before the car failed completely.
Car and Driver found the car, when compared with previous generation, faster, offered greater refinement, quieter at highway speed, has a stiffer body and a revised suspension that handles bumps better and quietly. I had the transmission fluid changed ahead of schedule and the problem went away. Hybrid badging used in the 2001—2005 generation An electric motor is sandwiched between the gasoline engine and the transmission, providing up to 13 horsepower. What can we do to get Honda America to treat us to the same recall that japan has? When I arrived at our agreed on time at his place he and the car were not there, I called his cell and he said he would be there in15 minutes, after a half hour I left and when I called him again he said his battery died but he was ready, but at that point I was not. Honda will certainly hear from me today. The regular maintenance had been done in my car but I didn't know about the transmissions failures of the Honda hybrids until now.
The transmission initially failed at 54,300 miles. The Los Angeles Times reported in May 2012 that at least 36 small-claims lawsuits had also been filed against Honda over alleged false advertisement of gas mileage. The new battery is 5 kW more powerful, 9 kg 20 lb lighter and takes up 36% less space. The service tech said they checked the vehicle and could not replicate the issue and said they found nothing wrong with it. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The mechanic found metal all through the flywheel assembly and transmission. I feel like I'm being gauged by the dealerships and the manufacturer who is refusing to address this issue-among many other ones.
Beck Arnley Automatic Transmission Filters are patterned after the original equipment automatic transmission filter and are manufactured from the best quality components using advanced production methods for a more efficient performance and reliable robustness. When the car is braked harder, the conventional brakes are activated. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557151338673 ; listingsSearchManager. Archived from on 21 September 2007.
The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The mileage is quite low for this problem, 133,000. I did some research and found out that they knew there was a problem with this transmission. The problems have to do with bucking on acceleration, juddering on acceleration, and the car moving in reverse when the gear is in drive and now a noise is coming from inside the transmission. This is the third problem I have had with the car in the three years I have had it. The failure mileage was 185,000.
The car performed normally again. Archived from on 7 October 2011. When the light turned green, the car would not move. The battery can charge and discharge more rapidly and efficiently though the total capacity is reduced from the Insight's 6. I have taken it to the dealer and they are aware of the failure, but are only willing to help me with 25% of the bill because I performed my own transmission fluid change and the warranty is up. In addition, the contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. I am truly disappointed in Honda.
Dept of Energy-Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center. This is really a big problem. Put new fluid in approx 4 quarts. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Buying a used 2005 Honda Civic transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. The twenty-four hour race is held around the Nürburgring, one of the world's most grueling courses.
Only for the problem to return. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. I would have the fluid replaced more that normal during service visits. This is a very dangerous problem. However, the Settlement Administrator has already begun to review claims and began mailing checks last month to those with validated claims. If this does not get repaired, my transmission could fail completely, and at any time. Honda makes quality vehicles with very good reliability, my other car is also a hch 2005 with a manual trans and absolutely no problems.