I have a 2003 Honda Civic
I have a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with 41,350 miles on it. Bought it and live in CA. For a few months, the IMA System Indicator Lamp and Malfunction Indicator Lamps have been on, and the IMA battery is clearly losing its ability to hold a charge, but the car still runs fine. Dealer told me IMA battery replacement will be $3500. Does anyone know if Honda Finance will finance it? (I'm assuming my warranty won't cover it.) I'd rather do that than finance a new or used car. I have no objections to replacing battery, good car, excellent workhorse, and can be towed with 4 wheels on the ground behind RV. Thanks.
I too have a 2003 HCH. It
I too have a 2003 HCH. It has over 160,000 miles on it. The IMA came on 2 years ago, and I was told the same thing about replacing it, blah blah. Well, I can't afford to, so I didn't. I still get about 40 mpg (same as it's been for years, actually), the battery still charges, and I haven't really had any issues. In fact, the IMA light comes on, stays there for a few days, goes off. I won't see it for months, then it pops up and does the same thing. The exhaust light also comes on occasionally, then goes off (not the gas cap, I always check that). Anyway, I am planning to get a new car this summer, but seriously, I am not too concerned about the lights. My car still drives great, gets the same pretty good mileage (and the MPG still goes up into the mid-40s when I'm driving long-distance highway miles...) and I have no complaints. I don't think Honda really knows how long the battery will last. But I am gonna drive it until I find out! :)
So Jocelyn, I'll let you know if I find out, and you let me know if you get there first!!
My car has 107k miles and
My car has 107k miles and the IMA light went on, I took my 2007 to the dealer and they replaced it with no charge. Clawson Honda in Fresno was very helpful, I directed them to this blog to show my concerns. They said it should last another 100k miles or so.
I have a 2005 Honda Civic
I have a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid with about 102k miles. I live in CA and the check engine and IMA lights just went on. I added HID lights to the headlights about 3 weeks ago. Should I remove these lights before going into the dealer?
Would there be any issues having HID lights?
Besure to file a complaint
Besure to file a complaint about the ima and batteries at the nhtsa under vehicle. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml
Hello, I have a 2005 Honda
Hello, I have a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid with less than 46,000 miles on it. Today when I was moving it, street cleaning reason, I noticed that the Engine Light was on, the battery and the IMA was on as well. I don't know if it has to do with the fact that I have not been driving it every day. Just, maybe once a week and just for like 10 min back and forth to my destination. Plus, there is no secret, it has been so cold here in San Francisco. Please help, I don't know if I should take it to the delear and If I have to pay if the battery needs to be replaced. Thank you.
PS. The IMA reader is in low, so the battery has not charged at all. Is low.