Same thing happens with my
Same thing happens with my 2008 HCH except, I have to jump my battery. The car won't start. So frustrating.
I also had the software ?upgrade?, because using the car in the Summer was causing the main battery to not charge and since the change, the battery stays charged BUT my gas mileage has depleted considerably. I didn't notice a difference in power.
Got the deaded IMA fault at
Got the deaded IMA fault at about 43k on my 2009 HCH. Having the same issues decreased fuel mileage, poor a/c operation and very sluggish (almost unsafe) acceleration. Never have come close to the EPA mileage numbers before or after repairs. I average about 32mpg. This is all after Honda replaced the IMA battery, controller and software update. Bummed I didnt buy a regular civic and saved the money. What can we do as angry customers?
Thanks for the discussion
Thanks for the discussion thread. Traded my 2009 HCH today for top Black Book value. Will sleep very well tonight knowing I will not see the dreaded IMA light in my new car.
Reading this site causes me
Reading this site causes me great distress.
I live in Melbourne Australia and all the problems with low fuel milage, change of software, hi reving with low power, battery going down and recharging, lack of action from Honda with them saying there is an update to fix the problems (which only made it worse) and this morning the IMA light coming on, I am at a loss of where to go. Australia unlike the USA doesn't have as many Hybrids and a class action there would help but! I think it would be to late for me.
i bought a 2007 Honda Civic
i bought a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid and IMA battery light went on at 10,066 miles, did the software update at 17,115 miles , then at 24,082 IMA battery bad again, Honda knowingly and intentionally sold me a car with battery problems and failed to disclose such information to me at the time of the transaction into which i would not have entered into if the information had been disclosed to me. That is why they do not tell you the car has battery problems.and continuly to do so. I also bought the extended warrenty. The seat will not stay at height you put it. and they refuse to fix it. Car had rust when i bought it. The software update states "Frequent stop-and-go drivig during warm weather will deteriorate IMA battery". I live in south Texas. I HAVE A CAR I CAN NOT USE OR THE BATTERY WILL DETERIORATE.
I bought a brand new 2004
I bought a brand new 2004 HCH and I have had nothing but good luck with the car. I don't do the schedule maintenance change of oil or any other maintenance. In fact my first change of oil was at 75K miles.
at 105k miles, I replaced the AC compressor and change transmission oil and flush the coolant from the radiator. I have replaced the tires 2 times. I never wash the car nor clean the inside. It is my beater car for local uses. I got a tax break and financed it for 60 months with 0 percent down payment and 0 percent interest. This beautiful car goes and goes and goes. I have unlimited power for up hills and get a nice 44 miles per gallon efficiency. From reading the blog It seems all the problems arise from the software updates and the car been built mostly on 2009.
I almost bought a 2012 civic hybrid again, but instead I bought the v6 EXL 4 door sedan without the navigation system. I just happened to find this website that sells the IMA battery pack for only $2000. I hope this helps for those of you that need new IMA battery replacement. Here is the Link http://www.hybrid-battery.com/hch2/new.html
Good luck people!!