Bought my HCH09 in Dec 09
Bought my HCH09 in Dec 09 and it now has 49K miles. Have always been disappointed with mileage as I never got better than avg 33 mpg . I think an IMA software upgrade was probably done before I drove it off the lot. Had to replace the regular battery after a year (covered by warranty and it's possible they did another software update at that time) and have had 3 new sets of tires. Today the IMA light came on so I googled it and found this forum. Ack. Not looking forward to dealing with this but warranty materials show that the IMA battery should be covered. I've noticed the battery was very low when starting lately (past week) but seemed to charge up quickly and ac and auto idle stop have been working ok.
I just bought this car a few
I just bought this car a few weeks ago. Have not even made my first payment yet. No lights have come on but I am only averaging 35 MPG. I called Honda yesterday and am waiting on a return call. I am extremely frustrated especially since I am just reading this for the first time. Luckily I got the bumper to bumper until 93k miles but I expected better out of a Honda!
Im going to do what LCS said and complain to Consumer Reports and the BBB. If anyone wants an attempt at a class action suit I would definitely consider it...
Bought my 2009 Civic hybrid
Bought my 2009 Civic hybrid a few weeks ago. Haven't even started making the payments and my MPG has dropped to 35.
Called Honda and waiting to hear what they have to say. I have a 5 year warranty but I don't even want the car anymore!
I bought my 2009 hybrid 1
I bought my 2009 hybrid 1 year ago from the dealer. I have 59000 miles. It is a Honda certified vehicle and has a warranty but my check engine light came on and then about 2 minutes later the IMA light came on. Took it to the dealer next morning they gave me a software upgrade and told me I was all good. I drove about 1/2 mile down the road and BOTH lights came back on. I turned around going back to the service department and they now tell me I need a new IMA battery. I am lucky because it is under warranty. My gas mileage is not what I would have hoped. 35 HW 34 city. I am not impressed with the car.
My wife and I bought a Honda
My wife and I bought a Honda certified used 09 Civic Hybrid with 38,000 miles on it. Everything was great for the first tank of gas, we got 45 mpg. The next tank of gas it dropped to 35 mpg. The third tank we were down to 26-27 mpg. Took it in to the dealer and they did a software update. It didn't change the mileage. Since then we have been back to the dealer numerous times and still no solution. Honda America basically said go screw yourself. I am SO disappointed with this car. We have had it a few months now and it is getting 26-27 mpg. I could have kept my SUV and gotten the same or better out of it. This car totally sucks and I will NEVER by another Honda hybrid. I tell every person I run into not to purchase a Honda hybrid. I am still debating on whether I want to go through the trouble of taking Honda to small claims court. A class action lawsuit isn't the answer. Nothing gets back to us the owners. Each of us needs to take them to small claims court. I would be willing to bet all of sudden something will get done with these cars at that point.