My 2004 HCH has approx. 91K
My 2004 HCH has approx. 91K on it. Last night, about halfway into my 3 hour drive home from San Diego, the check engine light and IMA light came on. They both stayed on all the rest of the way home. When I turned on my car this morning to go to work, only the check engine light was on and the IMA light was not. Any idea on what would cause this problem? I am worried about having to deal with the dealer who will mostly likely charge me way more money than needed for this issue. ANy suggestions?
I too have had continuing
I too have had continuing problems with the "engine warning light" on my 2003 HCH. I bought it at 40k km
and now it has almost 100k km. About 5000 km ago, my Honda dealer declared that the catalytic converter
may be faulty, as the engine warning light was turning on, turning off, etc. The cost to repair was given
at $3000 or so.
I've switched to a local repair shop, and on advice of the mechanic continue to drive with the engine warning
light glowing uncomfortably. I cannot detect any difference in the performance.
After 3 years of ownership, I'm convinced that I was an idiot to buy the HCH. I certainly will NOT return
to the Honda dealership unless the problem is under waranty.
Civic Hybrid 2003, 80,000
Civic Hybrid 2003, 80,000 miles, standard -- Engine light and IMA light came on -- battery light also came on when I stopped the car. Took it to the dealer. They got best mechanic on it and were communicating with Honda. Said the sensors needed to be replaced. That's over $600. My question: do both sensors always need to be replaced or is it possible that only one sensor might need to be replaced? And can a mechanic only tell that after taking out the rear seat and checking manually, or does finding that out require a computer check? Thanks.
>Said the sensors needed to
>Said the sensors needed to be replaced. That's over $600. My question: do both sensors always need >to be replaced or is it possible that only one sensor might need to be replaced?
What sensor? O2 sensor (there are two)? Motor Commutation sensor (there are three)? Motor current sensor (there are three)?
O2 sensors (on the exhaust): maybe both or maybe just one. What error codes did you have?
Commutation sensors (in the electric motor) about $60 each and usually only one
Current sensors (behind the back seat) only one and I sell all three of them together for $100
For the second time in the
For the second time in the past 6 months, the engine and IMA lights have come on in my 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid (CVT). Both times it has been after the car has been parked for a week. The first time it was the coldest week of the year (highs between 7 and 15 degrees for a week) but this second time was normal spring week. In both instances the car appears to be driving and otherwise behaving normally.
After the first time this happened I immediately took it in to the dealer and paid them $65 to tell me that although the code was P1447 indicating battery pack deterioration, everything tested fine.
This time I went over the to Autozone and had them read the codes. They were P1600 and P1449. when they looked those up in the store, they couldn't find these codes specific to Honda. I've spent an hour trying to find these codes on the internet and so far no luck.
Any ideas what these codes are?
somehow I missed the post
somehow I missed the post just two before mine that says the P1600 and P1449 codes are Loss of KAM Power (Keep Alive Memory) Open Circuit and Evaporative Check Selenoid Circuit Malfunction, respectively.
The P1600 code seems to be a relatively generic one from what I've seen on the greenhybrid.com site but P1449 has several possibilities according to the site http://hondaaccord.wikidot.com/obd-codes
Battery Cell Overheating
Battery Module Individual Voltage Input Deviation
Battery Module Deterioration
Battery Module Deviation
I guess I have a potential battery pack problem at only 100K miles. but why does it only show up after the car has been parked for a while?