Thanks for the
Thanks for the tip on clearing the check engine light on the '03 hybrid. Ours like everyone's I guess has gone on and off randomly over the years, but most recently I took it into the dealer so they could clear it, because I need to get my annual inspection and in this state they won't do it if the CE light is on. I hoped it might be the O2 censor which has been recalled so we'd get a free repair, but alas, the code came back as Hybrid Battery Corrosion and it would cost $2800 to replace. I'm not about to pay that on a 100k+ 9 year old vehicle, which is still running fine, so I left. Still I need to get my inspection done, so the light has to go off whether the car is technically fixed or not and they refused to reset it at the dealer. So, I'll likely give your method a try.
hi this is kimsok (mr.) now
hi this is kimsok (mr.) now i have problem with honda civic hybrid MD 2003 have is MIA 58 Charger / dicherge balance problem 69-3 ima system malfuntion so could you please tells me wath can i do?
I'm having the same issue
I'm having the same issue with my car. It has 113K miles but the engine was replaced in 2007. Should I get it checked out?
I have the problem of the
I have the problem of the check light and IMA light coming no. The system check light stays on, but the IMA light goes off once in a while.
I am driving it, but I face the inspection issue.
Has anyone had luck working with a non-Honda source for the battery repair or replacement option. Thanks.
This is update
This is update on my used 2003 Honda Civic Hybride.
I purchased this 2003 HCH around Dec 2010. At that time the totoal milage is 114308. It had no problem with anything at beginning.
The milage was around 37 to 40 Mile/Gallon using the highest Octane Gasoline. That milage is mostly for within City drive not much interstae-travel.
The IMA and Enginer Check light on about the same arounf June 2011.
The milage at the time was around 119443. Milage is around 37 Mile/Gallon.
I was driveing since then with IMA and Enginer Check light on. Now my Gas milage is around 42 to 45 Mile/gallon.
But I now drive between Austin and Dallas about once every three to four weeks. The driving time for each trip is about 3.75 hours.
I am try to fix this problem in order to pass state inspection.
I went to AutoZone, and got a free MCU code scan. Two codes shown up. P1420 aNS p1600.
I personally think so many IMA issues maybe the end results of several factors.
(1) Bad semiconductor power switch for charging circuit.
(2) Bad MCU itself or un-reliable conact in those MCU and external componet.
(3) Analog to digital (A/D) or digital to analog (D/A) functionality degrade or malfunction.
(4) bad quality or lousy battery and/or pachage.
(5) Bad assumption in system and software programing.
I think Honda already know the real issues most likely. It just try to patch up or hide the
potential PR nighmare and cost. Shame on Honda for not openly solving and doing the best
effort to solve issues. Toyota Privs seems does not have that many issues on their battery.