I too am an owner of an 03
I too am an owner of an 03 HCH and experiencing the judder problem. It began about a year ago. My check engine light is on, and my IMA light would come on and off for a while, but now is on steadily. I took my car to the Honda dealership I've always taken it to for maintenance and they told me that I need a new catalytic converter (at $1300) and a new hybrid battery (at $2700). They didn't address the judder issue at all. I've got 135k miles on the thing and was hoping that like other non-hybrid hondas, this car would last a good 200k miles. I'm taking it to a second honda dealer on Monday for their opinion. I'm in PA. Wondering if I'm covered under any warranty. Any recommendations from anyone out there?
Hopefully you have read the
Hopefully you have read the other posts and know you are out of warranty. If you still have the IMA check engine light on and the car is running fine other than the shudder. I would recommend you discontect the car battery to see if that will reset the indicators. If the catalytic converter goes bad it is supposed to be very loud worse than a broken muffle so it sound like your dealer may giving you bum scoop. My shudder problem has gone way down with cold weather but anticipate it will begin again this summer.
I'm An owner of a HCH myself
I'm An owner of a HCH myself And i'm having the same problem
I just wanted to kno the ** burnish ** would that hlep my car stop the shudder & if so for how long ?
How did you get Honda to pay
How did you get Honda to pay for the replacement? I have an 03 hch, came to a redlight and then car wouldnt go into gear, just revved RPMs. Had it towed to Honda dealer, they are still diagnosing but so far they have said possible Start up clutch or drive belt. I have 130k miles, any chance Honda would be covering any of the repair cost?
I've been looking at thir
I've been looking at thir thread with amazement. I also have a Honda CVT in the Jazz (you know it as Fit) Honda have the same deceptive approach in Australia. When the shudder started it was under warranty. They told me it eeded a new type of oil and would be OK. It did it again after it was out of warranty and they had to flush the oil again, and again later. Each time costing hundreds of $$$. Finally it is getting much worse and they say it has done too many miles (km actually) and not their problem. They string you along with empty rhetoric until you're out of warranty and cut you loose. If anyone starts a class action against Honda CVT's there are plenty of frustrated, badly treated and annoyed Honda owners in Australia. This should be worldwide. If they had a shred of decency they would hang their heads in shame. Shame Honda. Shame. Honda's slogan here is "It just works" Rubbish Should be "We just lie"
Okay i have an '05 HCH. It
Okay i have an '05 HCH. It pretty much has all the same problems as everyone elses. It shudders when going from a stop til around 10 mph. And when i slow down sometimes it does a weird lurching thing where the car just kind of jerks.
I'm around 160k miles so i'm obviously way over the extended warranty on mileage, but it seems that all of their "fixes" are only temporary. I don't want to invest $400 to get it burnished when the problem will only return after a short while. (not to mention any of the more expensive "fixes")
Has anyone heard of a more permanent fix? Or could i just keep driving and live with it? Will not fixing this lead to greater problems or just continue to be an irritation?
Mine is also worse during the spring and summer months. Does anyone know why it would be worse in the warmer months? Could it stem from a problem with a belt or something? Has anyone had that replaced?
Lets hope someone a lot more car savvy than me gets back to me on this. Haha
The shudder gets worse with
The shudder gets worse with the warm weather, the belts are warm and stretch easier. I have not seen anything posted that the shudder will cause further damage. I just plan to keep on driving and changing the oil and only required repairs.