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12-09-2011 09:51 PM #1
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- Dec 2011
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid "jolting"
I am looking to buy a used HCH and went to test drive on the other day. When starting to move it "jolted". It felt like someone dumped the clutch on a standard. (its an automatic). It did this basically ever time I started to move from 0mpg.
Also i noticed when i started to slow down and gently touched the brake it would jolt in the same manner.
I asked the owner and he told me it was a normal hybrid thing and starting was because it was switching between gas/electric and then slowing down was to charge the battery.
I believe that hybrids do those things but I didn't know if it was supposed to jolt when it did it.
Can someone please tell me, is this normal for HCHs or is it a bigger problem, like the transmission?