2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid

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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Problems

Problem with the IMA Light on

The IMA light coming on is usually caused by a battery pack that is no longer charging correctly. Replacing the battery pack will turn off the IMA light.

Harsh Transmission Engagemnet After Engine Auto Stop

A harsh engagement of the automatic transmission may be noted after the engine auto stops. A software update for the powertrain control module (PCM) / constantly variable transmission (CVT) is available which may correct this issue.

Front door glass off track

On some models the drivers and or the front passenger door glass will come out of it's track. The door glass will have to be replaced to address this issue.

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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Questions

Need to do work and/or replace my IMA battery. (2 answers)

Do to the extensive publishings on issues, mileage and age caps for warranties, I'd rather not replace the IMA with another 2004 battery. Can I use a current years instead?

Also, looking at car-parts.com, I'm unsure which parts to repair. Parts listed for 'battery pack', ' ...

car makes grinding noise when put in gear, forward or reverse. even when sitting (3 answers)

when put into any gear the car makes a ginding noise, even when sitting still.as if noise were coming off the flywheel.
The trans seems to be shifting find and does not appear to be slipping. Noise in stops instantly when put in park or neutral.

Is there a situation which would make the car not move forward, When given gas (1 answer)

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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Recalls

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

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My '04 hybrid was put on the road September 2004. Currently odometer reads 53,162. Mostly local driving with several 400 to 600 mile round trips annually. It does not ride like a Honda Odyssey but it does get better fuel economy and the ride is acceptable. Typically, fuel economy is 35mpg during AC usage months and 41mpg in cooler months. Fuel formulation because of regional ozone non c...
I bought my Hybrid in May of 2005. I have 171,000 on it at this time, and the only problem has been the shuddering at take-off due to bad clutches in the electric assist trans. Honda will not help with the replacement cost of around $1300. I have averaged 55MPG on the tankful on occasion, and am still at around 48 on the highway. I'm hoping that the clutch replacement being done tomorrow will ...

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