2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

2009 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.

Vibration From Steering Wheel When Brakes Are Applied

A vibration may be felt in the steering wheel upon brake application. Our technicians tell us that this condition is generally caused by warped front brake rotors. Replacement or re-machining of the faulty rotors will be necessary to correct this issue.

IMA Battery pack - replacement recommended.

I have had three episodes where the check engine and the IMA lights came on. Also noticed that the charge indicator on the battery would jump around wildly. Engagement of the IMA motor was herky jerky.
Dealer says that they have ordered a new IMA battery and will replace it under warranty.

Curious to see if this corrects the problem. My suspicion is that the battery was bad from the get go as this car has never performed as well as my 2...

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2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Questions

Is there anyway to improve the brake performance, like aftermarket parts? (2 answers)

Are there Honda or aftermarket brake pads or rotors that will improve the brakes on the Civic Hybrid? With 3 passengers, it is very hard to stop this car in a safe stopping distance.

car is making a popping noise underneath when you release or press gas padel (1 answer)

the noise comes and goes, when i press the gas and release it, pops like a gear or bolt is lose, it comes and goes. one mecanic said it sounds like a transmision mount or something inside the transmission is going bad
anyone with a honda civic hybrid with cvt transmission ever had this noise.

battery is dead quickly (2 answers)

if lights, even a dome light gets left on for 1/2 an hour, the battery goes completely dead- shouldn't the battery last longer than this? car had just been driven for 2 hours straight at 65mph just before this happened. it has happened a coupla times-just curious.

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2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

Have had the car for 11k miles and like my 2007 Civic IMA has never had one problem, ever! However, this year Hybrid seems a little slower off the line than the 2007. Also, gas mileage is not as good as it goes into battery preservation mode more often. Some things to remember about Hybrids and the Civic. This car does not like heavy loads, like four big passengers. In the mountains, and...

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