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2001 Honda Insight Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Honda Insight

2001 Honda Insight Problems

Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failures are not uncommon. The IMA battery will require replacement when it fails.

The automatic transmission (CVT) can have a "shudder" due to a worn start clutch. Replacing the start clutch should correct this type of shudder condition.

IMA computer software failures. Depending upon the computer it will have to be replaced or updated with a software update from Honda.

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2001 Honda Insight Questions

Two months ago the IMA battery light came on. When I took it to the dealer to be checked they said it was no longer working and was no longer under warranty and I was not going to spend the thousands of $$ for a new battery. It had already been replaced twice. Then the regular battery died a f...

why is my ima light continually on plus my check engine light as well.

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2001 Honda Insight Recalls

Honda recalled certain 2000-2002 Civic and Insight vehicles due to a low beam headlight issue. On affected models, the low beam terminal on the headlight switch wiring harness could overheat, causing the loss of low beam headlight function. Low beam head lamps that fail to operate can lead to a higher risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the headlight switch and wiring connector for signs of heat damage. If damage is present, the dealer will replace the switch and wiring connector. If no damage is present, the dealer will replace the headlight switch and one of the terminal pins in the wiring connector.

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULES WERE NOT PROPERLY WELDED AND MAY NOT DEPLOY IN A COLLISION.

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2001 Honda Insight Reviews

This Honda Insight has been great. Of course it needs oil changed every 5, 000 miles and new tires on the front end before winter. Averaged 52 miles to the gallon for 249,000 miles. Did not give any problem.

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