Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failures are not uncommon. The IMA battery will require replacement when it fails.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Honda Insight
2001 Honda Insight
2001 Honda Insight Problems
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.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission control solenoid failure. This is more common in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during the winter.
A binding gas cap can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Replacing the filler neck is needed for this repair.
2001 Honda Insight Recalls (Recent)
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULES WERE NOT PROPERLY WELDED AND MAY NOT DEPLOY IN A COLLISION.Learn more »
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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.