Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failures are not uncommon. The IMA battery will require replacement when it fails.
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2002 Honda Insight
2002 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.
2002 Honda Insight Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2002 Honda Insight Questions and Answers
how to removethe bottompiece ofwindow trim on the drivers door
what are the plus/minus push or cancel buttons on the lower left of the dash for...can't find an answer in the book
On my 2002 Honda Insight, the Gas gage does not work. What causes this condition?
what are the potential causes that could trigger the IMA light? Car has 122000 miles.
little over 100k auto,check engine and ima light came on driving highway.codes pulled up,p1456,p1449.just happened today,12/29/10.could feel power loss compared to before lights came on.
2002 Honda Insight Reviews
My 2002 Insight is awesome but my mileage NOW is only 44/m/p/g-and it used to be like 53-It had 2 transmissions replaced and is currently experiencing the bucking/deceleration-main.light on-then oil light comes on but there's oil in the car.Why did the mileage drop? Does it need an altitude adjustment since I bought it in a sealevel state? I love my little rocket-ship and it's only got 103,000 miles-were you all out of it in 2002?