Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failures are not uncommon. The IMA battery will require replacement when it fails.
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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.
A binding gas cap can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Replacing the filler neck is needed for this repair.
2004 Honda Insight Questions and Answers
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