The ABS modulator (hydraulic unit) can leak air into the brake system and cause a low brake pedal. A new ABS modulator will be needed if it is diagnosed to be the source of the leak.
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Honda Accord Hybrid Problems
A chirping noise coming from the timing belt area can be caused by a misaligned, or tilted idler pulley.
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car. The water will usually leak onto the driver's or passenger's head when the car turns a corner.
The PCM can misinterpret misfire data and set a false Check Engine (MIL) light requiring a PCM update to repair.
Honda Accord Hybrid Recalls (Recent)
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Honda has recalled 2005 Accord, Odyssey, Acura RL, TL, TSX, and 2006 Ridgeline models because the fuel pump relay may fail. This can prevent the fuel pump from operating, which may cause the engine to stall or not start. Dealers will replace the fuel pump relay.
Honda Accord Hybrid Questions and Answers
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I have a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid that had a catastrophic part failure on the driver's side suspension. The part or parts broke and the wheel was folded back under the wheel well and fender a...
First: The car has been off for several hours. Next: Get in and start the car. Put in gear and start on your way. Problem is noticed when you need to stop. The force required to get the brakes to f...
The manual says transmission and brake fluids should be changed at 125,000 miles. The dealerships insists it needs to be done at 30,000 and 100,00 miles or 65,000 and 125,000 miles. I want to do ...
Getting a loud vibration and irritating, high pitched squeal upon deceleration. Occurs regularly at about 35mph and below. Loud vibration sounds as though it is originating under the hood. Accom...
Honda Accord Hybrid Reviews
DON'T I REPEAT DON'T BUY A HONDA HYBRID,, IF YOU WANT TO DRIVE IT MORE THEN 80,XXX MILES.. HYBRID BATTERY GOES OUT TO THE TUNE OF $3,000 DOLLARS...
Bought this 2005 Accord Hybrid with 23k on it. After 1 month started getting a very unpleasant vibration that shutters the whole car usually at 265902858 rPM, That equatrs to alot of normal speeds 23mph, 35-43 mph, 50-61mph. Honda could not fix it while under warranty. After the warranty expired they claimed replacing the torque converter would correct this situation, $2400 later--no help. I will copy and print and take it to my mechanic to see what he thinks of that.
Although the Honda Accord claims to be a gas saver and boosts a 26 city/37 highway accolade... we are only getting about 19-20 in the City. On major interstates with no hills we do claim a 34 mpg rating.
One major problem we had with the car with a vibrating noise. The Honda dealership in Dubuque here did not want to address the problem at first (still under warantee at the time) we did our own research and found out it was a harmonic speaker vibrator in the front dash. It is a noise cancelling system Honda uses to deaden any engine/road noise. Eventually after calling Honda directly, the local dealership did replace the parts. It was a 6 month headache getting to that point though.
If your car makes a vibrating noise this is problem the problem. It sounds like you are constantly driving over those bumps that make you wake up if you are sleeping. Usually the noise comes at around 40mph or higher.
Engine light also comes on every few thousand miles or so -- Honda dealship says this is just a bad sensor that is way in the engine and hard to get to. Unplugging the battery for 5 minutes usually corrects this problem.
Overall, we are extremely unhappy with this car. Although it does drive like a dream -- the milage isn't there... something we wanted when we bought the car. Also another bad feature is that there is no spare tire... only a blow up doll type tire. (can't go far).
This car is a pleasure to drive and maintenance costs have been really low, even for a Honda.
Gas mileage is 26 in town and around 35 on highway with great acceleration.
Honda doesn't make the Accord Hybrid any more.
Gas mileage is better in the Honda Civic if you are interested in maxing that out