Honda Insight Repair and Maintenance

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

Honda Insight Problems

Intergrated Motor Assist Battery Fail

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

Shudder From CVT Transmission

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.

Software update for IMA computer
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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Honda Insight Questions

Light says charging problem I recently replaced engine battery and light still o (1 answer)

Is the hybrid system the problem

Why A/C stops working when a Honda Insight (2010) stops/ is not moving? (2 answers)

This is the first summer I drive with a Honda Insight and I noticed the AC stops working while the car does not move. Why does it happen? Any connection to the ECO button?

Does engine go if belts breaks?? (3 answers)

$1800 for full tune up at 100,000 miles was told if belt breaks engine would be gone

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Honda Insight Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which over time could cause the inflator to rupture. If this happens, it would spray metal fragments upon deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Honda Recalls 2006-2007 Models Due to Incorrect NHTSA Contact Information in Owner's Manual

Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.

Honda Recalls Certain 2000-2002 Civic and Insight Vehicles for a Low Beam Headlight Issue

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.

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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.
In September of 2010, I chose to buy a car HONDA INSIGHT, as between the various brands that offered similar vehicles with low fuel consumption and equipped with innovative technology, I decided to put the utmost confidence in this car maker who enjoyed, and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. In order to buy the car, I went to the Honda's Agent, at that time, present in my city, after ...
I bought the Honda insight in April 2011, today is January 26/2012(20 months)I have over 52,000. I drive 104 miles roundtrip to work. The best performan was 67 mpg runing at 50 mph. I went to California twice an the average roundtrip 46 mpg at 70 mph, every trip was over 5,000 miles. This is a wonderful car. No problems

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