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Honda Insight Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

IMA computer software failures. Depending upon the computer it will have to be replaced or updated with a software update from Honda.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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A binding gas cap can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Replacing the filler neck is needed for this repair.

Honda Insight Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULES WERE NOT PROPERLY WELDED AND MAY NOT DEPLOY IN A COLLISION.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2006

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, April 5, 2004

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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.

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Honda Insight Questions and Answers

jdecaloger, 2000 Honda Insight, Ipswich, MA

cannot locate interior air filter

bookink, 2000 Honda Insight, Dundalk, MD

How often are these estimated costs updated? I contacted 2 shops and am getting quotes almost double

Visitor, 2000 Honda Insight, Holly Ridge, NC

vehicle stutter steps at various speeds, does fine when accelerating

Visitor, 2000 Honda Insight, Seattle, WA

and how much does it cost to replace the battery, is it easy to take it to a mechanic?

HondaInsight2000, 2000 Honda Insight, Ames, IA

Maybe, I think the problem are there are in the deposit of fuel?..please help me

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Honda Insight Reviews

2010 Honda Insight

Visitor, Keene, TX, January 27, 2013 11:42

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

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

Great inexpensive lease -36 months, with 35 payments of $210, tax was the only out of pocket when I picked it up. You've seen gas prices, so the 41.5 MPG cut my weekly bill in half. In my opinion it's better on long commutes - around town it's very crude compared to the Prius.

The problem I'm having is it didn't pass NYS inspection due to "emission sensors"; so I'm off to the dealer next week to seek warrantee service with 11K miles on it. Anyone else have that problem?

My car runs great after it warms up. It's a little jerky before that. I am getting 50 mpg on average. On certain trips I get over 60 mpg. What a savings. I have driven 25,000 miles the first year.

City mileage is consistently in the high 40s... same with highway. If driven carefully low 50s are possible. The transition from regenerative braking to friction braking at low speeds is not as smooth as the Prius system which is seamless. First year of operation has been flawless. Moderate road noise, as with most Hondas.

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