Hi, we are having problems with our 2006 civic hybrid. At times when you need to accelerate the car just will not. You might expect this with a hybrid, not much power, but this is a relatively new problem-the last year or so, and Honda is not willing to help us. We really feel that the car is unsafe to drive. Thanks for your help in finding an unbiased person to give us an idea of what they think the problem might be.
No power upon acceleration on 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
by civic hybrid in Tulsa, OK on September 26, 2010
ANSWER by patrick mannion , September 26, 2010
I actually like the Civic hybrid. Are there any codes stored in the ECU or pending codes. Call Honda North America's customer service see what they have to say . Is there any good independent repair shop that specialize in Honda in your area. There is a professional service called Identafix. http://www.identifix.com/info/about_us.htm They only deal with professional repair shops. They are in the Minnesota 651-633-8007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 651-633-8007 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Your auto repair shop do all their diagnosis tests, and discuss your problem with a team of professional technicians great service cheap and very bright people.If the repair shop that are repairing your car are stumped this is a great service. This company only deal with automotive repair shops and don't ansewer questions for the general public.
ANSWER by jindesu , November 25, 2011
I own this car for 5 years now. When ever I need extra burst of power, I downshift from D to S (sport mode). This force-increases the CVT gear ratios to provide more power. Once you're at your desired speed, click the stick back to D. Kind of like downshifting on a manual, except you don't have to worry about the clutch. It's a CVT, it can handle it. Been doing for 5 years and 132,000 miles now with no problem on the tranny.