Honda Civic Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

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

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Honda Civic Hybrid Problems

Problem with the IMA Light on

The IMA light coming on is usually caused by a battery pack that is no longer charging correctly. Replacing the battery pack will turn off the IMA light.

Harsh Transmission Engagemnet After Engine Auto Stop

A harsh engagement of the automatic transmission may be noted after the engine auto stops. A software update for the powertrain control module (PCM) / constantly variable transmission (CVT) is available which may correct this issue.

Front door glass off track

On some models the drivers and or the front passenger door glass will come out of it's track. The door glass will have to be replaced to address this issue.

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Honda Civic Hybrid Questions

Replacing AC Compressor (1 answer)

Hi... Is replacing AC Compressor on Civic Hybrid is bit complex than other cars?
Should i look for specialized mechanics to get it done.

Kindly share your thoughts.

Im getting a rattling noise from my car engine (3 answers)

Im getting a rattling noise from my car engine and when checked with some mechanics they told that my A\C compressor needs to be replaced and will cost around 800-1000$.

Just wanted to check how can i proceed

have a repair to replace transmission clutch. need to know estimate. (1 answer)

was told transmission clutch needs replacing. need a quote.

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Honda Civic Hybrid Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

The Vehicle May Lose Electrical Power

The voltage converter that sends power from the integrated motor assist (IMA) system to the vehicle's electrical components may fail. This can cause the headlights to turn off, the vehicle to stall, or the engine not to start, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the voltage converter to correct this condition. This recall is expected to begin by March 18, 2011. The Honda recall number is R69.

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Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

The car is a piece of crap. I have had problems with the car from the time that I bought it. The tires wore out in 6 months, the door locks did not work, the break system failed (at a cost of $3,000) the windows stopped working, on an on. I feel cheated because I thought Hondas were reliable- able to go $200,000 without a serious problem. I will never buy another Honda, ever.
My '04 hybrid was put on the road September 2004. Currently odometer reads 53,162. Mostly local driving with several 400 to 600 mile round trips annually. It does not ride like a Honda Odyssey but it does get better fuel economy and the ride is acceptable. Typically, fuel economy is 35mpg during AC usage months and 41mpg in cooler months. Fuel formulation because of regional ozone non c...
168,000 miles averaging 49 mpg (mostly highway). Second set of tires about ready for replacement. Original plugs, brakes, etc.; only change the fluids regularly. Last summer replaced the a/c compressor which I run year round. Check engine and IMA lights come on when the temperature drops but go away when it warms up. Dealer can't figure it out! If/when the battery dies, I'll see how long ...

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