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Honda Civic Hybrid Problems

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Most Common Honda Civic Hybrid Problems

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.
Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct t...
On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
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2 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Brakes Problems

A vibration may be felt in the steering wheel upon brake application. Our technicians tell us that this condition is generally caused by warped front brake rotors. Replacement or re-machining of th...
The brake pedal may feel hard after a cold start at higher altitudes. Our technicians tell us replacing the power brake booster and updating the computer software should correct this concern.

1 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Drive Train Problem

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 avai...

1 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Electrical & Lights Problem

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.

2 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Engine Problems

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct t...
In some cases drive belt noise can be heard from the passenger compartment. Installing a new updated belt from Honda and rerouting the belt is needed will commonly correct this noise issue.

2 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The air/fuel sensor, located in the exhaust system, may be damaged by moisture in the exhaust resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacing the damaged air/fuel sensor and updating...
On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterprets data from the coolant sensor and sets a false Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is required for this repair.

0 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Maintenance Problems

6 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Miscellaneous Problems

On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.
Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.

3 Known Honda Civic Hybrid Suspension & Steering Problems

Front compliance bushings may crack and break. Damaged bushing should be replaced before damaged is done to suspension components.
A fluid leak may develop from one or both front suspension struts. Replacing the struts (usually in pairs) will be necessary to take care of the problem.
On some models the bump stop in the strut can cause a noise on turns. Replacement of the bump stop will fix this problem.

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Known Honda Civic Hybrid Problems & Complaints

Front compliance bushings may crack and break. Damaged bushing should be replaced before damaged is done to suspension components.
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.
Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.
Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct t...
The brake pedal may feel hard after a cold start at higher altitudes. Our technicians tell us replacing the power brake booster and updating the computer software should correct this concern.
On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
The air/fuel sensor, located in the exhaust system, may be damaged by moisture in the exhaust resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacing the damaged air/fuel sensor and updating...
On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterprets data from the coolant sensor and sets a false Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is required for this repair.
A fluid leak may develop from one or both front suspension struts. Replacing the struts (usually in pairs) will be necessary to take care of the problem.
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 avai...
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.
A vibration may be felt in the steering wheel upon brake application. Our technicians tell us that this condition is generally caused by warped front brake rotors. Replacement or re-machining of th...
On certain models the drivers seat bushings can wear out and the seat can rock back and forth. Replacing the bushings are needed to repair this issue.
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