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Old 04-14-2012, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question IMA battery warranty ?

I've just had the IMA battery replaced in my 2001 Insight by a main Honda dealer in the UK, but they were unable to advise how long the warranty is.

They have said they will check with Honda UK, but in the meantime,please could anyone either in the UK or US let me know what they have been told when using a Honda main dealer to supply + fit a new IMA battery.

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can tell you the BB battery I fit is 2 year RTB.

The UK is prob max one year.

What was the final price inc fitting you paid, and have you kept your old battery it is your property. We need the old batteries to have cells for recon packs later.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In the US, dealer warranty on "retail" hybrid batteries is 3 years/36k miles.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I can tell you the BB battery I fit is 2 year RTB.

The UK is prob max one year.

What was the final price inc fitting you paid, and have you kept your old battery it is your property. We need the old batteries to have cells for recon packs later.
I'll advise cost when we meet at Glossop. As part of the deal with Honda UK, they insisted on keeping the part changed eg 1D010PHM003.
Now I'll tackle Honda about getting a 3yr warranty as per the US .......
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In the US, dealer warranty on "retail" hybrid batteries is 3 years/36k miles.
That's on the $3000 batteries. The $2400 batteries are 1 year.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does anyone have a Better Battery installed? How has it worked out for you? It looks like mine is fading fast. I only have 135k but, because honda replaced it in 06 they will not warranty the second one. I think I read that someone else had the same problem. I can't fight Honda I just want my car running good again. I am new to the forum so any help would be great. Dan owner of a 2002 honda insight I owned an insight when insight were not cool.....
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I only have 135k but, because honda replaced it in 06 they will not warranty the second one.
That's certainly not the warranty policy that many of us experienced (my battery pack has been replaced twice under warranty). If your car was sold new more than 10 years ago, then the battery pack warranty has expired. If your car is not more than 10 years old and doesn't have a salvage title, I would contact American Honda to complain about your valid battery pack warranty not being honored.

Recent Honda warranty battery packs don't seem to be holding up very well. But even if you got just a couple of years' use out of it, I think it would be worth fighting for.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I did as you said and called Honda Inc. Well the person I talked with was very nice but, would not say anything other than yes my 10 ten years is not up until Sept. 2012. I will call you back Monday the 23rd. I feel the same as you honor your warranty. And, don't give me a hard time and make me fight for it. Anyway thanks for the help! Dan
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I bought a new 2003 insight from a dealer in 2004. Then had the IMA battery replaced under warranty in 2007 @88,000. Does Honda warranty the replaced battery for 10 more years? My IMA light has been on for about 2 weeks now, but the car seems to be running normally.
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Pacmat,
I keep pushing the issue and got the battery replaced. Thanks to Art Isbell on this site. I looked up my SB from honda and used them to beat them over the head with there own words. The SB are 06-057 should cover SC, 06-027 covers those states missed by 57 and 06-085 covers warranty extension to 157,000 miles or ten years. I held my ground with honda national and they said I was right. So I got my second replacement IMA. If you need more help let me know. You need to get it fixed asap. It made a big difference. Best of luck.
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