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Old 09-19-2005, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"But Honda’s Takemoto said no American consumer has yet to pay for a battery replacement on Honda’s oldest hybrid, the Insight. Some Insights have traveled 200,000 miles now, he said, and all batteries that have been replaced have been covered by warranty."

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think a few members in this forum who have had to pay, at least partially, for their replacement battery and battery management sytems.

One member of the Honda yahoo group, (username: Ferguson Foont) is another person that comes to mind. He was originally quoted something like $8,200 to have the battery replaced, but later the price was reduced to $2,600 as a goodwill gesture from Honda.
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He was originally quoted something like $8,200 to have the battery replaced, but later the price was reduced to $2,600 as a goodwill gesture from Honda.
The battery pack wasn't even $8,200 when the Insight first came out! It was more like $3,000.
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On a similar question, how much does Honda now charge to replace the battery (and all the stuff that goes with it)?
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Freguson paid the $2600 earlier this year. I don't remember the exact month.

Most people who have had replacement batteries (and related management systems) have had it covered in full by Honda.
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Thanks for the link. If my battery ever fails I will take the article with me to the dealer. I also believe those that have had their battery replaced said the new batteries were actually refurbished packs. I wonder if they are doing the same thing as members on this board have done (replacing bad cells). Have fun, Rick
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I think that all the people that have paid for battery replacements should download the article and go see the dealers for a refund, or get the guy to retract his statement.
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Does anybody have a copy of the Honda Executive that made the comment that "no American has had to pay for a battery replacement"

I can't find it. I tried the link above, but it's talking about something different.

Has any body paid for a replacement yet? if so, how much.

We need to get this information so that when we need our batteries replaced all the information would be easy to get.
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Ours has been / is being replaced right now...under warranty. Our genius dealer put the battery in but forgot to install the BCM and MCM with it. Those go in next weekend. I believe our service adviser said it would have been about $5k for the parts. That incudes all three parts, not including labor. If you have a newer Insight, only the battery has to be replaced. I think that's around $2500.
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I had to pay. But I bought it at some hole in the wall used car dealership (Mexico Auto Sales) with 90,000+ miles. I paid $8000 and the battery/computer gave out on the drive home. We fought the dealership and paid for half ($2000) the cost.
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