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  1. Hybrid Revolt battery quality issues

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I purchased a First Gen MT Honda Insight with a Hybrid Revolt battery that had been purchased on 9-25-2013, and the IMA battery light come on 3 months prior to the warranty expiring, so I contacted Matt, and he sent me a replacement. I asked him if the replacement was of the same quality as the...
  2. 2001 Jane and Edwin need IMA help!

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I haven’t posted in what looks like maybe 6 years! I still have my two manual 2001 Insights, one with one of the first turbo mods we ever did in the forums (where a weld has failed) and the other stock. The problem I have which is common with both of them is that I now only drive maybe once...
  3. Referral Wanted - IMA/Battery Problem in LA, CA

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    IMA light on dash and battery is not charging or assisting in driving....HELP! Looking for an affordable and RELIABLE person or shop in the Southern California/Los Angeles area that can recondition my battery. Does anyone have some good trusted referrals? Or, do you know someone who can help...
  4. 2000 Insight Needing A New Battery (Suggestions?)

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello Everyone, I'm new to the Insight community and forums. I own a 04' HCH (but just bought a 2000 Insight for $2,500!) It is a 5 speed manual with 110,000 miles but needs a new battery. It has the error code P1447 which from reading is battery deteriation. I'm looking for some advice on...
  5. Repeated IMA battery replacements

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I've had a 2000 Insight for 10 years, with 62k miles. Three years ago I had to replace the IMA battery. It was under warranty, so it was free. A year later, it had to be replaced again. It was still under warranty, so it was still free. I asked them what the root cause of the problem was...
  6. Impact of Florida Heat?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    We are thinking about moving to Florida, and I'm actually down here house-hunting now. My battery is really taking a beating in this heat. I've read that heat is a huge tax on the battery. The only other time I have had this happen was a drive to Arizona around this time some years ago. I...
  7. Am I covered under warranty?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    2001 Insight, originally purchased 5/13/2001 in New Mexico. I got it in 2004, and it is now registered in Washington state. 92k miles. In 2008 the IMA light went on (codes P1601 & P1447), and dealer fixed it under warranty. I am getting P1600, P1447 and P1449 codes. Dealer in Everett WA says...