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  1. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Sad to report that after just turning 180K my 2005 red CVT is on life support. I'm the original owner purchased 6/2005 in Los Gatos, CA. It's been my daily commuter car though I haven't driven it as much in the last 5 years. Friday Oct 5 - oil changed, tires rotated and cabin filter replaced...
  2. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My not-Honda, six-year-old replacement battery is bottoming out at small hills and today I got the first IMA warning. Time to replace? Where do you get a replacement?
  3. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    A Cautionary Tale?.... My situation: G1 2000 Insight, Original IMA battery, purchased/installed new IMA BB battery early 2014, some problems within 2 years, Hard IMA light by 2.5 years. Presently owner of a $2000 "paperweight" (that LOOKS like an IMA battery). This is just a discussion. Perhaps...
  4. Problems and Troubleshooting
    My 2002 Insight CVT joined the IMA/Check Engine light club last week. I disconnected the BCM using info from this forum and HybridAutomotive.com Battery Bypass instructions. This also served to get me familiar with the battery replacement procedure. I really miss the IMA performance boost...
  5. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I am new to this forum and looking for help with my honda insight. I have 2001 Honda Insight 127k miles. Its IMA light is on error code is P1447 I took this to dealership and below is the description of problem: Found IMA Module deterioration and charge discharge problems. Recommendation is...
  6. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I'm a newbie here so please let me know if there's a better forum area to post my request. Thanks in advance! I own two 2001 Insights that both need IMA battery upgrades. The dealers want to charge outrageous money to replace the batteries. They both had their batteries replaced in the...
  7. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello all, I have a 2006 MT Insight w/ 1423XX miles on it. On my way to work the other day my battery was doing a recal. As the battery bars approached the top the IMA light and check engine light came on. Since then the Battery has remained at full charge (it may have lost one bar since then)...
  8. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I feel quite fortunate. I purchased my '01 5 speed in August with 120,000 kms on it, and have only driven it about 1,200 km, and a lot of it on a hilly road. It has been fun to have so far. Last week the IMA light came on, and I found a P1447 code with an OBD2 code reader. The Assist and...
  9. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Help, My car is the one that had the pop and smoke several months ago. Threw the code on the way to work today. Not finacially able to pay the 1500.00 plus for a new or rebuilt pack. Do I have any options other than turning of switch and disabling BCM. I've read that a guy could charge the...
  10. Problems and Troubleshooting
    There was an auction in my area and I purchased a 2001 Insight,auto, 230K. I know nothing about the vehicle so I was hoping someone could help me. Upon test driving the car, I noticed where the battery level was it was showing no lines at all. The battery icon was on and the check engine light...
  11. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2000 Insight, manual transmission. I bought it two years ago, when gas was over four bucks a gallon. It has a salvage title, but has had zero problems and got a clean bill of health from the dealer before I bought it. These days I drive very little, and what driving I do is...
  12. Troubleshooting and Problems
    Hello, I have a 2000 Insight, manual transmission. I bought it two years ago, when gas was over four bucks a gallon. It has a salvage title, but has had zero problems and got a clean bill of health from the dealer before I bought it. These days I drive very little, and what driving I do is...
  13. Hybrid-Battery-Repair
    I had my second IMA battery failure at 124,000 miles last week. The Honda dealer told me that the first battery replacement (at 100,487 miles in 2006) was only warranted for one year and I would have to pay almost $3,000 for a replacement. This didn't make sense but they were firm in their...
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