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  1. Starting trouble

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My 2000-1G doesn't like to start first -- or even second, or now third twist of the key. Yes, it eventually starts, but increasingly after a try or two or three. From other recent posts, I've talked about my weak IMA battery, and, yes, I need to get it reconditioned. So I'm guessing the weakness...
  2. Knocking sound when starting 2006 Insight CVT

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I just purchased a 2006 Honda Insight CVT that needs some work. When I try to start the car, it appears to turn over, but doesn't even stay running long enough to put it in gear. (maybe a second or two) There is also a knocking sound while trying to start it. The knock sounds rotational in...
  3. Randomly won't start, Assist stays on too long

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi everyone - was a member here many many years ago and have forgotten all my login info. Anyway, I'm an original owner, '06 CVT in Canada, about 90,000 miles, 100% stock. The main issue is that it randomly won't start. No lights on the dash, no sound turning the key. If I STOMP on the brake...
  4. Strange starting problem when engine hot

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I have a manual Honda Insight, 2000. It starts fine when the engine is cold. Starts right up. When the engine gets warm, it may or may not start (usually will not). I replaced the small battery as it was near the end of its life. Now, to add to the description, if I punch the brakes and...