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Hi,
I own a 2012 insight and have owned it for about a year now. I love everything about the car except for the inconsistent cvt transmission.
An example would be, let's say I'm coasting down a hill with no throttle input (IMA on charge) and I slowly get on the throttle pedal. I would get a noticable jolt as the IMA transitions from charge to assist. I can replicate this almost consistantly at speeds under 80km/h. It happens less at highway speeds (100+kph).
I have tried almost everything. Replaced EGR, replaced sparkplugs, replaced 12v Battery, serviced cvt (both filters + honda cvt fluid), oil change every 15.000km.
I have an appointment this coming monday at the Dealership to see if they have any updates for the IMA.
My question is, how many of you have this same experience? I really like the car and would drive it until it falls apart. But this cvt thing is making me want to sell this thing and move on.
 

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Until updates all insights drove that way
Is that true? I can't believe Honda would release such an unrefined cvt to buyers and have no mandatory updates for it. I had to go to three different dealership to try to convince them that my car needs an update. I mentioned that my insight would suddenly start charging while driving uphill and booked me right away.
 

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Is that true? I can't believe Honda would release such an unrefined cvt to buyers and have no mandatory updates for it. I had to go to three different dealership to try to convince them that my car needs an update. I mentioned that my insight would suddenly start charging while driving uphill and booked me right away.
Entirely true
 

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Updates for forced charging etc brought out years ago,my 2nd insight ( 2012) which I bought in June didn't have updates done ,I couldn't believe it, previous owner contacted by garage that I bought the car from and hadn't a clue ref updates etc hard to believe,and the car had a honda service history in the UK for years yet the lazy bast***s never even plugged it in to check
 
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