There goes the mileage!flunkysama said:Since you are still under warantee, my advice to you is to beat on it. Abuse the IMA system with heavy boost and regen. Your goal is to get that IMA light on the dash to light up and then you can get that new battery pack.
Is your friend's HCH a stick? I don't consider it normal either. Still, it seems that the "new" battery pack and controller etc have updated software that will lessen the chance of the battery going out at such a young age next time. Of course since I bought my car used I didn't get a chance to protect the pack like I've done with my HCH, it a CVT though.bongo said:I some how refuse to think that this is "normal".
A friend of mine has a hybrid Civic for several years and this has never happened.
I do mostly town driving and the forced charging can go on for days.
Not very good for the gas mileage!
I have a dealer who has not sold many of these cars.
I'm not sure what to tell them when I complain!
How many pre-02 Insights have you tried this on? Mine never did that, even in it's worst days. Unless SoC was dangerously close to recal level before going into idle stop...Rick said:An observation I've had. Pre 02 Insight's seem to enter a recalibration whenever you sit in auto stop for more than a couple of minutes.
My 2000 has has only 3 recalibrations since I bought it, about 15 months ago. The battery, BCM, and MCM have never been replaced.Rick said:An observation I've had. Pre 02 Insight's seem to enter a recalibration whenever you sit in auto stop for more than a couple of minutes. I've had it happen once or twice with mine in that situation, but i've sat in auto stop for an hour before with my 02 and no recalibration when I restarted. Somehow I would think this would be a little "fix" with the recommended BCM / MCM updates when you get a new pack.
Of course I'm only comparing this with the two 01's I've been in and my 02. Can anyone back this up for me?