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Does anyone know replacement cost of the battery pack for insight. I just bought a 2001 with 10,090 miles and have the extended 100,000 mi warranty but wondered about battery pack. I paid $12,300 with extended warrenty. Did I do OK?
 

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Sounds like you did great to me...

...you paid less than I did without extended warranty on a car than fewer miles. Only catch is that you have a 2001; Mouse is a 2003.
 

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Hi John,
Check your warranty and make sure it's for the full 7 years, with this low mileage you may need it. If it's not just call Honda Care (the numbers in your warranty package) and have it changed for a nominal fee. Basicly, you just bought a car that's garranteed for 90,000 miles for $12,300, your either real smart, lucky or both.. Jack
 

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jbrecher said:
Does anyone know replacement cost of the battery pack?

Don't worry about it. Your engine will die before the battery does.

troy
 

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ElectricTroy said:
Don't worry about it. Your engine will die before the battery does.
troy
Doubtfull.

While the battery should last the life of the car, odds are that at some point, it will need replacement. I have heard from Honda that the average life is about 150,000 miles, but in my experience Honda is rarely right about these cars.

There have been several members of this forum who have experienced battery failure before 100K miles, but many others with the packs still going strong.
 

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Toyota says their batteries will last the life of the car.
Toyota uses Nimh.
Honda uses Nimh.
So it's reasonable to think the Honda will *also* last the life of the car.

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Also, GE is performing a test with 6 rav4 EVs. Their nimh batteries have 120,000 miles & still going strong. These are heavily-stressed batteries that are routinely overcharged & undercharged.

In contrast, a hybrid battery is barely used, and never stressed.

If a heavily-stressed battery can last over 120,000 miles, a never-stressed battery should last loooooooong past the engine's life.
 

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ElectricTroy said:
Toyota says their batteries will last the life of the car.
Toyota uses Nimh.
Honda uses Nimh.
So it's reasonable to think the Honda will *also* last the life of the car.
It's reasonable to assume that the batteries will last the life of the car, but reality has shown us that this is not ncessarily true. Check out the Problems and Troubleshooting section for examples of battery replacement.

Battery life seems to be dependant on climate and driving style. I should experience very long battery life, since I don't live in extreme heat and I am usually gentle on the batteries. On the other hand, someone living in Texis who thinks that the throttle has two settings (idle and wide open) will have short battery life.

Also, GE is performing a test with 6 rav4 EVs. Their nimh batteries have 120,000 miles & still going strong. These are heavily-stressed batteries that are routinely overcharged & undercharged.
Please don't try and educate me regarding EVs. I was subscribed to the EVDL 10 years before you got kicked off. :)

If a heavily-stressed battery can last over 120,000 miles, a never-stressed battery should last loooooooong past the engine's life.
A lot of things should happen. My Insight, with just over 100,000 KM on it SHOULD NOT have a failing cat. Yet the reality is that it does...
 

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I've got about 67k miles, early 2000 insight (#453). My entire IMA system had to be replaced due to "Battery Module Deteriation" bulletin 04-028. The system is covered by an eight-year/80k mile warranty, the whole replacement and parts charge would have cost over $7,000.
 

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My Insignt are a 2000, with 230 000 km.

My battery are like new... I only change my little front one to start the engine a few month ago...

And the engine, I always use 0w20 and it never burn any oil.

I love it.
 
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