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I am a new Insight owner / driver with about 6 weeks and 1900 miles on my car. Pretty much from day one I've noticed after a few miles of driving there is a engine hiccup. While driving it seems to me that the engin is cutting out momentarily. This seems to happen only once on my way home from work in the afternoon. This morning on my way to work it happened a couple of times. Has anyone else had this happen or have any idea what this might be. And is this something I need to bring to Honda's attention.

Thanks for any help or ideas.

Frank.
 

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Yeah, I have had something similar happen. Oddly it seems to happen in the same places on my commute, but not regularly. I don't know what it is. At first I thought it was the transmission, but at the SoCal Insight gathering I was told it is a hiccup at about 1500 rpm. I havent noticed it again for the last couple weeks. It doesnt seem harmful, and it sure would be difficult to explain to the dealer ;)

I was advised to try a tankful of higher octane gas to see if that changed anything, but since it doesn't seem to be serious (and I have to wait another 300 miles) I'm not doing anything about it.
 

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Hi Frank and welcome to the forums :!: :)

There are several transition points between emission controls (NoX purge) and IMA assist and regen. They can _almost_ "feel" like a misfire, but not quite. Unless you get a MIL (check engine light) or you can readily reproduce the problem on a short test drive for the mechanic the best suggestion I have is to try a different brand of gasoline. Sometimes it really works. :)

HTH! :)
 

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I would love Any help or advice to Franks post. I am having the same problem with my Insight. I have owned the car since 10/05 and it's an 06' The problem definately doesnt seem normal. My car will do this 1-2 times per day. Almost feels like a 2 second power outage. Also, I have been having weekly check engine lights (CEL). With my job it is very hard to take the day off for yet another visit to the dealer. I have since bought a service manual and an OBD2 scanner to speed up the cure. The CEL that keeps showing is a P2610 (Internal Engine Off timer) If anyone could help explain what this CEL is I would greatly appreciate it. I so much love this car but weekly visits to the dealer will soon break me. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help Frank or I. I have an appointment tomarrow with the dealer to see if they can find anything but I would sure love to have an idea what they should be focused on. I will post a follow up if Anything is found. Thanks.

Dave
 

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Yelobird,

the P2610 code seems to baffle dealers and mechanics. I had that one too. About the second or third page of the CEL Light On thread:

http://www.insightcentral.net/forum/vie ... php?t=4428

In my case they changed the computer, since they couldn't find anything else wrong with the Insight. However that did not stop the occasional cut out. So I couldnt say in your case for sure that they are related. It did seem to stop the CEL though.

:roll: Not much help for your specific problem I guess. Just you're not alone.
 

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Thanks for info Griller. I took the car to the dealer today. Without being a wise guy, I told the service guy about the P2610 CEL. The service guys were great. Called me in two hours and confirmed the Computer ECU needed to be replaced. To make things even better, the service manager said he would have the new computer tomarrow and said he had a free rental car waiting for me. The service guy said he felt confident that this would solve the problem. He also thought this was the cause for the daily Hicup of the engine. My fingers are crossed. I will post any additional info after I test the results. Thanks again for your posts.

Dave
 
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