Well I just thought I'd share with you our story about our 2000 Insight and the IMA light.
To begin, I'd like to tell you the history of the car. It's a 2000 model bought in the summer/fall of that year. We purchased the extended warranty due to the new technology (we usually never purchase an extended warranty). We live in Florida so summer temps are hard on the battery. We have about 79k miles but I believe the age and temp are much more important than miles. LMPG is 64.3
On 12/6, the IMA light came on for the 1st time. We scheduled a trip to the dealer on the 10th but their computers were down and couldn't read the codes. On the 11th, the light went out. It stayed out all week and we brought it back up to the dealer the next weekend. The dealer said they couldn't find any stored codes :evil: . This was not what I wanted to hear as our extended warranty ends in 9 months. They had one of their techs take it out for a spin and try to get it to throw the code again. Well luckily, the tech was able to get the light to come on (I'm assuming the person got it to recal and that's when the code was thrown). They called back and told us the good news. They will replace the BCM, MCM, and IMA battery under warranty. When we asked about the price if we didn't have the warranty, we were told that the battery was ~$2700, MCM was ~$2000, and the BCM was ~$750 (I might have switched the prices of BCM and MCM). That does not include labor.
The dealer said two of the components will be there in two weeks but one is on backorder...I'm assuming it's the battery. The IMA still works so we'll be driving it until everything gets to the dealer. All in all, I'm happy with the way our dealer handled everything. Now we'll see how well their grease monkeys work with high voltage :lol: .