2002 Honda Insight
For owners who prefer a challenge & are skilled problem solvers my 02 Insight CVT/AC w/112,000 miles just started losing power at 45 mph yesterday. Noticing the power loss I glanced at the dash, but no red lights of any kind...not even IMA. The only change was the MPG bars increasing from ~60 MPGs to nearly 70 MPGs. Never experiencing this before, I pulled my Insight over & shut off the engine to prevent any damage. After a quick engine inspection & a walk around the car I noticed nothing suspicious. Not knowing what else to do, I disconnected the 12 volt negative battery terminal & waited ten seconds.Thank goodness I was only a few miles from home & after connecting the 12 volt battery was able to drive home with MPG display a steady ~64 MPGs. The IMA battery was replaced in 2017, so it should be good for a few more years.