Maybe they were not greased properly before you bought it. Mine started giving me trouble about six months after I bought it, acting just as you described, slow, weak, the motor straining to get the window up, until finally the window stayed down and wouldn't go back up. Get it greased, that may be all that's wrong with it. I'm sure Honda will do it at no charge.Resist said:No, my power windows don't need greasing as they were like this when I purchased the car new. I think it's just an under powered motor design for this car.
Just out of curiosity, what car(s) are you comparing the power windows too?Resist said:I have owned many cars with power windows over the years and none were as weak as this. I even checked out other Insights on the car lot. They had the same weak power windows. I think it's just a bad design.
I think it was Consumer Reports who described auto-down as convenient, but auto-up as dangerous, since "...the window could easily grope around a child's neck."bfivelover said:
You are right about the CU article. That is for cars with the standard rocker switch.jsanford said:I think it was Consumer Reports who described auto-down as convenient, but auto-up as dangerous, since "...the window could easily grope around a child's neck."bfivelover said:
I don't know why that stuck in my head over the years, but somehow, it did. In theory it shouldn't be a problem in a car that's not designed to carry children anyway (but maybe if Fido was in the car with you...)
As for the power window motors, I've find them to be just fine (feel a bit like McFly in the DeLorean, in fact) going through the not-Starbuck's coffee drive-thru or talking to people out walking in idle stop, but then again, I've never owned a car with them before.