I do wish it had better rims! One owner said his mileage had dropped from 45 miles per gallon to only 33, which the Times notes, is scarcely better than a costing thousands less. Instead of just letting the car idle, the car has to be run at 3000 to 4000 rpm to force the car into charge mode. Terms and Conditions See our complete Terms and Conditions page here. Customers who choose this service also save the shipment cost and the core deposit fee. Hard Truths About the Honda Civic Hybrid Battery Life By Honda Civic Hybrid Battery Life — The Truth! Tested using Bumblebee Batteries equipment; Standard 0. This is to be expected in this area on a 10 - 12 year old car but not on a car this age.
Honda Limited Warranty New Vehicle Limited Warranty: Every new Honda is covered, including the 12-volt battery, for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Initial impressions: Testers report that performance is rather meager. This means we need your old battery returned to us in exchange for the new one. The shipment cost billed is not refundable. Unfortunately, many drivers were reporting failed batteries after only three or four years. The Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the most popular of all of the hybrids on the market today. I believe this problem was related to my hybrid battery as it had to be replaced shortly thereafter.
Dash a little funky with readout on 2 seperate panels. My complaints to Honda were dismissed given my location upstate New York and mileage 110,000. My car is alright for flat road and very comfortable. Every cell is analyzed and balance-matched using our proprietary software and testing techniques to ensure they meet our precise performance specifications. Honda, the Times reported, believes battery degradation is not a safety issue, since the primary source of power in a Civic hybrid is its internal combustion engine.
E ima battery reading goes from 1-2 bars upto 8 or so in minutes and then back down to 1-2 bars within a minute or less. Powertrain Limited Warranty: The powertrain in your new Honda is covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. I hope you got it fixed by now, good luck. I currently have a little over 270000 miles. See the Installation Instructions page here. The core must be returned in the same crate that our rebuilt battery is delivered in. I have also had very close calls when merging and entering the freeway at the speed of traffic since the car fails to accelerate.
I pray to god that there is not an 18 wheeler approaching behind me in the right lane or the driver would not be able to slow down in time to allow me to merge onto the freeway. The return shipping label was included and the return of my old battery was simple. Another of the features that makes the 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid very popular — not only presently but over the course of the past several years as well — is the fact that the Civic Hybrid relies upon regular unleaded gasoline. For hybrid owners, buying a replacement hybrid battery shouldn't feel like a roll of the dice. Keep Costs in Perspective As pointed out by , Honda brought the first hybrid to market with the Insight back in 1999, making some of the earliest hybrids about a dozen or so years old, and that means many owners have reached the 100,000 mile mark. There has also been incidents when I am merging onto the freeway but can't get my car to accelerate to an appropriate speed as to not be a danger to the cars already on the freeway. It was a lot more than I wanted to pay but it was a lot less than the retail cost.
It really puts life back into the car. But, on the first trip home from the dealer, I was astounded to see 49. At just under 6 years, the front of one of the rear wheel wells is rusting through. It is placed in a slip on the underside of the cardboard crate cover. Honda's policy is not to replace hybrid batteries until they are completely dead.
I just wanted to let you know that I had my new BeeMax battery installed this past Friday, and it's lovely to have the spring back in my car's step! Just reading some of the newer posts confirms, dealer service is still doing the same old same old,. Warranty Period Warranty periods range from 30-Days to 5-years. A bazillion Hondas have been recalled for the same reason. But unless your battery is under warranty, you could end up paying more than necessary and may not even get the highest quality replacement battery. The negative collector is welded to the battery case, rather than just pressure contact.
Installation costs are not covered. I was in your situation three years ago. Which I thought was good…. On top of all of this the customer service is horrible. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle completely recharged in approximately two minutes. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle in the heat, the vehicle would stall. I must merge onto interstate 680 on my commute to work.
Peppy enough in most driving situations, handles and brakes well. There are several companies with shops around the country you can take a hybrid to for repairs, besides the dealer. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty: Honda will repair or replace any body panel on your vehicle that rusts from the inside out. If you are one of them, or you have a an aging Civic hybrid, you know the nickel metal hydride battery is probably beginning to show its age. Honda has stated there is no way to reverse the update. Acceleration was bad and I had to be very careful. Thanks for making this an enjoyable experience.