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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012009

Civic Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


Honda applied a software patch to extend the ima battery, driving home from the appointment where they updated the software I noticed that at times when I go to accelerate the car will bog down and have no speed. It happens randomly, no set pattern, its a dangerous situation when you are on a 2 lane highway and you pulled out to pass someone and you have no power. Or you are making a left hand turn and all of a sudden you lose power. Then living in Minnesota having these issues when you on ice is down right scary! when you car does decide to go you all sudden lose control because its on ice. Honda has updated the software patch again and there is some improvement but still I can't trust it to drive in rush hour situations or have younger drivers drive my car. Now when I complain to Honda they tell me it drives the way its designed, well if that's the case all Honda's need to be taken off the road before someone is seriously hurt. Please help us Honda drivers who are stuck with this car....

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #1

Jun 042013

Civic Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
When trying to accelerate to access on ramp of freeway, the battery ima hybrid system suddenly was low causing the car to have less acceleration than usual, making merging with faster traffic unsafe. After taking the car in for evaluation, the local Honda dealer indicated the hybrid battery system was failing but not to the point that Honda of America would replace it. They stated the battery would have to get even lower and a dash light or code would have to appear. The battery/ima/hybrid system is covered up to 92000 miles and cannot be replaced by Honda unless the above conditions are met. The system is poorly engineered and the program update allows the battery to function at too low a level to allow adequate acceleration. Thank you.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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