fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,900 miles

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2010 Honda Insight engine problems

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2010 Honda Insight Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 082011


  • 18,800 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Insight. The contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. After hesitating, the vehicle would jerk forward. The contact also stated that while driving, the tacometer would display erratic readings as low as 1,000 and as high as 6,500. As a result, the vehicle would accelerate and decelerate uncontrollably. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The contact also stated that the vehicle was experiencing an electrical failure because it would routinely need to be jump started. The battery and cables were replaced on several occasions, but the failure continued. The failure mileage was 18,800 and the current mileage was 19,000.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012010

Insight 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
When the speed reaches about 8 mph while coasting to a stop, with no driver acceleration or braking, the car suddenly accelerates as though it was changing gears. The Insight does not have a geared transmission... it is a cvt. The auto-stop light is not lit when this occurs. This happens very frequently. The dealer was not able to reproduce the problem. I was not in the vehicle when he took the Insight for a test drive. Based on my observations of other drivers, very few would let the car coast that slowly. It is very annoying and disconcerting.

- Powell, WY, USA

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