Hybrid Car Electrical Problems
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows a VERY serious
electrical problem many older Toyota Priuses have. And, If you like my car
help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10
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Honda Civic Hybrid - Dreaded IMA Battery Light - DIY replace of 12v battery for first Journal Entry
Get the same ODB code reader I use from Amazon here:
We bought the car used in 2011. 12 months and 14k miles later the IMA light
has turned on. Panic? Nope, just going to replace the 12v battery with a
Costco Kirkland one to start with and go from there. I'll post some videos
on our process and findings. Stay tuned...
Initial IMA light at 107k and so far car now has 120k with no reduction in
2003 Honda civic hybrid IMA
2003 civic hybrid that has check engine light on and IMA light on. Will
operate in gas only and as you can see here at night it will run in hybrid
(when it wants). I swear it has a mind of its own!
Civic HEV IMA Battery
Do not try to do anything you see in this video unless you are already a
trained professional. This battery pack has the potential to kill you and
cause property damage in a number of ways.
Honda and Panasonic did an excellent job in this well thought out design
and build of a battery pack. This just a basic overview of some of the
clever things that were done in this gen-1 2004 model year Honda Civic HEV
IMA battery pack. The pack has 120 cells that are welded into 20 subpack
sticks of 6 cells each. The cells were rated by Panasonic for 6Ah. The
Battery pack was used to power the ~15 kW IMA motor in the Gen-1 Civic HEV
Considering that this battery technology is from the late 1990's it has
impressive performance for its time, especially the power Watts per unit of
vehicle space ... W / L.
About ~40 Wh / kg ... ~119 Wh / L ... ~691 W / kg ... ~2,232 W / L.
It was discharged at up to a ~18.8C rate in the Gen-1 HEV Civic.
Of course battery technology has today come a long way sense the late
1990's... but that's a different topic.
2013 Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan | Frontal Crash Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1
NHTSA frontal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP):
Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a
small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and front passenger
seats, respectively, and are secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed
into a fixed barrier at 35 mph (56.3km/h), which is equivalent to a head-on
collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph.
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Honda Civic Hybrid Review
MPGomatic.com puts the 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid through the paces, scoring a
combined average of 46.2 miles per gallon (MPG). Full Review:
65 + MPG Non-Hybrid Honda Civic ( Backyard Mechanic DIY )
My 93' Honda Civic VX routinely sees tanks over 70 mpg during summer.
Here's how I do it!
Open Gauge (MPGUINO)
Gassavers Fuel Log:
See also my video about driving the VX:
08 Honda Civic Hybrid IMA Battery Issues
This video shows what MANY HCH owners are experiencing with deminished IMA
battery life, poor performance, less mpg, excelleration issues an AH
unwillingness to address the issue since there program update on the
software in 2010.