What are the problems with the Honda Accord Hybrid?
The Honda Accord is always a popular car, and the hybrid version has been relatively trouble-free. However over the years problems, particularly with fuel economy, have cropped up in some models. Take a look at some of the issues you may face if you are a Honda Accord Hybrid owner or if you are thinking of buying this vehicle.
Honda Accord Hybrids 2005-2007
This car was one of Honda’s earlier ventures into hybrid technology. Early reviews were good, but 2005-2007 versions of the Honda Accord experienced occasional transmission problems. A whirring or “rumbling” noise is a sign something might be wrong with your transmission. Other general signs include your car slipping in and out of gear or accelerating/decelerating more quickly or slowly than expected.
Some drivers have experienced Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) issues. IMA is Honda’s Hybrid system, introduced in the late 1990s, and it uses regenerative braking, recapturing the energy lost through deceleration and reusing that energy later to help accelerate the vehicle. If there is something wrong with the system the IMA light should show on your dashboard. This is particularly true if the Honda Accord Hybrid Battery has issues and needs a hybrid battery diagnosis or hybrid battery repair.
Troubleshooting: Serious problems with transmission can potentially be dangerous so take your car to a mechanic if you suspect something is up. An IMA light on your dashboard could be a sign something is wrong with your high-voltage battery, particularly when combined with a sudden drop in power. Take a look at Grimmer’s hybrid battery warning signs.
Honda Accord Hybrids 2014 – 2021
The Honda Accord Hybrid had a seven-year hiatus before Honda reintroduced the car to the market in 2014. Drivers of the 2014 model reported few mechanical problems with the car. However many experienced mileage that fell short of their expectations. For this reason, some commentators advise staying away from this model year.
Consistently low mileage is something a mechanic may not be able to fix. However if you are worried about your car’s performance suddenly dropping, don’t ignore it. A decline in fuel economy might be a sign of a failing hybrid battery, but also several other problems. Take a look at Grimmer’s fuel economy diagnostic services.
The 2017 and 2018 models received far better reviews in terms of fuel economy. However, faulty windscreen glass is something to watch out for in the 2018 hybrid. Drivers of the 2019 and 2020 models have experienced isolated electrical problems, but reviews of these years have been good.
The more spacious 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid received good reviews for enhanced performance, comfort, and great handling.
Troubleshooting: Your Honda Accord Hybrid battery should last eight to ten years, though lifespan can vary depending on your vehicle use.
If your hybrid battery is failing there are options available to you, such as replacement and reconditioning, which are both offered by Grimmer Motors. Remember it’s important to get your hybrid battery regularly serviced, to help prolong battery life.
Your warrantee may cover windscreen replacements: talk to your garage about your options.
Honda Accord Hybrid Repairs Hamilton NZ
If you have a question about your Honda Accord Hybrid, including its battery life, or need your hybrid battery repaired, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly, reliable and experienced team at Grimmer Motors today.