What are the problems?

The first hybrid version of the popular and compact Honda Jazz (also known as the Honda Fit) came out in Japan in 2010. The hybrid version has proved popular, and the newest Honda Jazz model is only available in hybrid form. There have been relatively few reports of problems with earlier Jazz hybrids. However some of the issues affecting the petrol Honda Jazz may also be relevant to hybrid model owners. As with any hybrid, be alert for signs that your hybrid battery needs attention or may need to be replaced.

Honda Jazz 2010 – 2015

Honda Jazz Hybrid 2013

Early reviews were positive about the hybrid version of this car, praising its practicality, sharp and responsive handling and good fuel economy. Complaints about the Honda Jazz 2011 petrol model included issues with interior accessories, and complaints about the gauge on the fuel tank potentially not being accurate. Drivers noted electrical issues with the 2012 and 2013 models, such as warning lights staying on. Drivers of the 2014 and 2015 models complained of the tire pressure warning light coming on for no reason, and of issues with a tire valve.

Troubleshooting:  If you suspect the fuel tank gauge on your car is inaccurate, or you notice lights going on when they shouldn’t, take it down to the garage for a check. If you have a hybrid and the fuel mileage suddenly seems to increase or the warning system light switches on, don’t discount it: you might have an issue with your hybrid battery. Read on for more signs something could be wrong with your hybrid battery.  For more information, take a look at this general article on the accuracy of car fuel gauges.

It’s a good idea to check your tire pressure regularly, ideally once a month. The manufacturer should specify ideal tire pressure for your vehicle (in the manual or on the tires/on the driver’s car door). If you can’t find this, the general rule is  30-32psi for your back tires, and 32-34psi for the front. You can test your tires yourself at your local garage.

Honda Jazz 2016– 2019

There were few complaints about the Honda Jazz hybrid in these years. Owners of the 2016 petrol model have reported an occasional loss of power while accelerating, and poor mileage. Drivers of the 2017 and 2018 models experienced problems with the tire pressure monitoring system, and misfires, as well as engine rattles.

Troubleshooting: Loss of power while accelerating can be related to issues with your battery. There may not be much you can do about a noisy engine. However if you notice a change in your engine noise it’s a good idea to get it checked out. Check out Grimmer Motor’s article about your tire pressure monitoring system (tpm) and things that may go wrong. Misfires might be caused by faulty spark plugs, but could have other causes – take your car down to the garage if this is happening to you.

Honda Jazz Hybrid 2020

The Honda Jazz 2020 only has a hybrid powertrain. It has largely attracted good reviews for style, mileage and handling, but drivers have sometimes experienced problems starting the car.

Troubleshooting:  It’s best to get this issue seen to straight away.  This article provides some specific possibilities for why your Honda Jazz Hybrid might not be starting.

Honda Jazz Hybrid Battery Problems Hamilton NZ

For all your problems with your Honda Jazz Hybrid – from diagnosing and repairing or replacing your hybrid battery, to checking your warning lights, tpm or your tires – speak to the friendly, reliable and experienced team at Grimmer Motors today!

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