The 2011 Honda Insight is a hybrid electric vehicle that was designed to provide fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. However, like all vehicles, it is not immune to problems.
Some common issues that have been reported by owners of the 2011 Honda Insight include issues with the hybrid system, transmission problems, and issues with the braking system.
In this introduction, we will discuss some of the most common problems that have been reported by owners of the 2011 Honda Insight.
It is important to note that not all 2011 Honda Insights will experience these problems, and many owners have reported having few or no issues with their vehicles.
2011 Honda Insight Problems
1. Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failure
The IMA battery is a critical component of the hybrid system in the 2011 Honda Insight. It stores and provides electrical energy to the hybrid system, and is charged by the gasoline engine and through regenerative braking.
Some owners of the 2011 Honda Insight have reported that the IMA battery fails prematurely, which can cause problems with the hybrid system and may require costly repairs.
2. Shudder from the continuously variable transmission (CVT)
The 2011 Honda Insight is equipped with a CVT, which is a type of transmission that allows the engine to operate at its most efficient speed for any given driving situation.
Some owners of the 2011 Honda Insight have reported experiencing a shudder or hesitation when accelerating, which may be caused by problems with the CVT. This can be a frustrating issue for drivers and may require repairs to resolve.
|Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failure||Replace the IMA battery|
|Shudder from continuously variable transmission (CVT)||Have the transmission checked and repaired if necessary|
|Brake issues||Check and replace the brake pads or rotors if needed|
|Hybrid system issues||Have the hybrid system checked and repaired if necessary|
|Engine issues||Have the engine checked and repaired if necessary|
|Suspension issues||Check and replace any worn or damaged suspension components|
|Electrical issues||Have the electrical system checked and repaired if necessary|
2011 Honda Insight Recalls
|Recall Number||Problem Description||Affected Models|
|19V500000||Newly replaced driver’s air bag inflator ruptures during deployment, spraying metal fragments||10|
|19V502000||Newly replaced passenger air bag inflator ruptures during deployment, spraying metal fragments||10|
|19V378000||Replacement passenger frontal air bag inflator improperly installed during previous recall||10|
|18V661000||Passenger air bag inflator ruptures during deployment, spraying metal fragments||9|
|18V268000||Front passenger air bag inflator potentially installed improperly during replacement||10|
|18V042000||Passenger air bag inflator ruptures during deployment, spraying metal fragments||9|
|17V545000||Replacement air bag inflator for previous recall may have been improperly installed||8|
|17V030000||Passenger air bag inflator ruptures during deployment, spraying metal fragments||9|
|16V346000||Passenger frontal air bag inflator ruptures on deployment||9|
|16V061000||Driver’s frontal air bag inflator ruptures and sprays metal fragments||10|
Problems and Complaints Sources
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