The Honda Insight is a hybrid vehicle that was first introduced in 1999 and has undergone several updates and redesigns since then. The 2014 Honda Insight is a compact hybrid sedan that was offered in two different trim levels, the base model and the EX.
While the Honda Insight is generally known for its fuel efficiency and reliability, it is not immune to problems and issues. Some common problems reported by 2014 Honda Insight owners include issues with the hybrid battery, transmission problems, and faulty sensors.
It is important for owners to be aware of these potential problems and to have their vehicle regularly serviced to help prevent or address any issues that may arise. Overall, while the 2014 Honda Insight may have some issues, it is still a reliable and fuel-efficient vehicle that has received praise from many drivers.
2014 Honda Insight Problems
1. Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failure
The IMA battery is a key component of the Honda Insight’s hybrid system, as it helps to power the electric motor and store energy recovered during braking. Some 2014 Honda Insight owners have reported that the IMA battery has failed prematurely,
which can lead to problems with the hybrid system and a reduction in fuel efficiency. In some cases, the IMA battery may need to be replaced, which can be a costly repair.
2. Shudder from CVT transmission
The 2014 Honda Insight is equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is designed to provide smooth and efficient gear changes. However, some owners have reported that their Insight experiences a shudder or shaking sensation when driving, particularly during acceleration.
This can be caused by various issues with the transmission, such as worn or damaged gears, a faulty transmission control module, or low transmission fluid levels. In some cases, the CVT may need to be rebuilt or replaced in order to resolve the issue.
|Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) battery failure||Replace the IMA battery|
|Shudder from CVT transmission||Check and top up transmission fluid levels, diagnose and repair any damaged or worn transmission components, rebuild or replace the CVT if necessary|
|Faulty sensors||Replace faulty sensors|
|Hybrid system issues||Diagnose and repair any issues with the hybrid system, including the IMA battery, electric motor, and inverter|
|Engine overheating||Check and top up coolant levels, repair or replace any faulty cooling system components, such as the radiator or water pump|
|Brake problems||Check and repair or replace any faulty brake components, such as the pads, rotors, or calipers|
|Suspension issues||Repair or replace any worn or damaged suspension components, such as the shocks or struts|
|Electrical issues||Diagnose and repair any electrical problems, including issues with the battery, alternator, or wiring|
2014 Honda Insight Recalls
|Recall 19V502000||Newly replaced passenger airbag inflator ruptures during deployment, spraying metal fragments||10 models|
|Recall 18V661000||Passenger airbag inflator ruptures during deployment, spraying metal fragments||9 models|
|Recall 16V061000||Driver’s frontal airbag inflator ruptures and sprays metal fragments||10 models|
This recall is related to the passenger airbag inflator. The inflator may rupture during deployment, which could cause metal fragments to spray out and potentially cause serious injury or death to the vehicle’s occupants.
This recall is also related to the passenger airbag inflator. The inflator may rupture during deployment, which could cause metal fragments to spray out and potentially cause serious injury or death to the vehicle’s occupants.
This recall is related to the driver’s frontal airbag inflator. The inflator may rupture during deployment, which could cause metal fragments to spray out and potentially cause serious injury or death to the vehicle’s occupants.
Problems and Complaints Sources
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