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Honda Civic hybrid software fix needs fixing

By Hybrid Cars on 12/10/2010 – 12:49 pm PSTLeave a Comment

Are hybrids still a Honda weak spot?

Honda fans are among the most loyal, but I wonder if that includes Honda hybrid owners?

It’s bad enough that Consumer Reports has slammed both the Honda Insight and CR-Z hybrids, but the battery pack software upgrade that is required for the Honda Civic hybrid is still angering many Honda hybrid owners. Just ask Jim.

“Relearn to drive? Are you nuts??? The issue isn’t re-learning to drive, the issue is that Honda has put in a software fix to try to save money on battery warranties at the expense of car owners. I had the fix done and have lost 9 miles per gallon and the car has no pep left to it. Get away from the Koolaide and look at the large elephant in the middle of the room. This is a Honda issue, not a driver issue.”

Now, as I stated in Relearning to drive a Honda Civic hybrid, both Honda and claim to have data that demonstrates that lost fuel economy can be made up, but 9 mpg?

I don’t know, but if I lost 9 mpg due to a software fix and Honda told me that I needed to “relearn” how to drive, I’d probably stop driving Honda vehicles.

Tags: , fix, , honda insight, hybrid software,

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