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IMA Battery Warning

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IMA Battery Warning

Hi I have a Honda Civic 2008 Hybrid with IMA battery warning. Don't want to replace it with a refurb battery. It goes on and off the IMA light. Any fix solutions that are more cost-effective. Low KMS under 90,000
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Apr 22, 2013
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Markham
You'll have to get the code that's causing the IMA light first, to determine your next course of action. Its possible its not the battery although it often is the case. If the code however is indicating your IMA battery is nearly done for, you don't have a choice. That said one of the few advantages the IMA system does have is...its not necessary for the car to function. From what I heard the main problem with a dead IMA battery is your fuel efficiency will be bad compared to before and it will be even slower.
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Markham
engineered wrote: Should be under warranty still no?
https://honda.oemdtc.com/486/warranty-e ... vic-hybrid
Unfortunately no. Honda Canada settled when the complaints about the Civic hybrid were growing, and the only potential extension was 1 extra year/20,000 kms and that was only if the owner submitted a claim, another case where the Canada doesn't get the same warranty outcome as the US.

http://www.hchsettlement.ca/

This car is too old to get that extension unless it was sold as new extremely late.
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Dec 30, 2017
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What did you decide to do? I have an 2008 Civic Hybrid as well that needs the IMA battery to be replaced.
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I wouldn’t worry I’ve read that IMA/hybrid batteries aren’t an issue. Just keep driving and saving big cash!

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