My 2012 Civic Hybrid IMA system has completely failed after 149K. Honda won’t do anything. I was told when I bought the car it’d get 200K out of the battery- so I’m obviously pissed off. The car is only worth $4,500 and the repair is nearly $6,000.
PS- paid $28K for the vehicle new. Paid off the loan 2 months ago… and only worth $4.5K- CRAZY depreciation!
It happened suddenly. I was approaching a stop and the transmission slipped, there was a delay in my breaks response and 3 lights appeared. IMA System, Check Break System, Check Battery.
The car still runs, but it’s only working off gas and is very slow getting up to speed.
Has anyone had success driving a 12’ or newer without the IMA system?
From my understanding they overhauled the system in the 12’ and newer models and it might not be as easy as just switching off the system. Likely by design so you have to buy the battery.