I have a 2012 insight, and have already been through the common oil excessive consumption issue, as well as had a replaced driver airbag. Just got it back after three months at the dealership, with a new engine (due to the oil consumption issue). I didn’t notice this immediately, but I now feel it is harder to get the shifter into D than it was previously. I’ve only driven 1-2 times max before noticing it. Performance of the transmission in motion seems completely normal.
Honestly, could be my imagination, and I have been away from the car for 3 months. It slips easily through R and N and then catches a little and requires more force to move into D. Normal? Am I being hypersensitive? Could there have been some adjustment in the course of replacing the engine that is making it a little harder? I checked the transmission fluid, which has been replaced by me once in the 4.5 years and 50k that I have driven the car. (I’m the original owner). It seems to be in the right place, and is completely clear, as apparently it should be.
I really don’t want to go back to dealer, especially after the torment they put me through on the engine. But I also don’t want to ignore the start of a real problem. Any help appreciated!