Carfax report, anyone have this? - Page 2 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2009, 02:03 AM   #11
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,258
Country: United States
Location: wiliamsburg virigina
The 10 year 180k warrantee is on the battery and control units for the battery. It was 8-80 then they extended it to 10-150. Then some California attorney got a judgement on odometer readings being higher than real readings, so Honda went to 180.

Source is Insight central website.

Replacement batteries were 5k, now they rebuild them and they are around 1900.

regards
gary
__________________

__________________
R.I.D.E. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
Stay true to the Game!
 
popimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 303
Country: United States
I think the California warranty covers AT-PZEV and not SULEV. My 01 Prius is a SULEV and I don't think it's covered. Hopefully you can find something that says other wise.
__________________

__________________


popimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 12:52 PM   #13
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,258
Country: United States
Location: wiliamsburg virigina
The car we are discussing is a Honda Insight.

I have the letter Honda sent the previous owner about the extension of the warrantee, transferrable to me. The only exception is salvage vehicles.

It has nothing to do with California or a Toyota Prius.

I read on the Insight Central Forum that the mileage had been extended to 180k for the reason previously stated.

My Insight just passed 40k miles. The ten year period starts when the car was sold. Mine was made in April of 02, I am not sure when it was sold but certainly not before May 02.

My warrantee should be good until at least May 2012.

That is just on the hybrid specific components.

Honda also reimbursed people who had to pay for their battery before the warrantee extension.

So if you know someone who paid Honda 5k for an Insight Battery they would really like you if you told them they could get their money back.

regards
gary
__________________
R.I.D.E. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 04:50 PM   #14
Stay true to the Game!
 
popimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 303
Country: United States
Gary thanks for clarifying.
__________________


popimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 05:30 PM   #15
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,258
Country: United States
Location: wiliamsburg virigina
There has also been considerable improvement in Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries over the last decade.

If you think your battery pack is going bad I would contact Toyota to see if they offer and kind of consideration as far as replacement costs. You might contact Toyota directly if you have a question. I would think they would possibly follow Honda's example.

My battery pack is made up of numerous D size cells. You may find some company offering an improved pack. Some of the Insight owners have done a lot of work rejuvenating their own packs, but it is fairly complicated. Of course another pathway would be to buy one from a wreck. The problem is you need to keep the pack in a certain percentage of charge or it will go bad if totally discharged.

regards
gary
__________________
R.I.D.E. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 11:43 PM   #16
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_TomO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,108
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to GasSavers_TomO Send a message via MSN to GasSavers_TomO Send a message via Yahoo to GasSavers_TomO
Quote:
Originally Posted by popimp View Post
Tom I tried to PM you your X-mas present but your box is full so here you go.

http://www.carfax.com/viewEmailRepor...i3&language=EN
thanks! I made some room in my inbox now too.
__________________

__________________

Honda Civic VX Info/Links
Remember to use good Webiquette!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezeedee View Post
controversy is an idea thought up by weak people who are too afraid to hear the truth.
GasSavers_TomO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll: What drives you to get good mileage? Erdrick General Fuel Topics 60 05-19-2009 06:47 PM
Features I'd like to have jharbert General Fuel Topics 4 07-23-2007 07:25 PM
XFi mirror caps? baddog671 General Fuel Topics 4 07-10-2007 03:51 PM
Finally broke the 100MPG segment zpiloto General Fuel Topics 15 10-13-2006 07:25 AM
Removing Muffler (good or bad) kickflipjr General Fuel Topics 12 09-29-2006 05:50 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.