Honda Hybrid Service and Repair - Tips on Maintaining your Honda Hybrid
Updated: Aug 24, 2021
The hevshop team would like to provide some useful tips for Honda hybrid owners to maintain their cars better. You may also call us to learn more details and let our advisors help you better!
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Integrated Dual Clutch Design From Honda Requires Proper Care
Your Honda uses an Integrated Dual Clutch Design, which makes the car more responsive and fun to drive. Here's an overview of the number of moving gears and the sophisticatedness of your I-DCD system
However, this I-DCD design requires special care & maintenance for the clutch and the transmission to avoid costly repairs down the road.
1. Dual Clutch Actuator fluid flush and change @ every 20,000 km
Based on local driving conditions, it is best to change at these recommended intervals as the clutch actuator works doubly hard. In addition, there is also moisture build-up. The fluid boiling points are first read and recorded before conducting the change.
The picture above shows the overheated clutch fluid leaking from the actuator circuit. There is also deposit build-up from the clutch wearing out from aggressive driving.
2. Transmission fluid DW-1 @ every 30,000 km
Best to replace at these recommended intervals due to the temperature build-up in the transmission and heat transfer from the dual-clutch assembly in stop-start heavy traffic.
3. Brake System fluid flush and change @ every 2 years or 60,000 km
As the brake systems are equipped with ABS, VSA, EPB and integrated with the Honda Sensing system, a fresh fluid change will prevent you from costly brake part replacements and repairs. This will also keep the internal hydraulic moving parts in optimal form, improving its reliability.
4. Cooling System flush and Coolant change @ every 3 years or 100,000 km
Same reasoning as the above, the fresh coolant keeps the components in the system functioning well, thus reducing maintenance. This will benefit the owner in the long-term.
Let us take a look at your Honda Hybrid to ensure that the I-DCD is functioning optimally
5. Hybrid Aircon Servicing @ every 3 years or 100,000 km
The hybrid aircon system needs proper tools and equipment to maintain. Learn more at the link
6. HEV Car Performance software upgrade (City Driving)
Our hybrid specialists have launched our new HEV Tuning service which would upgrade the driving experience of your Honda!
Benefits of our HEV tuning include better fuel economy and drive responsiveness making your ride much more enjoyable for urban city driving. Schedule yours today by clicking this link
7. P0420 Catalytic Converter Software Update Fix
One of the most common problems plaguing Honda Hybrids is the P0420 error code (Catalytic Converter below Threshold) which would cost roughly north of S$1,000 to change! Even after changing the cat converter, there may be a chance that it may still come back one day. The root cause of the problem is that the Cat Converter sensor is too sensitive and that causes the error codes to trip.
The hevshop team is able to fix this issue with our Honda original factory software update (Worth $250), to update the catalytic converter sensor parameters (still within LTA emission inspection guidelines).
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