I own 2006 honda civic hybrid since 3 months. Today morning when i started the car, the sound came unusal. After driving for about 1 mile, then check engine light and IMA light are on. Went on driving on 25 miles. I observed that once the charge is almost empty on SoC, it starts recharging but after halfway through, IMA light comes on and it get charge fully. so i went to advance auto parts and pulled the code. The error code is POA7F - Hybrid Battery Pack deterioration. So called honda america and informed that they provide 8 years/80000 miles in NJ where i live. They told if i registered my car for use in CA, MA NY, CO and some two other states, i could have got 15 years/150000 miles warranty on my IMA. But neverthless, i believe i m still in warranty since my car has only 35000 miles on it. I m thinking to go to dealer but im not sure whether he will do software update or battery pack replacement. I would go for replacement. I am not sure how to force the dealer for that. Does anybody has any experience on how the vehicle does after software update or force the dealer to replace battery pack?
I m feeling sad on this since i own this for 3 months. Definetely enjoyed it cause gave me 55 mpg on highway.