Hello I have a 2009 HCH with 70000k very clean. I bought the car march 2010. The IMA battery went bad in 2012 and Honda replaced it under warranty. Now this past week the IMA light came on again. I took it to the local dealer. They phoned me and said i needed a software update. I asked how much would it cost for the software update. They said about $250.00, i said can i wait and not damage the car, the advisor said yes no problem. So i said lets wait 6 months until my budget improves. I get back to the dealer to pick up the car, and the advisor says they did me a favour, because the mechanic was not busy, and they did the software update at a discount, only $120.00. So i say thanks, meanwhile i had completely forgotten about my previous 2012 IMA issues. Then when i get home i see the error code on the bill is POA7F-HV with a mechanic's note, battery capacity serious deterioration. This is exactly where i was in 2012, i know it is just a matter of time before i get a complete battery failure. I feel like the dealer tricked me, by doing the software update without my permission, to extend the battery life. It is my understanding the software update is so the electric engine uses less battery to preserve the battery longer, perhaps getting out of the warranty period. All my service work has always been at Honda. Whenever i have had service work in the past i get an email from Honda Canada asking for me to rate the dealer service. This time all i get is an e-mail from the dealer saying if you have any questions give us a call thanks for your business. Is this deliberant misdirection or am i being too cynical? sorry for the sob story but we need the car to get to medical appts for ill family members. I certainly can not afford to pay for a new battery, any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated. I have not yet contacted the dealer or Honda with my concerns. No the IMA battery light is not on right now, but it is only a matter of time. i have been told the replacement IMA battery pack only has a 1 year warranty? Two batteries in 5 years is ridiculous. We only have one Honda dealer where i live.