Loge | October 23, 2014 at 8:04 AM
Hi guys, im planning to get a new hybride car. Could anyone please tell me which one is the best option whether aqua or honda fit gp5?
DDB | October 23, 2014 at 6:21 AM
Hybridsrilanka is a great place to share and find information about hybrid vehicles used in Sri Lanka. I would like to thank you for hosting this forum.
To improve the usability of this forum I would like to suggest to have more break down for vehicle categories. For example rather than categorizing as Toyota, Honda hybrid vehicles it would be more helpful if categorize as Prius, Aqua, FIT GP!, FIT GP5 etc. I hope you got my point.
Siril | October 22, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Hi, pls explain wt r the differences of HONDA FIT GP5 & GP6
Arun | October 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM
Dear fellow members, Please help me to iron out this issue.
I want to know the different grades in Honda Fit GP1 and the options available for each grade., Recently got a GP1 which was told be a smart selection 10th anniversary one.
However i found out that it doesn’t have traction control.,
Further i don’t know whether it comes with auto headlights and rains sensor wipers….
The knobs shows that it has rain sensor wipers but it doesn’t work until i switch it on. Further, i have seen additional 2/3 buttons near the Eco mode button (below the steering wheel in on to your right side) in other GP1s, but in mine there is only the Econ button there. please guys help me out.
sorry if i’m asking a outdated question. Thanks
Natali | October 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM
i too have the same problem.
Regi | October 22, 2014 at 2:39 PM
Grades of GP1 differ from year to year
As per my knowledge following grades are there for each year
For example for year 2011, Base grade, Smart selection and Navi premium selection.
For 2012 Base grade, Smart selection, She’s and XH selection
For 2013 in addition to 2012 grades you have a base grade fine style, ,smart selection fine style, She’s fine style and XH selection fine style as limited edition grades.
Options differ from grade to grade in the form of dual multifunction, intelligent key, seat heaters, half leather seats fog lights, 3 head rest in the back, factory fitted original Honda Alloy wheels, lighting, cool box, paddle shifters, HID lights etc.
Additional buttons may include for vehicle stability assist, head light adjust.
Wanigasinghe | October 21, 2014 at 9:03 PM
Why there is a fuel efficacy difference between Honda Fit GP5 L package and S Package? Can someone explain this. Thank you.
Naresh | October 21, 2014 at 9:37 PM
I do use a S Package. Only reason that I can think of is that S package comes with 16″ alloy wheels whereas L Package comes with 15″ normal wheels.
Yasith Mayabandara | October 21, 2014 at 9:46 PM
Dear Wanigasinghe, It is due to the slight weight difference between L and S.
(Also if you use paddle shift, it increases fuel consumption)
Naresh | October 21, 2014 at 10:46 PM
Hi Yasith, What is the wight difference between L and S? As far as I know its about 10kg. am I right?
varuna | October 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM
Hi guys. I habe honda fit Gp1 2013. I want to know whether is there any way that I can disable auto stop function. This is a headache for me as in the evening i’m travelling through a huge traffic.
Theja Sri | October 21, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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Niro | October 21, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Hi friends, I have Honda FIT GP5 S package (YOM 2014), I would like to know what is the honda recommended transmission oil for Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). And oil change interval.
Sup 01 | October 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Hi, Could anyone tell how often do you need to check on the Hybrid battery? Is it advisable to check it every time you service the car? Do you need to plug it into the diagnostics tool and check?
ahemad | October 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM
Please tell me how to change language in honda freed and how to on the alarm system
shehan36 | October 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Sorry ahamed you cannot change the Language in the vehicle. even the video setup cannot be changed unless you change a whole new setup. if you need help go to hybrid motors and they have foreign nationals. they will help you to get to know the system but cannot change it.
Charaka | October 20, 2014 at 12:06 PM
friends, I got Vezel brand new one, pls tell me what is the 1 st service limit ?
Should I service it in 1000 km ?
Shehan Mendis | October 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM
You do not have to necessarily service the car in the first 1000km. Actually if you want to play safe suggest to do so SO that you know you have done the oil change and you know when to do the next oil change as well… Its better to know your condition of the car by putting it for a service.
May be you should check the oil condition.
Hasitha Madhawa | October 20, 2014 at 6:49 AM
I am planning to buy a Honda FIT GP5 2014 L Grade. Please guide me which package save more fuel economy? Is it “L Package” or “S package”? When Toyota Prius Hybrid Battery Life fail it causes the car to stop. What’s the case in Honda FIT GP5? Will the Honda FIT GP5 also stop when the battery fail? I have also seen a normal battery in front engine in Honda FIT GP5 why two batteries?
Yasith Mayabandara | October 20, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Dear Hasitha, The most fuel efficient is L package according to Honda specifications.
I did not understood the word “Battery Life Fail”. Did you mean complete failure of the battery or just about a discharged battery?
If the high voltage battery is discharged and it is otherwise normal, still you can start the car. But you may not be able to drive it depending the remaining charge of the battery. The “Ready to Drive” indicator does not comes on. At this point, the high voltage battery is charged by the engine. After it has charged to a certain point, you can drive the car as usual.
There are two batteries in all hybrid systems. One is the battery that operates the electrical component of the system and the other one is a simple 12v battery that supply power to the other electrical systems of the vehicle.
DDB | October 21, 2014 at 1:52 AM
Fuel economy is good in L package than S package. However when compared to other features you get with it may be possible to neglect the small drowback in fuel economy of S package.
If its a hybrid car, battery and hybrid system is part of the engine and unless you do a major hack, it will require both engine and the motor+battery for normal operation, no matter Prius or Fit. If you do regular services, in most of the cases you will be able to find out condition of the hybrid battery and you will find out when you need a battery replacement way befor a complete failure.
The normal 12v battery is there for all the electricity requirements like signal lights, Head lights, wiper motors, Security systems, EPS etc.
ruwindu | October 18, 2014 at 6:51 PM
Does anyone know how to attach an image into the comment?
snvpartylights.com | October 20, 2014 at 8:07 AM
Hi Ruwidu, Pl send me a email with picture you want to share. I’ll add it to your post.
Thanks. Indrajith (Webmaster – Hybridsrilanka.com)
0777-113318 / email@example.com
ruwindu | October 20, 2014 at 7:44 PM
Thank you, I sent an email to you.
What does this symbol means ?
delan abeykoon | October 18, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Hi. Im using a Honda fit GP5. How can I reset The clock. Thanks
Yasith Mayabandara | October 20, 2014 at 10:28 PM
Dear Delan, Please see my comment on October 14, 2014 at 4:16 PM below
oshan | October 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Friends. where i can service my honda vezel car in kandy or kurunegala? what is the best place for it?
NalinJ | October 21, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Kandy: Magcity, Kundasale Auto Services
Kurunegala: New Jayasekara Motors (I think authorized service station from Stafford)
All above are good
Sup 01 | October 16, 2014 at 1:07 PM
Hi, Mine is a GP2 fit Shuttle 2012. In extreme traffic conditions the fuel milage I get is 12-13 per ltr. Is it normal or can it do more. When going on High way it does about 22 KMPL during normal city drive it does about 15-18 KMPL. Please let me know if I need to get my car checked or is it normal
Also on shorter runs in traffic it does less than 10 kmpl
RD | October 18, 2014 at 8:03 AM
I think this is normal. My FD3 has the same figures and I think the cars share a lot of common attributes such as weight, engine capacity and IMA system.
Sup 01 | October 20, 2014 at 4:29 PM
Hi,Thank you :-)
Isham | October 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Even though it says it does when you look at that bar chart from the time you start your car, you can see it varies depending on where you are driving to. In any-case this is normal mine does from 12-18 too depending.. Don’t worry its like that.. You just have to try and drive efficiently if you want to save petrol.. and mines a GP5. I think Toyota vehicles does a bit more but this should not be the reason to change vehicles. I love my Honda tis so cool! Have a good day.
Web Master - Indrajith | October 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM
Honda Earth Dreams Technology
Malika | October 16, 2014 at 12:13 PM
I’ve heard that this new technology is not a success. Do anyone here have an idea. Please share your thoughts
Yasith Mayabandara | October 19, 2014 at 1:02 PM
You may have “Heard” those comments just because of the several recalls made by Honda regarding this new technology.
This always happens when something new introduced to the public.
As a person who is using this technology, i am extremely happy with it about the performance and the fuel efficiency of it. I have a due update still but it works fine without the update also.
Like to see the others comments regarding this matter.
Bandara | October 15, 2014 at 4:23 PM
Dear all, I have a Honda fit hybrid 2013. i just found out my cruise control just working at speed up to 120 Kmph. Is this normal?
Many thanks in advance
Yasith Mayabandara | October 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Dear Bandara, Hope you are having a GP5.
In GP5, the cruise controls works in a range of 30 – 100 km/h as mentioned in the user manual. And it is automatically off at 25 km/h. It is a safety measure to limit the active speed. Just a kind advice, don’t exceed speed limits of roads for your own safety
Bandara | October 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Dear Yasitha, Many thanks for your reply and kind advice. All the best
Yasith Mayabandara | October 14, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Dear Friends, As a Honda Fit GP5 User, I would like to share some information that are useful to you. For the beginning, I have translated the vehicle settings menu of GP5. Please visit https://hybridsrilanka.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/honda_fit_information_display.pdf for detailed information.
Isham | October 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM
AWESOME! THANKS YOU ROCK!… Also the option is available when you are stopped at P. and use the arrow keys to navigate to the second page which looks like a line in Japanese and hold the Sel/Reset button which should take you to the menu Yasith is talking about. But its in Japanese! Thanks for translating Yasith.. also make sure your thing is in the ODI place first ex.007900 you dont want to reset you KM’s at you done at A & B ;)
Ruwan | October 22, 2014 at 7:33 AM
Yasith Mayabandara | October 13, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Honda Fit GP5 / Vezel Recalls
Dear All, Do you aware that Honda Fit GP5 has been called back four times for upgrades up to now and Honda Vezel has two?
Here is the link to Honda Japan recall information page. You can use Google Chrome browser to translate this automatically.
So, how do you know that your vehicle has undergone those upgrades or not?
There are two ways,
1. A sticker containing the recall number is pasted in to the driver’s seat door opening
2. By entering your vehicles’ chassis number in to the following page
These are done free of charge in japan including the labour cost and parts replacement if necessary. Ideally, this should be performed through local agent for imported vehicles but i am not sure Stafford Motors as they are not importing this models up to now. If you have any experience regarding this upgrades in Sri Lanka, please share it with us.
Bhagya | October 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM
Thank you for the valuable information
DDB | October 15, 2014 at 12:42 AM
I did a software upgrade just after purchased my car at stafford motors and those guys said that GP5 got 3 upgrades and 3rd one is due for mine. Now it seems there is another one! I’m experiencing exact symptoms explained in the link you have shared and mines chassis number in the required list.
Do you know whether stafford mortos do this latest software upgrade? By the way this is incredibly valuable information!
Bhagya | October 15, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Hi DDB, Is Stafford Motors charging for this upgrade or are they doing it for free?
Yasith Mayabandara | October 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Dear DDB, Thank you for the information. Good to hear that Stafford Motors are doing the upgrades. I am not sure they are doing the latest upgrade but that should be available because the recall is in July 2014.
DDB | October 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM
Stafford mortors charged about 5600/= for upgrade and you have to put an appointment reserve a time slot. The upgrade took somewhere around 2 hrs to complete.
Isham | October 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM
I heard its 5k as said here.
Yasith Mayabandara | October 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Dear All, I have booked an appointment for my GP5, as it is vulnerable for the 4th recall. They have a long waiting list (about 6 weeks) as they are only doing 4 vehicles per day.
Buddhi | October 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM
Thank you very much for the information, Yasith….
Below I have translated the information relating to latest recall for FIT & VEZEL using G-Translator. Somethings do not make sense. Use wisely.
As I understood previous recall is “Fit, recall of VEZEL (February 10, 2014 report)” of which details are not given herewith. Recall notification sticker no.No.3312.
Headings are marked with ~xxxx~
~Fit, recall of VEZEL (July 10, 2014 report)~
Recall notification number : 3391
Recall start date : July 11, 2014
No. Models : 2
Vehicle Type : 4
Number recalled : Total of 175,356
Failure of the site (part name) : Prime mover (engine control computer)
~Structure it finds that to be in the standard non-conforming state, situation and the cause of the equipment or performance~
For program of engine control computer (ECU) is inappropriate,
1) In a state where the ECU has shifted sensed learns to have clutch estimated friction characteristic and the actual clutch friction characteristic, when the engine is started with a motor drive while driving in the EV running mode, an excessive driving force from the motor generator you may want to. Therefore, there is a possibility that the driver is the vehicle speed unintentionally increases moment.
2) and between the gear meshing operation when the shift lever in the stop of the engine running mode to start operating in D or R, slowly enters the slope of the steep gradient in the EV running, is temporarily stopped and engine when you start, when are depressing strongly the accelerator pedal, excessive driving force might be generated from the motor. Therefore, there is a possibility that the vehicle is sudden acceleration.
~The contents of improvement measures~
1) & 2) I will rewrite the engine control computer to control programs.
~Car user and automobile overhaul, Measures to be well-known to the operators~
User: I will be notified by direct mail or the like.
And automotive overhaul businesses: will be posted to NichiSeiren issuing authority magazine.
Or improvements to the Performed car, near the door striker of the driver’s seat door opening
I will attach a No.3391 of stickers.
~Vehicles to be recalled~
(The entire range of production period) July 17, 2013 – July 1, 2014
– GP5-1000012 ~ GP5-1020662 (July 17, 2013 – April 25, 2014)
– GP5-3000006 ~ GP5-3093558 (September 23, 2013 – July 1, 2014)
– GP5-4000013 ~ GP5-4006421 (May 14, 2014 – July 1, 2014)
– GP5-5000003 ~ GP5-5000277 (October 9, 2013 – June 30, 2014)
– GP5-8000001 ~ GP5-8000013 (September 9, 2013 – October 8, 2013)
– GP6-3000022 ~ GP6-3010128 (January 17, 2014 – July 1, 2014)
– GP6-5000001 ~ GP6-5000053 (January 22, 2014 – July 1, 2014)
– RU3-1000045 ~ RU3-1032118 (December 5, 2013 – July 1, 2014)
– RU4-1000028 ~ RU4-1012309 (December 5, 2013 – July 1, 2014)
Buddhi | October 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM
When I entered my chassis number the site says it is not listed for update. But the number is within the specified range of chassis numbers to be recalled. Guess I have to visit Stafford anyways.
Yasith Mayabandara | October 19, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Here are the sticker numbers for the recalls
Recall notification number
Recall start date
October 25, 2013
Recall notification number
Recall start date
December 21, 2013
Recall notification number
Recall start date
February 10, 2014
Recall notification number
Recall start date
July 11, 2014
If your car is not indicated to have any updates by entering the chassis number in given site, that means your car has been upgraded already in Japan.
If you bought your car from japan after initiating the last recall, it may have gone through all the updates.
You can find this by the attached sticker by the side of drivers door or, if you have the maintenance record of your car from japan, it contains receipts given for the updates done so far.
Buddhi | October 20, 2014 at 6:54 PM
Thanks for the reply Yasith. Had to wait till last weekend to check the door panel. The sticker (3391) is there. Guess I’m lucky for this time. If the latest update is done (3391) I hope the previous ones have been updated as well! Is that so?
Yasith Mayabandara | October 22, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Dear Buddhi, Yes, you are lucky.
your car has undergone all the updates scheduled so far.
sarath | October 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM
I hope to buy a Honda Fit GP1. Can any one help me explaining whether Honda fit GP1 can run only from the Battery in an emergency situation of no fuel in the Tank.
duthindara | October 13, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Simply “no”. Need fuel. Cannot run empty tank.
John | October 13, 2014 at 1:51 PM
Hi, I have a GP5 vehicle a 2014 L Grade and would like to know if any of you all have a Owners Manual of the same. Appreciate your response.
duthindara | October 13, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Go to this link below and download Japanese version of GP5.
Select フィット ハイブリッド as model.(Fit)
Try to translate by using Google translator.
Whole document might be copy protected.
But at least can see the drawings.
John | October 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Hi Guyz, First of all I need to mention its really a informative forum where professional comments about Honda is shared. Thanks eve
I have bought a GP5 with very limited knowledge on Honda and hybrid in general, so appreciate if you could help me by sharing the owners manual if anyone of you all have.
ahamed | October 13, 2014 at 8:20 AM
how to start the honda fit hybrid gp1 if the battery in the smartkey is fully dead?
bg | October 13, 2014 at 11:34 PM
Well the CIVIC Hybrid 2014 manual says to hold the smart key very close to power button in a specific manner. I have posted the link few comments below. Pls go through.
I learnt many things reading that manual. Pls go through.
Sam | October 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM
I’m using Honda Fit hybrid 2012 GP 1. There is abnormal noise come out during the quick acceleration, even A/C is switch off noise is their. Appreciate your expert advice before take to the garage.
DDB | October 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM
For anyone interesting here I have translated the Honda FIT GP5 system menu to English. With this you could configure some of your FIT GP 5 features like City Active Break System or Keyless entry settings. You need have your car in park (P) possition to access this menu.
Bhagya | October 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Great, Thank you.
Isham | October 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Where is the system menu, in the radio or the small place in the HUD?
DDB | October 20, 2014 at 12:45 AM
It’s in small display on right side of the meter panel
harry | October 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Hi guys! I am buying a GP5 next week, so need ur kind input on selecting the best insurance for the car. Can u pls help me out. Thanks in advance.
Nakash | October 7, 2014 at 8:09 PM
Hi guys I’m getting my Honda fit gp5 2014 bnew s grade next week. What’s the fuel consumption in the city and out station? Do I have to do a service when I reach 1000kms?
Shehan Mendis | October 9, 2014 at 4:13 PM
GP5 is using Honda New iDCD technology. It should do about 18 – 20KMPL range within colombo and 24-25KMPL outstation. But everything depends on how you drive it.
Well you dont have to service at 1000km. You must check the grade and condition of the oil.
Just take the car to Hybrid Motors they will check the oil condition and let you know. They dont charge for it.
DDB | October 9, 2014 at 11:26 PM
Hi, recently I puchased a 2013 GP5 and so far drove more than 1000km. Normally I drive from Kelaniya to Nawala in morning and evening city traffic. The maximum fuel economy I achived while driving in city traffic was 18KM/L. The maximum fuel economy achived while off city traffic driving was 25KM/L. That is a round trip to Kandy with 4 people onbord.
Yasith Mayabandara | October 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Can you explain more about your driving condition please?
Is this figures with ECON Mode?
What is the fuel you used?
What is the A/C temperature?
Have you got this fuel consumption values through the information display?
I also owns a 2013 GP5 and i have achieved far better results in sub-urban driving.
DDB | October 14, 2014 at 1:22 AM
Hi Yasith, Please see my answeres.
Is this figures with ECON Mode? Yes
What is the fuel you used? 95 Octane
What is the A/C temperature? 25-27
Have you got this fuel consumption values through the information display? Yes. For city driving I got confirmed this value with manual calculations. I’m still running with my second full tank. Will update results once that burns out.
So how is fuel economy of your GP5? Is it F,L or S grade?
Yasith Mayabandara | October 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Thank you for answering back. I owns a L Grade with Safty and Navi package.
I am still burning my first tank of 95 octane petrol with A/C at 26 C and Econ ON.
As i mentioned before, i am driving in sub-urban areas with less traffic than colombo area.
I got my reading through the information display and it was above 30 (34.6 once!) for several times. And it was always above 25 so far.
You may reset the fuel consumption values to get more acurate calculation of the current fuel consumption. And you may already aware that the driving style also affects the fuel consumption mainly as discussed in this forum several times.
I will let you know my manual calculations as soon as i finish out my fuel.
Buddhi | October 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM
Since you guys talked about the Fuel Type….. I’ll ask my question here. Can we use 92 Octane?
DDB | October 20, 2014 at 12:43 AM
Hi, With some careful driving I was able to achieve 31km/L from Kelaniya to Nittambuwa (about 35km) and 33.7km/L on highway with my GP5. This is with 92 octane.
Yasith Mayabandara | October 22, 2014 at 3:19 PM
DDB, Yes, you can achieve such fuel economy with careful driving and long trips usually above 15 kilometers.
Yes, we can use 92 Octane ( Owner manual specification – Fuel Type -> Unleaded regular gasoline / Regular bio-blended gasoline(E10 / ETBE22))
Thisal Ekanayake | October 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM
Hi does anyone know what the 3 buttons under the Eco switch mean. The traction control one and the others.
Shehan Mendis | October 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM
Which vehicle model are you referring to?
Nakash | October 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM
Naresh | October 18, 2014 at 11:39 PM
I am getting around 17km/L on a full tank in driving in Colombo with short distance traveling.
Maaz Qureshi | October 5, 2014 at 9:43 AM
How can I change my honda insight hybrid language into English
Shehan Mendis | October 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM
You cannot change the language which is on the meter. The black and white display on the meter.
You may be able to change the Video setup language. Try showing it to Hybrid Motors Lanka because there is a foreign gentlemen there. He may be able to help.
My Priius he could not change the language but he setup the bluetooth for me.
BG | October 1, 2014 at 8:32 PM
2014 Honda Civic HybridOwner’s Manual and Warranty Booklet http://owners.honda.com/vehicles/information/2014/Civic-Hybrid/manuals
BG | October 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM
The above link directs to CIVIC Hybrid manuals. This is same as GP5 manual. I think it is applicable to Vezel. Just go through……
Sup 01 | October 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM
Hi, Can some one let me know the air filter for a Fit Shuttle hybrid? Is it recommended to replace it with a compatible one or the genuine?
Shehan Mendis | October 9, 2014 at 4:36 PM
It is better to replace the genuine honda. Reason is the air intake is purified by the filter. That AIR is combined with the fuel so it may affect the injectors and engine in the long run
Sup 01 | October 16, 2014 at 1:38 PM
Indika | October 1, 2014 at 6:08 AM
I am having Gp1 2011. I replaced my small battery recently,replced with Ameron battery, after 2 weeks battery was dead and company replace the battery but same thing happened to new battery and they told there”s no problem with the battery or car. where can be the problem is Ameron battry doesnot suit for gp1?
NalinJ | October 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM
I think you should not use maintenance free batteries for Hybrids, Some says deep cycle batteries should be used for Hybrids but my GP1 has 30 Ah normal lead-acid battery (which came with the car) and it works without a problem.
Is this Ameron battery is a maintenance free battery?
varuna | October 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Did you solve this problem ? Please be kind enough to mention your current situation. I’m planning to replace my GP1 Front battery next week. Any clues that anyone can give on this will be highly appreciated.
Charitha Ekanatake | October 2, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Check the vehicle electrical system. If not it should be the battery
arun | October 6, 2014 at 10:31 PM
Any solution to change the language in honda vehicles? (mine is a gp1)
Shehan Mendis | October 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Make sure you replace a SUPER MAINTENANCE FREE BATTERY. This is a fully sealed type battery and has two indicators showing if the battery weak or strong.
Have they checked the fuse? The 12V battery is charged through the Hybrid BIG battery.
It doesnt matter the brand, the type should always matter. It should be NS40L if I am not mistaken. But take it to a reputed place and replace a SMF appropriate type battery.
Safwan | September 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Hi I am intending to buy a HONDA FD3 2010 model. I have been getting some negative feedback on the car specially on the battery and fuel consumption (only 10km per ltr) is it true. Also what would be market value for the car
RD | October 4, 2014 at 6:25 AM
Im using a 2011 Fd3. Fuel consumption is around 13-14kmpl city moderate traffic. 18kmpl long distance and 22kmpl highway. It would be 10kmpl on extreme stop and go city traffic. Its a nice car. Chech hybrid battery health before buying.
Shehan Mendis | October 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM
Mr. Safwan please do not buy FD3. The car has a Hybrid Battery failure. It will bring you so much trouble. even if you buy a recon. unreg CIVIC it would still have a battery failure. This is a HONDA MANUFACTURING DEFECT.
I got the best example from Hybrid Motors Lanka. A gentlemen’s vehicle had an issue with his Hybrid Battery and he eventually change a B.new battery from them for around 800k
So Dont go for the HONDA CIVIC. Play Safe
RD | October 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM
@Shehan Mendis Dont spread misinformation. I am driving a 2011 Civic Hybrid without any battery issues. The battery issues on the FD3 were addressed through a software update post 2009 models. And the issues arise if you have the car parked for long times and dont run it often. When you buy the vehicle, just make sure the IMA battery usable capacity is above at least 35% (this should be done when buying any Honda hybrid, not just the Civic) and you should be fine.
Also a new battery costs rs 550000 not 800000.
S. Solomon | September 30, 2014 at 1:47 AM
I have Honda freed 2013 model. I have Gathers VXM-128SXI system but all in Japanese. Is there anyway can I change the language to english? As I know this system completely configured with the vehicle. So I wonder is there any place in Sri Lanka to make this done? And I also want to fixed 4 way camera. (Already reverse available) And I think this setup support 4 ways camera so Can you please suggest a very professional place to fix this? Must be highly professional. Thanks for your support.
Shehan Mendis | October 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM
This is the original setup that comes with the vehicle. Yes it is configured to the vehicle in-entertainment system.
I must say you cannot change the language because these are domestic market vehicle. This vehicle is sold ONLY in JAPAN.
One thing you can do is check it with a person who can read the language. There is a japanese gentlemen in Hybrid Motors Lanka at Maligawatte. He will try to change the language and they do not charge for that.
Actually if you service the vehicle he will give you a full demo on how to set up bluetooth, take calls and use some other features such as storing music to your setup. the language will remain the same though. He may try to change the language.
So give it a shot
Amitha Ranasinghe | September 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM
We are using Honda Insight 2010 model. we want to change there language (actually its Japanese) how to do it
Jayalath perere | September 27, 2014 at 6:02 AM
I am going to by Honda GP2, any body tell me any problem and any issues in GP 2 Car
Nipuna Jayawardana | September 26, 2014 at 3:26 PM
I own a honda fit hybrid gp1 2012 version car. It is not showing green glow in the dashboard. It always blue. Whether, it is running using battery it is not changing.
Any idea where the problem is?
Niroshan | September 30, 2014 at 2:41 PM
Hi, Check whether u are using “S” mode when u are drive the vehicle. usually the illumination will be in Blue color if u are using “S” mode. So shift your gear lever to “D” mode and switch on the “ECO” mode & accelerate very softly. If the issue is still same , then contact for Agent there will have some issue in the fuse board.
thanks / Niroshan.
Nipuna Jayawardana | October 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Issue is still there, seems like fuse issue. Thanks for the reply :)
Charitha Ekanatake | October 2, 2014 at 11:02 AM
It’s a easy fix give me a call me on 0718682744
kevin | September 26, 2014 at 2:39 PM
guyss hv a look @ dis http://world.honda.com/news/2014/c140210Recall-Fit-Hybrid-Vezel-Hybrid/
Yasith Mayabandara | October 2, 2014 at 3:14 PM
This is the second recall for FIT and VEZEL and there is a third recall on 2014/07/11 regarding ECU software issue.
Upali | September 24, 2014 at 5:03 PM
Hello friends, I am using a Honda FIT hybrid car and anyone can tell me the symbal indicating push remote kay’s battary low?.
Duminda | September 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM
You have to replace the battery in your remote key
prabuddha | September 23, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Hello friends, I’m going to buy a hybrid, but not decided what to buy, Aqua or Fit GP5? Pls give me details on both.
NalinJ | September 23, 2014 at 12:03 PM
When I was servicing my GP1 on last Sunday, the technician said my car has ‘Blue Color’ coolant and it is difficult to find blue color coolant in SL. He also said some people have hybrids came to the them and completely drain the blue color coolant filled the ‘Green Color’ coolant.
Is it ok to mix blue color coolant and green color coolant and have you guys replaced the coolant came with your FIT or Insight with the green color coolant available in SL
RD | September 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM
What does your service manual say about the coolant? Always use something that meets requirements in the service manual.
I use blue coolant on my car (Civic FD3 hybrid). My service manual instructs to use a coolant that does not contain silicates. If you use a coolant with silicates it would cause the washer pump to rust over time and you’ll face issues.
There are blue coolants available in Sri lanka. I recently flushed mine using Toyota blue coolant which cost Rs 8000 or so for 4L.
arun | September 26, 2014 at 11:25 AM
don’t mix coolant. use toyota blue coolant, thats what Stafford motors do.
Charitha Ekanatake | October 2, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Don’t get carried a way with coolant colours. Honda cool blue coolant have a life up to 80 000 km. If it’s need refilling check for any coolant leaks. If not fill with clean or distill water. DO NOT USE BATTERY WATER.
varuna | September 23, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Have you experienced cold start difficulties in Civic FD3 Hybrid ? What should be done in such a situation ? Any ideas please
RD | September 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM
What exactly is the nature of the starting difficulty? Have you checked the 12v battery condition?
Charitha Ekanatake | October 2, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Need to check the car first and need more details about the concern. Pleas give me a call at 0718682744
varuna | September 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Hi guys, can any one tel me how can i change the language settings of the audio system or whether i can find any user manual for the audio aystem
Shehan Mendis | September 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM
Wha is the model of your vehicle? If it is the original setup you cannot change the language
Thuvarahan | September 20, 2014 at 10:21 PM
Guys, I’ve got a GP5. When I change the gear I could hear a sound in the engine. While pressing the park button also. Why it’s happening like that? Anything wrong with my car?
Hat | September 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM
I am just doing homework before buying a gp5 pl check Honda web. They hav recalled Fit an vessel 3 times last October December and this feb bcz of dct software prob. I think u need to get a gear change history report to see what’s going on. Pl ask stafford I’m not sure whether they can help
Isham | September 30, 2014 at 10:53 AM
I got a 2014 GP5 (manufactured in Dec 2013) Parking brake sound comes from the engine area to lock the gear don’t worry about that. but as for the gear sound thing when your riding you should check at Stafford motors and do a system check / or at sterling after care.
Charitha Ekanatake | October 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Need to check the car for this concern. Pleas call at 0718682744
phmpds | October 7, 2014 at 1:54 PM
I am also using a GP5. An I hear the same sound when changing gears . I guess this is normal because it is the sound come when gears get engaged.
NalinJ | September 17, 2014 at 1:59 PM
Today I purchased Havoline Eco 5 (0W-20) engine oil for my next service. 4l can costs 4300/- and label says ‘Full Synthetic’. Currently I use Mobil 5W-30 and I have run 9850 km without an issue from Mobil.
I’m not sure about the recommended number of kilometers for Havoline Eco 5 (0W-20) because sales guy in the shop did not have a clear idea. I will update the forum about the performance\fuel economy after using Havoline Eco 5 (0W-20)
ruwindu | September 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM
I heard that the Sterling After Care center also use Havoline Eco 5 (0W-20)
varuna | September 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM
Good pricing compared to Toyota 0W-20 which is Rs. 5380/- also which is not Fully Synthetic
NalinJ | September 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM
Service station said the recommended number of km is 5000 for Havoline ECO-5 but you can go around 6000-7000 kms before next oil change. Lets see how it goes
Shehan Mendis | September 25, 2014 at 5:47 PM
OW20 is the recommended grade of oil for Hybrid Cars. You can run upto 10000km or 6 Months whichever comes first
Ayesh Baddage | September 13, 2014 at 6:07 PM
Dear guys, I’ve got a Honda insight 2011 and it actually didn’t come with an USB interface for connecting USB devices (ie pen drives) but recently I’ve noticed that it contained an ash colored port just beyond the 12v power connector and one of my cousin’s got the same port in his Honda fit where he uses a cable which came with his car for playing USB device and for the surprise, same cable worked perfectly for my insight too! All I’ve got to do is connecting the cable and select the “HDD” from the “Source” of my insight Navi.
I searched every nook and corner of the internet for similar cable but unfortunately there was none for sale! Please someone could at least tell me the name of that port so I can extend my searches a little bit, thanks cheers!
jk | September 17, 2014 at 11:39 PM
If you could post a picture somewhere and put a link to the picture here, perhaps somebody can help
Niroshan | September 19, 2014 at 7:23 PM
The Cable which u are concerning here is comes for a supportive batch to inter navigation system. I Also have this on my Honda fit navi Premium edition.
And the same thing can use as a USB cable to get connect for pen drivers. Usually this cable very rarely find from the shops . but u can try with Petco Lanka, or any other car audio system installing shops to find at least similar version.
thanks / niroshan.
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