About Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
Being one of the three versions in the Honda Clarity lineup, the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is available as a plug-in hybrid mid-size luxury car produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. since 2016. The first Clarity Plug-in Hybrid was released for the 2017 model year in the three different versions of the Honda Clarity lineup. Competing against the Chevrolet Bolt or the Toyota Prius Prime, the Plug-in Hybrid is the most convincing of the three Clarity versions and has the broadest appeal to consumers.
On December 1, 2017, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid was launched with a starting MSRP of US$34,290 as a 4-door sedan. It is offered in two trim levels, base and Touring and has a lengthy list of standard features. The base trim comes with keyless entry and start, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, an eight-speaker sound system and the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features. While the Touring trim adds power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, a navigation system and remote climate-control precondition. But both of them are powered by a 1.5 L 4-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor hybrid system to produce 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque along with a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery. And power is sent to the front wheels. Its electric-only range is estimated at 47 miles and fuel economy for regular hybrid operation is 42 mpg.
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid that can recharge at home and drive an EPA-estimated 48 miles on pure electric power before it switches over to regular hybrid gasoline power. But even though it is a frugal and well-equipped hybrid, you still need to know these common problems will appear on it someday:
First, transmission failure. A common problem in Honda models, the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid also suffers from transmission failure according to the complaints from the vehicle owners. In general, most drivers have no knowledge background about the working principle of vehicles, therefore, here we provide some recognizable symptoms of transmission failure for your reference. If you hear some strange sounds from underneath the vehicle; if the transmission fluids leak on the ground; if the indicator does not match the gear and the vehicle does not turn off or starts in another gear or does not go into any gear. All these symptoms can be attributed to the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid clutch disc, release bearing, clutch slave cylinder and shift cable.
Second, for many drivers, another trouble about Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is the suspension failure. Generally speaking, once the suspension system has something wrong, the occupants will suffer from an unsteady and unpleasant ride. Even it also can result in a serious car accident. In order to avoid those, you can solve this problem in time based on these signs. If you can hear excessive road noise or grinding noises while turning, or the vehicle tends to tilt to one side because the tires are damaged unevenly. And if you can feel a vibration when putting palms on the steering wheel, you had better get the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid control arm, shock and strut mount and coil spring insulator inspected thoroughly.
Apart from above-mentioned common problems on the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, you had better also pay some attention to some parts that will also have problems with the accumulation of mileage. For example, the cabin air filter is designed to capture contaminations and particulate in the air so the occupants will not get allergic to some pollens or dirt. Therefore, besides the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid air filter, you had better add the fog light, headlight, antenna and wiper blade to your routine maintenance list.
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