Honda Jazz 2005 Problems

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Toyota Yaris 2011 and Honda Jazz 2005: Engine longevity

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2020

A few factors determine engine longevity, so let’s start with the first of those, the basic materials and design of the engine in question. Both the Toyota and Honda have advanced small-capacity engines that are made from quality materials. So that’s in their favour.

The second factor is servicing. A lack of regular maintenance including fresh oil and filters will kill engines fast, so that’s crucial. And finally, how they are driven will also play a part. An engine that only does long distances in the country will always last longer than one that is subjected to frequent cold starts and stop-start traffic. An engine that is regularly revved to redline between the gears will also potentially die younger than one that is driven sensibly and with a bit of mechanical sympathy.

The bottom line? There’s no short answer. But I have seen small-capacity Honda and Toyota engines clock up 250,000km and more with correct maintenance. Things have certainly changed from the 1950s when the average car engine needed a rebuilt every 100,000km and what was called a de-coke and valve-grind every 30,000km. Ask your grandfather about it.

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Honda races to fix Takata airbag faults

Honda races to fix Takata airbag faults

6 Dec 2016 · by Richard Berry

Honda Australia is working around the clock to replace 600,000 potentially faulty airbags.

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Deadly Takata airbag recall nears 1.2 million in Australia

Deadly Takata airbag recall nears 1.2 million in Australia

17 May 2016 · by Joshua Dowling

Only a fraction of the 1.2 million cars on Australia roads with airbags that can spray shrapnel have been fixed, new figures show.

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Honda Jazz shaking

Answered by CarsGuide 3 May 2012

It's a problem with the CVT transmission and one that Honda is   aware of and has been rectifying. Take it back to your dealer and   have them assess it. They might be able to fix it by changing the oil   in the gearbox, but in some cases they have replaced gearboxes.

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Honda Jazz pungy smell

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Oct 2011

Leaving it so long before reporting it was a mistake. Always report a problem to the dealer, so that it is on record should they take no action and the problem develops into something even worse. I don't really think you've got a strong claim in this case; I'd cop the whack and put it down to experience.

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Another shuddering Honda Jazz

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Dec 2010

The first thing dealers usually do when they get a shuddering Jazz is to change the transmission fluid, which is a special fluid for the purpose, and that appears to fix most cars. In some cases it doesn't and in those cases it usually means the transmission needs replacing.  Trading the car is drastic, but if that eases your mind then so be it.

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