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  • surangawe  commented on  3/7/17 12:15pm

    Hi any one know a place in srilanka to buy a steering wheel audio multi function key for Honda GP5

  • Tiki  commented on  9/3/16 5:45am

    Hi Friends, My fit gp1 (2012) display shows average fuel consumption as 12km/l. Is this satisfactory ? If its a issue how to fix it? I used the car within colombo and done kandy-colombo twice.

  • Sharaz  commented on  8/8/16 7:26am

    Do anyone know how to switch on GP4 hybrid center green gauge, it’s got off anyhow, sport mode red is working fine

    Thanks in advance

  • dhanushka.atapattu  commented on  5/19/16 9:42am

    Honda Grace English translated Manual (since its a literal translation rendering of text may vary and might differ from the technical term)

    Honda Grace Japanese Manual

  • Rajitha  commented on  1/31/16 1:58pm

    I have a Honda FIT shuttle with Gathers vxm-135 vfni and I would like to change the language to English. Please let me know how to do it

  • dhanushka.atapattu  commented on  5/19/16 9:40am

    *Change Language to English _ Gathers VXM-155vsi*
    credit goes to the original uploader..

    Note that if your using a Honda internavi system in the JDM models cannot be changed to English.

  • rasika790317  commented on  9/14/15 10:21pm

    Dear Friends, im planing to buy a car. my budget is 3.1 million max. Im not a daily user. please advice me.

  • chaminda1975  commented on  12/2/15 6:32am

    Dear Friend, Have you experience abnormal IMA battery charging pattern such as draining battery to lowest level and then charging to maximum, draining it suddenly while climbing hills, stops at heavy traffic, etc., check your car 12v Battery terminals. Loose and carbon deposited terminal connections could show any of above symptoms. Remedy is so simple; clean them and reconnect after 10 minutes. Make sure you have backup SD card for your navigation system, otherwise internal memory looses and an error message will appear on display. Also while keeping terminals disconnected turn ignition key to start the car to drain any residual charge remaining in the system.

  • mazraara  commented on  7/16/15 9:45am

    Honda FIT GP1 HYBRID 2011 knocks or bucks bucks when starting from a stop position. Does not do it all the time. Had it in to the dealer – they updated computer and put in a new battery. Still bucks. after a long break if i drive, the first few minutes it goes smooth and then it bucks again. this happens only when starting from a stop position. (sometimes at speed 60 – 80 i feel vehicle is going on low gear 1 or 2, this happens randomly)

    Any ideas on the problem? Is only has 56000 KM

    Got the engine tune up done from Hybrid Motors SL. (June 2015)
    As they told changed the Air Filter and Spark Plugs. (June 2015)
    After that they told something is wrong with the gear box, so need to fix it or may need to change the gear box which will cost nearly 2 lacks.

    (ATF) Gear Box oil changed at a local shop.
    Fuel pump & filter changed at a local shop.
    EGR valve is changed. second hand part was used as new is very expensive. but got a carbon zero almost new EGR Valve.

    Then took it to company Stafford share,
    Got the engine tune up done from Stafford share (Yesterday July 15 2015) because company told hybrid motors are not doing engine tune up properly.
    Still the bucking or knocking comes when starting from a stop point and company is asking to change the EGR valve for no reason and they say 100% sure it will fix the problem as this is a common issue for GP1 models. (i dont know who to trust anymore and spend money)

    confused and I need an experts advise. any advise is greatly appreciated.

  • Renuka  commented on  3/19/15 11:19am

    Dear Yasith.

    Thanks for your reminder, I also comment on under GP5. Don’t know how to upload image

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  3/21/15 1:05pm

    Dear Renuka,
    Please send the photo to
    Thank You

  • Renuka  commented on  3/12/15 4:17pm

    How to set time in GP5 meter panel. How to unlock Gathers sound system?

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  3/16/15 10:31pm

    Dear Renuka,

    The method of setting time in GP5 differs if you have an Honda Internavi AV system in your car. Could you please upload a photo of your AV system with the password screen to this forum, i can gather some additional information by looking at it before replying.

    And a kind reminder, please leave your comments under the relevent category as mentioned by admin.

    Thank You

  • jk  commented on  2/19/15 6:08pm

    Pioneer AVH-X8650BT & Android AppMode

    Just to let you know that above Head Unit works with Sansung Note 3 with a MHL adapter cable in AppMode.

    What this means is that for compatible apps, you can control the phone touch screen using the Head Unit’s screen.

    Currently the useful app that I found was the Maps application (which uses Google Maps).

    So if you own this HU and an Android Phone which supports MHL adapter, you can get Google Maps working on your HU screen. Probably Note 4 and S5 should work.

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  2/21/15 12:12am

    Where to buy a MHL adaptor. How to conect Note 3 via MHL cable. Which port of the head unit should i conect the MHL cable.

  • BG  commented on  2/24/15 11:12pm

    What is the cost of the cable?

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  2/17/15 6:20pm

    Honda Fit GP5 – According to the Honda Recall site i had to update my ignition plug top coils and noise filter as latest recall update. Stafford has replaced my ignition plug top coils, But not noise filter because of its unavailability of sri lanka at the time. they asked to wait and wiil inform me after noise filter available.
    But now i ve rechecked my chassis number again at Honda recall site, now it shows my veheicle is no need of latest recall update.

    Cant understand what is going on….??????????

  • Sam  commented on  2/13/15 3:11pm

    does anybody know how to enable BT in honda internavi. ?? I can’t connect my phone via BT. Also tried with IPad, But it doesn’t show anything

  • Asela  commented on  1/26/15 9:06am

    Seems like the last Recall 3457
    is not mention in here a allthough it’s done October 23, 2014

    Even my one manufactured in November 2014, Recall 3391 & 3457 stickers pasted and wonder why.

  • killer_cruise  commented on  1/26/15 6:05pm

    I contacted stafford today, they said that site not accurate. If you provide you chasis number to stafford, they will check with Honda japan and confirm you.

  • BG  commented on  1/28/15 7:11pm

    May be they released it to the market in November. And while releasing they did the upgrade and paste the stickers.

  • MRF  commented on  1/31/15 3:50pm

    If the stickers are pasted it is an indication that improvements needed for your Vezel had been done.

    This is the chassis number range for recalled vehicles:
    RU3-1000045 ~ RU3-1056696
    (December 5, 2013 – October 17, 2014)

    If the chassis number of your Vezel is within the numbers listed here and if the stickers had been pasted, there is no need to worry about this.

    By the way how do you know in which month your vehicle was manufactured?

  • MANJULA  commented on  1/25/15 1:06pm

    honda fit shuttle(GP2) එකේ engine check light එකයි vsc එකයි එක පාර indicate කරන්නේ මොකද ?

  • mazraara  commented on  1/23/15 11:32am

    Keyless entry remote lost..

    I have a 2011 Honda fit base hybrid model. I just bought it used. I belive that my vehicle came with a keyless entry system, so i like to know from owners what sort of a remote (how many buttons) ? it will be a help if anyone can share a image.

    1/ What does this keyles entry system can do ? please share with me if there is any manual available as to how to use this ?

    As bought it as second user, i didnt get the remote and its been lost.

    2/ I also noticed a small change in ignition switch. This is how it looked and it makes me to put the key and turn it on every time, less entry

    i feel like originally it was not asking a key and had a ignition knob to turn to start the car. How can i get it fixed and how does it work without a key or does it have a programmed key beneth the knob part?

  • Manjula  commented on  1/15/15 10:04am

    where to find honda fit gp5 english owners manual

  • Dams  commented on  1/12/15 10:20pm

    Hello Honda users, I am going to buy a Honda gp5 L grade 2014 one. first think you for your informations here it was really valuable. But I am little bit worried because up to now there were 5 recalls and will there be more recalls in future(hopefully not to)?
    And what is the difference between auctioned one with one which has been bought and imported from the company, because some says those vehicles are not auctioned one but imported from the company,
    But how can we rely on their statements. How can we confirm such statement?
    How can we know whether the car is accident free one?
    Is there any system to know the correct history of the vehicle and the true condition of the vehicle?
    and honda gp5 comparing to Toyota Aqua what is the overall best car?( Hopping your honest answer)
    Please I need you expert and experienced answers in this situation.

  • Anudatta Dioas  commented on  1/13/15 1:58pm

    Take it to the agents & get it fully checked before you buy it. It has better interior space than Aqua. Better battery too. i have done over 5000k on mine. No problems. its a pleasure to drive. I take my MTB bike in side the car. Just put it to S mode & you can fly. Worst I have got fuel in traffic is 15K per liter.

  • Hewa  commented on  1/11/15 12:40pm

    I owned Honda vezel. Reverse camera not clear. Any settings to get clear image. This camera came with vehicle. Set is locally installed. Also no lines in camera displa

  • Geeth  commented on  1/10/15 9:23pm

    Hi all , I am going to import HONDA GP5 S grade 2014 car directly from the auction. cost will be LKR 2,250,000.00 + LOCAL TAX 1,085,290.00.

    My question is , where can i get the sterling warranty for the car . normally they not given the warranty from the auction.

  • Pubudu  commented on  1/8/15 11:41pm

    My Honda Vezel User’s manual recommends 0w-20 (API SN, ILSAC G5) engine oil. Is it ok to use Valvoline SynPower 0W – 30 (API SL) .

  • NalinJ  commented on  1/9/15 6:35pm

    Hi Pubudu, 0W-30 is ok. You can also use 5W-30 from Mobil. But you can find 0W-20 from Caltex. They have Havoilne Eco 5, a full synthetic oil and 4l can is around 4200. Currently I use Havoline Eco 5 for my FIT GP1 and it gives a good fuel economy. Before this I used Mobil 5W-30 (around 7800/= for 4l can) it also gave the same fuel economy

  • Nalin Jayarathna  commented on  1/12/15 1:11pm

    with Havoline eco 5 what is the oil change interval(km)

  • NalinJ  commented on  1/23/15 11:02am

    Not sure, the sales guy and service station did not give a confident answer. I will keep monitoring the oil after 5000k to check whether how it degrades. I think I can run 6500-7000 kms from it. Currently I have driven around 4000 km using Eco 5, the oil color is still ok. Let you guys know how it works after 5000 km

  • Vezel Owner  commented on  1/23/15 9:12pm

    Stafford Motors use Havolene Eco5, a SAE 0W-20 oil.

  • Hira  commented on  1/6/15 2:03am

    Dear all, Im planning to buy a Honda Insight 2011/12. So pls let me know which area to be checked specially? Tell me the actual fuel consumption in Insight (in trafic and out station)
    Thank you

  • Loge  commented on  1/5/15 3:34pm

    Hi guys, recently i bought a Honda Fit Gp1 HX Fine style. Just want to have knowledge about that. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

  • regi  commented on  1/6/15 10:36am

    Hi Loge, What kind of information are you looking for?

  • NalinJ  commented on  1/6/15 3:35pm

    Congratulations. GP1 is a great machine with good fuel consumption and a good acceleration. You can definitely enjoy the ride. Please read the forum and it is the best way to gather knowledge and also refer the Archive section and Insight section because drive train IMA is common for GP1 and Insight.
    You may also find some general knowledge in GP5 section even if it has new technology.
    If you have come-across a new issue which is not discussed in the forum, please add a post. Then forum member will help you.

  • Loge  commented on  2/9/15 7:31pm

    If u dnt mind can 8ihv ur contact no Nalin? I can call n ask if I want sumthg regarding my gp1. Coz im new to hybrid car.

  • kenneth  commented on  12/31/14 10:40am

    please somebody let me know the fuel consumption on a GP 5 honestly , In colombo.

  • Sam  commented on  1/2/15 9:47am

    In my L grade its 15-20km/l avg in colombo. Outstation its 25 -32 km/l

  • gayan  commented on  12/29/14 2:08am

    HI. I have a honda Insight 2013 ZE2 do any one know how to change the Japanese language to English Language in the dashboard. pleas help if there is any expert of Knowing how to change the language

  • nuwan2d  commented on  1/25/15 9:16pm

    You cant change the language. coz its jpn domestic version.

  • Hasitha Madhawa  commented on  12/28/14 1:05am

    I have a 2013 Honda FIT GP5. I have Gathers car stereo original player came from Japan. When I fix a USB to Navigation USB port I can’t browse it’s audio content. Do I have to fix an additional cable to support USB music playing? How can I remove car stereo by my own. Can anybody guide me where the nails fixed? How to remove the audio unit properly.

  • Malika  commented on  1/20/15 9:19am

    Dear Hasitha, I also have the same problem. Still couldn’t be able to solve it. If you get a solution please let me know as well.

  • Hasitha Madhawa  commented on  1/20/15 12:52pm

    I removed my car stereo & replaced with a Kenwood setup by Petcolanka. Japan setup USB not working. They paid 10,000 for the Japan setup.

  • gp1 2012  commented on  2/16/16 1:18pm

    try formating your USB from NTFS to Fat32 and see.

    worked for me

  • nnj  commented on  12/26/14 10:17am

    I have a honda GP1. when i am pressing things in my setup ,HDD sound container was disabled. Now i dont know how to enable it. I can see HDD in my source list and i can click it. then it shows the options. but all options are disable. Do anyone know how to enable it or reset to default settings ?

  • NalinJ  commented on  1/6/15 4:52pm

    Did you try to change the options when the engine is started? I had the same issue in Bluetooth settings, all were disabled when the engine is started. This is a safety feature. Settings were available when I turned off the engine

  • Kusala Fernando  commented on  12/24/14 12:09pm

    Hi, model : Honda GP5 S package with internavi premium

    Problem 1: any one know how to change the damn japanse to english in the TV set?

    Prob 2: is there any way that we can use the genuine navigation with sri lankan maps?

  • killer_cruise  commented on  12/25/14 8:52pm

    Problem 1: it will be very expensive , check places like sun lanka and petco.
    Problem 2: not sure whether you can really do it but contact sala , they will know it for sure.

  • Sam  commented on  1/5/15 11:02pm

    you can’t change the damn japanese to english in JDM FIT. Also its not supported TV as well. I’m also looking how to insert SL maps to this damn internavi set. Please let us knw if you find any positive news.

  • Malika  commented on  12/24/14 10:48am

    Hi All, Can someone please let me know a place to buy Havoline Eco 5 oil around Colombo.

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  12/28/14 6:57am

    At Chevron stock at pannipitiya. call Mr.Channa of caltex 0773667006.
    I got 2cans(8L) for just Rs 7500.for my gp5. best fuel eficacy with 26km/l

  • Malika  commented on  12/31/14 9:23am

    Thanks Dananjaya

  • Dilshan  commented on  12/24/14 9:11am

    Dear friends, after replacing the 12V battery of my GP 1 Audio setup is not working properly, showing a message in Japanese. any experience please share. Thanks

  • Sam  commented on  12/29/14 3:09pm

    Your audio setup need a separate power supply when you disconnect the main battery. Otherwise it will get lock after 8 seconds. Most of the Japanese original audio setup doesn’t have the original serial no or DVD /SD card to unlock the setup. So better check with advance car audio or petco lanka. May be you have a little chance to unlock your setup with there DVD or SD for 2000 – 5000 rs.

  • nuwan  commented on  12/23/14 8:09am

    honda fit gp5 traction control switch not working. pls help me

  • Sam  commented on  12/29/14 3:13pm

    Can you explain what happen ? If you switch on the traction control it will only indicate the left top corner of the gauge panel with yellow color mark.

  • natural  commented on  12/21/14 12:54pm

    Honda Fit Hybrid GP5 Dashboard Indicator එකේ Beep හඬක් එක්ක පෙන්නන Message එක මොකද්ද කියන්න පුලුවන්ද ? Car එකක රූපයක් එක්ක Warning Symbol එකක් පෙන්නනවා.

  • Bhagya  commented on  12/24/14 9:16am

    It’s Forward Collision Warning or In other words City Active Break System. This will give you a warning message and a sound when you are getting too closer to a vehicle in front of you. Also you will feel some deceleration with this warning too.

  • natural  commented on  12/24/14 10:30am

    බොහොම ස්තුතියි Bhagya. මේ warning message එක නවත්තන්න පුලුවන්ද ? පුළුවන් නම් කොහොමද නවත්තන්නේ ?

  • Nuwan  commented on  12/17/14 4:50pm

    Hi All, I have a Honda insight 2009/11. When I try to play a DVD I can only hear the music and its not showing the video. Can you please tell me how to turn on the video.

  • DDB  commented on  12/22/14 6:15pm

    Try with parking brake engaged. As a safety feature car does not allow you to watch video unless you change the gear to parking position and engage the parking brake

  • Nalaka  commented on  12/17/14 9:19am

    Dear All, I have lost driver side fog-lamp cover after hitting a dog in my 2014 GP5. I need to buy this cover and still could not found a place to buy. Stafford don’t have. Is there any recommended place to buy original part?

  • buddhi  commented on  12/18/14 9:55pm

    Check on and ebay.

  • MRF  commented on  12/28/14 12:36am

    there was an ad on Face book. Can’t recall the name of the shop. Google ‘Vezel parts in Sri Lanka’ and you will get some clues.

  • SJR  commented on  12/14/14 8:31pm

    Hey Guys, I’d really like if someone could clear my doubts. I planning to buy a 2014 Fit GP5 S Package. The agent showed me the car, but some options seem to be missing.

    1. I don’t have the music control on the steering wheel.
    2. There should be a HDMI and USB port near the Power Outlet, but that isn’t there.
    3. How many airbags does the car have?
    4. How many speakers does it have?

  • DDB  commented on  12/15/14 2:58pm

    SJR, If it is a factory fitted head unit you will get HDMI port and USB port next to 12v power outlet. Otherwise you will have to get them separately and installed.

    Head unit controllers of multifunction steering are also comes with the factory fitted head unit but it is optional.

  • Chamod Hettiarachchi  commented on  12/17/14 3:02pm

    Dear SJR, Use the following link. apparently you have checked the F model. S model should have multifunction, cruisecontrol and paddle shift. Check the headlights also. You should get scoop lights

  • SJR  commented on  12/21/14 4:23pm

    Thank you DDB and Chamod. The S comes with an in-built security system, how does that work?

  • piyananda  commented on  12/12/14 6:43pm

    Australian band penrite engine oil hpr o ow 30 /nulon 5w 20/5w 30 full syntetic and mobill ow 30/5w20/ 5w30 honda fit hybrid 1.3cc gp1 2013 model. mema engine oil me car akata recomanded karanna puluwanda. pls reply me

  • Kosala  commented on  12/11/14 9:15am

    I have a Honda fit Gp-1 car. Couple of days ago I drove the car in heavy rain and through water which might have been about 8 inches on the road. After that the fuel consumption indicates as 14 km/l where as before it was somewhere between 16-17.5 km/l. Can anyone help me with over coming this problem? Thank you in advance.

  • KaliBuwa  commented on  12/23/14 4:34pm

    you man have blown an oxygen sensor or something get that checked out. going through water can do that.

  • Srgdr  commented on  12/9/14 8:47pm

    Finally I bought a brand new honda GP 5 F grade car. It’s fuel consumption around 16 to 17 km/l, I have done 1000km now, most of the time travel through A9 road to Anuradhapura 50km/day, no traffic at all. Is this normal anyone advice me regarding ma current problem, I thought it would done around 25km/l since I’m using a traffic free road

  • killer_cruise  commented on  12/10/14 10:00am

    Dear Segr, The one that displays the fuel consumption rate is the overall rate for all the trips you have done in the car. To get the fuel consumption rate for the current trip you should reset one of the trips ie- trip A or trip b before starting a trip(place you want to got to). When you do that the computer will display your current fuel consumption rate (your true mileage for the current trip).
    hope this helps, dont forget to post back the results.

  • Chathu  commented on  12/18/14 10:53am

    Dear Srgdr, i got GP5 s grade and im traveling in colombo mostly. in heavy trafics fuel is about 14-15l/km but in normal traffic it rises to17-19 l/km. in a traffic free road like u said urs have to be bit higher than that. may be its your driving style. one time i went to deniyaya via highway and it was averaged to 21. during the highway part i was cruised at 100 and consumption was exactly 24.1 for the period.but it got higher at speeds abt 70-80 and achieved 25 l/km. so try changing your driving style. less and slow breaking is the key.

  • KaliBuwa  commented on  12/23/14 4:38pm

    Whats your normal cruising speed? If you go at higher speeds it consumes more fuel as the engine needs to rev hard. Even on Prius’s or Aqua’s fuel efficiently drops if you cruise at speeds over 70kmpl normally.

  • Jagath  commented on  12/6/14 10:28pm

    Can some one help me to find the English version of user manual for FIT 2014 ? There are some settings on the dashboard display but cannot do any changes as its all in Japanese. Thanks for the help !

  • Upul  commented on  12/6/14 7:51am

    Hi guys,I’m planning to buy a honda vezel. Can any user of the vehicle tell me the experience with it?

  • enaizar123  commented on  12/1/14 9:21am

    Hi guys, I am struggling to change the language into English in honda FIT 2013 MODEL.can any experts help me on this please asap.

  • regi  commented on  12/2/14 7:39am

    Hi Enaizar, If you are talking about the display of the car. Then you cannot change the language from Japanese to English. Since we all use Japanese domestic versions,display does not support the language selection option. However considering that you are using a GP1. There is an English manual of it in the header section GP1 tab in this site. You can use that as a guidance to change the settings.

  • DDB  commented on  12/2/14 10:32am

    That is not possible. Give it up and try to translate hapanese to english with Google translater. Goole offer mobile application where you couls take picture of the screen and then translate the japanese to english which I found very helpful and easy to use.

  • Pulasthi  commented on  11/29/14 6:19pm

    I have order honda gp 5 S grade. I want to all S grade has City active break system ?
    also how many airbags S grade has ?

    expecting your kind answers

  • Rohana  commented on  11/23/14 9:38pm

    Hi guys. What is your views on Honda vezel ?

  • Shehan  commented on  11/28/14 2:16pm

    I have been driving it for 2 months now. Feels great, good fuel consumption, cabin is very comfortable and quite. The only option i miss in this vehicle is the sun roof. Other than that its an awesome vehicle.

  • KaliBuwa  commented on  12/23/14 4:41pm

    Quick question how good is the fuel consumption? do you have a value?

  • Piyananda  commented on  11/23/14 8:42am

    Please let me now Honda fit hybrid 2013 model 1.3cc car recommended engine oil and cvt transmission oil.

  • Charitha Ekanatake  commented on  11/23/14 9:48pm

    Engine oil is 0w -30 or 5w-30 and cvt gear box oil is only Honda cvt oil

  • Lal  commented on  11/21/14 7:57pm

    If any one have Honda shuttle 2012 user guide in English, please share

  • Ranfer  commented on  11/28/14 8:51pm

    Try this link. This is the US site and contains links to most of the Export model Honda vehicles.

  • Damith  commented on  11/20/14 8:14am

    Hi All,
    I bought a fit GP5 2013 recently. Buy I’m not happy with the fuel efficiency even though the driving experience is great. It does only 15km/l on my daily ride from battaramulla koswatta to colombo 3.
    Is this normal? If you have done something to improve the fuel efficiency please let me know.

  • buddhi  commented on  11/20/14 10:47pm

    Just reset one of your trip meters (A or B) and try. See more driving techniques in archives of this forum and GP5 section.

  • Charitha Ekanayake  commented on  11/23/14 9:57pm

    Usually gp5 on the same road dose around 22-18 kml for me. need to check the vehicle in rajageriya if you have time call me and drop by. Call me at 0718682744

  • Enaizar  commented on  12/1/14 9:23am

    Yah thats perfect on tight traffic. When come to long travel would be more about upto 23-26

  • Shafraz  commented on  11/19/14 8:48pm

    Did how many km works in Honda fit rs 2014 gp4. But in my car it’s shows 17 km
    I need to know the correct way

  • Nethmal  commented on  11/19/14 5:20pm

    Hi any one using honda GP 5 F grade, please give my fuel economy and is it better than Aqua?

  • shaz  commented on  11/19/14 9:01am

    have fit gp1 2012. car is equipped with keyless entry smart key. i have only one smart key. how to programme an extra smart key. where can i do this ? need a reliable place.

  • shaz  commented on  11/19/14 8:54am

    I have fit gp1 2012. car is equipped with keyless entry smart key. I have only one smart key. how to programme an extra smart key. where can i do this ? need a reliable place.

  • duthindara  commented on  11/21/14 8:36pm

    Try Stafford; the agent or Petco Lanka or Advance Electronics. The agent may be costly, but the rest of two places are reasonable.

  • priantha  commented on  11/16/14 11:54am

    what is the most fuel efficence car in hybrid market of srilanka prius ?vezzel?outlander?aqua?gp5?

  • duthindara  commented on  11/18/14 6:36pm

    Don’t you have any other question to raise?

  • Janith  commented on  11/15/14 11:26am

    Hi all, I am planning to buy Honda Civic hybrid fd4. anyone knows battery replacement charge?

  • RD  commented on  11/18/14 12:08pm

    Civic Hybrid model is FD3, not FD4. A new battery costs around half a million from what I know. But you can buy one with a warranty for battery like I did.

  • Ifthikar Mohamed  commented on  11/14/14 8:41pm

    Hi, I was just reading your views and comments. I just bought a honda vezel. But seems 2 be lost. It is a brand new vehicle. i need 2 knw when is the 1st service at wht kms
    pls answer.

  • Ranfer  commented on  11/28/14 8:54pm

    Check the previous posts in this site. There were several post on this subject.

  • Rohitha  commented on  11/14/14 12:12am

    I have a gp5 L grade. It does about 16 km/l average in city limits. Any body can advise me is it a problem in my car or the way I drive. lso let me know for a better fuel consumption do I have drive without switch on the econ switch.

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  11/14/14 12:21pm

    Reset the fuel meter (KM/L). every time before starting a journey.
    re check.

  • Srgdr  commented on  11/14/14 9:10pm

    Is this true. Currently I m using a aqua 2013 and planning to go for a honda GP 5 F grade one, is GP 5 bad as above in fuel consumption, I bit worry about fuel economy too. Currently ma aqua doing 24 – 26 km / l.

  • DDB  commented on  11/15/14 7:28am

    Rohitha, In my openion if you could achieve 16KM/L in Colombo city limits that is a good milage. I didn’t find much difference in driving with or without eco mode.

  • Charitha Ekanayake  commented on  11/23/14 9:12pm

    There are driving teachings that you can improve on fuel economy. But some time need to do a system reset to perform well on fuel economy. If you can call me on 0718682744.

  • kithsiri  commented on  11/12/14 12:23pm

    I’m planing to buy a Honda Fit Hybrid next month. One of my friends who runs a car sale told me that this cars’ AC suddenly fail to work when in the traffic. Is this true or is this limited to a special model. Anyone knows this please comment. And what is the best model you recommend me.Thanks.

  • Dilshan kommala  commented on  11/16/14 7:39pm

    it is due to the auto stop function.

  • dasthakeer  commented on  11/18/14 2:18pm

    most proboly due to FAN. check the fan.

  • Charitha Ekanayake  commented on  11/23/14 9:38pm

    Air conditioning stop due auto stop but when the temperature goes down engine starts back up and ac works. This system is much more cost efficient and cheaper to repair as well comparing to other hybrids ac systems.

  • Ruwan  commented on  11/10/14 10:26pm

    Pl tell me which one is the best car ? honda insight and fit gp5.

  • Arvind  commented on  11/9/14 10:22pm

    Hi Guys, Today my Honda fit gp5 side mirrors were robbed. Now the ac is not working. The entire ac system has stopped working. I got a replacement brand new set of side mirrors but after fixing also didnt ac didnt work and the lights , the retract, mirror position changing switch are also not working. Can you tell me if any fuse issue or some other issue.

    Appreciate your comments

  • Patrick  commented on  11/18/14 12:42am

    you need to check the fuses. the fuse must have been blown off when the mirrors were taking out

  • Aslam  commented on  12/19/14 9:37am

    Hi Aravind, My Honda GP1’s both side mirrors were also broken and removed by druggies.. I got it fixed and I had the same problem that the AC and Retractalble mirrors wasn’t working. I found out This is to do with burned Fuse. You need to get exactly the same fuse (there is a number mentioned on the fuse, like 7.5 or 10) and fix it and it will work. What happened to me is I got the same fuse and got the AC / RM working but now the “Auto stop” is not working bcoz of some incompatibility of the fuse that I have put in.

  • amal  commented on  11/8/14 7:14pm

    Hi my gp1 engine autostop function not working. how to fix this

  • regi  commented on  11/10/14 8:08am

    Hi Amal,
    Just to get more clarity on your question
    1. Are you driving on ‘D’ with Eco on?
    This will be the mode that will invoke ‘Auto Stop’.

    2. What will be the normal A/C temperature you used in the car?
    If you are driving on low temperatures like below 22c there is a high chance that A/C will be constantly working under the weather these day. If the car engine constantly need to run to keep the inside A/C, ‘Auto Stop’ does not work.

    If you are doing everything correctly and it still does not work better to take the car to the Agents.

  • ruwindu  commented on  11/10/14 12:40pm

    If I were you I am happy with this situation because the auto stop makes AC to stop and only blower works and also makes the car come backwards. So with this function, saving few rupees on fuel is not worth for me.

  • Stad  commented on  11/6/14 10:36pm

    IMA in honda fit shuttke shows hmmf indicator.
    It is start today. So few questions:
    1) how many km i can still run?
    2) what oil i must use?
    3) how much usual service cost?

    Man from car rent told me, that is not a problem and i can still drive 1000km. Is it true?

  • regi  commented on  11/8/14 1:27pm

    Hi Stad, If the indicator is up that means the time to service but obviously there is buffer time added by the manufacturer so you can drive a bit more. But this is not advisable.

    Stafford motors user Havloline Eco 5(5300/=) and some others use Mobile 5w30 (8700/=).

  • RD  commented on  11/10/14 11:25am

    What you have mentioned are engine oils.
    HMMF indicator comes for CVT fluid change. Immediately get the fluid change done. Do not run 1000km with this indicator on. Only use Honda genuine CVT fluid (check service manual).

  • Saman Ranasinghe  commented on  11/24/14 7:48am

    Book says 0w20. Available at Toyota Lanka for Rs. 53XX. Laughs Rs.58XX. Panchikawatta Mahesh motors Rs. 4840. I bought Saturday. Tel 0114878014. 167 Panchikawatta Rd. Panchikawatta.
    If you start from technical junc. Go towards Kandy and take right from the next junc. Shop is on the right hand side.
    I Post this because I saw so many car owners looking for this oil. I was also looking for it for months now.
    Hope this will help all new car users.

  • Manzil Haleem  commented on  11/4/14 4:36pm

    I am using fit hybrid 2012 GP 1, my a/c stop working suddenly. blower is working, What is the best place to check and repair

  • Srgdr  commented on  10/31/14 6:45pm

    Hi guys, If I go for a honda fit GP 5 manufacturing date of 11 2014, can I have a recall corrected vehicle.

  • Nuwan  commented on  10/31/14 8:54pm

    Yes I hope so. just select your vehicle having chassis RU3 1056xxxx
    go to

  • Nuwan  commented on  11/1/14 8:44am

    Im sorry I made a mistake here..above chassis is for HONDA vezel
    For GP5 pls visit

  • Srgdr  commented on  11/2/14 11:16am

    I just check from below address. Current auction GP 5s ( irrespective of the year of production ) do not show new recall requirement, but I checked old 2013 already sold GP 5 few months back those vehicles need to be undergone this new recall process. That’s indicated that current vehicles (2013/ 2014)in Jp auction have undergone new recall process. Please explain me this is correct or wrong. Thank you

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  11/4/14 7:18pm

    All new GP5 at japan auction has already updated…

  • Namal  commented on  10/30/14 8:51pm

    Go through this link for new hybrid taxes. //

  • Ruwindu  commented on  10/30/14 6:40pm

    Guys please share your thoughts about your car’s performance after filling Caltex eco 0w-20 fully synthetic engine oil.

  • NalinJ  commented on  11/7/14 10:31pm

    I used eco-5 in my second service, no difference is experienced yet, Fuel economy is same as Mobil 5W-30. Only difference is the price of the oil can 🙂
    Only ran around 650 kms after adding Eco-5, wanted to know how many kms I can run from Eco 5, Service Station said it is 5000-7000 km
    from mobil I ran 10000 kms

  • Nimshan  commented on  10/29/14 8:07pm

    Hi, Do any of you guys have the GP2 user manual? im about to buy a navi premium version of it.

  • Nakash  commented on  10/29/14 8:04pm

    Hi everybody ! I bought a Honda Fit 2014 brand new S package. I love the vehicle so much. Its doing well in fuel. City 18-20km/litre under heavy traffic and in the night i get 22-24km/litre and sometimes 26km/litre. I have’nt driven outstation yet. I called stafford for the update of the software and i got an appointment on november 28th. I just love my gp5

  • Srgdr  commented on  10/29/14 10:24pm

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us.!

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  10/30/14 6:14am

    Is this upgrade for Recall on 23 Oct 2014. Are they upgrading the engine hardware as well according to the recall.

  • Nakash  commented on  11/4/14 10:48pm

    My upgrade is for July 2014 recall

  • Srgdr  commented on  10/29/14 6:43pm

    Hi, today I just visited local few car sales, they said me that honda GP 5 best fuel economy as 18km/l and Toyota Aqua as 27km/l, is this true? I m planning to buy new 2014 honda fit GP 5 next month.(from jpn auction). I’m bit worried about fuel consumption since I’m traveling around 60km day. If someone is using GP 5 please give the exact figure. Thank you

  • Phmpds  commented on  10/31/14 12:11pm

    That’s not true. I have a GP5. And I have never seen fuel consumption below 20 km/l (without Eco switch ON). So far I got between 20- 26 km/l . With careful driving I guess you can achieve more than that.

  • Bahu  commented on  10/29/14 9:36am

    Anyone knows fuel economy of honda vezel 4WD RU4. Thanx

  • Srgdr  commented on  10/28/14 7:05pm

    Hi, is there a place to buy a body kit for honda GP 5 L grade, if anyone knows please tell me the cost. Thank you

  • Nuwan  commented on  10/28/14 10:24am


    I have recently bought a vezel hybrid. But I got to know the vehicle has so many issues regarding its transmission system and fuel consumption etc. Still I didn’t registered my vehicle. I would like to know about the condition of Vezel from a person(s) who is now using vezel(s). This is first time I bought a Honda vehicle.


  • Nuwan  commented on  10/28/14 4:41pm

    Go get your vehicle registered. Don’t worry about recalls. Its quite usual thing for a brand-new vehicle. Earlier we didn’t have internet and other intelligent communication mediums like today we have. Still our grand parents bought vehicles and ran without problems. There has been so many recalls in past few decades if you google you can find.
    Replacement of Plug top ignition coils and the fixing of noise filter is simple task which can be done within 1-2 hours as per my knowledge. Vezel is one of the best SUV is made for Japanese domestic market manufactured recently and they wont let that model down. Please be patient like others. I believe even without modification your vehicle will be fine in your hands.

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  10/29/14 6:14am

    Thank you….
    Hope the update will arrive sri lanka soon…

  • Nalaka  commented on  10/27/14 1:43pm

    Honda has post a another recall(2014-oct-23) for GP5. Just check yours

  • Srgdr  commented on  10/27/14 11:17pm

    Please explain me regarding the recall process, I m planning to buy honda GP 5 L grade on next month.

    What is recall?
    Why we need to be aware on recall process?

  • umesha  commented on  10/28/14 5:44am

    What to do now. they say they have to add and replace some parts in the engine. How to upgrade Honda Fit GP5 at sri lanka.

  • Umesha Danjaya  commented on  10/28/14 5:52am

    Can Stafford Motors do the upgrade

  • Nuwan  commented on  10/31/14 9:00pm


  • Manjula  commented on  10/27/14 10:30am

    Honda hybrid වාහන hydrid battery ය මාරු කරන්ඩ උනොත් batteryය disconnect කරලා engine එකෙන් විතරක් යන්ඩ පුලුවන්ද ? toyota ඒවා එහෙම බැරිද?

  • DDB  commented on  11/3/14 3:30pm

    Manjula, Hybrid වාහනයක එන්ජිම Hybrid battery සහ Gasolin Engine කියල කොටස් දෙකකට වෙන් කරන එක වැරදියි. Hybrid එන්ජිමක් හරි ආකාරව ක්‍රියා කිරීම සඳහා මෙම කොටස් දෙකම අවශ්‍ය වන අතර එක කොටසක් නොමැතිව අනිත් කොටසට තනිව ක්‍රියාත්මක විය නොහැකිය. (Unless you do a serious hack).

  • MANJULA  commented on  11/16/14 10:25am

    මම අහන්නේ හොඳ IMA battery ය අවුරුදු 6-7 ක් ගිහිල්ල මාරුකරන්න උනොත් engine එකෙන් විතරක් යන්ඩ හදා ගන්ඩ බැරිද

  • Srgdr  commented on  10/26/14 9:26pm

    Hi I m planning to buy a new honda GP 5 F 2013 , anyone knows the new tax percentage for hybrid vehicles.

  • Regi  commented on  10/27/14 10:09am

    Its a 2% reduction from 59% to 57%.

  • Thanuj  commented on  10/28/14 1:44am

    befor it was 60% now its 57.5
    if its More than one year around Rs 1044000
    if its less than one year around Rs.1156000


  • Ranfer  commented on  11/1/14 2:22pm

    For a FIt, It is about Rs. 42k and not 50% to 60%. Nothing much.
    There is a post in this site with the new tax table.

  • Srgdr  commented on  10/26/14 9:21pm

    Hi, I m planning to buy a honda GP 5 F 2013 next month, anyone knows the current taxes for hybrids according to budget 2015

  • Janaka  commented on  10/27/14 4:25pm

    Rs. 1,180,000/-

  • Janaka  commented on  10/27/14 4:27pm

    1,180,000 for 2014 and 10++++ for 2013

  • manjula  commented on  10/26/14 12:49pm

    කවුරු හරි දන්නවද honda fit shuttle එකේ multy information display එකේ language එක japanese වලින් තියෙන එක english වලට වෙනස් කරන්ඩ පුලුවන්ද කියල? ඒවගේම japanese pioneer carozzeria avic-mrz007 navigation system එකෙත් japanese වලින් තියෙන language එක english වලට වෙනස් කරන්ඩ දන්න කෙනෙක් ඉන්නවනම් මට උදවු කරන්ඩ

  • Harindu  commented on  10/26/14 10:04am

    Hi guys,
    To all who are planning to buy a hybrid
    FYI-The new tax percentage for hybrid vehicles stand at 57.5% of the CIF value under the 2015 budget

  • Regi  commented on  10/27/14 7:59am

    Just to add more clarity for those who are waiting to import. CIF Value (Cost insurance and freight value) ideally should depicts the real vehicle value. This is calculated with the vehicle current price and with the options for the vehicle. CIF value is value where your vehicle is insured for when you are importing the vehicle as well.
    Only thing is that when the vehicles come to customs they will get a quote from authorized assessor in Sri Lanka for its CIF value. Then CIF value in your BL(Bill of lading) and CIF value obtained from authorized assessor get compared and you are taxed according to the highest CIF.

  • Rohail  commented on  10/25/14 11:21pm

    how many sparkplugs does a honda fit hybrid 2011 have? and how do u set the clock on the speedometer? and how long does it’s battery lasts for?

  • duthindara  commented on  10/27/14 4:53pm

    8 spark plugs are there. don’t know how to set clock on the speedometer.

  • Ranfer  commented on  10/25/14 11:16am

    Another Recall on the 24th.
    Please read the Comment on the new Vezel Tab for details.

  • Web Master - Indrajith  commented on  10/24/14 4:44pm

    Dear All, We have updated this forum. This modification is implemented to extend for a better service to every one of you. When your discuss anything about hybrid or electric vehicles, please use the relevant vehicle category in future.

    Thank you, Indrajith Kumara (Web-Master) 0777-113318

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/24/14 9:25pm

    Thanks Indrajith. This makes this forum more organized. All the best.

  • NalinJ  commented on  10/24/14 11:25pm

    Great work Indrajith, thank you for your time and effort

  • ruwindu  commented on  10/25/14 6:16am

    Great work Indrajith, now it is very easy to search.

  • Ranfer  commented on  10/25/14 10:06am

    Great work. Since lately, it had become difficult to sort the articles about the model of vehicle you are interested in. With this improvement it was solved.
    I would like to suggest another improvement.
    It would be great if you can place the articles relating to different models in the respective tabs.

  • Namal  commented on  10/24/14 1:21pm

    I hv a Honda FIT GP1 2013. It is doing around 25Km/L in highway and only around 14Km/L in Colombo city limit. Is it normal? Is there any oil which increase the efficiency by adding with petrol? And what is the best oil for it?

  • RD  commented on  10/26/14 4:51pm

    14kmpl within city traffic sounds normal. I would advise you not to add anything to the oil that are not manufacture recommended. Always use Honda genuine oils and whats recommended in the service manual. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Dharmapriya  commented on  10/24/14 1:06pm

    Aren’t you aware of the current failure in Honda Vezel and Fit?

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/24/14 9:43pm

    Dear Dharmapriya, This has been discussed earlier in this forum. I think most of the Vezel/Fit users are aware about this already.

  • Prabath  commented on  10/24/14 11:24pm

    Unless you can risk 5 m don’t buy a Vezel. Only god know what problems will come in future as there are defects brand new. Definitely, there will not be a second hand market. (call and check the price of the battery from the agent) I guess after 3-4 years the second hand market would be around 3.5 m.

  • Ranfer  commented on  10/25/14 11:22am

    If it is a brand new car you have to expect recalls. If you do not like recalls, then you have to go for a used, second hand old model car. Face the reality.

    There had been many recalls of Toyota models and BMWs too.
    Google Toyota Recalls and see for yourself.

    Sorry, if I am sounded like being rude, but this is the reality.

  • Prabath  commented on  10/27/14 8:30am

    I hope you are not living in Sri Lanka, please look this from Sri Lankan serpective. How many Toyotas /Nissans/BMWs came to SL brand new were recalled and costumers had to go this type of a problem during last 10 years. Friend please have a look at statistics before making public comments. Call agent (Honda) and check hazel -Vezel customers are going through. Recall face by a US citizen and a Sri Lankan are not in the same situation. Why does a company need to charge from a Local Honda customer for the factory defect. Do you still in the opinion that brand new car buyers should be ready for recalls(like they bought experimental vehicles). Please see how many brand new vehicles brought to Sri Lanka face the recall problems, calculate percentage for brands and see where Vezel stands. Sorry if I sounds bit rude. I would agree with you if you can find 10 buyers in the past who had to check Chsy/Eng numbers in the net to see the vehicle purchased is safe to drive after purchasing brand new vehicles.

  • buddhi  commented on  10/23/14 10:57pm

    Is the A/C compressor run by petrol engine or electrically in GP5/Vezel?

  • Ranfer  commented on  10/25/14 11:25am

    In Vezel A/C works on both modes (Petrol Engine and EV Battery mode)

  • Duminda  commented on  10/23/14 3:52pm

    Hi vezel owners does anyone know the initial first service is required at 1000 km?
    Saffod motors in sri lanka informed me its 5000 km. i am not sure as the vehicle is made for japanese conditions?

  • Harsha  commented on  10/24/14 11:02pm

    Duminda, lot of people say have to do it in 1500. I’ve got mine done around 1600. Oil to be use is Toyota non-synthetic 0w20 (something closer to this no.)

  • Ranfer  commented on  10/25/14 11:29am

    I too have a Vezel. When I contacted Stafford they told me that the oil change can be done at 5000 km.
    I spoke to one of their workshop engineers. He said that all the engines are seasoned before sending out.

  • Loge  commented on  10/23/14 8:04am

    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  commented on  10/23/14 6:21am

    Dear Admin,

    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.

    Thank you.

  •  commented on  10/23/14 12:59pm

    Done. You advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Indrajith Kumara (0777-113318)

  • Siril  commented on  10/22/14 12:05pm

    Hi, pls explain wt r the differences of HONDA FIT GP5 & GP6

  • buddhi  commented on  10/23/14 11:01pm

    GP5 is 2WD and GP6 is 4WD.
    Am I correct guys?

  • siril  commented on  10/24/14 12:58am

    Is GP6 available in SL market?

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/24/14 9:23am

    Dear Siril, Buddhi is correct. GP5 is 2WD Hybrid and GP6 is 4WD Hybrid

    There are also non hybrid versions as follows

    GK3 / GK4 – 1.3l Petrol 2WD/4WD
    GK5 / GK6 – 1.5l Petrol 2WD/4WD

  • Arun  commented on  10/21/14 9:11pm

    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  commented on  10/21/14 11:34pm

    i too have the same problem.

  • Regi  commented on  10/22/14 2:39pm

    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.

  • arun  commented on  10/25/14 5:22pm

    thanks regi

  • Wanigasinghe  commented on  10/21/14 9:03pm

    Why there is a fuel efficacy difference between Honda Fit GP5 L package and S Package? Can someone explain this. Thank you.

  • Naresh  commented on  10/21/14 9:37pm

    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  commented on  10/21/14 9:46pm

    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  commented on  10/21/14 10:46pm

    Hi Yasith, What is the wight difference between L and S? As far as I know its about 10kg. am I right?

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/23/14 3:51pm

    You are correct Naresh

  • Naresh  commented on  10/23/14 11:36pm

    Official honda page says that the L package does 33.6km/L and the S package 31.4Km/L.

  • varuna  commented on  10/21/14 9:01pm

    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  commented on  10/21/14 5:25pm

    මට දැනගන්න ඕන තෙල් කොච්චර කරනවද කියල honda gp5 L එක

  • Niro  commented on  10/21/14 2:25pm

    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  commented on  10/21/14 12:59pm

    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?

  • shehan36  commented on  10/23/14 10:54am

    Its is better to check the Battery in every service you do. Now the service is 6months time lapse so it is better to do the scan.
    Hybrid Charges only 900/- for the scan during servicing. Its not much of a cost.
    Yes there is slot where you have to plug the scanner.

  • Sup 01  commented on  10/23/14 1:38pm

    Thank you for the advice. Assume this scan charge is at Hybrid Motors and how much dose Hybrid motors charge for a regular service with oil and filter change?

  • ahemad  commented on  10/20/14 7:07pm

    Please tell me how to change language in honda freed and how to on the alarm system

  • shehan36  commented on  10/21/14 9:31am

    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  commented on  10/20/14 12:06pm

    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  commented on  10/20/14 4:19pm

    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  commented on  10/20/14 6:49am

    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  commented on  10/20/14 10:25pm

    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.

    Thank You

  • DDB  commented on  10/21/14 1:52am

    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  commented on  10/18/14 6:51pm

    Does anyone know how to attach an image into the comment?

    A symbol appears in the IMA display .I attach the image for your reference. Could you please tell us what does it mean and how to correct this?

    Honda IMA Display

  •  commented on  10/20/14 8:07am

    Hi Ruwidu,or please send me a email with picture you want to share. I’ll add it to your post. Thanks. Indrajith (Webmaster –
    0777-113318 /

  • ruwindu  commented on  10/20/14 7:44pm

    Thank you, I sent an email to you.
    What does this symbol means ?

  • Harshana  commented on  10/23/14 10:27pm

    As per the image,it seems to be ur remote key’s battery low.

  • delan abeykoon  commented on  10/18/14 6:24pm

    Hi. Im using a Honda fit GP5. How can I reset The clock. Thanks

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/20/14 10:28pm

    Dear Delan, Please see my comment on October 14, 2014 at 4:16 PM below

  • oshan  commented on  10/18/14 2:25pm

    Friends. where i can service my honda vezel car in kandy or kurunegala? what is the best place for it?

  • NalinJ  commented on  10/21/14 12:02am

    Kandy: Magcity, Kundasale Auto Services
    Kurunegala: New Jayasekara Motors (I think authorized service station from Stafford)
    All above are good

  • Sup 01  commented on  10/16/14 1:07pm

    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  commented on  10/18/14 8:03am

    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  commented on  10/20/14 4:29pm

    Hi,Thank you 🙂

  • Isham  commented on  10/18/14 11:01am

    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  commented on  10/15/14 9:16pm

    Honda Earth Dreams Technology

  • Malika  commented on  10/16/14 12:13pm

    I’ve heard that this new technology is not a success. Do anyone here have an idea. Please share your thoughts

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/19/14 1:02pm

    Dear Malika,

    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.

    Thank You

  • Bandara  commented on  10/15/14 4:23pm

    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  commented on  10/19/14 12:24pm

    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

    Thank You

  • Bandara  commented on  10/20/14 9:10am

    Dear Yasitha, Many thanks for your reply and kind advice. All the best

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/14/14 4:16pm

    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 // for detailed information.

    Thank You.

  • Isham  commented on  10/18/14 11:09am

    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  commented on  10/22/14 7:33am


  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/13/14 10:25pm

    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.

    Thank You

  • Bhagya  commented on  10/14/14 2:56pm

    Thank you for the valuable information

  • DDB  commented on  10/15/14 12:42am

    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  commented on  10/15/14 9:46am

    Hi DDB, Is Stafford Motors charging for this upgrade or are they doing it for free?


  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/15/14 10:35am

    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.

    Thank You.

  • DDB  commented on  10/15/14 11:11pm

    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  commented on  10/17/14 10:44am

    I heard its 5k as said here.

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/19/14 10:06am

    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.

    Thank You

  • Buddhi  commented on  10/16/14 7:21pm

    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

    Honda FIT
    – 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)
    Honda VEZEL
    – RU3-1000045 ~ RU3-1032118 (December 5, 2013 – July 1, 2014)
    – RU4-1000028 ~ RU4-1012309 (December 5, 2013 – July 1, 2014)


  • Asela  commented on  1/26/15 8:55am

    Recall 3457 –

  • Buddhi  commented on  10/16/14 7:31pm

    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  commented on  10/19/14 10:25am

    Dear Buddhi,
    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.

    Thank You

  • Buddhi  commented on  10/20/14 6:54pm

    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  commented on  10/22/14 3:11pm

    Dear Buddhi, Yes, you are lucky.
    your car has undergone all the updates scheduled so far.
    Thank You

  • Ranfer  commented on  10/25/14 11:32am

    There had been another recall on the 24th.
    Please recheck at the Honda Site.
    Read the article on the new VEZEL tab in this blog

  • Craig  commented on  11/3/14 8:22am

    Hi. I entered the chassis number into the following link and it said that the vehicle has been the subject for the following recall improvement I want to know wether this perticular vehicle has been repaired or need to be repaired

    thank you

  • sarath  commented on  10/13/14 4:36pm

    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  commented on  10/13/14 9:13pm

    Simply “no”. Need fuel. Cannot run empty tank.

  • John  commented on  10/13/14 1:51pm

    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  commented on  10/13/14 10:00pm

    Go to this link below and download Japanese version of GP5.

    モデル名 (必須)

    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  commented on  10/13/14 11:07am

    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  commented on  10/13/14 8:20am

    how to start the honda fit hybrid gp1 if the battery in the smartkey is fully dead?

  • bg  commented on  10/13/14 11:34pm

    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  commented on  10/12/14 3:12pm

    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  commented on  10/12/14 1:33pm

    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  commented on  10/14/14 2:59pm

    Great, Thank you.

  • Isham  commented on  10/15/14 11:33am

    Where is the system menu, in the radio or the small place in the HUD?

  • DDB  commented on  10/20/14 12:45am

    It’s in small display on right side of the meter panel

  • harry  commented on  10/10/14 11:04am

    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  commented on  10/7/14 8:09pm

    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  commented on  10/9/14 4:13pm

    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  commented on  10/9/14 11:26pm

    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  commented on  10/13/14 10:05pm

    Dear DDB,

    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.

    Thank You

  • DDB  commented on  10/14/14 1:22am

    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  commented on  10/14/14 10:31am

    Dear DDB,

    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.

    Thank You.

  • Buddhi  commented on  10/16/14 7:50pm

    Since you guys talked about the Fuel Type….. I’ll ask my question here. Can we use 92 Octane?

  • DDB  commented on  10/20/14 12:43am

    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  commented on  10/22/14 3:19pm

    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))

    Thank You

  • Thisal Ekanayake  commented on  10/5/14 10:54pm

    Hi does anyone know what the 3 buttons under the Eco switch mean. The traction control one and the others.

  • Shehan Mendis  commented on  10/9/14 4:34pm

    Which vehicle model are you referring to?

  • Nakash  commented on  10/5/14 8:49pm

    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?

  • Naresh  commented on  10/18/14 11:39pm

    I am getting around 17km/L on a full tank in driving in Colombo with short distance traveling.

  • Maaz Qureshi  commented on  10/5/14 9:43am

    How can I change my honda insight hybrid language into English

  • Shehan Mendis  commented on  10/9/14 4:16pm

    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  commented on  10/1/14 8:32pm

    2014 Honda Civic HybridOwner’s Manual and Warranty Booklet

  • BG  commented on  10/2/14 7:30pm

    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  commented on  10/1/14 3:21pm

    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  commented on  10/9/14 4:36pm

    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  commented on  10/16/14 1:38pm

    Thank you

  • Indika  commented on  10/1/14 6:08am

    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  commented on  10/1/14 10:15am

    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  commented on  10/13/14 10:25am

    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  commented on  10/2/14 10:57am

    Check the vehicle electrical system. If not it should be the battery

  • arun  commented on  10/6/14 10:31pm

    Dear Charitha

    Any solution to change the language in honda vehicles? (mine is a gp1)

  • Shehan Mendis  commented on  10/9/14 4:39pm

    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  commented on  9/30/14 10:43pm

    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  commented on  10/4/14 6:25am

    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  commented on  10/9/14 4:56pm

    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 battery from them for around 800k

    So Dont go for the HONDA CIVIC. Play Safe

  • RD  commented on  10/14/14 10:25pm

    @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  commented on  9/30/14 1:47am

    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  commented on  10/9/14 5:04pm

    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  commented on  9/29/14 10:07am

    We are using Honda Insight 2010 model. we want to change there language (actually its Japanese) how to do it

  • Jayalath perere  commented on  9/27/14 6:02am

    I am going to by Honda GP2, any body tell me any problem and any issues in GP 2 Car

  • Nipuna Jayawardana  commented on  9/26/14 3:26pm

    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  commented on  9/30/14 2:41pm

    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  commented on  10/1/14 4:39pm

    Issue is still there, seems like fuse issue. Thanks for the reply 🙂

  • Charitha Ekanatake  commented on  10/2/14 11:02am

    It’s a easy fix give me a call me on 0718682744

  • kevin  commented on  9/26/14 2:39pm

    guyss hv a look @ dis

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  10/2/14 3:14pm

    This is the second recall for FIT and VEZEL and there is a third recall on 2014/07/11 regarding ECU software issue.

  • Upali  commented on  9/24/14 5:03pm

    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  commented on  9/26/14 10:53am

    You have to replace the battery in your remote key

  • prabuddha  commented on  9/23/14 11:20pm

    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  commented on  9/23/14 12:03pm

    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  commented on  9/24/14 11:47am

    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  commented on  9/26/14 11:25am

    don’t mix coolant. use toyota blue coolant, thats what Stafford motors do.

  • Charitha Ekanatake  commented on  10/2/14 11:07am

    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  commented on  9/23/14 10:08am

    Have you experienced cold start difficulties in Civic FD3 Hybrid ? What should be done in such a situation ? Any ideas please

  • RD  commented on  9/23/14 11:55am

    What exactly is the nature of the starting difficulty? Have you checked the 12v battery condition?

  • Charitha Ekanatake  commented on  10/2/14 11:10am

    Need to check the car first and need more details about the concern. Pleas give me a call at 0718682744

  • varuna  commented on  9/22/14 1:33pm

    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  commented on  9/25/14 5:45pm

    Wha is the model of your vehicle? If it is the original setup you cannot change the language

  • Thuvarahan  commented on  9/20/14 10:21pm

    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  commented on  9/29/14 8:17pm

    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  commented on  9/30/14 10:53am

    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  commented on  10/2/14 11:11am

    Need to check the car for this concern. Pleas call at 0718682744

  • phmpds  commented on  10/7/14 1:54pm

    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  commented on  9/17/14 1:59pm

    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 performancefuel economy after using Havoline Eco 5 (0W-20)

  • ruwindu  commented on  9/19/14 7:02pm

    I heard that the Sterling After Care center also use Havoline Eco 5 (0W-20)

  • varuna  commented on  9/22/14 11:19pm

    Good pricing compared to Toyota 0W-20 which is Rs. 5380/- also which is not Fully Synthetic

  • NalinJ  commented on  9/23/14 1:44pm

    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  commented on  9/25/14 5:47pm

    OW20 is the recommended grade of oil for Hybrid Cars. You can run upto 10000km or 6 Months whichever comes first

  • Ayesh Baddage  commented on  9/13/14 6:07pm

    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  commented on  9/17/14 11:39pm

    If you could post a picture somewhere and put a link to the picture here, perhaps somebody can help

  • Niroshan  commented on  9/19/14 7:23pm

    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.

  • Harsha  commented on  9/12/14 12:04pm

    Hi guys, i have a vezel & i’ve driven about 400km in the city with traffic. I barely got around 14km/l where as it says it’ll do about at least 20. Any advice & Tips are Most welcome.

  • Buddhi  commented on  9/17/14 10:44pm

    I faced similar situation within first few Km of my GP5. But accidentally I reset the milage details of TripA and TripB. And results started to improve. Since then I have driven nearly 500Km and results have been good. I hope your hybrid system is working fine and you get constant toggle between hybrid and EV. If so results should improve/good
    Just my thoughts.

  • Nakash  commented on  10/7/14 8:22pm

    Buddhi, how many kms does your gp5 does in city and out station?

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  9/20/14 11:20pm

    Dear Harsha, I agree with Bhddhi. You have to look for the fuel consumption for individual trips.
    Thank You

  • Dharmapriya  commented on  9/24/14 3:58pm

    I can give u some tips to improve mileage. Keep some distance to the front vehicle (to use less brake). Accelerate intermittently ; then gear will be changed automatically (continuous accelerating will take time to change gears). Try to keep the RPM meter to the lowest (sudden acceleration and releasing will help u).

  • Nalin Jayarathna  commented on  9/12/14 12:02pm

    can anybody tell me a place to by insight(2010) ABS modulator for reasanable price

  • Namal  commented on  9/11/14 9:08am

    I’m about to buy a FIT GP1 hybrid. I got some info from a Honda technician that if hybrid vehicle’s IMA battery got to dead four times u will have to spend more than four lax to the battery. So if u got a hybrid vehicle u should keep running otherwise this will happen. Any solution for this????

  • Niroshan  commented on  9/16/14 2:24pm

    No worry. be happy. Keep this number safely (0775124747-Nuwan) & call him for assistance in case u face such interruption. there have plenty of ways to sort out any kind of IMA battery issues without replacing whole panel by spending more than 400K.

  • Bg  commented on  9/10/14 11:09pm

    Does anybody have experience on following setup and market price.

  • Sumeda  commented on  11/12/14 11:35pm

    I bought the same from Petco Lanka last week at 63,000/- very good piece, only limitation is that it does not have a TV. Model is DDX7035BTM

  • Dharmapriya  commented on  9/10/14 10:18am

    Guys, Please read the official web site for your knowledge.

  • harry  commented on  9/8/14 9:02pm

    Hi guys! Im planning to buy a honda fit GP5! And im planning to buy it at the japanese auction. Can someone please tell me the differences between the S package and the L package of the GP5!!
    Thanks in advance

  • Thaha  commented on  9/10/14 9:24am

    “S” is the sports package with paddle shift and alloys. its basically the highest grade.

  • Janaka  commented on  9/10/14 12:58pm

    i have a gp l to sale.

  • janaka  commented on  9/10/14 12:59pm

    realy it is gp5 L light illumination package.

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  9/11/14 1:01pm

    Dear Harry,

    I agree with Tharindu and Thaha.

    “S” Means Sports

    Basic difference is that, S package contains Paddle Shift, Fog Lights and Alloy wheels as standard. Also there are few extra cosmetic differences.

    Mind you that S package consumes more fuel than other grades according to the specifications given in Japanese site.

    Thank You.

  • Harsha  commented on  9/7/14 9:28pm

    Hi guys, does anyone know how to change the dashboard displayed time on a honda vezel. Appreciate your comments.

  • Sumeda  commented on  11/12/14 11:38pm

  • N Kirihoda  commented on  9/5/14 5:00pm

    I have a 2014 Honda FIt GP5 and unfortunately it now has scratch in the panel around gear knob -( silver color panel) i would be grate help if some can suggest way to remove this.

  • Lakshitha  commented on  9/4/14 12:54pm

    Hi, I have GP 5 & it’s DVD player (Video) doesn’t play while running.
    is there are any mode which I can change this?


  • duthindara  commented on  9/4/14 8:14pm

    It’s a safety feature, don’t change. You should not watch videos while driving!

  • saliya  commented on  12/13/14 11:11am

    Its a security feature build in, for road safety purpose. But Car Audio fixing shop able to bypass with a button to switch on/off

  • duthindara  commented on  9/4/14 7:07am

    While surfing found following site, Honda Fit / Jazz GE8 Repair Manual 08-2014 (English). It’s on-line, so unable to download. But very helpful. There are plenty of DIY jobs. Enjoy.

  • Dharmapriya  commented on  9/3/14 4:29pm

    I have a Fit GP1-2013 imported with Alloy wheels. Each wheel has an odd shape wheel nut (Fixed for protection) that I don’t have the tools to loosen. I cannot use welding plant because of the batteries. Tyres have not been removed from the date I purchased. Has anyone got any idea to solve this problem.

  • Niroshan  commented on  9/5/14 1:22pm

    Hi , Try with JJ Lanka which located in Dehiwala & seems they have some gadget to remove or loosen as they are very professional Alloy wheel dealers in the island . Maybe u can get a idea from them to find a tool at least.

  • Thiwa  commented on  9/3/14 1:21pm

    Hi, I’m having a honda fit gp1. what is the best oil filter for this brand?
    Please help me to get it.


  • duthindara  commented on  9/7/14 6:07am

    Honda Genuine is the recommended, Branded “Sakura” and” VIC” oil filters are also good, available in the local market.

  • Mafaz  commented on  9/3/14 1:09pm

    Hi, Mine is a FIT Shuttle 2012. does this model require a Software upgrade? if so where can I do it?

  • Mafaz  commented on  9/3/14 1:01pm

    Hi, Can any one advice me on how to replace the 12V battery? Can I take it to any battery dealer and replace it or do I need to take it to the agent?

  • varuna  commented on  9/11/14 4:53pm

    Better check the 12V battery condition before replacing, any battery dealer can check this. Did anyone advice you to change ? Any battery dealer can change the 12V battery, but should not disconnect the battery power before removing. Should give parallel power and remove 12V battery.

  • jk  commented on  9/17/14 11:48pm

    And make sure that you replace with a deep cycle battery, not the normal car battery

  • zimry  commented on  9/2/14 12:50pm

    Hi guys anybody who owns Honda Fit RS here ??? hw abt the fuel consumption ?

  • kavinda  commented on  10/5/14 11:27am

    hi Zimry, i have a honda fit rs 2013 gp4, i get only 9-10 in colombo traffic, outstation im sure it will do more.

  • S.S.Niranga Nir  commented on  9/2/14 11:39am

    Hi Guys, I have removed my 12v battery to help out a friend, but when I replaced it back GP1 Gathers player asking the pass code. I have tried every method in the internet retrieve it and finally called Stafford. But they said they can not provide it because they don’t have the DB. So then I called the Honda Mother company and explained the situation, but they said I have to contact the local agent for this. My question is do you guys know any alternative solution for this?

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  9/3/14 1:53pm

    Visit Petco Lanka @ Narahenpita & u can get a solution .

  • Miguel  commented on  8/30/14 7:26am

    anyone has driven honda insight ZE3?
    what is the fuel consumption of the vehicle ?
    recently i found out that honda has stopped the production of honda insight. so is it worth to buy a ZE3 ?

  • MR Fernando  commented on  8/29/14 2:27pm

    Hi all, I am new to here and observed this is a wonderful meeting place. Lot of views, knowledge and experience is shared here, Thanks for all.

    I have bought a Vezel (RU3 Z). This is my first Honda and first Hybrid.
    In the Vezel, the Dash displays are all in Japanese, and cannot understand anything.
    I have noticed features similar to what are displayed in Vezel in other models like Fit. Perhaps either Fit or any similar model could have such displays in English.
    Can anybody help me to get the closest English Translations of these Japanese words.
    If available in the web, share the web address would do.

    The DVD player did not come with the car. I was told that the player is removed at some car sales. What is the best place to buy a suitable DVD player with a navigator?

  • Duthindara  commented on  8/30/14 9:43pm

    Tty to buy your DVD player, from Petco Lanka, Bara Electronics, Gilbert and Co. and Advance Car Audio. Those are the most reputed and famous.

  • Harsha  commented on  9/7/14 9:13pm

    I’ve got a vezel too. I got the dvd player + navigation done by onara at wijerama. Professional work and all in good order for a resonable price.. Do you know how to change the dashboard time cos it’s the jap time being displayed.

  • MR Fernando  commented on  9/9/14 7:44pm


  • Rukshan  commented on  9/10/14 9:43am

    As far as I know, you can’t change the language in Japanese domestic models. The best option I found was to use an app (on any smart phone/tablet) to convert the text to english. You just have to point the camera of the phone/tablet to Japanese text.
    Regarding the navigation, you may contact Sala enterprizes if you desperately want to integrate a set up with a navigator with local language support. They integrate their navigator to some DVD setups – but not for Japanese set ups which comes with some cars. Last time when I checked (in June 2014) they charged 26k LKR. Anyway, navigation is a nice to have feature. Even though a smart phone/tablet can do the same,most apps I’ve tried are not updated to turn by turn navigation on Sri Lankan roads. According to Sala web site they’ve put quite a good effort to to overlay the map with local roads/places.

    Hope this helps.

  • Janaka  commented on  9/17/14 11:58pm

    Actually if you really need navigation there are other options too. Pioneer has new range of setups which directly replicate the touch screen of your iOS or Android phone on the player screen for compatible phone apps. I did some home work in this area when I bought my last Pioneer setup but skipped it because of the cost. That was about 2 years back. Perhaps now the prices have come down.

    Here is an example,23,28

  • MR Fernando  commented on  9/25/14 11:11pm

    I was told that both Pioneer and Kenwood sets are good. Both Sala and City Guide Navigator Units can be installed in these two sets. But the issue is that you cannot save the Favourite Map Locations in these sets. Favourite locations will get saved in the RAM of these sets and if for any reason the battery power is disconnected, the RAM will get erased along with the Favourites.

  • Buddhi  commented on  8/28/14 10:47pm

    Regarding a GP5 dash board.
    There are two buttons below the ECON button towards the right hand side of steering wheel. One is with slippery road mark, which I believe is for traction control.
    Pls let me know what is the purpose of the other button?
    (The button symbol is…… few waives in front of a car!)

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  8/31/14 12:00am

    Dear Buddhi,

    1. The icon with slippery road mark indicates “Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)” On – Off button. It controls,
    a. ABS (Anti-locking Brake System)
    b. Traction Control System (TCS)
    c. Side Slip / Skid Suppression System &
    d. Electronic control brake assist system

    2. The other button you mentioned as ” few waives in front of a car” is the ” Vehicle Approaching Reporting Device” On – Off button.

    Though we think the sound comes from an internal combustion engine as an annoying sound some times, it prevents most road traffic accidents by alerting the pedestrians and animals about the danger coming from behind.

    But in most of the hybrid vehicles are designed to turn off their engine and to run on their electric motor at very low speeds without acceleration (In GP5, it happens at =< 20 kmph) . This mode is known as "EV – Electric Vehicle" mode. In this moment, theoretically no sound will generate from the vehicle that will prone to increase the risk of accidents because the pedestrians wont notice the vehicle coming from behind.

    To overcome this problem vehicle manufacturers developed an electronic device that produce a sound similar to the engine noise. Honda named this device as "Vehicle Approaching Reporting Device". You can turn this device On-Off by the button mentioned above. Best practice is to keep this device On all the time. Though you turn off the device once, it automatically turns On when the car restarts.

    Hope this information will help you to resolve your problem and looking forward to help all of you according to my knowledge.

    Thank You.

  • Lakshitha  commented on  9/1/14 11:30am

    Dear Yasith, Thanks for your details explanation about EV. Pls note that I have GP5 & when car stops in trafic it’s not turn on to EV mode. is it an issue?

  • Buddhi  commented on  9/1/14 7:25pm

    Thanks Yasith for the detailed reply. I was almost started converting the manual using G-Translator seeking an answer. Thanks again.

    Just to how is this sound made. is there a speaker or ?
    Now i understand why few dogs was annoying with the approach of the car!
    BTW is it ON when the switch light is ON?

    Thank you.

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  9/2/14 7:39am

    Dear Lakshitha,

    Thanks for your comment. Before answering to your question, can you please clarify the following?

    1. Does the EV indicator turns ON in other running conditions?
    2. Does the car changes to EV mode when start to move after stopping at traffic?
    3. Are you using a device that uses lot of electricity? (like High-end audio)
    4. Have you aware about the “Engine Auto Stop” function?

    Thank You

  • Yasith Mayabandara  commented on  9/2/14 7:50am

    Dear Buddhi,

    Thank you for your comment. I also found the information that ia specific to Honda Fit GP5 by converting the japanese manual.

    The common technology of this device is to use a speaker to produce the sound.

    The button turns OFF the device as the default operation status of the device is ON. When the light comes ON, that means the device is OFF.

  • Buddhi  commented on  9/2/14 7:46pm


    While answering Yasith’s question, have you tried following;

    Stop the car at home as you were in traffic (I mean with power on… break peddle pressed and gear on D) and stay on bit longer.
    Then the EV should comeback after some time!
    I guess the combustion engine is running in order for H-battery to be charged.
    At least this is what I experienced.

    Pls do answer Yasith’s questions. Interested in seeing his reply.

    Thank you.

  • Buddhi  commented on  9/2/14 8:04pm

    Thanks again Yasith for the reply. will comeback with more!

  • Hat  commented on  9/29/14 8:38pm

    Hi yasith im new comer to this forum. I was always Toyota and now looking for gp5 to buy but reading and hearing a Lot about dual clutch transmission issue in gp5. In such case is there a way to rectify? Or does japan domestic gp5 comes with cvt? Cuz I think cvt will have no issue as honda gp5 version for North America is cvt. not dct

  • Mafaz  commented on  8/26/14 2:36pm

    Hi, Mine is a FIT Shuttle YOM 2012. In traffic my IMA battery goes down very fast. When in stationary position for more than 5-10 mins. This is with the AC, radio, fog lamps and head lamps on.

    The average millage I get in city is 12-13 KMPL outstation drive on highway about 22-24 KMPL

    Do I need to get my IMS Battery checked or is there any remedy I can do for this.

  • nalinjawa  commented on  8/26/14 7:13pm

    It is better to check your 12V battery first. If the 12V battery is week, then IMA battery charge the 12V battery frequently. Hence the charge is dropped in IMA battery quickly.
    Also check the air filter and cabin air filter, if these filters are clogged, you need to change them

  • Miguel  commented on  8/26/14 6:21am

    planning to buy a honda ZE3 vehicle. what is the gas mileage of the car ?

  • Chandima Abeysinghe  commented on  8/29/14 7:55pm

    I’ve got the same problem , also i heard that the insight is now discontinued so will it be hard to find spare parts and what about the second hand market. Is it worth buying one in 2014 ?

  • Damith  commented on  8/25/14 2:30pm

    If u have a user manual of Honda GP5 with you… can u pls share with us or fwd it to

  • vajira  commented on  8/25/14 11:01am

    The rear tail lights of my Insight has very dim brake light LED (the out ones) one or two bulbs don’t seem to light at all. I saw that some insights had this same problem. Has anyone found a solution to this?

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  8/26/14 2:11pm

    Call to Pala Auto Mr Saranapala – 0712725511 & show him about this issue .
    Sometimes he will give a solution for this without changing full unit.

  • vajira  commented on  8/30/14 9:50pm

    Thanks will give him a call and see.

  • aravinda  commented on  8/24/14 9:01am

    How to remove ctba indicator Honda for honda vezel.

  • Nalin  commented on  8/20/14 12:10pm

    Guys, have anyone purchased a spare wheel to your FIT. The puncture repair kit provided by Honda is good but in Sri Lanka we have to use some concrete roads and gravel roads often. I had a cut in a tire in my previous car and it was not possible to repair the tire. Fortunately I had the spare wheel. So I’m planning to buy a spare wheel (small spare wheels similar to one had in my previous car) and carry it in long distance trips. I tried to find a spare wheel in Kandy area but still unable to find a wheel

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  8/21/14 2:10pm

    Hi, You are absolutely correct that we should keep a spare wheel to avoid some issues which we face on tyre punch. there have no any place to buy this small spare wheel. Even there haven’t any tyres to replace if this small spare wheel got damage.
    I also keep my previous car spare wheel with me when I sell that one. As I know this will useful when I plan to buy hybrid car. Check with & u will able to find something.

  • Janaka  commented on  9/18/14 1:46am

    Your best bet would be a repair shop or a tyre shop. Some users change the small yellow wheel for a normal rim + tyre as spare wheel. I found one of those yellow spare wheels through a known person (which fitted nicely in to my GE6 as GE6 has the spare wheel enclosure in the body covered with a foam insert. I had to cut the form insert to fit the tyre in).

  • Lilanthi  commented on  8/20/14 12:06am

    I have a Honda civic. I have been using it for the past 3 years. recently I found a drag in the engine while starting the car. The IMA battery runs down fast while in traffic, however when the car is run on 3000rpm it charges and after a while the IMA battery light goes off.
    I get good mileage on outstation running, 19- 20 km per liter.
    is my battery going bad. if so how could I purchase one.

  • duthindara  commented on  8/20/14 3:15pm

    Check your 12v front battery first.

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  8/21/14 2:02pm

    Hi, Its better to check your 12V small battery first.

  • shan  commented on  8/18/14 9:03am

    I have gp 01 fit vehicle what is the recommended fuel and engine oil for that?

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  8/19/14 2:21pm

    90 + octane is recommended fuel.
    0W20 / 0W30 / 5W30 Can recommend for engine oil either mineral or Synthetic .

  • aravind  commented on  8/17/14 8:33am

    Hi All, Planning to buy a Honda fit GP5, i am in kurunegala, is there service places available in kurunegala for honda. Also can anyone advice on how to buy a genuine car in a car sale. Some people are saying sales have accident cars repaired cant even find a difference. Any expert advices on this. Whats the normal price for S grade or L grade for this car.

  • Nalin  commented on  8/20/14 12:01pm

    You can try New Jayasekara Motors in Kurunegala and I think they are the authorized service place for Honda. It is really difficult to check whether it is a genuine or accident repaired car in a car sale. Nowadays those people can do anything and make the car looks like a brand new. If you are lucky you will find a good one.

  • Namal  commented on  8/14/14 1:35pm

    I m going to buy FIT GP1. Is there any petrol called Euro 3. Is it better than 95 octane. What is the different between these two types of petrol. Please explain.

  • Nalin  commented on  8/15/14 2:32pm

    Yes there is. It is with IOC and it seems 93 Octane. I use normal 92 octane fuel and it gives 18-19 in City and 22-28 in long distance, I remember user manual says use 90 octane and if you do not have 90 octane use a fuel with lower octane but Euro 3 petrol may be cleaner than normal 92 octane but who knows what they give saying Euro 3 because this is Sri Lanka

  • shan  commented on  8/18/14 8:33am

    Dear Nalin, Im using Gp 01 2012 Honda fit . I don’t have user manual can you send me a copy of that manual?

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  8/19/14 2:18pm

    Hi, Nothing different using 92,95 or Euro 3 petrol.
    It gives same result. but I have personal experience with using catalyzer together with fuel (soltron is the brand name).

    When I fill the full tank I used to pump 40ml of Soltron and I can drive min 550-600km if i use this catalyzer together with fuel.. This is only my personal experience.


  • uj  commented on  8/14/14 11:56am

    I need to replace radiator coolant of Honda 2012 hybrid car. what is the Most compatible coolant locally available?

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  8/19/14 2:09pm

    hi, why u need to change the radiator coolant ? did you fell off an accident & got damage your radiator ? if yes, try with Mobil Coolant where I have good experience with this , if not u don’t need to replace the radiator coolant until 200,000km or 10 years from date of manufacturing.

    thanks / Niroshan.

  • Aruna  commented on  8/22/14 7:05pm

    Stafford motors uses Toyota Blue coolent. I saw this when i was servicing my car

  • Srimal  commented on  8/12/14 3:33pm

    Hi, I bought a Honda fit GP1 10th anniversary manufactured in 2012. My main problem is low fuel consumption. I checked several times and found that average milage in town and outstation is around 11-12 km/liter. I have never gone above this average.

    Everyone say that it’s a low milage. Now I’m thinking whether my car has some problems. May be in the battery.
    Can anybody advise me that how can I get the car back to normal and is this situation is normal or not?
    Is there any expert places to detect the courses to my problem?

    Thank you

  • Nalin  commented on  8/13/14 7:02pm

    1.Have you reset the average fuel consumption to zero and checked?
    2.Pump full tank and go around 100 km, then fill the tank full and calculate the fuel consumption. It is the correct one. (remember to tell the guy in fuel shed to stop filling once the pumping machine stops automatically).
    3. Have you replaced Air filter and Cabin air filter. If these filters are clogged, it will affect the fuel economy also

  • Kalana S Meneripitiya  commented on  8/19/14 3:49pm

    Hi, It seems you have received some good advice. Thought of sharing my experience in driving Honda Hybrid system. try it n if effective u will be a winner too. Honda IMA Hybrid system is different from Toyota Synergy drive and it does not help you to fuel even though you drive slowly like in Prius do. Hence if you try resetting your mileage counter

    1.start fresh, try to drive with a consistence rather adding top pressure on accelerator and frequent quick braking dont keep a small gap with the vehicle ahead and try to drive with focusing on the longer traffic ahead of you. This way you will decide how to drive better and fuel efficiently.

    2. you may be able to monitor your quality of driving with the number of flowers offered to you on monitoring screen.

    3. Do not follow Private busses.. its a waste of everything. Honda IMA Supports acceleration well, hence you can maintain an average value of speed of between 30-50 or 60kmph at any traffic which makes it a more conveninent car ahead any of Hybrids in the market.

    4. I my experience I drive from Wattala to Rajagiriya daily up & down in city traffic totaling to 40-50km per day with an average fuel consumption of 18-19km/l and sometimes 20-21 km/l on morning traffic.

  • Rameez  commented on  9/2/14 2:08am

    Hi Thanks for the useful info. I have a civic FD3 and I only get between 8 and 10km/l in the city, Is there something wrong with the battery, I have also noticed that the car does not get to auto stop at times even when driving at a higher speed, is it something to do with the battery. Finally please let me know what a cabin filter is and where is it located.
    Thanks so much for sharing all this info, its so helpful and worth reading,

  • GW  commented on  8/12/14 2:30pm

    Hi, please let me know good spare part dealers for Honda Insight?

  • Niroshan Fonseka  commented on  8/19/14 2:00pm