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mrs evelyn nicholls, Lincolnshire

Honda Jazz

I have a honda JAZZ BOUGHT NEW 2016 ON EXAMINING THE BOOT WELL I FIND THERE IS NO JACK ETC JUST THE SPACE WHERE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAT WHAT IS THIS???????

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I bought a used 2016 Jazz last week, I have the same issue, I contacted the dealer that sold the car as new last year and was informed that as there is no spare wheel Honda do not supply a jack. Tom Barley from Flintshire

Submitted: 21/05/2017 18:57:39 | ID: 141431

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Valerie Townsend, Bridgend

Honda Jazz

is it possible to have a Jazz with a spare wheel? Or buy a spare to keep in the car?

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yes it is. i have a space saver plus all the toolds etc mike from West Midlands

Submitted: 20/01/2017 07:23:28 | ID: 138258

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Hamish Ogilvie, Hertfordshire

Honda HR-V

My daughter is expecting her first child and needs to change her BMW Mini Cooper for something more practical. She is looking at a Honda HR-V, I know nothing about this type of vehicle is there anything she should be aware of, which engine size is better for mainly short journeys. Her budget is £10-12,000. Any pointers would be most gratefully received. Thanks

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Have a look at the Honest John web site, you will get some good information there. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 13/03/2017 08:57:30 | ID: 139807

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paul, Thailand

Honda Jazz

Hi I have an Honda jazz 2014 model 1500cc V plus, my remote keyless entry fob battery is running low, what happens if the battery dies will I still be able to run the car if so how...... thanking you paul.

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It is easy enough to replace the battery on your remote. U-tube will show you how Shirley from New Zealand

It is easy enough to replace the battery on your remote. U-tube will show you how Shirley from New Zealand

Submitted: 29/09/2016 01:49:50 | ID: 135566

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J Johnson, Hertfordshire

Honda Jazz

Hi My Honda Jazz (07 registration) and more than 118,000 miles on the clock will not open or close (all doors) using the central locking system key. I have tried the second key but again with no success. What could be the cause of the problem and would this fail an MOT? How much do you think it would cost to fix? I can open the doors manually. The engine still runs beautifully. Thanks J Johnson (Hertfordshire)

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You probably tried this already - could be the key battery's +/- £4 x 2 [2nd key]. peter roberts from Kent

Submitted: 17/04/2016 09:37:18 | ID: 130485

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Ken Hadley , Lancashire

Honda Jazz

Headlights keep going on and off

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check all electrical connections (especially the earth connection) it also may be the switch, when on try tapping it to see if light stays ok. wyn from Hampshire

Submitted: 19/11/2015 18:14:23 | ID: 123710

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Peter Smith, Merseyside

Honda Jazz

Drivers door key barrel will not turn (Key only locking} This is a 2008 model (old shape). I have removed the drivers door panel and tried to get at the key barrel from inside but the mechanism for what I presume is part of the central locking is in the way and I can see no way of moving it. Does anyone have any idea's. Failing that other than a main dealer how would I get the lock fixed?

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I am having the same problem. The key failed to work on the driver's door, I took it to the dealer who I bought the car from for service and MOT and asked them to repair the door lock. i was told they couldn't and that it would have to go back to Honda to be repaired. I decided to ignore it and use the boot or passenger door lock but today I locked the car using the boot lock, went into a shop and minutes later found I couldn't open the boot door with the key. Now I can only use the passenger door and am worried that If that lock goes then I will be unable to get into the car. I would have thought any garage would be able to fit new locks to any car. I'm scared to contact Honda because I know it will be expensive to fix. Kerry Wilson from Northumberland

I am having the same problem. The key failed to work on the driver's door, I took it to the dealer who I bought the car from for service and MOT and asked them to repair the door lock. i was told they couldn't and that it would have to go back to Honda to be repaired. I decided to ignore it and use the boot or passenger door lock but today I locked the car using the boot lock, went into a shop and minutes later found I couldn't open the boot door with the key. Now I can only use the passenger door and am worried that If that lock goes then I will be unable to get into the car. I would have thought any garage would be able to fit new locks to any car. I'm scared to contact Honda because I know it will be expensive to fix. Kerry Wilson from Northumberland

I have the same problem. Initially the driver's door lock went. I was convinced it was caused by vandals, as this DID happen to me before, in London. Cost around £100 to fix. Then fine for next 3 years. Then in March this yeara, after parking in a poorly lit bay at a client's house, a few hours later, I could not use the Driver's lock. For a time I could use the passenger lock to centrally lock/ unlock all doors. Then whilst being serviced, asked for adivce from the garage. They clearly tried to help, (without charging), and initially, the drivers door seemed to work again, after a fashion, but the passenger door went. Then both went in a short space of time. I am now limited to using the boot lock, but it is frustrating, and I am also afraid of high costs of Honda. Any advice appreciated. C. Nicolas from Kent

I have the same problem. Initially the driver's door lock went. I was convinced it was caused by vandals, as this DID happen to me before, in London. Cost around £100 to fix. Then fine for next 3 years. Then in March this yeara, after parking in a poorly lit bay at a client's house, a few hours later, I could not use the Driver's lock. For a time I could use the passenger lock to centrally lock/ unlock all doors. Then whilst being serviced, asked for adivce from the garage. They clearly tried to help, (without charging), and initially, the drivers door seemed to work again, after a fashion, but the passenger door went. Then both went in a short space of time. I am now limited to using the boot lock, but it is frustrating, and I am also afraid of high costs of Honda. Any advice appreciated. C. Nicolas from Kent

I had the same problem with the driver’s door side and used the boot door. Locksmith couldn't repair it and advised me to get a new one or a second hand from scrap. The boot door lock also stopped working. I removed fuse for doors and left it unlocked for few weeks. I contacted Honda and ordered a new one for £57.63 after a week got it with a spare key (which is good to have it as spare key for locking and unlocking doors only) as it needed to be made for the key I have. I fixed it by myself and the dealer told me that they don't fix doors. It took me 2.5 hours to fix. If you need to lock and unlock the doors, you can remove the pins from the barrel but be aware that any key can be used to unlock and lock the doors but no other key can be used to start the engine. Please note the boot lock for Honda Jazz costs over£150. A. Ahmed from Lancashire

Submitted: 07/05/2015 17:59:33 | ID: 115676

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Lykem, South Yorkshire

Honda Jazz

I am buying this car. In the boot is like a well of water, in the spare wheel compartment side. Is this a major problem that will cost me earth to fix it or can i still buy for a small price and fix it reasonable cheap? This model has a sunroof. Thanks

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You don't say what year it is but for the early 02-08 Jazz models this was a common fault. However the mighty Honda organization chose to ignore it and left it as a customer request to fix hoping the cars would be out of warranty before the fault was discovered. The problem is water penetration through the spot welded joints at the rear of the roof channels containing the rubber strips. I eventually cured it by multiple applications of "Captain Tolleys creeping crack cure" from the local chandlers shop. golem.snatch@gmail.com from Staffordshire

Submitted: 13/02/2016 20:44:48 | ID: 127542

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Deborah Rees, Denbighshire

Honda Jazz

Why do I have to have a diagnostic check on my car when the problem is my key will no longer go in the lock on the drivers side, and so I have asked for the lock to be changed . From looking on the Internet the lock problem seems quite common but I don't get having to pay out for a diagnostics check. Thank you

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if they match the barrel code in the new lock to your existing key then you'll not need an electrical diagnostic check for changing what is a mechanical part.. .. 'We'll have to do a diagnostic'.. is unfortunately a pretty common thing when some of the time it is not necessary. It can make customers feel that they're having a good service when sometimes.. it means nothing more than a lower bank balance R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 11/02/2016 16:17:36 | ID: 127452

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Peter Ray, Jamaica

Honda Jazz 2003

What can cause the 2003 Honda Jazz to vibrate erratically?

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i have a 2003 honda jazz and when im driving along it seems to miss for a split second and in second gear have you any suggestions please thank you suzanne murray from Greater Manchester

i have a 2003 honda jazz and when im driving along it seems to miss for a split second and in second gear have you any suggestions please thank you suzanne murray from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 22/10/2013 10:42:01 | ID: 55992

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Pauline, West Midlands

Honda Jazz

I have an Honda Jazz 2006 and need to change one of the headlights which is broken, as I now I live in France it was fitted with French headlights, but I still have the Uk ones. My question is this: Is there any way I could fit the Uk light unit and can it be adjusted for European roads. kind regards Pauline.R

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Pauline, you can easily fit the UK headlights but you will not be able to ADJUST them for Euro roads. Within the headlamp the manufacturers include a beam deflector that is designed for UK or Euro.. specifically because UK drive on left and the rest drive on right.. drive close to a wall at night and put headlights on.. you'll see the markings of headlights and the angle deflection. as you look at the beam, you'll see a flat horizontal part and then a deflection upwards. If that is to the left of the horizontal, it is UK light.. to the right of it.. Euro. Designed so as not to dazzle oncoming drivers. But you can apply a patch to the headlight lens to comply with Euro legislation and there are many products out there to do this. However, if your vehicle is registered French, you'll not be allowed to put the UK headlamps on since they would not pass the Controle Technique.. the French MOT. If it is registered UK.. vice versa.. and you can't mix and match either ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 20/01/2016 15:49:21 | ID: 126436

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judy, South Africa

Honda Jazz

I drive a honda jazz i vtech 2006 model. My son bumped against the passenger side mirror now the mirror is making a clicking sound when the car is still on. When you switch off the engine but the ignition is still on , it still makes the clicking sound. What can it be? Please help.

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Hi Judy, did you get an answer or solution to your problem? I've got exactly the same problem, except that it is my left mirror and a Jazz 1.4 2005 model. Heidi from South Africa

Hi Judy, did you get an answer or solution to your problem? I've got exactly the same problem, except that it is my left mirror and a Jazz 1.4 2005 model. Heidi from South Africa

If your vehicle has the electric folding mirror, then if may have been knocked out of alignment with the teeth on the motor, or the sensor in the mirror that tells the mirror it is fully out may have been knocked out of position. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/04/2015 07:36:36 | ID: 114195

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ray, Indonesia

Honda Jazz

Hi, my remote central locking on my Honda Jazz has stopped working. I am able to open the car with the key fob and start and drive, but it won’t lock or unlock with the key remote. What's the problem and how to fix it?

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Try changing the battery in the handle of your key. asdf from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 10/11/2014 00:46:03 | ID: 105967

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yvonne, Wrexham

Honda Jazz

i canot open my passenger side of my electric window, the driver side opens fine, this happened right after i took it for a jet car wash, i opened my driver side ok but the passenger side wouldent open, my friends son had a look and he says it could be a wiring fault?, but after he looked at it, my air bag light has now come on , can you help with anyinformation on these 2 faults , thank you so much yvonne

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Don't know if it helps Yvonne, but I've just recently received a letter from Honda regarding problems with passenger air bags and a possible recall. It said I would hear from them again when they can find the cars that may me affected. Could be your 2 problems are related. Mine's an 08. Peejay Pamela Dean from Rutland

Don't know if it helps Yvonne, but I've just recently received a letter from Honda regarding problems with passenger air bags and a possible recall. It said I would hear from them again when they can find the cars that may me affected. Could be your 2 problems are related. Mine's an 08. Peejay Pamela Dean from Rutland

Submitted: 12/06/2015 19:45:01 | ID: 117131

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Ian tench, Stoke-on-Trent

Honda Jazz

I own a 2010 Honda Jazz 1.4 the problem I have encountered is that the drivers seat will not move either forward or back it has jammed completely in one position there is no adjustment. I have been told by a local honda dealer that it will cost me in excess of £700 plus labour to replace. Has anybody encountered the same problem as I have never heard of this happening before.

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Mine has done the same and I've been quoted £900 inclusive of VAT and labour. Think not. Janet from Lancashire

Submitted: 08/12/2014 16:11:34 | ID: 107563

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Malcolm, West Midlands

Honda Jazz

Hi, I have a 2004 automatic Honda jazz. It's developed a problem, the vast majority of the time it starts and drives really well- however, occasionally it doesn't start - there is a clicking noise but no engine turn over. I've had a diagnostic done and battery, alternator etc all seem ok . Strange thing is - it starts from a jump start - could it be the battery despite the computer saying the battery is good? It seems worse in colder weather. Mal........

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I can't answer your question but wonder if you found a solution as my 09 Jazz is doing the same! Janet from Devon

I can't answer your question but wonder if you found a solution as my 09 Jazz is doing the same! Janet from Devon

Submitted: 14/12/2014 13:32:47 | ID: 107887

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David Edwards, Staffordshire

Honda Jazz

Can anyone advise on whether the battery in the key fob is replaceable, and if so, who by?? Reg is "56". Thanks,

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Yes they are replaceable, we recently got one for our 04 Jazz! Our son got it for us as he works in a garage, but if you take the battery out and check the number I am sure you can buy them! I think duracel do them. Penny from East Sussex

Submitted: 18/01/2015 12:10:46 | ID: 109766

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Sarah Smith, Yorkshire

Honda Jazz 2006

Hi, my remote central locking on my Honda Jazz has stopped working. I am able to open the car with the key fob and start and drive, but it won’t lock or unlock with the key remote. I have replaced the battery but still no luck. Please help me? Thanks.

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Get in the car and close the doors, put the key in the ignition and turn to position 2. Press the lock button on the fob, turn key to position 1, repeat 3 more times. Upon the last time (number 4) the locks should be heard to cycle. Wayne Whitehead from England

I am having the same problem as Sarah Smith from Yorkshire. I did as Wayne Whitehead said and recycled my doors. The problem now is the doors will not lock or open. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? Ian mcgee from West Midlands

Submitted: 21/03/2014 14:13:46 | ID: 63178

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David Edwards, Staffordshire

Honda Jazz

My 56 reg Honda Jazz has developed a constant whirring/buzzing noise in the passenger door mirror (with the ignition on) and refuses to adjust properly. Has anyone any ideas? It's driving me crazy! Apart from that it has given 114K (109K mine) miles trouble free driving (bar a new battery).

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Hi, I am having the exact same problem with the same mirror. Did you manage to fix it? Any help would be great.... Veronica graham from Stirling

Hi, I am having the exact same problem with the same mirror. Did you manage to fix it? Any help would be great.... Veronica graham from Stirling

Don't have an answer but have same problem.Book does not show that this item is controlled by an individual fuse.Can anyone tell me which fuse is involved.?? Many thanks R.Gutteridge from Warwickshire

Don't have an answer but have same problem.Book does not show that this item is controlled by an individual fuse.Can anyone tell me which fuse is involved.?? Many thanks R.Gutteridge from Warwickshire

This is the case with my honda jazz, I still haven't been able to resolve the issue. Have you guys had any luck? Cynthia from Australia

This is the case with my honda jazz, I still haven't been able to resolve the issue. Have you guys had any luck? Cynthia from Australia

Hi all. My local garage solved the problem - sort of. They "took a fuse out" which cured the noise issue, but meant I can no longer move the mirrors electrically. However, I consider this a small price to pay for getting rid of this appalling noise especially as I have rarely ever used the gizmo. Not sure which fuse is involved, but if anyone can tell me where the fuses are to be found (I've mislaid my manual), I will have a peek. BW David Edwards from Staffordshire

Submitted: 08/05/2014 12:36:54 | ID: 95242

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Olga Hepple, Tyne and Wear

Honda Jazz

Can I buy just one barrel and key for driver door?

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WHY? You have a remote fob to open and lock the door, the keys are laser cut, if you did replace it the new key would cost near £200, I would guess Honda are going to charge neigh on £500. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 08/06/2014 09:27:07 | ID: 97186

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Peter Chamberlain, Yorkshire

Honda Jazz

2012 Honda Jazz. On the 2 year service I was told rear brake discs needed replacing at under 20,000 miles. Is this normal and should it have been covered under the warranty?

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Very normal and dependant on your driving style, disks are consumables, my wife's were changed at 35,000 miles, and I consider she uses them too much, go on an advanced driving course. And no they won't be covered by warranty. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 02/05/2014 14:14:47 | ID: 94979

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Gill, Essex

Honda Jazz

I bought a jazz from a honda dealership in September 2013. It had 9775 miles on the clock. A service and an mot (not due until dec 13) were done on the car. There were no comments on mot about the state of my tyres. The car service light came on at the end of last year so I took the car back to the dealership and they turned light off. The service light came on again in June 2014. I took it back to the dealership to have the light turned off. The car had done 14,000 miles. I was told it needed a service and that I needed two new front tyres. At least one of the tyres was cracked and they were below the legal limit. I paid for a service and new tyres. My questions - shouldn't tyres do more than 14,000 miles? (My previous cars always have) and should I have had an advisory note on my mot warning me about the state of my tyres?

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There is no service light on the Jazz, that might be an engine management light. Tyres last as long as they do depending on your driving style and ability. Don't ever go to a main dealer for an MOT or for a service for that matter, you will always be treated more fairly by an independent. Better still look up your local council MOT station, they will do it with no axe to grind. My car does 10k miles on the front tyres and 5K (if I'm luck) on the rears, but it is an S2000. You seem to be complaining that the tyres have gone from legal to fail in the space of 4,000 miles having done nearly 10,000 already so 14,000, I wouldn't have the front to complain about that. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 18/06/2014 12:48:01 | ID: 97962

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Vic Thiemann, Devon

Honda Jazz

I recently bought a 2006 Jazz automatic. Every so often, the key refuses to come out of the ignition after the car has been put into Park. It does come out eventually but needs a lot of fiddling around like turning the ignition on and off, putting the car into D and back to P a few times etc etc. Does anyone have a solution for this please?

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Wiggle the steering wheel whilst you take the key out. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 19/06/2014 13:10:52 | ID: 98027

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Annie, South Africa

Honda Jazz

Headlights keep fusing, have to replace these every month! Please help...

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Go to an auto electrician, not Honda. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 04/08/2014 07:03:18 | ID: 100871

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D O'Gorman, Kent

Honda Jazz

why do dashboard lights dim when headlights are turned on, ok when lights not being used

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I think the car assumes it is dark when the lights are on and so does not want to dazzle nor spoil your your night vision of the road ahead. Hugh Walker from Surrey

As Hugh said that's what they are supposed to do. It's so blind old duffers don't drive into the car in front because they can't see the road ahead. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 05/08/2014 09:30:01 | ID: 100931

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Alexander Strathearn, Falkirk

Honda Jazz

I purchased the car from a local dealer and after driving for a few miles I noticed that the car was jumping like it was miss firing when idling in lower gear with my foot off the accelerator, I took it back to the dealer they said injectors needed cleaning, they put some injector cleaner into the engine but the problem still existed I took the car to my nephews garage he put the tester on the system the error code came up that two of the coil connectors were malfunctioning probably overloading how is this rectified I have lost faith in the dealer, my nephew said they should have spotted this if they had used a reader for fault finding. help!!

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I've never had any faith in Honda service I always go independent. If your car is under warranty keep pestering them till they get it sorted, it's likely spark plugs or coil packs tell them to get it sorted or they can have the car back, that should get them moving! If not threaten them with the small claims court. You shouldn't be paying to get it put right. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 08/08/2014 22:06:42 | ID: 101180

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sam Ashton, Gloucestershire

Honda Jazz

How much should it cost to replace the coils in my Honda Jazz? I've had 2 replaced and along with the MOT the cost was almost £300. Seems a lot. The lights are flashing again, so am guessing the others need replacing. Is it a job you can do yourself or does it need to be done in a garage? Many thanks, Sam

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If by coils do you mean coil packs? you can find them for around £50 on eBay, as you have a problem that has returned, go to an auto electrician to get it properly checked, Honda don't seem to know much about their cars! This may only be a faulty spark plug. having one known good one and swapping it with each of the existing ones in turn will tell you what one is causing the problem, don't go changing the whole lot, that's like changing all your tyres because you had a puncture. bear in mind the Jazz has eight spark plugs and coil packs. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 04/09/2014 08:34:59 | ID: 102580

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John Smith, Lancashire

Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz left hand drive registered 2004 (UK Manufacture). Please describe exact location of OBD2 for Diagnostic Link 16 pin connector. Thanks!

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It will be in the foot well up near the heater, you may need to pull back the trim to find it, it will be a 16 pin connector. Not sure if Honda changed it from one side or the other for LHD variant, but shouldn't be hard to find. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 07/10/2014 16:11:08 | ID: 104218

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Sam, Blackpool

Honda Jazz

We have a Honda Jazz 2006 plate (automatic) Recently when driving the engine management light flashed on, all lights flashed and the car lost all power. Called out Green Flag, when they arrived about 30 mins later, car started no problem. GF ran their computer programme car showed no problem. Took car to garage, ran 30 computer checks, again no problem although mechanic took car out for a drive and it happened again. Then took car to automatic transmission specialist, but although he had car for two days the problem did not occur. Has anyone else had this problem, or can anyone advise what to do? Don't trust the car now :-(

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You've had a short loss of electrical power, take it to an auto electrician, have the battery checked and it's connections and all earth points and the alternator. This has nothing to do with the fact your car is an automatic, it is an intermittent electrical fault. rich from Cornwall

You've had a short loss of electrical power, take it to an auto electrician, have the battery checked and it's connections and all earth points and the alternator. This has nothing to do with the fact your car is an automatic, it is an intermittent electrical fault. rich from Cornwall

Submitted: 26/10/2014 15:04:26 | ID: 105148

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jagdish, India

Honda Jazz

Hi,I have a 2010 model Honda Jazz. My car makes a very loud thudding noise every time it goes over potholes. Even small potholes it`s the same and I can feel a shock. When I took it to the service people they told me that the Jazz suspension is made that way and nothing can be done about it. I want to know if there is any way to avoid this thudding sound?

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Jagdish it is beacuse 2010 Jazz is from Japan directly and the suspension is hard , even my jazz has the sa,me issue..dont worry it is normal with 2010 jazz. just try to avoid potholes. Happy driving. Kuldeep from India

Jagdish it is beacuse 2010 Jazz is from Japan directly and the suspension is hard , even my jazz has the sa,me issue..dont worry it is normal with 2010 jazz. just try to avoid potholes. Happy driving. Kuldeep from India

Anyone who says, "just avoid potholes" doesn't live in Surrey. Hugh Walker from Surrey

Anyone who says, "just avoid potholes" doesn't live in Surrey. Hugh Walker from Surrey

Submitted: 29/06/2014 19:43:39 | ID: 98691

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Arthur Carlyle, Warwickshire

Honda Jazz 2007

From cold my Honda Jazz performs okay but after ten to twenty miles when you slow down for a junction or slow moving traffic, the engine surges and stalls. If I restart the engine in park the engine still idles erratically, then after a few seconds idles normally. Does anyone have any ideas please as this fault is dangerous? Also the driver`s electric window when operated up will only go up halfway then drop down, even though the switch is being held up. Eventually after a few goes it will shut completely. Any suggestions? Regards. (1.4 cvt)

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Hi, I was wondering if you found any solution to the electric window problem (going half up and then dropping down all the way). My car has the same problem and haven't been able to find any solution yet. Any suggestion would be useful. Regards. Shiva from Staffordshire

Hi, I was wondering if you found any solution to the electric window problem (going half up and then dropping down all the way). My car has the same problem and haven't been able to find any solution yet. Any suggestion would be useful. Regards. Shiva from Staffordshire

Submitted: 02/09/2013 16:23:08 | ID: 53918

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Alison Harding, Kent

Honda Jazz 2010

I purchased my Honda Jazz brand new in 2010. It has only done 7000 miles and I have had to replace all 4 Dunlop tyres as they were cracking. Dunlop have offered 50% compensation on the front tyres and 70% on the back tyres. I feel I should not have had to pay anything as these were faulty tyres. Is this a common problem?

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Not faulty tyres, just the age of the rubber and reacting to UV light, it happens to all tyres Marty from Warwickshire

Some 2nd Generation Jazz had faulty tyres - namely cracks appearing. See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/caradvice/hone from England

I also have a 2011 Jazz, done 11500 miles with tyres cracking. There is a problem with Dunlop tyres, Honda do not want to know Michael Gee from Suffolk

I had to replace all four tyres earlier this year on my Honda Jazz, they were Dunlop. My worry was, were they dangerous? My Jazz is a ’58 reg, and had only done 9,000 miles. My partner also has a ’61 Jazz, done 5,000 miles and has the same problem. Honda say the warrantee does not cover tyres. I don’t think they should sell cars that become unroad worthy inside a year without any conscience Douglas from Shropshire

I was really surprised at having to have all my tyres replaced after only a year or so of buying my new Honda Jazz. Trying now to find out what type of tyres to replace them with next time they need changing. Lorna from Devon

I was really surprised at having to have all my tyres replaced after only a year or so of buying my new Honda Jazz. Trying now to find out what type of tyres to replace them with next time they need changing. Lorna from Devon

Submitted: 07/09/2012 09:24:33 | ID: 88569

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Lynne Bach, Leicestershire

Honda Jazz 2006

I have water in my Honda Jazz wheel well which is also penetrating the floor of the rear seats? Help?

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The rubber strips on the roof hide this but under the driver’s side rear one the sealent will have dried and cracked, water gets in and runs down the inside of the c-pillar and into the boot. Remove the rubber strip, clean our the algae, silicone seal the crack, refit rubber strip. Wayne Whitehead from England

It could be the inner door membrane, remove window winder and door catch, remove plastic door face and check the inner membrane is sealed, all the way round to the door frame. Trev Roles from Staffordshire

I refer to your water in emergency spare wheel well, in your Honda jazz.I have a 2005 jazz and had the same problem, sometimes there must have been half a gallon in there.I tried the advice re sealing under the roof strips but it didnt work, eventually took out the plastic moulding on base of boot lip, and squirted waxoil in via long extension tube did 3 or four grommet holes with this and it stopped it. The water was coming under a metal panel on the right hand side under the moulding.Hope this helps! mr.a.jowett from West Yorkshire

I refer to your water in emergency spare wheel well, in your Honda jazz.I have a 2005 jazz and had the same problem, sometimes there must have been half a gallon in there.I tried the advice re sealing under the roof strips but it didnt work, eventually took out the plastic moulding on base of boot lip, and squirted waxoil in via long extension tube did 3 or four grommet holes with this and it stopped it. The water was coming under a metal panel on the right hand side under the moulding.Hope this helps! mr.a.jowett from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/03/2014 14:04:32 | ID: 62980

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Martin Vincent, Suriname

Honda Jazz 2001

My Honda Jazz`s engine does not run properly. I`ve even changed all 4 sparkplugs. What else should I do? (hatchback)

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Ben je zeker dat er 4 zijn? Er moeten totaal 8 sparkplugs zijn. En gearbox olie ook op tijd verwisselen Ref from Suriname

Ben je zeker dat er 4 zijn? Er moeten totaal 8 sparkplugs zijn. En gearbox olie ook op tijd verwisselen Ref from Suriname

Submitted: 03/01/2014 10:13:56 | ID: 60179

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Judith Weeks, Dorset

Honda Jazz 2008

l can not open the boot of my Honda Jazz. The central locking is working properly for the rest of the car. Any ideas please?

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Could be the wiring as this happened to my old car, a Kia Picanto, I now have a Honda Jazz 1.2. 2014 model. If you can open the boot with the key then look at the top right hand side of the boot, you will see a short rubber tube about 2 inches long. Inside that tube there are the wires that control the boot regarding the central locking, also the wires that control the back windscreen wipers. What has possibly happened is that water and condensation have got into these wires as this happened in my Kia. I have sealed around this area in my new Honda Jazz as I can see there might be a problem in the future. (sealed it with blue tack as it is easily removed when needed) However try to take your car to a reputable repair garage as I didn’t and my Kia’s wiring was botched up and ruined and I had to trade it in. Hope this helps. Christine McLean from Lanarkshire

Submitted: 07/02/2014 15:44:33 | ID: 61842

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Eugenio Savelli, Dumbartonshire

Honda Jazz 2004

Has there been a fault with the steering on the Honda Jazz? Whether turning left or right the steering wheel does not return properly. Was there ever a recall for this problem and if so when?

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Our 05 Jazz has had the same problem. Here is all I have learnt in the process of improving things. No manufacturers recall as much as I can determine. There are various reports on line about sticky or stiff steering problems with the Honda Jazz but I could find no definitive answer or solution to the problem. There were reports that Honda had made some fundamental errors when designing he front suspension geometry with insufficient castor which reduced the self centring of the steering. The Jazz is equipped with electrically assisted power steering and I suspect that Honda opted for the reduced castor to reduce the loading required to turn off centre and in doing so, perhaps improve the reliability of the electrical motor. Reduced castor can give a very quick steering response which is OK but along with a lack of self centring comes a tendency to over-steer. According to other forums, Honda advertised the addition of a ’steering damper’ as a selling point for the Jazz. But as is often the case, it is easy to put a positive spin on a problem. The steering damper would appear to be the root cause of the stiff steering. The latest Jazz has been promoted as having ’increased castor’ to improve steering feel which suggests Honda always knew of the problem with the older model. Anyhow, what have we done to fix our Jazz. 1) Changed the lower wishbone rear bushes for aftermarket ’Whiteline’ parts purchased from Demon Tweeks (cost £105!). These come from Australia where there is a market for tuning the Jazz. The bushes allow for slight adjustment of the castor angle increasing it by 0.5° (the lower ball joint moves forward by around 4.5mm). 2) Removed the steering rack and the stripped the rack guide applied liberal amounts of molybdenum grease to the rack where the guide sits. The result - an almost normal steering. I would think that greasing the rack alone would have greatly improved the steering. When the rack was removed from vehicle it was incredible tight and I needed 2 feet braced against the rack to pull the rack from end to end. With the addition of grease the rack could be slid from end to end without a problem. The guide was replaced to exactly the same setting as before by marking the locknut and adjustment nut in relation to the housing. According to other forums, the ’correct’ adjustment procedure is very involved and as no new parts were used, I figured the previous settings should be OK. There was no play in the rack which would suggest the guide engagement was correct and no play has developed over the 1000 or so miles that car has covered since. The rack could probably be greased in situ but removing it from the vehicle meant it was easier to understand how it was put together and removing the electrical motor made removal of the rack guide much easier. There are plenty of diagrams of the steering rack online - just search Honda Jazz steering rack images. I still think the car would benefit from more castor but this would involve major work. The Whiteline bush kit is nicely engineered and seems to allow adjustment of camber within the limits of the other suspension components. Excess castor would possibly put undue loading on the strut top mounts and the front wishbone bushes which in itself could lead to premature wear and poor steering feel. The stiff steering really spoilt a great little car and made driving any distance very tiring. Well worth the investment in time to fix it. OJ from Swansea

Our 05 Jazz has had the same problem. Here is all I have learnt in the process of improving things. No manufacturers recall as much as I can determine. There are various reports on line about sticky or stiff steering problems with the Honda Jazz but I could find no definitive answer or solution to the problem. There were reports that Honda had made some fundamental errors when designing he front suspension geometry with insufficient castor which reduced the self centring of the steering. The Jazz is equipped with electrically assisted power steering and I suspect that Honda opted for the reduced castor to reduce the loading required to turn off centre and in doing so, perhaps improve the reliability of the electrical motor. Reduced castor can give a very quick steering response which is OK but along with a lack of self centring comes a tendency to over-steer. According to other forums, Honda advertised the addition of a ’steering damper’ as a selling point for the Jazz. But as is often the case, it is easy to put a positive spin on a problem. The steering damper would appear to be the root cause of the stiff steering. The latest Jazz has been promoted as having ’increased castor’ to improve steering feel which suggests Honda always knew of the problem with the older model. Anyhow, what have we done to fix our Jazz. 1) Changed the lower wishbone rear bushes for aftermarket ’Whiteline’ parts purchased from Demon Tweeks (cost £105!). These come from Australia where there is a market for tuning the Jazz. The bushes allow for slight adjustment of the castor angle increasing it by 0.5° (the lower ball joint moves forward by around 4.5mm). 2) Removed the steering rack and the stripped the rack guide applied liberal amounts of molybdenum grease to the rack where the guide sits. The result - an almost normal steering. I would think that greasing the rack alone would have greatly improved the steering. When the rack was removed from vehicle it was incredible tight and I needed 2 feet braced against the rack to pull the rack from end to end. With the addition of grease the rack could be slid from end to end without a problem. The guide was replaced to exactly the same setting as before by marking the locknut and adjustment nut in relation to the housing. According to other forums, the ’correct’ adjustment procedure is very involved and as no new parts were used, I figured the previous settings should be OK. There was no play in the rack which would suggest the guide engagement was correct and no play has developed over the 1000 or so miles that car has covered since. The rack could probably be greased in situ but removing it from the vehicle meant it was easier to understand how it was put together and removing the electrical motor made removal of the rack guide much easier. There are plenty of diagrams of the steering rack online - just search Honda Jazz steering rack images. I still think the car would benefit from more castor but this would involve major work. The Whiteline bush kit is nicely engineered and seems to allow adjustment of camber within the limits of the other suspension components. Excess castor would possibly put undue loading on the strut top mounts and the front wishbone bushes which in itself could lead to premature wear and poor steering feel. The stiff steering really spoilt a great little car and made driving any distance very tiring. Well worth the investment in time to fix it. OJ from Swansea

Submitted: 03/10/2013 09:35:17 | ID: 55545

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Pauline Haynes, England

Honda Jazz 2006

I am purchasing a 2006 Honda Jazz. I looked in the boot and it has a space for a spare tyre but did not have one. Should this car have a spare wheel? I have mentioned it to the garage but I need to know if I am right to request he should put one in the car?

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I think you will find it is an additional extra for which you have to pay in the region of £160. I understand the Rover 25 wheel will fit and can be bought for about £25. You will need to check this before purchasing. Neil Moor from Devon

I bought my Honda jazz 1.2 and to my horror I also found that it had space for a spare tyre, but the tyre was missing. I rang the garage and to my surprise I was told that modern cars do not carry a spare tyre, instead there was a puncture repair kit and an air pressure filling kit. I shopped around second-hand tyre shops and bought a wheel and tyre for £20. I rang the Honda head office, but no joy. In future I shall never buy a car that does not come with the spare wheel. Kass Dhamani from London

Submitted: 06/08/2013 14:26:33 | ID: 53369

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Niju Jacob, Hertfordshire

Honda Jazz 2010

Hi, I have recently purchased a used Honda Jazz Automatic I-VTEC EX and I have two questions. When we park the car do we need to put the gear in Automatic mode or in Neutral after pulling the handbrake? Also it`s last MOT test says all wheels were cracking, so do I need to check and change the wheels immediately? I`d be grateful for any advice please. Many thanks.

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When you park, put it in ’P’ (parking) mode. Theodor from Greece

Submitted: 06/09/2013 08:46:31 | ID: 65877

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Christine Hayman, Lancashire

Honda Jazz 2007

Hi. Can anyone please tell me how to remove the boot light in my Honda Jazz? I have to keep the boot open for lengths of time and this has caused my battery to run down. Thank you.

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Take out the bulb or install an extra on/off switch beside the boot light. Zainal Abidin from Malaysia

Submitted: 15/05/2013 15:32:03 | ID: 55617

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Mikel Zani, London

Honda Jazz 2007

Firstly, the malfunction indicator stays on all of the time my Honda Jazz is switched on. Secondly, in the morning I can start the engine normally and drive, but when I stop and want to start again the engine won`t start. Does anyone have any idea what the problem is? Thanks.

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Go to a good garage and get them to check the ECU error codes using an OBD2 reader. When you know what the code is they can fix the problem. Not a good idea to continue to use the car whilst the EML is on. Neil Moor from Devon

Submitted: 12/02/2013 10:31:44 | ID: 90494

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