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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Another "Which" 1st for the Jazz.
« Last post by CB72 on February 17, 2024, 11:20:37 AM »
The Jazz features in the latest What Car magazine under "Every Hybrid Car Rated" mainly concentrating on plug-in hybrids, but the Jazz gets 5stars under regular hybrids, as does the Toyota Corolla and the Lexus LBX, so the Jazz is in good company. Strange that under hybrids coming soon,  they show the Mazda 2 hybrid, which is already on sale, and I've seen one outside my local supermarket.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Brake Pads Cost and Labour
« Last post by 09wukd1 on February 17, 2024, 10:13:53 AM »
I thought that was a ridiculous amount. I guess it's similar to the kind of situation with phones. If you buy a phone and you get a warranty, you get that invoice where it cost about the same price of the phone to fix but because it's under warranty it get's waived. Probably the same situation with the car as I took it to Honda without a warranty.

Definitely going to look around for a couple garages in the area who can get the job done for significantly less. At the end of the day, just want to be driving safely and smoothly.

I am leaving the country this summer for other work opportunities so I want the car in the top condition before I sell it off. And I plan to do another 10,000 miles of travelling before I leave too.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Brake Pads Cost and Labour
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on February 17, 2024, 09:54:23 AM »
Way too expensive.  I have done similar jobs myself   DIY and it should be well within the competence of any professional garage.    These may initially quote for  using after market pattern parts  but I have often been given the choice of the cheapest available  parts  or  paying a bit extra for a well known OE quality maker  . (who are the actual manufacturers of original brake parts used by some car makers  but not necessarily Honda ) If you ask they might quote a price for using Genuine Honda parts.  This might cost more and  take them a day or two  to obtain   but probably still significantly cheaper than £1300  :o .
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Engine Clatter
« Last post by olduser1 on February 17, 2024, 08:31:08 AM »
Stop pressing the parts catalogue, have the Jazz diagnosed by a mechanic.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Brake Pads Cost and Labour
« Last post by madasafish on February 17, 2024, 08:29:41 AM »
£1300 is approx £1000 too high.

Easy job, parts available  with wide range, nothing complicated.
But a new Honda sold caliper is £250ish so could be £600. (cheaper ones are available).

I diy 
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Brake Pads Cost and Labour
« Last post by Westy36 on February 16, 2024, 09:12:12 PM »
With regard to finding a good garage, have a google about and look at reviews. Honest John website has a good garages guide that may list in your area.

So, how much should it cost? Type you reg no in to the likes of or eurocarparts and it will give you parts prices.

I've replaced the rear discs and pads on my Jazz. Purchased Pagid brand parts from CarPartsInMotion via ebay who I use often, and paid c £70.

If you've a rear brake binding and it cant be freed off, which is unlikely, then a new caliper will be requred. Brake fitting kits are c £10.

Is £1300 dear? Too right it is. Discs and pads fitted should be c £220, at least that is what Protyre quoted for front brakes on my car last year. Fitting kit, well they shouldnt charge to fit as they have to come off anyway. Replacement caliper? Certainly an hours labour max.

Just my opinion, and I HTH.  :)

The manual if you want to see how things work is here

Replaclement is not super complex. Threads on here (search facility) will show how it's done, or you've Youtube to search.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda Jazz Crosstar 2024 as winter car in -20C
« Last post by davejazz on February 16, 2024, 09:12:02 PM »
Before washing the car, with it unlocked, simply pop the key into the “ashtray”.

The car cannot inadvertently lock itself, until you remove it, after its wash ‘n spin!

Don’t be tempted to go for a brew halfway through the cycle though, it may be gone when you return!
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Brake Pads Cost and Labour
« Last post by 09wukd1 on February 16, 2024, 08:27:21 PM »
I bought my Honda MK2 2nd hand, and wanted to get it properly checked out by Honda. I don't know any trust worth garages near me.

The main issue is the rear brake pads are worn, fitted incorrectly, the passenger side retention clip missing at the rear and driver side rear brakes are binding. They quoted me £1300 to sort this out.

Now, I don't know much about cars but I feel with parts and labour, I am definitely being overcharged. What should the upper limit of that be? I won't be able to do this myself though so I will need to take it to a garage.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Engine Clatter
« Last post by c.lday44 on February 16, 2024, 07:18:16 PM »
I'd get an experience mechanic to take a look and have a listen  before going to the expense of replacing a  tensioner or timing chain etc on a  17 year old car. Or indeed before going to any other significant expense hoping it might cure it.  (  But others may suggest things you can try at little or no cost. )
The mechanic  may put the car on an OBDll diagnostic code reader and find one or more of several other possible reasons its running rougher than it should at some speeds, and therefore noisily . There could be a sensor,such as air flow, exhaust gas  oxygen level etc  giving a dodgy reading, making the ECU meter a less than ideal fuel/air mix  , too fuel rich or too lean .Or a physical problem such as  a dodgy coil pack, spark plugs, fuel injector, fuel pressure, EGR( exhaust gas regulator)   etc. 

Regular servicing sometimes doesnt amount to much more than oil and filter changes and wouldnt necessarily  prevent such problems.

I may end up doing this but if I can cure it myself all the better, I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty! I'm going to put some decent fuel in next fillup (I use Tesco/Sainsburys E10 usually, cheapest stuff I can find haha), maybe some redex or something. I do have an OBD reader of my own, there's no codes but I might watch the idle RPM (it has monitoring). Spark plugs, I replaced half of them (before realising I didn't have the tools to get at the back ones easily. Buggar.), It's never misfiring I don't think. EGR could be worth checking as it's in the region of that!

Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda Jazz Crosstar 2024 as winter car in -20C
« Last post by coldstart on February 16, 2024, 06:01:31 PM »
One more thing: when washing the car, the mirrors and car lock/unlock all the time. Found a solution to this: lock the car, wait a min and then switch of Key fob, press both lock and unlock at the same time until double blink in LED). This will prevent the constant lock/unlock
Thank you for this, Bjorn!
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