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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / The first signs of winter..
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:58:27 PM » Jazz begins struggling to start. Here we go again  :(

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Saw a new indicator on the dash today.
« on: July 16, 2017, 08:13:08 PM »
Alongside the speed limit indicator I saw 'no overtaking' sign. First time I've seen anything other than the limit displayed. Has anyone else seen anything else there?

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / A reminder about your clock
« on: March 26, 2017, 08:13:02 AM »
Due to someone at Honda or Pioneer being a bit crap at programming we have to manually change our clocks to BST. Note that you should not actually change the time. Instead you want:

\Home\Settings\System\Daylight Savings = On

You'll have to scroll past the clock and time zone settings to get to 'Daylight Savings' (more poor design).

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / A tyre warning!
« on: January 26, 2017, 09:51:24 AM »
So I just had a call from the garage servicing my car and they reckon the front tyre treads are getting a bit low. Down to 4mm. That's after about 8,000 miles  :o. The Honda Jazz does have a reputation for wearing the fronts a bit quick but 8k is terrible. And no, I'm no Speedy Gonzales. Quite the opposite really. I normally get over two years out of a set of front tyres.

To be honest I'm a bit remiss in not checking the treads but I just wouldn't expect to get less than a year out of a pair.

Maybe Honda are fitting particularly naff Dunlops these days? Usually it's just the grip that's poor but maybe this year it's grip and longevity. Anyway this is a warning to anyone else with a new Jazz. If like me you've been remiss check your tread depth.

Be careful out there  ;)

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Hands Free Telephone
« on: January 18, 2017, 05:47:36 PM »
I very rarely use the HFT because I don't believe in mixing telephony and driving. But phone is paired just in case. With the Mk2 it wasn't a bad system really. The speech recognition was a bit ropey but the buttons seemed obvious.

I took a call this evening (that'll be the second time someone has called me this month ;D) and found that things have changed a bit. First off the steering wheel buttons didn't seem to pick the call up so I had to use the screen button. They also didn't seem to drop the call so again I had to use the screen.

The buttons do do something though. Either of the top two will put the infotainment unit into phone mode. The bottom one will tell me that I have no voice tags (I guess when I replaced my phone they got lost). But none of the three phone buttons seem to cancel and put the infotainment unit back where it was. Instead I had to use the menu button right of the selector. Interestingly a brief study of the manual appears to confirm this behaviour  ???

Does anyone here have more familiarity with the HFT?

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Honda still can't get cabin ventilation right
« on: November 11, 2016, 04:33:15 PM »
So yet again (Mk2 then Mk3) Honda have managed to muck up the cabin ventilation. Now that winter is here the windows are fogging up. Bear in mind that mine is parked in a garage overnight so they will be clear initially. Some fogging is to be expected but it should stop in a couple of minutes once the cabin is at a reasonable temperature. Well not the Jazz Mk3 - at least not for me.

If this is the same issue that the Mk2 had (which seems likely) I'm pretty much going to have to drive everywhere with the heating system set to windscreen. The Mk2 had this problem no matter how long the journey and how warm the cabin got. What made it even worse was that after just over an hour the heater would start to pump out cold air. So you either drive in a fog (and crash into things) or put a coat and scarf on. And of course the fan runs at near full speed all the time.

One thing I always regret since moving from Nissan to Honda is the latter's difficulty in designing cabin ventilation. I could drive my Nissan's for an hour or more in recirculate mode and they wouldn't fog up. The two Civics and my first Jazz were okay but it was impossible to position vents to avoid being in a draft. The Mk2 and now the Mk3 appear to have solve that problem by just never pushing enough air around.

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / So maybe something is wrong after all :(
« on: November 09, 2016, 04:16:59 PM »
Some of you may remember my previous posts on issues I had starting my Jazz. It seemed like I'd resolved the issue by giving the engine a couple of seconds settle down after an idle stop restart before switching it off for good. Unfortunately it's started playing up again despite my workaround. It often starts slowly after ignition before settling down at normal idle. It failed to start first time earlier this week.

Given the cold snap recently it suggests a problem of some kind to me. The only thing that still seems odd is that it failed to start first time in my garage in the morning when it was 11 degrees and presumably quite dry but seemed to have no problems in the evening after sitting in the company car park for 9 hours with temperatures around 7 degrees and damp in the air.

It's beginning to look like a trip to the dealer is needed :(

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Another infotainment bug :)
« on: November 01, 2016, 01:55:37 PM »
Okay this one isn't quite so important. I've realised that if you have an app on your smart phone that starts playing music if you connect headphones, and if it's paired to the car then it will stream the audio even if the infotainment unit is actually outputting audio from a different source.

Bit of a waste of battery power there  ;D

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Windscreen Wiper Silliness
« on: October 31, 2016, 09:38:04 PM »
Last night driving back from golf my wipers ran a couple of times for no particular reason shortly after I set off.

Tonight driving back from work they were running two or three times a minute intermittently until I'd been driving for five minutes.

In both cases there was no rain. Has anyone else seen this? My theory at the moment is that they are reacting to condensation somehow.

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Some interesting infotainment documentation
« on: September 20, 2016, 08:18:34 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted before:

There's a couple of interesting points in there.

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Two more oddities.
« on: September 05, 2016, 09:21:15 AM »
At one roundabout this morning I was creeping to a stop with my foot on the brake. I heard it creak a bit and the driver's dash display briefly showed what seemed to be an image of two pedals. It was only there for a couple of seconds so I didn't really get a chance to read it.

Then when parking my car I waited for the wipers to reach the bottom and switched off. Instead of the engine going off I got a beep and the display showed the image for 'hold the brake down to start'. Pressed the button again and the engine went off.

And it's now official: Every other time I use the car infotainment does a 'long boot'. Great :(

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Curious economy light behaviour
« on: August 31, 2016, 04:23:39 PM »
(No - not another complaint!)

I was driving to work from the dentist today along the B4100 out of Bicester. The main stretch is NSL so I was driving at 60mph. Now it's a fairly flat road but is gradually rising toward the A43 and does have a couple of slightly steeper inclines. What I noticed was that on the fairly flat parts the engine was doing just under 2,000 rpm. On the slight inclines it jumped to 3,000 rpm. Now first off this is not a dig at the CVT. That performed the jumps seamlessly and if it wasn't that I pay attention to the dashboard I'd never have noticed. I didn't even need to move my foot on the pedal, it just changed up then down as it needed to.

I'm guessing that 60mph on that road was right at the cusp of the change in the engine operating mode. What intrigued me though was that the economy lights either side of the speedometer were light blue when the engine was at 2,000 rpm but went bright green at 3,000 rpm. I've seen this before on occasion. Accelerating at 3,000 rpm I sometimes get green lights but when I ease off the lights go blue until I lift off properly.

It seems odd given that presumably the engine was doing more work when maintaining speed up the slightly steeper inclines than when maintaining speed on the flatter bits. I don't think it's a fault but it's curious.

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / A new braking experience.
« on: August 14, 2016, 06:44:53 PM »
I was half way round a roundabout on the A43 when some fool forgot he had a trailer attached and pulled out in front of me. I'd been anticipating it (I always do) so was able to use the brakes and slow to a crawl. But when the trailer was nearly passed I put my foot down and was rewarded by alarms going off and the brakes coming on. In a queue it would saved me but in this case wasn't needed. The vehicle was moving off to the side and my way was clear.

So - points for effort but a bit too protective :)

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Possibly improved CVT behaviour
« on: June 26, 2016, 08:59:19 PM »
I've noticed recently that my CVT box seems to be responding more like an Mk2. Less 'banding' and easier for me to choose the ratio I want (3,000 rpm accelerating). This seemed to start when my Jazz reached 3,000 miles on the clock. I wonder if some kind of extended 'run-in' period has expired?

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Strange dash noise and a useful hint.
« on: June 20, 2016, 09:42:46 AM »

Sorry to have created so many threads but I have one final question and some advice if anyone else has seen a problem starting.

Question: When I switch on or switch off there's a short buzzing whine from behind the dashboard. Does anyone know what it is?

Advice: If you sometimes find that your Jazz struggles to start and turns over many times you may have an idle stop issue. I've noticed it happen when I park in my garage and have finally worked out that it happens if I switch off while idle stop is in the process of restarting. Previously I'd come to a halt (idle stop kicks in) then quickly push the gear lever to Park and switch off. This caused the issue. The fix is to be a bit more patient and give the engine a few seconds to stabilise.

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