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The Carwow survey is looking at older cars so it's more indicative the reliability of the Mk. 2 Jazz than the Mk. 3. The Which? car surveys have had the Mk. 2 Jazz hybrid at or close to the top of the reliability tables for several years.
As an ex-Mk3 owner I struggle to believe that it's still highly rated. I mean, fair enough, it never failed to start or get me from A to B but:

* It sometimes struggled to start first time.
* For the first six months the infotainment unit would randomly crash then take a couple of minutes to reboot. I eventually fixed this by downloading a 'bootleg' firmware update and doing it myself because the dealer couldn't find it.
* After two years the door mirrors started randomly closing and opening while I drove.

Maybe mine was duff but that Mk3 was only vehicle I've owned in the last 15 years that exhibited any kind of fault. My attempts to raise the issues with the dealer and with Honda were futile so I did the sensible thing and bought a Toyota Corolla. Now I own a flawless car again. Even better I get helpful responses from the dealer and from Toyota to general questions.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: My Jazz SR arrived yesterday
« Last post by jazzaro on Today at 07:07:44 PM »
I suspect that the engine will run in cold weather to provide heating, the manual implies that the system may take longer to initialise in very cold weather  (see attachment),
Surely it will do it, the system is not so different from Toyotas...
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I also suspect that in cold weather the range in EV mode would be reduced so the engine would run more.
Also this will happen, even if this is not an EV vehicle so you won't have to force it in EV mode.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: My Jazz SR arrived yesterday
« Last post by jazzaro on Today at 07:01:49 PM »
The main purpose of mobile louvres is to have a better aerodynamic, Jazz does not have this and other useful features  to keep it cheap. A device present on some Honda hybrids is the heat exchanger used to exctract heat from exaust gas, placed after the kat converter; Accord and CR-V hybrid (both with a 2.0l engine) have it, while other hybrids with the 1.5l does not fit it, Insight and probably Jazz. Same reason, Jazz would become too expensive with all this feauters.
About the heat pump... Having it would mean to have a complicated compressor, an inverter and a bigger battery if you want the compressor to run with the petrol engine off and this would hardly prevent the petrol engine to run, because the heat pump need energy; they could use a  bigger battery but this bigger battery should be recharged. Is this a good idea for a cheap car, considering that this would be useful only in the first 3-4 minutes of usage?
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Sticking Rear Brake Pads
« Last post by John Ratsey on Today at 06:38:16 PM »
With regards chromed discs on bikes, they look great but are less efficient in the wet, and as you said, once the chrome starts to go...............
The brake discs on my bike look like stainless steel.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: My Jazz SR arrived yesterday
« Last post by Pine on Today at 06:17:56 PM »
I suspect that the engine will run in cold weather to provide heating, the manual implies that the system may take longer to initialise in very cold weather  (see attachment), I also suspect that in cold weather the range in EV mode would be reduced so the engine would run more.
I had a look at the online manual and the cold weather temperatures it quotes are -30c and -40c.  So it's not going to be a problem in the UK.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Honda jazz Dsi coil replacement advice
« Last post by ericmcn on Today at 05:28:44 PM »
Using a breaker bar on plugs seems a sure fire way to brick an engine block! I had a angular bit extension thingy but I don't think it fitted the recess hole in the rear well - it was twisting but getting stuck. My extension bar was too big - if I had a 3" extension I think I could remove the rears with the standard socket.

Going to garage anyway, hopefully they will sort it!

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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Lost holiday
« Last post by trebor1652 on Today at 04:51:42 PM »
We also had a break to the Isle of Man cancelled at the beginning of the of the lockdown. Hope to rebook for next year.
What is more worrying is the concert in September that was booked and paid for 12 months ago, not feeling too hopeful about that going ahead.
If it is cancelled I wonder how long I will have to wait for a refund???
Time will tell.

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Well had notification that the concert is rescheduled to October 9th 2021.
What a wait.

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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Lost holiday
« Last post by JimSh on Today at 04:44:21 PM »
It will be interesting to see what happens if Covid-19 cases in Scotland start to increase after the influx of people from south of the border https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-53380900 .

"Interesting" would not be the word I would use unless in the sense "we live in interesting times"
Hopefully the visitors will learn something from their visit.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/08/we-mess-with-this-virus-at-our-peril-sturgeon-urges-caution-as-covid-19-deaths-fall
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52009463
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53166816

"The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that one measure which can indicate whether an epidemic is under control is whether, with a comprehensive testing system, less than 5% of samples return a positive for Covid-19 over two weeks.
The last time this was above 5% in Scotland was in May. It has been below 1% since 3 June. "

And a view from America
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/world/europe/coroanvirus-scotland-england.html?fbclid=IwAR1oWv5mfali6HA-RncGekVYqq6tnAkSvTA0jI7heOHCxRkwjUWRuY7yD2Q

Edit Inserted quote from WHO
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Yep, totally agree Culzean about applying too much force, I only used it because it was the only tool I had that allowed access, couldn't get to it with my ratchet. I was very delicate with it.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Sticking Rear Brake Pads
« Last post by TnTkr on Today at 01:33:59 PM »
The rear handbrake is actually a mechanical arrangement that positively winds the piston back in a little as the handbrake is released. However, the pads are not securely attached to the pistons...

The Jazz rear calipers do seem to be more prone than most to this disc handbrake 'sticking'.

That is interesting information. I need to study the mechanism deeper to see how that is made.
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