Honda Jazz Reviews from Indonesia

2006 Honda Jazz VTEC AT 1.5 VTEC

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 VTEC Automatic

Summary:

Badly

Faults:

I bought my first Honda Jazz 1.5 in March 2004. After just 3 days use the car had a problem with the battery.

Due to the time frame a lot of issue happened, like Air Conditioning, Braking System, Dashboard, Noisy Gear Box, Smell of Exhaust entering cabin.

After being repaired 9 times at Honda Service Center the issue still happened and one day I wrote an e-mail to Honda Japan, in the end they agreed to replace my Honda.

On February 2007 I got my replacement Honda Jazz 1.5 VT-EC Automatic transmission even though I paid extra the gap price between Jazz I-DSI and Jazz VT EC.

Not more than 2 minute after I got the car from Honda Show Room and drove it, the rear side sounded very noisy, sound was like crack..crack...

One week after that I complained to Honda Service Center, they told me the problem was with the door. After they tightened the door the same issue still occurred.

Many complaints I ??? address the issue to Honda, gas exhausted enter to the cabin, noisy from the brake system.

After many time repair, Honda replace rear site, shock absorber, the only thing they can fix is the brake issue, but not with the rear side issue and gas exhaust enter in to the cabin, until today its still happening.

I had raise many e-mail to Honda Indoensia representative office also Honda head quarter office, they only says sorry our local representative office have own decisionn. I so confuse how head quarter even can't push local representative? Its funny things.

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General Comments:

Very bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007

18th Sep 2007, 02:52

Similar story. My mom bought Honda Jazz I-DSI at Honda Jayakarta Motor. U. D Jayakarta - Denpasar Bali this year. After a couple days, the car had noisy sound. We ask Honda Service and the representative said it's usual for the new car. After time passed by, my car's sound become stronger, and my brother brought again to Honda Service, and they admit they have problem in transmission, and they promise to change the transmission. Short story my car became worse, it broke down. The funny things the representative says it was caused by loosen cable, and still my car broke down again after coming back from Service. Finally I found out that they don't replace the transmission as they promised, they only changed the signal. It's so ridiculous, how could they made such a lie like that. I and my family doesn't have lot times to always go to the service, and now Honda asked my car to stay almost 1 week, and they insisted not willing to replace my car into new one. I called Dealer Jakarta, Denpasar Bali, and talked to Sales Manager, Pak Gede, but he doesn't help me much.

One more can I have the email of Japan Honda please? Thanks.

9th Mar 2012, 09:40

My Honda Jazz Sport 2007 has the same problem.

I always hear a cracking noise when I freshly drive it out from home.

My driveway has a slight slope, so when I reverse out from there, I hear a cracking sound, which is very bad to hear every time.

However, the local service center cannot find what is the cause of it.

Has anyone fixed the same problem? Please email me at tomasuni@gmail.com

Thanks!!!

2005 Honda Jazz 1.5 IDS-i 1.5 Litre

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 Litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 kilometres
Most recent distance19000 kilometres
Previous carKia Carnival

Summary:

Honda Jazz is My Baby!

Faults:

- Knocking sound from rear left part of the car (seems that the left rear shock absorber is not properly fitted from the dealer)

- Had to install a pair of tweeter speaker to leverage sound quality

- Engine knocking at 2500 - 3000 rpm (the dealers cannot identify the problem and is still not fixed)

- Driver's side window sometimes very hard to wind up. Had to apply silicone spray to lubricate.

- I found that Ids-i edition does not have a very good braking performance compared with VTEC edition. This might be caused by rear disc brake that VTEC edition has.

Basically, there has been no serious things have gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

Compared to my huge old troublesome KIA Carnival Turbo Diesel, Honda Jazz 1.5 ids-i is a very friendly car that requires much less maintenance and got nothing went wrong with the engine as well as the car's body parts.

At first, I was impressed by the booming news that says Honda Jazz requires only 1 litre to travel 25 kilo metres distance. The best average fuel consumption that I've ever had was only 1:17 (1 litre for 17 kilo metres). I guess the booming news was still applicable to Honda Jazz if there's no traffic jam.

The rear seat is not very comfy for long distance travel. Probably the next Honda Jazz generations should have an adjustable rear seat for a more relaxed seating.

A very compact car, but yet has a roomy cabin. I can take my big fat old 29" TV as well as my golf club in the trunk with 4 adults occupying front and rear seats.

Personally, I think this car's body has a pretty design. Especially if painted in Vivid Blue color.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2007

24th Dec 2008, 05:22

Hi. I wrote this review.

I had to sell my Honda Jazz 2005 IDSI recently. There has been nothing wrong with the car, it's just that I had a financial reason.

I've been driving this car for more than 2 years. I can tell you, this car is perfect! Nothing major has gone wrong with the car. I just had to do regular maintenance (tune ups, carbon clean, tyre swaps, replace engine and transmission oil, etc) to keep the car in a good shape. The biggest effort that I did for this car was replacing the clutch, which I think it's normal for a 3-year old car to get the clutch replaced.

I am now driving a Honda Ferio Civic VTEC 1997. It's perfect too! and I've been a big fan of Honda since 1990 (Great Civic '90, Honda Jazz IDSI '05, and now Ferio Civic VTEC '97).

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews