NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 465 Status: Closed
State: FL Name: John
Category of Request: Manufacturer: 2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID

Inquiry
Have you checked the OEM website?
Yes
Description of Repair unable to perform
Flash update the PCM Per TSB number 07-006 released April 3 2009.
Description of Information not available
A J-2534 file for "ANY" 2006 Honda vehicle.
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
Spent more time than I should have had to spend to find that info is "unavailable".
Other Comments or Concerns
This should actually be three complaints. We had to invest in the information website just to view the reprogramming procedures. This violates the intent, if not the letter, of any agreement in place. It was only $10 for short term access, so what the heck. Second complaint is that there is no "per incident" or "short term" access to what I was looking for. Hondas don't need reprogramming often, and $300 is a lot of money for a product that would see infrequent use. Powertrain updates should be treated like the operating system updates that they are, and be released in "service packs", for free. But that's just my opinion. The third, and final complaint is that after an inordinate amount of web plundering, and I'm reasonably tech savvy, I find out that Honda doesn't seem to support J-2534 for the year in question.
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