Anyone who bought a Honda Accord Hybrid post April 2006 should definitely take a look at this. Any Honda Accord Hybrid AT without this control calibration qualifies for a tax credit of $650. Anyone with it can get $1300.
This software update will help increase your fuel mileage in a significant way.
Thanks for the tip off, Mike.
Read more at the link:Calling any post-April 2006 owners! - GreenHybrid
DATE: July 14, 2006
TO: All Honda Sales, Service & Parts Managers
FROM: American Honda Service Division
RE: 2006 Accord Hybrid Campaign Announcement
Honda Motor Co., LTD. is announcing a product update campaign affecting 2006 Accord Hybrids thru VIN JHMCN3...6C002303. On affected vehicles, the original PCM software for the PGM-FI system and the A/T can be updated to increase fuel mileage. Updating the PCM software also allows qualified owners to claim a higher federal income tax credit (subject to various limitations).
NOTE: Customers inquiring about hybrid vehicle tax incentives should be directed to their accountant or other tax professional.
The repair is to update the PGM-FI and the A/T software with the HDS, using software version 2.005.004 or later.
For details, refer to service bulletin 06-045, Product Update: PCM Update to Improve Fuel Mileage.
Before beginning work on a vehicle, verify its eligibility by checking at least one of these items:
· The customer has a notification letter.
· The vehicle is shown on your campaign responsibility report.
· The vehicle is shown as eligible on a VIN status inquiry.
In addition, check for a punch mark above the first character of the engine compartment VIN. A punch mark in that location means this product update has already been done.
Some vehicles affected by this product update may be in your new vehicle inventory. These vehicles must be updated before they are sold or leased.
Customers will be sent a notification of this product update on July 24, 2006.
To successfully update the PCM, make sure the HDS is loaded with software version 2.005.004 or later.
Parts are NOT needed for this software update.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda Automobile Division