I am starting this thread in order to discuss the subject matter, and leave all the information updates on this forum, making this the location that a new person should visit and get the information before making the decision to buy his/her Honda Vezel / HR-V. I will simply list the concerns and everybody may give their feedback and keep the discussion going.
Issue : A delay in moving the vehicle when accelerator is pressed.
People keep complaining that the Honda Vezel RU3/RU4 ( which has DCT - Dual Clutch Transmission ) to be having this issue [ I assume that the editions such as RU1/RU2 that has CVT would not have this issue ]. According to what they say,
- In a situation where the vehicle is stopped/not-moving (Let's say in the middle of a traffic)
- When the driver presses the Accelerator (to move the vehicle forward)
- The vehicle doesn't move forward quickly; and a significant delay is being experienced.
As far as I know, this is a bug in the DCT system firmware that has been originally released with the Vehicle.
Solution : Firmware updates, time-to-time.
Online resources confirm that the company has recalled the vezels, and has provided a few firmware updates time-to-time; the final update (as per today - 2014/12/24) has been released on September 2014.
Question: What about Vezel RU3/RU4 vehicles manufactured after September, 2014?
I am wondering whether this issue could still exist with the vehicles released after the final update; and whether the Honda is still not confident enough about their DCT technology. The reason for that is, that they are introducing the Honda HR-V on 2015 in USA, and apparently they are only releasing the CVT versions of the HR-V, but not any DCT loaded version. Especially, in a country where people would love to have a Formula 1 proven transmission system, there must be a reason for not releasing a DCT powered HR-V.
I would appreciate if you could add your answers/feedback and any information related to the same matter.