Honda issued this TSB #HUK000000000293 dated 04-12-03 for the two Hybrids models Civic 4 Doors ES9 MY03 & MY04 Insight ZE1 all year models Background If IMA-batteries are left unused for some time, it will affect the life of the batteries. Therefore, vehicles with IMA-batteries that are not used for some time, have to have the batteries charged every 90 days. Please inform all customers, sales and storage departments Schedule When the car arrives, check the assembly date on the vehicle card and the latest charging date (if any) on the back of the card : In this case, it's the 19th July 2001. Charge the battery pack every 90 days and write the date of charging on the back of the vehicle card In this case, it's the 19th July 2001. Charge the battery pack every 90 days and write the date of charging on the back of the vehicle card. Charging procedure during long storage Turn the ignition off. Disconnect the negative cable of the 12v battery, wait at least 1 minute, remove the engine compartment fuse box cover and Install the three 10A- fuses and then reconnect the 12v-battery. Shift to Neutral or Park and pull up the handbrake. Start the engine and run it at 3500-4000 RPM. The charge display will show 4 segments and the battery pack will start charging. It will be fully charged when all 20 segments light up. This will take about 5 minutes. A = Start of charging B = Fully charged When the IMA battery is fully charged switch off engine and remove ignition key, remove the engine compartment fuse box cover and remove the three 10Afuses.