I bought my Civic used; the paint on the roof and hood is peeling. My reccomendation is to drive it for a long time to receive the payoff. The transmission is getting louder and rougher as I drive. Although it seems small, it is actually pretty roomy inside. Honda had extended the paint warranty, so they repainted the roof and a couple front fenders that also had a problem which I hadn't noticed. Otherwise, reviews read by TheCarConnection.
Dealership folks said this is a common issue. Found rear upper control arms causing wear. If I were to do it over again I would buy 2 Civic hybrids. When I finally did, warranty basically covered everything but dents and plastic pieces. Honda American Honda Motor Co. I was in an accident around a week and a half ago. How many more will Honda have on a safety item like an airbag before they issue a recall? For whatever reason, the Civic Hybrid has not been as popular as the Toyota Prius and is not subject to the kind of price premiums that Toyota's hybrid has commanded--even though it's rated at the same highway fuel economy.
Problem was diagnosed by two different mechanics. Original warranty had expired but Honda extended the warranty and replaced it free of charge. I called Honda and I will be able to get the roof painted since that is only where the sun damage is. Finally found antifreeze seeping from engine block wall. Current one I bought online from a different manufacturer and it has been fine for 2. The Civic Hybrid manages to squeeze some driving fun into its thrifty package.
Mechanic diagnosed Drive shaft oil seal leaking transmission fluid right side. Also the dash is a little low and will cramp the knees of large front passengers. I thought they were normal since it did it from day 1. I take a bus : 1 trans locked at 60mph on hwy and caused almost a fatal crash! Recall for popping out of third but mine was not doing that. If you're thinking about purchasing a small car, definitely consider a hybrid. The recall is expected to begin October 1, 2017.
During the transition, I have been surprised many times by the lack of brakes. I don't know which part of the system is broken, so I can't be more specific. For it to have this kind of failure with relatively low mileage and age concerns me greatly. The on board computer and symptoms are much worse than previously. At just over 7 years, the paint on the trunk started to fade. Everything else appears to be fine and the interior is definitely better than the 2003 hybrid. The system actually has five modes that let the electrics and gas engine work together in different ways, including allowing the Civic Hybrid to run on electric power alone.
I also had the dealer replace the clutch at this time as it was nearing the end of its life. Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09. Replacement batteries that were bought are covered for 36,000 miles, or three years. As for my radio, after purchasing a new stereo and amplifier, it ended up being a short in the fuse box which I was not reimbursed for. Interior cooling was satisfactory at other times. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
Finally happened at the dealership! Also the long dash makes the front end of car impossible to see, takes getting used to. This was oupled with other intermittent electrical issues in the dash panel, i. What Owners Should Do Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. To date, there is still no remedy available and I have not received an additional letter from Honda. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Leaving me stranded on side the highway. They did adjustments, but problems persisted.
The passenger side visor broke off. How do they expect to sell them if they condemn them when people want to trade them in for a new one? Honda American Honda Motor Co. Powertrain coverage is provided for five years or 60,000 miles. There are many large trucks who travel on this interstate and it is scary when I am merging onto the freeway, especially since cal trans just added a meteoring light so I must begin my approach from a stopped position. The navigation system on this 2008 Honda is well received in reviews read by TheCarConnection. I was baffled as to why such a low mileage car would need transmission work. Loved it, traded up, super car for the gas and environmentally conscious.
Also a water hose was leaking due to burst from heated. Repair man checked the engine and found oil plug in proper condition but the bottom of the radiator was cracked. I had the top repainted. It is rough, cheap and I hate the car. No idea why this one went.
When you slow up it whines so loud it give me a headache. The car has over 200k miles now with no other major problems, although the brakes tend to wear out a little soon and I have to watch them. Plastic covering black paint around window edges peeled off. The blue color faded and silver spots appeared. This is a common issue that affected 8th gen manual civics. Test drove afterwards, noticed noise from rear.