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You are in the Honda Civic
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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Jul 05, 2001 (10:49 am)
I have a 1990 Honda Civic with 268,421 miles on it, and am looking out my office windows at it right now, just made a trip to VA in it, it has been a great car, have had a couple of small problems out of it, but I started reading this stuff, and this is not a consumer tip line at all, this is nothing more that a bunch of people bitching and complaining because life has not been perfect to them.
#712 of 5207 Braking Problem with my honda
Jul 05, 2001 (12:02 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX sedan. When I am driving down an incline at a shallow angle, I apply brakes using constant foot pressure and suddenly there is surge of pressure applied to the brakes. This sudden braking surge cause the the car to jerk suddenly. It is as though more braking pressure is being applied but I am not doing anything different with my foot braking pressure.
Has anyone experienced this?
#713 of 5207 Braking problem...
Jul 05, 2001 (12:23 pm)
or are you talking Grade Logic?
#714 of 5207 Surging when brake apply
Jul 05, 2001 (2:39 pm)
I have an automatic 1997 honda civic ex coupe. When driving at high speed on the freeway, and then coming to a slow in the exit. The car rpm gauge in my civic drop down close to 1000 rpm while the car slowing down to about 50mph and then the rpm surge up again. Does anyone have this kind of problem or know what wrong?
#715 of 5207 Generally happy with 2k1 LX but...
Jul 05, 2001 (4:07 pm)
I noticed after I turn a corner and get on the gas the car hesitates for just a moment (maybe a second at most) before accelerating...sorta like going 'huh?.' Reminds me of my boxer dog when she tilts her head when I ask her something. Also noticed the tranny is a bit touchy around town... wants to get up to fourth in a hurry and the rpms occasionally pop up a tad before shifting... like putting in a clutch too soon. I have a DX sedan with auto. Built in 2/01 in Ohio ('1' is the first VIN number character). Heard about the fuel pump recall notice that might apply to this but haven't received anything from Honda. Just wondering if others have had these problems.
#716 of 5207 I got the fuel hose clamp recall, too
Jul 05, 2001 (6:48 pm)
My vin also starts with '1', and it was also assembled in E.Liberty Ohio. Mine is a 2001 EX coupe.
I don't get the rpm problem, but the graded logic might be kicking in when you make the corner turn.
Jul 05, 2001 (7:31 pm)
A bolt that MAY not have the correct torque and a connector that MAY corrode are the kind of recalls i could deal with. It beats needing a new engine or stuctural changes. Ya think?
#718 of 5207 Certified honda service doesn't mean a thing
Jul 06, 2001 (1:37 pm)
Certified honda service doesn't mean a thing
I own a 2000 civic si and took it in for a routine 30,000-mile maintenance and got majorly screwed by a certified honda dealer service center. The car was running fine till I let these grease monkeys adjust the valves, which is more than their IQ. When I got the car, after spending 4 hours sitting in the waiting room, the check engine light came on and the idle was jumping around. The car would stall out if you pushed the clutch. I drove the car right back in for an explanation and they told me it was bad gas. They blamed the dirt in the gas was clogging the fuel filter and injectors, they also replaced the distributor assembly and spark plugs, at an additional cost of $120 to me, to attempt fix the problem. I had that tank of gas previously for 2 days and drove the car fine till I let those mentally impaired mechanics work on it. They told me to drive the remaining three quarters of the tank dry before bring it back in, otherwise they would charge me, again, to drop the fuel tank and drain it. I just spent $500 for routine maintenance that CERTIFIED honda mechanics are suppose to know how to do, and now have a car that's barely running compared to the condition when I brought the car in. I was not going to give these high school dropouts additional money to drain the fuel tank to diagnose, if it was the problem they caused. I heard them telling other people about bad gas in their cars also, it seems to be a common excuss for them to use because of their crappy work on cars.
I high DO NOT recommend taking your car to the honda dealer/service center located on waukegan rd and dempster in Morton Grove, Illinois.
I called corporate honda and they can't do much against these local honda dealer and service center, except refer you to another service center to check the car out (Additional cost if you want the new dealer to work on anything). So if it isn't broke, don't fix it, no matter what the un-qualified honda service representative tells you.
Certified honda service doesn't mean a thing
#719 of 5207 I take my Hondas/Acura
Jul 06, 2001 (3:32 pm)
To an independent Acura/Honda shop. It's a very clean established shop. They go "the extra mile" because they know they have to earn your business opposed to some people thinking they HAVE to take their car to the dealer.
#720 of 5207 Posting #694/AC/bevocbs
Jul 06, 2001 (5:08 pm)
Your problem sounds identical to the one I experienced with my '85 Civic. The problem resulted from the clutch assembly (electro-mechanical). They sometimes over heat and burn out. As a result, your compressor can't kick-in.