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#59 of 68 Re: 2009 Civic Interior Leak [sallen462]
May 03, 2009 (9:20 pm)
Hi. I have a 2009 Civic coupe that I bought in January. I've just noticed the mildew smell in the past 2 weeks. Going to the dealer tomorrow. ... Have you heard anything more on yours?
#61 of 68 faint burning/hot odor
Aug 04, 2009 (10:35 am)
I have an 07 HCH...no real problems other than hybrid battery died within first 6 months of owning it...but now i'm getting this faint burning/hot odor from around the car after I have been driving for a while. It almost smells like new brakes being broken in. All fluid levels are good..tires are good, brakes seem fine (nothing is pulling or lurching). I recently had honda change the transmission fluid. I'm thinking maybe some fluid leaked and the smell is it burning off...but this has been going on for 2 weeks. Any ideas or suggestions?
#62 of 68 Re: 2009 Civic Interior Leak [sallen462]
Oct 14, 2009 (7:05 am)
i bought my DX-VP 09 civic sedan brand new and yeah! 2 or 3 weeks later there's is a weird musty smell, plz some one help!
#63 of 68 Re: 2009 Civic Interior Leak [venomous]
Oct 14, 2009 (8:51 am)
My Civic had small leak in front window seal where, if i recall correctly, water ran down interior and pooled under carpet behind front passenger seat. By time I got to dealer for repair, they had to replace all interior carpet, including trunk, because of mildew smell. It was a pain (car in shop for about a week) but everything is good now. I will try to remember to check work order in glove box for more specifics.
#64 of 68 Is there a book I can buy
Oct 14, 2009 (10:25 am)
Is there a book I can buy to learn how to do my own maintenance on my 2005 civic hybrid. I once owned a Volkswagon Rabbit and found a wonderful manual on how to do my own maintenace on it. It was very basic which I needed. I am a woman that doesn't really know all the terminalogy of auto repair but I need to save money and am willing to learn. I have been taken by so many car dealers and repairmen that I want to at least try and do some of this myself. I am due for my 60,000 mile check up. But the last time I had it in they told me this next time I would also need new brakes and new tires besides my oil change. I had my brakes and tires checked out by reputable businesses and other people and they don't need replacing. My tires have another 10,000 miles left of wear on them according to a tire business. Thank-you
#65 of 68 Re: faint burning/hot odor [jduggar]
Jan 13, 2010 (8:54 pm)
Did you find the cause of the burning/hot odor? We are noticing the same odour on our HCH.
Jan 29, 2011 (11:28 am)
My hybrid is making a strange noise and the engine runs constantly even when stopped for more than a few seconds. It doesn't make the noise when it is in park, only in reverse and drive. During the last week I had to drive it several times on low gas and the gas light was coming on. Could this have affected the engine in a serious way?
#67 of 68 Re: jhuth [jhuth]
by pf_flyer HOST
Jan 30, 2011 (7:52 am)
Generally, fuel pumps are located inside fuel tanks and the gas is used to help cool the pump. Running with very little gas on a consistent basis could lead to damaging the fuel pump, but that shouldn't affect the engine. The strange noise COULD be the fuel pump, and perhaps the fuel pump issue is related to the engine continuing to run. I'm certain that when the engine is supposed to shut down that the fuel pump stops, so perhaps if the fuel pump is for some reason stuck on, the engine continues to run because fuel is being sent to it.
Just trying to reason out loud here. Sounds like a visit to a garage is in order
#68 of 68 Understanding IMA Display
Mar 27, 2011 (10:16 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Civic Hybrid, I've read the manual but it doesn't have a good explanation of the IMA display...like how should the battery charge look, or what the other displays are. Can anyone explain?
Thanks so much,