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#297 of 496 Re: Huge expense for new transmission HCH 2007 [rikfre]
Jan 25, 2010 (7:16 pm)
You have been taken to the cleaners my friend. I paid 800 for my new transmission. 2003 honda civic hybrid. Why is yours so expensive? Why I should have EVER had to pay even 800 dollars is a complete joke after only a year of driving my "honda certified" car. This morning I went to start it and the battery was dead. No lights on, nothing, just dead. Yet I get automated phone calls, "YOUR HONDA DEALERSHIP IS HAVING A BARBEQUE WEEKEND" etc. What a joke. These people/dealerships (If you can call them people) are ripping us off left and right, and sitting in the back rooms fat and rich off our money, smoking their stogies and laughing at the fact that we haven't banded together and sought a class action suit.
#298 of 496 Re: 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid On Life Support [cruthik3615]
Jan 28, 2010 (8:42 am)
I am sorry for your car problems. However, maybe you will think twice next time about spending your "entire bank account" on a car. You need to have money saved for repairs, maintenance, etc. so don't buy more car than you need. Cars are a waste of money so don't waste more than you have to.
#299 of 496 A few questions...................................
Feb 14, 2010 (10:49 pm)
I just found this site and now realize that our (my wife & I) assumpsions were correct, this car is a lemon!!
We bought our '03 Civic Hybird with 5 speed manuel trannsmission from our local honda dealership (pacific honda here in San Diego, CA), it was used (1 owner) and had 67k miles on it. Luckly we purchased honda care and an extended warranty which covered the following items.
-Replace clutch Master Cylinder & bleed system 68,893 miles
-IMA software update
-Replace IMA Battery 82,556 miles
-Replace Catylic Converter
-Replace internal fan 92,626 miles
The car has always been real "jerky" to drive, especially in 1st and 2nd gear at lower speeds. I always figured it was from the electric torque of the hybird engine.
We have had numerious people comment on how rough it drives, mainly in stop in go. So my question is this: Is the hybird manuel transmission a CVT transmission as well? Is it plagued with the same problems as the auto version? Are both the automatics & manuels covered in this recall? We have not experienced anything as severe as some of the others that have posted, and have never had the tranny replaced or rebuilt, just a rough ride thru the gears.
We now have 109,xxx miles on it and the "maintence light" came on a few weeks ago, we are headed to the stealership in the morning to have it looked at.
#300 of 496 Re: A few questions................................... [toddhallien]
Feb 15, 2010 (6:34 am)
The catalytic converter replacement was part of a recall around 2007. You should not have been charged for it's replacement. The "check engine light" indicates ( and I am guessing) that your O2/oxygen sensors need to be replaced. This should have been done with the catalytic converter replacement. I am also stuck with an '03 HCH (auto trans). I hardly drive it anymore because of its many defects. I bought a used 92 Corolla very cheaply and use that now. The Civic Hybrid sits around until I pay it off..then I'm getting rid of it. Honda manufactures defective vehicles and these defects are leveraged by the dealerships into expensive and often incomplete repairs to keep you coming back.Honda is living off its past reputation. Even if they make a vehicle that gets 1000mpg, I will NEVER buy another Honda again. They don't care about their customers. I am not an auto technician.
#301 of 496 hi to colleagues by misfortune!
Mar 07, 2010 (10:27 am)
I live in Europe, the country Belarus, the city of Minsk
I have bought the car in the USA - 2003 Civic Hybrid, 100k mil.
Now I have a problem with transmission - it not work!
There was it at cold weather - a minus of 23 degrees
I thought that at me one problem, but also at you too they are...
In the near future transmission repair will be made.
The car is good in one - it the economic car.
#302 of 496 Re: hi to colleagues by misfortune! [andy_by]
Mar 07, 2010 (12:57 pm)
It seems that this is a problem worldwide... The transmissions on these cars are simply no good. I have a new transmission in my 2005 HCH as of December. I ended up paying about $400 for it after we really got upset with the dealership (they wanted us to pick up almost the whole cost). While so far it has been okay, I think that Honda has given many of us lemons. I am still doing some research on legal action.
#303 of 496 Re: hi to colleagues by misfortune! [hawks3]
Mar 07, 2010 (1:09 pm)
you know they hammer Toyota when in reality they ought to take a very close look at the way Honda knowingly sells defective vehicles. I sincerely hope that Honda gets their turn because I'll be there with plenty of evidence should they need. My Belarus comrade..get rid of the car..there are many other cars that can give you the same
economy especially in the Euro zone. Honda is living off of past glory.
#304 of 496 Re: hi to colleagues by misfortune! [andy_by]
Mar 08, 2010 (12:08 am)
Hi- had to replace my transmission for 2003hch at 62000 miles and again at 97000. You should contact Honda Europe and insist they replace your transmission even if you have to pay the labor and they supply the parts. Then get rid of the car. At 167000 miles I need a fourth transmission soon. Trying to nurse it along until a new electric/hybrid comes along such as the Chevy Volt late in 2010. There should be a number of new entries this next model year. Don't forget to purchase a 0 deductible 100000 mile warranty if available. You won't regret having it the way things are made today by any of the manufacturers.
#305 of 496 Re: [rikfre]
Mar 08, 2010 (12:18 am)
To sell the faulty car it is impossible.
Transmission will be subjected dismantling and repair.
I will inform you on a course of works, for some people it will be useful.
I will tell fairly - never thought, that Honda makes such disgusting product