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Honda Civic, Brakes, Engine, Oil, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#1047 of 1262 Re: Issues...Arms and other noises
Dec 16, 2008 (8:55 pm)
I had to get my rear arms replaced a few weeks ago. Honda sent out a "service memo" to the dealerships notifying them about this. They went ahead and changed mine out, even though I was not having issues that suggested they needed to be replaced.
I have been having issues since 11/4/08. My dealership has had my car for 8 cumulative days, and in those visits, I have left with new left and right front struts (two weeks apart), new rear arms, and a new door lock actuator. I still hear the noise that I am complaining about, but the mechanics are now saying that my shoes are rubbing on my drums (rear brakes). I only have 21,500 miles on my 2007, and I have been having issues since around 19500.
I picked my car up today, after they had it two days this week, with the "answer" from the mechanic being that it is "not fixable." I do not understand how they can say that yes, my car makes a noise, but it is not abnormal for a car, that I bought brand new and have owned for less than a year and a half, to have these issues. The mechanic supposedly drove another 2007 civic with similar miles, and the car made the same noise, which was the foundation for their comment to me - that it is NORMAL. I cannot accept that it is normal for a new car to make this much noise. I bought a new car to keep from hearing these noises!
I feel as though they were throwing parts at the problem for the last month and almost a half, and still have no answer. The noise that I brought my car in for was not addressed, because they were unable to recreate the noise. At this time, I am beginning to look at the Lemon Law, and have contemplated representation.
Is anyone having problems with strange noises - resulting from when you turn the steering wheel, specifically to the right?
#1048 of 1262 Whirr in the Engine Compartment of a 2004 Civic
Dec 17, 2008 (4:11 am)
On the first cool day of the fall down here in coastal SC, my star-performing (to date, knock on wood) 2004 model, bought new in CT, began to emanate a whirring or whining sound at start-up. The local oil-change guy said it was because the temperature had been lower overnight, and that "all cars do that." Well, it hadn't done it before. I drove it over to the local dealer, but the sound had disappeared by the time I got there, and the service guy said there was no detectable sound. He was correct. The sound persisted for the next two or three weeks, and I brought the car in for a routine oil change. By the next morning after that, the sound disappeared and has never since re-occurred, even on mornings where the temperature at dawn has been in the 30s. I still have no idea of what was causing this, but I'm grateful that it has gone away. Has anyone else experienced this? And if so, were you able to diagnose the cause?.
#1049 of 1262 Re: Issues...Arms and other noises [knfield]
Dec 17, 2008 (8:16 am)
I traded my 06 civic a while ago due to the many problems it had but in repsonse to KNFIELD, my car had a very annoying noise when I used to turn the steering wheel when the car was cold like sitting over night and or between getting to work and lunch time.
It was kind off a clunk or something like that, they were never able to diagnose or fix it.
After I got rid of the car, I did reasearch and found something about the bump stops for the front end. I believe there was a TSB issued for this but again, it didn't matter at that point. The TSB had to due with defective bump stops that were not manufactured to the correct specs, thus when turning the wheel a clunk or noise would occur.
Hope this helps.
#1050 of 1262 Re: Issues...Arms and other noises [knfield]
Dec 17, 2008 (7:52 pm)
Yes, my 07 with 18K mile make noise when I turn to the right at slow speed- 5 to 10 mph- take to dealer and they said they cannot hear it, take it home and wait for it got louder, still 1 year left on the warranty. I think it is something wrong with the left strut. 1 year ago at 5k miles, it made small noise when I brake at 5mph, took it to the dealer and they replaced the right strut. I think the quality of honda these days is not the same as before, too many recall- oil leak, rear seal, water pump pully, etc.,
#1051 of 1262 Re: Issues...Arms and other noises [kero1]
Dec 17, 2008 (9:04 pm)
I had a problem with my 06 ex civic 4drsd. when it got cold there was a noise. I drove to the dealer and it went away but they kept it overnight to make sure. It started again in the morning and it turned out to be the powersteering pump.It was replaced by the dealer under warranty. The car has 18,500 miles on it and only driven by my wife to/from work not hard and far.
Dec 18, 2008 (5:23 pm)
Basically the same mileage on my '06 LX but no noises like that yet. Had the Water Pump recall and they did the Lug Bug thing and the Rear Control Arms but reimbursed me 1/2 for the rear tires. Know it's alot for my 1st Honda product but still loving the car. Have a '08 Accord LX-P rental outside now and it's been a joy to drive these past five days while we were out of town. Took only about 3/8 of a tank from Orlando down to Pompano Beach this afternoon and was smooth as silk down the Florida Turnpike. No comparison to the Malibu they switched us out of earlier in the week due to a faulty tire pressure monitoring system...NO COMPARISON.
Honda still rocks!
#1053 of 1262 Accessory lights
Dec 19, 2008 (4:29 am)
I was thinking of adding accessory running lights to my '06 coupe. Does anyone have any recommendations or cautionary tales? Also has anyone done a horn replacement to the anemic standard horn that the car comes with? Any websites for purchasing that you recommend? Thanks, Neal
#1054 of 1262 Re: Accessory lights [nealm]
Dec 19, 2008 (4:53 am)
I had the fog lights installed on my 06 coupe. I think they are great. The price was kind of steep, but I had them add them in before we negotiated the price and I got a pretty good deal on the car. Very effective and they really add to the looks of the front end.
#1055 of 1262 Re: Water Pump Pulley Recall?? [bobintampa]
Dec 19, 2008 (6:21 am)
Stupid me, I got the water pump notice, put it down and forgot about it. Now I'm having to go in today for them to make the repair and I have to drive over 50 miles to get there and will be nervous the whole time. I haven't noticed any leaks or such to say I have a problem, but this will teach me to take action right away. I've had no problems with the car so have become complacent.