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Honda Civic, Brakes, Engine, Oil, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#1081 of 1262 Re: OUTRAGEOUS! WORN-OUT BRAKE PADS @ 12K MILES?!? [annie11]
Feb 09, 2009 (6:10 pm)
How did you not have to pay? I am looking for suggestions.
I have 24000 on my 2007 civic coupe, and was just told that I need 2 new tires and new brakes. I have had both front struts replaced and the rear control arms replaced too. I have read online that bad struts put extra strain on the tires, and cause extra wear, but Honda is telling me that it is normal to need new tires at 28000. I have NEVER needed new tires that fast on any of my cars, and I don't think that I have ever replaced brakes before 60000 miles.
#1082 of 1262 Re: OUTRAGEOUS! WORN-OUT BRAKE PADS @ 12K MILES?!? [knfield]
Feb 09, 2009 (7:16 pm)
If you have Bridgestone Turanza's on them then it is not unusual for them to wear so quickly. I was told this by a few tire pros and if you look on tirerack.com it will tell you across the board that this tire doesn't last long. New brakes at 24000 is extreme in my opinion. I have had both struts replaced and I am going in again to have them looked at 12,000 miles later. My brakes have been fine at 37,000 miles.
#1083 of 1262 steering wheel lock?
Feb 10, 2009 (7:51 am)
I own a 2007 4 dr si. and since I purchased the car 2yrs ago.. randomly when I turn my car on my steering wheel is locked and the light on my dashboard is on and unless I turn my car off and turn it back on it remains on and locked. I have taken it to the dealer for service and ocourse it doesnt happen. So they have no idea what it is caused by.. They say they "tightened" a few things and the famous saying if it happens again...bring it back..Well, I did over and over until I switched service dealers and went thru the same thing over and over..and according to this service department they were going to order the part in which has been on a back order... I gave them more than enough time and I contacted American Honda Motor Corp. explained to them the situation and to date it is in service to have the ECU scanned for any codes. being that the steering is electric the ECU records any codes..
To describe the issue, when your car is off, and you manually lock your steering wheel it's locked into place...imagine turning your car on and you get the same feeling, luckily my first thought was to turn it off and turn it on again,,some times I have to do it a few times until it feels normal again.. Weird and scary..
Any suggestions? Advice
#1084 of 1262 Re: steering wheel lock? [Castro7723]
Feb 10, 2009 (4:47 pm)
My steering wheel has locked a few times but that was because the wheels were turned. All I did was turn the steering wheel a little and it unlocked. I don't know if this has to do with your issue but if your tires are not turned then the steering wheel won't lock.
#1085 of 1262 Front Fender Dent on 2004 Honda Civic
Feb 11, 2009 (6:07 am)
Three years ago, I accidentally put a fender dent there, while attempting to park in too small a space in a car park. The paint surface was not scratched. What is the going rate today for having this kind of dent pulled out?
#1086 of 1262 Re: Front Fender Dent on 2004 Honda Civic [wilso127]
Feb 11, 2009 (6:17 am)
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin??? The going rate depends on so many variables no one here can predict repair cost. What variables you ask? Where do you live (geographically speaking) because labor rates vary by location. Do you live in a city-or rural area? because population centers while having more repair shops generally charge more. How good or nice of a job do you want? How much time will be involved in repair or is the dent in a poor location for an easy fix? Well, you get the picture. Go to a few local body shops and tell them what you expect and you will soon find "the going rate".
#1087 of 1262 Re: steering wheel lock? [newhondaowner7]
Feb 11, 2009 (1:03 pm)
thanks for the reply...no my issue is more electronic. I recieved my car back from the dealer and they "re-connected" a wire that is connected to the cars ECU(computer) and cleaned it off..since there was some dirt and debri that could of caused the issue. I heard that song and dance before..And then if that doesn't work they are going to replace the actual computer.
Its weird..we'll see..
#1088 of 1262 streaking on window
Feb 17, 2009 (2:45 pm)
I have a 2006 EX. I'm having a problem with the driver's side front window streaking on the interior of the glass. The streaking is on only a portion of the glass. I asked the dealer about it and was told it is a normal characteristic of the car. Honda has advised dealers to clean the glass for owners that bring it up.
I have never had this problem on another vehicle, including the two other Hondas I have. Anyone else had this problem and had it corrected? What would cause the interior of the door assembly to get wet and dirty?
#1089 of 1262 Re: streaking on window [tjs01]
Feb 18, 2009 (6:29 am)
We absoluely have the exact same problem. The car is a 2006 EX sedan bought new and I noticed the problem immediately. I would clean the inside driver side glass and the very first time it was lowered and then raised again it would streak then I would clean the glass again and lower it and....etc etc etc. 3 years later it STILL streaks and I have no idea why it does or why it should. I originally thought somebody used excess lubricant on the window mechanism while building the car and it would eventually disipate but since it is still there and since you have the same problem, well, now I don't know. "Standard characteristic of the car" indeed, more like standard answer when further investigation is too much to bother doing. Seems as if Honda wants us to return to the dealer each and every time the window is used for a "free glass cleaning". I never asked our dealer about this but if you find an answer let me/us know.
#1090 of 1262 Blown Head Gasket because of improper bleeding of coolant..5 Months later??
Mar 04, 2009 (3:56 pm)
I am trying to figure out who I believe on this one...my daughter's 2006 Honda Civic was in an accident back in September 08, and was repaired (including a replaced radiator). Feb 27th 09 it overheats and we're told it's got a blown head gasket.
Now the insurance company is claiming that the mechanic improperly bled the coolant system, causing an air bubble that eventually caused this massive failure. They don't want to pay, and Honda doesn't want to fix it under warranty because they think it's faulty repair. The mechnic says it's crazy...why would it take that long for the car to fail?
Who to believe? Does this seem likely? What should my next steps be?
Thanks in advance...