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Honda Civic, Brakes, Engine, Oil, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#1219 of 1262 Re: 2007 Civic Engine Failure [rnd121]
Mar 19, 2010 (9:23 am)
Sorry to hear of your situation. The same thing happened to my 2006 Civic. It only had 45,000 miles. It started like this:
In the summer of '09 my a/c suddenly stopped blowing cold air. I took it to my dealership and they found that there was no coolant whatsoever. They filled it up and said that should do it. One week later same thing happened. Radiator was bone dry and my temp gauge was maxed. Again, I took it to the dealership and they promptly notified me of a cracked block-and I would have to pay for it. After looking on the net, I stumbled across this site, found the TSB referring to cracked blocks and leaking coolant and took it to my dealership. Sure enough, they took care of everything at no cost.
My dealership's service department was great. The line that produced these faulty blocks-not so great.
In this case, with a cracked block, the coolant will escape very very fast. You won't realize how hot the engine is til' it's too late.
Your Honda Service Department should cover the whole repair.
#1220 of 1262 Re: 2007 Civic Engine Failure [nealm]
Mar 19, 2010 (10:57 am)
I wasn't driving the car at the time the engine failed but I'm told there was absolutely NO warning. The engine just stopped and and the power steering went away. Bear in mind this was while my daughter was driving at ~110 kms/hr on the highway.
As the poster behind you points out, it's not hard to figure out that if the block cracks it isn't going to take long for the coolant to escape.
#1221 of 1262 100% Covered
Jul 16, 2010 (4:47 pm)
Don't put up with any crap from the dealer or Honda regarding the engine problem or control arms or tires. It is amazing how reality changes once you make it known your not a sheep.
#1222 of 1262 TSB 08-044 Engine Block Cracking
Jul 17, 2010 (8:21 am)
Does anyone have the 2H VIN range for 2006 Civic EX's that are covered in this TSB? Thanks!!
#1223 of 1262 Re: TSB 08-044 Engine Block Cracking [skeeter11]
Jul 17, 2010 (11:00 am)
I didn't keep it, but doesn't your dealer have it?
#1224 of 1262 Hand brake handle paint
Sep 03, 2010 (11:09 am)
Has anyone else had the paint flake off on the hand brake handle top? This is the second time for me and I'm wondering if there might be a warranty extension with Honda to cover this.
Sep 03, 2010 (3:10 pm)
The exterior paint seems to be pretty thin, as certain areas of my car have paint chips gone...not a happy camper! Wished they'd have used a better grade of paint.
#1226 of 1262 I can't wait to be rid of my 2006 EX
Sep 13, 2010 (11:50 am)
I'm a high-mileage commuter that has driven a honda (accord or civic since the late 80's (I adored my 87 hatchback). Grew up with them and have driven within my family 7-8. For a few years switched away (VW Beetle TDI), but the maintenance grief versus Honda and need for more passenger space had me back for the 06 civic.
New tires put on at 60K and they're super loud, but I refuse to put any more $ into this . In the 4.5 years I've owned it I'd had no issues until at 81K (9 months ago). Overheat & cracked short block. Did the water pump at the same time, but was an act of god for honda corporate (I had to deal with corporate before they'd do anything) and showed what I found online regardin the numerous complaints of the known problem. Then, I still had to pay a $600 'deductable' and was without a vehicle for 2 weeks! Did all brakes at ~100K. A few weeks ago took it in for an oil change and they 'discovered' a leak in the transmission seal. Oh, and I have that annoying sometimes broken visor, but heck if I am doing anything with that. One should 'never' have to get a new engine and have transmission problems with a Honda!
My replacement vehicle is due in any day. For the 1st of my life, I'm going American...we'll see!
For family reasons, I need a larger vehicle and 'was' going to sell this to a family member (because seriously - what else could go wrong), but I won't put family in potential harms way. Talk about a lemon. If you need a car for 75K miles and that's it, go for it...but I expect my honda's to be out of date and me want a new one because I want a change, not because they're crap...
#1227 of 1262 Re: I can't wait to be rid of my 2006 EX [jls124]
Sep 13, 2010 (12:10 pm)
I've seen this too many times here so I'm pretty sure I won't keep my '07 as long as 75,000 miles. Right now at a little over 3 years it has only 23,000 on it with no problems, but I'm not going to push it too much. I will keep it for 5 years and then like you look at American for a change, Ford or Chevy. You're smart not to pass this on to someone you love.
Sep 13, 2010 (1:18 pm)
Love my '06 LX with no issues to speak of except the visor which was replaced with no hassle. Extremely satisfied so far & would by another Honda product with no second guessing. Think we'll stick with our imports for the time being...nothing out of Detroit really does it for me. We're happy customers...yay!