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Honda Civic, Brakes, Engine, Oil, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#1222 of 1256 TSB 08-044 Engine Block Cracking
Jul 17, 2010 (9:21 am)
Does anyone have the 2H VIN range for 2006 Civic EX's that are covered in this TSB? Thanks!!
#1223 of 1256 Re: TSB 08-044 Engine Block Cracking [skeeter11]
Jul 17, 2010 (12:00 pm)
I didn't keep it, but doesn't your dealer have it?
#1224 of 1256 Hand brake handle paint
Sep 03, 2010 (12:09 pm)
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 (4:10 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 1256 I can't wait to be rid of my 2006 EX
Sep 13, 2010 (12:50 pm)
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 If you need a car for 75K miles and that's it, go for it...but I expect my honda's to be out of date and me want a new one because I want a change, not because they're crap...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 1256 Re: I can't wait to be rid of my 2006 EX [jls124]
Sep 13, 2010 (1:10 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 (2:18 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!
#1229 of 1256 2006 Civic - Engine Pinging
Nov 28, 2010 (6:57 am)
Hi, I have a 2006 EX-Navi with about 62,500 miles. Recently the engine has started “pinging” when I accelerate. I have taken to both Honda and Acura, both can replicate the problem, but neither can identify the source (both say, “bad gas”). Anybody else had this problem, and if so, what was the cause or fix? Thanks.
#1230 of 1256 Re: 2006 Civic - Engine Pinging [ttg911]
Nov 28, 2010 (5:18 pm)
sounds like a build up of carbon deposits in the engine. I would suggest getting the fuel level down to below 1/4 tank, then adding BG products 44K fuel cleaner. You pour it into the gas tank (you'll need a funnel), fill up and then let that work through the fuel system into the fuel injectors, the valves, and the combustion chambers of the engine.
It has worked for me in the past with Honda's that I've owned. Also, once done, run another tank of gas, then once that's done get an oil change. Since this 44K fuel cleaner can leave a residue on the cylinder walls that can mix with the oil. Not harmful just prudent to remove it once it's cleaned everything.
website is www.bgprod.com and a can of the 44k fuel cleaner is about $20 around here.
once this is done and clean, if you still have issues, then take a look at the spark plugs, but I'm confident carbon build up is your pinging cause.
#1231 of 1256 premature brake wear
Dec 31, 2010 (8:32 am)
I have a 2009 Honda Civic, brought new and now has 11,100 miles. Took Honda in for routine maintenance and was informed that front brake pds needed to be replaced and rotors resufaced. The service manager indicated that I may be stepping on brake too frequently or just too much inner city driving. I have had at least 7 other different cars, makes and models never had a problem of premature brake wear.
My question is has other Honda Civic owners experienced premature brake wear under 12,000 miles?