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#880 of 1256 Civic uneven tire wear TSB
May 14, 2008 (11:55 am)
I STRONGLY URGE ANYONE WITH THIS PROBLEM TO CONTACT HONDA CORPORATION 1-800-999-1009 REGARDING THE SERVICE BULLENTIN WHICH WAS RELEASED TRO ALL HONDA DEALERS/REPAIR SHOPS APRIL 11, 2008. THE PROBLEM IS THE REAR SUSPENSION/CONTROL ARMS. THEY SAG WHICH CAUSES THE UNEVEN TIRE WEAR AND LOUD ROAD NOISE. USUALLY CAUSING HIGHER TREADWEAR ON THE INNER TIRE. TECHNICALLY CAUSING THE TIRE TO BE 'DRAGGED' ON THE ROAD. HONDA CORPORATION WILL OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM O% - 100% OF THE TIRE REPLACEMENT COST DEPENDING ON THE TREAD WEAR.
YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/
The local dealer in Newark, DE initially told me that the belts in the tires slipped and they were going to charge me over $300 to replace. They didn't mention that the control arms needed repair/replacement. This was after they were informed of the Service Bullentin regarding customers complaints.
#881 of 1256 Re: Honda warranty gripes [tomsr1]
May 14, 2008 (2:31 pm)
Unless they changed it, I certainly hope you didn't put that bright blue seat cover over the entire seat. The air bags come out of the seat, not the door. My book says don't do that.
#882 of 1256 Re: Civic uneven tire wear TSB [clarkl]
May 18, 2008 (7:13 am)
I also have the same problem. At 21000 miles my rear hub was replaced after I heard a load humming noise from the rear of the car. Now at 32000 the same noise came back. I took it back to the dealer and they replaced both upper control arms.
The dealer had them in stock because another civic owner changed his appointment to have his car fixed with the same problem.
Honda knows about the problem because there are service bulletins on the upper control arm problem. The suspension defects ruined the tires causing cupping on the inside of the tires.
The dealer told me the tires were my problem so I called Honda Corp Honda Corp. admitted that they have a problem with the upper control arms but they refused to replace the tires. Honda knows that they have defective parts in the suspensions of many of their 2006-2007 Civics. They are not recalling the car but waiting until you have a problem to do the repair. The defective parts are causing flat spots and uneven wear on the tires which is a serious problem. I don't thing you would want to drive your family in a car in this condition. We all need to contact the NHTSA
about this safety issue. This is my first Honda and will be the last.
#883 of 1256 Slamming probs-tires or suspension?
May 18, 2008 (11:41 am)
Whenever my 2007 Honda Civic LX Sedan hits a pot-hole, or dip in the road, the car "slams" back down onto the road. I've even slowed down to 15-20mph over some dips, and the car still does the same thing.
Is this because I have a suspension problem with the shocks, struts, etc? Or is it because the car is originally equipped with "performance tires" (Goodyear), instead of touring tires that makes for a softer ride?
#884 of 1256 Re: Rust Proofing [pske]
May 19, 2008 (1:25 pm)
Hell no its not worth doing, and also its not rust proofing but rust resistant proofing, anyway in my book its a raquet.
#885 of 1256 Honda Civic wheel bearings
May 27, 2008 (10:11 pm)
We have a 2007 Honda civic and when my hubby had the oil changed and the tires rotated on Sat. he noted a noise and drove it right back to the Honda place and they said the wheel bearing was going. This doesn't even have 30000 miles on it yet and that seems a little soon ,anyone else have this problem? Annie
#886 of 1256 Re: Honda Civic wheel bearings [annie11]
May 28, 2008 (5:14 am)
YES!!! At approx the same mileage. Service dept claimed it was unusual, not a pattern, but given that it was the rear bearings, and the fact that there are other rear suspension issues, it would be good to gather info to make sure problems are addressed by Honda post warantee
#887 of 1256 Re: Honda Civic wheel bearings [annie11]
May 28, 2008 (10:33 am)
After I had my tires rotated for the first time I also heard a noise and felt a vibration as I left the dealer. It sounded like I just put truck tires on with huge tread. Found the TSB for rear upper control arms and had them replaced as it was creating bad tire wear.
May 28, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Going in on Friday to have the upper control arms TSB performed and the rear wheel bearing problem corrected. Will post everything that was done on friday nite.
#889 of 1256 Re: Civic uneven tire wear TSB [clarkl]
May 29, 2008 (1:46 pm)
08 civic hybred was making loud tire noise from the rear. Had a tire dealer check and they found that the rear suspension alignment, negitive camber, was so bad that it trashed the rear dunlops in less than 8000 miles! The tire dealer didnt charge me...i was surprised! I then made an appointment for the next day at honda cars of belevue,(Omaha,NE) where we bought it 12/07. I was just ready to go off about them having to replace the tires, but I waited till they were done...just a little over 1 hour they were done, with new dunlops, new upper control arms etc...WASHED and ready to go... NO CHARGE. Best treatment at any auto dealer I have ever had! Sometimes its just the dealer that makes the difference.