Last post on Jul 23, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars, Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan
#51 of 60 Re: 2008 HCH [74apollo]
Mar 11, 2008 (6:53 am)
We bought our Civic hybrid 2007 10 months ago. At 5 months it started to vibrate. It is most noticeable when the cruise control is on. The dealer has rotated the tires, alignment and switched the tires with a new hybrid. The dealer gave us our shaky car back saying it is a natural characteristic of the vehicle. Any thoughts?
#52 of 60 Re: 2008 HCH [edebergh]
Mar 11, 2008 (9:51 am)
Yes, that dealer is full of crapola.
Take it to another dealer. Or a local shop that you trust. It's NOT a characterisitic of the vehicle !!
#54 of 60 4 civic hybrids
Jul 13, 2008 (4:25 am)
2003,2004,2006,2007 civic hybrids
Gave the 2003 and 2004 to my daughter (no trans problems yet?)and had to get rid of the 2006. 2006 and 2007 had upper control arm problems. Just had the TSB done on the 2007 for rear upper control arms and now in the post wonder if this will works phase. Anyone have any long term results with the rear control arm replacement and other tires than the factory ones?
#55 of 60 Re: 4 civic hybrids [etp]
Jul 13, 2008 (4:44 pm)
I have a 2007. I noticed the chipping/wearing of the inside edge of the rear tires when I had the oil change and tire rotation done at 8000 miles. I learned from this site the cause and fix for this problem.
Because the wear was not enough to worry about, I had the upper control arms replaced by the dealer (Honda covered), but did not replace tires.
I just had the 16,000 mile oil change and tire rotation done and the rear tires (formerly the fronts) showed no sign of unusual wear.
The control arm fix seems to have solved the problem.
#56 of 60 Re: 4 civic hybrids [jonathann]
Jul 15, 2008 (1:14 pm)
Went to Sams and got these tires and they work great at 42PSI. Took two days for it to mellow in and the mileage to start up again. But I am back where I was with a bigger around tire.
Mine are made in Romania at the same plant the Michelins are made. I put these on the front only as I did not want to commit to 4 until I checked them out for 30 days.
#57 of 60 Hush Panel Under Instrument Panel
Jul 30, 2008 (11:12 am)
Does anyone hit the top of their foot with the hush panel under the instrument panel when moving from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal? There doesn't seem to be any clip to support the part of the panel that's closest to the accelerator pedal. The Service Manager said that only one other customer has complained about this, and there is no resolution. I have asked him to order another piece because the one I have may have warped from the heat and started to hang. Mine wasn't always this way - just noticed it today. The hush panel is only on the hybrid and the upscale models. I believe this qualifies as a safety concern because there is not a clear upper path between the pedals. Or maybe I just have big feet.
Aug 04, 2008 (4:54 pm)
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#59 of 60 09 HCH alignment and/or brake probs?
Jul 22, 2009 (12:06 pm)
I'm not seeing much here about 2009 models but I've begun to hear about the legacy alignment problems and am wondering about my brakes, which feel a bit funny. Has Honda dealt with the alignment issues? With the brakes, it feels like the car starts to rev high when I have to come to a quick stop. I'm trying to drive like a fuel efficient old lady and usually brake very sloooowly, but when I first got the car the braking was even a little scary at times. Any comments?
#60 of 60 Honda Civic Hybrid MPG
Jul 23, 2009 (9:15 am)
I have a new Honda Civic Hybrid. It has 1,700 miles on it. Break-in period is supposed to be 600 miles. The dash indicator indicates 33mpg. The Honda Dealer says that the Hybrid needs 5,000 mile break-in period before it will get the higher gas mileage. I notice also that the EMA indicator only displays when first taking off from a dead stop, meaning the electric motor is assisting. I haven't noticed it coming on at other acceleration points. Has anyone else been experiencing this with a very low miles Honda Civic Hybrid? Is it true that the Hybrid needs this long 5,000 mile break in period? I have noticed that other discussions that discuss gas mileage, it is not indicated how mileage is determined. On the instrument panel, or dividing real gallons used, into real miles?
Thanks for any responses.