Last post on Nov 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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Audi, Honda, Hyundai, Car Warranties
#16 of 25 Oil Extractor Pump
May 03, 2007 (1:03 am)
My friend told me about a pump he found online that allows you to change your oil through the dipstick hole. Does anyone know anything about these??? If you do, will it work for a 2006 civic???
#17 of 25 Re: BRAKES [buffdizzle]
May 03, 2007 (5:45 am)
As long as you are still under warranty I would be taking that car straight back to the dealer and having them fix them for you on their dime. What are they doing? How many miles are on them? The OEM brakes on my 03 Civic lasted 63,000 with a combination of city and highway driving and my parents 99 Accord got 75,000 before needing replacement.
#18 of 25 2007 Civic Scratched by Honda Service Center during servicing
Jul 17, 2007 (5:27 pm)
Hi, I went to the Honda Servicing center in AZ for small issue and what i get back is my car with the issue fixed and lots of scratched all around.
At the start those guys were not ready to accept there fault bt later accepted that during the washing of the car it might have happened.
So gave me a rental car and sent my civic to bodyshop for repair.
Just for the background, i got a very bad deal whle buying this car, which was from the same place. So is there anyway i can get back something out of this mess ?
Suggestions are welcome.
Thanks & Regards,
#19 of 25 Re: 2007 Civic Scratched by Honda Service Center during servicing [nick_fun
Jul 17, 2007 (10:48 pm)
hey man thats pretty damn horrible, well theres no way you can get anything from your loss on buying the vehicle, and about all you can get from the mistakes they made, is getting it fixed for free and maybe some free services in the future(if you really want to take it back there). At my honda place, i took it in to get serviced, like oil change n what not. well they forgot to rotate the tires so i took it back in, they did it and i got a free mobile 1 synthetic oil change outta it and a full tank of gas. if you want to keep going back to that place, tell them youve obviously lost faith in there service, and you dont see much of a reason to keep coming back to this dealership. make it obvious that they will lose your business unless they do something about it, but in a respectful sorta way, but have to be stern too good luck to ya man
#21 of 25 Re: BRAKES [buffdizzle]
Mar 21, 2009 (7:32 pm)
I have a honda civic Ex 2006 and had many problems with it such as overheated engine, lack of air condition, and brake problems. I drove it straight back to the dealership on Long Island at Manhasset and got the worst customer services manages and reported it to the headquarter of honda and wrote to the better bussiness bureau. Lack of customer services and blaming game. As a result, I was insulted by the America Honda headquarter, customer services representative. Warning--do not go back to any honda dealership. Compliants goes underheard. Thinking of a law suit which can resulted in a Lemon Law. Check out your car.
#22 of 25 Re: BRAKES [flowergirl33]
Mar 22, 2009 (8:32 am)
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I have to tell you that all car manufacturers are all the same.
I've been trading my cars in every 3 years(since '92 and never the same manufacturer twice, in search of a perfect-one) just before the warranty expiration to avoid painful visits such as yours. Unfortunately though I have yet to find that perfect car manufacturer, not even Mercedes.
I know that this is of no comfort to you. I'll let you know if I ever find the perfect manufacture.
#23 of 25 Re: Service departments [greendoctor]
Mar 12, 2010 (6:17 pm)
My dealer in canada is an idiot. They can not problem solve. car is under warranty-8000 km. Can not be driven due to problems. will not do anything. do not know what is wrong, and they will not take the time to figure it out. owner has hung up in my ear 2x. i have not had a car for 11 mos that is drivable. they will not deal, and will give me a car to drive. I will never buy from honda againTHEY ARE PIGS
#24 of 25 Re: Service departments [civicowner3]
Mar 13, 2010 (3:44 am)
I know what you mean.
We just bought a new demo Fit sport. We contacted 5 people at the dealership to see what work they had done to it before they sold it to us but no-one at that dealership would contact us back.
Simple question right?
As for the fuel consumption? It is using just as much fuel as our old car, '07 MB B200T, which was heavier & much more powerful as the Fit.
You would think that in-light of what's been happening to Toyota, other manufacturors/dealers would have learned a lesson.
Nov 17, 2010 (11:00 am)
I have a 05 civic LX, bought the car new. Until mid-Sept I had absolutely NO problems with the car. Took it in to a Honda Service Dept closer to home(not the original purchase dealer because of driving distance) and had the 110k service done plus compliance bushings, a strut replaced, etc. Paid over $1600 for all the work to be done. Picked my car up on Friday, seemed to be running like new. Monday, my daughter and I were running errands and the temp gauge went to hot. Pulled over immediately and shut the car off, called dealership that did the service, they sent out a tow truck and towed my car back at no charge to me. They said the thermostat got stuck, so they burped the system. Over the next few days the temp gauge continued to go up and down so I took the car back in. They replaced the thermostat. Car seemed to run fine again. A week later the battery indicator light on the instrument panel started coming on when I would start the car. My husband and I were taking our dearly departed dog to the pet crematorium when I lost all instrumentation. Husband says pull over, turn the car off and then turn it back on. So I pulled over, turned the car off-and tried to turn it back on with no luck. Car was dead. Called dealer who had done all the work on my car, they sent a tow truck again. This time they charged me a $150 tow bill. I firmly believed that this latest problem was a result of something the dealer had done(or failed to do) so I argued and got the tow bill reduced to $75. Service dept said Alternator went bad. It wasn't bad when the dealer did all the work on my car two weeks prior. I paid an independent mechanic $327 to replace the alternator. My mechanic also told me the brake fluid level was low-service dept did NOT tell me this or advise me there were issues with brake fluid level.
2 weeks ago, our weather turned cold so I had to start using the heater. Temp gauge showed car was at operating temp but it was taking a long time to get hot air out of the heater. Let off gas, heater would get cooler. Coolant levels were full, no leaks on driveway, etc. Took car to the original purchase dealer yesterday, asked them to find out why it was taking my car so long to blow hot air-they said the heater core was either failing or clogged. They wanted to charge me $1019 to replace the heater core-I declined. I also asked them to investigate why the brake fluid was low-they said the cam seal was leaking(cam seal should have been replaced when timing belt was changed but was not) and wanted to charge me $315 to replace that. Took car to independent mechanic, the coolant hoses were 2 different temps, car is getting heat, and he told me it is NOT the heater core. Drove home from his shop, car sat in the driveway for 30 minutes. Left to go pick up daughter from school which is 3.75 miles from my house. Waited 3-5 minutes for daughter, looked down and temp gauge was at hot! Shut car off. Opened hood, no steam, no apparent coolant leakage. Waited for 20 minutes, started car and drove home. I have absolutely NO trust in ANY Honda service department now!
I have put in 3 phone calls to American Honda and am now waiting for a case manager to contact me.