Last post on Oct 31, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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Honda Civic, Tires, Wheels, Hybrid Cars, Coupe, Sedan
#273 of 282 Re: HCH Rear End and Tire Issue [hybridguyx2]
May 13, 2010 (10:45 am)
Read your post #143 on the Honda Civic Rear end suspension problems. We have a HCH with only 17,000 miles and the rear tires are almost worn out and its starting to make a lot of noise and vibrate. Would appreciate it if you could send me the PDF of the TSB 08-001 service bulletin.
#274 of 282 Re: HCH Rear End and Tire Issue
May 17, 2010 (6:49 pm)
May 17, 2010
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 16,000 miles and rear tire wear is unbearable. Car shakes and is loud. I bought my car with a salvage title due to a storm on a dealer lot, it had 3 miles on it and still had all the plastic on the outside and inside. There was nothing wrong with this car other than scratches and broken glass...with that said I bought the recomended kit in the TSB-08-001 since Honda would not cover mine under warranty. I can understand that since I have a salvage title but when I went to install them I discovered I already have the ones with a "C" marked on them. Are the ones with a "C" supposed to fix the issue? Did Honda just sell me the same ones I already have? I realize I have a salvage titled car but Honda has really shown their true colors when trying to get answers and or help with trying to solve this issue. Local dealerships played stupid..."never heard of such a problem" I only paid $15000 for my HCH so I can swallow a little extra to fix crap like this but I feel really bad for anyone who paid top dollar for their HCH and have to deal with Honda on this issue...this is one reason I don't buy new. Honda's have always been great cars for me but they really screwed up on this one : ( I am still waiting to get an answer from Honda customer service on this "C" marking to see if maybe I have a new batch that are different then what I already have...tic toc tic toc...and I wait. I will most likely buy some aftermarket adjustable arms so then I will not waste another set of tires. Pitiful!
#275 of 282 Re: HCH Rear End and Tire Issue [brehmster1]
May 18, 2010 (4:39 am)
Been there ! .... Don't expect satisfaction from Honda.
The car was designed with hard-rubber tires (for better gas mileage) that wear terribly.
The car also had a service bulletin requiring exchance of a rear linkage in the suspension (you can Google the bulletin).
Honda and the dealer will likely give you the runaround (they did same to us) since they've heard it all before.
We (and apparently most other owners) have changed tires to minimize our problem. Suggest a low rolling resistence tire (see Tire Rack for data on selection). Expect gas mileage to suffer (approx, 5 mpg.) when you change tires.
By the way the OEM tires were/are (in my estimation) a safety hazard ! We discovered this once when we decelerated approaching a stoplight. The car skidded into the intersection (dry, clean pavement).
From my engineering point of view, Honda made trade-offs to optimize mpg. Unfortunately, you are noticing/experiencing the trade-offs at your cost !
#276 of 282 Re: HCH Rear End and Tire Issue [hybridguyx2]
May 28, 2010 (9:56 pm)
hybridguyx2, I am experiencing exactly the same issue with my '09 HCH which has had extreme inner rear tire wear after just a little over 10k miles. If you still have the .pdf handy please let me know, I am preparing to go to bat with my dealer who says this type of wear is "normal" when clearly it isn't. Thank you!
#277 of 282 Re: HCH Rear End and Tire Issue [uberbaum]
May 29, 2010 (5:25 am)
hi, i am busy planting or i would look this up for you, but, go to my old messages. i posted my case number. i got $429.00 paid by honda america for 4 new michelin tires i got from sam's club. do it now! honda will try to tell you you didn't rotate your tires perfectly when the wear is not a rotation issue. control arm problems coupled with very cheap tires is the culprit - unless the control arms are not the same as older models. those low profile tires are cheap and are part of a hoax to get better mileage that cannot be achieved with a good tire. i am unimpressed with honda as a corporatation.
#278 of 282 tires for 2006 Honda Civic hybrid
Oct 27, 2011 (11:48 am)
It seems this forum has been quiet for about a year and a half, but I'll post anyway.
I was wondering if anyone has any recent opinions on the best tires for an 06 hch.
I'm due for new tires again and wanted some opinions on wear vs. mpg vs. price.
I just read the majority of this discussion and was wondering if any of you had any new experiences to share about tires.
#279 of 282 Re: tires for 2006 Honda Civic hybrid [hch2006]
Oct 27, 2011 (3:22 pm)
I recommend the Bridgestone Ecopia 100. A quiet tire with low rolling resistance.
#280 of 282 constant tire leak but no hole?
Oct 30, 2011 (8:31 am)
I have a constant loss of air in one tire. I have to put air in the tire sometimes several times a month, to every other month depending on "i have no idea what"
I have been advised that there are no holes in the tire.
Why would I be losing air in one tire?
It's like pulling teeth, asking questions getting them to do anything to pursue the issue.
is something like this covered under warranty?
I am being told if it is what they think it is...wouldnt be covered under warranty BUT I have been taking the car to the dealer since I bought it for this very reason. So i feel it was a pre-existing condition.
#281 of 282 Could be a couple of things
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2011 (10:01 am)
With no hole in the tire, it could be a corroded or otherwise damaged rim that's not letting the tire bead seal. Could be a leak at the valve stem. Or it could be that the bead on the tire is damaged or malformed and not letting it seat right on the rim.
It HAS to be one of those, because there's not much of anything else that could go wrong. I really can't imagine anything associated with a "wear item" like a tire being covered under warranty. If you go to a reputable tire shop, they should be able to figure out fairly easily where the issue is.
#282 of 282 Re: constant tire leak but no hole? [anan]
Oct 31, 2011 (7:12 am)
A second for there is a source somewhere, and someone needs to spend the time to find it.
No, this is not covered under warranty - and, pre-existing or not, that makes me think that your going to the car dealer is exactly the wrong thing to be doing. You should be going to a tire dealer. If they can't find the leak, they need to be in another business.
But you should be prepared to have to pay to get this fixed. It might be a simple puncture, but it could be that the wheels are leaking ($$$!)