Last post on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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#11 of 16 Civic Hybrid- Rattling noise under dash board?
Jun 13, 2008 (1:37 pm)
Every since I purchased my 2003 Civic Hybrid in 2006 I have heard this annoying rattling sound under the dash. It sounds like it's coming from near the passenger air bag. It is usually at speeds between 5 and 35 mph and worse on certain surfaces. I read about other Honda models having rattling noises, but does anyone else have a similar problem with their Civic Hybrid? I am wondering if just my bad luck or if it's a defect with the hybrid. (like the bad transmissions!).
I should mention, I've taken it to the dealership a few times about it and they either "can't reproduce the sound" or want to charge a bunch of money to just find out what it is.
Also, I've taken everything out of the glove box and tightened screws and bolts in the door and anywhere around there that i can find. So I know it's nothing of mine rattling around. (that's another thing they tried to tell me is the cause of the noise.)
#12 of 16 Re: Current Fuel Mileage display stopped working [ctesti]
Oct 13, 2008 (6:29 am)
I have the same issue with the instant fuel mileage indicator. Did you ever heard back and find a solution?
#13 of 16 Re: Civic Hybrid- Rattling noise under dash board? [irisheyes785]
Jan 14, 2009 (9:33 am)
I had a similar noise that started at 18mph and stopped at 25mph and would come on when braking down near 5 mph.
It is in the shop now and Honda says it in the "ABS control" and they should be able to fix it?
But they heard it! It was not an auditory hallucination on my part.
#14 of 16 Check Fuel Cap message flashes
Jan 20, 2009 (9:24 pm)
I am getting a message "Check Fuel Cap". I checked the cap and it was tightly shut. Thoughts on this message?
#15 of 16 Re: Check Fuel Cap message flashes [whitehch]
by pf_flyer HOST
Jan 21, 2009 (6:13 am)
By checking the cap I assume you made sure it was turned enough to seal it. With the light still on youmay simply need to replace the gas cap as it apparently is not sealing properly. That's the simplest and cheapest explanation and that's where I'd start.
#16 of 16 Re: Check Fuel Cap message flashes [pf_flyer]
Jan 21, 2009 (9:44 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I may follow that path. This morning, I started the car and the sign did not come up. So it must have been a temporary unseating of the cap! I can't imagine how that can happen though!