Last post on Sep 15, 2007 at 8:29 PM
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#12 of 13 Re: Key Recognition Problem [car235]
Aug 11, 2007 (6:33 am)
My '01 Civic has the same problem. We've been able to diagnose it as a defective key (I recently had a new one made - the new one is defective, dealer is going to replace under parts warranty). You may want to try your other key with this to see if it has the same problem. If not, it is the key that is bad. If so... good luck.
#13 of 13 Ok Honda - Time for you to Listen
Sep 15, 2007 (8:29 pm)
I have the 07 Civic Si and the collective opinion of practically everyone that has the same car (06 or 07), the drive-by-wire system is not only a step backwards, it is simply unsafe!! My local Honda dealer was useless in attempting to resolve my problem.
I am in my fifties and have driven a stick since I was 16 years old. So, I have some experience. After months of hoping I would "get used to this DBW system", I have determined like many others that this is simply a bad design. Many of the younger drivers who have the energy, know-how, and sense have smartly converted their 8th Generation Civic Si DBW system to a conventional cable setup.
Honda needs to step up and make this system right before someone unnecessarily gets killed attempting to pull out into high speed traffic. There is a petition that someone started on another forum and once again, I applaud that young man. I'm ready to join the movement until Honda can make us feel safe in these vehicles.
If a Honda representative would like to contact me, I can be reached at sizrochcomcast.net