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#1 of 332 2008 civic lx sedan-vibrations when stopped
Feb 19, 2008 (4:55 pm)
I purchased a brand new 2008 and at 500 miles had the engine mounts replaced due to vibrations from the steering wheel when at a stop light. I am curious to know if anyone else can feel the car vibrate when stopped. Is this normal?
My previous civic (93) never did this. Any advice would be helpful.
#2 of 332 Re: 2008 civic lx sedan-vibrations when stopped [anniemol]
Feb 20, 2008 (5:31 am)
Once again...long distance diagnosis doesn't work with subjective "feelings". You say the car vibrates and yes a 4 cylinder engine will make itself known by some vibration while idling especially in gear. So, the question is...is it really vibrating more than "normal" or are you especially sensitive to a normal thing? I don't know the answer to that one but motor mounts are seldom bad on a new car. You never did say if the motor mounts fixed it to your satisfaction. The basic answer is yes it is normal for a 4 cyl. to vibrate somewhat especially in gear and through the steering wheel...is your specific car vibrating more than normal??? Don't know.
#3 of 332 Re: 2008 civic lx sedan-vibrations when stopped [targettuning]
Feb 21, 2008 (4:47 pm)
I was informed today that I am ultra sensitive. I guess it does vibrate a bit and that is something I have to get use to. Otherwise, I enjoy this car immensely.
#4 of 332 Wife Driving Our New 2008 EX Sedan
Feb 22, 2008 (2:11 am)
She complained of vibrations in the gas peddle… not sure what's causing this, but I haven't tried to drive it yet to give you my own description. Anyone else have this problem? Should I call the dealer for an appointment?
#5 of 332 Re: Wife Driving Our New 2008 EX Sedan [risser09]
Feb 23, 2008 (12:33 pm)
I have not noticed the gas pedal-just the steering wheel. Does she feel it vibrate?
I was informed that the 2007's do not have this.
After two visits and nothing done, I guess this is how it drives.
#6 of 332 Unual rear tire wear on the 2008- same as 06 & 07
Mar 19, 2008 (3:30 pm)
I have a 2008 Civic EX-L Coupe with 14K miles and recently noticed the outside edge of the rear tires looked too worn. A few days Iater I noticed a thumping sound coming from the back. I took the car to have the tires rotated and balanced ( I thought maybe a weight came off ) and when the tires were moved to the front I could hardly drive my car home. I took it to the dealership where I bought my car and they promptly informed me that my car was not effected by the TSB for civics. I had no idea what they were talking about, I just thought the tires were bad or that I needed a rear end alignment. Well, needless to say Honda is NOT going to replace my tires or align my car. They say that this is caused by lack of rotation or that maybe I hit a pothole!! My car is 2000 miles past the warranty for an alignment so they wanted me to pay for that too. After further investigation, the wear pattern on the tires exactly matches the pictures in their bulletin for the 2006 & 2007 Civic. I guess the replacement of the control arms DID NOT fix this issue. Hopefully if enough people report the issue they will issue a Service Bulletin for the 2008 too............
#7 of 332 Re: Unual rear tire wear on the 2008- same as 06 & 07 [gemini29nc]
Mar 20, 2008 (2:39 am)
We have a 2006 EX sedan that also has just over 14K miles. Our tires have been rotated once in the fall (per the "maintainance minder" reminder). On Saturday I was checking the tire pressure in all four of them and while down on my knees and up close I noticed tire wear on the tires on the rear (formerly on the front). While not really bad I found myself thinking that tires with only 14,000 miles should not show ANY wear on a new car. I believe the outer edge was showing the most wear. I am aware of abnormal rear tire wear on 2006/07 and now maybe 08 Civics but didn't really notice any on ours (till now) I just breathed a sigh of relief that we weren't affected and never followed up on the particulars. So now maybe I should starting paying attention. Tell me about the TSB, describe the wear patterns, and tell me the official fix. Just one more reason to sell and I thank Honda for one good thing about this Civic...great resale value!!
#8 of 332 Re: Unual rear tire wear on the 2008- same as 06 & 07 [targettuning]
Mar 20, 2008 (4:16 pm)
The service bulletin which I found posted on the internet by another civic owner says: Uneven tire wear caused by suspension geometry exhibits one of the following symptoms: a) Inner Edge wear: more wear is typically noticed more on the inner edge than the outer edge or b)"Diagonal wear lines: There are high and low spots on the tire which move diagonal across the tire". The bulletin shows pictures too. The official fix is to change the control arms and align the rear end and of course they will replace your tires(or adjust them according to your tread depth).
My tires have the diagonal wear across the tire, it feels like flat spots but you can clearly see the tread wear.
#9 of 332 Re: Unual rear tire wear on the 2008- same as 06 & 07 [gemini29nc]
Mar 21, 2008 (3:58 am)
Thanks for the information. I will have to take a closer look at the wear pattern to see if this is "normal" type wear or induced by faulty parts (the control arms). I still don't think tires on a new car should show visable wear 14K miles unless chronically under/over inflated or never rotated or you live in "the pothole capital of the world" and you hit every one. Maybe those Bridgestone's are junk...and I have read they aren't the best. Thanks again.
#10 of 332 08 civic coupe LX automatic problems?
Jan 29, 2008 (5:13 pm)
i just got a 08 civic coupe LX automatic recently and i noticed some strange things and im not sure if i should take it to the mechanic...
1. a couple times when i was steering and turning, i felt the brake pedal shake
2. i heard a weird sound from probably the right side of the dashboard.. sorta of like something loose was vibrating against something.. but i didnt notice it at the dealer cuz the radio was on
3. im sure this is normal but when you use your windshield whipers is there several click noises from the steering wheel or somehwere close to it?
also, since i just got the car this weekend.. will the dealer most likely take care of everything for free??
thanks for answering my questionsss