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#234 of 332 2008 Honda Civic Front Tire Uneven Tread
Feb 04, 2010 (3:52 pm)
Hello, is anyone else having a problem with uneven tread on their FRONT tires for the 2008 Honda Civic? There is 30K miles on the car, the back brakes are bad and the front tires have uneven tread. Is it possible that before they sold the car to me, they put the back tires on the front? Because I am reading everywhere that the back tires are the problem.... I'm so upset, I'm not rich so to have these problems so soon after buying this car just really stinks. I hate the feeling that I am being taken by the dealership...... ugh!
#235 of 332 Re: 2008 Honda Civic Front Tire Uneven Tread [pegm1]
Feb 04, 2010 (4:34 pm)
All tires on todays new cars are cheap. To get 30k on a set can be an achievment for some. All four tires are the same size making friendly tire rotations a breeze. Just remember to check you tire pressure at least every oil change and rotate every other and checking your alignment twice a year won't hurt. Doesn't mater what brand of car you have, they all come new with cheap tires and all need the maintenance above to extend tire wear. There is a recall for bad rear tire wear on the 2006, 2007 that some claim Honda should issue the same recall for the 2008, but I have yet to have issues with mine with the above maintenance.
#236 of 332 Re: 2008 Honda Civic Front Tire Uneven Tread [pegm1]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:33 pm)
Hi...No problem with my tires. I have been rotating them every oil change though, maybe that makes a difference? I have heard that if you purchase better tires, the ride is better as well as the tires last longer, if you get some extra bucks you might want to think about making that investment.
#237 of 332 Re: 2008 Honda Civic Front Tire Uneven Tread [pegm1]
Feb 05, 2010 (4:50 am)
I have a 2008 Civic EXL with 16,462 miles on it. I was shocked at having to replace the front 2 tires at 12,257 miles. I had not rotated the tires but I expected better than 12,000 miles from them. This is the only complaint I have about the car.
#238 of 332 country of origin
Feb 14, 2010 (4:57 pm)
All Civic's in Canada are built in Alliston, Ontario. Civic's are also assembled in U.S.A. Lloyd
Feb 21, 2010 (8:39 pm)
PLEASE contact me if you've had any trouble as below with your 08 civic. I am in Canada.
The brakes have malfunctioned twice-no brakes at all in slightly slippery condition.
Measurement of oxygen showed extreme high and low amounts in car while running. Amounts are unsafe! means engine misfire, or combustion problem.(?) Also my car doesn't start in cold weather readily. I can't drive the car-I get headaches, nauseous, and dizzy, plus other things. This is from the oxygen amounts.
Driver's door lock is broken. passenger window failed to close on one occasion.
car dents if you breathe on it.
Please contact me with any similar problems. transport canada has my case.
the dealer and maufacturer is bullshitting me, and, doing nothing.
I have not had a car to drive for TEN months. It has been and still is, a nightmare.
#240 of 332 Re: civic 08 lemon [civicowner3]
Feb 22, 2010 (7:42 am)
Regarding the O2 (Oxygen levels) I am sure you must mean levels measured by the series of O2 sensors within the exhaust system rather than actual levels of oxygen within the cars interior. A failing O2 sensor will trigger a "check engine" light and may cause, as you noted, mis-fires, and/or a lean or rich fuel air ratio. This is easy to find AND fix, easy to find since the problem will log a code that the technician can read and decode with a hand-held code reader. Easy to fix(but not necessarily inexpensive) since these screw into the exhaust system at various points. This level of O2 is important to the engine but will not cause oxygen levels within the passenger compartment to vary AT ALL!! There cannot be a greater level of O2 in the car than in the general atmosphere but if there was an exhaust leak (not likely in a new car) the levels of carbon monoxide can increase causing the "dizzy..headaches etc."
Regarding the window and lock failures, these are possible and should be an easy diagnosis and fix at the dealer.
Regarding the dents...yes the hood and trunk lid especially on ours (2006 EX sedan) seems very thin. This is the price for a lightweight fuel effecient car.
Regarding the brakes...if the ABS engaged in slippery conditions it will feel "funny" if you have not experienced it before but if that is what it was this feel is normal. Take the car onto a vacant snow covered parking lot and stop rapidly from 20 mph or so to feel the ABS engage. Is this what you felt???
#241 of 332 Re: 2008 Civic MT clutch problem [tjk2]
Feb 22, 2010 (3:18 pm)
The clutch sound most likely is your clutch spring. This is usually under warranty and can easily be replaced. I have had several hondas with the same issue. It is not dangerous if you leave it like that.
#242 of 332 Road noise
Feb 25, 2010 (6:48 pm)
my CIVIC 4dr. LX has a terrible road noise.
Guys, any suggestions to dampen the road noise ?
I am thinking of replacing the stock tires - but I am not sure which tires are quiet and long lasting.
Some people are boasting Good Year Comfortread as the quietes tires, but they are rated "H" up to 101 miles/hr top speed I think. Others are saying Michellin MXV4 Plus ...
Also, has anybody applied some noise deading materials with success ?
#243 of 332 Re: Bad Rear Tires [kmaker]
Mar 04, 2010 (5:18 pm)
I am also having problems with the rear tires on my 2008 Civic. I have approximately 27,200 miles on it. Dealer has checked it out, and it has corrected parts with the "C" stamp on them. The tires are lumpy and causing terrible road noise. It is now causing problems when I hit small bumps in the road too. The car slides, and Honda is denying the problem. I was informed today by American Honda to buy 2 new tires and have it aligned. I don't see how this will solve the problem, and I'm considering my options with the car. Any new info would be greatly appreciated.