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#290 of 329 2009 Honda Civic LXS - Weak Starting
Mar 16, 2010 (3:58 pm)
I have a 2009 Honda Civic LXS with 7K... in the past few weeks (weather was colder) the car was hard to start.... it sounded like a weak battery when cranking.... but the car started eventually. This happen a few times in the past month or two.... I checked the battery and alternator with a volt meter and the battery is charging at 12.5 volts with car off... when I start it the battery is charging at 13.75 volts.... I put a load on the car and see the volts drop slightly and then go back up which is normal.... I've checked the battery terminals (tight and not dirty).... has this happened to anyone else?? The car is not even a year old and has low miles. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#291 of 329 Re: 2009 Honda Civic LXS - Weak Starting [nmarcel1]
Mar 16, 2010 (4:21 pm)
my 08 civic is hard to start on cold winter mornings-I have no idea why-someone has told me this is a problem
#292 of 329 Re: Cut Down The Attitude [sandman_6472]
Mar 16, 2010 (4:26 pm)
fair enough-point taken-apologies to you and those who are offering help. attitude gone.
the particular post you've read, however, did insult me, and this I responded to.
wish I could sell it-have been trying to pass on the lease. unfortunately, it is not that simple. am stuck with it for the moment
#293 of 329 Re: Enviromentalist [civicowner3]
Mar 16, 2010 (6:14 pm)
Yes you are correct, I'm a man. Also, I have never been car sick, sea sick, motion or whatever, but my wife does get this on occasion. In the car, this would only apply when she's a passenger trying to read a book or something. BTW, I'm not questionning the intelligence of women as I don't even know what being car sick feels like, therefore do not understand it. I know one thing for sure is that you will never buy another car/honda from that dealer you're dealing with and would do the same.
Have you gotten any Lemon stickers yet?
#294 of 329 Re: Enviromentalist [jonesbb630]
Mar 16, 2010 (6:26 pm)
thanks, Jones! hope I have not offended you-not at all my intention. My claws, however, are out, thanks to the local Honda dealer.
I have not done the lemon stickers yet, as I wanted to try changing the air cabin filter first. I have had a few people suggest this.
I just did this today-not sure if it yet worked.
Having driven the car to change the filter, was enough to make me nauseous and give me a headache-still lasting, from early today. To the point I can not concentrate after driving-as a cause of driving.
Whatever is wrong, it is acute, and, not good.
Will drive again tomorrow, to see if it is any better.
if not, will proceed with the lemon stickers. My neighbour is enthused to help me in this!
will let you know, and, thanks again.
#295 of 329 2008 Civic and tire problems
Mar 16, 2010 (8:24 pm)
I'm just wondering if any of you have filed a complaint with NHTSA. Getting my new tires and alignment tomorrow......we'll see how this goes. BTW, I did file a complaint. I was amazed at how many had been filed already. If any of you have changed the tires, has it helped? I switched from Bridgestone to a different brand.
#296 of 329 Re: 2008 Civic and tire problems [lisa311]
Mar 16, 2010 (8:44 pm)
sorry, wish I could help! I don't actually have tire problems(yet)...just other problems
I did read about tire problems in new civics, while researching my own problem-there are mega complaints, in both US and Canada, and as mentioned, a lawsuit in progress.
(auto beefs, etc)
#297 of 329 Re: Enviromentalist [civicowner3]
Mar 17, 2010 (6:33 pm)
My solution would be to sell the car immediately before the value depreciates any more. If as you say it has been sitting for nearly eleven months, then the mileage should be low, which will give you bargaining power.
#298 of 329 Re: 2009 Honda Civic LXS - Weak Starting [civicowner3]
Mar 18, 2010 (4:29 am)
I understand that cars will struggle a bit in very cold weather conditions to start but the few times this happened to me the engine was cranking and as it continued to crank it got slower and slower... kind of the symptoms when your battery is going to die... but then the engine eventually started.... I let it run for a few minutes and then shut it off and re started and the engine kicked over with no problem... so, as I mentioned, I checked the battery, alternator and cables and all was ok.... that is why I can't understand the struggle to start on those days.... warm weather is coming so I suspect this will not happen again until next winter... I'll have to keep checking it.
#299 of 329 Re: Enviromentalist [sparkland]
Mar 18, 2010 (8:18 am)
thanks, I appreciate. however, I have been trying to pass on the lease for months-lease rates are now lower than mine is , and no one has been interetsed, to date.
not that simple.
Additionally, after driving the car myself Tues to change the air filter-I am still sick today, 3 days later. seems the low oxygen count can not stand alone-I am convinced that the low o is because of carbon monoxide in the car.Symptoms for both are the same. So. how do I pass on a sick car?
Unlike the dealer and honda canada I have a conscience.