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#323 of 332 Re: 2008 Civic SI clutch burn out
Jul 09, 2012 (9:24 pm)
I just heard the same crap from the Honda dealer in Anchorage Alaska. I have been driving my 2008 Honda Civic SI for 2 years. Suddenly I get an electical type smell and bring the car immediatly to the dealer. They racked it and said I must have ridden the clutch too long but said everything looked normal and fine. Less then a week later the clutch started slipping and the clutch was "completely burned up". I had the car towed into the dealership and now I'm being told it is not covered by my extended warrenty because 'I was at fault' " I have been driving manual vehicals for over 40 years and never once have I burned out a clutch. I drove one little manual Ford Exp well over 150,000 miles and never once had a clutch issue. So what have recourse has anyone had? I'm am being told it's not going to be covered by my warrenty because it's "my fault". Of course that is typical but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#324 of 332 Engine mount vibration
Oct 02, 2012 (9:39 pm)
I was wondering if anyone else has this problem? I was getting a very noisy vibration on my 2008 Civic EX. I had a local repair shop look at it and they diagnosed it as being caused by the motor mounts settling and picking up the vibration from the engine. The shop lifted the engine a bit, I assume to resettle the mounts in a different orientation. The vibration isn't as loud as it was but it is still there. I find it particularly disturbing to have an engine mount problem on a 4 year old Civic with only 84,000 miles on it, 95% of those miles are highway miles. I seem to remember reading about a recall on 2006 & 2007 Civics for motor mounts but not '08'.
#325 of 332 Re: 2008 Honda Civic [larryl2]
Oct 02, 2012 (10:25 pm)
That was one of my problems. I think there was something intrinsically wrong with the brake system. Sometimes when I hit the brakes while going over a bump, it felt like they were slipping and not stopping. Very scary. I just traded it in for a Hyundai Elantra. Here are some of the problems I had besides the brakes. I actually needed a new engine after it overheated, it was still under warranty, I had to replace two axles and it was making noise again, I had to put in a new starter , battery after a year and a half, the last thing, the air conditioner died while it was 90* outside. I was lucky to get what I owed for the trade in. I feel really bad that someone else will buy that car. I just couldn't afford to keep it any longer. My payments are lower and I have a new car.
#326 of 332 Re: 2008 Honda Civic [civicowner3]
Oct 02, 2012 (10:39 pm)
Sorry I didn't see this message 2 years ago. Honda said I must be driving in bumper to bumper traffic which I do not. I work at 5am just to avoid that. Of course they saw nothing wrong and just ignored me. I was upside down at the time. I just got $6000 for the trade in(even exchange). I feel lucky yet bad because the car will be cleaned up for another poor sucker to deal with.
#327 of 332 Re: MILEAGE DROPPED LIKE A STONE [pamski]
Oct 06, 2012 (9:15 am)
My daughter has an 2007 Civic EX and we put a set of Michelin Pilot Sports on it. They were the original size. She also has had her mileage drop like a rock. She was getting 40mpgs and now around town she is getting about 19mpgs. She lives in Boston and I am in NJ. So I asked her to check the tail pipe. She ran her finger inside the pipe and said it was real black. I thought it might be running real rich. But she just took it to the Honda dealer this morning and they said everthing was fine. My brother has the same tires on his Passat and he has no loss of mpgs with them. I am puzzled too. I fwe come up with something I will get back to you.
#328 of 332 Re: MILEAGE DROPPED LIKE A STONE [mtdzwill]
Oct 28, 2012 (5:21 pm)
The original Bridgestone's on my 08 returned a little under 40 mpg. The replacement Yokohama Envigor and now Kumho Ecsta 4x barely get 35mpg. The oem tires were crap, but the mileage could not be beat.
#329 of 332 Re: Engine mount vibration [aztony]
Nov 12, 2012 (5:18 pm)
hey tony my name is artie have 08 civic coupe automatic and when car is cold and rpm is high and you put in in reverse the drive train shutters or vibrates badly it sounds like you have same problem since you said repair shop addressed issue by trying to adjust motor mounts you say it did not eliminate problem. since then have you had the problem corrected completly and what repair cured the vibrating in reverse. hope you can help me out.
#330 of 332 Re: civic 08 lemon [civicowner3]
Dec 04, 2013 (5:27 pm)
My 2013 Civic is doing the exact same thing to my husband and I. It's awful. The car is five months old and began making us increasingly ill over the past two months. It first began with headaches and then became much worse over the months, and now includes a metallic taste and the inability to drive the car for longer than five minutes or so--with the windows rolled down, even!--without getting seriously spaced out. That spacey/dizzy/headache feeling does not go away for a while; sometimes symptoms persist for 12 hours or more. Very scary.
We've brought it to two different Honda service areas now, and my husband was in the emergency room hours later with high blood pressure and bad neurological symptoms after driving the car 15 minutes to the last dealership while I followed behind in a rental car. It was very scary. He, too, was in perfect health before this car came into our lives.
I realize this is an old thread, but hopefully you still keep an eye on it... If so, can you share what ever became of your car? Was the problem able to be diagnosed?
We're not sure how to proceed beyond environmental testing of the car both while the car is off and on, to hopefully determine what is leaking into the cabin while driving that has a faint exhaust smell and metallic taste/sensation in the mouth and lungs. As it stands now, we can not drive the car because it makes us very sick. From Google searches, it looks like it could be engine refrigerant (R134a) possibly, but I'm just guessing from what I've read. Hopefully an environmental test can pull that up.
We had all services done properly at a dealership, and this is our third new Honda purchase since 2003, and the only one with a major defect. Not sure what to do from here, but know we can't get in the car without hurting ourselves and potentially others on the road (because it makes us so spacey/dumb after only a few minutes on the road that it's challenging to drive properly--afraid of causing an accident).
Thanks for any insight you can provide.
[Edit: Also, forgot to add: This happens regardless of whether the A/C or heater is on, and whether on recycle setting or not. It even makes you sick with the windows down and A/C and heat off, too, though with windows up it becomes very dangerous to be in there within mere minutes. That said, the "metallic taste" is much stronger with the AC on, and whatever is coming into the car from its faulty mechanics has soaked itself into the seats because now even before you start the car, you can smell that metallic exhaust-type smell faintly. I've never experienced anything like it.]
#331 of 332 Answer to civic with environmental issues
Dec 04, 2013 (5:38 pm)
heaven help you. I fought them and got slandered locally and by the company and was stuck w the lemon. they would not even trade in the lease for another.
here is what I want you to do:
Contact the office of Glenn Thibeault Canada, speak with his assistant Noah tell him your issue.
pass on my name if you like. that office wrote Honda on my behalf. it was not successful. even the politicians cannot control the corporations who cheat and put the onus on the customer.
ask for a Canadian lemon law which is what I did .
this is called strength in numbers.
my car was tested for mould, metallic sounds chemical to me may be impossible to test for.
they are slapped together, therefore they leak simple
Good luck email me if you need me
#332 of 332 Re: Answer to civic with environmental issues [civicowner3]
Dec 04, 2013 (8:38 pm)
Thanks so much for your reply, and so sorry to hear that you couldn't reach a satisfactory resolution. I'm actually here in the U.S., so I'll have to see what resources are available here. I'm pretty upset about it. I chose Honda for its reliability and economy, and what I've got now are weakened lungs and a dangerous car I can't drive after nearly five months new off the lot. As for now, I have been instructed to wait a few more days for them to try to diagnose the problem, so I'll wait to see what they say. I'm too scared to get back in the car regardless, especially after my husband landed in the hospital as a result of whatever is blowing in there from somewhere in the engine compartment. To be continued . . .