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#38 of 77 Re: 2009 Civic LX A/C [targettuning]
Aug 13, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Sorry if that was confusing... I bought the car December 1st of 2008. Then between February and April of 2009, I was having trouble starting the car. It was taking two turns to get it started or up to ten seconds for it to catch. After April - no more problems.
#39 of 77 Re: 2009 Civic LX A/C [alz79]
Aug 14, 2009 (5:19 am)
I was replying to "accordhunter" who has, it seems, AC problems with a 2009? Civic.
#41 of 77 Re: 2009 Civic LX A/C [targettuning]
Aug 17, 2009 (2:57 pm)
I was quite surprised when they told me that the A/C work would be covered under warranty this time. The service advisor told me that the A/C is running fine for the time being, but I still need to monitor for any changes if the Freon leaks again. I’ll follow her advice, and I would like to thank you for your and Sandman’s comments to this matter.
Credit to Rt.23 Honda in NJ and American Honda.
BTW, the dealer also replaced a defective trunk release--yes, it is a new 2009 Civic and was made/assembled in Canada.
Aug 27, 2009 (3:43 pm)
I bought an 09' Civic LX in July. It is an automatic. The car has ~450 miles on it thus far, and I have begun to notice something-the transmission often seems a bit 'jerky', especially when switching from first to second gear. This is also very noticeable when the car isn't warmed up; the first gear change of the day is the worst. Yet I feel like there may be something wrong with it. I used to drive my parents' 04 Toyota Corolla and I seemingly noticed that that car's gear changes are much smoother. Is this just the way the Honda transmission is designed?
I read somewhere that Hondas are meant to be driven with a 'little bit more medal to the pedal" than other cars if you know what I mean. Likewise, when I drive more so like this the gear change seems to be smoother. I am curious as to whether or not anyone else notices that the transmission is a slight bit jerky or has trouble making up its mind? Maybe I'm just being overly sensitive and worried that something is wrong with my brand new car! Just for anyone that wants to know- I drive my cars very easily. I rarely gun it (only if I have to!) and I always make complete stops when changing gears.
Please help me put my fears to rest!
#43 of 77 Re: Civic transmission [diamondsnrust]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:07 pm)
I noticed mine was a little jerky as well, but I thought it was more when I was accelerating quickly after a stop. It was like it wasn't ready to go that fast that soon. I also feel like if I need to step on my break suddenly, it shifts down too much and I have to step on the gas to keep me coasting along and not coming to a stop. When my brother drove it he told me he thought there was something wrong with the transmission, too. My dad's Toyota Camry shifts more smoothly, but my mom's Toyota Rav-4 shifts just like mine, so I'm not too worried about it at the moment.
#44 of 77 Re: Civic transmission [alz79]
Aug 27, 2009 (10:06 pm)
Yes, my car also does the downshifting when I break. It's kind of annoying because you can feel it very well. I also agree about accelerating quickly after a stop- it's almost like the car is straining itself. Could this have anything to do with the i-VTEC engine? Mind you, I really am not smart about cars. Well, if yours does pretty much the same things as mine I'm assuming that's just how the civic transmission is. Do you have an automatic or a manual?
#45 of 77 Control arm problem resolved for 09?
Aug 28, 2009 (5:47 am)
For those with 10K, 15K+ miles on their 09 Civic? No more execessive wear on their tires? Civic is a great little car, I was wondering if Honda went ahead and resolved this problem at the factory for 09 model.
#46 of 77 Re: Control arm problem resolved for 09? [texastownhall]
Aug 28, 2009 (11:27 am)
Gee, if Honda really did resolve the abnormal wear problem on the rear tires it only took what?... three model years? Yeah, that is correct since this showed up on 2006 models....great little car with an unusual number of problems. Yes, I own one.
#47 of 77 2009 Honda Civic—Won't Turn Over?
Aug 27, 2009 (6:44 am)
I don't know anything about cars, so I might sound stupid here. I got a 2009 Honda Civic LX in May and I've put around 5k miles on it so far. For about two months it's been having a very intermittent issue. It's only happened maybe once every three or four weeks, but I'll go to start it and it will take 5+ seconds to turn over. I always turn it to on first before starting, and this may be inconsequential but when it happened yesterday i pushed the key in while it was cranked (like when you push it in to turn it off) and that's when it turned over.
I know once or twice I forgot I hadn't started it yet and put it into drive with it off...hopefully making that mistake two times wouldn't hurt anything?
Any idea why a brand new car would already be having issues starting in the middle of summer? Could it be a certain type of gas (I don't always go to the same station). I haven't taken it to the dealer because I was waiting for my first oil change/service appt.