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#58 of 78 2009 Civic Front Bumper connection problem
Dec 05, 2009 (4:07 pm)
I have a problem where the front bumper (R/H side) connecting bolt broke. The bumper now sticks out a little ways and it is plain to see there is only a single bolt hole there and puny at that. The car had to drive through snow drifts this morning and the snow pulled the right inner wheel well liner loose and tore off the black plastic pan under the bumper. The Left hand side is fine.
The dealer admitted the is a bulletin out on this front bumpers but if the driver hits anything while driving the warranty is void!!! I will get it looked at Monday December 7th by the warranty guy there. They had better explain why so many drivers are experiencing conneting failures in this way.
I did a search and found other Civic owners with bumpers that had popped loose in the same way and the same spot.
Is this not cause for Honda to step up and repair these poorly designed bumpers or bolt connections???
Frustrated in Calgary
#59 of 78 Re: 2009 Civic Surges when coming to a stop [harly2003]
Dec 08, 2009 (5:49 pm)
My 2009 Honda Civic EX, has the same surge problem as “harley2003”, the case #55, it surges “when coming to a stop”, it doesn’t happen all the time but randomly. I was an auto mechanic for few years and I know this kind problem, it is very hard to detect.
I let the original dealer kept the car for a whole day to test, they told me they could not find anything wrong. I sent the car to other two Honda dealers, they gave me similar excuses as case #55, one dealer even told me; this is the way Honda designs the 2009 Civic. I also wrote a letter to Honda North American headquarter in California, a customer service agent called me back but later I could never catch him again. Frankly speaking, I don’t know how should I handle this situation.
Ms. harley2003, do you have any reply back from Honda or NHTSA?
#60 of 78 2009 Honda Civic transmission problem
Dec 10, 2009 (10:08 am)
My 09 Civic (9,000 miles) automatic transmission has always made a sharp noise when it shifts into 1st gear. This happens when the car is going below 10 mph and is accelerating. The local Honda dealer has checked it twice and says that the transmission is supposed to make this sharp noise. It would be good for future customers to know that they are buying this problem along with their new Civic.
#61 of 78 Folder difference in MP3 CDs
Dec 30, 2009 (1:06 pm)
I noticed a strange thing in my 2009 Civic. Let's say I insert an MP3 CD with 10 folders. Instead of displaying FOLDER 01, it shows FOLDER 02, and the last folder will be #11. It is always skipping folder 01. i tried many different CD's.
It's not a biggie, it still plays all folders; but it is confusing. Listening to the same CD on another player makes it even more confusing, 'cuz I always need to remember the difference in folders.
Anyone has the same issue? If yes, any fix for that??
#62 of 78 Re: 2009 Honda Civic—Won't Turn Over? [montiep]
Sep 29, 2010 (5:16 am)
hi i have the same issue and this needs to be reported to american honda, please call them and report the issue, if enough people report the problem the dealership will actually do something for us instead of telling us they can duplicate the issue because it happens sparcely... if it is reported enough it is likely it will be turned into a recall and all cars will be fixed.. please report by calling american honda motor co. at 1-800-999-1009, you must have your vin number when you call which is found on the windsheild or drivers side door.. here you will also find what month it was manufactured. if it was manufactured in july 2009... there is def an issue. please call and please respond to me with any progress.. thank you
#63 of 78 2009 Honda Civic transmission clunks from a Stop
Feb 25, 2011 (4:29 pm)
I noticed this fall that when I start out from a stop sign (the speedometer reads around 5mph) (it feels like I have come to a complete stop) the transmission clunks into first gear, not every time, but quite often. Also when driving between 55 and 65 mph (most noticeable at these speeds) the transmission has a flutter (shimmy) when getting back on the gas after adjusting my speed (very slightly) because of the traffic. Has anyone else experienced this with their Honda, and do you any suggestions on what it could be. I see their were a couple of posting with the same problem in 2009
#64 of 78 Re: 08 civic lx-starting problems [golflinks]
Mar 16, 2011 (7:21 am)
Did you end up trading the vehicle? I too have had problems w/my 09 honda. 36,990 miles on it. I noticed twice last year when it was cold, my car would not turn over until the 3rd try. The entire instrument panel would lite up and then it would die. On the 3rd try, I had to push the gas pedal to the floor to keep the car running.
This year 2011, I was in Chicago for the day, not too cold outside, the car sat for 5 hours when I came back to the car, I could not use my remote to open the door. I used the key, got in and tried to start the car, it was deader than a door nail. I took the car to the dealer and they cked it out and said that there is noting wrong with the car.
I feel that there are electrical issues, but the service manager said that since my warranty is expired, that it would cost over 2000.00 to pull the interior to see if we may have a bare wire issue. I still owe 11,000 on the car and am totally frustrated as I bought this honda thinking it would be dependable and reliable. I am not seriously considering getting rid of the vehicle. Any thoughts from anyone on this problem?
#65 of 78 09 Civic EX Slow acceleration
Jun 19, 2011 (9:11 pm)
Lately with Summer temps looming in my area, I've been running the AC. I've noticed that when I'm at a dead stop (i.e. red light or stop sign) my Civic is a little sluggish in accelerating. There are times when I have to hit the gas a little more than I would normally do to get the car moving. The RPMs rise slowly up until around 15 MPH then it suddenly accelerates, the RPMs shoot up to 3K RPM. This only happens when I have my AC running.
However, if I have the AC off, no problems. It accelerates like it normally should.
I've had my Civic for 2 years, this Summer (2011) will be third Summer season that I have my Civic and I had the AC running the previous 2 Summers and didn't have this problem.
Is anybody having anything related to this?
#66 of 78 Re: 2009 Honda Civic transmission clunks from a Stop [greatlittlecar]
Jun 26, 2011 (5:32 am)
Hey greatlittlecar, My car does the same thing. When I slow down to about 5 mph and get back on the gas the car has a loud clunking noise in the tranny. The dealer told me that all the civic's do that. If you complain 3 times and get paper work documenting your complaint each and every time, you have a case for the lemon law. I used the lemon Law twice in the pass and got money for both cases. I am planning on doing the same thing with this piece of junk. We need more people to complain to their dealers about this problem. Power is in numbers.
#67 of 78 Re: 2009 Honda Civic transmission clunks from a Stop [civicjunk]
Jun 26, 2011 (10:49 am)
Yes, I have complained 3 times thru 3 different Honda car dealers, but these were around October 2009. Is it still good to comply the State Connecticut lemon law now?