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#71 of 77 Re: 2009 Honda CivicóWon't Turn Over? [montiep]
Nov 04, 2011 (3:51 pm)
I bought a brand new 2009 Honda Civic Coupe LX and actually brought it back to HONDA 2-3 times when I first bought the car because of that issue. It doesn't want to turn over and the car doesn't want to start. It still does it intermittently and of course HONDA never finds anything wrong. The outside temperature doesn't matter..I bought the car end of August, so it happened when it was warm/hot out and cold out.
#72 of 77 Broken Right Engine Mount
Nov 04, 2011 (3:58 pm)
I noticed that my 2009 Honda Civic Coupe LX started idling really rough when I would be stopped. Everything in my car would be shaking. I brought the car back to Honda to since I was still within my 3 year, 36,000 warranty.
Also, there was something wrong with my hand brake. I had my brakes recently replaced and a week after, I tried to pull up on my hand brake while parked on a slanted driveway and I could not pull it up..AT ALL. It was totally stuck. Turns out when they did my brakes, they adjusted them too tight..easy fix.
My complaint: Called ahead to the Honda service department to ask for a loaner while the car was in the shop. The girl said no, because it will not take them more than 5 hours to fix the car.
Car was at Honda: 8:45 AM
Called Honda at 1:45PM - still don't know what is wrong
Get a call from Honda at 3:00PM - diagnosed broken right engine mount and brakes adjusted too tight.
5:30PM - Car is done
That is way more than 5 hours. I asked how the engine mount could break. Service guy says I don't know, it just happened.
I am seriously thinking about looking into a Hyundai Veloster. I've had my car in Honda at least 5-6 times since I bought it brand new in August of 2009.
#73 of 77 Re: Broken Right Engine Mount [blkciv09]
Nov 04, 2011 (4:09 pm)
That's funny. I had a broken engine mount the first year I bought my car. Car was starting super rough- and they found the engine mount to be the issue They replaced it no problem, but it's strange how that's such a common issue with these cars- and them being brand new!
In cold weather, my 09 Civic still starts roughly. When I say cold, I don't even mean THAT cold. It's been sitting all night in 50 degree weather and in the morning it turns over super rough. What gives?
#74 of 77 Re: 08 civic lx-starting problems [karenkdwl]
Nov 26, 2011 (12:18 pm)
I have had problems with my 2009 Honda Civic. The no start problem that you describe is exactly what I am experiencing now. They can find nothing wrong with the car. My heater core was leaking and went out. Now I have no heat. I am so frustrated. I owe about 11,000 on the car as well. I am trying to contact Honda corporation and get them to do something about this. I feel so cheated. I have had other cars with a worse reputation and I have NEVER had problems with them!!! I am so disappointed in this company. I will never buy another Honda not even a motorcycle.
#75 of 77 Honda Civic Si engine problem
Dec 28, 2011 (6:55 am)
Recently my 2009 Honda Civic Si has been diagnosed with a warped cylinder head. It was in an accident in 2010 and underwent extensive front end repairs at a body shop. On the drive home the engine overheated, a result of a coolent hose not being conneced correctly to the engine. At that time the body shop took the vehicle to the dealer where the hose was reconneced and returned to service without any problem. The manufacturer is declining to accept responsibility for the engine because it overheated about 20,000 miles ago. Does anyone have any experience with this engine that may be of some use determining the cause of this failure? Is 20,000 miles too long a latent period to connect these two events? And finally, what else can cause a cylinder head to warp? I'm just trying to educate myself.
#76 of 77 Re: Honda Civic Si engine problem [udub68]
Jan 21, 2012 (1:05 pm)
I think you already answered your question for the engine cylinder head warp issue- overheat after accident; did you notice any damage for your oil stick? if it had, then that's an obvious sign for the overheated engine. If you dealer didn't want to repair it (or the body shop who did your damaged car work- obviously they didn't do a thoroughly checking job), try your chance for another dealer.
#77 of 77 Re: 2009 Honda Civic transmission clunks from a Stop [youngman0]
May 07, 2012 (10:16 am)
I was wondering what your situation was with your 09 civic, did the problem ever get resolved or did you get any explinations for why this loud clunking noise is occuring. My 09 civic does the same thing it does not sound good at all. This is when accelerating at about 5mph. Honda claims it is a normal sound and they all make it. It is obvious honda is ignoring this problem to avoid a recall. I have never had a trained honda technician hear what sounds like the trany has a heart beat of a sledge hammer and say this is normal. My friends 09 civic does it to. Any ideas??