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#201 of 224 Re: Civic no longer recommended by Consumer Reports [chongmin]
Jan 25, 2012 (8:35 pm)
Don't drive your civic for 4 days and then see if it starts. Good-luck!
#202 of 224 2012 Honda Civic (non-hybrid) battery drained after 6 days of non-use
Jan 25, 2012 (9:04 pm)
Like frank790, I also own a 2012 Honda Civic (non-hybrid) and the same thing happened to me. I've been really sick and therefore home bound for about 7 days. I finally felt well enough to go to my doctor's yesterday only to discover that my car wouldn't start. Nothing worked. Today my friend jump started it and let it run for awhile. I called the dealership where I purchased my car and spoke with the "supervising" service manager who informed me that after 3-4 days the battery starts to run down due to the 24/7 electrical scanning that is automatically performed behind the scenes. The service manager confirmed this applies to all new Hondas, not just the Civic. So we're supposed to drive our cars for at least 30 minutes every 3 days; otherwise, the battery dies or starts to die. I asked what about when I go out of town or on vacation, etc. Response I received was something about attaching what I believe frank790 referred to in his post. Of course, the salespeople don't tell the customers about this running down of the battery. This is absolutely ludicrous and unacceptable. I curse the day I bought this car or I should say a Honda. I am more than disgusted!!! Is there an agency we can report this to? Maybe if enough complaints get filed, Honda will do something about this stupid problem.
#203 of 224 A challenge to all owners of a non-hybrid 2012 Honda Civic
Jan 25, 2012 (9:09 pm)
When you are able, don't drive your car for 4-6 days, then see if it starts. If it does, congratulations! If not, please call your dealer's service center to see what explanation they give. Good-luck!
Jan 31, 2012 (1:43 pm)
If you recently considered a hybrid but decided on a fuel-efficient non-hybrid instead, please email predmunds.com by Friday, February 3, 2011 to share your story.
Please include your daytime contact information and a few words about the decision you made.