Last post on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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Honda Civic, Sedan
#4 of 6 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX-S Vibration [christina31]
Jan 03, 2011 (10:00 pm)
My 2nd trip to the dealership was a disappointment and the same experience you had. My selling dealership just rebalanced the tires again and although it rides better at higher speeds, it still vibrates (chugs, flutters) in the seat area around 53mph.
I even told the dealership that I test drove my dad's 2009 Honda Civic LX and their 2010 Honda Civic EX loaner and the ride was very smooth and had no vibration. They just kept pushing it was normal.
I think the bottom line is the dealership will not replace the tires (eat up their profit) and the tire company does not cover flat spotting.
Please let me know how Honda resolves your issue. I have 1500 miles on my car now and I'm just hoping I will run out the flat spots. I do hope its just the tires and not an issue with the car itself. Thanks.
#5 of 6 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX-S Vibration [kagedude]
Jan 20, 2011 (10:10 am)
Positive Final update:
I'm happy that the 3rd time is a charm. I rode with the dealer tech and although he insisted that the "vibration" we are feeling is normal, he did acknowledge the "vibration" which was good enough for the service manager. I tested the same model/same tires and it did not display the issue at avg 53mph so they decided to change all 4 tires on my car.
After, I test drove my car on the highway for 20 minutes and its night and day. It was painful dealing with this vibration issue but my problem is finally solved!
#6 of 6 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX-S Vibration [kagedude]
Feb 14, 2012 (11:25 pm)
UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME, I bought my honda civic when it already had 6K miles on it. I started feeling the shake when I drove it fast around 55 miles and more. Also the noise of the outside was as if it was echosed in the car. Even when all windows are closed I hear the wind passing by. I can feel the earth underneath. It is sad how I have lost so much money buying this car. I took the car to Allen Tires who gave it alighnement and balance, but it did not change this. I took it to the dealer ship and they checked it and they said its shock is leaking and they had to change it, which I did not have to pay for it, but neither one of these have solved the problem. This is a bad make and I am stuck with it. I have 22 K miles on it now. If I sell it, it would barely pay for its loan and my down payment is gone and tax that I paid and all of this is sad. Dealership does not stand behind its product.