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Honda Civic 8th Gen

Honda Civic 8th Gen (2006-2011) Questions & Answers

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John R

John Rasked

Has anyone heard intermittent weird noises whilst driving their Civic?

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Sam
Sam

How bad is the noise? It could be a number of reasons but do not forget with the age of the vehicle these noises will emerge.

Louise
Louise

Is it like an intermittent low grinding that only lasts for a few seconds particularly when you’re either idling, about to take off from a red light or reversing down your driveway on a cold morning? That goes away once your car warms up and/or you accelerate? If yes and you’ve got an 8th gen Civic then you’ve got broken engine mounts - particularly the lower right hand mount. Google it, I’ve had about 5 now replaced and still they break, so have by the looks of what’s on google every single 2006-2010 civic owner worldwide. It’s a known design flaw, but don’t bother going to Honda to get it fixed they’ll just tell you you need it replaced but when you go back and back to them saying ummm it’s broken AGAIN and this are your hideously expensive $600 a pop OEM parts you’re gouging me for they’ll just pretend they don’t know why but due to the age of the vehicle its not covered under warranty...interesting how they can still claim that given there’s thousands upon thousands of owners reporting the same fault, I guess it’s all only “anecdotal” however, if the manufacturer doesn’t admit there’s a manufacturing flaw or compelled to provide transparent reporting of data about what problems a specific model and year vehicle is consistently presenting to their service centres then what do you do? Oh...if you were thinking hey maybe I’ll just get a non-OEM but compatible engine mount and fit that that should fix it, with any other part I’d say yeah go for it but not the engine mounts, fit a non-genuine Honda one of these you may find yourself with a bigger issue than just some cracked mounts


Rod

Rodasked

Our honda 2007 civic's paint is failing in multiple places on the bonnet , roof & a few minor patches on other panels . After reading the usa forums where various models have been recalled for similar problems , i believe it to be a clear coat failure . Our car is always garaged & well maintained . A nice care with a very very poor paont job . Anyone else experienced similar ??

4 answers
Chrys
Chrys

My 2008 Civic has never been garaged and it's paint is still good. Perhaps they changed the formula for mine or yours was a unique case?? Either way I'm not sure if you can do anything about it now, I think paint warranties are very short.

Rod
Rod

Its unfortunate , because its turned me off buying another honda thats for sure .

NODEAL
NODEAL

Not experienced paint problem but fr equent flat battry with car under 1 yo


Jacqueline

Jacquelineasked

Hi
I have a Honda Civic 2006 Model sedan, 112,000km. Have had no problems, very reliable but over the last two weeks and after heavy rain have notice my spare tyre compartment has filled with water and my back seat - all my seat is wet. After researching I have discovered many other civics around this time are having similar problems. Is this something Honda will fix due to a manufacturing fault or do I look at getting it resealed and paying the cost myself?

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Rod F
Rod F

Not having experienced that problem (yet) I can only suggest that you contact the dealer where you purchased the vehicle to see what they can do-obviously the vehicle is out of warranty so I suggest all bets are off and it would depend on the good will of Honda. Is the water coming in around the window seal and if so it may just be a case of "old age". My Honda is only 4 yrs old so I hope I don't get any problems for a long time yet. Sorry I can't be more positive for you. Just have a go at them!

Tom C
Tom C

You will have to contact Honda or the Dealer that you purchased the vehicle from.


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