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problem with any other fabric interior. I think we'll just put on some seat covers since we are in and out of the car so much and I don't feel like cleaning the seats every other time we use the car. We wouldn't trade the car for any other; it's just a minor annoyance that is worth putting up with.
bogging down at 1500 rpm in low gears - "normal" even after I took the mechanic on a test drive
wind noise on drivers side door at highway speeds - mechanic couldn't hear it - I must have super human hearing.
wrinkly in drivers front seat - mechanic thought this might be a valid warrenty issue, but service manager disagreed. My point is that seats are a wear item, and the wrinkled section will wear much faster than the rest.
very slow rear defrost - works but takes 10 minutes just to remove the morning dew - what will happen when its ice? Mechanic said normal.
creaking noise when opening and closing the front doors. They greased the doors which took care of the creaking.
If nothing else, I got my complaints documented. . . .
Even with these (minor) issues, I still love my civic.
I found this article, did the fix, and have been noiseless ever since! Yay!
I too am facing the same problem, but on the both side (driver and passenger). Today I went to the dealer. They told me that they will will order new parts for me. But if that doesn`t help, then the problem is due to fault in design and they will be unable to do anything. Have you contacted anybody regarding this problem?
Please let me know what your outcome is. As I previously wrote, the dealer fixed mine and it stayed that way for a whole day. Also, I am curious; do you live in a hot climate? I think the heat has a lot to do with the problem.
Does anybody have any suggestion how to protect interior from stains, dirt and all?
Also, when I turn on the music system, I hear some kind of a mild vibration from the driver side door? Not sure? Is it from the door glass? Any one with any ideas?
When I back up my vehicle, when I turn either left or right, I hear some mechanical noise when I turn the steering wheel. This noise is heard only when I begin to turn.
Also, I hear a loud transmission noise when I change from R->D. Is this normal too..
Enough of the list ;(
I also recently bought an 07 Civic LX. I have some of your problems(they also do not happen always),
1- I can hear rattling noise from the rear deck area. I tried to narrow it down, but no luck.
2- I have the noise in my driver door, I think the window glass is kind of loose. Pull down your window a little, then close the door. I can hear the windows glass shaking when I do that.
3- Moving from R->D. It seems this is normal. I had an 06 Civic before this one with the same noise. I do not think this is something you should be worried about.
If you find solution for the rear deck rattling noise, please let me know.
The floor in the back seat is damp, I haven’t really looked into that thinking maybe they are somewhat related but I’m probably wrong about that because the dampness is still there after the plug was taken out of the trunk. Any input on that would also be helpful.
It is my understanding that areas must be disinfected and not just vacuumed out. A check of government rules guiding removal of hazardous material will tell you what is requried. This nasty stuff can make you sick.
I have a Civic 06. I hear some rattling sound from the passenger side (when it is empty), but not when someone is sitting there. The sound is not very loud, but has started to bother me a lot of late...
Other back tire then started going bad. Dealer would not stand behind second back tire. They said first bad back tire caused second back tire to go bad. Took car to another dealer and they balanced all tires and that one back tire was unbalanced. Go figure. Someone is jerking on my chain. Now I'm going to be stuck buying new tires not knowing if it is a tire problem or not. I've got the feeling I'm going to be buying new tires every 30,000 miles on this car. Wife thinks car is a lemon.
Below 2000 RPM, a little 4 cyl. engine will provide very little power. If you're driving a manual, you should probably be doing most of your driving at 2000+. If you've ever looked at a torque/hp graph of any engine, you'll see that there's not much going on down there.
Depending on your age and profession, you might actually have better hearing than your mechanic. Mechanics generally work in high-noise environments and their hearing suffers because of it. Also, the younger you are, the better you can hear. Off-topic, but a good illustration of this is the "Teen-Buzz" ringtone that's becoming pretty popular. High frequency noises that young kids can pick up, but not older folks.
The rear de-frost-er is designed for removing frost, not condensation. Melting a thin layer of frost requires much less energy than evaporating natural condensation. It might not seem like it, but when frost forms, there's actually very little there.
Got it sorted, I guess it was due to foot mat.
I poked around under the seat and it seems to be coming from the area where the seat foam meets the seat metal hardware. I dont think it's the foot mat.
I'll prob remove the seat and take a closer look.
ps, my problem goes away from time to time.
Took delivery December, 2006.
June, 2008, drivers side sun visor splits opened when flipped and will no longer stay flipped up.. I can see broken plastic inside the mechanism .