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Should have read todays news before my last post....sorry,
New satisfaction survey out today, from major survey co. lists satisfaction after three months ownership for all autos, and they did also rate previously their usual "number of problems per 100 vehicles" which also should be examined. Honda and Civic fair well in general.
The material available from..J.D.Powers..(Just do a search..), covers all sources well for all cars, and they are tops in areas of automotive survey, I believe...They have just completed the new satisfaction surveys...
Along these lines, there is some strong evidence, (Some writers say), that ALL mfgs. who have a lux. line of auto, are putting INCREASING R&D and "fine tuning and finishing", in these lines, (like Acura, Jag, BMW, etc. etc...), and much LESS actual time in the entry level through standard units...I have seen it mentioned by some and I cannot remember a source at present on this...This would be a change from earlier practice, if true...ANYONE???
Hope this helps!
I miss it - must be time for a new car :-)
(Still driving my 92 integra)
Just bought the sedan for 10 days and I have the same problem with the tak tak noise and it was pretty annoying. So went into the dealership today and the tech guy told me that my front left shock was blown and leaking. Less than 1300km and I have this problem. Is it a common thing with the new civics? Now I am having 2nd thoughts about introducing this car to my friends.
If you stored some files in the top folder, then folder 1 would show up.
in my mind, an oily film is not from outgassing of dash and seat / trim materials.
if you clean the inside of your windows with windex, they should stay clean and dry for a long time. if not, i think you may have other issues.
I was kindly hit by someone while my car was parked this morning and I have a few questions and hopefully some feedback from all of you if you can help out.
#1 - Drivers side front end, pushed the bumper in, not tremendously far, but pushed, cracked the fog lamp framing, took off some mighty big chunks of paint, wedged into the grill and pushed the headlight up...there's also an odd "outie" dent from something underneath the bumper (i'm assuming the frame itself) that poked out but not through the bumper. Question - Will any of this make the airbags more sensitive should there happen to be a minor fender bender? (ie...can I buy some time before I have it all repaired? or should I run to my nearest dealer now)
#2 - Anyone know any good dealers or body shops in the Los Angeles area? Will travel up to 50 mile radius for a good, reputable, BBB Approved shop.
Any help you guys and gals could offer is superb!
Thanks so much!
Although I do not own a 2006 Honda Civic, I do own a 2006 Honda Accord which makes a popping/rubbing/tak noise at low speeds (5-15 MPH) front/left when the car is warmed up. I would say that is may do it more when going up a hill. Please note that I posted this same concern at the dedicated Accord Thread, but I only got one reply stating that it may be the weld issue (from a 2003 TSB) during the manufacturing of some cars at that time. I also read somewhere that Hondas are experiencing these issues across all lines. Is this a bad shock or some other proble with the springs, etc.? I can duplicate the problem by shaking the wheel a bit when the car has really been warmed up. The dealer now maintains that the car is operating normally, but they initially changed the wheel bearing. I have no confidence in the personnel at that dealership. The car has about 700 miles on it, and I just purchaed it a brand-new a couple of weeks ago.
Again, sorry for posting here but some of the posts here appear to be related to my issue. Any thoughts/tips/suggestions are appreciated.
I have just returned from an overnight prepared and done, the Forth "leave it with them"..,and they say there is nothing wrong, and they can't reproduce the sound..
BUT...indep mechanics have heard, and say it is upper strut mounting...needs re-assembly....This by four diff mech, inc a front-end/align specialist...
Can anyone tell me for a person with lots of auto mech exp, from the 1950 through '80's era...Can I safely disassemble the right front strut for a "check it out", myself?..?
Any advice appreciated!!!
My Regards, John (ellll)
Having gotten no res. from any on last message...I mention...
I am trying another dealer on my knocking/tak/tak ing sound ..(rt front sus over bumps), BUT.. also ask for ANY info on this work, inc. independent type repair businesses that could be depended upon to test it...remember, the dealer where I got the car, AGAIN says there is NO problem with the car...
I am now willing to pay for repair....what kind of shop should I try????
My Regards, John (ellll) :confuse:
i believe it is remove negative cable first, then positive cable, and when installing the new one, positive first and negative second.
replace your battery with at least the same CCA (Cold Crank Amps) capability or better than what is currently in the car, specially if you live up north.
you've had a battery last 8years? you're doing something right.
I need to figure out whats going wrong with my 92 Honda Civic and I need your help.
Couple of days back, my car engine light turned on and then, it started making some wierd noise like grrrr grrr grrr. Although car still works, but its noisy and not able to accelerate much.
On accelerator pedal, i get slight jerks as if there is knocking while car is driven.
Have any of you experienced something like this. Can you tell me whats wrong with the car.
Please let me know
i had changed out the IACV and i have no vacumm leaks and not throwing a code... what could it be?
i will pay pal or send someone $20 if you can help me resolve this problem meaning problem fixed
My '06 Civic sedan LX AT downshifts when I put on the brake to go downhill. I don't know if this is the same thing you are talking about. It's weird. The car doesn't just coast downhill like you'd expect.
Also, when I use the emergency brake, it does not pull straight up. It pulls toward the driver kind of sideways or at an angle. Is this normal because it looks like the actual lever is off-center from the opening it comes out of?
As for the transmission, it's 5 speeds and shifts aggressively. I have expereinced a lot of the same performance quirks and I don't think it's abnormal. It's a little bit closer to how you handle a manual. As this is my first auto car, it doesn't seem that strange to me.
I know there are already some similar posts on here, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas more specific to my problem.
I just bought a 98 Civic LX 4-Dr. The power locks don't work, the guys said they just stopped working when the stereo was replaced with an after-factory CD head. He also told me that the old stereo is still in behind the new one because they told him that removing it would have some bad side-effects.
Any ideas on why the power door locks won't work?
I took my LX 06 Coupe to the limits (within reason on a SoCal freeway) and the RPM stuck at 5K. It wouldn't back down at all unless I went down to about 30 mph. Granted, I pushed it, 80-100 mph, this isn't something that should happen. It's happened once at 60-65 mph. 3 times outside of that speed.
I took it to a dealer and was told very honestly by them that it's a new car, the bugs aren't worked out yet. The one thing they did say is that if it's got less than 500 miles on it, they'll take it back and give you a new one. Unfortunately, I have 13K miles on mine.
As for mileage...I'm doing fairly well at 35-40 highway and 22-26 city.
Best of luck to you! If you find anything out, please share!
The car itself is pretty sound (aside from some minor body damage that we never fixed) - no major problems until now at all. Has about 130,000 miles on it - young! We're worried though, that this might be the beginning of a long cycle of expensive repairs...
Advice from any vetrans? Should we make the repair and keep it, or start looking for a newer model?
Many thanks, in advance, for any help anyone can offer!
It's not unusual for an A/C compressor to be replaced after 130,000 miles, and you will most likely need other repairs in the next few years. But, assuming that the car is paid for, it would be far more expensive to replace your car now than it would be to keep it and pay for a repair every now and then. As long as your car is maintained properly, it should last easily past 200,000 miles. Keep it!
I have the same problem could you find out what the problem is??
models but find 5 year old cars with problems.I expect to have problems after 100K miles.I have had my CIVIC 2 weeks
and so far I get 28 MPG compared to 15 mpg for the Sorento I had.The negatives are it is noisy and rides rough but probably no worse than other sport tuned cars.The new
Rabbit is quieter and smoother but reliability has yet to prove itself.Equipped as the Civic EX it would be more
expensive and get only 22mpg.
I don't know why, but the power locks were all controlled through the radio. And I'm pretty sure numerous other cars are that way too.
If I let off the gas and ease into each start from a red light or a stop, the noise does not happen.
Any idea what might be causing this problem? I am guessing it might be something with the transmission, but everything works fine with the transmission when I do not gun the gas.
Any ideas on this one?