Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Honda Sensing Problems
Honda sensing is a group of safety systems to help drivers monitor changing road conditions. However there are growing concerns about malfunctions in the system that cause the auto-brakes to engage randomly, the radar to get confused on sun…Continue reading article "Honda Sensing Problems"
Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine
Excess fuel vapors in Honda’s 1.5-liter engine aren’t burning off and diluting the engine’s oil. This raises the oil level, triggers warning lights, creates a terrible smell, and brings into question the prospect of long-term damage caused …Continue reading article "Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine"
TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Honda vehicles.Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Honda vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
TPMS Warning Light
TPMS, or tire pressure monitoring systems, are a mildly controversial feature of some modern cars. While it's nice to have quick access to the current PSI readings of your tires from the comfort of your driver's seat, some manufacturers (he…Continue reading article "TPMS Warning Light"
Civic Visor Keeps Falling Down
A federal court has approved a class action lawsuit settlement against Honda after the popular automaker failed to fix or warn owners about defective sun visors. The settlement affects over 2 million Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid owners and …Continue reading article "Civic Visor Keeps Falling Down"
Civic Rapid and Uneven Tire Wear
The Internet has been abuzz with complaints about uneven and rapidly wearing tires on the 2006-09 Civic. These uneven tire problems can quickly turn into braking issues and also lead to reports of difficult to control vibrations, giving som…Continue reading article "Civic Rapid and Uneven Tire Wear"
Honda's Extremely Uncomfortable Seats
An alarming number of people have complained that their late-model Honda has the most uncomfortable seats of any car they've ever owned. The problem seems to affect the 2008-2014 model years with a particular, back-crippling emphasis on the…Continue reading article "Honda's Extremely Uncomfortable Seats"
Rodents Chew Soy Wiring
Honda switched to a soy-based coating for their wiring that is more biodegradable. It sounds like a pro-Earth move by the automaker, but the real reason is probably a little less triumphant: the coating costs less than plastic. Still, less …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy Wiring"
Peeling Paint and Clear Coat
Is your Honda shedding clearcoat and peeling off paint at an alarming rate? You're not alone. Far from it actually. Even the most ardent, wax-happy, electric car polisher wielding owner can find their paint tearing off in sheets. So what gi…Continue reading article "Peeling Paint and Clear Coat"
Automatic Transmission Failure
If you own a Honda released between 1999-2004 and haven't had any issues with your automatic transmission, may I suggest you go to your nearest conevnience store and play the lottery? 'Cause you're one lucky son-of-a-gun.Continue reading article "Automatic Transmission Failure"
Civic Cracked Engine Block
A manufacturing defect allows the 2006-2009 Civic's engine block to develop a crack, allowing coolant to leak out and cause the engine to overheat and eventually fail. Although never recalled, Honda did extend the Civic's engine warranty to…Continue reading article "Civic Cracked Engine Block"
What Civic Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
What Breaks the Most
Civic Key Numbers
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
Honda will extend the powertrain warranty on more than 1 million vehicles in the US that continue to have oil dilution problems.
The 1.5-liter Earth Dreams engine is notorious for gasoline diluting the oil, which triggers warning lights, hurts performance, and creates an awful smell inside the cabin. The extended warranty is available to owners in all 50 states despite Honda’s insistence that the issue only happens in extreme cold weather.…keep reading article "Honda Extends Powertrain Warranty for 1 Million Vehicles With Oil Dilution Problems"
Honda confirms that a 2002 Civic owner was killed by injuries sustained by an exploding Takata airbag.
This is the 14th Takata-related fatality for Honda occupants in the U.S. The 2001-2002 Civic is on “high risk” list for explosions, but this vehicle was never repaired.…keep reading article "2002 Civic Owner Killed by Injuries Related to Takata Airbag Explosion"
Those replacement PSDI-5D Takata inflators that were supposedly safe? Now they're exploding too.
The desiccated replacements were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators for Exploding"
There’s a fix coming for rising oil levels in the CR-V and Civic, but your eligibility largely depends on where you live.
Honda’s N60 service campaign will attempt to fix the oil dilution problem with software updates to the transmission control module and electronic fuel injection system. Additionally, drain plug washers and climate control units may be replaced.…keep reading article "Honda Has an Oil Dilution Solution, For Some"
Honda is recalling a small number of 2017-2018 Civics and CR-Vs] because of a loose magnet in the electronic power steering system.
How bad can a loose magnet be? “Unless it's properly secured, the magnet can dislodge and during a turn where the wheel is as far as it can go, the power steering assist will be applied in the opposite direction.”
Oh. I’m guessing that’s a jarring and unwelcome surprise.keep reading article "Loose Magnet in Electronic Power Steering System"
A proposed class-action lawsuit says it’s time for Honda to take responsibility for the well documented problem of fuel entering the crankcase and diluting the oil in the 1.5L Earth Dreams engine.
The scope of the lawsuit is currently limited to Georgia, but it could have national implications for this growing international problem.…keep reading article "Georgia Lawsuit Wants a Recall for Honda’s Oil Dilution Problems"
On some 2006–08 and early production 2009 Civics, the engine (cylinder) block may experience engine coolant leaks, resulting in engine overheating and cracking. It was a Service bulletin 10-048, not a recall. This saved my life. I got my engine for free under this bulletin. It wasn't a recall because the first bulletin stated that these engines MAY or MAY NOT crack.
Suddenly noticed the heat gauge rise quickly. Stopped car right away and checked coolant. Coolant was extremely low and noticed leaking from what i thought was the water pump. Took it to my mechanic only to be told the block was cracked and needed an engine that would cost $2500.
I think I'm too late to file a claim for the control arm issue. I've had to replace my tires once a year since I bought it 5 years ago. I also have to replace the front brakes almost every year, which I believe is related to the whole premature wearing and whatever else is causing the frequent replacing of tires.
Other Honda Models
- Honda Accord
- Honda Accord Crosstour
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid
- Honda CR-V
- Honda CR-V Hybrid
- Honda CR-Z
- Honda CRX
- Honda Civic
- Honda Civic Hatchback
- Honda Civic Hybrid
- Honda Clarity Electric
- Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
- Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
- Honda Crosstour
- Honda Del Sol
- Honda Element
- Honda FCX Clarity
- Honda Fit
- Honda Fit EV
- Honda HR-V
- Honda Insight
- Honda Odyssey
- Honda Passport
- Honda Pilot
- Honda Prelude
- Honda Ridgeline
- Honda S2000