1.866.238.1137
Mon to Fri, 8:30a through 5:30p PST
Member Login Contact Us
Graphic Element, Right Gutter
Lemon Information

The 2007 Honda Civic

Component: POWER TRAIN: CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
Summary: I BOUGHT A 2007 HONDA CIVIC SI ON DECEMBER 18, 2006. IN LESS THAN 700 MILES THE CLUTCH BURNED OUT. HONDA AMERICA AGREED TO PAY FOR THE LABOR TO REPAIR IT, BUT WANTED ME TO PAY FOR THE PARTS. (ABOUT $300) THEY ALSO AGREED TO PAY FOR A RENTAL CAR FOR FOUR DAYS WHILE MY CAR WAS BEING REPAIRED. I SEE NO REASON WHY I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THE PARTS, SINCE I CONSIDER THE PROBLEM TO BE A FACTORY DEFECT. THE CAR HAS A SIX SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. I KNOW HOW TO DRIVE A STANDARD, AND I'M CONVINCED THAT I DID NOTHING TO CAUSE THIS PROBLEM.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary: THE CONTACT HAS A 2007 HONDA CIVIC WITH AN ODOMETER READING OF 2400 MILES, WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL AT LOW SPEEDS, APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE VEHICLE WILL ACCELERATE. THE CONTACT STATED THE THIS HAPPENED IN FORWARD AND REVERSE. HE HAS CALLED THE MANUFACTURER, AND THEY COULD NOT FIND THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE AND STATED THAT IT WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT IT ALWAYS HAPPENED AND BECAME WORSE IN COLD WEATHER.

Component: EQUIPMENT: ELECTRICAL: AIR CONDITIONER
Summary: AIR CONDITIONING CONDENSER COIL RECEIVED DAMAGE APPARENTLY CAUSED BT A PEBBLE THAT WAS KICKED UP WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. THIS APPEARS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM AMONGST HONDA OWNERS FROM THE RESEARCH I'VE DONE, PARTICULARLY WITH LATE-MODEL HONDAS. THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO PROTECTION AGAINST SUCH AN EVENT AND THIS PART APPEARS MUCH TOO FRAGILE TO BE EXPOSED AS IT IS. THE CONDENSER MUST BE REPLACED AND I'M WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE SERVICE MANAGER WHETHER HE'LL COVER IT UNDER THE WARRANTY, BUT I'M EXPECTING TO HAVE TO FILE AN INSURANCE CLAIM.

Component: POWER TRAIN: MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Summary: THE HONDA CIVIC SI MANUAL TRANSMISSION CAN BE VERY UNSAFE TO DRIVE ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVEN COLD. WHEN SHIFTING INTO THIRD GEAR THERE IS FEELING THAT THE GEAR ISN'T ALL THE WAY IN. WHEN THE CLUTCH IS RELEASED THE GEAR WILL POP OUT. THIS PROBLEM IS ALSO COMMON IN OTHER HONDA VEHICLE'S SUCH AS THE RSX. THIS PROBLEM INCREASES THE CHANCES OF BEING REAR ENDED AND ALSO PUTS TREMENDOUS WEAR ON THE TRANSMISSION AS THE GEAR POPS AND GRINDS. HONDA SERVICE TELLS ME THAT ITS IS MY DRIVING THAT IS CAUSING THIS PROBLEM BUT OVER A THOUSAND THREADS HAS BEEN POSTED ONLINE ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. HONDA HAS DONE NOTHING TO FIX THIS PROBLEM EXCEPT CALL US POOR DRIVERS.

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Summary: THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE 2007 HONDA CIVIC LX WAS REGISTERING THE WRONG MILEAGE ON THE ODOMETER. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP, AND WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH ODOMETER. THEY INFORMED HER THAT THERE WAS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT GOING ON, BUT HER VEHICLE DIDN'T APPLY. THE LAWSUIT WAS FOR CONSUMERS WITH ODOMETER PROBLEMS. THE CONTACT FELT THAT THIS VEHICLE SHOULD BE PART OF THE LAW SUIT. SHE STATED THAT THE ODOMETER READING IN THE VEHICLE WAS 750 MILES, WHICH WAS NOT ACCURATE.

Component: OTHER
Summary: A/C STOPPED COOLING. TOOK MY '07 CIVIC (FEWER THAN 6500 MILES) TO A HONDA DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD A ROCK DAMAGED MY CONDENSER. REPAIRS ARE ESTIMATED AT $550. GOT THE BEST WARRANTY I COULD WHEN I BOUGHT THE CAR AND IT STILL WON'T COVER IT DUE TO "PHYSICAL DAMAGE". AFTER SOME RESEARCH ON THE TOPIC, I'VE NOTICED COUNTLESS WEBSITES AND BLOGS CONCERNING THIS ISSUE. SEEMS LIKE A TEXTBOOK DESIGN FLAW TO ME. I CAN'T BELIEVE HONDA, WHO "STANDS FOR QUALITY" WOULD LIKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. I'M GOING WITH THE CAMRY NEXT TIME.

Component: POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary: THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 HONDA CIVIC. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE NEVER BECAME WARM. THE VEHICLE WAS IDLING HIGH WHICH RESULTED IN CHANGING GEARS AT 45 MPH ALSO, THE VEHICLE MADE A BUMPING NOISE. THE CONTACT HAD TO CHANGE GEARS AND ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IN ORDER TO DECELERATE. THE HONDA DEALER PLACED THE VEHICLE ON THE DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE AND DETERMINED THE HIGH IDLING FAILURE, BUT COULD NOT REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT DROVE ANOTHER VEHICLE OF THE SAME YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL AND THAT VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE ANY FAILURE. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE COMPUTER, WHICH DID NOT HAVE A SENSOR, CONTROLLED THE IDLE SPEED. THIS WAS THE REASON WHY THEY COULD NOT ASSIST HER. IN ADDITION, THE TECHNICIAN DID NOT TEST DRIVE THE VEHICLE, AND ONLY RELIED ON THE INFORMATION FROM THE COMPUTER. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 615, AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 23.

Component: POWER TRAIN: MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Summary: THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTS BADLY, AND THERE HAVE BEEN OCCASIONS WHEN IT WON'T GO INTO GEAR. ALSO, WHEN COLD, AND IN LOWER GEARS, IT IS VERY HESITANT AND CHOPPY. I BELIEVE IT'S THE THROTTLE. THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW OCCASIONS WHEN I'VE STEPPED ON THE BRAKE AND IT'S TRIED TO MOVE FORWARD. HONDA SAYS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS CAR. THEY TREAT ME AS IF I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE.