The Honda Civic is refined and economical, with fairly nimble handling and a relatively comfortable ride. The aerodynamic styling of the Civic looks futuristic, but sacrifices ease of access. Pronounced road noise remains a complaint. Stability control is standard only on the EX-L, Hybrid, and Si models.
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There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Air conditioning quit in 2014. Got freon or something injected and it made it through the summer. Now in 2015 it looks like I need to buy a new compressor. Too bad"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC Compressor died"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed prematurely"

Sean M., NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The mangnetic clutch that ran the air conditioner failed and the car will run hot. This failed before 5 years"

Mark F., IN (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning system needs to be repaire or replaced. And it's very expensive (about $450.00), so it has not been done. I don't know which part of the system is broken, so I can't be more specific. It may have been the condenser"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"just brought my 2008 Civic to Gillman Honda for AC work for the second time. The first time, they said there was nothing wrong and topped off the freon. This time, because they did not repair it before, extensive damage has occurred to the AC. They"

Robert R., TX (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working. Likely the compressor clutch"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC has never cooled well - had to replace compressor at 93000 miles"

Gary M., MD (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to Replace AC Compressor Clutch, field Coil/Clutch Relay. The relay burned out and caused the damage to the compressor clutch. Since the clutch is an integral part of the compressor, it all had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor clutch"

Michael S., GA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c compressor failed at 69000 miles totally without warning, honda made good on it and gave us an 85% rebate on the parts and labor to replace"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed and cost around $800 to have repaired, and this at less than 60K miles"

J R., CT (2008 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor clutch coil would 'open' circuit when hot enough causing loss of cooling"

Adam W., MO (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In Las Vegas NV summer (100deg plus) cooling system does not keep inside car cool while stopped at at a signal.When moving, works OK. Dealer had no response to problem"

Kenneth P., NV (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A/C compressor failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor will need to be replaced. The dealer did a temp fix for now"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC does not work well while idling - the dealer told me it was designed to operate best at 1500 engine RPM, not the 700 or so while idling"

Matthew M., MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"From the time we owned the car, the unit wouldn't cool if stopped (and the engine was just idling), warm air would come out. We took in in four times to two different dealers and they just gave up. We have to drive in max cool to keep cool when id"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Started making metal on metal scraping sound. $1000 to repair and that was without the option to replace the condensor for another $500. Seems to be a know issue - a/c issues with Honda's"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC compressor clutch was making a chirping sound coming from the bearing. When the dealer attempted to work on it they broke the AC compressor housing"

Anthony A., IL (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rock hit the A/C compressor, which if you look online Honda has been notified of the need for a cover to prevent this, but over many years, they haven't fixed this cheap fix. Repair did not fix issue"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor has been replaced twice and still have occasional loss of A/C. Repair performed by dealer and always replaced with new compressor"

Richard C., ON (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning stopped working at the end of the summer in 2013. I waited until the following spring to get this repaired, as it was not affecting the drivability of the car. The mechanic first attempted a recharge of the coolant. When that did"

Leah F., VT (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dead battery led to discovery: compressor had been running nonstop. Now my A/C is silent, high sounds as low used to, and I get 3-5 mph more. The problem must have been original to the car"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Compressor failed"

Mark W., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Intermittent outages caused by faulty clutch on A/C compressor"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c system stopped working and had to be replaced...way too soon"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C abruptly stopped working last summer"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Air conditioner compressor failed. Too expensive to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C system failure. Replaced entire system. Repair shop stated that this is a known problem"

Janet P., RI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor went. Needed to replace for windshield defogger / deicer to work properly"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed"

Michael F., MD (2008 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"we have had to replace the ac compressor 2 times and have also replaced the blower 3 times. very bad problems with this ac"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A loud noise when I was driving home. It was a very expensive repair; $798 for compressor (parts only)"

Bruce B., NY (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"The compressor had to be replaced. The car was not cooling adequately"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC fails intermittently, dealer cannot diagnose until unit fails again so electronic diagnostics can recognize the problem"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaked coolant. Could not hold new charge. Not functional at all. Exorbitant to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch would not engage. Had to replace"

Edward R., MD (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor stop work had to replace"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the air conditioner stopped working"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor just slowly died. I took it to an excellent Honda mechanic (non-dealer) and he installed a new one which works just fine"

Thomas G., TX (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stop working we install a new one"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A sudden failure of the air conditioner compressor required replacement of the component. Other than high cost and inconvenience due to loss of use of the system and vehicle unavailability during repair, there were no significant events associated with the failure"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just stopped cooling. Had to replace the Compressor"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioning stopped working and needed a new compressor"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had an electrical relay problem as well as a compressor problem with the car"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"The compressor died 3 years after car was bought by previous original owner"

Marc F., QC (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure of ac system"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"To keep car cool,kept foot on gas to run engine past idle to enable cooling system to work (while stopped)"

Kenneth P., NV (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan works intermittently"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fan failed within 2 years - make a lot of noise"

Mark F., IN (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Heat went out. Took it in and they fixed it (by replacing the blower motor?), but tomorrow I'm bringing it in for the air conditioning. Although just might need a recharge, I suppose it could be related"

Mark C., IL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner failed at 40,000 miles, on a 100 degree day in Key West. It was brutal--had to drive home to Miami with no AC. The part that failed was the compressor clutch cable. It works well now, very cold"

SUSn J., FL (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Factory fan motor is defective! First 3 lasted 1.5+/- years each. Current one I bought online from a different manufacturer and it has been fine for 2.5 years so far"

James H., FL (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower motor was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"blower motor and blower motor regulator"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"it has three blowers since it was new"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have replaced two faulty blower motors"

Edward R., MD (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower failed and required replacement"

Ann W., KS (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the condenser due to failure"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It became corroded by all of the salt to which it was exposed during Chicago winters"

William A., IL (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"condenser had to be replaced with the hose that had a hole in it - hole likely from road debris however,"

James B., CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This car started exhibiting a horrible odor a few months after purchase and we continue to struggle with mold overgrowth in the summer months"

Ann W., KS (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the ac does not always blow cold air, the compressor does not kick in"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"When temp is very warm, a/c quits working, then restarts when shut off for a while"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"High parasitic current draw due to defective passenger door lock switch. Battery too low to start engine if car parked about 48 hours"

Michael L., KS (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c compressor relay failure"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"following replacement of AC compressor, electrical system or relay also was defective and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery failure"

J A., BC (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC relay has became defected, needed replacement"

Peter S., FL (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C air flow decreases markedly after about an hour at highway speed. Air flow OK after A/C shut down for short time"

Michael L., KS (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"hot air on left side, cold on right side in winter"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"According to service, my Civic had leaked Freon. For some reason it stopped. I do not think it ever really leaked. I think the technician just did it to say he found something even though the AC was not working correctly"

Robert R., TX (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The condensor leaked due to corrosion from road salt"

William A., IL (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"recharged locally and worked remaining year"

William S., MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C system repaired in 2013. Needed to be recharged in 2014, but now seems to be ok"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"We had to add Freon. They did not find any leaks"

P W., PA (2008 Honda Civic)

"Since I have owned this car I have had problems with this car. The dealer first fixed it under warranty. Now I am charged just about every year for coolant leakage or system failure. They claim my car is not one that was recalled for a crack in it bu"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Removed and replace the condenser to stop the leaking of refrigerant"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c wasn't,cooling the car"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"system leaked down, no leak located"

Robert F., SC (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Recharge freon"

J A., BC (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Second A/C condenser failure since purchasing car new"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose scraeder valves, HVAC failure"

Kevin S., NC (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Two years ago had to have freon leak fixed. Problem is occurring again now and will have to have it repaired again. Air conditioning does not kick in. Problem is not thermostat"

Roy N., NY (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Refrigerant level was low causing a/c to operate sporadically. It cost about $100 to have it repaired at the dealer"

David U., FL (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"air conditioner stopped blowing cold air"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I would turn on the AC and it would blow warm to hot air. Their was a hole in one of the hoses"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"During highway travel the A/C air flow would gradually decrease after about an hour. Interior cooling was satisfactory at other times. Honda dealer technician found no leaks. After adding 1 lb. of refrigerant A/C pressures were normal and cooling satisfactory. Apparently evaporator was freezing up due to low refrigerant and limiting airflow. I have not previously experienced this seemingly contradictory situation"

Michael L., KS (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe there are leaks in the hint and low pressure connections. I have not had them fixed yet"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ive had to recharge the system several times and it still doesn't work when really hot outside"

Kyle C., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced shrader valve/AC compressor relay"

Richard K., NM (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to completely refill refrigerant as all leaked out"

Ann W., KS (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Front bumper is made of plastic, and attached with a very flimsy attachment part, also made of plastic. This has somehow become worn/broken, so that the bumper sticks out on the side, sits loose and has to be repeatedly thumbed back into place, until"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Unsure)

"Front bumper drivers side came loose"

Scott H., MN (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Molding and front dowelling cMe lose"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rubber trim is deteriorating to the point that it has separated particularlly around windshield and roof trim"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rubber trim around windshield coming loose; protective cap on windshield wiper bolt fell off"

Chris C., UT (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"the front bumper is too low It does not clear the concrete dividers in parking lots"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"several trim pieces pop out of their snap fittings"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the molding trim from the windshield came off"

Lawrence L., TX (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear deck constantly vibrating. Repaired 4 times. Still vibrates"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"One side's top trim needed to be replaced early last year, and now the other side is lifting"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"Passenger vanity mirror broken"

Victoria J., TX (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Gaskets around outside of all windows came off. Price to replace was prohibitive, but dealer said the windows were sealed inside as well, so the lack shouldn't cause problems"

Kurt-Ellen F., AZ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"parked too close to a curb (head-in) and the whole front section came off! Now it remains loose and requires constant attention"

Paul S., AZ (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"moulding around windshield deteriorated and came out of position"

John L., NC (2008 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"The large rubber strip on the right side of the windshield broke off. The rubber on the top of each door where the window goes down into the door is breaking off. Rubber stripping where roof meets side of car is peeling away"

Cindy P., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The trim piece on each side of the roof has lifted up. One side had to be replaced [at my expense]. This started fairly soon. Also, the black window trims are cracking, but I do park outside"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side front left trim rub due to clearance problems"

Leonard B., CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior thread size rubber around windshield broke and blew in the wind until I pulled it all out. Plastic covering black paint around window edges peeled off. Rubber squeegee like trim across window bottom cracked and broke in numerous places on all windows"

Eric G., TX (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The black rubber moldings around the exterior doors / roof and windshield came completely loose / out"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Moulding around windshield is degrading. Honda repair won't fix, say it's an age issue that is not covered. Expensive to repair"

Peter K., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The front and rear window trim cracked and separated. The molding on the entire car is fading and cracking"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"loose rubber trim is flapping all over the car"

Kyle C., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The exterior trim has been decaying faster than it should have and the windshield molding has come apart on both sides of the vehicle"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"We are on the third drivers sunvisor since new. It's also time to replace the Demeter console cover for the second time"

Michael J., VA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Visor keeps falling apart if left in the sun too long"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Loud rattling sound from the rear of the interior, behind and above the back seats. Sound occurred when the car was being driven"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"have had to replace both sun visors due to cracking"

James M., CA (2008 Honda Civic GX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Clear coat peeling"

Thomas N., MD (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading on roof down to bare metal"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the roof and the trunk faded and turned white in splotches"

Stephen H., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint was fading but Honda extended it's warranty and repainted the car"

Andrew M., CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint checking on hood and fenders, fading on roof and trunk. Repainted under warranty extension but all new paint peeled off. Recently repainted again under warranty and OK at this point"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"paint fading on roof and hood"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Problems on top surfaces and between luggage rack trim of vehicle covered by paint warranty, still in dispute regarding same issues on doors and top surface to the outside of luggage rack trim"

Ron B., TX (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Two areas of chalking on roof"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"The top layer of the trim paint peels off, so that there are two tones, one more faded than the other"

Nadya A., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clearcoat has failed and paint now coming off roof"

Richard S., SC (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint issue seemed to start before 2014. I drug my feet to get it done. When I finally did, warranty basically covered everything but dents and plastic pieces. My out-of-pocket cost was $350.00"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"The paint is fading in patches across the roof of the car"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"paint on the front hood started to crack, the dealer fixed it under warantee"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car developed something like polka dots. The blue color faded and silver spots appeared. It turned out to be covered by a recall and Honda repainted the area above the rear window, hood and fenders"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat flaking off and paint oxidizing on roof and trunk"

Chris C., UT (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"paint peeling off hubcaps"

Anonymous, AR (2008 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Paint cracking due to clear coat problem with Hondas"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint faded with cracking on hood, top and trunk. Honda notified me by letter stating factory defect and after inspection at dealer, would repaint my car. It qualified, and after three weeks at dealer my car was repainted. No payment for loaner car"

Marilyn F., OH (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the hood and fenders was showing crack marks"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint was fading on roof and hood. Found warranty had been extended through Honda. Got roof, hood and bumpers repainted w/o cost, but no loaner car provided by dealer. I had no car for 3 weeks"

Cindy P., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat failed at 43,000 miles, and began peeling. Honda repainted the car at no cost, under warranty"

SUSn J., FL (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"looks like some kind of bacteria is eating the metal on the roof"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"The black paint had faded (worn off) in places over most of the car well after the warranty period. Honda must be aware of the problem, even though I couldn't find a recall, they repainted the entire car for free (and gave me a rental)"

James H., FL (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat on door is peeiling"

Kevin C., AZ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall. Paint fading and starting to chip"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The gray paint was fading. However, it was covered under warranty and Honda had it repainted at no expense for me"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"paint started to fade after 3 years"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Painted faded dramatically. Was recalled and fixed"

D F., TX (2008 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cracking on hood"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint cracking at top of rear window"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint literally caked off in many spots. The worst was rear roof and trunk. Honda repainted my car, but did not address doors (which have faded), Of huge concern was trim around windows which I will have to have done"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Issue with clear coat,repaired by dealer ,recall?"

Brian D., QC (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint began to chalk on roof, trunk, quarter panels. Was covered under recall"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint fading on trunk lid and roof, paint cracking on hood, this car was garage kept for first 4 years of ownership, now outside"

Erik M., NC (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"manufacturers call back"

Mel D., ON (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Chalking and cracking/checking of paint on fenders, hood, roof and trunk. Manufacturer covered repair costs without hassle"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cracks in the paint"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading paint on roof of car this past year. Honda covered repainting"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading paint on roof"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Over the past few years the paint started "bubbling" and peeling (almost like a bad sunburn). Honda eventually issued a recall and fixed it, but it was a pain to deal with"

Kristin M., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"SUBJECT TO HONDA PAINT RECALL - CAR WAS REPAINTED - DEALER REFUSED TO PAINT THE ENTIRE CAR - CHOSE TO ONLY PAINT THE TOP AND SUBSEQUENT SPOTS - LAST HONDA"

Jamal T., GA (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Ive had problems with the paint since I bought the car. Hood and frt quarter panels. Honda painted once. I finally at my expense bought new after market hood and paid to have it painted. Would never buy honda from that dealer again. Ever"

Rebecca B., ON (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint started fading on my civic when it was only 3 years old. It gradually spread to cover most of the roof of the car and a few patches in other places. After I wrote a letter complaining, they agreed to pay for repainting. Within the past year"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Had problems with paint on roof top of door panels and trunk deck"

Connie T., OK (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Both the roof and hood have serious paint issues requiring a repaint"

Bryan K., AL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory recall, paint was chalking, the factory repainted the areas free of charge"

Mark W., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"flaking on car hood--covered and repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"top of car at rear chalking"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint protective coat is peeling on entire car. Honda won't pay to repaint it. Just give a credit to apply to a new vehicle. What a bunch of BS and a horrible way to try to get people to stay with them"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint started fading on roof when car was 5 years old. Honda had extended the paint warranty, so they repainted the roof and a couple front fenders that also had a problem (which I hadn't noticed). I was without a car for 2 weeks while they repainted those sections (they did not provide a loaner nor cover the cost of a rental). At just over 7 years, the paint on the trunk started to fade. I went back to Honda and was told it was out of warranty, so they wouldn't cover it. Now the paint on t"

Cindy P., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is coming off. It started 3 years ago. I had the top repainted. Now the sides, trunk and hood is peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint began cracking - alligator look - three to four years ago. Paint peeling from trim after two years"

Janet P., RI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat has failed on trunk and left side doors resulting in chalking and peeling. Honda repainted part of the car under warranty but will not repaint these parts"

Susan J., FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the window metal frame is fading"

Brayton Y., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The black paint between the front and passenger windows on both sides of car is cracking, fading, and peeling"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Disappointed that after paying for additional paint protection the paint is fading on the auto and chipping from the bumpers. This is my first Honda, and I'm not thrilled that the body is showing such signs (it's kept in a garage, and has low mileage)"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"paint fading on a couple locations on the vehicle"

Jean-Marc E., MB (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pealing clear-coat. Some of it was found/repaired while it was under warranty, but Honda won't cover all of the flaws. Hood, trunk and roof all have pealing clear-coat issues"

Peter K., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Window trim beginning to fade and peel"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It is the paint finish on the molding that is peeling. The Honda dealership told me that it appears to be a weakness"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda did have a recall a few years ago and they repainted several areas for the problem of top coat wearing off, I haven't had this looked at, don't know if they'd cover it now but that's the problem"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint looks like garbage. It is fading, chalking, cracking and peeling. I have seen the same things on my model car. I have talked to other owners of my same car with the same problems"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Atomic blue color coupe has peeling paint, especially on roof. Honda offered a new paint job but I didn't take it"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Chalking and paint thinning down to primar level on roof and beginning on hood edges"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"I live in Michigan, so 8 years of salt, will rust most cars. $500 to repair the damage adds up, though"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Started showing signs of rust. Car was dealer rust proofed. Ended up that I do not have a warranty, rather an insurance policy which has numerous excuses as to why this is not covered"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The window wells in the back two windows are too exposed. Unfortunately, gravel is the prime material for maintaining roads in the winter, so these repeatedly hit this part of the car and I have small dots that need to be patched up once a year"

Michael K., AB (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"ABS turns off sporadically"

Steven Z., WA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"abs stopped working, had to replace the module that controlled it"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"rear wheel calipers rusted and inoperable, rear wheel rotors thin"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake caliper was not releasing causing pads to wear rapidly and generate heat. Replaced one rear caliper myself"

Dave W., NE (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper failed and brakes were worn down early. 6 months"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front caliper seized. It was probably a result of driving through a deep puddle before a severe extended freeze. For several days, when I first drove off, there was a jolt when the frozen disc and caliper separated. Not the car's fault"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed to properly release causing squeaking and premature break wear"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"hydrolic cylinder stuck. required cleaning and replacement of rotor and pads"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper on passenger side rear wheel began sticking causing brake to get excessively hot"

Adam W., MO (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"caliper spring broke"

Dale H., OH (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was "shimmering" when braking downhill""

Andrew M., CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Heard clicking sound when driving and braking. Took it to dealer for inspection. Needed both front and rear brakes"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"normal wear"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear brake pads need to be replaced due to wear at 88000 mile. First time since buying the car new in 2008"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Extra pressure needed to engage brakes"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Regular check up revealed wear--I had not noticed"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the problem was the cost to fix the brakes"

Thomas Q., CT (2008 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Pad replacement"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wasn't a problem. Normal wear for distance travelled"

John G., BC (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Most of the miles I out on the car are highway (1,000 miles a week) so the wear is minimal I suppose"

Thomas Q., NH (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced brake pads and rotors"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Rear brakes are not adjusting, causing brake peddle to be touchy and parking brake to be insecure"

Matthew M., MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking break light stays on even though parking break is disengaged"

Steven Z., WA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"had to replace brake pads twice since owning car. Both times I used Midas brake pads"

Henry W., MA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Driver side front brake constantly having problems with premature wear"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We had to get the brakes replaced after 30,000 km; and now at just over 60,000 they new to be replaced again"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Currently on 3rd set of brake discs (front); and 4th set of tires. Very odd since uses mostly regenerative braking"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My brakes had to be replaced at 12,000 miles. Clearly an issue. There was a brake recall. Another issue I had was that the O ring around the windshield literally was falling off causing the windshield to vibrate wildly"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed pads after 40000 kilometers"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This car is known for its Premature break pad wear. Honda has settled a class action on this, but i suffered the expenses, having changed worn brake pads 3 times so far. Other problems in Steering/suspension as well as paint wear is showing up as"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pads wear out to soon"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Right aft wheel caliper failed and the new brakes were down to bare medal in 6 months"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"my third honda. all had premature brake wear. my civic and 04 accord had problems with especially with RR brakes"

George H., ON (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"THE BRAKES ON THIS CIVIC COUPE HAVE ALWAYS WORN OUT FAST AND CRACKED THE PADS, BOTH OEM & AFTERMARKET. THE FRONT BRAKE SYSTEM HAS UNEVEN CALIPER PRESSURE. WIFE'S CAR - LAST HONDA EVER"

Jamal T., GA (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Repairs costs $600 to repair"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Worn out pads and needed a part to balance the tires correctly"

Scott H., MN (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"on wet roads, I get pauses in braking action to the point that I have to release and reengage. I have mentioned it serveral time to the dealer, they check it and say it is okay"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"both front and rear rotors had to be resurfaced"

Henry W., MA (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"noisy rear brakes not corrected by dealer"

William S., MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotor became out of "true" 6 months after 4 wheel brake replacement that created a significant vibration upon braking"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"According to Mechanic the Brake systems manufactured are made with an overall weaker material that is more susceptible to rust and is to thin to grind down and therefore needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"See the comment on my 2010 Accord"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake repair that included pads and rotors. First time to replace brakes. The dealer charge was outrageous! And I wonder if I truly needed a replacement. There was no noise but the dealer claimed I needed a change. This was my first replacement in 90,000 miles"

Raphael W., OH (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Caused by poor road conditions (e.g. potholes)"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"difficult to align, caused excessive tire wear, suspension also has a peculiar noise when moving the steering wheel back and forth at low speed that has been impossible to isolate"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Realigned do to hitting a curb"

John H., AZ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car cannot be aligned without replacing factory parts intended for performance driving. This results in excess tire wear. Replacing with parts to allow alignment will cost $750"

Stephen G., OR (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear axle alignment. Took car in after new tires became cupped. They (Honda dealer) told me that there was a factory bulletin about the problem. Had to spend over $450 to fix the issue and then buy new tires for over $500. Why didn't Honda recall"

Robert N., VA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Ball joints

"Noise car always made was pointed out to me at dealer. I thought they were normal since it did it from day 1. Dealer said axle joints needed replacing at $800, but wouldn't do it since out of warranty. I call BS!"

Cindy P., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The passenger side ball joint was close to failing when caught by a repair facility while checking the alignment"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"I experienced a floating sensation when turning hard left for months, had it repaired when the compliance bushings were replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Required replacement do to overall wear"

John H., AZ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bushings were warn out and caused a harsh sound when on a rough road"

David K., MI (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front LCA Compliance bushing separated both sides. New bushing required for safety compliance"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I don't know if the power steering leaks are normal for the age of the car or our weather or just that the dealer takes advantage of older single patrons. every time I leave there it cost a fortune now for a simple oil change"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"minor issue, repaired and no more problem"

Kenneth F., NC (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking and when investigated the whole power steering unit needed replacing"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The power steering hose needed to be replaced at about 48,000 miles on a 7-year old car. The cost seemed extreme (over $300) at the local Honda dealer. I was able to negotiate on the price but still had the work done, to avoid PS pump failure"

Erik D., PA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"One rear shock was leaking when purchased. This caused the car to feel like the rear end was sliding sideways at times. Problem was resolved after replacing the rear shocks"

Lovell C., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both rear shocks leaked mid 2014"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Left rear shock leaking. Encountered two severe pot holes this year. Replaced both sides on rear"

W H., PA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Found camber wear on rear tires. Found rear upper control arms causing wear. Replaced upper control arms"

Richard K., NM (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear shocks were leaking, so replaced them"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Inner Steering rod (right) replaced..due to wear"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"CV boots tearing"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering boot leakage. Need to replace power steering rack. Cost: $900--$1400"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Needed both front tie rods completely replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Honda sets the rear camber too much towards negative. Purchased and had installed two rear camber adjustment kits to allow for more neutral camber and even tire wear"

Anonymous, WV (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a service bulletin (not a recall) I was unaware of until I researched it. The dealer replace defective parts at my expense. Later, I was part of a class action suit that reimbursed me. I did not get reimbursed for the tires as they were cov"

Thomas Q., NH (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"source pothole"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After purchasing and installing four brand new tires, technician noticed noise from left front axle. Had ishop replace left front wheel bearing. Test drove afterwards, noticed noise from rear. I purchased and installed two new rear wheel bearings"

Anonymous, WV (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the front axles"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"car made a whirring noise, thought it was noisy new tires, but was bad rear wheel bearing, replaced, and noise went away"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"coolant leak causing car to run hotter than normal Also visors have both failed twice, rotating downward into your line of sight. Visor is recall but they are still plastic crap"

Robert F., SC (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the seals on the doors are not very good"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"was caused by a rock hitting the radiator and punching a hole in it"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure this is a water leak, but the radiator was leaking water and coolant, the engine overheated, and the radiator had to be replaced. Cost $766,"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trunk leaks letting water in"

Kimberly D., TN (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The weather stripping on driver side seems to be rotting away"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The weather stripping around the inside of the doors comes unglueed or rots requiring replacement"

M T., OK (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"both sides of windshield weather stripping pealed off"

James M., CA (2008 Honda Civic GX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear main seal leaking--cost about $1000 to repair"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Squeaks or rattles

"Dashboard or windshield noise; rattle sounds when traveling 50+ mph"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hitting bumps hear noise, maybe radio or other in dash components"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sun visors rattle"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Left side under windshield rattles and pops...corner trim has been replaced once due to being warped"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"The right side fender produces a rattle. I found out it was a bent nut on swaybar"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The windows rattle and when the locks lock automatically, they squeak"

J B., CA (2008 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Constant noise in the plastic components of the rear cabin behind the back seat"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Literally sounds like a tin can blowing around a parking lot"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaked at start up, fixed -- no more problem"

Kenneth F., NC (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Under engine shroud and trim fell off, now this is a VERY noisy care to drive in"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Make noise when first staring in the morning. dealer unable to identify & fix"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine mount on right side rattles. Commute 4 miles a day. Just noises not engine related"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic cannot find the source of a squeak once air temperature rises above 15 degrees C"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy car"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Road noise was terrible; not well insulated to exterior sounds when traveling at highway speeds, +50 mph"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Noisy(not well insulated) when driving on secondary roads. Door closing sound like a tin can"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Civic Si 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear window rattles some at highway speed"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"can hear everything"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This is a very noisy vehicle. Both wind noise and significant road noise"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It turned out to be the brand of tires it came with. Goodyear very noisy, changed to Michelin and noise went away"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"It was unable to keep the battery fully charged and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The alternator from day one did not supply sufficient power to operate all vehicle equipment AND charge the battery"

Anonymous, AP (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"it wore out"

Richard O., NJ (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had to replace battery at highly above average time intervals. Dealer points to battery manufacturer; battery manufacturer points to car manufacturer. The alternator problem is related to this...because its output apparently has not been sufficient to support all electrical demands of car, including battery charging"

Anonymous, AP (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"Could no longer hold a charge and needed to be replaced. Original warranty had expired but Honda extended the warranty and replaced it free of charge. I'm very satisfied with their response. The goodwill it created will lead me to buy more Hondas"

John C., CT (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"IMA & engine light flashed on intermittently; took vehicle in for free hybrid battery replacement"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My "check engine" light came on intermittently, and the charge level of the hybrid battery would fluctuate from one bar to almost full in a matter of minutes or less. The acceleration of the car was also diminished"

Phyllis R., IN (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid and Regular battery failed in Dec. 2014 --- when car had 89000 miles. Honda replaced both at no charge to me, because manufactures warranty had been extended to 90000 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"In a routine trip to the dealer I was that the battery that powers the electric engine needs to be replaced"

Fabio J., FL (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The hybrid battery, IMA, needed to be replaced. During the life of this car, I have never gotten over 40 mpg when the original statement was 50 mpg. That is more than 20% less than promised. The car also rides like a truck. This is my first and l"

Robert N., VA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rechargeable hybrid battery failed. Honda dealer replaced it at no charge under warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Performance declined and warning light came on. It took 2 trips to service before they replaced the battery (warranty). Runs much better but mpg has declined"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"IMA Battery failed. $2500 for replacement battery, self installed"

Jeff E., IL (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Always have problems. Stuttering and poor response"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Battery cables

"Cables have deteriorated and cannot be replaced without replacing the entire wiring system which would cost over $1000 to do. This is a design flaw in my book"

Mindy G., TN (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)
Coil

"car started to misfire suddenly, 2 coils went bad. They were replaced from advance auto parts and was fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car failed to start several times and they had to replace the starter"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Started died and had to be replaced. Cost was approx. $570"

Mindy G., TN (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Starter failed at 60,000 miles and had to be replaced art a cost of over $500"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not turn over the engine"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter had random failures - would often work perfectly fine but once every few start-ups would fail to turn over the engine"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Radiator blew up requiring engine replacement"

Anonymous, WV (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Engine block leak. Repaired in full under special warranty program from Honda"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Aluminum engine block cracked and was leaking anti-freeze..It was covered by Honda because of a defect in the engine block that affected a lot of cars"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In February of this year the short block assembly was replaced. The problem became apparent when we discovered antifreeze and water severely leaking"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine block leaked coolant and the engine failed"

Richard D., MA (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"The engine block cracked because it was made of a material not suited for that use. The engine was replaced at no cost to me due to a warranty extension by Honda"

Jason K., FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator fluid getting into the engine. Replaced engine. Recall"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint fading and chipping. Honda covered the repaint of the car. Engine leak of coolant. Honda replaced the engine no charge"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine seized up, just had an oil change two weeks earlier. Repair man checked the engine and found oil plug in proper condition but the bottom of the radiator was cracked. Had hit a really bad pothole earlier and that may explain the damage"

Dennis J., NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has had a sporadic antifreeze smell in cold weather since new. Finally found antifreeze seeping from engine block wall. Honda replaced as part of a technical bulletin but did not pay for wheel alignment needed to do replacement"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked block, was covered by honda's extended warranty"

Theodore W., MI (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Immediately after purchase, we discovered this car had a cracked engine block. Evidently this was a common problem with this model. We found out from the local Honda dealership that Honda had extended the engine warranty and we were able to replace"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The motor had to be replaced with a new one because some of the 2008 motors were defective. It didn't cost be anything"

Margie M., KS (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked block"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Catastrophic engine failure (thrown rod, hole in engine block) requiring engine replacement ($3,300) with no telltale signs of impeding problem, no engine check light and maintenance up to date. When service technician asked what the cause was reply was "bad luck""

Mark C., NC (2008 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine was leaking water into cylinders. Was replaced by manufacture"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine developed a cracked block"

Anonymous E., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This car suffered a cracked engine block in December 2016. This was due to manufacturer defect, and it was repaired as per a technical services bulletin. Completely paid for by Honda"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"Alarm randomly goes off when trunk is open, sometimes it helps to keep rear door open but it drives me crazy to have a noisy alarm when you are just unloading the car"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"Some LEDs aren't lighting up on the radio head unit. Not a major concern considering I use my phone and a bluetooth unit to listen to podcasts. I also use a cd player mount to hold my phone and use that primarily as my head unit. Radio still works"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Parrt of previously described problem"

R T., MA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Cruise control intermittently failed to engage. This was oupled with other intermittent electrical issues in the dash panel, i.e., clock blink in sync with turn signal!. Dealer was unable to locate the fault and suggested replacing one of the inter"

R T., MA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not with the light bulbs, but the outer lens finally became clouded"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front interior lights became unreliable, one or the other not coming on when door was opened"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"remote doesn't lock doors, door actuators need replacing ~ $1000"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed. Need to lock/unlock with key to driver's door. Bad relay"

David F., MD (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"(1) electrical interference, which has resulted in the need to click multiple times and (2) problems with a key that began to fall apart when it at least apparently had to be opened up to change the battery"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"TPMS failed repeatedly and has required that the stems in the tires be replaced in all tires at least once and one twice"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Tires lost air. Had to replace all 4 tire pressure monitors. One monitor was replaced twice but still looses air. ALSO: Had to replace the hybrid battery at a cost of $2500!!"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Light kept going on, but the tire was fine. Dealer told me the monitor itself was causing a leak and needed replacement"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"System is malfunctioning. TPMS sensors have been replaced, primary system seems to be the issue. Have not checked to replace or fix this yet"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper motor went bad and wipers were periodically non-functional. Electronics testing didn't reveal this problem - it wasn't until the dealership saw the wipers fail that they were able to diagnose the problem"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD player completely malfunctioned and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Disc fed into slot just spins and will not play. Error messages on display"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"See explanation under "Radio.""

Sean V., WA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Aux. input button no longer functions"

Andy C., CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The CD player has stopped working. The part it needs is several hundred dollars. Since my husband commutes thoUSnds of miles in the car, he really misses his music"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"CD player stopped working. Every repair estimate said the entire unit would need to be replaced, and that the CD player itself could not be repaired separately"

Jonathan R., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not play cd, just spins it and then say defect error"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Display screen difficult to see

"When the car is cold (i.e.; sitting outside in the winter), the GPS/audio screen darkens to the point that it is very difficult to see or read anything displayed on it. Once the car warms, the display readability improves"

Gary W., OH (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"When starting the car, the GPS map overlay occasionally does not operate properly. In these cases, the car's orientation is displayed on the GPS screen, but without any map references. This makes the GPS non-functional"

Gary W., OH (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The on off button broke"

Tommy C., TX (2008 Honda Civic Si Unsure)

"upon receiving my car back from Honda for the engine block replacement my car radio was coming on and off on it's own and not allowing any volume adjustments. Finally it just quit working after a couple of weeks of this. It has not worked since"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio/CD display flickers on-and-off, speakers cut-out, input changes randomly between radio, CD, and Aux. Radio stations change between pre-sets at random. Speakers pop and system stops working occasionally. Display brightness changes randomly"

Sean V., WA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"About six months ago the radio started only getting static when the rear window defroster is on. After about 30 minutes, it plays again like normal"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)
Display screen freezes up

"The dashboard flickered and some information wasn't visible"

Anonymous E., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"Check engine light remained on: needed new Canister Purge Valve"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Engine mounts

"Engine mount failed on passenger side. Had to replace and Honda ended up paying half the cost. I had noticed that many Honda Civic owners had same problem"

Gary Y., NE (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Three of the four mounts needed replacing"

Richard K., NJ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"engine mount collapsed causing metal on metal contact. noise when driving"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken engine mount"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Several Engine mounts broke and engine would be loud and vibrate entire car"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Upper right engine mount failed. This cause vibration and noise especially when first starting out or in neutral"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"We had to bring the car in twice to fix the engine seal leak"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"leak from the tensioner cover"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear seal. Very expensive to fix for a very inexpensive part"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent oil leaks - mechanic unable to determine problem"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"slow leak and mechanic just says to check the oil at every gas fill up. Too expensive to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil seal leak $500 dealer repair"

William S., MA (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"I bought the Civic because I thought the car would be more reliable than most. I have had the CV joints replaced 4 times at about every 20K miles, the engine starter once (89K miles), along with other problems. I will never buy a Honda again"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clicking sound indicated replacement"

John S., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Second axle - right and left - that had to be replaced since ownership in 2010. Mechanic said Honda Civic LX 2008 model has had issues with the axles. First replacement in 2010 was under warranty; second replacement was not. Trusted mechanic advise"

Karin W., CA (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Electrical failure

"The hybrid battery needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Main Hybrid battery needed to be replaced. Honda reprogramed the Hybrid system to run slower, resulting in a loss of power and performance. But they won't have to do as many repairs under warranty! Honda lied about the MPG of this model year Hybrid"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the hybrid battery pack. $3300"

C C., TX (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"IMA Battery failure, replaced under warranty"

John S., CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Failure of high-voltage battery system-battery replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery failed and required replacement. Completed under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Unsure)

"The electronic boards behind the dashboard were replaced, because they weren't cycling the AC system properly. As a result, the condenser and compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
CV joint

"I have had the CV (drive shafts) joint replaced 4 times and they are failing again"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Front and rear driver side doors will not stay open. They regularly shut when I'm entering or exiting; to the extent that arms or legs have been bruised. Note this happens regardless of slope or wind conditions. Dealer replaced door stop, to no ef"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"headlight lenses hazy on the inside"

Gary M., MD (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"will not retract all the time"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Trunk latch would not release. Trunk locked closed"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Windows

"Window motor failure. Window no longer opens or closes"

D S., CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side window will not automatically go all the way up"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear driver's side window doesn't work most of the time. Dealer cannot find problem (and every time they take the door apart to look at it, it starts working again for a short time)"

Anonymous, AR (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"drivers side window will not automatically lower, required to hold switch, otherwise lowers partially then returns to closed position"

Mark C., NC (2008 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver window motor failed and wouldn't open"

Susan J., FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"System to move automatic window up and down broke. Cable to lower/raise window broke"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The sunvisors have been replaced multiple times and still do NOT function properly. I consider this a major safety hazard"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Sunroof got stuck in open position. Had to make detour (during vacation) to find dealer and have system reset"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"Been having clutch problems since I bought the car. Brought it back to Honda a few times. They did adjustments, but problems persisted. My local mechanic said that the clutch should have been changed by Honda and that the problem cannot be fixed o"

Roy N., NY (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Gear selector or linkage

"3rd great reported bad and was replaced by a certified Honda dealer"

Shawn K., NY (2008 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Clutch disc failed"

Andrew M., ON (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Third gear pressure switch malfunctioned, code P0847. Serviced and replaced by dealer"

D T., PA (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Slipping transmission

"It was difficult to get to up shift at low speed"

Larry J., WI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"As with our 2003 Civic Hybrid, the 2008 has a slipping CVT; a big issue. It will slip on hills and in the middle of intersections (dangerous). They made an adjustment when they replaced the main battery module. It is not as bad, but not like new or h"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"3rd gear pressure switch had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor needs replacement"

Bradley H., ON (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"3rd gear pressure switch"

Patrick K., WI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel pump

"Car was in parking structure when it failed to start. It was towed to shop and fuel pump replaced"

Arthur G., NY (2008 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"It went out and burnt the wiring harness"

Steve W., IL (2008 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The Hybrid battery warning light flashed, they tried to replace the electronics twice then gave me a new hybrid battery"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Catalytic converter has probably failed. May be the O2 sensors. Have not repaired yet. Will cost $1200+ for a catalytic converter"

C C., TX (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the oxygen sensor in 2014 which was about a $400 repair. This is a premature failure for an emission control device and should have been covered by Honda"

Edward B., QC (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator blew up"

Anonymous, WV (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"radiador overheated and crack from the top plastic part. Also a water hose was leaking due to burst from heated. Both were replaced and fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"radiator just failed. Very expensive to replace, I'm told, since car is hybrid and requires special radiator and lots of work to get to it in car"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Water pump

"earing failed"

Richard O., NJ (2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Car shifted very poorly at times unable to get in gear. Had checked and dealer determined clutch needed complete replacement. Unexpected problem at this low mileage for a Honda, very disappointed"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch did not function properly and was replaced"

Tim S., OH (2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"At slow speed it was hard to get it to shift"

Larry J., WI (2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Heard a noise that was diagnosed as transmission issue. Needed rebuilt transmission and clutch replacement. Problem was diagnosed by two different mechanics. I was baffled as to why such a low mileage car would need transmission work. Manual transmission. Cost $2200 including new clutch"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust leak caused by engine mounts"

Richard K., NJ (2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"hole in the exhaust"

Colette F., UT (2008 Honda Civic Si 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are F5F and Q5E.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V502000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9555
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 16 2019
An incorrectly installed air bag inflator may not properly deploy the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagon, and 2010-2012 ZDX and 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, 2012-2014 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2013 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The front passenger air bag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V378000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19086
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Aug 31 2017
In the event of a crash, an incorrectly installed passenger frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag improperly, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2008-2012 Accord, 2010-2012 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2012 Fit and Pilot, 2010-2012 Insight, and 2009-2012 Acura TSX vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators. One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began October 30, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V545000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3257
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 10 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Accord Crosstour and Honda Insight, 2009-2012 Honda Fit, 2009-2012 Pilot, 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity and 2006-2011 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Civic NGV vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Fit and Pilot, 2008-2009 Honda Accord, 2006-2009 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, and 2007-2009 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV and 2007-2008 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has mailed an interim notification, and will send a second notification when parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KE1 and KE2.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V030000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 977708
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 24 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Acura TSX, 2011 TSX Wagon, 2010-2011 Acura ZDX, 2008-2011 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid, and Civic GX, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2010-2011 FCX Clarity and Insight, and 2009-2011 Fit, and Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless already included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic GX, and 2007-2008 CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is KA4, KA5, KA6, and KA7.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V346000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2719386
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Oct 14 2008
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE BRACKET MAY BECOME LOOSE WHICH COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTOR. A DAMAGED CONNECTOR COULD LEAD TO A FUEL LEAK AND INCREASES THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 128 MY 2008-2009 CIVIC SEDANS. A BRACKET THAT COVERS THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTOR IS SECURED WITH A BOLT AND NUT, BUT DURING ASSEMBLY THE NUT WAS NOT INSTALLED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NUT ON THE FUEL FEED HOSE BRACKET. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 13, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V535000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 128
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