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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. manufacturer design solution needed (1 reports)
1997 Honda Civic wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1997 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

May 172006

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 81,000 miles


There is no doubt about the uneven inside rear tire wear on Honda Civics. Our last 2 Civics have this wear which is very costly and dangerous. Bare steel belts exposed on the inside as if the tread is being worn sideways. If we don't catch the visual sign of tread abuse on time, we get a 70 mile per hour tire disintegration blowout on interstate HWY 95. Our local Dealer always maintains that there is nothing wrong with the suspension design. The Honda Civic rear suspension doesn't hold the tread square on the road.

Every other Civic owner we know has this exact same problem. While both rear tires wear very badly, in every case, the utmost wear shows up first on the rear passenger side.

Honda has a great reputation, but this simply stupid design problem takes Honda so far down.

- , Sumter, SC, USA

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