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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,417 miles

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #13

Dec 182009

Civic

  • 7,650 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The 2007 Honda Civic hybrid battery loses its ability to hold a charge leaving the vehicle without the assist that should be coming from the electric motor to supplement the gasoline engine. It can drop its charge at any time and is dangerous when the vehicle operator expects the assist such as freeway merging and there is no assist.

- Wells, ME, USA

problem #12

Jun 012009

Civic

  • miles
2007 Honda Civic hybrid has issues with the brakes and power. The consumer stated the brakes were not braking properly. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to have the brakes inspected, but after inspecting the brakes and road testing, they stated the vehicle was performing normal. The consumer continued to have braking issues, and after almost having a collision due to decreased braking ability, she again contacted the dealer. They tested the brakes again, and found no problem. The brakes continued to fail about once a week. The dealer evaluated the vehicle. The dealer stated a report from Honda stated the ima will stop charging and stop with assisted braking if temperatures are too high and that it is normal for the customer to feel a difference in braking without regeneration. Honda advised that the consumer drive with the windows down and when she parked the vehicle to leave them down as well to help cool off the hybrid batteries which were located behind the seat. The dealer contacted the consumer because they wanted to perform a computer upgrade on her vehicle. The report also stated updated ima control unit and battery software. The consumer drove for several weeks and noted some improvement with the braking issue, but now the ima batteries will not stay charged, and if the battery level goes below 4 bars, which is 1/2 of full bars or a completely charged battery, the vehicle's power is greatly decreased to the point of having to travel at speeds of 15-20 mph for 15 seconds after being stopped at a red light.

- Union Bridge, MD, USA

problem #11

May 232009

Civic

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic hybrid. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle lost power and slowed down. Occasionally, the vehicle would slow down and restart itself before coming to a complete stop. On one occasion, the vehicle came to a complete stop and shut off. The battery had to be replaced in order for the vehicle to restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice. The first time they replaced the regular battery. The second time they were unable to find any failures. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 34,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #10

Apr 262009

Civic

  • 30,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This morning, I left work and tried to turn on the windshield wipers. They would not work.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #9

Jan 032009

Civic

  • 28,000 miles
Got into the car one night in the winter of 2009, and the headlamps would not operate.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #8

Apr 022009

Civic

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the vehicle caught fire while parked. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. The vehicle was destroyed and the insurance company stated that the fire was caused by a defect in the wiring harness. The manufacturer and dealer have not been notified. The current and failure mileages were approximately 35,000.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #7

Mar 072009

Civic

  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

H2007 Honda Civic hybrid. Battery has failed and car does not have enough power to merge onto freeway.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 302008

Civic

  • 28,904 miles
2007 Civic si sedan w/ premium sound system: Only when the engine is running, and the radio is turned, all speakers emit a buzzing sound, whether the volume of the radio is all the way down or casually listening. You can hear the buzzing sound and it its very unpleasant. It occurs all the time the car is on and driving, or idling. When to dealer said they could not do anything about it since Honda has not released a tsb for the problem.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012008

Civic

  • miles
My vehicle is a 2007 Civic hybrid. When its warm out and / or I have several people in the car the hybrid system will shut down. When this happens the car loses its ability to accelerate at an acceptable level. A few times I have attempted to merge into oncoming traffic and the car had so little power that all I could do was pull into the path of the oncoming traffic and not accelerate enough to get out of the way.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

May 012008

Civic

  • 6,000 miles
My 2007 Civic hybrid is experiencing a problem with the ima. As I am driving, the battery charge will be reduced to zero or one bars. I drive with the flow of traffic and normally do not exceed 55 mph. This normally occurs within the first 15 minutes of driving my car. It is most noticeable when starting from a dead stop. The car accelerates extremely sluggishly and the RPM's reach around 4500 to approach the speed limit (50 mph). Gas mileage when this occurs drops to about 20-25 mph. I have taken this car into the dealership for repairs on 4 separate occasions to get this repaired. The dealership has been unable to reproduce the problem and has made minimal attempts to try and repair the car. The only repair attempt made was to reset the computer in the car. This has accomplished nothing and the problem is still ongoing. This could become a much more serious problem when trying to make a left turn or when trying to merge.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012007

Civic

  • 2,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Under humid conditions, the main battery of this hybrid suddenly drains, leaving the car without the electric motor. In this vehicle, this means that there is very limited torque (normally supplied by the electric motor). This first occurred in the summer of 2007 and has continued with increasing frequency to the present time. This brought to the attention of the selling dealership (southern motors of savannah) in August of 2007 and at the end of September of the same year. They claimed they could find nothing wrong despite being shown photographic evidence of the failure. The car was returned to the dealership on August 8, 2008 with further proof of the problem. The have claimed that they contacted american Honda and were told that Honda was aware of the problem but had found no solution. The car was returned to me on August 27, 2007 with the condition unresolved.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152007

Civic

  • 20 miles
Slow throttle response since purchase, door glass rattle since purchase, the third gear would give resistance, which is a known problem with the six speed transmission. I patched the problem by changing the transmission fluid and installing a shorter shifter yet this is not a permanent solution. Honda has refused to repair the actual problem with the third gear synchro and at one point stated that it was probably caused by my driving, the problem with the vehicle going into third gear is a known problem and there is a technical service bulletin that Honda corporate has released for the exact problem. The headliner rattles, door gasket seal has been coming off since purchase, suspension popping noise in the front passenger side strut since purchase and the sound has become more frequent, the driver side visor was defective and was replaced, the driver door hits the fender when opening just started happening since Honda worked on my vehicle. I have been taking my vehicle to two different dealerships (recommended by Honda corporate) and nothing has been properly repaired. I feel as though I have been given the run around for the past year. Honda has made several attempts to repair the problems and has not been able to, they have only damaged my vehicle during their attempts to repair it. They have damaged the front bumper three times, the side of the vehicle once, the door and fender once. They of course denied any involvement in the damage, then repair it under warranty.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I bought a brand new Honda Civic ex. The car seems to hesitate/freezes while driving at random times. Sometimes when starting the car, sometimes while driving. Obviously if I'm pulling into traffic and the car freezes this could become very dangerous. I took the car back to the dealer and contacted the manufacturer. They stated after 2 attempts to fix it that the car is fine and the symptom is a "normal characteristic of the vehicle." This being the case, I figure I should report this incident.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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