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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
142,885 miles
Total Complaints:
56 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (17 reports)
  2. new engine installed (15 reports)
  3. engine rebuild (9 reports)
  4. replace (9 reports)
  5. needs new engine block (5 reports)
  6. replaced the mount (1 reports)
2007 Honda Civic engine problems

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #56

Jan 252016

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles


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2 weeks ago I figured out that something is leaking from my car (Honda 2007) and when I went to a mechanical service I was told that there's a crack in my engine block. The mechanic called one of the Honda dealers and when he explained the issue, we were told that there is an extended warranty on this model Honda. After we gave him my car's info and the issue that my car's title is salvage, he told us that they can fix it for free. He arranged an appointment to fix my car, and when I drove my car there everything was ok, but after 2, 3 hours they called me and told me that since my title is salvage they cannot do it with warranty and I have to pay $5,400 if I want to fix it. So, I said no I don't want to pay, and when I got my car back from the dealership, my car even doesn't start now, and I don't know what happened to the car.

The interesting thing is that I bought this car in 2012, and I haven't had any accident with this car so far (the previous owner probably had an accident) and I don't know when in 2016 my car stops due to cracked engine block, they bring this excuse that your title is salvage. Any suggestions?

- , Irvine, CA, USA

problem #55

Feb 082016

Civic LX 1.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,410 miles

I was driving the car and all of sudden coolant started to leak in huge amounts. Within few hours all the coolant fluid leaked out and car started to overheat. I took it to Honda Dealer next day, they took the car in and realized it was the engine block cracked and I also had the original letter received from Honda about extended warranty about the engine block crack.

Prior warranty was eight years on the letter, but I realized Honda Canada extended the warranty for 10 years (thank God). Honda dealer offered me a rental car temp and they replaced the entire engine block, along with new pistons.

- , Brampton, ON, Canada

problem #54

Feb 032016

Civic EX 1.8L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,500 miles

First learned of the problem two weeks ago (Feb 2016), as fate would have it, the following week I noticed coolant leaking on my garage floor and an EMPTY coolant recovery tank. IMMEDIATELY drove to local Honda dealer for a covered fix and loaner vehicle that fixed it in less than two days. I bought this Civic from CarMax in 2011 and had NO idea this was a problem, NEVER received any notice in the mail nor did CarMax say anything. will definitely be on my search list for our next used car purchase! Good that Honda stepped up and fixed it. This site suggested the average failure is around 85000 miles, my car had 97500 when I noticed the leak. Do not drive your Civic if you notice the leak other than straight to a close by Honda dealer to avoid further engine or accessory damage.

- , Memphis, TN, USA

problem #53

Jan 182016

Civic DX 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 99,419 miles


The infamous cracked engine block happened to my sons' 2007 Civic. It had been purchased nine months ago to get him to and from school/work. He was driving when the heat gauge went into the red and steam came out of the engine.

When he called me I was hoping it was only a rad hose but it turned out to be a cracked block. Thankfully the whole thing was covered by Hondas extended warranty. The cylinder head was also warped so they had to get a new one as well. This car is a manual so we also got the clutch replaced at a reduced rate since the engine was already removed. Kudos to Honda for extending the warranty for the car. It was a hassle though as it took over a week to get the parts and fix it. However, the car drives like a new car and will likely be reliable for many years to come.

- , Abbotsford, BC, Canada

problem #52

Dec 102015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Obviously, Honda made bad engines of Civic, 2006 and 2007. I think it should be a recall. They have been replacing those engines free but they won't do mine because mine is salvage titled. I don't think that is fair. Everything falls on the qualification of replacement but salvage title. Engine is original.

I have been driving this vehicle for three years without problems or accident but because their manufacture defect, engine started leaking. I bought this car with expectation of driving many years. Now I am stuck because Honda company is avoiding their responsibility because of the title issue. I don't know what is the best thing to do. One sure thing is the problem is originated from Honda company but they won't fix the problem.

Anyone has same problem like me? I appreciate your advice.

- , Roseville, USA

problem #51

Sep 022014

Civic LX 1.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Started last year, got aggravated during winter time. Took it to a mechanic(not dealer) and was replaced for 300 (CAN)

Upper right engine mount. After replacing, the car drives like new.

Another note:

I also changed my tires (michelin defender), oil change ($60), and drive belt ($170) for $1300 (CAN) one week earlier at the dealer. I feel I got ripped. So in totatl i spent $1600 in two weeks :'(. My car is 8 yo. I hope it will last me another 8 years Then I will be happy again.

- , Surrey, BC, Canada

problem #50

Sep 102015

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles


My Civic started smoking so I popped the hood to take a look. Did not see anything obvious. An hour later there was antifreeze on the ground under my car. I drove her to my local mechanic who discovered a Cracked Engine Block. The damage made no sense to him, no accidents or obvious causes. He put in stop leak which seemed to keep it from leaking, for now. This was a temporary fix to say the least. Later that evening I googled 2007 honda civic cracked engine block and found a Consumers Report article about the recall and warranty extension. Managed to drive her to my Honda dealer to take a look and diagnose and it turns out I was covered for an engine replacement.

My only cost was the rental car coverage for the week.

ALWAYS DO YOUR RESEARCH! Saved me about $3500!

- , Jackson, MI, USA

problem #49

Feb 042015

Civic LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

I took my car to my regular mechanic, he found a defect in the engine block. I called Honda America and they decided to honor the extended warranty. When I took my car to the dealership for repair, they pulled the engine and called me with some bad news, the rack and pinion was leaking, I had a broken motor mount, my belt was worn. But the good news was that they could fix all of these issues for a 50% discount, a mere $2,000!! I guess they needed to recoup their losses!

I called my regular mechanic, who had looked at my car prior to me bringing it to the dealership, and he told me not to worry about it. I feel like Huggins Honda tried to swindle me. I spoke to a co-worker who has a friend and neighbor who used to work for Huggins. He told my associate that this was typical Huggins practice, use scare tactics, especially on Women to get them to spend more money. The Service manager even told me he would hate to see me have an accident because I didn't get these repairs done!

I am very hesitant to ever purchase a Honda vehicle again.

- , Hurst, TX, USA

problem #48

Nov 182014

Civic EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

Car overheated once requiring full gallon of antifreeze mix. Took it to our local mechanic who was going to provide a temporary fix with block sealer so we could trade it in. Fortunately I found this website that alerted us to the extended warranty and the problems with the engine block so we didn't have to proceed with a guilty conscience. Our mechanic charged $75 for disassembling the engine and putting it back together with new antifreeze, an unnecessary expense had Honda alerted us to a manufacturing defect. BARON Honda of Patchogue NY took our car in immediately and had it repaired without cost within two days! They were extremely professional. My gripe is with Honda who should notify all owners of this potential problem as we were prepared to buy a replacement vehicle!

- , East Marion, NY, USA

problem #47

Jun 032014

Civic EX

  • Manual transmission
  • 87,000 miles

Engine overheated 3 weeks ago, coolant a gallon low...engine block cracked. Honda to replace on extended warranty good through the end of the year. Lemon of a car but Honda or warranty timing has always come out in my favor. A nuisance at most, No car while engine being changed out, need to rent a car at my expense.

- , Redding, CT, USA

problem #46

Feb 042013

Civic ES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles


Most Honda owners don't know about the extended warranty, because I was NEVER notified by HONDA. I just happened to drive in to the dealer with an overheating car. Keep in mind, mine is the 2007 Civic, not the 2006. If owners do not get it repaired within the 8 yr extended warranty period they are going to get screwed and Honda gets away with it.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #45

May 012013

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

New short block, no charge. They pulled and inspected the oil pump and head. Both spec'd OK, so they reused them. Still going strong at 162,000 miles.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #44

Jan 092014

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 121,021 miles

Like everyone else I had the car overheated, pulled over & noticed coolant Bottle was empty. topped off with coolant and drove car after it cooled. Came home checked coolant next day and it was low. Took to dealer was informed cracked engine block is what they have been seeing with these overheats, sure enough cracked block but the cylinder head was warped due to the overheat and it is going to cost me 2,200 dollars to repair. I called Honda corporate to ask them to pay for the cylinder head. They offered to cover 50% of the cost, $1,100 my out of pocket expense no rental car. This is my second Honda, both bought brand spanking new. I am disappointed that Honda is not paying for the entire cost of repair for a problem that is clearly a manufacture defect. I used to promote and speak highly of the product, never again will I recommend nor purchase another Honda. I will speak to as many people as I can through media and word of mouth about my horrible Honda experience.

- , Lodi, CA, USA

problem #43

Oct 202012

Civic Coupe V-Tec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

blown gaskets from having no flluids in engine

Was startled when at a stop sign see the car is overheating went from Cold to Hot in matter of seconds, turned the corner and car died out. Turned off engine and sat for 15-20 minutes. This is the first time it had happened but no indicator lights when on that it was an engine problem, oil or water. No bells and whistles just died out. Driving 4 miles from work to home, 3rd mile is when it over heated. Near service station so start it up barely made it. Bought coolant it was empty and just happed to check oil . . .there was not oil!! I keep regular maintenance on car I was shocked. Put in oil. Didn't drive car on 21 Oct. Checked for leaks on 22 Oct had to go to work nothing leaked park spot clean. 3 miles to work goes from cold to hot in a matter of seconds, put car in neutral because I was at the light to turn in work. Finally to gentlemen said I wouldn't drive car have it towed so I did.

Here's the kicker never received service bulletin from Honda about possible cracked engine block or any other recall. Acura where I take the car to be service said I had 2 blown gaskets and a cracked radiator and I needed a new engine. Unfortunately I don't have the money to do that cost $4000. Called Amerian Honda in CA they gave me a claim # spoke to nasty claim rep who said if it's not a cracked engine they (Honda) would not fix it because I drove the car when it was overheating. It happened only two times with no indication at all and it's my fault. Told Lilly the claim rep that I'm on disability, it's my only car, not through paying for it and I occasionally work part time. Didn't matter to her they are not fixing it not the engine block!

I am truly, truly angry about all of this. Honda had Acura tow car to nearest authorized Honda dealer and I get a song and a dance from them. Body dept called me and said "how about $2980?" and I said "how about it? can't pay $4000 can pay $2980. Think I p---off? Lilly refused to give me her Supervisor's name and said if it's not cracked engine they still would pay for it. Anyone out there have any suggestions, I'm open.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #42

May 052012

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,852,501 miles

I am very dismayed by the case with my car since I am a person who believed in the brand HONDA much, especially since the company disappointed in PANAMA BAY MOTORS did not give me any support, knowing that it is a manufacturing defect. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES OF THIS BRAND.

My vehicle to 60.000 km crack in the block presented with a mild high temperature, with the result that I have to buy the machine.

- , Panama, Panama, Panama

problem #41

Sep 212012

Civic EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

Not sure what happened to Honda reliability. I feel that 07 civic was poorly made and it will most likely be the last Honda I own. I hope the Honda corporation is willing to right this wrong and pay for a problem it seems they knew about, but chose to ignore. If anyone else is having this issue or knows about the class action suite being brought against Honda, I would love to hear more information.

- , New York, NY, USA

problem #40

Dec 122012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

Car overheated, went straight to Honda dealer. They said they had an idea it might be a cracked short block. They confirmed - they fixed it at their cost (thank God) and I hoped all would be good. I have to take the car back in because it is running rough - not as smooth as it should - will take in two days time to have them look at it.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #39

Mar 192013

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,880 miles

I bought a used 2007 Civic with 49,350 miles on it 3 weeks ago, from a dealership. Yesterday on my way to work, I noticed that the car began to run hot. It seemed like the heat was blowing cold air, so i fiddled around with the temp controls, the heat kicked in, and within seconds, my temp gauge shot up to just under the hot mark. I have to drive over an hour to get to work, so I kept a close eye on it. It seemed like it would get hotter while I was accelerating, but when i cranked the heat, it would get back down to the normal zone. I took it to the shop and sure enough, the engine was cracked. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, NO WARNING whatsoever. The dealership called Honda for me and Honda is covering the new engine, the repair, and the loaner car from the dealership until it's fixed. They said it could possibly be 2 weeks or so, but my dealership has assured me that I do not have to pay a dime out of pocket. Hopefully the new engine will not give me any problems.

- , Charleston, WV, USA

problem #38

Dec 172012

Civic EX 1.8L Manual

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles

Ok, so about three weeks ago my 2007 Honda Civic starts to overheat on me. After figuring out that it wasn't leaking from the radiator or any hoses, I found out.....yes I have a cracked engine block. Once I checked out this site and a few others I realized this was a common trend in not only the 2007's, but also the 2006's. Now for those of you who actually got the block replaced, did you just get the engine block replaced or the short block replaced? Also, is this an issue that the Honda manufactures are taking care of and will replace the block for a person in my position or does it just depend on which dealership you call and see if they will take care of it for you. I bought my Honda used at Carmax 15 months ago and I didn't buy a warranty. But according to one comment I saw, that Honda extended the warranty from 5 yrs to 8 yrs, well it's not like your going to ask "well if there is a good chance my engine cracks, because it's common on the 2007 Civic's then I better get that extended warranty". If Honda knows this to be a common trend in their 2007 Civics then they sound of had a recall on them. But I can see that if a person doesn't take care of their car and runs it until it "melts" then yes, they are at fault, but how can you prove it, unless you have a log or receipts of your car care. I guess what I am saying is that at 58,000 my Honda Civic shouldn't have a cracked engine block already and if Honda sees a common trend in this then they should take care of the problem and not wait until the buyer is driving down the road and has to pull over and put water or coolant in the radiator because it is over heating on them and then come to find out they have a cracked engine block, which Honda knew was an issue on this year and model.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #37

May 012012

Civic 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

I'm experiencing the same problem as losing antifreeze, my car continues to overheat after going only a mile or so. I have had all regular maintenance done on my car through Honda and the problem had never come up! I took it to them for them to look at and they continue to tell me that it is the Head Gasket and they are wanting over $1700 for the repair. It also vibrates when in reverse. I had no idea that it was a huge issue until i found this site. I do believe it is a manufacturing issue and they should take care of it!

- , Burlington, KY, USA

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