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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,789 miles

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2007 Honda Civic engine problems

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Aug 292016


  • miles


On July 4, 2016 my vehicle started to overheat I pulled over just in time to add coolant and water. 6 weeks later same thing. I pulled in parking spot and filled it up again. Vehicle was fine. On August 28th I was driving up mt. Soledad going 25 mph with ac on lowest notch rpms below 3. then as I stopped to turn left my engine stopped (seized ) I pulled my E-brake and safely had my bf with by stander push my vehicle while in neutral. Then I tried to start vehicle nothing. Aaa came out said maybe its fuel pump, fuses, spark plugs. The next day after my car had been sitting. I spent all afternoon trouble shooting for alternator, fuse, fuel pump ussues. Next day my mechanic friend came over troubleshooting the spark plugs, fuel pump and did engine compression test none. My heart sank. Then he said this car has a manufacturer defect I asked him how much a repair would be or new engine he said about 1800. I went online and founds 100S maybe 1000S of reports on this secret extended warranty on cracked engine block on models 2006 to 2009 Honda Civic. Most reports were that Honda couldn't do anything if your vehicle was deemed salvage. I believe this should have been a recall. The previous owner my mother or, myself could've been in bad accident on the highway. This car has been in zero accidents that would impact the engine aside from tiny fender benders in the shopping market. I believe all Honda owners should complain about the safety issues with bad engine block. This should have been a recall. A lawsuit would have folowed if I ended up in hospital due to their poor quality dangerous defect with engine block. This isn't over. Something must be done.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #33

Aug 282015


  • 92,000 miles
Started leaking coolante and I notice that leak come from the midle of the motor and the car started heating up (this happend on the street and I notice it because start smelling coolante)

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #32

Jul 202016


  • 115,000 miles
The air conditioning stopped working while driving on the highway, temperature gague shot up. My local mechanic diagnosed a cracked engine block on my Honda Civic LX. I have performed all recommended services and upkeep to date. Car was purchased new. Read online about an extended warranty on the engine block and was told to have the car towed in to my local Honda dealer. Waiting to hear back from them as to the location of the crack to know if the repair is going to be warranted.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #31

Dec 102015


  • 115,000 miles


Cracked engine caused my car coolant leaking. I took it to the 2 repair center. They are agreeing it is manufacturer defect. Honda dealer is repairing those cars with free but won't do mine because mine is salvage titled. I have been driving this car without any problems since I bought it 3 years ago. I don't think it is fair. The problem is originated from the factory. They are avoiding responsibility because simply it is salvage titled. Honda company doesn't care if my life is in danger because it is just salvage titled?. I don't think that is right humanity. When I drive the car, temperature gauge was going up to hot red zone and I didn't want to drive any more so I took it to the shop.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #30

Dec 092015

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
My name [xxx] I own Honda Civic 2007 LX VIN [xxx] I made appointment with Honda dealership mel rapton in sacramento ca for check engine leaking antifreeze from block. I read online there was recall for crack in the block engine on Honda Civic from 2006 -2008 same crack on same spot as mine when I came they said they won't do recall for my car because my car is salvage title. But there was no damage in my engine I bought this car where was only 27000 miles always served car in shop and now 115000 miles on vehicle and suddenly became crack on block it's not even a big mileage on this engine. And engine good working and I'm student can you help me to solve this problem which belong to Honda factory please. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #29

Nov 012015


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who diagnosed that the engine block had cracked. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Venetia, PA, USA

problem #28

Nov 042013


  • 189,189 miles


On November 4, 2013, I was driving thru at a mcdonald's when my engine steamed over, spilling antifreeze. I towed it to my brother's house as I was at least 100 miles from home. He applied a coolant pressure tester to the radiator and found a leak coming from the engine block. I had the engine replaced by him. I filed a claim with Honda under the recall to get my money back. Honda refused to pay the claim, even though recall 10-048 from Honda offers to repay customers for their expense by warranty up to 8 years and unlimited mileage. At the time the car was 7 years, 1 month old. I claimed this to Honda in August 2015, was denied in September, 2015, reason given was that my brother is not qualified as a professional mechanic to diagnose, but a coolant leak is easy to find with a pressure tester and my brother has worked on engines for years. I am out $1700 from this repair.

- Buffalo, , NY, USA

problem #27

Jun 192015


  • 133,575 miles
Engine temperature guage started registering hot, radiator fluid was leaking out of engine, vehical was towed to bob sumeral tire, they looked at the car and advised me that the engine block was cracked. Car was towed to a Honda dealership. The engine block was defective. It was replaced with new parts. Honda refused to pay for car rentals during the repairs, owner had to absorb cost. 2 week rental time [419.65]

- Orrville, OH, USA

problem #26

Dec 232014


  • 126,000 miles
I was driving my Honda Civic 2007 on a ramp going from one highway to another, when it completely shut down and started smoking. There was no indication that anything was wrong with the car until it stopped and started smoking. Turns out that the engine block was cracked creating overheating. The overheating caused other parts of the engine to melt, the spark plugs, oil dipstick, head is warped.

- Winston, GA, USA

problem #25

Nov 042014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 53,900 miles
After routine oil change, by my mechanic, an oil leak was noted. After close inspection on a lift it turned out to be small fissures in oil pan metal(aluminum). The car has always been garaged, and never in an accident. The development in the metal is obviously a serious matter as an oil leak can have devastating consequences. I spoke to Honda(America) this afternoon and reported it.

- East Williston, NY, USA

problem #24

Sep 082014


  • 103,000 miles


When I am driving my car and it goes into a shift gear it tugs back and forth than it kicks in, in only does it at certain speed than it stops. I want to know if there any recalls on the transmission and if any repairs are being done or have been done. I am afraid that it will just break apart in the middle of the expressway and cause some pileup and my life or others may be in danger.

- Olmito, TX, USA

problem #23

Aug 042014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 61,100 miles
I was driving to work as usual and all of a sudden I smelled something burning, when I came to the stop light the front right of my cars had streams of smoke pouring out. I pulled over and the car died, I had it towed to a mechanic and he indicated there was a crack in the engine. I called Honda and they have extended the warranty on the 2007 Civic for 10years in regards to this issue of the 2007 Civic overheating and cracking/destroying the engine. It is my hope that Honda will replace the engine and honor/own the defects.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #22

Jul 252012


  • miles
My car broke down in the middle of the freeway after the engine got overheated. Honda Civic 2007 has send a form to reimbursement, and now they are not willing to pay.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #21

Jan 162014


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that he shifted into neutral and then first gear when the engine rpms increased over 5,000. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #20

Dec 192013

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
While getting my car serviced for new tires, I mentioned to the mechanic about the rough vibration the car has. Per mechanic, motor mount was worn, mechanic also stated that nearly every 2007 Honda Civic they service has motor mount issues. Requested mechanic to state that on bill. Called Honda, they were little to no assistance other than for me to contact local dealer. If this is a commonly occurring problem, shouldn't Honda address it? I require a car to go to and from work daily, the explanation by Honda will not suffice.

- Garnerville, NY, USA

problem #19

Dec 212013

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to motor mounts uppers and lowers cracked and replaced twice in two weeks. The consumer stated while driving, she heard a rumbling noise and the steering wheel and dash started shaking. At the time, she didn't know the driver's side rear tire had blown out, until she arrived at the repair shop.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 182013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Car engine was running "rough" upon start for 2 days; worked out after driving 1-2 miles. Drove 15 miles and stopped to fill up with gas. Less than 1/4 mile after fill up, engine light came on. Had car towed to mechanic who had performed last oil change and major service (a month or so previously). Mechanic identified problem with #4 cylinder. Mechanic swapped spark plug in #4 cylinder with spark plug in #2 cylinder. Less than a week later engine light on again. Problem again with #4 cylinder. Replaced all spark plugs and engine air filter. One week later, heater stopped working. Next day, radiator (coolant) gauge on dash moved up past mid-point and hits 3/4 point. I stopped driving and had a friend bring coolant which was 1 gal low! (note: Mechanic checked and found coolant level full when car was in for engine light problem less than a 10 days previously. I drive less than 15 miles per day...all low speed. I park off street and have car in one spot for 9 hours during work and never saw any fluid on parking spot.) added coolant. 1 week later (coolant) gauge on dash moved up past mid-point and hit 3/4 point (after driving 5 miles at 45 M.P.H. or less). Stopped driving. Checked coolant level which was fine (full). That night got letter in mail from Honda saying that 2006 - 2009 Civics may have cracked engine blocks. All "symptoms" described in Honda letter matched what I had been experiencing (unexplained/undetected coolant loss, overheating, engine problem as evidenced by dash indicator). Brought car to Honda dealer. They said no problem with engine block. I asked them to check radiator thermostat. They said no problem. They could not explain why I lost coolant. I am in process of getting second opinion because I do not believe that Honda is committed to fixing the problem (which obviously is a manufacturing defect).

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #17

Sep 302008

Civic 4-cyl

  • 37,624 miles
And request for reimbursement was submitted to american Honda motor co., Inc. I followed the instructions and eligibility requirements as stated on the card I received in the mail from Honda, and submitted the required documentation. The requirements were: Complete the attached request for reimbursement form attach a copy of the repair receipt or invoice for the repair attach proof of payment mail to american Honda motor co.,Inc. Honda is now asking for the serial number on the engine block before they will honor the reimbursement. The eligibility requirement does not state that the serial number is required. The eligibility requirements state: You must have had your vehicle repaired before receiving the notice. You must have owned the vehicle at the time of repair. You are still eligible to receive reimbursement if you no longer own the vehicle, as it was stolen and declared a loss by my insurance company. I no longer have the vehicle to find the serial number on the engine block. I feel Honda is not honoring their own reimbursement guidelines. My repair/replacement bill was $4863.49.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #16

Jul 242013


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle vibrated and would make a loud muffle noise sporadically and without warning. The contact also mentioned that when shifting into reverse, the vehicle would exhibit a louder noise and the vibration was more intense. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the mechanic stated that an engine mount had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000. The current mileage was 66,500.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 032013


  • 51,000 miles
Honda Civic 2007 coupe engine block blow out during just a 15 minutes short drive!!! it happens in January when seattle weather is very chilly, my dashboard indicate the temperature of the engine is abnormally hot. Pulled over on a resident street and stop for a while, start engine after 5 minutes, it's even worse. Engine overheated even faster. Have to pull over every single 5 minutes!!! when I got out of the car, coolant all over the floor and obviously I cannot make my way home even it's 15 minutes away from home. Turns out there is a recall (extended warranty) and Honda manufacturer and dealership said they will take care of it without me paying from my own pocket. I still need to pay $500usd for the water pump and some parts cause my technician replace it by ourselves before we found out there is a recall/extended warranty. No car rentals available when replacing the engine block due to Honda's fault!!!! I wrote my experience here because I want to let other Civic users know that they don't need to pay out from their own pocket when their engine block blow out, the dealership that was helping me was not telling me they are gonna do it for free until """I ask them"""! brand new engine block replaced for 6 months now and is running good! however!! I just receive a claim form in my mail box from Honda saying there is another recall on the rapid tire wear, wth!?

- Seattle, WA, USA

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