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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,767 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Honda Civic AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 142015


  • 91,300 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. Upon starting the vehicle, the contact attempted to initiate the air conditioning system but it failed to work. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the air compressor had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 91,300.

- Jericho, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 162012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Two years ago we went to the Honda dealership in cocoa Florida because our air conditioner was cutting out and then coming back on, and then cutting out. We purchased a $5 relay switch and problem stopped. A year later it started again, we got another relay switch and problem stopped again, now a year later it happened again, we got a new relay and it did not correct issue. Today I came online and find out it is a known issue however there does not appear to be a recall. Why not? the past year has been awful with this car. We had to get a rental car for a week because Honda painted most of the car because there was a recall. We still have places that should have been repainted but Honda refused. Then we were traveling on the expressway and the car started overheating, we found out it was another known issue, the block cracked and again we had to get a rental car because my husband and I both work and our Civic is our only transportation. We bought it because we had been told Honda Civics are awesome reliable etc. Now, the air issue. I have had enough.

- Titusville , FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012014

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2008 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to engine block failure. The consumer stated the engine block problem should be treated as a recall due to the severity of the problem. When the engine overheated and stalled, he lost power steering and brakes. At that point, the steering and brakes became very difficult. The consumer stopped to the dealer, where they showed him the 4 problem areas of the engine where the leakage occurred. Also, the bearing on the air conditioning compressor pulley started making a noise. The entire compressor had to be replaced. The consumer also had difficulty starting the vehicle and after 10 seconds, the vehicle would start. On occasion, he had trouble shifting from first to second gear. It would not shift, and he had to come to a complete stop and start in first gear. Updated 04/10/14

- Wooster, OH, USA

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