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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,038 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 #4

Jul 012009


  • 0 miles


The air quit working on my 2008 Honda Civic-took it to the dealer and they said it was the condenser and was not covered on my extended warranty. They said it was a "small pebble" that caused it and that to fix it would cost over $600. I went online and saw that tons of people w/Honda are having the same problem. It is a known problem-Honda admits it. People have found a grill screen to keep it from happening again-which Honda should supply and attach along with fixing my air conditioning.

- Lucinda, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152009


  • 12,000 miles
I bought a brand new 2008 Honda Civic hybrid in August 2008. In Jan-Feb 2009, my A/C stopped working. I took it in to the dealer since it was under warranty. They told me that there was a hole in the condenser that was probably caused by road debris/ rock. I do not recall running into any road debris. They also said that they would not cover it under warranty and that it would be around $900 to fix. My A/C has not been fixed yet since I'm wanting to see if anything can be done.

- Hewitt, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 212008

(reported on)


  • miles
2008 Honda Civic has a design flaw with the air condenser. The consumer had a protective mesh screen installed behind the grille to keep the condenser from being damaged by road debris.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 042008

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,150 miles
My 2007 Honda Civic hybrid has a damaged A/C condenser. According to the dealership a pebble punctured the condenser while driving, so all the freon leaked out and my ac doesn't work. The cost to repair it is $582. I went online and "goggled" this problem and found it has happened to many Honda cars and has to do with the placement of the condenser and the fact that Honda does nothing to protect or shield it from damage. I want my $582 back!

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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