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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 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.

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012014


  • 75,000 miles


I have a 2008 Honda Civic sedan. Since the car was new the air conditioner never worked properly. The symptom that I noticed was a lack of water dripping from the bottom of the car (from the evaporator coil). I asked Honda about it when I took it in for a routine visit and they said it was fine and the air temperature from the vent was in spec. The car was cooling so I never worried about it much. At 75K miles the A/C compressor just stopped working. The A/C system had a full charge but the compressor wouldn't compress the gas to allow the refrigerant to flash cool. I had a take it to local car repair place to have the A/C compressor, expansion valve, and drier replaced. Now after spending $$$$, the A/C works great and water drips from car when the A/C is on. The A/C system from the factory seems to be an issue and numerous people have complained about it. There should be service bulletin or recall for this issue.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 072014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The air conditioner is no longer blowing any cold air. Went to the dealership and was told that the air compressor needs to be replaced, along with the coils, and A/C clutch engagement for the air compressor. Vehicle is only 5 years old and there is no extended warranty to cover the cost of replacing the air compressor. Discussed with several mechanics in my area and have seen forum discussions posted that have similar issues and have listed it as a "known issue" but Honda has not formally acknowledged. Previously I have owned a 1997 Honda Civic with all original parts and it did not have such an issue. I have also submitted a direct complaint to Honda regarding my defective air compressor.

- Hawthorne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 152012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I have also owned a 2006 Civic ex which had the same problem and the did make a recall for the sun visor. I have been looking online and haven't been able to fine such a recall in the model I owned now (2008 Civic si sedan) but I have fond many people complaining about the same thing. Which is very unsafe the visor can come down all of the sudden causing an accident.

- Maspeth, NY, USA

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