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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
204,718 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 082015


  • 74,539 miles


The car keep on shutting off. Checked the fuel pump assembly on my driveway. I found out a burnt electrical connector to the fuel pump. It melted part of the fuel pump container. It's good the tank was not full. It could have blown the tank and the car. My mechanic would attest for this. I forgot to take a picture of the burnt part of the fuel pump assembly. I still have the burnt connector though.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Apr 252015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact stated that there was a loose bolt and fuel fumes started to emit into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the nut to the fuel fuse feed hose needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V350000 (fuel system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Parma Heights, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 162007


  • 743,323 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start due to a defective fuel valve. The contact towed the vehicle to a dealer to have the fuel valve replaced. After the repair the contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle while driving. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer however, the dealer was unable to diagnose the issue with the fuel smell. Later, the contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and the dealer stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The contact did not have the fuel pump replaced. The failure mileage was 74,323.

- Florida City, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 052007


  • 1,009 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the fuel tank cover light illuminated on the instrument panel upon starting the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that whenever the warning light illuminated, all she had to do was open and close the fuel tank cap. The failure recurred many times. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on many occasions and the contact was advised to perform the same remedy herself. The contact stated that the failure progressed until the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again and they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The contact also stated that the vehicle intermittently leaked oil and coolant. The dealer was not able to diagnose the failure. In addition, the windshield was replaced once due to water leaks and the horn was replaced because it stopped functioning. The failure mileage was 1,009.

- Florida City, FL, USA

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