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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
23 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,347 miles

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2008 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #74

Jul 212016

Civic

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #73

Jun 012016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the air bag warning light randomly illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Oceansprings, MS, USA

problem #72

May 242016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bruce, MS, USA

problem #71

Jul 102016

Civic

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. I found out about the recall in July and called the local dealer and Honda, and was told the part was not yet available and I would be notified when it was. On 9/20, I checked with the dealer and was told that the part is available but they have to order the VIN-specific part, which takes up to 4 weeks. I then called Honda to see why I wasn't noticed that the part was available, and the rep said Honda changed its mind about sending the parts availability notice and apologized for the "miscommunication." The original recall notice advises me not to have a front-seat passenger, which is not always possible. The Honda rep was very polite but firm, essentially telling me too bad; I just need to wait and try not to use the passenger seat in the meantime. The dealer was also cavalier about the matter, suggesting I check back in case they don't contact me. Assuming the part is available in 4 weeks and the dealer fixes it quickly, that will still be 3 months of driving a car with a defect that has been lethal for people (should say since I knew I was driving a car with a potentially lethal defect). Doesn't Honda have any responsibility here?

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #70

Sep 092016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall efforts are not being completed in a timely manner. The recall date for my vehicle (May 23, 2016) was almost four months ago and I'm still told that parts are not available to correct the issue, yet still have to drive around in a vehicle that is potentially deadly. This is unacceptable.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #69

Sep 082016

Civic

  • miles
Your video looks like both airbags are defective. My recall letter only said passengers side" which is it? why dont you supply a rent a car? I have to drive my grandchildren to school, what about thier safety in back seat"

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #68

May 272016

Civic

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Rockingham, VA, USA

problem #67

Sep 062016

Civic

  • miles
Parts not available per company. Company ask us to contact dealers. Dealer on contacted transfers to company. Difficult to keep on wasting time on phone for hours and loose working hours and so reduced pay. Tired. Parts are not available since almost six or more months.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #66

Jul 012016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) was received. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 10/13/16

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #65

May 232016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall - months delay in getting part to replace, still have not been able schedule a repair.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #64

Aug 022016

Civic

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hillsboro, IL, USA

problem #63

Mar 232016

Civic

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. While driving 35 mph, the driver side air bag inadvertently deployed. As a result, the contact became unconscious and crashed into a pole. The contact sustained a whiplash that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #62

May 232016

Civic

  • miles
I received a recall notice in may, 2016 and called dealer in June and was told part would not be available for 2 months. I called again 8/16/16 and was told the part would not be available until October or November. I live in Texas and school is starting and I pickup my grandchildren from school several times a week. I am very concerned for their safety in my car. I am angry and disgusted by my dealer's nonchalant attitude regarding the recall replacement. I would like to sell this car, but I could not in good concious, while this condition remains. It is disturbing that Honda is this unprepared in addressing this problem, one that has been going on for years.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #61

Jan 012012

Civic

  • miles
The paint is cracking and chipping the oil bracket nut is leaking and weak (can cause fire to burn faster than normal) the air bag on left is defective

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #60

Aug 112016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- York, PA, USA

problem #59

Aug 052016

Civic

  • 121,000 miles
Takata recall. While driving approximately 10 mph, the air bag ruptured without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that they would repair it at the contact's expense. The failure was not due to the open recall and was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that it was different from the deployment versus a rupture; therefore, it would not be remedied. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was approximately 121,000.

- Martinsburg, VA, USA

problem #58

Aug 052016

Civic

  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. While driving 10 mph, the front passenger side air bag deployed inadvertently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #57

Jul 072016

Civic 4-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
I received a letter in July stating the recall for the air bags propellant wafers being defected. I have called american Honda for the past week everyday trying to talk with a case manager about my specific needs of alternative transportation. I currently work for neuro community care who is contracted by wounded warriors. We currently serve over 500 warriors who have brain injuries across the us. My daily job is to Transport warriors with brain injuries to medical appointments, stores, and community outings. To many it is their only source of getting out of the house. For many suffer from ptsd. This job is my only source of income and not having a safe vehicle to use for my work is unacceptable. I have been told every time I call that a case manager has to call me back, but after a week I have heard nothing. My clients and my employment are suffering. I need your help in helping me getting hold of a case manager from american Honda who can authorize the rental of a safe vehicle while I wait for my Honda to get fixed. I have contacted my local Honda dealer (leith Honda in raleigh) and their response was they thinks the parts will be in within 2-3 weeks, but it is just a estimate. Please, please, please help me! I am afraid of the injuries for my clients as well as my family. My email is ([xxx] and my phone number is [xxx] sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #56

Aug 042016

Civic

  • 130,000 miles
Takata recall: I purchased this car to Transport myself, spouse and 3 children. Since being notified of the recall, I can only Transport 4 of us, since by Honda's own instructions on the recall, "Honda suggests you should avoid having a passenger sit in the front passenger's seat until the recall repair has been performed." I requested a loaner car from Honda on 7/23/16 at 1-888-234-2138 and was told it would be forwarded to the "case management dept". no contact from Honda. I called again on 8/4/16 and was told by Kia that there is no direct phone # to case management, that I have no assigned case # for the loaner request and that she could not tell me when I would be contacted by the case management department. This unsafe car and lack of response by Honda is creating a burden for my family. I notified Kia that I would be making a complaint to NHTSA.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #55

Aug 012016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The contact called two dealers who were unable to provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Humble, TX, USA

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