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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,274 miles

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2009 Honda Civic wheels / hubs problems

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2009 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 232014


  • miles


Excessive tire wear coming from both back tires.they both wear from the inside. Had new tires put on car, they both are already wearing on inside. Honda did an alignment when tires were new. These tires were rotated to the front and now I getting excessive roaring sound in the front and vibration when at slower also now pulls to the left. Took car back to Honda and they said they find no problems.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #8

Jun 022014


  • 60,000 miles
Clicking sound coming from front right wheel when turning right or left.

- Scituate, RI, USA

problem #7

Mar 302013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 28,391 miles
Back on 3/30/13, I had my vehicle in for service, and my tps light was on, as it typically came on for tire pressure. I didn't think anything of it previously, as we would always just add air as needed. However, the tire pressure was lower than usual. So we have been monitoring it more closely. I live in new england and put 4 snow tires on around November and remove them around April. I purchased the 2009 Honda Civic as a left over in Jan 27, 2010. I purchased 4 blizzak snow tire in 1/10, 2 tires in 4/12, 2 more blizzak snow tires in 11/13, as they were worn, 2 more tires in 4/14 and will be purchasing 2 more blizzak snows this winter. I only have 45,244 miles on the vehicle. Recently, I have had an issue requiring the rear tires to be patched. On 5/22/14, the tps light was on, so I went to the garage on my way to work to get some air. On 5/23/14, the light came back on so I stopped again, they looked at the tires and found I had a leak, requiring a patch. In August, the same issue. The light came on, filled with air, only it didn't come back on until 5 days later. Stopped at the garage closer to my office and I needed 2 patches in both rear tires. One of which was patched 6 months ago. The light just came on again last week and while I was filling up with air (the psi was 27 in both rears as they should be 32), there was another Honda Civic behind me with the same issue. Needing airs and already had a patched tire. This is getting really expensive, as well as ridiculous! my father has a heart condition and I don't need to worry about faulty tires if in case of an emergency!

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #6

Mar 132014


  • 13,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the front driver's side tire deflated at random with the illumination of the tire pressure warning light. The warning light remained illuminated after the contact added air to the tire. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was diagnosed that the O-ring failure was causing air to leak out of the tire. The O-ring was replaced however, the tire pressure sensor light illuminated after the repair. The failure was recurring. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000.

- Weymouth, MA, USA

problem #5

Sep 102010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
This is happening right now, again.. 2012, not just in 2010 tires are abnormally wearing extremely fast. About every year someone is telling me I need new tires because they are 'chopped' and wearing really fast. This lead me to the internet to do research and found it is common with the 2006-2009 Civics. Something about the control arms not working properly, in turn causing this problem and a whole lot of others like suspension. I cannot afford and shouldn't have to put new tires on my new car every year or 20000 miles. I am so frustrated and at a loss of what to do. I have a call into Honda but haven't heard back, I can only image what they're going to say. The other failure is my 'headlights are still on' indicator noise stopped working a year after I bought the car brand new. Ugh, so frustrating.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 132011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 13,577 miles
My vehicle was at my mechanics for an oil change. Part of their service is to check the tire pressure. A tire was a little low. Upon placing the air chuck on the valve stem, the valve stem exploded. Potential damage to the car and the person who would be adding air was luckily avoided. Honda had in July 09 (same month we purchased this car) issued a service bulletin concerning using only a shallow air chuck on Civics as they might explode. Honda and the dealership both refused to repair at no charge. Claiming that the mechanic was at fault. Note that the mechanic who was operating the proper air chuck at my repair shop is Honda certified and only used a shallow air chuck. Honda has a printed brochure in their show room that explictly states that a driver must go to a dealership or anywhere that air is available and fill to the proper pressure when the TPMS light comes on. Most air fill places at gas stations have the long handle version of the air chuck, which in the service bulletin is strictly prohibited! not only did Honda refuse to repair at no charge, they also charged us for a front end analysis. $175 because of a known defective part. My wife refused to drive the car on the interstate or to go above 50 mph after that because of the potential of a rock or some other object hitting the valve stem. We had many trips where we had to use my 1990 Jeep instead of the Honda at extra expense. We recently were finally able to get rid of the Honda and purchased a 2013 Hyundai elantra limited. We were not wanting to purchase a new car for at least another two years. The potential for vehicle damage, and even more important to the person putting air in a tire is tremendous. Also, what about a blow out, and then a wreck. All for an inexpensive part. We will never own another Honda if they are so blatantly willing to disregard their own findings.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #3

May 012010

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


Problem: Low and flat tires. I have to put air in the tires every week usually between 5-10 pounds. I have 21,000 miles now - at 10,000 I replaced two of the Michelin tires with two Goodyear and still having the same problem. My dealer says they don't cover tires - but they won't entertain the theory that maybe it is the wheels.

- Ottawa, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 052010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Rear wheel bearing needed replacing - passenger side. Now at 68,000 miles it needs to be replaced again.

- Holden, ME, USA

problem #1

Dec 132010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 22,500 miles
I own a 2009 Honda Civic 4-dr sedan that has a problem with ice and snow accumulating on the wheel in as little as a 2 inch snowfall condition. This ice and snow accumulation causes the front wheels to be out-of-balance and result in vibrations that make the vehicle uncontrollable in speeds greater that 50 mph. I am the original owner of this vehicle that has 20,000 miles on it and have now used it during two winters. This is the second time I have had to pull the wheels off to remove the accumulated snow and ice from the inner walls of the wheel in order to drive it safely at speeds over 50 mph. I believe this is a safely issue with the wheel design for this vehicle. It only appears to affect the front wheel locations, not the rear wheels.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

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