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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,490 miles

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2010 Honda Civic fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2010 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 202010


  • 2,490 miles


1. when the fuel cap is removed there is a esd discharge when the cap touches the body of the car. The esd discharge can occur very close to the fuel inlet and where there are gasoline vapors. There is a potential for a fuel explosion or fire. The fuel cap is attached to the fuel door so the max distance the cap can be moved from the fuel inlet is about 6 inches 2. the esd seems to build up very quickly (at least 1 mile of driving). The problem occurs every time the car is refueled and has been present since the car was purchased. 3. the manufacture was contacted and they indicated the issue was due to the buildup of esd on the operator of the car. When the fuel cap is touched the esd charge is then transferred to the cap which then discharges to the body of the car. The manufacture recommended using an antistatic spray on the factory installed seats and floor mats. At this time no other action has been provided by the manufacture as they are claiming the problem must be resolved by the operator of the car. I dispute this finding for several reasons. (1) when exiting the car the operator touches the metal frame of the door and (2) the fuel door is also metal and this is also touched so any build up of esd on the operator should have been discharged before the fuel cap is ever touched.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

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