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5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,254 miles

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2011 Honda Civic engine problems

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2011 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 222014

Civic

  • 45,000 miles

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

A/C blowing hot air. My mechanic advised that "road debris" punctured a hole in the condenser coil, which is the very first thing behind the front bumper. Nothing is visible that would protect the delicate coil from normal driving. Since there is no retrofit available, nothing provides protection from the damage happening again, after a costly repair bill. Honda needs to correct this design flaw and pay for repairs.

- Palmetto Bay, FL, USA

problem #3

May 212013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
I took my car in to the dealer, under my original warranty period, because the A/C was blowing hot air. The dealer advised that "road debris" punctured a hole in the condenser coil, which is the very first thing behind the front bumper. Nothing is visible that would protect the delicate coil from normal driving. Insurance will not pay for the repair. I called several local dealers, all of which admitted this is a very common issue. I called Honda, and was advised their position is not to offer financial assistance, as they do not feel this is an equipment or design flaw. Since there is no retrofit available, nothing provides protection from the damage happening again, after a costly repair bill. I researched this issue online, and found a settled class-action lawsuit between Honda and Honda owners for this exact same issue. "specifically, the complaint alleged that the condenser was placed in a position that was vulnerable to contact from rocks, pebbles and other road debris during normal driving conditions on paved roadways, and that Honda failed to design the vehicle either to withstand this impact or with a guard or grill that would protect the condenser despite the 'clear vulnerability' of the condenser to this debris contact." - alin V. Honda motor co. Ltd. Et al., case number [xxx]. the lawsuit settled in September 2011. This lawsuit did not include Civics, but local dealers and vehicle blogs show that this is, and has been, a widespread problem from back before this lawsuit. Honda claimed I was the first person to call them with this issue. I am trying to work this out without participating in a current class-action lawsuit investigation for this issue, for my make and model. It is very distressing that Honda was well aware of the design flaw and faulty/flimsy material causing this issue, and did exactly nothing to prevent future issues. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #2

May 012011

Civic

  • 1,000 miles
Modest and careful driving results in much lower gas mileage than epa estimates. Mpg equals that of three prior cars with engines of twice the size and twice the horsepower. Dealer shrugs, ignores.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 052011

Civic

  • 14 miles
I purchased new 2011 Honda Civic LX sedan vehicle. The vehicle's check engine light came on when I drove it off the lot. It was allegedly repaired by dealer. However, within 24 hours check engine light came on again. The vehicle has been at greenwich Honda, mason street, greenwich ct three times already and it is still not repaired. It appears that vehicle has never been environmental compliant. The engine appears to run irregularly at times and I am afraid that it may accelerate out of control.

- Stamford, CT, USA

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