really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,936 miles

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2005 Honda Civic clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102008

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 83,813 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. In an attempt to drive the vehicle, the contact placed his key into the ignition and started the vehicle, but it would not shift into gear. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the clutch and sink rolls failed. The clutch and the sink rolls were replaced. Approximately one month later, while driving 60 mph in fifth gear, the vehicle slipped into neutral four times. The dealer then replaced the manual transmission. The current mileage was 85,560 and failure mileage was 83,813.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

May 092005


  • Manual transmission
  • 60 miles
My daughter was driving her standard new Honda Civic 2005 home from the dealer on May 9th. She had 60 miles on the car and was cruising in 4th speed at 45 miles an hour on I5 South in the seattle area when the car came instantly to almost a complete halt causing an intense jerking of the car. She was able to shift to neutral and coast to the shoulder with what minimum momentum she had left. As there was no impact the air bags did not deploy which most likely intensified the nature of her injury. Currently her radiology report states she has a fracture of the T-11 vertebrae and to date she is unable to sit, therefore drive, work, or finish her college program. Honda has diagnosed the clutch as destroyed and says that she must have intentionally downshifted from 5th to 1st gear while traveling at 45 mph and destroyed the clutch herself. Therefore they are taking no responsibility for the vehicle. My husband and I are currently trying to decide whether to have the clutch replaced or just have the transmission put back in and either way tow to car to my daughter's condo and wait out our next move. Honda is charging us $500 just to put the car back together and the tow will be over $200 but if we leave it at the dealer it is $50 per day. Our service engineer has the destroyed clutch stored in evidence. These 2 young people will never drive the car again even if the car is repaired. She didn't shift at all at the time of the incident and could have easily been impacted and injured even more. So we have a new car no one will drive and so far 2 attorney's have refused to take the case.

- Gales Ferry, CT, USA

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