hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,053 miles

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

Dec 212013

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


2007 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to motor mounts uppers and lowers cracked and replaced twice in two weeks. The consumer stated while driving, she heard a rumbling noise and the steering wheel and dash started shaking. At the time, she didn't know the driver's side rear tire had blown out, until she arrived at the repair shop.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 182013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Car engine was running "rough" upon start for 2 days; worked out after driving 1-2 miles. Drove 15 miles and stopped to fill up with gas. Less than 1/4 mile after fill up, engine light came on. Had car towed to mechanic who had performed last oil change and major service (a month or so previously). Mechanic identified problem with #4 cylinder. Mechanic swapped spark plug in #4 cylinder with spark plug in #2 cylinder. Less than a week later engine light on again. Problem again with #4 cylinder. Replaced all spark plugs and engine air filter. One week later, heater stopped working. Next day, radiator (coolant) gauge on dash moved up past mid-point and hits 3/4 point. I stopped driving and had a friend bring coolant which was 1 gal low! (note: Mechanic checked and found coolant level full when car was in for engine light problem less than a 10 days previously. I drive less than 15 miles per day...all low speed. I park off street and have car in one spot for 9 hours during work and never saw any fluid on parking spot.) added coolant. 1 week later (coolant) gauge on dash moved up past mid-point and hit 3/4 point (after driving 5 miles at 45 M.P.H. or less). Stopped driving. Checked coolant level which was fine (full). That night got letter in mail from Honda saying that 2006 - 2009 Civics may have cracked engine blocks. All "symptoms" described in Honda letter matched what I had been experiencing (unexplained/undetected coolant loss, overheating, engine problem as evidenced by dash indicator). Brought car to Honda dealer. They said no problem with engine block. I asked them to check radiator thermostat. They said no problem. They could not explain why I lost coolant. I am in process of getting second opinion because I do not believe that Honda is committed to fixing the problem (which obviously is a manufacturing defect).

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #17

Sep 302008

Civic 4-cyl

  • 37,624 miles
And request for reimbursement was submitted to american Honda motor co., Inc. I followed the instructions and eligibility requirements as stated on the card I received in the mail from Honda, and submitted the required documentation. The requirements were: Complete the attached request for reimbursement form attach a copy of the repair receipt or invoice for the repair attach proof of payment mail to american Honda motor co.,Inc. Honda is now asking for the serial number on the engine block before they will honor the reimbursement. The eligibility requirement does not state that the serial number is required. The eligibility requirements state: You must have had your vehicle repaired before receiving the notice. You must have owned the vehicle at the time of repair. You are still eligible to receive reimbursement if you no longer own the vehicle, as it was stolen and declared a loss by my insurance company. I no longer have the vehicle to find the serial number on the engine block. I feel Honda is not honoring their own reimbursement guidelines. My repair/replacement bill was $4863.49.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #16

Jul 242013


  • 66,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle vibrated and would make a loud muffle noise sporadically and without warning. The contact also mentioned that when shifting into reverse, the vehicle would exhibit a louder noise and the vibration was more intense. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the mechanic stated that an engine mount had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000. The current mileage was 66,500.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 032013


  • 51,000 miles
Honda Civic 2007 coupe engine block blow out during just a 15 minutes short drive!!! it happens in January when seattle weather is very chilly, my dashboard indicate the temperature of the engine is abnormally hot. Pulled over on a resident street and stop for a while, start engine after 5 minutes, it's even worse. Engine overheated even faster. Have to pull over every single 5 minutes!!! when I got out of the car, coolant all over the floor and obviously I cannot make my way home even it's 15 minutes away from home. Turns out there is a recall (extended warranty) and Honda manufacturer and dealership said they will take care of it without me paying from my own pocket. I still need to pay $500usd for the water pump and some parts cause my technician replace it by ourselves before we found out there is a recall/extended warranty. No car rentals available when replacing the engine block due to Honda's fault!!!! I wrote my experience here because I want to let other Civic users know that they don't need to pay out from their own pocket when their engine block blow out, the dealership that was helping me was not telling me they are gonna do it for free until """I ask them"""! brand new engine block replaced for 6 months now and is running good! however!! I just receive a claim form in my mail box from Honda saying there is another recall on the rapid tire wear, wth!?

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #14

Jun 102013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 82,250 miles
Engine block cracked allowing all coolant to drain. The engine shut off, making steering very difficult at interstate speed. Vehicle was disabled on the interstate shoulder barely out of the roadway. Engine block got so hot that the head was too warped to be repaired and had to be replaced also.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #13

Jun 212013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 82,592 miles


Had all antifreeze on ground when I went to drive car home from work. Took it to mechanic who stated I had cracked engine. Took to dealer who stated it was cracked but still under warranty but they had to keep until Friday and today is Monday.

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #12

May 132013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I live in Arizona and my car is immaculate. I took my car in to have two service bulletins fixed: 3rd gear pops out/ grinds and knocking noise from front when turning. I thought Honda dealer or american Honda Corp. Would come thru and fix what was inadequately designed/built. The dealer treated me like I was an idiot, and Honda Corp. Said I should have known and reported the problem under warranty. $1700 for 3rd gear, and they denied there was a knocking noise from front end. I didn't even complain about my rear tires wearing badly because they wont wreck my car, like the transmission and engine mount problems. Do they think I'll trade the car into Honda, so I wont have to deal with the problems, and buy a new car from them? I like my sporty Civic, but no, I wont give them my money. Very disappointed in what use to be a good car company.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #11

Feb 012013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The car overheated and engine light came on. The car had a cracked engine block that Honda admitted is a defect of this model car but they are only covering repair for people who come in with a problem. The dealership supposedly replaced the cracked engine block with a new one. The engine light has come on 3 additional times in the past month since the engine block was replaced. The first time we were told it was the oxygen sensor and paid approx. $380 for repairs because they claim it had nothing to do with the initial problem. Less then an hour after getting the car back the light came on again. This time they said that there was dust on a sensor do to the work they did. They claimed to repair it for no charge. They said they drove it for 20 miles with no problem. Again within an hour of getting the car back the engine light has come on for a 4th time.

- Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #10

Mar 282013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 98,600 miles
Cracked engine block...

- Forked River , NJ, USA

problem #9

Mar 122013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud noise and began to shake as soon as it was started. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the contact was informed that the front passenger side motor mount needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileage was 70,000. Updated 04-05-13

- Burlington, WA, USA

problem #8

Nov 122012


  • miles
The engine mounts are failing on this model of Civic. According to many online discussion forums, a lot of other users are having the same problem. This is causing excessive noise and vibration, especially when the vehicle is cold. My car has under 90,000 miles and I spent over $400 to replace them. I am surprised there has not been a recall issued for this by the manufacturer already and I believe that there should be a recall issued considering the high number of other reports of this failure on these models. Here are just some url links to some of the online discussion boards who are owners and technicians showing the widespread problem of defective motor mounts based on the number of 8th generation Honda Civics have the same problem: Honda-tech.com/showthread.php"T=2832175 repairpal.com/low-rumbling-sound-when-in-reverse-bad-engine-mounts-598 www.8thcivic.com/forums/mechanical-problems-technical-chat/117405-broken-motor-mount.html www.8thcivic.com/forums/dealership-experience/285443-450-replace-1-motor-mount-dealer-wtf.html www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?T=194374 anaphoral.blogspot.com/2012/02/Honda-Civic-engine-vibration-fix.html www.civicforums.com/forums/197-mechanical-problems-vehicle-issues-fix-forum/351877-motor-mount-vibration.html www.8thcivic.com/forums/mechanical-problems-technical-chat/279863-defective-motor-mounts-help.html Honda-tech.com/showthread.php?T=2897153 Honda-tech.com/showthread.php"T=2989384.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 122012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Car was overheating as I was stopped, drove to Honda they said it's a cracked block that was consistent with this year I read up on many others on the internet - Honda is only handling if a problem arises and some Honda dealerships are trying to make the customer pay for the damage from their defective product is a class action lawsuit viable to protect Honda owners?

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 042012


  • 126,000 miles
Texas - was traveling down highway when car suddenly felt like a tire was going down. Quickly exited and car died as the temperature gauge showed vehicle was hot. Had no prior warning indication engine was hot. This total incident suddenly occurred and ended in less than 1 minute. Had vehicle towed to mechanic who maintains vehicle on a regular basis. Mechanic advised that engine was completely gone due to cracked block which also blew the head. Mechanic further advised that Honda had technical service bulletins reference this vehicle model with engine and cooling problems and had extended warranty for this problem. Vehicle was towed to local Honda dealer and Honda is replacing the whole engine because of this problem at no further cost to me. Very happy with my dealership.

- Vega, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Felt very strong vibration in steering wheel. All passengers felt the vibration also. Took vehicle to dealership and a broken motor mount was discovered. Had motor mount replaced for fear of vehicle breakdown.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 282012


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed smoke emitting from under the hood accompanied by a burning odor. In addition, there was a sudden loss of power steering without any warning indicators being illuminated. The contact was able to drive to a safe location and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated that the failure was contributed to a cracked engine block. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- West Chester , PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 132012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Cracked engine block.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 092012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
While driving our 2007 Honda Civic our air conditioner stopped working. Unfortunately when I took the Honda in for repair our warranty did not cover the condenser being damaged. A small hole was the culprit of the problem and ironic enough I am not the only one with this problem. Honda needs to fix these issues causing most of their vehicle going in for repairs that cost 500- 1000 to fix. I think it crap and its all over the forums something needs to be put in place to have this situation fixed it crap. Honda needs a recall to be done on these parts.

- Boise , ID, USA

problem #1

Jun 232012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
Have had problems with the ac since I've bought the car. Normally something small like the blower however this week it was the compressor. Have my car maintenance on a regular basis, overcharge of system is not possible, so I'm not sure why this compressor would be going out after only 5 years. Cost over $1200 to fix. Decided to research a little on this model and apparently this is something that is common on the 07 model. I believe Honda is aware of the faulty part and is not taking responsibility. I called and spoke with a gentleman who was very pleasant however this was obviously above his pay grade. He said if I had contacted them before I had the part fixed they might have helped. Honda needs to own up to this issue.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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