really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,618 miles

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2007 Honda Civic suspension problems

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #125

Apr 182007

Civic 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


Excessive noise began to emanate from the rear tires. Stability control from side to side became a problem. Excessive tire wear, specifically excessive inside cupping of rear tires continued. Attempts to rectify the problem over the years by rotating tires, four wheel alignment, checking tire pressures were unsuccessful. Recently installed upper rear control arms as recommended by dealer. Totally solved the problem. All at my expense. A definite safety issue. All owners should be notified to prevent injuries. Survey should be conducted to determine if any have occurred to date. Honda should reimburse all expenses. Updated 05/16/12

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #124

Aug 152011


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that both rear tires were worn prematurely. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that the rear control arm would need to be replaced. The contact did not have the rear control arm replaced yet stated that the rear tires could experience a blowout due to the defective rear control arm. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #123

Jun 012011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 64,149 miles
Defective rear upper control arms on the 2006 - 2007 Honda Civics. Honda chose to withhold this information from consumers and only to issue a service bulletin to dealerships. This issues causes your car to go out of alignment and your tires to have an irregular wear pattern. This is an issue that creates an excessive amount of noise from your tires and may impede your ability to stop and to turn. This can be dangerous and expensive, at it can also cause premature wear to your suspension system. Honda's decision to deliberately withhold this information from consumers puts consumers at risk when it is left to the dealership to be the ones to determine which cars are involved/affected. This is not just an isolated incident where only a few cars have been affected and numerous consumers have had their tires ruined due to this defect. Honda-tech.com/showthread.php?T=2225229 my tires are 60,000 mile all season tires that have been completely destroyed at 24,000 miles. They are extremely loud and although the tread depth is exactly the same on all four tires. Because I rotate the tires every 4,000 miles, no one at Honda ever determined that my car was one of the ones that had the defect. I believe that Honda did not want to have to issue a recall because they did not want to put out the expense to do so and felt they would deal with consumers on a case by case basis. I have had the problem corrected and have had the service manager drive my car, subsequent to the repair. He does not dispute the fact that the tires are loud and that the damage to the tires was done specifically due to the defect. However, Honda is still refusing to replace my tires. I do not feel comfortable driving my family on tires that have been ruined soley because of this defect and feel that Honda needs to not only issue a safety recall for the defect but also needs to be responsible for replacing the tires that have been damaged due to the defect!

- Quartz Hill, CA, USA

problem #122

Jul 272011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


I began to hear a noise coming from the right rear of the car in April 2011. Over time the noise progressively became worse. I recently noticed that the right rear tire has been wearing improperly. I checked online to see if anyone else had this issue. While researching the problem, every Honda Civic webpage and forum that I went to was filled with this particular problem (right rear control arm causing rapid wear of the tires). I found that Honda had even sent out a service bulletin on 2-8-08 regarding this issue. I figured with this many complaints, there must have been a recall notice that I did not receive. In July 2011 I brought my Civic to majestic Honda of Rhode Island to have my vehicle checked and asked if there had been a recall. I was told that there was no recall but they did confirm the problem after performing a diagnostic which cost me $111.02. My Civic needed a new control arm, 4 new tires, and an alignment. These repairs would cost an additional $1066.75 or more plus tax. I explained to them that, had Honda just sent out a service notice to its customers when they first noticed that there was a control arm issue, we could have addressed the issue for only $455 -- the cost of a control arm and an alignment. My speech fell upon deaf ears. I could tell by their demeanor that they had heard my story before and did not care at all. All I got was, "we're not responsible; contact Honda America." After writing to you, I will be contacting Honda America.

- Charlestown, RI, USA

problem #121

Jun 112011


  • 65,000 miles
Had to replace tires due to uneven tire wear on the inside tread after 22,000 miles.. had the rear upper control arms replaces as well. Purchased pirelli tires rated for 85,000 miles. Problem is back again at 27,000 miles on the tires and 65,000 miles on car. Seems like this car goes through tires every 20-25,000 miles. Honda needs to address this problem.

- Montgomery, IL, USA

problem #120

Jul 102011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 50,300 miles
2007 Honda Civic 4dr ex rear upper control arms causing premature tire wear. This is causing loud tire noise and unsafe driving conditions because of the excessive wear.

- Monee, IL, USA

problem #119

Jun 012011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


1.- 2007 Honda Civic rear tire control arms are defective, causing problems with tires. Alignment geometry of back tires is not proper, tires are not vertical. 2.- tires wear off unevenly making them unsafe. 3.- I replaced tires a few months ago and had tires aligned. New tires are render useless/unsafe in a few months.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #118

May 302011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Rear suspension, severe vibration at highway speeds (65-70mph) causing uneven wear on rear tires.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #117

May 132011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Certain 2006 and 2007 Honda Civics were produced with improperly spec'ed rear upper control arms resulting in significant damaged to the rear tires (cupping). Honda issued two tsb's but only acts on the problem once the tire damage is pronounced. Cupped tires effect braking, handling, and in extreme cases, tire failure. I own an 06 and 07, all dealer maintained, and of the four dealers I and my daughter have dealt with, only one brought the problem to my attention once my tires were cupped and I complained of a vibration in my suspension. The rear upper control arms were replaced but I will have to replace the tires at my expense. Individuals who do not properly service their Civics are at risk of poor handling, tire failure and accidents due to cupped and failed tires. The internet is replete with complaints on this problem. This is a serious problem that has been kept under the radar by Honda even with the potential risks to the public. A recall should be made!

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #116

Nov 252009

Civic 4-cyl

  • 25,800 miles
I purchased a brand new Honda Civic 2007 and within 2 years (~25K-26K miles) the rear tires started vibrating loudly. When I took it to the servicing center I was told that there is a problem with the rear control arms which can cause uneven or premature tire wear in all 2006-2007 Civics, except for the si. While the problem developed over a few months I was in warranty but when it was diagnosed and I went in for a claim Honda said I was out of warranty so they would replace the parts for free but I would have to pay for labor and would get no reimbursement for the totally chopped tires. This is a very wide-spread problem (online Honda/Civic forums are full of complaints) which I believe poses a grave road safety problem and danger to the lives of owners who could get into accidents due to bad tires, if not diagnosed on time. Honda has been shunning its responsibility by not sending out a recall and addressing this problem with due diligence. I urge you to take this matter up with Honda and ensure that the thousands of affected Civic owners get complete paid repairs and assurance from Honda.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #115

Jul 142007

Civic 4-cyl

  • 12,500 miles


Dangerous handling and extreme uneven tire wear due to defective rear suspension design. Honda issues a tsb 08-001 alert to all Honda dealers, but refuses to replace defective rear suspension at mfg cost. Three sets of tires and a new set of rear control arms later, after just finding out about the tsb 08-001 alert, has resulted in over $3,000 of repairs to replace tires, brakes and the failed rear suspension (control arms) components that have caused these issues. There are multiple class action law suits both active and pending. Please contact us with questions as we have documented all our maintenance in great detail.

- Saint Joseph, MI, USA

problem #114

May 142011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Tire out of control in rain almost wrecked rear tire wear bad control arms 2007 Honda Civic hybrid.

- Raleigh , NC, USA

problem #113

May 102011


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated the rear tires were abnormally pointed inward and causing the tires to wear down unevenly and prematurely. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told they would have to replace the tire arm for both rear wheels. The contact feels the failure was a manufacturers defect because of how the vehicle was designed. The failure and current mileage was 77,000.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #112

May 072011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
In 2008 I noted that the tires of our 2007 Honda Civic were wearing unevenly. I discovered this when I rotated the rear tires to the front after about 25,000 miles and it just roared. We took it to the Honda dealer and were told that there was a problem with the upper rear control arms and they would replace them and prorate the rear tires. At that time I elected to replace all four tires and assumed that Honda had fixed the defect. After 25,000 miles, the roar is back and I again have cupped tires on the rear. This is a safety issue, as eventually this suspension defect could lead to either tire failure and/or loss of control while driving. Honda is aware of this problem (service bulletin 08-001) but told us when we returned to the dealer that it was an alignment issue. While poor alignment can lead to cupped tires, I have been searching bulletin boards on the internet and see that this is a common problem and that others are still experiencing tire wear that results in cupped tires after the 15,000 to 25,000 miles on tires that are supposed to last 60,000 to 75,000 miles. My daughter drives this car to and from college and has not had a major failure yet. However, it is obvious to me that had I not recently ridden in the car and heard the problem that she would have continued to drive it, unaware that she may be heading for a catastrophic tire failure due to this design failure. Specifically, it appears that 2007 Honda Civic rear ends will "drag" the rear tires down the road if the there are rear passengers or cargo. In other words, the suspension is incorrectly designed and rear tires do not track correctly when the car has load in the rear or trunk. I believe that this should be investigated before there is a rash of tire failures due to this design flaw.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #111

Apr 162011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
Purchased the car new at local dealer. The rear tires exhibit excessive wear prematurely. The original set of tires was replaced at approximately 35,000 miles. The second set (75,000 mile tires) wore out after 30,000 miles (65,000 miles on the odometer). Our third set of tires (also, 75,000 mile tires) are now worn out with the odometer reading of 97,000 miles. Just discovered that a tsb has been issued for replacement of rear control arms. Have not pursued that route yet.

- Grafton, IA, USA

problem #110

Oct 152010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My 2007 Honda Civic gets uneven rear tire wear referred to as cupping with an accompanying vibration and noise. Honda has issued a service bulletin, 08-001 regarding this problem and the corrective action required to fix it. They denied that my vehicle had this problem and would not pay for any corrective action.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #109

Mar 012010

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the rear upper control arm caused irregular wear and tear on the tires. The dealer informed him that they would replace the upper arms on the rear but he would have to pay the repair cost. There are no recalls or warranties for his vehicle. The manufacturer confirmed that there were no warranties related to the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 05/03/11 the rear control arms were repaced. Updated 06/06/11

- Goodland, IN, USA

problem #108

Feb 242011


  • 28,000 miles
A friend mentioned his 07 Civic was shaking. He did not know what to do about it, so I looked it up. This needs to be a Honda " recall" because people are having to pay big money for tires, alignments etc. For Honda's ~~ known ~~ problem. 2007 Honda Civic rear suspension complaints (control arm failures) many (76) complaints of this here: www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2007/Honda/Civic/rear+suspension "the result is because of rear control arms on this vehicle being manufactured too small causing a negative camber of the rear wheels and causing premature and uneven tire wear of the inner half of the tires. This has been an issue for over 2 years now increasing over time and was never recalled by Honda but simply issued to dealerships under service bulletin 08-001 which was never carried out during regular service of the vehicle at the dealership."

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #107

Feb 212011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2007 Honda Civic si rear end noise and tire wear took back to dealer they stated they know about the problem and they will not fix it what I been hearing there is a big problem nation wide Honda needs a recall before someone dies from a tire blowing out.

- Mocksville, NC, USA

problem #106

Feb 052011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Unsafe handling. The rear of the car abnormally "darts" laterally when going over concrete expansion joints, potholes or similar road imperfections. This momentary "darting" - or inability of the rear suspension to track correctly - is more pronounced when cornering, especially at highway speeds. I experienced a spin-out (fortunately, no collision) on a wet road at 45-50mph due to overcorrection for this "darting" condition. In conjunction with poor rear suspension handling, accelerated and excessive inner rear tire wear is experienced. Effectively shortening the lifespan of a 35,000 to 50,000 mile tire by at least half, if not more. It is even more excessive and accelerated if the tires are not rotated. After my spin-out, I started researching 2007 Civic handling / tire-wear on-line and it appears many, many 2006-2007 Civic owners have one or both of these conditions and that Honda is aware, but not willing to recall this unsafe rear upper control arm design/manufacturing flaw.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

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