pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,025 miles

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2007 Honda Civic transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Dec 132007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 754 miles


Third gear of this car frequently pops out of gear and grinds getting into that gear.

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 102007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles
My transmission shoves the shifter out of gear after shifting into 3rd. My transmission also grinds excessively going into second at high RPM's causing bucking. I have spoken to the dealer about this and they seem to believe that there is no problem. I have had it pop out of 3rd traveling up hill, this causing my car to slow without brake lights in traffic (because I am not applying brakes), while I try to get it into third.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #5

Dec 052007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
Transmission for 2007 Honda Civic si seem to not want to engage 3rd gear especially when cold. Multiple occasions. Seem to have something blocking the shifter and it will grind the gear or pop out. Popping noise from front driver side suspension also have been experience on the vehicle.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 102007


  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles


I own a 2007 Honda Civic si. I have heard a popping type sound coming from underneath the car or on the drivetrain. I hear it when going into or out of driveways. I have taken it to the dealership and they don't know what is wrong with it. Also I have had problems with third gearin my transmission. It seems like it does not want to grab third gear. I had to have my clutch replaced at 4K miles. I was told it had to have been my "hard shifting". I was told if it happens again, I am responsible for the repairs. I have taken my car several times after this incident to prevent it from happening again, and they say they cant make my car do the same thing that happens when I drive it. I am very frustrated that Honda will not step up and take care of the problem. Instead they want to blame it on my "poor driving".

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 042007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Many times, especially when the weather is colder, the manual transmission will pop out of third gear/grind/or will not even engage in third. This is dangerous, especially in heavy traffic or when turning a corner because it causes a quick deceleration and the person behind you can't anticipate that you are going to slow down suddenly because there is no braking involved. Not to mention, after this occurs, the engine revs due to the missed gear, and you have to quickly shift into second or fourth gear to get going once again. This is a high rate problem and can be proven with a simple www search- it is all over the internet car forums and even has been reported by edmunds.com. Some people say their dealer is replacing the trans fluid as a fix and it helps, others are doing it at their own expense because their dealer refuses to assist. My dealer won't admit to the issue.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 012007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The manual transmission shifts badly, and there have been occasions when it won't go into gear. Also, when cold, and in lower gears, it is very hesitant and choppy. I believe it's the throttle. There have been a few occasions when I've stepped on the brake and it's tried to move forward. Honda says there is nothing wrong with this car. They treat me as if I don't know how to drive.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 072007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The Honda Civic si manual transmission can be very unsafe to drive especially when driven cold. When shifting into third gear there is feeling that the gear isn't all the way in. When the clutch is released the gear will pop out. This problem is also common in other Honda vehicle's such as the rsx. This problem increases the chances of being rear ended and also puts tremendous wear on the transmission as the gear pops and grinds. Honda service tells me that its is my driving that is causing this problem but over a thousand threads has been posted online about this problem. Honda has done nothing to fix this problem except call us poor drivers.

- Springfield, VA, USA

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