8.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$510
Average Mileage:
48,500 miles
Total Complaints:
169 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace bad control arms in rear of vehicle (47 reports)
  2. not sure (40 reports)
  3. replace the tires (14 reports)
  4. buy new tires (11 reports)
  5. honda should fix (10 reports)
  6. need honda too replace rear control arms for free (9 reports)
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wheels / hubs problem

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 6 of 9)

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problem #69

Jan 012010

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,206 miles

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

I have contacted Honda "Customer Relations" found myself to be repeatedly interrupted once i mentioned the apparently all too familiar problem with the rear control arms....

was refused when i requested to escalate the call to management. I am a very busy single father of 2 young girls. I have to commute frequently for work and their therapy sessions...

I feel taken advantage of. I believe Honda is aware of the problem and expect that I will cover the expense of their faulty product. I fear the fact i have not taken notice of this problem until now recently (approx. 4 months ago when I myself took a close look at my snow, and summer tires) 2 separate sets. I feel i would have noticed the drastic uneven wear on my tires if i only had one set. When driving in freezing conditions, with slick road my care feels like it is floating ... very little control and I am certain it is not safe... I can not afford this and feel i am one of many taken advantage of and abused consumers .. !!!

Other than this I am pleased with my civic.

- abusedconsumer, Cobourg, ON, canada

problem #68

Oct 012008

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

tires are wearing unevenly on the rear and the road noise coming from the rear tires is unbearable, tires are cupping on inside, dealer wants $55 just to look at car, apparently 07 civics need rear control arms replaced as they are defective.

- Angelo G., Sykesville, MD, US

problem #67

Jul 152009

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,137 miles

my car sounded like a large truck with wobby tires. my brand new expensive tires (at the time) were scalloped. It is my understanding that it has something to do with something in the rear of the car. never been fixed. Only suggestion from the dealer was to have the car aligned every time new tires are purchased and regular tire rotation. All have been done but have replaced many tires. I have been buying cheaper tires at CDN tire with a warranty.

- trishnb, Fredericton, NB, canada

problem #66

Sep 012007

Civic 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles

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

This has happened not once but THREE times now with this car, and it's always the same wheels. Right rear and left front will wear bald while the remaining tires still have half the original tread left. Honda acts like it's a driver issue. The local dealer acts like it's a maintenance issue.

ITS A DESIGN or ALIGNMENT ISSUE!!!

- Alan H., Tioga, TX, US

problem #65

Feb 012008

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,971 miles

only that Honda replaced the rear upper control arms and 80,000kms later and 4th set of tires problems still exist

- Steve E., Lewisporte, NL, canada

problem #64

Sep 062010

Civic SI 2.0DOHC

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,000 miles

On my Honda civic SI the rear tires were shot at 16000 miles . (practically a brand new car) and because the dealer would not fix the problem (said it was a trait of the model car) i Had to spen 300 dollars on the parts to fix the alignment and 265 for two new tires

- holace, Ashland, OH, US

problem #63

Aug 272010

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,247 miles

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

resulting from a upper control arm problem known by Honda for 2007 & 2008, tires were rotated as part of general maintenance, with terrible road noise following. Honda said the tires were worn improperly due to rear upper arm problem on civics, and that i would just need to continue to use the tires until their lifetime was over! laughed out loud when i stated that Honda should pro rate and replace tires due to the known upper control arm issue. this is the first Honda I've ever had a problem with.

- Candida M., Milw, WI, US

problem #62

Aug 272010

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,247 miles

had tires rotated and found awful road noise followed. dealership check it out, rotated tires back to original placement. told me the fault was the rear upper control arms, which Honda was aware of on the 2007 & 2008 models. they would pro rate the repair, leaving me with a $100 deduct-able AND unevenly worn tires that i should just accept and live with. laughed out loud when i said they should pro-rate the tires as well, as i take very good care of my car.

- Candida M., Milw, WI, US

problem #61

Oct 012009

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I got a new Honda Civic Ex 2007 Sedan and performing all the regular needed maintenance and wheel rotation. After driving 20000 miles, I felt shaking and vibration of the car with lots of noise coming out of the car.

I brought my car to Honda dealer; the technician checked and informed me that, the wheel cups are unevenly worn due to the defective wheel control arm and improper wheel alignment. Dealer said he fixed the wheel alignment and replaced the defective wheel control but mentioned that the noise will continue till the wheels wear evenly (approximately 2months).

I drove again for four months with that noise and vibrations, I didn't see any change and in fact the noise has been increased. I brought the car again to dealer and technician verified and said, I need to replace all 4 tires in order to get ride of that issue.

I filed a compliant to Honda customer service claiming that, the wheels has been premature wear of tires due to the defective wheel control arm from the manufacture. They took week time and informed me that, the tires were not covered my Honda warranty and they could not help on this. I argued with the manager who handled the case, the life of the tires was reduced to half because of the defective part from the car,..no use..

- Sasidhara M., Reston, VA, US

problem #60

Mar 122009

Civic SI 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles

I own a 2007 Civic Si. After 10k miles I noticed vehicle began to pull to the right. After taking it to the dealer, Honda mechanics stated all front wheel drive cars will have some natural occurring pull to the right. Upon taking him on a test drive for him to observe pull, He agreed the pull was extreme. They said the issue had been corrected but, to this day, the car still pulls. At 33k miles, I showed them the uneven wear happening on the rear tires, originals. After haggling with dealer, they agreed to replace the rear master cylinder to correct pull. However they refused to replace the original tires that had worn down to the threads. I am adament about rotating my tires every 5k miles, which seems to limit the uneven wear.

- Chris S., San Bruno, CA, US

problem #59

Jan 102009

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

10K later, new rear tires again. Back to the dealer AGAIN. This time I get 4 wheel alignment with new adjstable rear control arms. I think the problem is solved. NOT!!

- stahd40, Rome, GA, US

problem #58

Mar 152008

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

Rear tire wear problem at 15K, dealer said nothing was wrong with rear suspension. Replaced rear tires myself, dealer would not. That sucks.

- stahd40, Rome, GA, US

problem #57

Aug 242010

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,875 miles

We bought our first Honda Civic and it has 49,875 miles. About 5,000 miles ago we started to here a slight harmonic hum and had a slight vibration in the inside our Civic which progressively got louder and louder and louder to the point that you could not hear the person you were talking to in the passenger seat. The vibration progressively became pronounced as well. Furthermore, the rear tires were visually chopped and when looking at the back of the Civic the top of the tire were leaning into the car and the bottoms kicked outward! (Example / / ) I did a little investigation online too see if anyone else was having these same symptoms. After some online reading I came to the conclusion that the control arms were more than likely the problem. The control arms keep the tire in a vertical alignment (Example I I) (Just a little footnote,I have a little mechanical experience, changed a few engines over the years.

So I took it to Pohanka Honda in Salisbury, MD to let them tell me what was wrong. After putting it on the lift, they called me to let me know that the tires had uneven wear and that was the cause of the noise and vibration. When asked the service guy what was causing the unusual wear on the tires. He told me that I might want to have the control arms changed out next time I had an alignment done. I felt as if he gave me an answer that did not admit that there was a problem with the control arms, but a solution on how to fix the unusual tire wear. In short $370 to fix the control arms and $304 for 2 new tires and an alignment, total $674.

In conclusion, I have literally put 700,000+ miles on the last 3 Toyota's I've owned and have never had to replace a control arm on any one of those vehicles. They just don't wear out let alone at 49,875 miles. This was money out of my pocket and should have been covered under the Honda's drive train warranty. It's a shame that Honda is willing to lose me as a customer on my next vehicle purchase due to a $674 part that they are fully aware is failing.

- tshmh, Chance, MD, US

problem #56

Jul 012010

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,100 miles

I have a 2007 Honda Civic. I bought it with 40 miles on it. I have had to replace 2 sets of tires. Half of one set was covered under the recall. I've had to pay for others. The tires are supposed to be 40,000 mile tires. If so why am I replacing them a 2nd time again at 50,000 miles. They sound horrible, the dealer can never find anything wrong. These are expensive (standard I'm told tires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). The dealer says these standard tires are considered run flats, because they are softer. They SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With this many complaints reported (how many are not) why don't they fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've had the rear amr controller replaced and an O ring something replaced due to recall issues. Why not take care of this instead of sweeping it under the rug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do we need to get a lawsuit filed, and join together. I paid alot of money for these issues to be happening.

- Debbie S., Hermitage, TN, US

problem #55

Oct 022007

Civic LX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I have been having this tire wear/noisy ride/bad handling problem ever since I got this car 3 years ago. I have had several Honda cars and loved them all. However this one has never seemed to ride correctly.

I noticed that the tread life was horrible on the rear tires and that they were wearing a lot faster than the front tires which is strange for a front wheel drive car. I chalked it up to cheap tires. Also, there is a terrible noise coming from the rear at higher speeds. I just dealt with it and figured it was the tires. Also, as others have stated, this car handles VERY poorly in the snow and is loose in the back on normal streets. I have had other Civics that were great in snow and my other car is a Camry that is very good in snow. I couldn't figure out why this one was so different. I thought maybe because it was such a light car with fairly wide tires.

Now that I took the time to look this up online I am shocked to discover it seems to be a major manufacturing defect. It all makes sense now! This makes me upset that I never checked into it prior. I just assumed that Honda would not do something so negligent! I now plan to pursue some sort of repair (NOT at my expense) from the dealer. Based on what I am reading on here I expect it will an uphill battle to say the least.

Toyota and Honda both going down the tubes. Who'd of thunk it? Maybe I will go with a Hyundai next time! F*ck it.... I'm going bowling.

- thebiglebowski, Schaumburg, IL, US

problem #54

Jun 172010

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

Honda with 33K the tires have had it. Need to replace at the cost of $500. Tires should last longer than that.

- cattea344, Richmond, VA, US

problem #53

May 012010

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

Called Honda corporate....They act like they don't know anything...Jeez! They refer you to the dealer, who acts like they don't know anything. I made honda replace the upper control arms. What the heck is going on? Have they learned nothing from the Toyota debacle? Someones going to get badly hurt because of this and Honda's going to pay, BIG TIME. Good bye to my next Honda. My trust is gone, baby,

- Rich J., San Diego, CA, US

problem #52

Sep 272009

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

In September 2009, I replaced the factory tires due to inside wearing--they had approximately 55,000 miles. New tires installed, front alignment done. At 3000 miles on news tires, had them rotated and required both a front and rear alignment. Now at 10,000 I've been told by the dealer that the tires are threadbare on the inside and will need new tires and an arm replacement kits which is suppose to correct this problem. Why isn't this arm kit part of a recall and installed free of charge. Between new tires and kit, I'm looking at nearly $900. Honda evolving into Toyota?

- Mj S., Albany, OR, US

problem #51

Jul 142008

Civic LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

It would seem that Honda has a real problem with their rear end alignment and the defective part that is causing the problem. I am on my 3rd set of tires. When this first became apparent to me after having to replace all 4 tires at about 30000 miles and having the rear end aligned, I called my Honda dealer and told the service manager what had happened, he informed that their was a service notice out and that I should have called them instead of going to a tire dealer. I told him that if they would have sent me a notice about the problem I would have brought the car to them but what you do know you cannot act on. This was in July 2008, the dealership actually replaced the part for nothing, which based on what my service manager said at the time was what all dealers were suppose to be doing and then he got Honda to pay for 2 of the tires. Since then I have had to replace the tires again. Both times the tires I put on were Goodyear Assurances, they are good tires and are normally good for 80,000 miles all of my cars have them on.With this last set the rear end was screwed up again. After reading everything on this website, my dealership and Honda will be hearing from me along with some folks I know is DC. My Civic is just past 60,000 miles. Good Luck to all of you and do not let Honda off the hook, get your Senators and Reps involved and make Honda's life hell.

- shadowhawk72, Fort Gratiot, MI, US

problem #50

Feb 012010

Civic EX

  • Manual transmission
  • 66,000 miles

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excessive/uneven tire wear

The dealer already replaced the rear control arms a year ago and does not feel responsible for it occurring again...

Update from Jul 7, 2011: Problem still occuring... replacement tires are now damaged... No help from HONDA... registering for various applicable class action suits...

- Dennis F., Ayer, MA, US

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