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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)
2007 Honda Civic wheels / hubs problems

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2007 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #169

Sep 052018

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

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

This is the 3rd set of tires I have put on this car.

- nancysmith, Ellendale, US

problem #168

Dec 242017

Civic S 1.8L S

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,817 miles

I have been an old and loyal customer of Honda. I had purchased a Honda Civic in 2007 from prestige Honda at Chandigarh. This car has now done 85000 KMS. In this period I had to get my car tyres changed almost 4 times which means I am not getting even 20000kms per tyre change. The problem in particular is with the rear wheels which have shown uneven worn pattern. There seems to be an inward camber issue on the rear wheel owing to manufacturing defect which seems to be resulting into excessive tyre wear.

- Gaurav K., Gurgaon, India

problem #167

Nov 262010

Civic ES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

My first and LAST HONDA.... this car has had several issues the paint peeling is probably the least of it's problems.

Safety Issues - passenger side airbag - waiting over 6 months now for the parts to come in. Both visors broke - I did not know if you don't do the recall that it will expire so now I have two broken visors I would have to pay on my own to fix.

My engine block cracked about 2014. Had to have a new engine installed.

Defective rear control arm was installed (on new car) even though they knew there were problems. This caused tire wear, two sets of new tires, a class action lawsuit that was negotiated so that if you did not record the wear and tear (BEFORE YOU EVEN KNEW THERE WAS A PROBLEM) THEN YOU GOT ZERO DOLLARS REIMBURSEMENT....I am on my 3rd set of tires.

- K M., San Diego, CA, USA

problem #166

Mar 112009

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

Took the car a few times to the dealer bc I had the extended warranty, they never found anything wrong with the car just put the blame on the type of tires or blame it on the alignment. I never knew what was wrong with the car until the warranty had expired. Honda refuses to fix the control arms, I'm going to have to replace them on my own. Really like the new Honda Civics but I am never going to buy a Honda again.

- Briseida G., Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #165

Apr 102008

Civic SI 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles

This occurred at Cape Girardeau MO Honda. I had to replace >rear control arms< on my own, with my own money. Honda dealership said nothing was wrong. Would NOT correct problem. Just gave me discount on tires. Now, worker there just happened to have a side business (interesting!) that could fix the problem. Like I said, Honda dealership said nothing was wrong. The first time that they heard of that. But, I read on internet, there was problem - so they lied - but Honda would not recall... not enough deaths tied to it yet. I went through tires 3 times within a year... all four, since I also was rotating at them at the time.

One time, just before I changed out the rear control arms, I skidded across dry pavement ... like it was iced over, thought I was going to ram the bridge. Another time, belts showing one side, the inside, but the outside was great tread.

Note: After rear control arms are replaced......remember some tires are worse than others. Even the best, that I found, is really just ok (for this SI) ... TOYO...Japan Made Only. Use no other country of Toyos. Quality difference is extreme. A couple of mechanics told me this. Michelin are good also ... price is up there though.

- Mario M., Steele, MO, USA

problem #164

Aug 012014

Civic LX 1.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,137 miles

This the common problem with 06-09 Civics, rear camber is out of adjustment and it causes the rear tire to be worn out prematurely. Also in bad weather the rear end of the car fish-tails quit a bit. I talked to Honda but they failed to realize the problem and refuse to fix it. I noticed some owners have had it fixed but Honda still refuses to recognize the design flaw and fix the problem. I have been driving with this issue for over 100,000km but it is pain in the ass to replace new rear tires often and it causes the car to loose control easily in slippery weather.

Some owners have fixed the problem by replacing the rear camber and control arms out of their pocket but it's easily about $1000.00 to fix it. Honda needs to own up to their f++k up and fix the issues in future which have arisen due to their poor design and engineering flaws. Car owners pay extra money for reliability and not to deal with problems. If Honda does not improve their quality, I will definitely be looking to get other brands such as Kia, Hyundai, etc. and pay less.

- Garry G., Brampton, ON, Canada

problem #163

Nov 012015

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,061 miles

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

2007 Honda Civic with excessive rear wheel wear on the inside of the tires.

- Larry H., Langley, BC, Canada

problem #162

Sep 022015

(reported on)

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

After a cosmetic wreck due to ice in February, I got my car back from the auto shop. My car was making a really loud noise so I took it back. They said its because my tired have uneven wear and tear and they need replaced. I felt this was impossible I just got the tired replaced last year! Less than a year actually. Plus I only had the car a year before I replaced the ones before.

So I started looking into it. There was a TSB on my car for the rear upper control arms being too short which cause uneven wear and tear on my tires. Of course when I call Honda they say there is no such thing, basically I'm crazy ! Then I called a Honda dealership and they said it would cost me almost a $1000 to repair it and that is not including tires! I said why won't it be covered and they explained it was expired years ago. Mind you I only have had this car for 3 years if that.

I have not been able to drive my car outside of the city because with high speeds my tires could fall off l! So unsafe and I can't afford to pay $1000 for the repairs. I'm so annoyed it's a big inconvenience to me and my family, I can't go out of the house and do anything with this car!

- marissaoh, Urbana, OH, USA

problem #161

Nov 052013

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

ONCE AGAIN....LISTING YET ANOTHER PROBLEM....

HERE GOES....

SEVERE WEAR ON THE BACK TIRES....UNEVEN....COME TO FIND OUT....NEEDED NEW REAR ARMS AND CHAMBER KIT.

HONDA QUOTED $1600...HOLY CRAP!

ON TOP OF THAT...NEEDED NEW TIRES...THE TIRES THAT WERE ON THE VEHICLE WERE SO WORN...IT IS A BLESSING THAT I AM NOT DEAD. THE TIRES WERE ACTUALLY SHOWING WIRES......NO WONDER IT SLIPPED EVERY TIME IT RAINED....

- Laura L., Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #160

May 012015

Civic DX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,700 miles

I've concluded that there is no fix, apparently it is a design flaw. I had the rear control arms replaced under a warranty extension (last year or the year before). That "fix" did not cure the problem. I bought this car new in 2007. I continue to drive it because it is paid for and gets 32+ mpg in town. But I have to wear ear plugs when I'm driving because of the noise. I don't even know how many tires I've gone thru - a new set about ever 30 to 35 thousand miles. I have the tires rotated regularly and an alignment every time they are rotated. Noise is still unbelievable.

By the way, the car was also partially repainted under a warranty extension (so now it is a two tone blue car - why didn't they paint the entire car, rather than just 3/4 of it?), and it makes the clicking noise when turning that others have described in other TSBs.

To Honda: This is my one and only Honda purchase.

- Dan B., Memphis, TN, USA

problem #159

Apr 012015

Civic EX 1.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Have to replace rear arms or tires will wear unevenly, eventually causing heavy vibration in the steering and car in general, and eventually the tire will fail prematurely (I had a blowout).

- Adam F., Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #158

Apr 012015

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,487 miles

The noise is so loud that even the radio cannot drown the sound, plus causing minor headache when I drive at highway speeds for 30 mins straight.

Update from Aug 12, 2015: I had a 4 wheel alignment and replaced all four tires at a cost of 800 dollars.

I still hear a noise when rolling, not sure if it can be anything else.

- Alberto M., Montreal, QC, Canada

problem #157

Jan 012015

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • 73,000 miles

I'm not sure why the class action claim is closed, if there are some of us out here who should be part of it. I have to replace my rear control arms that Honda clearly knows are bad and I can't even make a claim on the class action that I should be entitled to be part of because I would have had to do it last year. I didn't know about it last year. I know about it now!

- Lacy S., Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #156

Aug 012014

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Took my car to dealership, they let me know that I needed to spend $800 to get the arms replaced or continue to go thru tires like crazy, said it would have been free, if I hadn't put snow tires on my vehicle, and by doing so I ruined my right to get it replaced for free! Nice concern for customer safety!

When I said I wasn't going to spend $800 and would rather give my money to tire places than to this Honda dealership which has been screwing me over for years now they said fine. I have now been through 4 sets of tires in 3 years, each time I go to a tire place they tell me how unsafe this is, that the tires are wearing out in a spot that I can't see and therefore won't know before there is a serious problem.

I also have the same issues as others on here, the steering wheel vibrates badly anytime I go over 47 mph, severe brake issues, broken visor that Honda won't fix when they know there are safety issues. I will never buy another Honda again, ZERO customer service or customer concern. I have dumped nearly $10,000 in repairs on this car which only has 50,000 miles and it is an unsafe piece of crap of crap. SHAME ON HONDA! If anyone can help please let me know, thanks!

- Tessa S., Meridian, ID, US

problem #155

Jan 222015

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,144 miles

Bought the car used and put in new tires in June 2013. Took the car in for an oil change at Honda dealership in January 2015 and they tell me that the rear upper control arms need to be replaced and tires as well due to uneven wear. I have only driven the car 15,000 miles.

This is very disappointing and I wish I knew about this a year ago before the deadline for the class action suit.

I'm also seeing that some people are replacing the control arms but still running into the same problem again after some time. Is there a certain control arm we need to get to avoid this problem?

- Anson V., Henderson, NV, USA

problem #154

Jul 012013

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles

This is my mom's car, who is older and drives really slow everywhere she goes. This car is driven very easy. Well, I borrowed her car and it had an awful sound coming from the rear. Mom knows nothing about cars and never complains, so she just ignored it. I looked at the tires and it scared me to death. I replaced her tires thinking it was defective tires. We have replaced the rear 3 times and the shop has worked on the rear suspension due to the Honda service bulletin concerning this issue a lot of cars are having. So, I check her car again and scalloped tires again. If something happens to anyone driving that car, I will with no doubt, personally open a lawsuit with Honda. The evidence of this issue is well documented and is all over and easy to find. Shame on Honda for putting peoples lives in jeopardy! .

- steved1, Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #153

Jul 012009

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I have purchased 4 sets of tires for my 2007 Civic, 1 Set of premature shocks, complained numerous times about vibration and noises and only in 2013 did Honda come forward and fix the control arm under a recall action. So since I had just purchased tires the dealer said they could probably help me out if I brought the paperwork in - when I went back several months later with the paperwork I was told I had to do it online.

Anyway, hundreds or thousands of dollars wasted on my 4th brand new Honda that seems like a lemon. Not sure whether I will purchase a 5th Honda....

- Kathy H., Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #152

Oct 252014

Civic EX 1.8L/4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,340 miles

I just recently started hearing a weird scraping noise coming from under my car. My brother in-law who had replaced my front brakes about 14 months ago took a look. He discovered that my rear brakes were really worn. When he took the rear tires off to replace the brakes we discovered the uneven tire wear. I had received the notice of the class action settlement, but had no issues at the time so I did nothing. Now I don't know what to do. Clearly it is a major problem that should be fixed by Honda.

- April M., West Kingston, RI, USA

problem #151

Oct 242014

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

I have been telling my regular auto shop for over 2 years now (holy crap!!!) that I have a lot of vibration on the freeway. Today when getting an oil change, I again, stated that there is a lot of vibration and 'rough' driving. Upon further investigation, the shop worker saw that the rear control arms have never been replaced and now my 100,000 mile warranty tires that I only have 35,000 miles on, have to be replaced. Not only that, but I have to pay out of pocket for the replacement of the rear control arms AND the tires!!

- Bethany R., Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #150

Sep 172014

Civic 1.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

We did 4,000 miles from Green Bay to Boston MA and up to Quebec City returning by the Trans Canadian (wonderful trip). However upon our return our Honda made a horrible throbbing sound from the rear train. Turns out the rear tires were cupped badly. We had the tires changed but found out it was an issue with the rear tires on many Honda Civics.

- Dale V., Pembine, WI, USA

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