really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,136 miles

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2008 Honda Civic drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Aug 102010


  • 23,000 miles


2008 Honda Civic hybrid with 24,000 miles with hybrid battery and performance degradation that is, at times, a real issue. Battery doesn't hold charge very long and very adversely affects acceleration. Problem is very repetitive and very adversely affects acceleration. Honda's recall software update was applied within the last 30 days but battery is still not holding a charge and acceleration degradation and safety remains an increasing concern. Honda should replace these degraded batteries but won't take any action until an ima light comes on - at which time, the battery would be almost fully degraded. Battery degradations happens very often - even after the recent Honda software update and many Honda Civic hybrid owners are very concerned about this performance issue.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Dec 152009


  • 12,000 miles
Pulled into a parking space at place of work. Placed foot on brake. Put vehicle in park. Did not remove key from ignition and car moved forward hitting a fence and into a building (brick wall) finally stopping. Vehicle is a 2008 Honda Civic 4-door ex model. Unable to stop vehicle.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 042008


  • 2,000 miles
While driving at various speeds from local road to highway use, attempts to accelerate moderately cause car to jerk forward and backward, and car does not accelerate properly. Engine seems fine and seems as if power is transmitted intermittently to wheels. Occurs every now and then, approximately 5 times over 10 month period (first occurrence listed below). Taking foot off gas, and then re-accelerating usually restores normal operation. The model is the Honda Civic hybrid, so believe it is slippage in the cvt (continuously variable transmission).

- Richmond Hill, 00, USA

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