really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,855 miles

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2008 Honda Civic suspension problems

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Mar 302009


  • 20,200 miles


Increasing road noise and vibration as tires were worn irregularly over the first 14 months of operation. Vehicle became increasing unstable at highway speeds, particularly in wet or snowy road conditions or when windy. Vehicle felt as if it was darting from side to side, requiring continuous minor steering corrections, and until ultimately a reduction in speed is required to regain stable control of the car. Honda acknowledges rear suspension is the cause, but does not notify owners.

- E Aurora, NY, USA

problem #10

Feb 282009


  • 7,000 miles
My 2008 Honda Civic LX coupe has under 8000 miles and is experiencing a noticeable drift to the right. I had the vehicle serviced at a Honda dealership and the alignment was corrected. The problem was resolved for a couple of weeks but has now surfaced again. The vehicle is pulling to the right and the steering wheel must be held to the left to compensate for the problem. The vehicle has not been involved in an accident or event that would have damaged any components. This appears to be a manufacturing defect.

- Clinton, TN, USA

problem #9

Nov 012008


  • 8,000 miles
I have a 2008 Honda Civic hybrid and a 2003 Honda Pilot. Both vehicles have had inner rear premature tire wear. Now both vehicles run rough and drive like 10 year old vehicles. I see other reports of other owners having the same issues. More people should log their issues here.

- Ofallon, MO, USA

problem #8

Jan 262009


  • 25,002 miles


2008 Honda Civic, rear end making horrible sound. Realize after looking online that Honda has issues with rear arm controls. Took car to dealer, they stated that my car has the "C" stamp updated rear arm controls. Rear tires severely cupped. They recommend 4 wheel alignment and purchase of two new tires. Even though this appears to be same problem that others have had they will not replace arm controls and had to pay out of pocket for repair replacement.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #7

Feb 042009


  • 22,000 miles
Noise in the rear end of my car and a vibration in the rear end, the tire wear cupped by a bad camber that has no adjustment made this way by Honda. They say they set the camber now and I had to pay for the alignment and tires. Honda knows they have this problem and I called they are doing nothing to help the people that bought their car.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 012008


  • 12,500 miles
I bought my Honda Civic exl in March of 2008. After 9 months (approx 18 K miles) of use I am finding I have to replace my tires due to unusual wear. I took the car to a tire dealership who told me that there was no warranty except defects for oem tires on this car and directed me back to the dealership where I purchased the car. I had the tire place rotate and rebalance the tires ┐ the problem worsened to the point where the vehicle severely vibrated (low and high speeds)and made noise. I took the car to the Honda dealership where purchased and who said the tires in question were worn and had flat places probably due to skidding (this car has never been 'skidded┐) and that if I had issues with the tires I should go to Bridgestone (the oem for EL400). I went to Firestone (Bridgestone dealer) and was told it was the car causing the problems. I went back to the dealer and after much discussion and getting nowhere convinced them to check alignment and suspension. They did and found the rear tire alignment off. They aligned the rear tires (the front tire alignment had no issues) and sent me on my way with no obligation to replace the worn/defective tires. I replaced the tires at my own expense to avoid potential hazard of keeping the car on the road and fearful for safety of myself, my family, and others. New car ┐ new tires in 9 months ┐ this ain┐T right. I was shocked at the fact that the oem tires had no mileage warranty and were only warranted by the tire manufacturer for defects. I was also concerned why the Honda dealership would not provide such information to the consumer at the time of sale. I have grave concern that some folks who cannot afford new tires after 9 months or sooner will continue to use and drive their car in this unsafe condition. After research I found out that a similar problem existed on 06 and 07 Honda's ┐ Honda put out a service bulletin so stating with a repair offer. Also found out others with 2008 Civics are having same problem as I have.

- Belton, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 062008


  • 17,000 miles


Uneven and unusual tread wear on the inside part of the rear tires. This causes the vehicle to handle erratically at times. This condition appears to have started several months ago and has gotten worse. This vehicle has received regularly scheduled service. There is a service bulletin 08-001 dated 02/08 on 2006 Civic model. Has this model changed over the past two years? these models appear pretty much identical.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 152008


  • 13,000 miles
At 13000 miles my rear tires on a 4 month old car were so worn, (flat spots) that in the near future I feel they would be a future road hazard possibly causing an accident or death. In my little bit of research on internet this is a on going problem for years. Dealer replaced my back tires after several trips to different repair, tire shops. Even when some shops put it in writing that excessive wear was due to mechanical failure they still said nothing wrong with car. I have a feeling I'll be back to dealer before 5000 mi more for same thing. This is truly and unsafe situation for people when if they listen to dealer and they tell them nothings wrong when clearly something is causing the uneven wear.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 182008


  • 12,000 miles
I had my tires rotated according to schedule. I left the dealer and immediately heard a very loud roaring sound from my tires. I returned to the dealer and was told the tires were not wearing evening. My vehicle only had 12,000 miles. I was later told that other Honda Civics had a control arm problem which caused the same problem but was told my vehicle was not included in this service bulletin. However, my vehicle is displaying the very same symptoms.

- Greenback, TN, USA

problem #2

Mar 152008


  • 9,114 miles
Bought car 12-31-07 bad rear tire wear causing horrible shaking at byway speeds very dangerous in 3-15-08 replaced rear tires and control arms 6-12-08 same problem occurring again dealer to replace rear control arms and all 4 tires.

- Greenwich, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 012008

Civic 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
Uneven tire wear and noise on rear of 2008 Honda Civic hybrid.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

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