2008 Honda Civic Hybrid wheels / hubs problems: excessive wear and tear on tires

Excessive Wear And Tear On Tires

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
48,050 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. replace rear upper control arms (1 reports)
  3. replaced rear control arms (1 reports)
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 012014

Civic Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,043 miles


After only 1 year and 5 months, rear tires need to be replaced because of excessive wear. Went to dealer but could only suggest I bring car in after I get new tires and then they would take a look to see what the problem is.

- Margaret C., Parachute, CO, US

problem #7

Jun 252010

Civic Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,637 miles

Could not believe that I had to replace all 4 tires when I haven't even reached 20,000 miles on the tires.

- Margaret C., Parachute, CO, US

problem #6

Mar 292013

Civic Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,690 miles

This was the third time had to get new tires because of the tire wear.

- Margaret C., Parachute, CO, US

problem #5

Jun 232014

Civic Hybrid Hybrid 1.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles


This problem seems to be fairly well known. It seems Honda is not willing to take responsibility for the problem.

- 79tique, Sisters, OR, US

problem #4

Mar 022009

Civic Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Ever since I bought this car, it has eaten the tires. The shop class at my high school got the suspension close so that for about a year, the problem was lessened. My recent tires lasted less than half their expected life span, and my wife and I nearly crashed driving in the rain, due to unexpected tire wear.

- Stephen P., Baton Rouge, LA, US

problem #3

Mar 042013

Civic Hybrid

  • CVT transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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I'd love to egg my Honda dealer. I've never heard of A FACTORY BULLETIN FOR REAR CONTROL ARMS!! Last year we had to replace tires bought at Costco in less than 15 months of use because of wear. So we bought better tires with 60000 mile warranty. I had an alignment in July 2012 and now again in October 2013. After bring in my car to have the tires rotated again I was told they had severe cupping & were legally bald in less than 9 months of use. Top it off at the last rotation less than 8000 miles ago there were no issues!!!

- Mary W., Abuquerque, NM, US

problem #2

Feb 022009

Civic Hybrid Hybrid

  • CVT transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I kept complaining that my car would start to shake when i went over 20 mph. The dealer said that the tires were wearing the wrong way. Without asking me they replaced the rear control arms at no cost, admitting that it was a manufacturing problem. Since it was Honda's problem why wouldn't they replace my tires? Their answer was..because Honda uses a tire chart and your mileage was over. I called Honda's corp office and the call taker kept talking about his tire chart. When I asked to speak to his supervisor he said he was the supervisor and that I should make a complaint with the BBB. WOW

- David K., Brooklyn, NY, US

problem #1

Jul 312009

Civic Hybrid 1.3L

  • CVT transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Excessive camber caused irregular tire wear, tires worn out at 25000 miles. The car was exclusively serviced by the selling dealer, Bosak Honda in Highland IN.Tires were checked off as OK until road noise became unbearable. Excessive camber has been a problem with this model, but the car was outside the VIN range. Apparently,the problem extends beyond this range. Honda is in denial on this. I was denied a meeting with the district service manager. I called Honda customer service in CA, and was treated like an idiot by a condescending individual named Juan Carlos who told me that he was the highest ranking Honda representative that I would be "allowed" to communicate with!! He further stated that consideration for my issued was denied.

- John S., Crown Point, IN, US

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