THE TOP 16 ISSUES OF HONDA CIVIC

the top common issues of honda civic

THE TOP 16 ISSUES OF HONDA CIVIC

the top common issues of honda civic

The Honda Civic is a line of small cars manufactured by Honda. Originally a subcompact, the Civic has gone through several generational changes, becoming both larger and more upmarket and moving into the compact car segment. EPA guidelines for vehicle size class stipulate a car having combined passenger and cargo room of 110 to 119.9 cubic feet (3,110 to 3,400 L) is considered a mid-size car, and as such the tenth generation Civic sedan is technically a small-end mid-size car, although it still competes in the compact class.The Civic coupe is still considered a compact car. The Civic currently falls between the Honda Fit and Honda Accord.

The first Civic was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door model, followed by a three-door hatchback that September. With an 1169 cc transverse engine and front-wheel drive like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions. Initially gaining a reputation for being fuel-efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly, later iterations have become known for performance and sportiness, especially the Civic Type R, Civic VTi, Civic GTi and Civic SiR/Si.

The Civic has been repeatedly rebadged for international markets, and served as the basis for the Honda CR-X, the Honda CR-X del Sol, the Honda Concerto, the first generation Honda Prelude, the Honda Civic Shuttle (later to become the Honda Orthia), and the Honda CR-V.

In Japan, as customers increasingly shifted to minivans and compact cars like Honda Fit, production of non-hybrid Civic ended in August 2010 when it no longer complied with Japanese Government dimension regulations in the width category. However, production of Civic and Civic hybrid for export markets continued.

BELOW ARE THE LIST OF COMMON ISSUES OF THIS CAR

Affected vehicles : All models.

Problem : ABS warning lamp, brake system warning lamp and handbrake ON warning lamp illuminate when starting engine.

Cause :

Possible trouble codes stored.
Battery voltage low when starting engine.

 

Remedy

Check for trouble codes. Rectify faults as necessary. Charge or replace battery.






Affected vehicles.

Civic, MY 2006-07. CR-V, MY 2007.

Problem

Trouble code stored: U0122.

Possible CAN data bus trouble codes stored.

Cause

Poor earth connection for ABS control module.

Remedy

Locate and check condition of earth point: Civic – behind front bumper.
CR-V – under ABS control module. If required: Clean/tighten earth point.
Check for trouble codes. Rectify faults as necessary.






Affected vehicles : All models, 2005-08.

Problem: Front brake judder.

Cause :Excessive front brake disc runout.

Remedy

Check front brake disc runout is less than 0,04 mm. Reface or replace front brake discs as necessary.
Check front brake disc thickness variation is less than 0,015 mm. Reface or replace front brake discs as necessary.


Affected vehicles : All models, 2006-08.

Problem

1.Starter motor not operating.
2.ASM transmission gear position indicator flashes. ASM transmission unable to select neutral. Trouble codes stored: 0909, 0919.

Cause :ASM transmission control module software fault.

Remedy

If trouble codes stored: P0909, P0919. Erase trouble codes.
If trouble codes can be erased: Install upgraded ASM transmission control module software.
If trouble codes cannot be erased or ASM transmission gear selector assembly is unable to select neutral: Ensure engine earth lead fitted and in good condition.
Remove ASM transmission gear selector assembly from transmission. Manually select neutral. Refit ASM transmission gear selector assembly.
Erase trouble codes.
Install upgraded ASM transmission control module software.


Affected vehicles:All models, 2006-07.

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Problem: Retractable door mirror not working correctly.

Cause : Incorrect synchronization of retractable door mirror motor mechanism.

Remedy : Re-synchronize retractable door mirror by operating 3-4 times. If synchronization unsuccessful, renew door mirror.


Affected vehicles : All models.

Problem: Front doors difficult to open from outside. Front doors will not open from outside.

Cause:
Front door misaligned.
Front door handle release cable incorrectly adjusted. Front door lock mechanism faulty.

Remedy

Ensure front door is correctly aligned.
Ensure front door handle release cable is correctly adjusted. If front door handle release cable is correctly adjusted:
Renew front door lock mechanism.


 

Affected vehicles : All models.

Problem: Splashing noise heard from under front seats when accelerating and braking. Splashing noise heard from instrument panel when accelerating and braking.

Cause: Fuel movement in fuel tank. More pronounced due to fuel tank positioned under front seats.

Remedy: No action required. Normal operational characteristic.


Affected vehicles: All models, 2006-08.

Problem:
Starter motor not operating.
ASM transmission gear position indicator flashes. ASM transmission unable to select neutral. Trouble codes stored: 0909, 0919.

Cause:
ASM transmission control module software fault.

Remedy

If trouble codes stored: P0909, P0919. Erase trouble codes.
If trouble codes can be erased: Install upgraded ASM transmission control module software.
If trouble codes cannot be erased or ASM transmission gear selector assembly is unable to select neutral: Ensure engine earth lead fitted and in good condition.
Remove ASM transmission gear selector assembly from transmission. Manually select neutral. Refit ASM transmission gear selector assembly.
Erase trouble codes.
Install upgraded ASM transmission control module software.

NOTE: To carry out an effective repair a software upgrade will be required – refer to manufacturer.


Affected vehicles :All models.

Problem : Squeaking/creaking noise when clutch pedal depressed or released.

Cause: Cruise control clutch pedal switch contaminated with dirt.

Remedy :Clean and lubricate contact point between cruise control clutch pedal switch and clutch pedal.


Affected vehicles
All 5-door models with 1,4/1,8 engines and manual transmission, 2006.
All 5-door models with 1,4/1,8 engines and auto shift manual (ASM) transmission, 2006.

Problem
Gears difficult to engage. Poor gear selection.
Possible auto shift manual (ASM) transmission trouble codes stored: P0909, P0919.

Cause
Foreign objects and/or debris in gear selection mechanism.

Remedy
Remove any foreign objects and/or debris from gear selection mechanism.


Affected vehicles
All models, 2006-08.

Problem
Starter motor not operating.
ASM transmission gear position indicator flashes. ASM transmission unable to select neutral. Trouble codes stored: 0909, 0919.

Cause
ASM transmission control module software fault.

Remedy
If trouble codes stored: P0909, P0919. Erase trouble codes.
If trouble codes can be erased: Install upgraded ASM transmission control module software.
If trouble codes cannot be erased or ASM transmission gear selector assembly is unable to select neutral: Ensure engine earth lead fitted and in good condition.
Remove ASM transmission gear selector assembly from transmission. Manually select neutral. Refit ASM transmission gear selector assembly.
Erase trouble codes.
Install upgraded ASM transmission control module software.

NOTE: To carry out an effective repair a software upgrade will be required – refer to manufacturer.


 

Affected vehicles
All models with VTEC engine.

Problem
Poor engine performance.
Engine malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminated.
Trouble codes stored in engine control module (ECM) fault memory: 22-4.

Cause
Engine oil level incorrect.
Oil supply pressure to variable valve timing (VVT) system too low.

Remedy
Top up engine oil to correct level.





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