2008 Honda CIVIC Electrical System problems & defects.

2008 Honda CIVIC Electrical System problems & defects.
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Free information about the most common 2008 Honda CIVIC problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Honda CIVIC, driving a 2008 Honda CIVIC, or if you are planning to purchase one, review reported Electrical System problems and defects. Total Honda reports: 27.

I Own A 2008 honda civic, Six Months. I Have Been Having Problem With The Ignition System. In The Morning, When I Try To Start, No Connection Or Sometimes, Just A Little Crank. I Have To Try A Few Times To Get It To Work. I Took To honda Of Conyers In Georgia. They Have It There Overnight And They Cant Find Anything. It First Started In December 2008. *tr

Mileage was 4867 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFA165X8H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in MCDONOUGH, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 10, 2008

On Very Cold Mornings, When I Try To Start My Car It Does Not Start. I Will Have To Turn The Switch A Few Times Before It Will Start. There Is No Clicking Sound Or Any Sound As To Indicate The Engine Is Trying To Start. After A Few Times Of Turning The Switch The Car Starts. This Has Happen Approx. 4 Times Over The Past 4 Months. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 16230 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 27, 2009

Odometer – Just Had 10,000 Mile Service Done 2 Weeks Ago, But Had Less Than 9,000 Miles. I Take Public Transportation To Work So My Yearly Mileage Is Low. While Driving My Care To The Bus Stop This Morning, I Noticed That My Odometer Reads Over 14,400 Miles – -that Means I Have Driven Over 5,500 Miles In Two Weeks – -almost As Much As I Have Driven For An Entire Year. The Odometer Has Obviously Jumped 5,000+ Miles. I Am Convinced This Is Not A Dealer Service Scam Because The Oil Change Reminder Sticker They Placed In The Upper Left Corner Of My Windshield Shows My Next Service In November 09 With An Anticipated 13,000 Mile Usage. This Issue Is Huge For Me Because I Lease This Car, And Now This Could Dramatically Impact The Wear And Tear Issue Along With My Mileage Allowance. The Dealer Wants Me To Bring In The Car Which I Will Do As Soon As Possible. I Did Ask The Service Rep To Make Note Of My Name And Complaint So That When I Come In They Cannot Claim I Added That Much Mileage. *tr

Mileage was 9000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 22, 2009

When Coming To A Low Speed Stop The Engine Shuts Off At About 6 Mph And The Braking System Goes Manual Reducing Braking Effect By Over 60%. This Has Resulted In A Minor Accident Requiring The Replacement Of The Front Bumper. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 3500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36218S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in PORT ST LUCIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 6 mph.

Apr 23, 2009

I Had An Incident With My 2008 honda civic. I Was Pulling Into The Church Parking Lot And Turned To Park In The Grass Next To Another Vehicle When I Lost The Steering And Then Suddenly The Car Jumped Forward Out Of Control And Crashed Into A Tree About 10 Ft In Front Of Me. I Thought The Gas Pedal Had Stuck But The Adjustor Was Not Able To Confirm That This Was The Case. I Never Put My Foot On The Gas Pedal-i Was Braking And Going Less Than 10 Mi/hr At The Time. I Have Been Unable To Find Out What Caused The Car To Leap Forward And Accelerate. I Have Had No Other Incidents With This Vehicle. I Have Put Around 35,000 Miles On The Car Mostly Highway Driving. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 35052 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFA16518H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in ENGLEWOOD, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Nov 22, 2009

Currently I Have 32,277 Miles And Don’t Drive It, It’s Not Safe To Drive. I Take A Bus :) 1# Trans Locked At 60mph On Hwy And Caused Almost A Fatal Crash! At 23,000 Miles. Car Was Able To Drive Up To 15mpg Having Appx. 6000rpms. Car Left At Dealership And Only Pcm Software Was Upd. No Lockups Are Occurring, But Trans Is Weaving, Harsh Start/stop Often!/unexpected Shutdown. Dealership Found Service Bulletin #08-014 (harsh Engagement), Upd. The On Board Computer And Symptoms Are Much Worse Than Previously. Lower Mpg ( 25-28 ), Much Worse Performance, Unexpected Battery Discharge, Weaving, Low Accel. Dealer Duplicated Problems, But Said “it’s Ok” And Problems Is Untouched. Since They Updated The System, The Hybrid Option Is Not Kicking In As Before. Prev. I Was Able To Drive Slowly Only On Hybrid, Now I Can’t. No Actions Are Taken To Resolve The Issue. Once They Changed The Ima Batt Pack, But This Did Not Help And I See Not A Difference. Complained Again, And Absolutely No Response. Brakes Are Malfunctioning. Brake Fluid Is Missing, Dealer Said “[xxx], It’s A Mystery”. Depending On Outside Temp, Battery Charge Level And Car Temp Breaks Work Diff! Occasionally While Slowing Down, The Battery Level Reaches Full And You Must Press The Pedal As Hard As You Can To Stop. This Has Caused Small Crashes And Once Brakes Did Not Work, Or I Pressed Too Lightly ( Cold Outside With Full Battery ) And Unfortunately I Couldn’t Stop On Time And Ran Over A Pedestrian. She Is Badly Injured And Suing My Insurance Company! Dealer Rec. To “change Car, Better To Buy Not A honda And Don’t Bother Them If Nothing Is Broken.” Police Report Ready To Present. These Are Only The Major Issues I’m Having. I Would Need Much More Space To Write 20 Pgs Essay. Minor Issues: – Super Fast Tire Wear ( After 20,000 ) And Now Again At 32,000 – Not Working Climate Ctrl System – Check Engine, Ima Light, Brake System And Airbag Lights On. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36298S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Feb 28, 2010

2008 honda civic Hybrid,(problem), Ima Battery Discharge, While Driving The Battery Will Discharge To 0 Or 1 Bar And Motor Assist Will Not Work Until Battery Charges Up, Which Can Take Awhile, With No Assist The Car Is Slow And Dangerous. Also With Low Or No Battery Power The Gas Mileage Drops About 20%. The Reason You Buy A Hybrid. After Research On The Web This Seems To Be A Large Problem Many Other Have It Appears That honda Doesn’t Have A Fix For This Problem. The Dealer Will Reprogram Your Ima System Which Doesn’t Allow For As Much Battery Backup,which Also Decreases Gas Mileage. This Gives The Mpg Of Many Other Cheaper Non Hybrid Cars. If After Many Battery Discharges And If The Diagnostic Computer Shows That The Battery Is Bad Then A New Battery Can Be Installed, The Problem Still Is There, The Reprogrammed Ima System Still Doesn’t Allow For Full Battery Backup And The Mpg Will Not Increase To New Care Status. Again, Not What You Paid For In The First Place. I Think honda Needs To Address This Problem. Many Hybrid Owners Simply Want What They Bought In The First Place. I Think With Your Help,maybe honda Will Step Up To The Plate And Address This Problem And Not Try To Cover Up Or Prolong The Battery With Updates To The Ima System Which Appears Not To Help, This Seems To Prolong Battery Life, But Doesn’t Allow For The Full Benefit Of The Hybrid Concept. *tr

Mileage was 19800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36228S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in LAKELAND, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 31, 2010

My 2008 honda civic Hybrid Has Had Two Basic Problems. One, It Simply Doesn’t Deliver The Mileage Promised On The Car Sticker And That Mileage Keeps Dropping. The Second Item Which I Had Not Thought Was Related And Which Is A Safety Issue, Several Times After Long Trips On The Highway, When I Approached A Hill Or Was Going Up One, The Car Would Stall Out Or Refuse To Move, Despite Pushing On The Accelerator While The Engine Was On And In Drive Gear. Several Times It Would Start Rolling Back Down The Hill Or Would Impede Traffic Behind Me. Once The Car Sat For A While, It Would Resume Working Properly, So I Never Reported The Problem To The Dealer As I Could Not Replicate It. In This Morning’s La Times Cover Story About honda Being Under State Scrutiny For The Gas Mileage Problem, Several People Interviewed Related A Similar Problem To Mine. That’s When The “aha” Took Place That Maybe My Car’s Problems Were Related. Luckily I Did Not Suffer Any Injuries Or Crashes Due To This Issue, But The Potential For Great Damage Is There. Please Investigate This Issue And Let Me Know If There Is Anything I Can Do To Forward The Investigation. Thanks. *tr

Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36248S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in VENICE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 21, 2010

My 2008 honda civic Hybrid’s Ima Battery Is Discharging Fully And Not Recharging Itself. This Occurs Often In My Hot City. It Makes It A Major Safety Problem When Trying To Merge Lanes. When The Battery Fails To Assist The Motor, Acceleration Is Near Impossible, Making It A Major Safety Complaint. This Is Well-documented In The Press. The Failure Occurs Anytime In Heat. Software Update Was Performed, And It Didn’t Help The Battery To Charge. Max Battery Capacity May Have Declined As A Result Of This Defect. *tr

HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CHARLESTON, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 01, 2010

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. *tr

Mileage was 23000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36238S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 10, 2010

We Own A 2008 honda civic Hybrid. The Ima Battery Frequently In Hot Weather Goes Down To Nothing, And Car Has Difficulty. Received The Recall Notice From honda Regarding Update To Computer Software. When I Took The Car In, I Asked Specifically If This Would Decrease The Gas Mileage, As The Ima Battery Assist Would Not Come On As Frequent. I Was Told, “no, Gas Mileage Should Be The Same” Well, The Gas Mileage Has Decreased Approximately 3-4 Miles Per Gallon. The Ima Battery Assist Does Not Come On, And Makes Acceleration For Passing And Merging Onto Freeway Difficult. If Possible, Would Prefer To Have The Old Software Re-installed. I Believe honda Did This Update On The Software, As They Were Probably Not Wanting To Replace Anymore Batteries At $3,000.00 A Pop. The Performance Is Lacking, And Needless To Say, We Are Considering Trading The Vehicle In. honda Needs To Do What Is Right. We Do Not Want This To Turn Into A Toyota Debacle. *tr

HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CORONA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 21, 2010

2008 honda civic Hybrid. Had Battery Computer Replaced Per honda Request And Experiencing Loss Of Power Going Up Inclines And Going Backwards Downhill In Low Gear. Had Family In Car And Never Had This Problem Before Going Up This Hill. This Car Will Go Up This Hill With Less People But We Never Had This Problem Before. *tr

Mileage was 9240 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36208S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in ALHAMBRA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph.

Aug 04, 2010

We Received A Letter From honda Stating That There Was A Recall On The Software Stating That A Software Update Was Needed To Be Done On The Car To Help The Battery Life Of The Car. So We Brought It In To Be Serviced And Ever Since, We’ve Lost Power To The Car, And Lost Mpg That Used To Be Approx. 38 Mpg To Now 29 Mpg, The Same As Our ’99 civic Coup Dx, That Is Not A Hybrid. My Wife, While Going Onto The Freeway Was Almost Hit, While Trying To Accelerate. My Wife Is Now Hates Driving The Car She Used To Love. We Live In A Hilly Area. When Trying To Accelerate Up A Hill We Drive Everyday, If The Battery Charge Is 4 Blocks Or Lower, It Doesn’t Even Assist. It’s All The Gas Engine. The Battery Rarely Kicks In So That Defeats The Hybrid Theory And Just Adds More Pollution That honda Purports That It Doesn’t. To Put It Straight, This Is Not The Car I Bought And Have Been Frustrated With The Experience. I’ve Brought My Car Back To honda To Try To Get The Software Issue Resolved. They Stated That There Is Nothing Wrong With The Car, Engine Or Battery That Everything Is Fine. When Asked For An Explanation For The Loss Of Power And Mpg, They Said That I Should Try A Higher Octane Of Gas Or A Different Brand. I Have Always Used The Highest Octane Gas From Different Gas Stations Without Any Issues Before The Software Upgrade. So That Isn’t The Problem. They Have Refused To Say That There Is An Issue With Their “software Upgrade”. I Have Pretty Much Wasted $26,000+ On Purchasing This Car. All I Can Say Is This Is Shame On Another Big Company, Trying To Save $$ By Taking Advantage Of Their Own Loyal Customers. Thank You honda! *tr

Mileage was 21010 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36298S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in DIAMOND BAR, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 04, 2010

In August 2010 I Took My 2008 honda civic Hybrid To The Dealer For Routine Maintenance. The Dealer Performed A Purported Software Update On The Battery System Without Notifying Me Until Afterwards. Immediately Upon Leaving The Dealer, I Noticed A Profound Reduction In Power And Acceleration. On The Freeway Portion Of The Drive Home, I Was Almost Rear-ended Twice As I Drove In The Slow Lane Up A Minor Grade Where The Vehicle Could Not Accelerate Over 40 Miles Per Hour (with The Pedal Fully Depressed In The Passing Gear)– Prior To This Date I Had Driven My Vehicle For Its Prior 20 Months Of Ownership Up That Same Grade At 70mph. Additionally, Prior To This Date I Had Never Even Utilized The “s” Gear On My Transmission. Ever Since honda‘s Software Update My Car Has Become A Severely Underpowered Accident Waiting To Happen. I Am Reduced To Driving In The Slow Lane On The Freeway With Vehicles Flashing Me As They Approach A 40-45 Mph Vehicle At 60-70 Mph From Behind. I Have Called The honda Service Departments At Several Local Dealers Regarding This Problem, And Get A Universal Response- “wait For Your System To Adjust To The Software Update” Or “you Need To Adjust Your Driving”. What The Heck Does This Mean? I Drove The Vehicle Fine For 20 Months Prior To The Software Update And Now It Drives Like A 20 Year Old 4 Cylinder Engine With 2 Bad Pistons. The Decreased Power And Acceleration Are A Dangerous Accident In The Making. I Am Fearful Of Being Rear Ended. This Is An Every Day Problem That Was Caused By This “software Update” And I Suspect That It Is Happening To Every 2006-2008 honda civic Hybrid That Goes To The Dealer For This Software Update. An Additional Consequence Of This Alleged “software Update” Is A Profound Drop In Gas Mileage From Approximately 37 Combined Mpg Prior To “update” To 29-30 Post “update”. I Have Never Lodged A Complaint With Any Organization Before, But Like I’ve Previously Stated, This “update” Is A Danger To The Public. *tr

Mileage was 13500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36238S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in GLENDALE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Aug 10, 2010

I Have A 2008 honda civic Hybrid Since It Was Brand New, Never A Problem. In July I Received A Letter Explaining A Software Upgrade That Was To Help The Live Of My Ima Battery. Since This “upgrade” My Ima Motor Does Not Assist All The Time. Specifically When Going Up Hills And When Trying To Merge Onto A Freeway/highway It Will Not Kick In. I Would Guess 20% Of The Time It Does Not Engage At All. I Have Taken It To Darryl Waltrip honda In Franklin, Tn. They Saw The Problem And Agreed It Was A Problem But Then After Talking With “corporate” Have Decided It Is Not A Problem. I’m Nervous That I Do Not Have The Proper Acceleration In These Circumstances. I Have Now Read Numerous Similar Complaints Online. Something Should Be Done About This. *tr

Mileage was 50000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in JOELTON, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 15, 2010

Have A 08 civic Hybrid With 89k Miles. Got The Recent Battery Software Upgrade Several Weeks Ago. Have Had A Sudden Drop In Battery Charge Down To One Or Two Bars, Both Before And After The Upgrade. Recovery Usually Fairly Quick, Driving On The Interstate, 72 Mph, All Of A Sudden Dash Went Dark And Engine Stopped. No Warnings Or Lights Beforehand. Coasted To The Side Of The Road. Able To Restart Immediately. Happened Twice More Over The Next 30 Minutes. These Times Put The Car In Neutral And Restarted As I Coasted. Tank About 1/3 Full With Shell Gas. Filled The Tank With Off Brand Gas And Drove The Rest Of The Way Ok. Took It To honda Dealer. They Checked Engine (no Codes) And electrical System. Nothing Found. Have To Drive This Car Every Weekend For 400 Mile Round Trip. Concerned About Upcoming Weekend. *tr

Mileage was 89000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in PERRYSBURG, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 73 mph.

Oct 11, 2010

2008 honda civic Repeatedly Has Failed To Stop (three Separate Incidents, Three Different Drivers). honda Refuses To Replace Vehicle. *tr The Consumer Also Stated, The Vehicle Would Not Start. Updated 09/20/12

Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA16568L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in FARNINGTON HILLS, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. HONDA CIVIC 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Oct 23, 2010

I Have 2008 honda civic Hybrid Had No Problems Until August 2010 When They Sent A Letter To Have A Software Upgrade For The Ima Integrated Motor Assist Battery After Having The Upgrade I Had Loss Of Power When Acceleration The Ima Seems Towork 50-75 Percent Less Then What It Use Too Also My Battery Indicator Had Never Been Down To 4 Bars Before The Upgrade But After It Was Done Seems Like It Wants To Stay Right At 4 Most Of The Time So Inturn The Ima Doesn’t Use The Battery I Have Lose 10+ Mpg I Use To Get 45-48 Now I Get 32-35 So Now Its Like Driving A Under Powered civic The Worst Is When You Try To Take Off Or If You Need To Accelerate To Merge On The Freeway You Might Have Some Ima Or Not You Just Don’t Know. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36248S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in GERMANTOWN, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS.

Dec 01, 2010

2008 honda civic Hybrid Appears To Have Problem With Battery System; Overheats And Looses Charge. honda Has Issued Software Update To “repair” The Problem, However, This Update Robs The Car Of Acceleration Power Thus Making It Dangerous To React To An Emergency Situation. *tr

Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36278S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in HERNDON, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS.

Aug 10, 2010

’08 honda civic Hybrid Experiencing A Dramatic Decrease In Fuel Economy. Ima Battery Suspected. Dealership Upgraded Software (as Per honda Recall) And Told Me That To Get Better Mpg’s I Should Shut Off My Heater (we Live In Wisconsin!) And Recommended An Air Filter Change. I Stated That An Air Filter And Shutting Off The Heat Would Not Increase My Mpg’s From 28-31 Back Up To It’s Prior Performance Range Of 40-50. Vehicle Is Still Dramatically Underperforming. Note: Service Advisor @ Bergstrom honda Admitted That In His 4 Years There That He Has Seen Many civic Hybrids With Severe Tire Cupping (i Previously Filed Complaints On This Issue Also, Vehicle Is Going On It’s 3rd Set Of Tires Within 57,927 Miles!) And Also Mentioned The Poor Performance After The honda Software Upgrades To Fix The Ima Issues. It Is My Belief That honda Is Well Aware Of The Ima Issues And Is Trying To Hide Them Under The Software Update (to Save Replacing “x” Number Of Expensive Hybrid Battery’s). I Believe That As Owners We Have Lost Valuable Lifespan On These Batterys And That We Have Lost Out On A Good Portion Of Our Hybrid Battery Warranty Coverage Due To honda‘s Design. *tr

Mileage was 56927 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36248S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in APPLETON, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. HONDA CIVIC 2008 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Mar 03, 2011

Significant Drop In Mileage Since The “software Upgrade” On My 2008 civic Hybrid. Electric Motor Does Not Always Kick In When Extra Power Is Needed. I Called The honda A Local honda Dealer…the Service Rep Said He Would Need The Car For Several Days And Needed To Drive It 140 Miles To Diagnose The Problem. I Next Called The Corporate Office To Complain…the Rep I Spoke With Said I Should Take It To A Dealer, But Also Acknowledged The Problem. He Said There Was No Current Fix Of The “upgrade” And He Did Not Know If It Was Being Worked On. I Pointed Out To Him If They Already Know There Is A Problem, Going To The Dealer Makes No Sense. *tr

Mileage was 28000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 01, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2008 honda civic Hybrid. The Contact Was Driving Approximately 20 Mph When The Engine Stalled Without Prior Warning. The Engine Restarted And Resumed Normally Yet The Failure Recurred Intermittently. Also, When Driving Up An Incline The Vehicle Would Not Accelerate Over A Certain Speed. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Authorized Dealer Five Different Times For The Identical Failure. The Computerized System Software Was Upgraded And The Technician Stated That The Vehicle Would Operate Properly Yet The Failure Persisted. The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 8,000.

Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA362X8S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Feb 12, 2009

At Approximately 30k Miles The Hybrid Battery Charging Capacity Started To Decrease. The Battery Would Not Hold A Charge As Long. honda Sent Letters Out To Have A Software Patch Put In To Prolong The Life Of The Battery. Therefore They Know They Have A Problem. The Software Made Things Even Worse By Degrading Mpg And Power On Acceleration. The electrical Motor Torque Is Not Enough To Make A Diff With The Underpowered 1.3 Engine This Car Has. Too Many Times When Starting From A Stop The Car Has No Power And There Is A Actual Delay And Very Slow Acceleration. Running The Car With The Air On Is Even Worse. My Wife Is Afraid To Drive This Car And honda Will Not Do Anything About This . Its Pushed From Dealer To honda Corp Back And Forth. The Car Is Dangerous To Drive. *tr

Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36208S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in HORSHAM, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. HONDA CIVIC 2008 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 29, 2010

My Wife Was Headed Home From Work (approximately 5 Pm) When She Had To Stop In Traffic On A Fairly Steep Hill, With An Outside Temperature At, Or Near, 100 Degrees. When She Attempted To Resume Forward She Pressed The Gas On Her 2008 honda civic Hybrid And The Car Started To Roll Backwards Into Another Car. The Transmission Was In Drive, She Switched To The Lowest Range, Still The Car Would Not Move Forward. As A Result, She Had To Wave Cars Behind Her Around While All She Could Do Was Hold The Brakes Until She Could Manage To Roll Backwards Down This Hill To Safety. She Then Changed Routes That Had Substantially More Congestion, But Smaller Hills. Hills Are A Way Of Life In The Atlanta Metro Area, So Are High Temperatures In July. She Has Mentioned That This Vehicle Has Terrible Acceleration On Some Lesser Hills In Hot Weather Over The Past 2 Years, But Never Experienced Anything As Dangerous As This Incident.this Malady Has Been Reported A Minimum Of 2-3 Times To The honda Dealership She Purchased It From, Heritage honda, Rome, Ga. I Wouldn’t Allow Her To Use It Until honda Sorted Out The Malfunction. Well, I Spent The Day There, They Did Computer Analysis, Technician Interfaced With honda Tech Line, Even Sent A “snapshot” Of The Vehicle’s Computer Data When It Actually Recreated The Same Condition For The Mechanic On A Steep Hill. None-the-less, I Left There Hopeful That honda Would Resolve Our Dilemma. After A Day And A Half Of Waiting For Some Feedback, I Was Finally Informed The Car Was Operating Properly. Apparently, The Hybrid Batteries Reached A High Temperature, Which For “safety Reasons” Disabled The Circuitry That “assists” The Car Via The “hybrid Electric Motor” Which In Turn Leaves The Car Completely Dependent On The Undersized Gasoline Engine. In This Case, Not Near Enough Power To Move Her Car. honda Says It’s Ok To Drive! We Need Help, Please Help Us! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 78655 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JHMFA36248S. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in DALLAS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 06, 2012

The Front Of Hood And Fender Area . Paint Is Chipping Away. It Is Called Crow’s Feet. Lines And Chips Along With Cracks Are Very Visible To The Naked Eye. honda Has A Tsb About It, Since A Lot Of People Have The Same Issue But They Only Claim To Take Responsibility Of The Vehicle That Have Protection Plan. When I Bought The Vehicle They Never Offered Me, Nor Speak Of Protection Plan. So What Can I Do? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 62000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 28, 2011

The Battery Dies Without Warning After The Vehicle Sits For Only A Few Days. Dealership Replaced The Battery With A New Oem Battery. Problem Still Exists. There Are Many Complaints Across Many Forums About This Phenomenon On civics. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 32000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in WARE, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 27, 2013

The Air Bag Light (srs Light) Has Been Coming On And Off For About A Month. The honda Dealer Said It Was A Code 32-10, An Open In The Front Passenger’ Side Airbag Inflator. Need To Replace The Floor Wiring Harness Per Sb 10-001, The Srs Portion Of The Floor Harness Has A Poor Crimp In It. That Is On The Dealer Work Order. The honda Dealer Said The Car Is Out Of Warranty, And The Repair Is About $1300.00. This Is Not A Wear Item, Wiring Harness Should Not Fail And Cause A Safety Issue, Inoperative Air Bag. Thank You For Reviewing. I Believe honda Has A Ongoing Problem That Needs Addressing. Also, I’ve Requested The Faulty Wiring Harness. If You Would Like To See It, Please Contact Me. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 121301 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFG12958H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in SMRYNA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 18, 2013

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