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2006 Civic Engine block crack KNOWN DEFECT

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Driving 2006 Civic and experienced sudden engine shutdown...absolutely no warning or check engine light, and temp gauge showed normal...at moment of shut down, two lights flashed--oil pressure and fluid warning...drifted off road despite unable to steer or use brakes. Had car towed to dealer. While waiting for tow truck, checked fluids and the coolant was empty. I trying to turn car on, temp showed hot...after stopping.
Honda had issued an extended warranty on block, the crack is a known dfect in this generation...and will replace engine, but NOT head, dipstick etc....all collateral damage attributed to our driving in an overheated condition...which DID NOT HAPPEN. $2,000 to replace collateral damages...90,000 miles (extended warranty to 100,000 miles purchased, but expired after 8 years). original owner. Wondering how many accidents have occured due to engine failure but it was not diagnosed due to collision after the failure? Never one moment of mechanical problems...always serviced by Honda dealer--last service two weeks prior and no hint of a problem (oil change, fluid checks). Looking for anecdotal and specific experience. Car Complaints.com has 150+ examples of this problem...
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Did you call the American Honda number, or are you just going through your dealer?
(Assuming you are in the U.S.)
http://automobiles.honda.com/informa...relations.aspx
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Re: 2006 Civic Engine block crack KNOWN DEFECT

Also, just saying, there are 7 million 8th gen honda civics in the u.s. alone.
150 complaints is very, very low.

It's a known issue, and it's been covered here in the forum before...
https://www.civicforums.com/forums/1...-cracking.html

Again, I'd contact Honda corporate, they will be much more helpful than talking directly to the dealer.

EDIT: I also cannot imagine a scenario where an engine failure would cause an accident that could not be tracked afterwards...
If an engine drops your pretty much are just coasting, unless you are on the highway it's a rather "safe" failure to have. Even on the highway, I'd imagine the damage would be focused purely on the rear from the idiot who was following you too close anyways.

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and will replace engine, but NOT head, dipstick etc..


$2,000 to replace
Gee.

At my dealership we have had no problems replacing whatever is needed to restore the vehicle to a normal operating and reliable condition, all covered by the warranty extension on the engine block.

That includes the cylinder head if it is warped badly enough need replaced, the melted dipstick, melted ignition coils, we have even replaced a couple of radiators that were damaged during the overheat events. All covered by the warranty extension, customers did not have to pay a dime out of pocket.
Additionally, the warranty may pay for a rental car while we do the work.

A factory rep might need to give authorization in order to get all this covered by the warranty.


Contact Hondas customer assistance.

despite unable to steer or use brakes.
You are ALWAYS able to steer and use the brakes.
It just requires more physical effort on your part after the engine quits running because the power assist disappears.
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