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Old 11-11-2004   #1
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Frustrated!

totally frustrated,
Just had front shocks replaced a month back.. (they were leaking) and now I found out that the front and rear wheel bearings (dont know WTH it is) are broken and need to be replaced. The civic is like 3 yrs old.. 2001 model and has just 55K on it.. i dont understand how can these things crap out so soon.

the car goes to the dealership almost each time and they never point out the issue unless i experience some problem and bring it back to them .. complaing.

luckily this thing came with 5yr waranty (i bought the car used.. last year).. so most probably repairs are gonna be covered!

my front passenger seat rocks/vibrate but i was told that its not covered under warranty anymore. the service guy said the interior is covered till 60K/3yrs.

wonder whats gonna crap out next! didnt know that 01 civics had so many defects.
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its called planned obsolescence. its what car companies do in engineering their cars so that things start breaking down after the warantee runs out. this way you either pay to fix it or get tired of it and buy a new car.
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Sorry to hear that. I haven't experienced that many problems and I recently hit 60k...
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im right around 47k and so far so good, hope it stays that way
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Maybe the previous owner had aftermarket springs on it and took them off before he sold it. That might explain the loose seat from the rough ride and the blown shocks
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There is a service bullitan in Vehicles Issues and Problems forum about the seat rocking issue. It is a sticky so print it out and give it to your service manager and see what he does.
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I haven't a single problem and I am at 43k. I mean I have rattles and ****, but that is my own fault. Engine still run fine, shocks are aftermarket, so I am good...sucks for you though. Just get good aftermarket stuff.
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hmm my seat rocks, but not bad at all. One of these days I'm gonna get that tightened. Or hell, if its under warrenty why not have them do it.
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yea, the honda dealership likes to **** you. I've told them about problems, then like 3 months later they say I have so and so wrong. I get pissed at them cause I told em a lot earlier.
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It sounds like they built your car on Friday right before the plant closed, or you bought a salvage title car.
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My car is pretty quiet, but I helped it out a lot myself. I put new springs and shocks on yesterday and they are stiff as hell, so now I have many many many more rattles, but its very smooth now. And now the stupid clicking and cracking my car was making over every bump and turn is gone. That was my only problem other than a master cylinder, but that was cheap to replace.
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its called planned obsolescence. its what car companies do in engineering their cars so that things start breaking down after the warantee runs out. this way you either pay to fix it or get tired of it and buy a new car.
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its called planned obsolescence. its what car companies do in engineering their cars so that things start breaking down after the warantee runs out. this way you either pay to fix it or get tired of it and buy a new car.
I have a 100K warranty so the dealer made sure my parts won't start breaking down til then.
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except for the honda engine...everything else should be comparable with cars of other make (in same category).

applies for civic yr 2K onwards.
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Hey. In that Vehicle Issues section, under one of the STICKY sections, there is a couple things I'm interested in and one of them is the seat rocking. They links don't seem to work anymore. Where do we get the info?
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There is a service bullitan in Vehicles Issues and Problems forum about the seat rocking issue. It is a sticky so print it out and give it to your service manager and see what he does.
I went to the sticky but no links work, i went to the site and found the issue for the rockin seat problem but what do i print, i also need the one for inacurate fuel gauge?
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I went to the sticky but no links work, i went to the site and found the issue for the rockin seat problem but what do i print, i also need the one for inacurate fuel gauge?
Hey Show us that info too!!!! My fuel gauge is HORRIBLE!!
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Yeah mine shows like a 1/4 tank then its in the red and when i look again its back around 1/4 tank
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Hey Show us that info too!!!! My fuel gauge is HORRIBLE!!
there is a recall on that one for 01 civic.
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What about on the 03?
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^^ call the dealership... they can tell u by the VIN. if u have a recall or not.
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^^ call the dealership... they can tell u by the VIN. if u have a recall or not.
I just called my dealership here in CT and they said there is NO recall on the '03 Civic Fuel Gauge. I'm still pissed because the thing sux! We need to see that info that you guys are talking about.
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I just called my dealership here in CT and they said there is NO recall on the '03 Civic Fuel Gauge. I'm still pissed because the thing sux! We need to see that info that you guys are talking about.
im gonna call mine when i get timeand see what they say if u find any info on this let me know cause the guage really pisses me off when it moves around.
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