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2008 Honda Civic Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGSRecall Date: 10/13/2008
  • Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING 128 MY 2008-2009 CIVIC SEDANS. A BRACKET THAT COVERS THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTOR IS SECURED WITH A BOLT AND NUT, BUT DURING ASSEMBLY THE NUT WAS NOT INSTALLED.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 128
  • Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE BRACKET MAY BECOME LOOSE WHICH COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTOR. A DAMAGED CONNECTOR COULD LEAD TO A FUEL LEAK AND INCREASES THE RISK OF A FIRE.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NUMBER ON THE FUEL FEED HOSE BRACKET. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 14, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
  • Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 08V535000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability
Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

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Warranty

Honda provides a basic warranty for the first three years or 36,000 miles for all Civics, and a powertrain warranty for five years or 60,000 miles and corrosion protection for the first five years, regardless of mileage.

  • "It's expected that the new Civics will retain the reliability and quality that predecessors had. For years, the Civic has been rated one of the top small cars in initial quality by buyers in an annual J.D. Power and Associates study." -- Road & Travel Magazine
  • "Long considered the standard by which all other compacts are measured, the Civic continues to lure buyers with its...unrivaled reliability and repair history and class-leading resale values." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The Civic also holds its value better than many other small cars and has a reputation for above-average reliability." -- Edmunds
  • "What no competitor matches is the particular fusion of reliability, engineering, style, and value Honda brings to this market segment." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Honda, history shows, builds first-rate vehicles. And every time it redesigns something, it manages to make it even better. Honda does so by sweating the details." -- MarketWatch
  • "It also gets kudos for excellent reliability."-- Consumer Reports

Warranty information last updated: 2/17/09

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