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Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle Due to Damaged Engine Mounts on Honda Civic

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 93,253 (7,200–257,000)
Engines affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.7L 4 Cylinder
25 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
390 people reported this problem
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Same as others have reported here. Started making the rumbling noise and vibrations when initially putting the car into reverse. Now it is happening even when in drive. There should be a recall for this from Honda as many have reported this in multiple sites online.
at idle my car has strong vibrations and when i turn on the ac or put it in gear it gets worse im assuming its the motor mounts any advice would help dont wanna spend the money then to find out that it didnt fix it help
Within the last month since the weather has become cooler, when I place my 2008 Civic in reverse, it sounds and feels like the engine is sitting in the front seat. Terrible vibration - especially in reverse and neutral, but when placed in drive, it goes away. Had a mechanic friend tell me my passenger side motor mount needed replacing. After having him replace it, I still have the same problem...so, what's a girl to do? I hear the Honda dealership charges a small fortune to repair this issue. It may be time for a new car, but unfortunately, I won't be buying a Honda anymore. Was hoping a recall would be issued since I'm seeing this happen to so many others. On a side note, I'm having to replace my drivers side sun visor for the 3rd time in 5 years and now the passenger side visor is completely broken too. I am the only person who is continually in my car and uses the visors and hate that now I have to replace the passenger side too! Is it the heat of the summer that may be the culprit or contributing to something in those visors to melt? Summer is when I always have to replace a broken visor. Honda recalled them at one point but the first time my drivers side visor broke was after the 100,000 mile warranty ended in 2011.
Own a Honda Civic LX. Went to dealership regarding terrible paint fading, broken visor (which had been replaced once already for being defective). They said they will repaint car at no cost to me and they replaced visor again. I was also told the cars heavy vibration is due to a broken engine mount and given a quote of $477 to repair. They stated engine mount breakage is normal wear and tear issue...now I read numerous reports of this problem.
Recently I have been having the same issue everybody else has on here regarding the vibration in cooler temperatures. I thank everyone for posting as this helped my research tremendously to determine my issue. I am out of warranty but am told by my local mechanic that my right engine mount is cracked. I was surprised to see so many people having this issue not sure why honda has not recalled this issue. This will cost me about $300 to fix as it would probably be way more through the honda dealership.
Vibration felt in cabin. Replaced mounts with after market parts, problem solved for awhile, now its back. OEM from Honda very expensive. Culprit is passenger side mount below the torque mount.
2007 Honda Civic Coupe
5 year 60,000 mile warranty (expired)

List of Issues
1. Faded Paint
2. Broken Visor (x2)
3. Fuel Injectors- $650
4. Motor Mounts- $800

Remedies
1. None
2. Visorsettlement.com (receipt from repair made and proof of payment for drivers side. Order new visor from dealership for passenger side, have installed and give old one for warranties matters.) Expires 7/31/2014
3. No Campaign or Warranties/No documented issues
4. No Campaign or Warranties/No documented issues
5. Motor Block Campaign/Extended Warranty. Expires 7/31/2014

Case# N012013-07-3000628


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CAR VIBRATES IN COOLER TEMPS WHEN STARTED AND REVERSE GOES AWAY ONCE CAR WARMS UP OR BEEN DRIVING FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. I WAS TOLD I NEEDED A TUNE UP AND HONDA SAID NO ITS THE ENGINE MOUNTS SO IF THEY KNOW THE PROBLEM OVER THE PHONE IT MUST BE AN ISSUE AND SHOULD BE A RECALL. I HAVE TAKEN GREAT CARE OF THIS CAR AND WHEN I BOUGHT IT WAS TOLD IT WILL LAST FOREVER. I BEG TO DIFFER BECAUSE IF IT NEEDS NEW ENGINE MOUNTS AT 60000 MILES THERE MUST BE AN ISSUE.
when releasing clutch engine shakes
second time to replace engine mounts.honda should have recalled.
A lot of vibration noise inside the car from the front engine mount. The engine is also leaking oil in two places.
In the mornings my car rumbles loudly when put in reverse. Then on the highway when I slow down it rumbles and vibrates very loudly. It just started when the cold weather started to come and more apparent in the morning and late evenings. Very bummed if it is going to cost $600 + around the holidays or any time. Honda do the right thing and recall to fix this problem!
We had a mechanic do some work on our 2002 Honda Civic LX 4 door automatic transmission that included replacing the driver's side engine mount (motor mount). Afterward the car vibration was terrible. We tried the advice from some Honda forums that said that you had to loosen all the engine mounts and the retighten them in a certain sequence - did not work and made no difference. The bottom line is that the mechanic used an after market engine mount. The after market mounts range from $40 to $80, while the OEM mount was $180 including shipping. So I get the reason for using the after market part. However, after putting up with it for over a year, I bit the bullet and bought the OEM mount. Installed it and the vibration problem totally disappeared. Runs like new. If you have vibration problems related to any of the engine mounts - DO NOT USE AFTERMARKET PARTS! Suck it up and pay for the OEM mounts. The original part is 50820-S5A-A08 RUBBER ASSY., ENGINE SIDE MOUNTING (YAMASHITA).
still didn't get it fixed. but has been diagnosed by a certified mechanic.
Vibration noise early in the morning and sun visit is bad... disappointed Honda has not recalled this!!!
This is the second time I have replaced the motor mounts on 2006 honda civic. With only 130000 miles
Bought this car new at Darrell Waltrip Honda in Franklin, TN in February 2007. My daughter lives in Paducah, KY and just got her car back from the auto repair shop after having the passenger side motor mount replaced for the 3rd time in 2 and 1/2 years. This is ridiculous !! Honda surely knows by now this is a design flaw and has made no effort to address this problem.
The local Honda dealership was replacing the airbags and did a "free" fluid check. During the fluid check they found one motor mount was broken. They wanted to charge $225 to replace the mount. I know dealerships like to up-sell during repair work, and even so far as to promote/encourage techs to find things. We've had other issues with this dealership, so the Civic will be visiting another trusted mechanic for an assessment.
Engine mount broken
My car would vibrate and rattle very loud when I would put it in reverse, Power Honda in Valencia told me it was my SIDE MOTORMOUNT, they quoted me $523.00 dollars to replace it. I went to a Mechanic who charged me $403.00 with a original Honda motor mount as the replacement part. He told me to save my receipt because there shoybe a recall coming soon, he said he has replaced MANY motor mounts on Civics, including a Civc which only had 49,000 miles at the time of motor mount replacement. I purchased a Honda because I trusted the quality but so far I had a defective strut replaced 3 days after I purchased my car, then I had certain parts of my car painted Twice because of white spotting on my car ( there was a defective paint recall) and now this!! I need an official recall so that I can get my money back!!