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Honda Civic Bad Engine Mounts May Cause Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle

Honda Civic Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engines Affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.7L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 90,061 mi (7,200 mi - 257,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    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 I read numerous reports of this problem.

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    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, 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.

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  • Visitor, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 161,000 mi

    when releasing clutch engine shakes

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  • Visitor, , 81,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    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.

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  • bkoch, , 50,000 mi

    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

    1. None
    2. (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

    CALLLLLLLLL****** Honda Americas- 1-800-999-1004 and make complaints known!

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  • Visitor,

    second time to replace engine should have recalled.

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  • Visitor, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 137,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    A lot of vibration noise inside the car from the front engine mount. The engine is also leaking oil in two places.

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