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Honda Civic Front Compliance Bushings May Crack

 
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

Average Mileage: 113,265 mi (45,000 mi - 188,000 mi)

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Front compliance bushings may crack and break. Damaged bushing should be replaced before damaged is done to suspension components.

  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Right side bushing was completely destroyed causing a clunking noise over uneven roads, and left side was cracking. Replaced the lower control arms myself. Easy fix using basic tools and total cost was around $130.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    Diagnosis around 80,000 miles. They were replaced by the dealership.

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  • Visitor, , 141,713 mi

    Front compliance bushings have been cracking and now need to be replaced

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  • Visitor, , 97,000 mi

    Bushings are cracked in the front. I was told that it was pretty typical wear and tear for this mileage. Requires bushings to be repaired for around $700.

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  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    Compliance bushings tearing, not yet repaired as I've done this twice already.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    my left side bushing also broke, front end made a lot clicking sound in sharp turns. Replace with new.

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  •  Rookie

    CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS ARE CRACKED AND ALSO ENGINE MOUNTS IM JUST SPRAYING THEM WITH WD40 AND THEY LOOK BETTER AGAIN

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  • JChanLA, , 128,648 mi
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    Same issue, was told by the Honda dealership mechanic that the bushings need to be replaced. He pointed it out to me and I looked and that was the case. Quoted $385 to replace both sides at Norm Reeves Honda at Cerritos.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    dealer found problem during recall

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Cracked Front Compliance Bushing on Passenger Side. Informed that this was a manufacturer defect:
    that Honda used bushings that were too small to handle all that front-end stress. Was shown separation
    (by using screw driver) between the parts which were supposed to be held snug by the bushing. Complete
    service record: showed that inspections of suspension during servicing at Honda, FAILED to detect this.
    Paid $347 for replacement of front bushings on BOTH sides and 4-wheel alignment. Did NOT shop around...
    because this is a potentially dangerous safety issue. As the bushings progressively wear and tear,
    there is often no warning until steering malfunction/failure... such as when hitting a pothole at high speed or in trying to avoid a crash on the freeway. Glad it was detected. Glad that I got the repair
    done without having to drive further on a failing bushing.

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