Front compliance bushings may crack and break. Damaged bushing should be replaced before damaged is done to suspension components.
Car Problem Reports
Honda Civic Hybrid Front Compliance Bushings May Crack
Honda Civic Hybrid Problem
Average Mileage: 56,875 mi (37,000 mi - 90,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid, 46,000 mi
Honda Service shop suggested and quoted $585 for bushing arm replacement.
Visitor, 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 68,000 mi
Took in for an inspection and was told my front arm bushings need to be replaced $330.00
Visitor, 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 53,000 mi
Brought in for oil change and check brakes.. they said they are cracked and "sway bar" may need replacing they can't tell until they get it apart... $595 !! I have not notice anything driving.
Visitor, 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid, 90,000 mi
Dealer said bushing was metal on metal and should be replaced
Visitor, 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid, 70,000 mi
Also dealer reports that Front-end links broken and bushings worn.