I recently had my front struts replaced under warranty by Honda. Right after the replacement, I lost 4-5 MPG or 1.5L/100km per tank. I have been driving the car for 3 years and have always had consistent fuel efficiency in which I keep track. So the difference is directly related to the replacement. However, I cannot figure out why and brought it back to Honda and they deny that it has anything to do with fuel efficiency. This is driving me crazy as I bought the car originally to have good fuel efficiency.
Any ideas??? Thanks in advance!
Front Strut Replacement Resulting in Poor Fuel Efficiency on 2007 Honda Civic Si
They did do an alignment and the rear alignment actually had toe that was off (and beyond the acceptable range). I advised them of the problem and they said it looks ok, just a tad off and it will not affect the MPG that much. Could it have to do with the uneven ride height (with the front being higher due to new struts?)? Could the toe alignment in the rear being off affect MPG that much???
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