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Front Struts May Leak Oil on Honda Civic

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A fluid leak may develop from one or both front suspension struts. Replacing the struts (usually in pairs) will be necessary to take care of the problem.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 100,725 (10,951–155,500)
5 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005
20 people reported this problem
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front shock leak can i repair it
Left strut leaking. Dealer quoted $219.99 per strut with a lifetime warranty.
The car was only 2 years old when this happened
Have had front strut issues since the day I bought the car. Each time a knocking noise indicated the problem when going over bumps/indentations in the road. Both front replaced under warranty at 3000, then front right under warranty around 30000, then again at 60000. I now have the issue again at 110000 and the dealer and Honda claim there is no known issue and can't explain or warranty these even though they have failed so many times. No more Honda for me
Same issue, was told by the Honda dealership mechanic that one of the front shock absorbers needs to be replaced since it was leaking oil. I looked and that was the case. I was told that it's best replace both side instead of just one. Quoted $740 to replace both shock absorbers at Norm Reeves Honda at Cerritos.